All professionals at First Choice Podiatry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

Meet Our Staff

  • Laura Michetti

    Dr. Laura Michetti was born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs of Pennsylvania. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Gwynedd Mercy College in Gwynedd Valley, PA. Dr. Michetti continued her education and graduated with a Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

    After earning her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine degree, Dr. Michetti completed her extensive residency training in foot and ankle medicine and rearfoot reconstructive surgery at The Department of Veterans Affairs and Sinai Rubin Institute/International Center for Limb Lengthening in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Michetti believes in treating the whole body, not just the foot and ankle. She believes one of the most important aspects of any doctor-patient relationship is listening and communication. She strives to take the time to get to know her patients and wants all patients to feel comfortable and understand their treatment plans.

    Dr. Michetti is a professional member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Maryland Podiatric Medical Association. She is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.

    In her free time, Dr. Michetti enjoys gardening, baking, cooking, spending time with her family, playing with her dog, and traveling. Dr. Michetti lives in Crownsville and looks forward to serving new patients in the surrounding community. 

  • Courtney S. Palmer

    Dr. Palmer has lived and practiced podiatry in Annapolis, MD since 1981. When not practicing, he enjoys boating and water sports. He is a member of both the Maryland Podiatric Medical Association and the American Podiatric Medical Association.

    Dr. Palmer has a keen interest in diagnosing and treating biomechanical issues of the lower extremity. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and educating his patients using advanced diagnostic tools.

  • Kiersten Smith
    Administrative Assistant/Medical Assistant

    Kiersten is a Maryland native, born and raised in Calvert County. Kiersten is an integral member of our team. In her free time she enjoys reading, spending time with her husband, taking her dog to the park, exploring new wineries, and traveling.

  • Kimberly Reyes
    Front Desk Receptionist

    A Maryland native, Kimberly was born and raised in Annapolis. In her free time, she likes to read, take walks with her daughter, and try new recipes. 

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