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September 20, 2017 #6,018 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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ANNUAL SURVEY NOW ONLINE - WIN VALUABLE PRIZES
Congratulations to Michelle McCarroll, DPM of Allentown, PA, winner of last week's prize of a $100 Macy's Gift Card. We encourage you to participate in this year's important annual survey. Completing this anonymous survey provides us with valuable data, which we will publish in the March 2018 issue of Podiatry Management. It also makes you eligible to win thousands of dollars of valuable prizes. Enter by completing this confidential survey and providing your e-mail address in the comments section on the last page of the survey. The earlier you enter, the more chances you have to win.
 
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This is also your opportunity to vote for the next DPM and non-DPM inductees into the PM Podiatry Hall of Fame.
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OBITUARIES

Jerry D. Brant, DPM, 78

Former PICA President and CEO Jerry D. Brant, DPM has passed away peacefully in Springfield, Illinois after his fight with pancreatic cancer. Dr. Brant attended Western Illinois University and earned his doctor of podiatric medicine degree from the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University in 1962. He was in private practice in Illinois from 1963 to 1997.
 
Dr. Jerry Brant
 
A founding member of PICA, Dr. Brant began serving on the board of directors at its inception in 1981. He assumed the presidency in 1997 on a full-time basis and remained in the role until his retirement in 2012. During his tenure, Dr. Brant led PICA to become the undisputed leader in the podiatric malpractice insurance market. In 2009, Dr. Brant and the board had the vision to foresee the changing healthcare environment and position PICA for future success by becoming part of the ProAssurance family of companies.
 
Dr. Brant was a noted leader in podiatry serving both the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association and the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). He was APMA president from 1984-1985. Dr. Brant also served on the board of the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University. Dr. Brant was an avid duck hunter, loved having a loyal dog by his side, and enjoyed reading. He is survived by his brother, Dr. Thomas Brant of Missouri, children, and grandchildren.
 
Ross E. Taubman, DPM, President and Chief Medical Officer, PICA, A ProAssurance Company
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AT THE COLLEGES
NYSPMA History on View at NYCPM
 
The New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) library has recently assembled a historical exhibit about the New York State Podiatric Medical Association (NYSPMA), which was founded in 1895, and existed as the Podiatry Society of the State of New York until about the early 1980s.
 
(L-R) Dan Kline; Drs. Patricia Nicholas, Andrew Shapiro; and Lisa Lee
 
Viewing the exhibit for the first time were Dan Kline, Executive Director of NYSPMA; Patricia Nicholas, DPM, President, NYSPMA; Andrew Shapiro, DPM, Past President, NYSPMA; Lisa Lee, Dean of Student Services and Enrollment Management, NYCPM. NYSPMA is the largest statewide component of the American Podiatric Medical Association.
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PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
WI Podiatrist Discusses Bromhidrosis
 
Physical activity or day-to-day tasks can keep you on your feet all day. All this movement may be healthful, but one negative byproduct may be foot odor. Excess foot sweat or even certain shoe materials can be the cause. “Some of the main reasons for foot odor are increased perspiration, electrolyte imbalance, shoes made of non-breathable materials, hormonal changes, poor hygiene, and fungal or bacterial infections,” said Dr. Dalia Krakowsky Clausen, a Marshfield Clinic podiatrist.
 
Dr. Dalia Krakowsky Clausen
 
Poor nutrition also can be a factor. Eating unhealthy foods or certain processed foods can create an unsavory odor. Sweating is a normal body function and usually not cause for concern. However, hyperhidrosis, or sweating too much, can be. Feet that sweat in a shoe that is not breathable can create an environment prone to malodor.
 
Source: Daily Tribune [9/17/17]
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IPED NEWS
IPED Elects MA Podiatrist to Its Board
 
The Institute for Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED) recently held its Trustees meeting at which the founding board was reinstated for another term. IPED also elected a new member, Jerry Fleishman, DPM from Massachusetts. Dr. Fleishman’s addition to the Board will be a tremendous addition to IPED’s newest initiative of addressing and preparing podiatrists for the last quarter of their careers. 
 
Dr. Jerry Fleishman
 
“IPED is honored to welcome Dr. Fleishman to its Board. His experience and information will be of great value to all IPED’s members,” said Ruth Ann Donahue, Executive Director. IPED just recently celebrated its second year with over 1,000 members and will be hosting its second meeting in October.
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HEALTHCARE NEWS
Yes, Patients Want to Discuss Pricing, Payment Options Before Treatment
 
More than three-quarters of healthcare consumers say it's important or very important that they know their costs before treatment, and 53% want to discuss financing options before care. But the vast majority of healthcare providers are not satisfying these demands, according to the HealthFirst Financial Patient Survey, a survey conducted by ORC International and commissioned by patient financing company HealthFirst Financial.
 
