Dr. Nicole Freels, DPM

Dr. Nicole Freels, DPM

Podiatry  ·  
Dr. Nicole Freels, DPM is a podiatry specialist in Lexington, KY and has been practicing for 10 years. She graduated from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 2005 and specializes in podiatry and podiatric surgery.Read her story

2700 Old Rosebud Rd Ste 110

Lexington, KY 40509

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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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Dr. Freels' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Freels "Dr. Freels spent many summers doing odd jobs, like sweeping up toenails, rooming patients and assisting in minor surgeries at her grandfather, Dr. Arthur O. Kelly's, podiatry practice. She knew from very early on that she would follow my grandfather's footsteps. Affectionately known by his patients as Doc Kelly, her grandpa was immensely proud of his Irish heritage and would dress in a green suit, complete with top hat every St. Patrick's Day. His Irish formal wear was infamous in small town Portsmouth, Ohio. Doc Kelly had assorted vats and jars of Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Urea, Shea Butter, you name it – in his back office. When a patient presented a need for a topical cream, they would head to the back and painstakingly 'build' a customized salve for that particular patient's needs. She was hooked and fell 'head over heels' in love with podiatry. She loved all the tools and instruments, the flow of working in a medical office and visiting with patients. The fact that someone could come into the office in pain and leave happy was most inspiring to her. She could have the opportunity to be the change in someone's day, multiple times a day for multiple people. She loved the scientific side too, everything from the biomechanics of the body to simple things like the unique smells of the different ingredients and how they reacted with each other once mixed in the custom compound creams. Twenty years down the road, Dr. Freels has a successful practice, over 20 medical team members, is board certified and is the top-rated Podiatrist in Lexington, KY and was able to create the Doc Kelly Apothecary foot care line to honor her grandfather. 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. "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."— Dr. Nicole Freels, FACFAOM"
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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."

2  Specialties

  • Podiatry
  • Podiatric Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Podiatric Medicine

25  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 and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Ulcer of Foot
  • Warts

10  Procedures

  • 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

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0 Sanctions

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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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • James H. Quillen VA/Foot & Leg Healthcare Specialists Chief Resident, 2007 and 2
  • University of Kentucky Deans List, 1996
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Freels is the very BEST !! She is very adept at explaining the medical terminology and procedures in layman's terms so that you have a complete and thorough understanding of your issues and treatment options. She also has a very friendly and pleasant "personality" so that you feel totally...Read More
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Very pleased with every aspect of my visit. Love the online scheduling, I was able to get an appointment for the very next day. Love Dr. Freels, so kind and listened to all my concerns.
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Dr. Freele is outstanding! She is down to earth, pleasant, and excellent listener. Explains things well so that you can understand and not in a hurry, I am not impressed easily, but she is awesome !!!! I have told friends just how great I was treated. Staff was great too and patient.
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Very polite and professional. She is tremendously knowledgeable about all aspects of foot care.
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Dr. Freels works very diligently in finding the source of the issue. She explains the condition in a manner that one can understand. Always has a smile on her face when she greets you. By far the best place to go
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