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 (574 reviews)

Specialties: 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.

In 2023, he was named a Top Doctor by Baltimore magazine.

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

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1838 Greene Tree Road
Suite 245
Pikesville, MD, 21208

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163 Thomas Johnson Drive
Suite E
Frederick, MD, 21702

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2900 South Hanover Street
Baltimore, MD, 21225

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Insurance

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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • United Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Prime
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Residency Program: Duke University Medical Center (2011)

Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine (2006)

Awards

  • Top Doctor by Baltimore magazine - 2023

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.7
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.7
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.7
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.7
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.7
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.7
  • Dec 8, 2023

    Greatly

  • Nov 20, 2023

    Dr. Hembree is very personable and patient. He is honest and upfront. I like this. I don't like to be in the dark.

  • Nov 20, 2023

    Dr. Hembree was great all around