Maplewood Clinic Info

Phone: 651-770-3891

Fax: 651-748-3117

Dr. Johnson sees patients:

  • Mon – 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Wed – 1pm to 4:30pm
  • Thurs – 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Fri (3rd Fri of the Month) – 8:30am to 4pm

Dr. Nelson sees patients:

  • Tue – 9am to 5pm
  • Wed – 9am to 5pm
  • Fri – 1pm to 4pm
  • Sat – 8:30am to Noon

Dr. Valentine sees patients-

  • Tue (1st Tue of the month) – 8:30am to 4:30pm

NOTE: White Bear Foot & Ankle Clinic recently acquired Maplewood Podiatry and will continue seeing patients under new ownership.

Maplewood Podiatry was founded in 1956 by Dr. Duane Nelson. Originally located in Hillcrest, Dr. Delano Dunn joined the practice in 1962 and the practice moved to Maplewood in 1974. Dr. Ross Nelson joined the practice and began working with his father in 1992. The clinic moved to its current location in 2015, and merged with White Bear Foot & Ankle Clinic in 2018.

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Dr. Nelson who is a podiatrist at White Bear Foot and Ankle Clinic

Ross Nelson, DPM


  • Medical School: Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Degree: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
  • Residency: Deaconess Hospital System, St. Louis, MO


  • Board Certified, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Hospital Appointments:

  • United Hospital
  • St. John’s Hospital
  • Maplewood Surgery Center
  • Woodwinds Hospital
  • Lakeview Hospital


  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Minnesota Podiatric Medical Association

Melanie Johnson, DPM

Dr. Melanie Johnson is originally from Youngstown, Ohio. She attended John Carroll University in Univeristy Heights, Ohio where she majored in Biology and English.  After receiving her bachelor’s degree, Dr. Johnson attended the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (now known as Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine) earning her doctor of podiatric medicine degree (DPM) in 2010. Dr. Johnson completed her three year podiatric surgical residency at Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Additionally, Dr. Johnson completed another year of training post-residency focusing on Infectious Disease and wound care. In early 2016, Dr. Johnson moved to Minnesota to be closer to family. In her free time, she enjoys reading, photography and spending time with her husband, daughter and dog Sadie.

Podiatrist at White Bear Foot and Ankle Clinic

Corey Valentine, DPM

Corey Valentine, DPM, is a practicing Podiatrist (Foot Specialist) who  graduated from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 2010 and has been in practice for 5 years. He completed a residency at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Dr. Valentine sees patients in our Maplewood location.

Dr. Valentine’s professional interests include Bunionectomies, Hammer Toe correction, soft tissue mass removals, Topaz and Tenex, Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomies, fracture care, and nail avulsion and excision. Outside of work, Dr. Valentine enjoys playing the guitar, cooking and spending time with his family.

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About White Bear Foot & Ankle

The podiatric physicians and staff of White Bear Foot and Ankle Clinic are dedicated to using the latest research and most advanced technology to deliver exceptional podiatric care to people throughout the Twin Cities area. It’s our goal to get you back on your feet quickly and easily. Our services include diagnostic examinations, relief for foot and ankle pain, fitting for orthodics, physical therapy referrals, and podiatric surgery. Visit our Maplewood podiatry, where our friendly, experienced podiatrists will help you get back on your feet again.

We’re the experts to treat your foot pain.

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