What is a Podiatrist?

A Podiatrist, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), is the only health care professional whose total training focuses on the foot, ankle and related body systems. After obtaining an undergraduate degree, the podiatric doctor spends four years in a college of podiatric medicine to obtain a doctorate degree. Many podiatrists further their education by participating in a post-graduate residency program at an approved hospital or university. Following their doctorate degree, each podiatrist must pass national and state examinations in order to be licensed by the state in which he or she will practice. The podiatric physician cares for people of all ages. Common disorders of feet include bunions, heel pain/spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns, calluses, sprains, fractures, infections, and injuries. If your podiatric surgeon is certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, he or she has successfully completed a credentialing and examination process and has demonstrated knowledge of podiatric surgery. This includes the diagnosis of general medical problems and surgical management of foot diseases, deformities, and trauma of the foot, ankle and related structures.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Nicole Cupp-Kerbs, D.P.M.dr-kerbs


  • Bartlesville High School – 2000
  • Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS
    Bachelor’s Degree – 2004
  • Barry University: School of Podiatric Medicine
    Doctor of Podiatric Medicine – 2010
  • Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH
    Residency – 2011
  • Surgical Hospital of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, OK
    Residency – 2013

Organizations & Affiliations

  • Oklahoma Podiatric Medical Association, Member
  • American Podiatric Medical Association, Member
  • American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, Member
  • American Association of Women Podiatrists, Member