Kristen R. Hurst, MD

Pediatric ENT

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Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat of Nacogdoches

2702 N. University Dr
Nacogdoches, Texas 75965

Office: (936) 585-4130
Fax: (936) 585-4134

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
5 out of 5
15 Ratings


  • Fellowship: Pediatric Otolaryngology
    • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Otolaryngology,  Iowa City, Iowa
  • Internship and Residency: Otolaryngology
    • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Otolaryngology,  Iowa City, Iowa
  • Medical Degree: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
    • Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, University of Texas - Austin

Certifications And Honors

  • Fellowship Pediatric Otolaryngology – Dr. Richard Smith at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
  • American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society
  • American Board of Otolaryngic Allergy

About Kristen R. Hurst

Dr. Kristen Hurst is fellowship trained in pediatric otolaryngology and is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Hurst’s ENT practice is unique in that she focuses exclusively on children. Her approach to caring for her patients is one in which she treats them like her own family.  She takes pride in her detailed and honest approach to each patient.

Dr. Hurst’s distinguished education includes residency and fellowship training at the long-standing and multiply-honored University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics Otolaryngology Department, where she was personally mentored by world-renowned otolaryngologists. Dr. Hurst has authored scientific papers, chapters, protocols, and reviewed papers and textbooks as an authority in her field. She was an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine from 2014 until 2017.  She instructed training physicians in evaluation of the pediatric ENT patient, as well as, otolaryngic procedures on children. Winner of numerous teaching and research awards, Dr. Hurst is dedicated to providing her patients with evidence-based medicine and up-to-date exceptional care.

She enjoys cooking for family and friends, reading, and traveling. She and her husband Andrew entertain and are entertained by their children, James and Caroline.

Patient Ratings & Comments

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May 28, 2020
great experience with the covid 19 restrictions. felt safe coming!
May 28, 2020
we love dr hurst! so attentive and knowledgeable and practical
May 18, 2020
Very happy with all the precautions taken because of COVID-19. I was very nervous about the appointment, but they completely put me at ease the second we walked in.
Apr 30, 2020
They are great! Dr. Hurst is very informative and explains everything well. t
Apr 30, 2020
Friendly, thorough
Apr 30, 2020
She is excellent!
Apr 30, 2020
highly efficient
Oct 17, 2019
great service and cute office
Oct 17, 2019
nurses were great
Oct 17, 2019
amazing job explained everything
Oct 17, 2019
great staff
Oct 2, 2019
If there was a 6 - amazing, I would use that rating.
Oct 2, 2019
The staff and *Dr. Hurst are awesome. Very down to earth and friendly, as well as thorough.
Sep 22, 2019
Very easy to talk to and she explained things well.