Current Providers

Dr. Douglas Cohen, DPM

Dr. Cohen is Board Certified in Podiatric Medicine, and a Certified Wound Care Specialist Physician. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Connecticut. He received his degree in Podiatric Medicine from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He then went on to complete his residency training at St. Barnabas Hospital / Cornell Medical Center in New York. He settled with his family in Connecticut and practiced there before moving to Sarasota in 2002.

His mission in podiatry is to keep feet healthy and to prevent amputation. He is currently on staff at the Regional Wound Care Center-Bayonet Point, the wound care center at Largo Medical Center, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, and is part of the Florida Limb Saving Institute.

He has embraced empowering the patient through a team approach. He has found that lifestyle education and change is often the best chance for keeping feet healthy and preserving mobility.

Foot pain is not normal and in most cases, you can do something about it.

Bradenton PodiatristWe use the latest technology combined with proven techniques to diagnose and treat foot conditions in children and adults including heel pain, bunions, calluses, corns, hammertoes, warts, arthritis, diabetic and geriatric foot problems and disorders as well as sports injuries, ankle sprains, foot trauma, and many other foot conditions.

Did you know that each of our feet has 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments?

When you think about how complex our feet are, and how much strain they undergo throughout the course of our lives, it’s no wonder the numerous things that can go wrong.The pain you are experiencing may be due to something simple or caused by a combination of issues and, if left undiagnosed and untreated can evolve into a much more serious condition, which in extreme cases result in debilitating or permanent loss of mobility.

If you are experiencing any type of persistent pain in the foot or ankle, do not ignore it, contact our office today to schedule an evaluation and STEP OUT OF THE PAIN!

Here are just a few common problems that can lead to pain and discomfort to your feet and ankles:

  • Bunions
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Calluses and corns
  • Hammertoe
  • Plantar warts
  • Fungal Toenails
  • Foot & Ankle Fractures
  • Fallen arches


Follow these simple tips and you will be making great strides in maintaining foot health.

  • Remember that foot pain is not normal and should never be ignored.
  • Inspect your feet regularly, paying close attention to color changes, foot temperature and changes in the toenails, as well as cracks, cuts, peeling, scaling or any growths.
  • Wash your feet daily, being sure to wash and dry thoroughly between your toes.
  • Toenails should be trimmed straight across…but not too short!
  • Properly fitted shoes are important. Shop for new shoes later in the day when feet are at their largest.
  • Wear moisture-absorbing socks.
  • Do not walk barefoot, as this will increase your chances of injury or infection.
  • Care for your feet by moisturizing them (but not in between the toes).
  • Do not attempt to treat ailments by yourself.


Amy Lauvray Hurlebaus, ARNP

Amy LauvrayAmy Hurlebaus, founder and owner of Bay Area Aesthetics, is a nationally board certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with more than 25 years of experience.

She loves bringing her nursing expertise to both women and men as they embark on a journey to look and feel their very best at every stage of life. Amy’s extensive background combined with her passion for enhancing her patient’s natural features gives her an advantage to tailor medical aesthetic treatments to meet each client’s individual goals. Amy works closely with each of her clients to ensure they have the best possible experience and finds true joy in delivering satisfying results!

Amy Hurlebaus, ARNP is a graduate from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland with a masters in Nursing Science. She received her bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. She has a vast array of nurse practitioner experience including Medical and Cardiothoracic ICU, first assisting in the operating room(suturing, injecting, dissecting), anesthesia and experience in medical spas. Amy is certified and licensed in medical aesthetics as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner.

At Bay Area Aesthetics, Amy offers services such as facials, botox, filler, microneedling, platelet rich plasma injections, dermaplaning, melasma/scar treatments, and custom skin care regimens that will enhance your relationships and boost your confidence.

When it comes to beauty, you want the best.

Call Amy today for your complimentary consultation and begin the journey towards your best self! She can be reached at 941-315-3525 or visit her website at

Kathleen Kucharski NCTMB, LMT, MLD, Skincare Specialist MA35323 FB0720114 MM41879

KateKate graduated from the College of Natural Health in 2000 and holds a variety of certifications in massage and skin care. She has worked in the Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch community for over 20 years.

Her specialties encompass many modalities including massage, manual lymphatic drainage and skincare. Kate’s massage services include Swedish, Neuromuscular, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, and Essential oil treatments.

Kate provides waxing services for both Men & Women.

Kate’s Facial services include a variety of facials, peels, Microdermabrasion, Micro

Needling, Skin Tag Removal and Radiofrequency Facelifts.

Massage and Skincare by Kate

Her Body Treatments include Sea Salt Body Polish, Sugar Scrub, Paraffin Treatment for Hands and Feet, Deep Tissue Laser, Cool Sculpting and Laser Lipo.