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August 10, 2017 #5,989 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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EDITOR'S NOTE

Welcome New Subscribers

We wish to welcome the many new subscribers who have joined us this week. This includes those who have recently completed their 3-year residencies and many international podiatrists from Canada, The United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, and many other countries. 

Thanks to the Internet, podiatry is now a global community. We invite podiatrists worldwide to send in stories or comments. Please feel free to have any of your colleagues e-mail us at bblock@podiatrym.com to subscribe. 

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ANNUAL SURVEY NOW ONLINE - WIN VALUABLE PRIZES
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 ManagementIt 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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AT THE COLLEGES
NYCPM Student Completes Two-Week Exchange in Poland
 
Sang Hyub Kim (’18) recently completed a two-week exchange in Poland at the Uniwersytet Jagiellonski w Krakowie (Jagiellonian University in Kraków). Halina M. Semla-Pulaski, MS, DPM (’89), a Trustee of the NYCPM, organized this exchange program. Kim spent his first week in the Oddzial Kliniczny Ortopedii i Rehabilitacji (Clinical Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation) of the University Hospital, shadowing orthopedic surgeons – Artur Gadek, MD, (Professor of Jagiellonian University), a hip and knee specialist, and Henryk Liszka, MD, a foot and ankle specialist. 
 
Sang Hyub Kim
 
Under the supervision of Dr. Liszka, Kim was allowed to scrub into several forefoot surgeries such as arthroplasty, percutaneous Scarf bunionectomy, and the Akin procedure. Rehabilitation Clinic – Ortopedicum. Moreover, Kim observed complicated cases including triple arthrodesis, clubfoot reconstruction, ankle arthroscopy, and osteochondral lesion resection. In the second week, Kim visited a few rehabilitation and physical therapy centers outside of the main campus.
 
Source: Footprints [July 2017]
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INTERNATIONAL PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
UK Podiatrist Uses Chirpractic Technique to Treat Morton's Neuroma
 
Morton’s neuroma may not be life-threatening, but it can prove deeply painful — it’s often compared to standing on a pebble. Normally used to help with problems with the back, chiropractic traditionally focuses on manipulating the spine. When it’s used for Morton’s neuroma, it involves energetic tugging of the toes — the idea is that this will release any stiffness that might have caused the metatarsals to tighten and move towards each other, rubbing against the nerve. Podiatrist David Cashley has worked alongside chiropractors in his practice near Dundee for the past 20 years and decided to train in chiropractic after seeing the positive results it could have.
 
David Cashley
 
"I was seeing a lot of patients with Morton’s neuroma, but didn’t have a fix for them — while the chiropractors had the fix, but seldom saw Morton’s neuroma patients," Cashley says. He published a study of 38 Morton’s patients he had treated only with chiropractic, which appeared in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine in 2015. He said that after six treatments, 79 per cent were pain-free, while a further 10 per cent experienced a minor discomfort only after a long walk. However, 5 per cent experienced worse pain than before. All of those involved had previously tried other treatments, such as steroid injections, without success.
 
Source: Kate Smith, Daily Mail [8/7/17] 
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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY
MD Supergroup Adds Three Podiatrists 
 
Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic (FASMA) has announced the addition of three new associate podiatrists. The supergroup is the largest medical practice in the Mid-Atlantic region – and the second largest in the United States – specializing in foot and ankle medicine. FASMA currently operates 31 locations with 49 doctors.
 
(L-R) Drs. Colleen Law, Melody Stouder, Louis De Fazio
 
All three new podiatrists are graduates of Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Colleen Law, who joined our Charlottesville division on July 17, and Dr. Melody Stouder, who joined our Hagerstown division on July 17, both completed their reconstructive foot and ankle surgical residencies at St. Luke’s Hospital Network in Bethlehem, PA. Dr. Louis De Fazio, who joined our Clarksville division on August 1, completed his three-year surgical residency at Geisinger-Community Medical Center in Scranton, PA, where he was the chief resident.
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MEETING NEWS
AAWP Holds Successful Lecture Track at APMA National
 
The American Association for Women Podiatrists (AAWP) recently presented a successful lecture track at the APMA National Conference that recently wrapped up in Nashville, TN. The executive board, (pictured below) presented "The First MTPJ: Achieving Better Outcomes". This included morphology, gender difference, biomechanics, orthotics, ulcerations, wound care, emerging surgical techniques and complications, and case presentations.
 
