Dr. Nicole Freels, DPM

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Dr. Nicole Freels, DPM
Although Dr. Nicole Freels has extensive training in both forefoot (bunions, hammertoes, neuromas) elective surgical procedures and rearfoot reconstruction, she has a special interest in exhausting all conservative treatments before considering surgical corrections. Because many lower extremity problems stem from underlying biomechanical issues, Dr. Freels specializes in treating these issues through detailed biomechanical and gait analysis (when indicated) during your visit in hopes to prevent surgery. How Is She Different? She takes into account your personal needs, lifestyle, age, occupation and limitations when she designs a comprehensive treatment plan for you. Dr. Freels has a particular fondness for her patients that have to stand on hard or concrete surfaces all day at work, such as at Toyota, Keeneland, Amazon, Schneider Electric, Tiffany's, Baptist Health, University of Kentucky Hospital, Saint Joseph Hospital, UPS, USPS and FEDex team members. She loves to work with them because she gets to see such a change in their quality of life, both at work and at home. They often come in frustrated and debilitated; to the point that the normal work routine has become difficult or taxing for them, let alone being able to enjoy their time outside of work with their families. In fact, because of Dr. Freels extensive work and dedication to the Toyota team at the Georgetown plant, she has become the 'go-to' Podiatrist for their foot health needs. "It's satisfying to see patients that really follow the treatment plan and then reap the rewards when they make progress. They're so happy to feel normal again at work and in their daily activities. For example, say I have a nurse come in for chronic heel pain and over the course of treatment, she becomes noticeably happier and more vibrant on her follow up visits because she's healing. Now she's going to pay it forward and be more effective at HER position healing others because she's not being held back by the pain anymore. I love that! Let's face it. When your feet hurt, everything suffers."— Nicole Freels

2700 Old Rosebud Rd Ste 110

Lexington, KY 40509

Contact Information

(859) 264-1141

Dr. Nicole Freels, DPM

Dr. Nicole Freels, DPM

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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas


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more than 68% of peers
Foot Conditions
more than 66% of peers
Hammer Toe
more than 59% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Freels "Our mission is to provide you with the most advanced and caring podiatric treatment in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We promise dignity, respect and the highest level of hospitality to you, our extended Lexington Podiatry family."


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  • Podiatry
  • Podiatric Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Freels does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Ulcer of Foot
  • Warts


  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Wound Care and Management

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Kentucky
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Ohio College Of Podiatric Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center Foot & Leg Healthcare Pm
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Ohio College Of Podiatric Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Freels' Reviews

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Dr. Freels' Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Lexington, KY |
great Dr very good at handling your feet problems
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Hospitals where Dr. Freels has admitting privileges

Saint Joseph East
150 N Eagle Creek Dr
Lexington, KY 40509
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Saint Joseph Hospital
1 Saint Joseph Dr
Lexington, KY 40504
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