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Marcel, John Joseph, MD

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.66 out of 5 | 460 reviews
Orthopedic Surgery | Orthopedic Ankle Foot
Novant Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - Cotswold
(704) 365-6730
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Patient Comments 26 reviews
October 31, 2021
I felt like I was rushed by the provider and he didn’t really listen to my concerns. I have done all the treatments suggestions for several months like over 6 months and he kept saying keep doing the same thing I’m doing. I felt like this visit was a total waste of time and money. He offered nothing new to help me with my pain. I left there feeling rather dismissed.
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

October 30, 2021
Extremely impressed with Dr Marcel, his nurse and the Pa and the staff at checkout-
-Patient in INDIAN TRAIL, North Carolina

October 29, 2021
I felt like provider was in hurry to see more patients to bring more income to Novant and himself. Patient care is secondary.
-Patient in MINT HILL, North Carolina

October 27, 2021
This doctor did not listen to my needs. I wanted an evaluation on both of my feet, which he didn't do. I think if I were a rich, entitled white woman maybe he would have been more helpful and attentive. I am taking my medical needs to Atrium, I hope to have better results.
-Patient in Charlotte, North Carolina

October 23, 2021
I really appreciated the time Dr. Marcel took to explain what had happened during my surgery. Since I was asleep. He took his time waiting for my questions as well as answering then where I could understand what took place.
-Patient in INDIAN TRAIL, North Carolina

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Novant Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - Cotswold
(704) 365-6730

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Medical School:
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Georgetown University Hospital 2017
Georgetown University Hospital 2016

Union Memorial Hospital 2018

Board Certifications:
Orthopaedic Surgery

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My subspecialty is foot and ankle reconstruction. I use both open and minimally invasive surgical techniques such as arthroscopy to help athletes and other active people recover from orthopedic injuries and conditions. These conditions include bunions, hammertoes, arthritis of the foot and ankle, ankle sprains, Achilles tendinitis and ruptures, ankle replacement, and the correction of complex lower extremity deformity, among others.

I was drawn to medicine at age 18, when I became an emergency medical technician. I chose a career in orthopedic surgery after my rotation as a third-year medical student at Georgetown University. I realized at that point how enjoyable it is to work with motivated and active patients of all ages who have a goal of returning to or maintaining an active lifestyle.

I take a patient-centered and goal-oriented approach to treating orthopedic conditions. The process begins with a thorough assessment of not only the medical problem, but also the individual's goals and ambitions. Factoring these elements into patient care allows me to develop an individualized approach that helps to relieve pain and let patients pursue their specific athletic goals and hobbies.

Since residency, this approach has also guided my research, which has examined a range of topics, including the safe return to driving after lower extremity orthopedic surgery and minimally invasive surgery of the foot and ankle, among other topics.

I live in Charlotte with my wife and two young daughters. As a family, we enjoy spending time in the outdoors, golfing, grilling and exercising.

Special Interests: Orthopedic Total Joint

Gender: Male
Additional Languages Spoken: Spanish