Foot and Ankle Clinic – Maplewood Location

“Proudly Serving the Twin Cities Area”

About Our Clinic

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 clinic, where our friendly, experienced podiatrists will help you get back on your feet again.

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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 and Cloquet locations.

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.

Podiatry Services:

Foot Care

  • Diabetic Foot Exams & Foot Care
  • Casting, Fitting, Dispensing of Diabetic Shoes
  • Custom Foot Orthotics
  • Treatment of Foot Deformities (Surgical & Nonsurgical)
  • Arthritis
  • Fracture Care (Surgical and Nonsurgical)
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Heel Pain

Ankle Care

  • Ankle Exams
  • Treatment of Ankle Deformities (Surgical & Nonsurgical)
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Ankle Sprains & Fracture Care
  • Chronic Ankle Instability
  • Tendon Injuries/Pain


Hear what our patients have to say!

“Fast and friendly service, great results”

“I have always had a great relationship with the doctor and staff. Fast and friendly service, grade treatment results and can get in any time I need to. They take care of all my foot and ankle problems I have.” – James, White Bear Lake MN

“Dr. Christopher Phillips has always been very honest”

“Dr. Christopher Phillips has always been very honest with puts going on and very compassionate and welcoming at all times. When an accident happened with my foot to months after surgery when a child stepped on my foot my regular doctor did an x-ray and I brought it to Dr. Phillips’s office and left him a voice mail on his cell phone. As soon as he was out of surgery and was leaving he made it a priority to go to his office and checked the x-ray and call me immediately to let me know the surgical site had shifted and fractured and to put my surgical boot back on to stabilize my foot. He has always been some doctor.” – Robin, Forest Lake MN

 Trust the experts to get you back on your feet.

CALL 651-770-3891