Dr. Nathan Vela, DPM

Dr. Nathan Vela, DPM

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Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery  ·  
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39 y/o
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Dr. Nathan Vela, DPM is a podiatric foot & ankle surgery specialist in Tamarac, FL and has been practicing for 6 years. He specializes in podiatric foot & ankle surgery, podiatry, and more.Read his story

Advanced Foot, Ankle and Wound Specialists

7421 N University Dr Ste 304

Tamarac, FL 33321
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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

Plantar Fasciitis
normal
more than 29% of peers
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
normal
more than 19% of peers
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
normal
more than 18% of peers

Dr. Vela'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. Vela's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Vela "Dr. Nathan Vela, DPM is a podiatric foot & ankle surgery specialist in Coral Springs, FL and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from Barry University / School of Graduate Medical Science in 2009 and specializes in podiatric foot & ankle surgery, podiatry, and more."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Vela "My goal to assure that my patients have a clear understanding about their condition. If my patients fully understand and can see what I see, then they will be more involved and proactive in their treatment plan and will improve in the appropriate amount of time. "

4  Specialties

  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Pediatric Podiatry
  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Podiatry

2  Board Certifications

  • Foot Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

25  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Ulcer of Foot

27  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Tendon Repair
  • Wound Care and Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.

Education

  • Austin College-Sherman, Tx
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • Barry University / School of Graduate Medical Science
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • Department Of Veterans Affairs Medical Center-Miami
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • University of North Texas Health Science Center
    Other Education | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vela has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vela's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vela to family and friends
15 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
    (15)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
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Dr. Vela's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr. Vela did Achilles heal lengthening surgery. He was patient in answering my numerous questions giving me the courage to get surgery done. SUCCESSFUL! The staff deserve high 5’s for professionalism and kindness. I highly recommend Dr. Vela.
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I had torn my Achilles last Aug (2017). I was able to see him the next day and have surgery several days later. Dr. Vela has been the most patient doctor, explains everything, and answers my many questions. Although my recovery is lengthy, he has been there all the way. I could not be happier...more
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I had a HORRIBLE office visit with another podiatrist in the area before finding Dr. Vela on HealthGrades.com. Dr. Vela is underrated! He works with great patience, attentiveness, passion and expertise, and it is MOST appreciated! Dr. Vela gave me hope that with proper care and treatment, I could...more
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I had three visits with Dr. Vela for a Plantar Fasciitis problem in my left foot, probably exacerbated by a spinal stenosis/neuropathy problem I've had for several years. I found Dr. Vela to be a proficient and caring individual. After X-ray and sonogram tests, he proscribed a successful...more
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I have been going to a lot of doctors over the last two years and Dr. Nathan Vela is by far my favorite doctor/surgeon. He has a wonderful bed side manner and takes his time with you. He is a great listener and takes the time to explain things to you. I have been going to this doctors office for a...more
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