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Dr. Ellen Wenzel

Vancouver, WA
14 years experience female


Ankle and Foot Physicians and Surgeons

Vancouver, WA


601 SE 117th Ave, Ste 240, Vancouver, WA

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Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00am
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(888) 568-4875

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Dr. Wenzel grew up in Arizona and attended Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. This was followed by a three year surgical residency in foot/ankle surgery at Forum Health/WRCS in Youngstown, OH. She made the Pacific Northwest homes as she has extended family throughout region.

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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry 14 years experience
See a physician: It may be the sequela of a bad sprains or it could be osteoarthritis. It could be tendinitis or fracture. There are many causes of ankle pain and unless you had a specific type of cancer that is known to metastasize to bone and bone of the lower extremity, that would be low on a differential. See a specialist of the ankle for x-rays and examination.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry 14 years experience
Yes: You can have tendinitis at the site of any tendon and it is the result of overuse.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry 14 years experience
Need to get source: Simply masking pain after fracture may not be appropriate. It is important to determine why there is still pain. Are you still in acute recovery or is this now a chronic process. See a specialist for this such as a foot and ankle trained podiatrist.

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Jul 3, 2012
Dedicated and knowledgeable; Dr. Wenzel is a leader in the field of foot and ankle surgery.
Excellent and well thought-out advice and recommendations.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wenzel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have had a dislocated big toe for two years without knowing and I'm 11 I have lost the nail of the big toe twice so you really helped thx
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It occurs in the same place.no other wound near it.culture test was mpal.antibiotics didn't work.I have it for 17yrs now.plz help

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Graduated 2007MD




Chief Resident 2009-2010
Chief of Podiatry - PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center


Ankle and Foot Physicians and Surgeons, PLLC
Southwest Washington Medical Center
Legacy Health Salmon Creek
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