Meet the Team at West Ten Podiatry Center

Our doctors at West Ten Podiatry Center, Inc., maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in podiatric medicine and surgery.

Our friendly office staff's goal is to make your experience with us a pleasent one. 

Douglas M. Nelson, D.P.M.

Douglas M. Nelson, D.P.M.


  • Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Board Certification

  • Foot and Ankle Surgery, American Board of Podiatric Surgery, 1983 Recertified 2001
  • Podiatric Orthopedics, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine, 1983

Medical School

  • Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, D.P.M. 1976
  • Academic Honors: Pi Delta National Honor Society
  • President, Pi Delta, 1975 - 1976


  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.S., Science
  • Internship / Residency

Woman's General Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio:

  • Podiatric Surgery, General Surgery
  • Bay View Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio:
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery, Cardiology, Internal Medicine
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio:
  • Visiting Fellow in Biomechanical Research
  • Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland Foot Clinic:
  • Podiatric Surgery, Podiatric Medicine, Podoepdiatrics


  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, 1984
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine, 1977


  • Complete rupture of the Achilles Tendon of the Achilles: Two Case Presentations with Six-Year Follow-Up, Journal of Foot Surgery, Volume 28, Number 2, 1989

Professional Memberships

  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association
  • Erie County Podiatric Medical Association
  • President, 1985 - 1986


  • Saint Vincent Health Center, Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Saint Vincent Surgery Center, Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Section Chief, Podiatric Surgery
  • Millcreek Community Hospital, Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Village Surgery Center, Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Hamot Surgery Center, Erie, Pennsylvania


  • Gannon University Physicians Assistant Program
  • Former Lecturer, Peripheral Vascular Examination and Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine:
  • Adjunct Clinical Facility
  • College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, Iowa:
  • Adjunct Clinical Faculty
  • Emergency Medical Corp, Presque Isle Marathon