Dr. Vern Christensen, DPM

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Dr. Vern Christensen, DPM
Dr. Vern M. Christensen was born in Southern California and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He furthered his education by receiving a Masters of Public Administration degree with an emphasis in Business Government Relations in Healthcare from the Marriott School of Management at BYU. Dr. Christensen then obtained his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine degree from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, Florida. As a medical student, he was elected President of the Florida Podiatric Medical Student Association and received numerous leadership awards for his service. Dr. Christensen graduated with honors and completed his podiatric surgical residency with Florida Hospital in Orlando, Florida. Board Certified in both Podiatric Surgery and Wound Care, Dr. Christensen specializes in all aspects of medical and surgical treatment of the foot. His areas of interest are sports medicine, limb preservation, reconstructive surgery and the diabetic foot. Dr. Christensen is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, American Society of Podiatric Surgeons, American Professional Wound Care Association and American Academy of Wound Management. He is also a member of and involved with the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Mississippi Podiatric Medical Association. In 2014, Dr. Christensen was elected President of the Mississippi Podiatric Medical Association and met with Governor Phil Bryant to discuss diabetes in Mississippi and the role podiatrists have in treating diabetic patients. Dr. Christensen has practiced in the Amory area since 1998, and he enjoys volunteering and contributing to the local community. Married with three children, Dr. Christensen's personal life is filled with family, church and sporting activities.

1107 Earl Frye Blvd Ste 1

Amory, MS 38821

Contact Information

(662) 257-2357

Dr. Vern Christensen, DPM

Dr. Vern Christensen, DPM

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Qualchoice
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Foot Conditions
very high
more than 97% of peers
Hammer Toe
very high
more than 91% of peers
Plantar Fasciitis
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Christensen "Dr. Christensen and the podiatry professionals at Foot Specialists of Mississippi are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We believe that a doctor and patient become a team for treating an individual's feet.

We want our patients to be informed about podiatric problems and treatments because informed patients make better decisions about their health and well being."


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  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Podiatric Foot Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Christensen does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bunion
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot


  • Ankle Replacement
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Mississippi.

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.


  • Brigham Young University-Bachelor Of Science
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Brigham Young University-Masters Of Public Administration
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Barry University / School Of Graduate Medical Science
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Florida Hospital East Orlando
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Christensen has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Christensen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Christensen to family and friends
based on 7 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Christensen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Shannon, MS |
Great doctor-wish all my doctors were as caring as Dr. Christensen
Amory, MS |
Dr. Christensen is very friendly and professional. You can tell that he genuinely cares about his patients and their health.
in Smithville, MS |
Dr. Christensen has always provided me excellent healthcare service. He is very attentive to his patients' needs and you can tell that he is genuinely concerned about helping you by fixing your medical condition. Friendliest and most knowledgeable doctor I have ever seen, I would recommend him to anyone.
Thanks for your review, Richard!
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Dr. Christensen accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Dental Blue 100/200/300
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Qualchoice
    Qualchoice PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Christensen has admitting privileges

Gilmore Memorial Hospital
1105 Earl Frye Blvd
Amory, MS 38821
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OCH Regional Medical Center
400 Hospital Rd
Starkville, MS 39759
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