Dr. Tatiana Wellens-Bruschayt, DPM

Dr. Tatiana Wellens-Bruschayt, DPM

Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery  |  
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Dr. Tatiana Wellens-Bruschayt, DPM is a podiatric foot & ankle surgery doctor who practices in Winter Haven, FL. She has been practicing for 20 years. Read her story

101 6th St NW

Winter Haven, FL 33881

Contact Information

(863) 299-4551

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • 12 More

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Plantar Fasciitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Foot Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers
Foot Fracture
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Wellens-Bruschayt's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Wellens-Bruschayt "Dr. Tatiana Wellens-Bruschayt has been in practice in Polk County, Florida since 1999. She has offices in Winter Haven, Lakeland and Davenport. She is the president of Central Florida Foot and Ankle Center and has been trained in top medical institutions worldwide including South Miami Hospital, Baptist Health Systems Hospital, Ilizarov Institute for External Fixation in Russia, and Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore, Maryland. She completed her Ph.D in biomedical sciences in 2002 and is only one of few podiatrists in the United States to carry a degree of Doctor of podiatric medicine as well as Ph.D. Dr. Wellens is board certified by the American College of Podiatric Surgery and is a Fellow with American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. She has performed over 4000 operations on foot and ankle and has been actively involved in clinical research directly associated with approval of medical devices through Food and Drug Administration. She is currently heading podiatric practice that specializes in medicine and reconstructive surgery of foot and ankle, which is the largest practice in Polk County, Florida. In her free time, Dr. Wellens enjoys water skiing, snow skiing, working out, and spending time with her two sons. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wellens-Bruschayt "Dr. Wellens practices in Winter Haven, Lakeland and Davenport. As Podiatric Surgeons we treat a wide variety of common podiatric maladies, such as structural conditions including bunions, hammertoes, flat feet, heel pain, neuromas, diabetic foot issues and arthritic conditions. We also specialize in treating trauma induced injuries such as ligament tears, ankle sprains, fractures of the foot and ankle and injuries associated with professional and recreational sports.Another area of expertise is treatment of congenital conditions in children."


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

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Pediatric Foot Disease
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Ulcer of Foot


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  • 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
  • Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • 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.


