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February 27, 2018 #6,132 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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APMA COMPONENT NEWS

APMWA Announces 32nd Annual Student Writing Competition

Additional Prizes Added

The American Podiatric Medical Writers Association has announced its 32nd Annual Student Writing Competition.

  • All papers MUST be non-technical in nature. Appropriate subjects include practice management, ethics, law, education, or any topic that would be suitable for a lay publication.
  • There is no word limitation. Papers will be graded for content, style, grammar, neatness, and overall impact.
  • First prize one thousand dollars ($1,000), Second prize  seven  hundred and fifty dollars ($750)  Third prize five hundred dollars ($500) sponsored by an APMA Educational Foundation endowment from Dr. and Mrs. Steven Berlin, and recognition in the APMA NEWS and the APMWA Newsletter. Honorable Mention Certificates may also be awarded.
  • This competition is open to ANY enrolled podiatric student.
  • Entries must be received by 4/1/18 via e-mail at bblock@podiatrym.com
  • Entries become the property of APMWA, which may arrange publication of the entry.
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PODIATRISTS AND HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS
CT DPM Organizes Medical Mission to Southeast Nigeria
 
Chioma Odukwe Enu, DPM, Christopher Enu, MD, the Eke Association in North America, and local outreach groups implemented and ran a successful medical outreach mission to Nigeria in December 2017. More than 800 people were seen and treated at the two-day event.
 
Dr. Chioma Odukwe Enu
 
Ailments were numerous including hypertensive emergencies, degenerative arthroses, malaria, or other parasitic and gastro-intestinal infections. This non-governmental organization (NGO) will perform its medical mission annually and plans to expand and extend the geographical scope of the outreach. 
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ON THE LECTURE CIRCUIT
CA Podiatrist Presents at LA/OC Foot and Ankle Club
 
James C. Wang, DPM presented and moderated at the first Los Angeles/Orange County  (LA/OC) Foot and Ankle Club held at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, where he is also an Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery.
  
(L-R) Drs. James Wang and Wenjay Sung
 
Dr. Wang presented cases on deformity correction and complex revision surgery. The event was co-sponsored by the Orange County Podiatric Medical Association and the California Podiatric Medical Association.
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PODIATRIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES IN THE NEWS
Bako Diagnostics to Publish Monthly Malignancy Diagnosis Reports
 
Bako Diagnostics has announced that it will publish a new monthly public service announcement titled, “Monthly Malignancy Diagnosis Report” that will highlight the number of neoplasms diagnosed by their laboratory during the previous month. Bako Diagnostics collects, analyzes, studies, and shares their findings with the profession. The incidence of lower extremity skin cancer represents an often overlooked and understudied disease. During the month of January 2018, Bako diagnosed 92 carcinomas, 22 melanomas, and 5 sarcoma/lymphomas from specimens submitted to their laboratory. 
 
Dr. William Scherer
 
“This report represents the first of many partnership services Bako will develop with the podiatric medical community over the next year as our team of podiatric medical consultants collaborate with the collective intelligence of referring podiatrists to analyze their comprehensive database of over two million lower extremity pathology specimens already submitted,” said William Scherer, DPM, Senior Podiatric Medical Advisor for Bako Diagnostics.
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PHARMACEUTICAL NEWS
FDA Warning on Clarithromycin and Risk for Heart Problems and Death
 
The FDA has issued an advisory urging caution in prescribing clarithromycin (eg., Biaxin) to patients with heart disease because of increased risk for heart problems or death. The warning is based on a review of findings from a 10-year study of patients with coronary heart disease (CHD).
 
Clarithromycin is used for many infections of the sinuses, skin, and lungs, among others. The FDA recommends that healthcare practitioners know these possible risks for their patients with heart disease and consider other antibiotics.
 
Source; FDA Via Univadis [2/22/18]
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TIP OF THE DAY

How to Combat Negative Reviews - Part 3

Over time, reviews from happy patients say more than the one or two bad reviews that may be posted. And, don't forget—you can dispute reviews with many websites like Yelp or Google.
 
Negative reviews that are false should be marked as such. If you can't get it taken down, you can respond. Be sure to remain calm and professional and never reveal anything about the patient's medical situation, as that could be a HIPAA violation.

Source: Wayne Lipton, Physicians Practice [2/21/18]

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES)
RE: The Passing of Lloyd Kahn, DPM
 
Lloyd M. Kahn, DPM of Cliffside Park, NJ, age 75 passed away on February 22, 2018. Dr. Kahn graduated from Yale University in 1964 and attended NY College of Podiatric Medicine. He had a podiatric practice in Nanuet, NY and then became a tenured Professor of Microbiology at Hudson County Community College.
 
