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January 03, 2018 #6,093 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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APMA COMPONENT NEWS
AAPSM Announces New Officers
 
The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM) has annnounced that Magali “Maggie” Fournier, DPM of LaCrosse, WI has been elected President of the AAPSM. Originally from Quebec, Canada, Dr. Fournier moved to the United States to study podiatry at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine where she graduated in 2001. 
 
Dr. "Maggie" Fournier
 
Elected along with Dr. Fournier are:  Vice President – Clint Laird, DPM Secretary-Treasurer – Howard Osterman, DPM and newly elected Director – James Ratcliff, DPMAmol Saxena, DPM serves as Immediate Past President. Rita J. Yates serves as AAPSM Executive Director.
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PODIATRISTS AND FOOTWEAR
FL Podiatrist Provides Shoe-Buying Advice
 
"When buying shoes, there are 3 letters to remember: FSS - Flexible, Soft, and Supportive," says Joe Schoppe, DPM of Schoppe Foot & Ankle in Stuart, Florida. "Patients with bunions, bone spurs, diabetes, and arthritis can help themselves by buying shoes designed to flex with the foot while offering support. A soft, no-seam interior is also important to reduce the chances of rubbing the foot and causing blisters."
 
Dr. Joseph Schoppe
 
"Clear your closet out of shoes that hurt you," says Dr. Schoppe. He continues, "Women come into my office with foot ailments that can be solved by buying shoes anatomically designed to promote good foot health. They complain about their favorite shoes which constantly hurt them, but they love the style. I tell them to throw or give them away; these shoes are only doing harm. It is best to invest in a good pair of shoes that are designed to keep your foot and body healthy."
 
Source: Cision [12/27/17]
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RELEVANT RESEARCH
An Alternative to Opioids? Compound from Marine Snail is a Potent Pain Reliever
 
Scientists at the University of Utah have found a compound that blocks pain by targeting a pathway not associated with opioids. Research in rodents indicates that the benefits continue long after the compound has cleared the body. The findings were reported online in the  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal.
 
In this study, the researchers found that a compound isolated from snail’s venom, Rg1A, acts on a pain pathway distinct from that targeted by opioid drugs. Using rodent models, the scientists showed that a9a10 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR) function as a pain pathway receptor and that RgIA4 is an effective compound to block this receptor. The pathway adds to a small number of non-opioid–based pathways that could be further developed to treat chronic pain.
 
Source: University of Utah Health News via MDLinx [12/31/17]
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FROM PM's CURRENT ISSUE
Several times a week, PM News posts an entire article from a recent issue of our partner, Podiatry Management Magazine. Please note that the views expressed in Podiatry Management Magazine do not necessarily reflect the views of PM News or Barry Block.
 
Today's Featured Article
 
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E-HEALTH NEWS

Essential Provisions to Include in EHR Contracts  -  Part 8

As more healthcare providers are considering potential changes in electronic health records, it's time to take a fresh look at the contracts they are signing. Providers need to insert more protections in their legal documents as they make decisions to change vendors.

8. Ensure support in the Case of a Transition
 
"A contract should ensure that an EHR company will work with a provider on a transition to a new system and cooperate in the conversion," says Corinne Smith who has worked for Seton Healthcare Family and UT Health Center San Antonio with complex healthcare interactions and contracting.
 
Source: Health Data Management
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 1
RE: Medical Symbol Misunderstanding 
From: Rick Harris III, DPM
 
Why do we still see the caduceus linked with medical associations instead of the Rod of Asclepius? The confusion seems to stem from the appearance of the caduceus on the chevrons of Army hospital stewards as early as 1856. A misinterpretation led to the caduceus being adopted by the United States Army Medical Department in 1902. It would gain such popularity that it even briefly served as the symbol for the AMA, but would subsequently be replaced by the Rod of Asclepius. 
 
Many believe the caduceus to be inappropriate as it is associated with the Greek god Hermes, who was patron of commerce as well as thieves, liars, and gamblers. Being as that, it is interesting to see its continued usage. There have been a number of recent articles in the medical literature that have highlighted the inappropriateness of the caduceus as a symbol of medicine and have sought to restore the Rod of Asclepius to its rightful place. For historical context, look no further than the first paragraph of the original Hippocratic Oath, “I swear by Apollo the physician, and Asclepius, and Hygieia and Panacea, and by all the gods and goddesses as my witness, that, according to my ability and judgment, I will keep this Oath and this contract."
 
It will be interesting to see if there is a continued shift by academic and health institutions to the single serpent entwined rod wielded by the Greek god of healing and medicine, Asclepius.
 
Rick Harris III, DPM, Jacksonville, FL
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 2
RE: Regulation for Power over Physicians and Surgeons
From: Michael M. Rosenblatt, DPM,
 
The abuse of physicians is clearly a byproduct of progressive liberal rule of the United States. Ostensibly, it is "couched" in regulation to raise the standard of care and "limit" damage by "incompetent or dangerous physicians." The regulations and their promulgators always say this is for the public good. It has nothing to do with the public good or protection. It is entirely regulation for POWER over doctors and professionals. It creates "boards of review" who are not qualified in most cases and also exposes physicians to "Star Chamber" procedures and accusations with absolutely no civil rights. 
 