  • University Of Florida
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Barry University School Of Podiatric Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Central Institute Of Trauma and Orthopedics
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • South Miami Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • American College Of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wellens-Bruschayt has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wellens-Bruschayt's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wellens-Bruschayt to family and friends
based on 52 total reviews (22 with comments)
Dr. Wellens-Bruschayt's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (22)
in Lakeland, FL |
I have been under Dr. Wellens care now more than five years. I know because she instrumental in getting my feet in shoe for diabetic.Making my walk much more comfortable.
in Davenport |
I started going to Dr Wellens 3.5 years ago when I first moved to Fl. She and her friendly staff immediately put me at ease. I have severe arthritis in both my feet and Dr. Wellens gave me cortisone shots which help keep me pain free. Dr Wellens is very caring and knowledgeable, she explains every procedure and answers all your questions. I have recommended Dr. Wellens to both family and friends.
in Graham, TX |
Dr Wellens-Bruschayt truly cares about her patients. She is very knowledgeable in this field and I have trust in her abilities and decessions on the WellCare of my treatment. We will always utilize her office and staff for our foot care. The staff is polite and very professional with a smile.
Tampa, FL |
Staff is very professional and happy to assist me, The Dr has been very knowledgeable and I have found that this practice really cares about their patients
in Winter Haven, Fl |
Dr. Wellens became my podiatrist after I moved to the area. As I had been under the care of a trusted podiatrist in Charlotte County, I was apprehensive to have to see a different doctor. Imagine how surprised I was when I was welcomed by a friendly staff at my first appointment. Add to that Dr Wellens' caring professionalism & I feel I put my trust in the right doctor. I'd recommend Dr. Wellens to everyone for their podiatric needs.
in Winter Haven, FL |
From the moment I walked in the staff was friendly and helpful. Dr. Wellens-Bruschayt was thorough and very informative about my situation. I would recomend my friends and family to go there if they are having any foot or ankle issues!
Auburndale, FL |
Awesome staff and atmosphere! Dr wellens will get to the bottom of what ails you, she doesn’t give up. Very easy going with rescheduling if you give them notice and the quality if products and services is outstanding
in Lakeland, FL |
A very caring group of people on the staff and very professional and friendly. Everything is explained in a way that is understanding with all procedures and your options as well.. Dr. Wellens is very caring and takes the time to be sure you know what is going on. and answers your questions by taking the time to explain with words and pictures. We trust her advise in the care of my foot.. Her goal is to help the foot heal without surgery but if it needs surgery we trust her with that too!
in Bowling Green, FL |
I have been a patient of DR Wellens for 15+ years. I’ve recently went for an appointment to her and she was the same compassionate DR I went to 7 years ago. She is an excellent surgeon as she has operated on both of my feet: I trust DR Wellens in whatever decision she decides is best for my health.. I highly recommend her for any of your feet issues.
in Winter Haven, FL |
I first saw Dr Wellens on October 26, 2017. I was impressed from the start. She was able to immediately dx my feet problems and make recommendations, which were Arizona braces for both feet to stabilize the ankles. Her nurse Christine was also very knowledgeable and made me feel at ease. The Pedorthist was in on that day and casted both feet for the braces. Today (November 9) I received the braces. Also received a cortisone shot in each foot. Would recommend Dr Wellens and her staff highly.
in Winter Haven, Fl |
I injured my ankle while on vacation. I was in severe pain. Dr. Wellens got me in next day after I got home. We have been on a steady plan for my recovery. Getting better but not there yet! I Ihave faith that I will be back to normal soon. Thank you Dr. Wellens
in Winter haven |
I enjoy coming to Dr. Wellens office because not only is the staff always smiling, they are super helpful. Dr. Wellens is very thorough and listened to me about my concerns on my foot issue. She explained in detail what was going on, showed me in my xray where the problem was and in my case explained the important use of orthotic inserts with proper shoes. I will be returning again for my followups and highly recommend her!!
in Haines City, FL |
Dr. Wellens-Bruschayt cured my foot pain! She is very caring and extremely focused and dedicated towards making your visits a positive experience. Her staff is the same. They smile all the time and you can tell that they are not just going through the motions. They treated me with kindness and respect. I would recommend Central Florida Foot and Ankle to anyone having foot problems. You'll be glad that you did!
Orlando, FL |
Dr. Wellens-Bruschayt and staff are exceptional. From the start to finish of my surgery, rhere were there with me every step of the way.
in Mulberry, Fl |
I've been a patient of Dr. Wellens since 2004 and my most recent appointment was a week ago. She is an outstanding physician and we are very blessed to have doctor of her caliber in central Florida. She stays current with the latest advances in her field, I recommend her to all my family and friends.
in Lakeland, FL |
Dr. Wellens is one of the kindest doctors I have ever been treated by! She is always using the latest technology and she is up to date on so many things, giving me insight on the latest recommendations! She is always going to conferences trying to learn more about podiatry and things that will help her patients! I have had extensive foot surgeries including an ankle fusion and she has helped me so much! I would recommend her to anyone having any kind of problem with their feet or ankles!
Charged before seeing the doctor, including; specialist copay ( no issue there), an echogram, which didn't appear to be used for diagnosis, ultrasound on both feet, but actually only performed on one foot. After diagnosis, she offered no other option for treatment except surgery, with no explanation of what to expect or why there was no other option. 4 days before surgery, she discharged me from her care.
in Babson Park, FL |
Was most likely to have surgery but with the Doctors treatment will not have to
in Lakeland, FL |
I went to Dr Wellens with an Achilles tendon repair. By the time I could do anything my tendon had torn and my foot was extremely enlarged. We scheduled my surgery and I was off my foot for one week. I was able to walk on my foot after a week in a boot and then in my athletic shoes the next week. Within 3 weeks you could not see the two holes that were made during the surgery. I would highly recommend this surgery to anyone. The staff at the Lakeland office are awesome !!!
in Davenport, FL |
My experience with Dr Wellens has been nothing short of Exceptional. I had terrible heal pain ( Planters Facilitates ) for nearly a year . Dr Wellens on my first visit told me she was going to help me and started a conservative treatment with steroid shots. They did help but it was short lived and I was told that I needed surgery to correct and stop this pain. Dr Wellens had wonderful patient care and follow up. Surgery was completely successful and I no longer have any pain. Thanks !!!!!.
She is absolutely the best when it comes to feet...easy to talk to and she will fix your pain Highly recommended
in Lakeland, FL |
This office is the WORSE I have ever encountered. While I really like seeing Dr. Wellens, the office is an incompetent JOKE! They hit you up for money b4 you see the Dr. They NEVER send statements letting you know how much money they have recd from your insurance co. They just take & take & take. The girls that work at the desk are either stupid or pretend they are. I spoke to their office mgr Fallon who is the biggest idiot on the planet. I will get my orthotics and never return!
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Dr. Wellens-Bruschayt accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice PPO
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    HealthKeepers Plus POS
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Medicare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • POMCO Group
  • Principal Life
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Wellens-Bruschayt has admitting privileges

Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center
40100 Highway 27
Davenport, FL 33837
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Lake Wales Medical Center
410 S 11th St
Lake Wales, FL 33853
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Lakeland Regional Medical Center
1324 Lakeland Hills Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33805
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Winter Haven Hospital
200 Avenue F NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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