Dr. Michelle Hurless,
Dr. Hurless comes from a small town in northwest Ohio, where she was raised on a horse ranch. She grew up with 3 older brothers and spent her childhood outdoors with them. She was constantly putting casts and bandages on her toys growing up, so becoming a podiatrist was a perfect fit for a her. Patients find it easy to relate to Dr. Hurless’ down to earth personality and warm smile.
Dr. Hurless recently finished her residency training outside of Dallas, Texas and was thrilled to join Lexington Podiatry, which allowed her to move closer to her big family.
During her residency training, Dr. Hurless was trained to perform just about any foot and ankle surgical procedure, ranging from bunion and hammertoe correction, to foot and ankle trauma. She firmly believes in exhausting conservative care treatment options, but if surgery is warranted she can provide you with the care you need. She has extensive training in both conservative and surgical treatment of pediatric, adolescent and adult flatfoot deformity. In fact, this is one of her favorite things to treat!
Dr. Hurless believes that every patient is unique and her attention to detail helps to create a customized and well-rounded plan of care to alleviate your pain. She has a caring and giving spirit and gets a great deal of joy when she is able to help patients get back to the things they love to do.
Get to Know the Doctor
Dr. Hurless has a passion for mission work. As a child, she idolized Mother Teresa, which is what sparked her love for helping the less fortunate. This was a driving force in Dr. Hurless becoming a physician. She traveled to Nicaragua in podiatry school and to Mexico during residency to provide care to those who are unable to obtain foot and ankle care otherwise. It is her ultimate dream to open up a free clinic for an underserved population.
She has recently been named as an Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Hurless is also board certified by the American College of Podiatric Medicine.
If you are a patient of hers, you can expect a warm welcome, questions about your life, maybe a few jokes and a doctor who truly wants to get to the root of your problem. Labeled as a “nerd” growing up, she is genuinely interested in finding the underlying cause of your issue, rather than placing a band aid on the problem. She is frequently ordering labs, outside tests and referrals to get to the bottom of the patient’s pain. She enjoys getting to know her patients on a personal level, which she believes helps to better their care.
She has a love for all furry things, enjoys woodworking and home projects in her free time, is a wannabe Yogi and enjoys outings with her Labrador, Gryff. She and her husband love to travel the world together and especially enjoy experiencing different cuisines!
Dr. Hurless and her husband welcomed their first child in the summer of 2020 and have had the most fun embracing parenthood. Their son, JT, is the jolliest little guy and you can bet you will see a photo or two of him during your office visit.
State of Kentucky Licensure (2020)
DPM: Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine Independence, Ohio OH (2020)
PMSR/RRA: Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with the added credential in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery
Board Certified by the American College of Podiatric Medicine (2020)
Residency: Hunt Regional Medical Center, Greenville, TX: July 2017 – June 2020
Professional: Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Independence, Ohio Date of Graduation: May 2017
Undergraduate: University of Cincinnati Degree: Bachelor of Science in Exercise Sciences Date of Graduation: May 2010
After graduating from podiatry school at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Hurless completed a rigorous and diverse foot and ankle surgical residency at the Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville, TX