A Stronger Focus On The Individual
“I believe in combining the best of traditional methods with the most effective holistic approaches to prevent and to improve each patient’s overall health.”
Dr. Myers Hurt
Dr. Myers Hurt began his medical career as an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and split his professional time there between patient care and medical student education. A graduate of the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Dr. Hurt speaks fluent Spanish and enjoys both caring for patients and teaching students in two languages.
Following his time in Galveston, Dr. Hurt worked as a locum tenens physician in a rural dairy farming community in New Zealand. The only doctor for an hour in any direction, he was responsible for all outpatient care, the local 20-bed nursing home, and rural emergency response. (He was also responsible for selling tickets at the local movie theater twice a month, while his wife ran the concession stand.)
After returning to the United States, Dr. Hurt worked in a direct primary care clinic that was membership-based for a year, followed by a short time in a holistic cardiology practice. He is currently in private practice in Paris, Texas.
Dr. Hurt is board-certified by both the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. He is well-versed in motivational interviewing, passionate about nutrition and diet, and enjoys combining elements of various health beliefs into holistic patient care with a specific focus on cardiometabolic disease.
In his free time, Dr. Hurt enjoys writing and has produced articles for the Houston Medical Journal, Explore: The Journal of Integrated Medicine, the Galveston Daily News, the Paris Daily News, Student Doctor Network, and the Nicholson Clinic.
He is passionate about medical student education and Family Medicine advocacy. As such, he authored a best-selling book on residency interviews, has a podcast discussing residency interview techniques, and runs a small consulting group for medical students applying to residency. His previous speaking engagements have included the Texas Academy of Family Physicians and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- Texas Academy of Family Physicians
- Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
- Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine
Awards and Achievements
- Chief Resident, Department of Family Medicine, 2013
- Nicholson Family Award for Excellence in Integrative Medicine, 2013
- Outstanding Achievement in Behavioral Medicine and Family-Oriented Primary Care, 2013
- Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, 2013
- Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2012
- Eagle Scout, 1996
Family Medicine Residency – University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Fifth Pathway – New York Medial College, Valhalla, NY
Medico Cirujano – Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering – Boston University, Boston, MA