Dr. Lloyd Kahn
 
He was both an active member of the Teacher's Union and advisor for Phi Beta Kappa, and initiated the nursing program at Hudson County Community College. 
 
Source: Legacy.com
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL)
From: Dieter J. Fellner, DPM, Elliot Udell, DPM
 
I look forward to reading about Dr. Borreggine's contribution to scholarly articles and research findings. I can think of a hundred and more reasons why American articles are moribund.  
 
Dieter J. Fellner, DPM, NY, NY
 
Dr. Borreggine is asking a very important question and we as a profession need to know the answer, no matter how painful that answer might be. Could it be that we podiatrists are not doing the research and producing quality papers or are we sending our papers to non-podiatric journals?
 
The ones that can and should answer these questions are the editors of our journals. Only when Dr. Borreggine's question is answered by those who know the answers, can we as a profession take the appropriate long- and short-term actions to reverse this trend.
 
Elliot Udell, DPM, Hicksville, NY
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NEWS STORIES) - PART 1B
RE: Anthem Agrees to Fully Rescind Proposed Modifier 25 Policy
From: Michael Levi, DPM, Lloyd Smith, DPM
 
Thank you Frank Kase. I've been lucky enough to have known you for over 35 years. It doesn't surprise me that you were able to overturn Blue Cross reimbursements of EM codes. You are  a tenacious negotiator - a credit to our profession. I applaud your hard work. I believe if this problem would not have been overturned, it would have been the beginnings of other reductions in our reimbursements. Thank you Frank and the late Harry Goldsmith. 
 
Michael Levi, DPM, Santa Monica, CA
 
The success of this policy change is hard to appreciate. Dr. Kase is a podiatric legend. He is tenacious and dedicated. He worked with many DPMs from APMA and CPMA to others. He worked with CMA and AMA. He made this happen. Some of us, me included, played a small part in this effort. Harry Goldsmith was an intimate player. His wisdom will be missed.  
 
When I see these kinds of successes, I hope all American DPMs will realize that without APMA, absolutely none of these efforts would ever succeed. Join APMA. Join your state APMA affiliate and realize what your dues dollars pay for.  
 
Lloyd Smith, DPM, Newton, MA
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NEWS STORIES) - PART 2
From: Amol Saxena, DPM
 
What a classy, original, and great scholarship idea by Dr. Perez! We need more people to do the same.
 
Amol Saxena, DPM, Palo Alto, CA
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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

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CLASSIFIED ADS - PART 1 ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
ASSOCIATE POSITION – TUCSON, AZ
 
Amazing associate opportunity leading to long-term arrangement/partnership in sunny beautiful Tucson, AZ. Very busy solo podiatry practice with unlimited earning potential. Tons of new patients daily.  Seeking warm, motivated, personable and patient care oriented practitioner. Practice very well known with exploding constant referral sources. argfootdoc@yahoo.com
 
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
 
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 - CHICAGO & NORTHERN IL SUBURBS 
 
Well Established 26 year Growing practice seeking an associate interested in partnership who wants to build a sports medicine oriented practice.  Practice has two locations and opportunity to grow.  Infrastructure in place.  Surgery at local surgery center's and hospital.  Contact: Mike Crosby at MCrosby518@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - NEWPORT BEACH, CA 
 
Concierge Podiatry and Spa, requires only the "best". Looking for top of class, who have completed great residency, preferably Fellowship trained. Must be ethical, sharp, highly skilled, motivated, willing to work hard. Opportunity of a lifetime rapidly growing concept. Send resume to DrRoth@CPSNewport.com
 
FULL-TIME or PART-TIME PODIATRIST - DALLAS/FORT WORTH AREA 
 
PSR 24-36 Trained Multi-dimensional, Multi-office group treating a wide range of patients to include: forefoot, rearfoot, diabetic wound care, sports medicine and work-related injuries.  Modern offices and equipment. A great opportunity for driven personable individual.  Please e-mail  Cover letter, CV, Letter of references Email: cnunez1940@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION  - SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA
 
30  year  practice. Two office locations. Hospital privileges. 30–40 new patients per month. Seeking well-trained motivated podiatrist. All amenities including  malpractice insurance. Good mixture of general podiatry care /surgery/biomechanics/diabetic management. E-Mail CV to:  footcare2020@aol.com 
 
POSITIONS AVAILABLE - NEBRASKA, MINNESOTA, KANSAS, OKLAHOMA, ALABAMA 
 
Preferred Podiatry Group is seeking providers to join our growing practice servicing long term care facilities in several areas.  We offer a competitive commission based income as well as a benefit package to our employed podiatrists. Full-time and part-time positions are available.  Contact Dr. Chris Kestner at ckestner@ppgpc.com for more details about opportunities with PPG.
 
