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Charlene V Wheeler, ANP

out of 5
146 Ratings
12 Comments

Specialty

Orthopaedics

Locations

Ambulatory Care Center
417 N. 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Department

Orthopaedic Surgery

Education

Nursing School

VCU School of Nursing

Biography

Helping all people ‘return to action’

Charlene Wheeler is a board-certified Advanced Practice Provider (APP) nurse who treats patients with urgent orthopaedic conditions (such as sprains or breaks) or people living with chronic bone, joint or muscular issues. “It can be hard for someone to overcome an obstacle that prevents them from reaching their full potential,” she says, “but it’s our job to help them through the experience so that they never feel lost or hopeless. It is so rewarding to see someone return back to full function.”

Like our experienced orthopaedic nurse practitioners at VCU Health, Wheeler has special experience in splinting and casting, physical therapy, steroid injections and an understanding of oral medication prescriptions and safety. She and her team walk each patient through the treatment process and will manage each individual’s expectations for therapy based on the severity of the condition. She preps patients for the possibility of surgery, if required, and helps them gain a good understanding of what the experience is like. “We are truly a team. We have a great team of surgeons, APPs, nurses and staff who work so well together to support each patient,” Wheeler says. “Even on the hardest days, we jump in to support one another. And as a patient, you’ll feel that support when you’re here.”

Outside of her clinical rounds, the VCU School of Nursing graduate has always been involved with sports and enjoys time with her family…and doing both of those things in her favorite place: the beach. Her advice for those in physical therapy or looking at a long road to recovery? “Keep your body moving – never be still,” she says. “And when you are faced with medical challenges, be your own best advocate.”

Board certification and licensure
Board certification, American Nurses Credentialing Center
Adult Nurse Practitioner, ANCC
Licensure, Virginia Board of Nursing

Professional achievements
Annual Musculoskeletal Lecture, Advance Practice Program, VCU
Preceptor Advance Practice Program, VCU

Locations

Ambulatory Care Center

417 N. 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Ratings & Reviews

146 Ratings
12 Comments

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nice
November 2019
good
October 2019
Charlene was great - she didn't make me feel rushed - and truly willing to help me!
October 2019
Ms. Wheeler was excellent.
August 2019
I signed up for the portal but she even gave me her card at the end of my session and told me I could call if I had any question. I will use the portal to communicate because I know her time is valuable.
July 2019
Care provider competent and courteous, but felt rushed.
June 2019
I'm so grateful to Charlene for her care. I'm doing much better because of her!
February 2019
Very good at what she does.
December 2018
Charlene took my needs into consideration related to work, pain, etc. She made recommendations and wanted follow-up imaging, all things I really appreciated. Her time with me was efficient yet caring, thank you.
November 2018
The best. Great experience.
October 2018
"Outstanding."
July 2018
Charlane called me the next morning after my mri and said to test my back and not put any weight on my leg which was a prompt turnaround
July 2018