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January 31, 2018 #6,113 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
KY Podiatrist Discusses Prevention of Achilles Tendinitis
 
"Achilles tendinitis is an overuse injury of the Achilles tendon. This often occurs in runners or other sports enthusiasts who engage in repetitive motion of the legs. It can happen from the sudden shifts in movement in those who play sports like tennis, or it can happen when a runner suddenly increases the intensity or duration of training. It usually begins with a tenderness in the calf or above the heel after exercise. It can become more painful with intense exertion (like hill running), and you might wake up with a stiffness in the back of the leg that improves with movement," says Nicole Freels, DPM.
 
Dr. Nicole Freels
 
"It is important to note that Achilles tendinitis is preventable. While we may not be able to control the wear and tear on our bodies as we age (any long-term runner can attest to having at least one issue in their running careers!) or having flat feet, there are other choices that can prevent this condition. First, ease into your training plan. If you want to increase your mileage or intensity, do so slowly. Make sure to warm up properly before hitting it hard. Also, vary your terrain. If you are doing lots of hills, it may be a good idea to throw some flat runs in for variety. Lastly, stretch carefully before and after each run," says Dr. Freels.  
 
Source: Kentucky Forward [1/23/18]
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INTERNATIONAL PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY
Irish Podiatrist Part of Record-Breaking Trans-Atlantic Rowers
 
A team, dubbed the “Relentless Rowers,” had hoped to break the world mark by completing the voyages from the Canary Island of La Gomera to the Caribbean island of Antigua in under 35 days. And this they did with a couple of days to spare while also claiming solely for themselves the Irish record for a transatlantic row.
 
(L-R) Seán Underwood, Pat O’Connor, Eoin O’Farrell, and Thomas Browne
 
The team, comprising of junior doctors Seán Underwood and Patrick O’Connor, Cork-based podiatrist Eoin O’Farrell, and young Dublin entrepreneur Thomas Browne, were the first all-Irish four-man crew to complete the challenge. The Relentless Rowers have now raised close to 24,000 euros for Cork University Hospital and Pieta House.
 
Source: Ray O’Hanlon, Irish Echo [1/29/18]
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PODIATRIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES IN THE NEWS
MA Podiatrist Helps Develop Ergonomically-Designed Men's Shoes
 
Nurse Mates, a trusted leader in healthcare professional footwear, accessories, and apparel has announced the expansion of its ALIGN™ orthotic collection, releasing its debut lifestyle footwear collection for men. Nurse Mates first released ALIGN™ technology in Spring 2016, offering a lifestyle collection of women’s footwear equipped with an ergonomically-designed built-in orthotic. Dr. Dorothy Kurtz Phelan, a board certified podiatrist and expert in foot health, played an integral role in the initial development of ALIGN™ technology. 
 
Dr. Dorothy Kurtz Phelan
 
“Throughout my years of practice, I’ve observed a huge void in the men’s orthotic footwear market. While they have the same issues with fatigue, pain, and mis-alignment that women do, men’s footwear often lacks comfort and stability. There is a clear necessity for a men’s product with corrective technology and support,” said Dr. Kurtz Phelan.
 
Source: Cision [1/29/18]
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E-HEALTH NEWS
Allscripts Data Breach Reminds Users to Prepare for the Inevitable
 
A widespread cyberattack on Jan. 18 left more than 1,000 Allscripts users without access to critical functionalities, including electronic prescribing for controlled substances. Even as the Chicago-based technology vendor worked to bring services back online, users and others remained concerned about keeping their data safe. One has even taken legal action. In a proposed class-action lawsuit, Surfside Non-Surgical Orthopedics alleged that Allscripts didn't sufficiently monitor its cloud-based data systems to protect its clients' data from the attack.
 
The easiest step users can take is patching their software, Jeff Krull, a partner with advisory firm Baker Tilly said. Users should also have backups—both online and offline—and they should have established downtime procedures, he added. Those who have been in the field for some time seem, anecdotally, better able to adapt to non-automated workflows during outages, Krull, said. Newer users have a rougher go of it.
 
