Dr. Somers has been in private practice for over thirty years. He is recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He has received additional certification in laser surgery and endoscopic surgery of the heel.
He was the first podiatrist in the greater Tennessee area to utilize a laser in performing foot surgery and has performed several thousand laser procedures over the past 30 years. These procedures are performed in the office as well as in a hospital setting on an out-patient basis.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has appointed him for a third consecutive three-year term on the Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners.
Dr. Somers is Chief of the Departments of Podiatry at Centennial Surgery Center. He is on staff at Baptist Hospital, St. Thomas Hospital, Centennial Medical Center, Three Rivers Hospital and
Nashville Surgery Center. Dr. Somers is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Tennessee Podiatric Medical Association and a member of the board of the Healing Arts for the state of Tennessee. He is past President of the Nashville Podiatric Medical Association.