Dr. Karl Michel is a board certified foot and ankle surgeon serving Palm Beach County and the surrounding communities.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Florida International University. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he attended Temple University’s prestigious School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, where he received his medical degree. Subsequent to completing his medical education & training, he moved to Michigan where he completed an advanced & extensive surgical residency in Orthopedic trauma and reconstructive procedures of the foot and ankle at St. Johns Providence Hospital’s notable podiatric reconstructive and trauma surgical residency program. Learn more
Claudia is a South Florida native born and raised in Miami. After graduating high school, she pursued her undergraduate studies at FIU where she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Health Services Administration. She later earned her Master's in the same field. She concurrently worked as a procurement manager for the City of Miami Parking Authority while pursuing her nursing degree. As a nurse, she has also worked in the hospital setting on the medical, surgical unit.
She is currently serving as our practice manager and our patients are head over heels for her.
Claudia is a wife and a proud mom of three.
Sonia Hankerson grew up in Hollywood, Florida. She attended the University of Phoenix and earned her BS in Business Management. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University, where she earned a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Public Administration. For the past 20 years, she has been serving providers across South Florida as a negotiator working with health care providers with obtaining contracts and credentialing in various medical settings, communities, and not-for-profit organizations.
We are pleased to have her on our team leading our billing department.
"Dr. Michel is very knowledgeable in his field. I completely put my trust in his ability to fix my foot issue and he really came through. The West Palm Beach staff is excellent. I will recommend Dr. Michel, DPM to anyone that needs a Podiatrist."
"Dr Michel, is the best, most knowledgeable, caring, podiatrist and foot surgeon I know. I'm a nurse, and I work with Dr Michel, when he comes to my facility and take excellent care of our patients. I recommend Dr Michel to anyone."
"Dr. Michel is a loving, caring and compassionate physician. He and his dedicated staff are great and ensure that you feel like you are a part of their family. Highly recommend!"