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
29 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

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to provider related questions on our independently administered Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
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Comments are gathered from our Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Jul 29, 2021
The whole staff is great
Jul 29, 2021
Wendi was great
Jul 29, 2021
Dr. Hurst and Gena were awesome as usual
Jul 9, 2021
Very quick service, which is great with a little one.
Jul 9, 2021
We had a wonderful experience! Friendly staff and very informative.
Apr 26, 2021
most definitely
Apr 26, 2021
It's our first time and I love they explained everything one step at a time they are very friendly love the team work good motivation I just love it I will most definitely recommend anyone here to this clinic to get checked am more than Satisfied thank you ladies
Mar 27, 2021
loved the nurses very sweet
Feb 28, 2021
the staff is very helpful and polite
Feb 25, 2021
appreciate them accommodating every need and questions I had! always polite and took care of us right away
Feb 25, 2021
great staff!
Feb 25, 2021
doctor found heart murmur on my daughter and right away told us who we needed to see and assured us we were in good hands!
Feb 25, 2021
loved the nurses as well!
Feb 25, 2021
great experience!
Feb 25, 2021
appointment got canceled due to weather, and they knew how badly we needed to be seen. as soon as their office reopened that got me in that day! hands down best service, love doctor too!!!
Feb 11, 2021
Dr. Hurst is so relatable and takes the time to make sure you understand conditions, procedures and risks/benefits of different treatment options.
Jan 23, 2021
absolutely had a great experience!
Dec 12, 2020
I would recommend this practice and physician to everyone
Dec 12, 2020
I have already recommended them. very professional.
Dec 12, 2020
She was compassionate and detailed. She was genuinely concerned and wanted to help.
Dec 12, 2020
Was called back about the time I sat down to wait.
Dec 12, 2020
The staff here is amazing. the office is clean. The physician is extremely knowledgeable, caring and kind.