Michael S. Kerzner, DPM Michael S. Kerzner, DPM

Michael S. Kerzner, DPM

Podiatrist

4.7 out of 5  (256 ratings, 41 reviews)
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919-613-4449 Office number
919-684-8280
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Insurance

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. More information will become available on PlanForDuke.com.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
Profile
ABOUT ME

I would first like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to help you with your foot and ankle problems. I consider myself a dedicated clinician, surgeon, and researcher committed to helping my patients heal, reducing or eliminating pain, improving their quality of life and function, and in some cases, saving limbs and lives. My staff at Duke will always put you, the patient, first. Your safety and well being are of the utmost importance. My staff and I value your trust and believe that working together with our patients provides the best path to healing. If you ever don't understand anything or find it difficult to follow any of our instructions, please "don't do nothing." Let us know, so that we can work together to find a solution. I appreciate your trust and look forward to helping you heal.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
Experience
Orthopaedic foot and ankle team

I am part of an orthopaedic foot and ankle team that offers expert care and treatment for foot pain and injuries and ankle pain and injuries. This includes arthritis, fractures, ankle instability, bunions, claw toes, diabetic foot, hammer toe, heel pain, heel spurs, ligament and tendon injury, plantar fasciitis, rheumatoid foot disorders, and sports-related injuries.

My surgical specialties
  • Foot surgery
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  • Leg and ankle surgery
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  • Toe amputation
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  • Major musculoskeletal surgery
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Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2017 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. 

Surgeries Performed by the Foot and Ankle Team
17,209
Surgeries Performed by the Foot and Ankle Team
17,209
My surgical specialties
  • Foot surgery
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  • Leg and ankle surgery
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  • Toe amputation
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  • Major musculoskeletal surgery
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Procedures I Perform the Most

Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2017 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. 

Training
EDUCATION
DPM, Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (Pennsylvania), 1989
RESIDENCY
Podiatry, Temple University (Pennsylvania), 1991
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Podiatric Medicine, Podiatry
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research centers around helping patients with foot and ankle deformities due to trauma, diabetes, arthritis, and other musculoskeletal conditions. I study the causes and treatments of chronic wounds, skin and bone healing, tendon and ligament injury and repair. I have been the lead investigator on numerous clinical studies examining the use of advanced, biologically active products, for non-healing wounds and severe deformities, that can avoid limb amputation. Through the course of my research, my team has developed several new treatment options, with the hope that these products will lead to healthier, longer lives for my patients.

PUBLICATIONS
View Michael Kerzner's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Overall provider rating
4.7 out of 5 (256 ratings, 41 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • Acell
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Cardinal Health, Inc.
  • Derma Sciences
  • Innocoll
  • Integra Life Services
  • Numoda Corp
  • OrthoSolutions
  • Orthofix, Inc.
  • Osiris Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Smith & Nephew plc
  • Stryker Orthopaedics