Source: Rachel Z. Arndt, Modern Healthcare [1/27/18] 
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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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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TIP OF THE DAY
Ways to Become a 5-Star Physician in Reviews - Part 2
 
2.  Feedback Requests
 
"Just ask! When asked, most patients will leave an online review. This means you must consistently ask patients for reviews in order to get more reviews online over time. The best way to do this is to implement a simple program using software that solicits the review from a patient via email or text message. Why? So you don't forget in-person or have to deal with awkward conversations." - Garrett Smith, CEO, healtrhcare marketing agency InboundMS and reputation management software supplier REPCheckup, Buffalo, NY 
 
Source: Mark Rowh, Physicians Practice [1/11/18]
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QUERIES (NON-CLINICAL)
Query: Formula for Value of a Practice
 
I am in the process of entertaining a bid for the purchase of my now second generation practice. What formula have others who recently sold their practice used to calculate a sale price? There are several rather complicated accounting methods floating around, but I was hoping for a more simple starting point, say X% of gross or X% of net. I recognize that there are a lot of variables in the negotiating process, but was hoping for a simple place to start and perhaps circle back to after the accountants and lawyers churn the pot.
 
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Editor's comment: PM News does not provide legal advice. In a rapidly changing healthcare environment, there is no magic formula that works for all practices. One thing though is certain. Any formula you start out with MUST be based on a percentage of net. Gross income is a useless figure because three practices with the same gross, e.g., $300,000 can have three radically different net incomes. Net income is the only true measure of how long a prospective buyer will take to repay the loans necessary to purchase a practice.
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 1
RE: Allowing Podiatrists to Administer Flu Vaccinations
From: Elliot Udell, DPM
 
This year's flu epidemic is considered the worst in ten years. In NY State, Governor Cuomo has issued a directive to allow pharmacists to give vaccinations to kids as well as adults. If a pharmacist can give a flu shot, even though they do not give injections regularly, why shouldn't podiatrists be allowed to give flu shots? Are there any other professionals who give as many injections as podiatrists do?
 
Not only are we trained to give injections but because we deal with the elderly population, we would reach people who might not go their pharmacy or primary care doctor and get an injection when necessary. I call on the respective state societies to push their local legislatures to allow podiatrists to administer flu vaccinations.
 
Elliot Udel. DPM, Hicksville, NY
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 2
RE: PC vs. LLC vs. PLLC (Marianna Blokh, DPM)
From: Joseph Borreggine, DPM
 
I suggest you review these articles that I found through a simple Internet search: Article 1, article 2. And after reading them, then I would decide. But before you do so, know that President Trump’s new tax (law) makes an LLC more attractive than a PC by helping to reduce your pass through income in an LLC by 20%. The corporate tax rate has also dropped from 35 to 21%. 
 
This article helps explain the new tax rules for 2018 for pass through income: But, when all is said and done, a good CPA and tax attorney must be consulted to secure the best advice.
 
Joseph Borreggine, DPM, Charleston, IL
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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Outrageous Shoes of the Day

Perfect for Mardi Gras? (photo: Elana Girelli)

Source: Daniel Gonzalez via Virtual Shoe Museum

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PRACTICE FOR SALE - UPSTATE NEW YORK (BROOME COUNTY-VESTAL, NY) 
 
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CLASSIFIED ADS - PART 2 ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
ASSOCIATE POSITION - AUGUSTA, GA 
 
Established group practice seeking PSR 36, Associate lead to Partnership/Ownership. Includes fully accredited Ambulatory Surgical Center, EMR, PADNet, DME, Hospital privileges. All phases of podiatry with wide open opportunities in rearfoot and ankle. Senior doctor retiring in 1 year. Reply: kkronowski1@comcast.net
 
MOBILE PODIATRISTS NEEDED - NEW JERSEY 
 
Well established and fast growing House-call podiatry practice  (www.homefootcareservices.com) is looking for FULL-TIME podiatrist  to do home visits to home-bound patients in New Jersey. We are looking for hard-working, energetic and compassionate doctor.  Excellent pay, benefits, administrative support. Send CV to lana.raginsky@homefootcareservices.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - HUDSON VALLEY, NY
 
Full time associate position in a busy office. Broad responsibilities including wound care, trauma call, hospital rounding, etc. Surgical based practice with privileges to local hospital and surgical center. Comparable pay.  Position available Sept. 2018, will wait for right graduate. Office is located in the beautiful Hudson Valley. Close proximity to NYC as well as a multitude of outdoor activities. Please send CV in an email to hudsonvalleypodiatrist@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – PENNSYLANIA 
 
