DMC welcomes foot, ankle podiatric surgeons


ELKINS — Davis Medical Center welcomes Dr. Hannah J. Hughes, DPM and Dr. Michael Hurst, DPM to further the best-in-class podiatry care that DMC offers to residents.

The husband and wife team are both graduates of Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, Ill., and both completed their medical residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Pittsburgh, Pa.

Doctors Hughes and Hurst are podiatric surgeons who will provide nonsurgical and surgical treatments alongside long-time DMC podiatrists Dr. Ashton Curtis, DPM and Dr. Hal Zorger, DPM.

“We are thrilled to have this young couple join the medical practice and relocate to Elkins,” said Dr. Curtis. “Their training at Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine and residency in surgical podiatry gives them a great scope of experience in foot and ankle procedures needed to serve the community.”

Hughes grew up in Olean, N.Y., near the New York and Pennsylvania border. She said the rural setting and change of seasons of Elkins reminds her of Western New York. “I’m thrilled to join the community,” she said.

Dr. Hurst is originally from Temecula, Calif. and he began making his way to the East Coast after high school. “I played college football in Nebraska, went to podiatry school in Chicago, and headed to Pittsburgh for my residency. The scenery and the mountains here are just beautiful. It felt natural for Hannah and me to come to Elkins and Davis Medical Center,” Dr. Hurst said.

Both surgeons are well trained in treating conditions of the foot and ankle, including trauma, limb salvage, diabetic foot care, as well as primary podiatric care and surgery. Additional treatments include Reconstructive surgery, Diabetic foot wound and infections, bunions, great toe arthritis, ankle replacement, gas gangrene, osteomyelitis and necrotic toes.

“Being able to help people with their problems, whether small or large, is so rewarding,” said Dr. Hughes. “I like giving patients a better quality of life and helping them get back on their feet”

Dr. Hughes and Hurst have completed advanced training in Master Techniques in Circular and Delta External Frames, Plastic Surgery Techniques, Tendon Fixation and Arthroscopy. They are both Board Qualified in Forefoot and Rearfoot Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. They are members of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons.

The couple will reside in Elkins and when they are not practicing podiatry, they enjoy spending time together, traveling and attending sporting events.

Appointments with Dr. Hughes and Dr. Hurst can be made by calling the Davis Medical Center Podiatry Center at (304) 637-9302.

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