Walter Chad Hembree, MD| Foot And Ankle Orthopedic Surgery | MedStar Health

Walter Chad Hembree, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (387 reviews)

Specialities: Foot And Ankle Orthopedic Surgery

Languages: English

410-554-2959

About me

Walter C. Hembree, MD, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship trained in foot and ankle surgery. He sees patients in Pikesville, Frederick, at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, at MedStar Harbor Hospital, and at MedStar Franklin Square Hospital.

Dr. Hembree’s treatment philosophy is to assist patients in making informed, evidence-based decisions about their care, and to only use surgery as a last resort option. His clinical interests include total ankle replacement; foot and ankle sports injuries, trauma, and arthritis; flatfoot deformity; and forefoot and bunion surgery. He is excited to be a part of the research-driven academic foot and ankle program at Union Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Hembree is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Joint Replacement
  • Ankle Tendon Tear
  • Bunion
  • Diabetic Limb Salvage
  • Nerve Surgery Of The Ankle
  • Peroneal Tendon Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Of The Foot
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormalities Of The Feet
  • Abnormalities Of The Tarsal Bones
  • Accessory Navicular
  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Achilles Tendon Tear
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendonosis
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Ankle Dislocation
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Impingement
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Nerve Compression
  • Ankle Pain
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Strain
  • Ankle Tendon Tear
  • Anterior Tibialis Tendon Tear
  • Avascular Necrosis Of Navicular
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Ankle
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Foot
  • Base Of Fifth Metatarsal Fracture
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis Of The Ankle
  • Bursitis Of The Foot
  • Bursitis, Subcutaneous Tendo Achilles
  • Cavus Foot
  • Charcot Foot
  • Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain
  • Chronic Tendinosis Of The Ankle
  • Chronic Tendinosis Of The Foot
  • Clawfoot
  • Clawtoe
  • Clubfoot
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Congenital Deformity Of Ankle
  • Congenital Deformity Of Foot
  • Deformity Of Forefoot
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Foot
  • Fibula Fracture
  • Foot And Ankle Compartment Syndrome
  • Foot Drop
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injury
  • Foot Mass
  • Foot Osteoarthritis
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Tendon Tear
  • Freiberg's Disease
  • Haglund Deformity
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Insertional Achilles Tendinitis
  • Joint Pain In Ankle And Foot
  • Jones Fracture
  • Lisfranc Tear
  • Mallet Toe
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Foot
  • Morton Neuroma
  • Nonunion Fracture Of The Foot
  • Open Dislocation Of Ankle
  • Osteochondral Lesions
  • Osteochondral Lesions Of The Foot And Ankle
  • Osteochondral Lesions Of The Talus
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans Of The Ankle
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans Of The Talus
  • Osteoid Osteoma
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Osteonecrosis Of The Foot
  • Overuse Injury
  • Overuse Injury Of The Ankle
  • Peroneal Tendon Tear
  • Persistent Pain After Orthopedic Surgery
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Tear
  • Pronation
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Sports Related Foot Injury
  • Stress Fractures
  • Subtalar Dislocation
  • Syndesmosis Sprain
  • Tarsal Coalition
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon Injury
  • Tibial Tendonitis
  • Toe Bone Spur
  • Toe Dislocation
  • Toe Fracture
  • Turf Toe
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Procedures I perform

  • Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Amputation Of The Toe Surgery
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Joint Preservation
  • Ankle Joint Replacement
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arthroscopy Of Ankle
  • Arthroscopy Of Foot
  • Arthroscopy Of Subtalar
  • Cartiva Procedure
  • Correction Of Bunion
  • Deformity Correction Of Foot & Ankle
  • Diabetic Limb Salvage
  • Exertional Compartment Release
  • Flat Foot Surgery
  • Foot Ganglion Cyst Removal
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fusion Arthrodesis
  • Fusion Of Joint
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Revision
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Of The Ankle
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Of The Foot
  • Nerve Surgery Of The Ankle
  • Non Surgical Fracture Care
  • Peroneal Tendon Surgery
  • Repair Claw Toe
  • Shin Splint Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Of The Foot
  • Tendon Repair Surgery
  • Transmetatarsal Amputation (TMA) Surgery
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Practice locations

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3333 North Calvert Street
Johnston Professional Bldg Ste 400
Baltimore, MD, 21218

410-554-6645

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2900 South Hanover Street
Baltimore, MD, 21225

410-554-6530

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163 Thomas Johnson Drive
Suite E
Frederick, MD, 21702

410-751-8800

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1838 Greene Tree Road
Suite 245
Pikesville, MD, 21208

410-751-8800

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

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Education

Residency Program: Duke University Medical Center (2011)

Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine (2006)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.7
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.7
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.6
  • Provider showed respect

    4.7
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.7
  • Sep 13, 2022

    I travel an extended distance to get the most efficient, thorough, intelligent, informative, experienced, and all around concern and care for my well-being.

  • Jul 19, 2022

    As stated things were rushed with very little explanation of what was going on. I did not have time to generate questions and potential details about the injury and what is typically done to fix it we're not explored.

  • Jul 7, 2022

    He did a very good job of listening and evaluating my situation.