Dr. Kurt Relation, DPM

Dr. Kurt Relation, DPM

Podiatric Surgery  ·  
Dr. Kurt Relation, DPM is a podiatric surgery specialist in Valatie, NY and has been practicing for 3 years. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine and Science in 2012 and specializes in podiatric surgery and podiatric foot & ankle surgery.Read his story

6 Maple Ln S

Valatie, NY 12184

Contact Information

(518) 758-1331

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Relation performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Foot Conditions
more than 84% of peers
Foot Sprain
more than 80% of peers
Plantar Fasciitis
more than 64% of peers

Dr. Relation's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Relation's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Relation "Dr. Relation is local to the Capital District and has been a part of this community since he was a child. Initially studying criminal justice, he decided he wanted to do more to care for his community. After working at St. Peter's Hospital as a care associate while in college, he decided that a career in medicine would provide the best opportunity for him to help others. Dr. Relation graduated with honors from Hudson Valley Community College in 2004. He earned his Bachelor's Degree from the University at Albany where he graduated Cum Laude in 2006. He then studied podiatric medicine at Dr. William M Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, IL. Graduating in 2012, he went on to complete a 3 year Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Certification, at Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital in Binghamton, NY. He served as Chief Resident during his final year, and had the opportunity to train under the tutelage of Dr. Guido LaPorta. During his residency, Dr. Relation completed a two month Orthopedic and Podiatric Rotation at the International Center for Limb Lengthening at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Relation is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the New York State Podiatric Medical Association, an Associate of the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine, and an Associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is Board Certified with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Relation "Dr. Relation treats his patient's like they are his own family.  He takes the time to listen to their complaints and find the best treatment for their specific conditions.  He will always pursue conservative therapy initially, however if these approaches are unsuccessful, surgery may be indicated. Surgery is commonly performed on an outpatient basis."

2  Specialties

  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Podiatric Medicine

23  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bunion
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Diabetic Foot Conditions
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot

19  Procedures

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bunionette Correction
  • Custom Made Foot Orthotic
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Joint Fusion
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Pediatric Foot and Ankle Care
  • Revision Surgery
  • Toe Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement and Revision
  • Wound Care and Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University At Albany
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2006
  • Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine and Science
    Medical School | Graduated 2012
  • Our Lady Of Lourdes Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Relation has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Relation's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Relation to family and friends
1 review (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (1)

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Dr. Relation's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Considerate, professional, knowledgeable doctor. Excellent bedside manner. Took time to listen, evaluate and provided a non surgical option for me. I am very pleased that I was referred to him.
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