(L-R) Drs. Aparna Duggirala, Alison Garten, Heather Rafal, Jennifer Spector, Erika Schwartz, and Karen Langone.
 
AAWP’s exhibitor booth demonstrated similar success, with many new memberships and renewals. The outpouring of help from AAWP members, and podiatry school students was encouraging. AAWP’s next Scientific Conference will be May 4th-6th at the Isle of Palms in Charleston, SC.
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PODIATRIC PRODUCTS IN THE NEWS
Nextremity Solutions, Inc. Announces New Gastrocnemius Recession System
 
Nextremity Solutions, Inc., a strategic commercialization organization with a focus on the musculoskeletal space, located in "The Orthopedic Capital of the World", Warsaw, IN, has announced the limited release of its newest product, the PiroVueTM Gastrocnemius Recession System for the treatment of equinus deformities in patients.
 
Dr. Patrick DeHeer
 
According to a report in the 2015 Podiatry Management publication by Patrick A Deheer, DPM entitled, "The Non-Surgical Treatment of Equinus", equinus deformity has been associated with over 96% of biomechanically related foot and ankle pathologies. "An equinus deformity is a condition that limits the bending motion of the ankle joint. A patient with this deformity lacks the flexibility to raise their foot up and has a tendency to apply too much pressure to the bones in the forefoot. Equinus deformity can contribute to foot problems such as plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, arthritis of the midfoot, bunions, hammertoes, and more."
 
Source: Tickertech.com [8/8/17]
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FROM PM's CURRENT ISSUE
Twice 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
Improving Patient Care with Text Messaging - Part 3
 
The following are three examples of how healthcare providers are using SMS (text messaging) as a communication channel to their benefit:
 
2. Increased flexibility for patients. SMS also gives patients the freedom to communicate with their healthcare providers in a way that is intuitive and easy for them. By giving patients the choice of how to interact with their healthcare providers, SMS has the potential to enhance the patient-provider relationship and strengthen patient loyalty, increasing the likelihood that the patient will reach out for preventative care, as well as ongoing treatment for chronic issues. In addition, offering the flexibility to communicate via text reduces much of the hassle associated with listening to voicemails or making phone calls about test results at an inconvenient time or place.
 
Source: David Rich, Physicians Practice [8/2/17]
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 1
RE: Excessive NBPME Exam and Reporting Fees
From: Nicholas A. Ciotola, DPM
 
Why does NBPME/APMLE charge so much money? Because they can.
 
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 2

RE: Excessive NBPME Exam and Reporting Fees

From: Name Withheld
 
National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners (tax ID 44-0663070) in 2015: revenue $2,082,642, expenses $1,814,620, and total assets $7,728,152.
 
Source:  Click here for 2015 990 Tax Return
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CLASSIFIED ADS PART 1- PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
PRACTICE FOR SALE - RURAL SOUTHERN MISSOURI 
 
27-year solo practice. Many established patients/referral sources. Favorable overhead. Consistent annual gross about $300,000/ 3 days weekly.  In office DR XRAY and MYLAB 5 ultrasound unit.  Hospital surgical privileges. Price: $120,000 (negotiable).  Desiring to relocate. Serious inquiries: DDR004@centurytel.net
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE/EQUIPMENT FOR SALE - MASSACHUSETTS 
 
Located in the Northern Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts. Bordering New York and Vermont. Seated in the midst of World Famous Art Museums, Colleges, between Two Hospitals.  40 + Year General Practice. Excellent Patient Base. Priced to Sell. Email KISDPM@Aol.com or Call 413-663-5547.
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - TENNESSEE
 
Offering a multi-clinic practice with a high volume of new patients. Practice a full range of podiatry including foot and ankle surgery in 2200 square foot clinics. Well respected practice established in 1980, with large patient base and physician referrals.  Fully furnished, equipped, turnkey practice including staff.  Hospital and surgery center privileges available.  Don’t miss an opportunity to enjoy affordable cost of living and a great place to work and live. Inquiries: footdrtn@gmail.com 
 
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 $500,000 price negotiable 5124483668 michaelgolf@sbcglobal.net.
 