Only 18% of the 1,011 US adults surveyed across the country said that any of their healthcare providers had spoken to them, at any time, about patient financing options in the past 2 years. Patients are especially interested in affordable payment programs, with 57 percent saying it's important or very important that their healthcare provider offer ways to extend payments over time with no interest charged. Yet, just 8% received zero- or low-interest financing from a healthcare provider.
 
Source: Jeff Lagasse, Healthcare Finance News [9/15/17]
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TIP OF THE DAY
Six Steps to a Successful Practice Open House - Part 3
 
Here are a few lessons that will help you have a successful open house for your practice:
 
3.  Carve out a budget
 
On the day of our open house, we not only wanted to focus on our five year anniversary, but also as an appreciation for all our loyal patients. Each attendee got their own goodie bag that included promotional mugs with our logo, apparel, and inexpensive gadgets to help improve their health. We had giveaways and raffles that include prizes like FitBit watches and gift certificates for future appointments. Everyone appreciates high-quality food, so this is one area that you do not want to go cheap.
 
Source: Michael Woo-Ming, MD, Physicians Practice [9/12/17]
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES)
 
Bob was a dedicated professional and a true gentleman. He will be missed. He served the Indiana Podiatric Medical Association as a Past President. He was awarded IPMA’s most prestigious honor as Podiatrist of the Year in 1992. He was also involved with teaching residents for many years. As a young member, Bob offered me sage advice that made a difference in my career. Bob left the profession better than he found it; he truly paid it forward to the generations of podiatric physicians that followed him. He was an example for us all. 
 
Patrick A. DeHeer, DPM, Franklin, IN 
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 1A
From: Bryan C. Markinson, DPM
 
My friend Dr. Robert Hatcher is absolutely dead on about "working smarter, not harder." There is no question that we should all strive for life balance and more efficiency in our practices. But "working smarter, not harder" is predominantly an empty sentiment....but only us old timers get it. I teach students, residents, and young colleagues on a regular basis. One of my most common points is "the days of 9-5 are long gone." If you want to coach little league and catch every ballet recital, and go to "mommy and me", you may need to settle for a three bedroom house instead of a 5 bedroom house. If you don't get what I am saying, advice on office efficiency and life balance is wasted on you.
 
Bryan C. Markinson, DPM, NY, NY

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 1B
From: Dennis Shavelson, DPM
 
I am a 71 year old practitioner and find myself more and more successful attracting millennial patients by marketing how I practice.
  •  I offer holistic cures, not just tunnel vision Band-Aid care.
  •  I offer care of treatable underpinning pathology (medical, biomechanical and   kinesiological).
  •  I practice Prevention, Performance Enhancement and Quality of Life Upgrading.
  •  I offer more seamless office visits and availability in the cloud.
  •  Rather than state that I treat everything for every foot, I market niche compartments of diagnosis and care (biomedical engineering and ugly toenail cures).
  •  I have hardship and sliding scale fees available.  
Dennis Shavelson, DPM, NY, NY
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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Outrageous Shoes of the Day

Worn by Little Red Riding "Hood" (Note Knives) ?(Photo: Bas Duijs)

Source: Joyce de Gruiter via Virtual Shoe Museum 

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CLASSIFIED ADS - PART 1 ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
INFECTIOUS DISEASE/WOUND CARE FELLOWSHIP – OHIO 
 
Join one of the premiere podiatry programs in the nation. Become a leading expert in our profession. The fellowship has a multi-disciplinary approach to podiatric medicine, surgery, and wound care.  Participate in numerous surgical procedures. Be exposed to the world renowned Harrington Heart and Vascular Surgery Institute at Cleveland Medical Center along with research at Case Western Reserve Medical School.  Become part of a winning team. Change your future.  One position for 24 month fellowship beginning July 1, 2018.  Candidate must currently be completing 3 year podiatric surgical residency. Application requests: deborah.mott@uhhospitals.org.  Deadline: October 20, 2017. CPME 
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – PHILADELPHIA SUBURBS 
 
Seeking an outstanding, highly motivated confident candidate with top-notch personal, clinical and surgical training and skills to join established & highly esteemed diverse expanding practice. Entire spectrum of podiatric practice.  Fantastic opportunity with competitive compensation and great future potential.  Looking for the right person!  Send resume and references to footandankle22@aol.com. 
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTHERN COLORADO AND NORTHERN NEW MEXICO
 
Busy and growing practice in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico area looking for a high-energy doctor seeking full-time employment and can add increased growth to our group. We have several positions and locations in need for new locations. We currently have 9 locations and offer a unique opportunity to treat in under-served areas. Competitive compensation. Ownership opportunity. Buy-in to surgery center and/or physician owned hospital possible. Board eligible/certified necessary. Competent in all areas of conservative and surgical treatment. Our practice is seeking a positive and up-beat addition who is ready to work. Please send CV nlhuge@animasfootandankle.com
 
