Dr. Mark Wallen, DPM

Dr. Mark Wallen, DPM

Podiatry  ·  
Dr. Mark Wallen, DPM is a podiatry specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 1982 and specializes in podiatry, sports medicine, and more.

1260 15th St Ste 1014

Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Elderplan
  • Health Net
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Plantar Fasciitis
more than 82% of peers
Hammer Toe
more than 63% of peers
Nail Avulsion and Excision
more than 14% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wallen "At the Santa Monica Podiatry Group, we have NO hype, NO claims of being the best, NO false guarantees of curing your fungus, NO egos to deal with in your care, NO promises that cannot be kept, NO misleading ads or therapies that are unproven. Just truthful, honest, effective, competent care. Because we use science and experience to earn your trust. I am committed to patient education as well as taking a conservative, gentle approach to making treatment recommendations."

4  Specialties

  • Podiatry
  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Wallen does not have any board certifications listed.

48  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Back Pain
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette
  • Bursitis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sever's Disease
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Ulcer of Foot
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22  Procedures

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Wound Care and Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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 of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • Externship at Lindell Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Lindell Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Rotating Mini Fellowship, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • VA Medical Center, Shriners Hospital, St. Louis Missouri
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Mark Wallen, DPM
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Dr. Wallen is an extremely caring and knowledgeable Podiatrist. I was especially impressed with the group's use and understanding of Cold Laser Therapy, with the newest equipment available. It is too early to tell if the Laser will work for me, but it has helped many others.
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I had a upsetting,and horrific experience with Dr. Wallen. I went in to simply get my toenails, clipped, and without any prior notice to me, and without numbing my toes, first, he cut into the two corners of my big toe, which bled. I had yelled, ouch, as he made a first cut, and he disregarded me,...Read More
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