OFFICE TO RENT OR BUY - MANHATTAN 
 
If your Lease is ending or looking for office space. Incredible opportunity to RENT or Buy  1000 sq.ft.  5th ave  Manhattan  space with existing podiatry practice. Turn-key with fully 3 fully equipped treatment rooms,, office and waiting room.  Call immediately  Dr. JSF   914-523-1210
 
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CLASSIFIED ADS - PART 2 ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
ASSOCIATE POSITION – MISSOURI 
 
Podiatry associates Inc. Foot & Ankle in St. Peters, MO. Exceptional opportunity for an experienced, PSR-36 trained, board certified/qualified foot and ankle surgeon to become an associate and future partner. WE are seeking a hard-working, team player with a favorable work history.   We are dedicated to providing high quality patient care, wound care, palliative care and surgery.  Excellent working relationship with referring physicians.  Our office is well equipped with certified EMR, digital x-ray, laser, EPAT and more. Send CV, cover letter and salary requirements to stcpod@att.net
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - WEST TENNESSEE  
 
Operate A Successful Podiatry Clinic in the Heart of West Tennessee. Successful, well established multi-location clinic is seeking a podiatrist to operate one of the West Tennessee clinics. This unique opportunity provides an entrepreneur like atmosphere, with the support of a large practice. Full scope practice including foot and ankle surgery, wound care, and DME. Hospital and surgery center privileges available. Competitive compensation package including salary and bonus, with future partnership option. Enjoy the benefits of no state income tax, affordable cost of living, and a beautiful place to live and work. Send letter and CV to footdrtn@gmail.com 
 
ASSOCIATE FULL TIME POSITION - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
 
Busy 3 office muti-doctor practice looking for ABPS qualified/certified associate leading to partnership. Excellent salary and full benefits including health, malpractice and 401K retirement. Inland Empire/Suburban Los Angeles. E-mail your CV to familyfootcenter@verizon.net.  

ASSOCIATE POSITION – DAYTON, OHIO 

Highly respected and growing, 5 podiatrist, 4 location practice seeking PSR-36 board certified/qualified foot and ankle surgeon. Must be dedicated, hardworking, motivated, poses excellent clinical and surgical skills, high quality patient care, wound care. Our practice is equipped with certified EMR, digital x-ray, laser, ultrasound guided injections, Cutera Laser, regenerative PRP and stem cell technology, 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.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN
 
Seeking part-time/full-time associate in a rapidly expanding medical practice. Requirements: 3-year residence training and Wisconsin License. Board Qual/Cert by the ABFAS. Interest/skill in all aspects of foot and ankle medicines & surgery with use of digital x-ray/electronic billing & EMR. Send inquiry & CV to Familyfootankleclinics@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – MARYLAND 
 
Immediate Full-time Opening for podiatrist in Frederick, Maryland. Great opportunity to join state of the art group practice. Generous salary and benefits package with productivity bonus. Partnership opportunities available. Please email your CV to mynewposition75@gmail.com
 
IMMEDIATE OPENING - EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA 
 
Large Practice in East Central Florida has a fulltime position opening. Prefer DPM with minimum of 1 year private practice experience. To apply please go to www.yourcareerinpodiatry.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - NORTHERN DELAWARE 
 
Progressive ten doctor practice (Brandywine Podiatry)  with four full time offices looking for a motivated/mature associate. Must have PSR-36 ABFAS  board qualified/certified credentials. Heavy volume of reconstructive  rearfoot as well as forefoot surgery. Excellent opportunity for a special provider with advanced training/skills. Send CV to savage6026@comcast.net
 
PART-TIME ASSOCIATE OPPORTUNITY – NORTHWEST INDIANA (1 HOUR FROM CHICAGO)
 
Great part-time opportunity for a podiatrist with superb surgical skills (including ankle and rear foot), office-based experience, and an outgoing personality. Located one hour from Chicago in Crown Point, Indiana. No nursing homes or house calls. Please send your CV and a cover letter to accounting@friendlyfootcare.com
 
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