Make no mistake: Regulation is for power. It has no intent or purpose otherwise. It also creates boards and employment for non-professional people and expands government into every aspect of our personal and professional lives. Physicians must be careful for whom they vote. Bigger government means lack of rights without improvement in opportunities. Marxism is a byproduct of big government. This country has been on a rolling slope toward cultural and professional Marxism with Democrats in control. 
 
The "members" of these various committees are fools if they believe they are on the "right side." It is only a short step, under accusation of another person who wishes to take away your rights, your profession, and your money....to be ON the other side and become a target yourself. 
 
Michael M. Rosenblatt, DPM, Henderson, NV  
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 3
RE: Best Way to Study for 10-Year Forefoot Boards
From: Patrick (Pat) Caputo, DPM
 
I have recertified for foot surgery two times. If you study for foot surgery, you should do fine. Antibiotics, medicine and surgical principles are the same for foot surgery as they are for reconstructive rearfoot/ankle (RRA) surgery.
 
Patrick (Pat) Caputo, DPM, Holmdel, NJ
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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Outrageous Shoe of the Day

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Source: Irma Bruggerman via Virtual Shoe Museum 

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CLASSIFIED ADS - PART 1 ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA  
 
Very busy practice seeking a full-time, self-motivated and hard-working podiatry associate. Competitive salary offered. Please email CV to: podiatrists@icloud.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – TRACY/MANTECA, CA 
 
Federally Qualified Health Center looking for a dedicated medical and surgical podiatrist to work with our team of Primary Care Physicians. Email CV to marivera@cmcenters.org
 
POSITIONS AVAILABLE - SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY 
 
Looking for podiatrists to see residents in nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities in Southern New Jersey.  Great opportunity for part-time income. Positions available immediately!  Send inquiries to: phasetwopodiatry@gmail.com
 
2018 GRADUATE ASSOCIATE POSITION - LONG ISLAND
 
Country Foot Care, a Long Island based, well-rounded multiple office group practice seeks 2018 third and fourth year graduating residents or fellows to join our state-of-the-art practices in July. Our practices are affiliated with multiple hospital systems, surgical and wound care centers and a residency program. Requirements: Caring, ethical, board qualified/certified candidates with surgical training and leadership qualities who are willing to live/relocate to the Long Island, NY metro area. Compensation includes biweekly salary, a generous bonus schedule, malpractice and health insurance, paid holidays and PTO. We invite all interested doctors to email their CV to DrLeeb@countryfootcare.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - HOUSTON, TX 
 
Established, growing multi office, multi doctor practice seeking PSR-36 board certified/qualified foot and ankle surgeon. Must be personable, outgoing and motivated with excellent clinical and surgical skills. Practice is protocol-based, state-of-the-art equipped with the latest technologies and cutting-edge procedures with an extremely competent staff. Send CV, salary requirements to faajobs@gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - HARTFORD CONNECTICUT 
 
Great Opportunity: A well-established four doctor practice is looking for a personable, well trained individual to join us in July 2018.  You must be comfortable with all phases of podiatric practice and have three years of surgical training. Board Eligible/Certified.  You will assume the patient care of a retiring partner.  Competitive salary and benefits.  Partnership potential.  Forward your resume to “I am your new associate” at jsk506@aol.com or fax 860-721-6395
 
FULL TIME ASSOCIATE – MANHATTAN 
 
Full-time associate wanted for dynamic surgically oriented multi state practice based out of Manhattan and ever expanding. Applicant must be BQ/BE PM&S 36 or equivalently trained and must have active NY and NJ (or able to qualify to obtain) licensure. Applicant must be team oriented, flexible and personable. Will suit someone looking for a long term position with opportunity to grow in the future. Please send inquiries to daria.nichiforova@deloorpodiatry.com
 
POSITIONS AVAILABLE- NEW YORK 
 
Looking for podiatrists to see residents in nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted livings throughout New York.  Great opportunity for full-time or part-time income. Positions available immediately!  inquiries to: phasetwopodiatry@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – BROOKLYN, NY 
 
Excellent, growing podiatry practice is seeking a full time podiatrist to add to our current 2 podiatrists. Excellent compensation for qualified candidates. Please send resume to Metropolitanfootcare@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – CENTRAL NEW JERSEY 
 
Large central NJ orthopedic practice looking for full-time podiatrist with interest in wound care, diabetes, and general footcare. Rearfoot/Ankle training not required. Upcoming 2018 grads and established podiatrists can apply. Must be willing to grow podiatry practice with the ability to maintain and attract patients. Must be willing to live in area as the candidate will actively participate in hospital call and be responsible for inpatient rounds. Please send cv to sdonaruma@midjerseyortho.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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PRACTICE FOR SALE - SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN 
 
Retiring. Low overhead, rehab, nursing home, group home, house-call only practice netting six figures in Northern Wayne/Southern Oakland counties with expansion potential.  Will stay for transition.  Email: advancedpodiatry@hotmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - NEW YORK (BROOME COUNTY, NEAR BINGHAMTON)
 
Well established, 37 year practice. No 3rd party Insurance! Patients pay at time of service. Work 3-4 days/week with average gross $675K/year through 2016. Practice emphasis is biomechanics, using video & in-shoe pressure mapping analysis; & onychomycosis treatment using PinPointe laser. Office and equipment modern & high quality. Ready to retire, so make a reasonable offer.  Reply to: uniquepractice@gmail.com 
 
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