Great part-time opportunity for a board qualified / certified podiatrist. Some office-based experience and an outgoing personality a must. Located in Doylestown Pennsylvania. Digital radiology, EMR, 3D orthotic scanning and on-site therapy.  If you love working with great people and patients then send us your CV now!!! info@qualityfootcare.com
 
2019 ASSOCIATE LEADING TO PARTNERSHIP POSITION - FLORIDA 
 
Practice where you want to live! And this is where you want to live; The founding doctor of our uniquely positioned small group in paradise is looking to slow down summer of 2019. We are seeking a podiatrist comfortable in all settings, from foot care to rearfoot/ankle surgery, office to hospital. Numerous hospital and surgical center opportunities abound. Associates and partners have always earned higher than average incomes. Forward us a CV and a note describing what you believe you can bring to us, and come join us in Florida for the good life. westflpods@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - PHOENIX, AZ 
 
Well established practice seeking a physician for its Southeast valley office. Right candidate must be a motivated individual who wishes to practice podiatric pedicine and surgery in a professional environment that promotes success and offers the right tools to achieve it. Please contact us: FootAnkleCare1@gmail.com
 
PODIATRIST  NEEDED - HADDON HEIGHTS, NJ
 
Well-rounded surgically trained board qualified/certified doctor needed for busy south Jersey practice. Includes hospital work and 2 locations. Must have business sense, a cheerful personality and bedside manner, follow protocols in place, and possess good communication skills.  Practice encompasses all aspects of podiatry. Competitive package. Email CV to hhfootdoc@gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTHERN MARYLAND 
 
Established practice looking for a full-time podiatrist for our Waldorf, MD and Clinton, MD locations. Must live within 20 miles from the office. The ideal candidate will have strong clinical skills including ulcer care, diabetes, surgery and general footcare. Must have a strong office personality with the ability to maintain and attract patients. Must be willing to merge into an already established protocol based office. Please send CV to footdocs17@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - FLORIDA 
 
We are a growing practice with three podiatrists working in 1 office and on staff at 3 hospitals, seeking PSR-36 board certified/qualified foot and ankle surgeon. Practice is equipped with certified EMR, digital x-ray, and laser. Highly trained bilingual staff. Must speak fluently English and Spanish. Send CV to tvaldizan@birdroadpodiatry.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION  – DAYTON, OHIO 
 
Highly respected and growing, four podiatrists, 4 location practice seeking PSR-36 board certified/qualified foot and ankle surgeon. Must be dedicated, hardworking, poses excellent clinical and surgical skills, high-quality patient care, wound care.  Practice is equipped with certified EMR, digital x-ray, laser, ultrasound guided injections, Cutera Laser, regenerative medicine and PRP all aspects of DME. Meaningful Use attested, MIPS-ready. On staff 4 hospitals, no nursing homes. Highly trained staff. Send CV, salary requirements to ohiosurgeons@gmail.com  Excellent compensation plan, base salary and bonus, 401k plan, medical insurance, malpractice, paid vacation, holidays, CME. Signing bonus, ownership via deferred compensation plan.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – SOUTH CAROLINA 
 
Physicians Footcare is a multi-doctor, multi-location practice currently seeking a highly skilled, personable, and hardworking physician to join our TEAM. South Carolina License is necessary and next exam is June 2018.  Exam application must be submitted 90 days prior to exam date.  If you are ready to earn a comfortable six figure salary; send letter of interest and CV to: scdpmjobs@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
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – SEATTLE, WA 
 
Seattle suburban practice seeks an associate that has interest in gradual complete purchase over a 2-5 year period. For details, please contact footdoc@aol.com
 
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CPME-APPROVED 12 month fellowship beginning July 1st, 2018. Hospital and clinic environment, with onsite hyperbaric medicine. Working with infectious disease, dermatology, as well as plastic, general, vascular, and podiatric surgeons. Must have completed a PMSR residency. Please contact drarnoldhertz@aol.com or jtfootcare@gmail.com. EOE ( equal opportunity employer)
 
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