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Michelle Emery, DPM

Practicing at our Bradenton and Sarasota/Lakewood Ranch locations

Meet Dr. Emery

Michelle Emery, DPM, is a highly-trained podiatrist with the team at Cortez Foot & Ankle Specialists and sees patients at their offices in Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida. Dr. Emery graduated summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Bachelor of Science in biology. She then earned her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she was a member of the Sterling Hartford DiPrimio Honorary Society. After obtaining her degree, she returned to New England and completed a three-year podiatric medical and surgical residency at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. While there, she received extensive training in all aspects of forefoot and rearfoot care. Her surgical experience ranges from the correction of bunions and hammertoes to Charcot reconstructions, pediatric flatfoot correction, and trauma. 

Always striving to further her medical knowledge to provide the best and most up-to-date care for her patients, Dr. Emery has attended numerous training and certification courses and is STAR total ankle replacement certified. She enjoys speaking at medical conferences as well as community functions to share information with the public on common foot and ankle disorders and treatments. Throughout her training, she has felt privileged to volunteer at numerous events, including the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Walk and the historic Boston Marathon.

Although a New England native and avid Boston sports fan, Dr. Emery is thrilled to be moving to Florida and be a part of the team at Cortez Foot &Ankle Specialists. Growing up, she frequently visited family on the Gulf Coast and fell in love with the warm weather, beautiful beaches, and plethora of outdoor activities. She has always considered Florida her second home and is eager to become part of the Sarasota and Manatee community. 

In her spare time, Dr. Emery enjoys going to the beach, kayaking, dancing, Pilates, and spending time with her husband and daughter. As an active individual, Dr. Emery understands how much a foot and ankle injury or disorder can affect your day-to-day life, and this is what initially inspired her to pursue a career in podiatry. She looks forward to making each patient her top priority by giving them the time and attention needed for a prompt diagnosis and treatment.

Insurance Information

We accept most Medicare PFFS plans. Although we may not participate with all insurance companies, we can still treat you if you are allowed out of network benefits. Network participation can change at any time, call your insurance provider to check network participation/benefits.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Beech Street
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal
First Health
Galaxy Health Network
Golden Rule
Humana PPO
Integrated Health Plan