PODIATRIST FOR HOUSECALLS - NEW JERSEY 
 
Well established and fast growing  Housecall podiatry practice (www.homefootcareservices.com ) is looking for Full-time podiatrist to do house-calls for homebound patients in New Jersey. We are looking for hard working, energetic and compassionate doctor. Salary $100k plus Bonuses and Benefits. Must have NJ podiatry license. Please email resume to lraginsky@gmail.com
 
FULL TIME ASSOCIATE WANTED PATCHOGUE, NEW YORK
 
Looking for highly motivated & personable individual skilled in diabetic wound care and surgery.  Board eligible. Competitive salary and benefits, enhanced life style. Opportunity for early partnership.
Please send CV to newpodiatryassociate@gmail.com.
 
PARTNERSHIP POSITION – OCALA, FLORIDA 
 
OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME! Looking for a surgically trained podiatrist. Start now. Profits divided evenly from day one. NO BUY-IN. Well established practice in Ocala, FL. The office is located 40 ft from the surgery center. Seriously interested podiatrists please send CV to podiatry42984@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - NORTHERN NJ 
 
Established office w/ 5 DPMs. Large referral base from PCPs, vascular, peds and orthopedists. Well-rounded hospital/surgical center based practice. All aspects of foot and ankle care. Many new patients weekly, solid surgical schedule. Modern office w/ EMR. Involved with residency program. Must have strong ethics and highly motivated. Serious associates only leading to partnership. Must have PMSR/RRA or equivalent training. Competitive compensation package. Starting July 2018. Please email CV to Northnjpod1@gmail.com
 
 
 
MOBILE PODIATRISTS NEEDED - LOS ANGELES, CA
 
Full Time Position available for podiatrists to visit home bound patients in the LA area and surrounding areas. Excellent compensation, flexible schedule, dedicated office support staff, cloud based EHR system.  Email CV to: homefootcare@hotmail.com
 
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Whether you have used equipment to sell or are offering an associate position, PM News classified ads are the fastest, most-effective way of reaching over 18,500 subscribers. For details, click here or write to: bblock@prodigy.net or call (718) 897-9700 for details. For commercial or display ads contact David Kagan at davidekagan@gmail.com  or call (215) 808-0770.
CLASSIFIED ADS PART 2 - PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
PRACTICE FOR SALE - AUSTIN TEXAS 
 
40 years in practice EMR and laser for onychomycosis. Digital radiography and ultrasound. Office next to hospital and surgery center. Ownership available in surgery center. Contact Michael Golf, DPM $250,000 price negotiable 5124483668 michaelgolf@sbcglobal.net.
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE ALASKA 
 
Recent graduate or other: tremendous opportunity to live and practice in the Last Frontier. Enjoy an excellent lifestyle and practice podiatry the way you’ve been trained. I am relocating outside of Alaska for personal reasons and am seeking a special individual to take over my practice and patients as I’ve been here for 24 years. Serious inquiries only. May reply to KenaiPeninsulaFootDoc@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - NORTH/CENTRAL INDIANA 
 
Doctor relocating out of state. One location office seeing 50-60 patients per week. Will collect $250K this year with minimal surgery. Good location in medical office building with low overhead may include accounts receivable for right price. Reasonably priced compared to professionally appraised value. Contact doctor at jmsdpm@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE – REDDING, CALIFORNIA 
 
REDUCED PRICE!!! Retiring. Practice comes with ready patient base in area of unlimited potential. Awesome locale with lakes, mountains and rivers in every direction. $200,000 buys building and well established practice. Seller will partially finance and stay as needed during transition. This is a great opportunity!!! reddingpodiatry@sbcglobal.net
 
SPACE AVAILABLE WITH BILLABLE MRI – MANHATTAN AND LONG ISLAND 
 
Offices available to sublet at our turn-key facilities on Long Island and Manhattan. Rental of the office gives you access to our state-of-the-art equipment, including a fully-functioning extremity MRI where ankles and feet can be scanned. Once you run the numbers, you'll see that the added income to you makes this proposal a no-brainer. Call 516-476-1815 or e-mail podo2345@aol.com  for further information. 
 
PM NEWS CLASSIFIED  ADS REACH OVER 18,500 DPMs AND STUDENTS
 
Whether you have used equipment to sell or are offering an associate position, PM News classified ads are the fastest, most-effective way of reaching over 18,500 subscribers. For details, click here or write to: bblock@prodigy.net or call (718) 897-9700 for details. For commercial or display ads contact David Kagan at davidekagan@gmail.com  or call (215) 808-0770.
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