Cutting Edge Foot and Ankle Clinic offers the highest quality podiatric care in a comfortable, convenient, and compassionate setting. Our team of licensed professionals specializes in addressing global podiatric concerns in infants, children, teens, and adults. We take pride in diagnosing and treating a variety of foot problems, as well as educating our patients on preventative techniques.
Driven by the positive impact that she has on her patients, Dr. Yerusalem Lanier is healing the world one step at a time by relieving pain, improving function, treating infections, and preventing life-threatening complications in the field of Podiatry. After all, if our bodies are temples, they must stand on solid foundations. Dr. Lanier has devoted her life’s work to ensure the health and wellness of the foot and ankle and has grown into a leader in her field, operating four locations.
What initially inspired her to pursue this profession (and what keeps her interested in it), could be summarized essentially by this one sentiment: Dr. Lanier’s love for people. It was her love for her parents who have had many complications with their feet, from ailments such as gout and diabetes, that sparked her willingness and passion for helping others.
The “joyful interactions” with her patients, her dedicated team, as well as others she comes in contact with throughout her day is held in high regard by the doctor as “a source of great satisfaction.” Dr. Yerusalem Lanier genuinely loves people, a hallmark of a great and skilled healer.
Dr. Lanier completed undergraduate studies in Nashville at Fisk University. She graduated from Kent State Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, then progressed to residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at St. Vincent Hospital outside Boston in Worcester, MA. After completing this specialty training, she moved back to Nashville and opened Cutting Edge Foot and Ankle Clinic. Dr. Lanier is excited to be adding an additional location in the near future, for a grand total of five locations from which to serve those in need of care. “Our patients often make long drives to get to us, which is why we’re excited our multiple locations are making it less of a chore for more and more in the Nashville area. Our Brentwood expansion makes it so much easier for our patients from the south side to get in to see us!”
Regarding who should actually be a patient, or rather, what qualifies one to have the need for a podiatrist, the doctor says “Not everyone needs to see a podiatrist. But if you are noticing any foot problems, we love to catch things early.” She goes on to offer her expertise: “Anyone with diabetes should get regular care to prevent major, potentially life and limb-threatening complications. If you have foot pain for any reason, we can tell you what the problem is and we can often fix it.”
Dr. Yerusalem Lanier continues to amaze us as one of the frontrunners of podiatric medicine, and we celebrate alongside her as she was recently honored as Nashville’s “Three Best Rated” in the field of Podiatry. There is no doubt that she is on the cutting edge of her field and we can’t wait to see what’s next!
By: Daryl K. Jones
Dr. David Farnen is originally from Southern California but has been a Nashville native for several years. Dr. Farnen completed his B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine, and obtained his doctorate degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science / Chicago Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. He then completed his surgical residency training at Eastern Virginia Medical School together with the Sentara Hospital healthcare system. Dr. Farnen has a strong enthusiasm and commitment to research. During his medical training, he was awarded an NIH grant to conduct research in the field of diabetes and peripheral neuropathy on effects on the foot and ankle.
Dr. Farnen is a board qualified foot and ankle surgeon by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, board-certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine with a subspecialty in limb salvage, wound care, and hyperbaric oxygen therapies. He specializes in all aspects, both surgical and non-surgical foot and ankle care. He has a passion for dermatological pathologies, diabetic foot care, wound care, and cutting-edge technologies (no pun intended) in foot and ankle care. Dr. Farnen is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
In his spare time, Dr. Farnen truly enjoys spending time with his wife Natalie, a Family Nurse Practitioner student, and their sassy 3-year-old daughter and another girl on the way! When he is not seeing patients, he can be found around town with his family at local restaurants and supporting local businesses or imitating the Beauty and the Beast dance with his daughter across his kitchen floor. Should you or your family need immediate foot and ankle care, Dr. Farnen is available for same-day and urgent appointments. Call and make an appointment today.
Morgan Hubble is a ANCC board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She was born and raised in Pendleton, Indiana and is brand new to the Nashville area. She attended the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, IN where she received her Bachelor’s degree of Science in Nursing and then went on to obtain her Masters of Science in Nursing with a concentration as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Morgan’s first position as a Nurse Practitioner was with a traveling Podiatry group where she worked in various assisted or independent living communities and long-term care facilities across the state of Indiana. This position is where she grew to recognize the vital role that feet play in our day-to-day lives. She also identified the exponential need of foot care services in these settings. Morgan believes everyone deserves high quality foot care and she strives to give just that. Her passion is caring, serving and helping her patients with various foot ailments to provide relief and comfort. She specializes in routine foot care including nail trimming, callous and corn removals, fungal treatments, ingrown nails, Diabetic foot examinations, and so much more. She is known for her exceptional patient interactions and the personal relationships she builds with each patient. She prays that she can leave a positive impact with every patient encounter.
In her spare time, you can find her somewhere outside with her significant other, Blaize, who is currently in Pharmacy school at Lipscomb University and her cavapoo dog, Ollie. They enjoy venturing out on the lake, new walking trails, dog parks, coffee shops, and local breweries. She also enjoys vacationing and traveling to new places throughout the world on her time off. She is currently taking new patients in the nursing home and facility settings around the Nashville metropolitan area.
Samantha Melillo is an NCCPA board certified Physician Assistant. She was born in Toledo, OH, and moved to Wichita, KS, after elementary school where she attended high school and college. She completed her undergraduate degree at Friends University with a B.S. in Chemistry and Health Sciences, where she also competed as a member of the Track and Field / Cross Country teams.
She obtained her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University (formerly Our Lady of the Lake College) in Baton Rouge, LA. She performed clinical rotations in 11 different clinical specialties. Upon graduation, she spent a year working in Family Medicine in Dallas, TX, until making the decision to move to Nashville, TN, and subspecialize in podiatry.
Samantha has always had an interest and appreciation for the study of the foot and various pathologies that occur. She is passionate about working with patients of all ages and will be providing podiatric care for individuals in the clinic, as well as assisted/independent living communities and long-term care facilities throughout Nashville and the state of Tennessee.
In her spare time, Samantha enjoys running, hiking, reading, drinking coffee, playing music, and spending time with friends. She is excited to explore Nashville and to serve the people of Tennessee one foot at a time!