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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Vela's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Foot Conditions
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vela treats Foot Conditions more than 58% of his peers

Dr. Vela treats this condition more than 58% of his peers

Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vela treats Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture more than 39% of his peers

Dr. Vela treats this condition more than 39% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
Hammer Toe
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vela treats Hammer Toe more than 22% of his peers

Dr. Vela treats this condition more than 22% of his peers

Dr. Vela's conditions and procedures:

Abscess Incision and Drainage
Achilles Tendinitis
Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
Achilles Tenotomy
Ankle Arthroscopy
Ankle Disorders
Ankle Fracture
Ankle Fracture Repair
Ankle Fusion
Ankle Injury
Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Ankle Surgery
Bunion
Bunion Surgery
Bunionette
Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
Flat Foot
Flatfoot Correction
Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
Foot and Ankle Disorders
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
Foot and Ankle Injuries
Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Foot Conditions
Foot Deformities
Foot Fracture
Foot Injuries
Foot Sprain
Foot Surgery
Fracture
Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
Fracture Care
Hammer Toe
Hammer Toe Repair
Heel Pain
Heel Spur
Ingrown Toenail
Ingrown Toenail Surgery
Ingrown Toenail Treatment
Nail Avulsion and Excision
Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
Plantar Fasciitis
Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
Tendon Repair
Ulcer of Foot
Wound Care and Management

About Me

Care Philosophy

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. 

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

  • Foot Surgery
  • Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery

Education

  • 2012
    Department Of Veterans Affairs Medical Center-Miami
    Residency Hospital
    2012
  • 2009
    Barry University / School of Graduate Medical Science
    Medical School
    2009
  • 2001
    Austin College-Sherman, Tx
    Undergraduate School
    2001

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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5.0

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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...Read 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...Read 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...Read More
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Advanced Foot, Ankle and Wound Specialists

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(954) 228-5906
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Preferred Patient Care PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Humana
Choice Care PPO

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