FOR IMMEDIATE HIRE – MARYLAND 
 
Looking for an eager podiatrist to join our growing practice immediately. We are located in Waldorf and Clinton, MD. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and will be busy from the moment they are hired! We are looking for a well-rounded podiatrist to join our office-based practice. jelena@somdfootandankle.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 - WEST COAST FLORIDA 
 
Outstanding opportunity for PSR-36 graduate to join successful group podiatry practice. Seeking a sociable, articulate graduate who is confident in foot and ankle surgery but also enjoys all phases of podiatry. Long-term opportunity for the right candidate with generous pay and benefits. Reply to: jwicks@cortezfootandankle.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - ST. PETERSBURG/CLEARWATER FLORIDA 
 
KG Health Partners is looking to expand our remote podiatric services into multiple clinic locations. If you have a proven track record and the commitment to develop a patient centric podiatric clinic within the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area, please email your CV to kgadmin@kghealthpartners.com.  DPM must maintain active Medicare and Florida licenses.  We offer exceptional benefits including paid MedMal insures, health insurance, PTO allocation and 401K retirement plan with company match.   
 
PODIATRIST WANTED - NORTHERN & SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
 
Podiatrist needed for practices in both Northern and Southern  California. Professionally managed practice in long term care facilities.  Excellent income potential with discretionary time.  Please send CV and interest letter to dwayne8543@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - LONG ISLAND/QUEENS
 
Advanced Podiatry Seeking Full Time DPM for upscale practices located at the Americana Manhasset, Huntington and Queens. Excellent work environment and company culture.  Latest technology with digital x-ray, laser, EHR, Ultrasound, the latest Apple software and iPads. Must be surgically trained, motivated, with a great work ethic. Very competitive salary with significant upside. Great opportunity to work in one of the country's premier practices.  Visit www.LIFootCare.com and email evieira1@nshs.edu for more info.
 
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.
CLASSIFIED ADS PART 2 - PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
PRACTICE FOR SALE - SEATTLE SUBURB 
 
25 year old sports and family oriented practice located in a highly desirable, affluent and well insured area. For details, reply to: footdoc@aol.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - UPSTATE NEW YORK (BROOME COUNTY-VESTAL, NY) 
 
Unique, well established, 38 year practice. No 3rd party insurance-NONE! Patients pay full fee at time of service.  I work 2.5-3.5 days/week as desired, with 6-8 weeks of vacation/year yielding an average gross income of $625K & an average net of $250K. Practice emphasizes biomechanics, utilizing video & F-Scan analysis; & PinPointe laser for onychomycosis. Modern 2500 sq. ft. office and equipment.  Reply to: uniquepractice@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - WESTERN SUBURBS OF CHICAGO 
 
Looking to purchase a practice, relocate? This successful Chicago area practice is a great opportunity for you.  Fully equipped office. Opportunity to enter practice with established patient base and strong cash flow.  Contact: Mike Crosby at MCrosby518@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - NORTHERN MICHIGAN
 
Long-standing successful practice available for purchase, encompasses every aspect of modern podiatry including orthopedics, diabetic medicine, surgery, wound care, sports medicine. Location is resplendent with nature, on a large lake in northern Michigan, with rivers, mountains, downhill skiing, mountain biking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, hunting, all minutes away. The practice is located in a professional building, with every medical specialty. Practice is very well equipped: diagnostic ultrasound, digital x-ray, in-office surgery, pain laser, fluoroscopy, etc. Hospital privileges available in state-of-the-art, new hospital. A unique situation, owner present for transition, financing available. E-mail: ctmthor4@hotmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - CARSON CITY, NEVADA 
 
Part-time practice in Lake Tahoe area grossing $160K. Net over $100K for the past 18 years. Main office and several satellite clinics.  Price includes equipment, EHR, very affordable lease, and great employee!  Wonderful location and no State income tax. Priced to sell at only $29,000. lehmann.dpm@gmail.com   
 
PM NEWS CLASSIFIED  ADS REACH OVER 18,500 DPMs AND STUDENTS
 
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