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October 02, 2017 #6,026 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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PM ANNUAL SURVEY - FINAL PRIZE WINNER

Congratulations to Rose James, DPM, of Forest Park, GA, winner of last week's prize of a $100 Macy's gift card. The results of the survey will be published in the February 2018 issue of Podiatry Management. The  2018 PM Podiatry Hall of Fame inductees will be announced in the March issue of Podiatry Management.

We wish to thank the more than one thousand podiatrists who took the time to complete this comprehensive survey.

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PM NEWS QUICK POLL

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When you finished your training, at what point did you feel comfortable doing bunion surgery on your own?
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PODIATRY AND POLITICS
OH Podiatrist Runs Re-election to Beach Board of Education
 
Brian Weiss, DPM is running for one of the three seats on the Beachwood Board of Education in the Nov. 7 election. Dr. Weiss, a 59-year-old podiatrist and current president of the Beachwood Board of Education, said that finances continue to be a problem. “We have no control over federal and state budget cuts,” he said. “We are always concerned about continuing to provide the highest quality educational opportunities for all children, regardless of their abilities, disabilities, upbringing or background.”
 
Dr. Brian Weiss
 
He finds that in order to combat these issues, the board needs to continue to control financial challenges through fiscal responsibility and close cooperation on all sides. “We must constantly insist that while following all federal and state mandates and testing requirements that we never lose sight of evaluating and serving every child.”
 
Source: Beck Raspe, Cleveland Jewish News [9/27/17]
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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY
5 CA Podiatrists Recognized as Top Doctors by Sonoma County Magazine
 
The following podiatrists have been named Top Doctor for 2017 by Sonoma County Magazine
 
(L-R) Drs. John Hollander, Kenneth Lopez, Michael Johnson, Thomas Chang, and Walter D'Costa.
 
Drs. John D. Hollander, Kenneth T. Lopez, Michael A. Johnson, Thomas Chang, and Walter D. D'Costa.
 
Source: Sonoma County Magazine [Sep/Oct 2017]
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INTERNATIONAL PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
UK Podiatrist Discusses Prevention and Treatment of Dry Feet
 
You may use cream on your face and body and forget about your feet but it helps keeps skin smooth and supple.
 
Dina Gohill
 
Podiatrist Dina Gohil says: "Skin on your feet can become dry for many reasons, whether it be weather, physiological, water intake, or daily routines. Using good quality foot cream can make all the difference as it will penetrate into the deeper layers of your skin on your foot unlike body lotions. Remember never to put cream in between your toes."
 
Source: Siobhan Harris, Web MD
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PODIATRIC PRODUCTS IN THE NEWS
A Podiatrist Endorses UKIES Shoes
 
Podiatrist Dr Jennifer Price says, "As a podiatric physician, one of the most common complaints I hear from women is pain in the ball of the foot and toes. Many of these women are working professionals who need to be well dressed from head to toe on a daily basis. Unfortunately, most high heel shoes lack the proper support, cushioning, and design needed for all day comfort." 
 
Dr. Jennifer Price
 
"UKIES are designed to help keep women on their feet all day long. The exclusive nanoGel™ technology built into their women's high heel shoes provides more than ample cushioning and toe room while also keeping feet securely in place. After wearing UKIES, I was surprised that such a fashionable shoe could provide so much comfort. I would highly recommend these shoes to any woman who wants to look and feel great all day long."
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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
Things to Know Before Switching to DPC - Part 5
 
Direct primary care (DPC) is a throwback to an earlier time, where physicians abandoned reliance on insurance in favor of a direct payment agreement with their patients. They may not be traveling to patients' homes, black bag in hand, but those embracing this approach are finding that, at least in part, it offers a welcome return to the medical practice of earlier times. Before making such a move, what are some of the factors to consider? Here are thoughts from physicians with first-hand experience.
 
5. Partnership with Patients
 
"From [day one], the doctor-patient relationship begins by addressing, in a cost-efficient manner, all current medical issues from a whole person perspective within the framework of an individual's family, work, and community environment. Optimizing requires customization and collaboration. Next, preventative steps are taken to keep patients as safe as possible from new problems arising. We seek to improve and maximize a patient's level of health and function through customized medical care plans." - Ripley Hollister, MD, a primary-care physician in Colorado Springs, CO
 
Source: Mark Rowh, Physicians Practice [9/21/17]
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL)
RE: VA Provider Equity Act Introduced in the Senate
From: Jeffrey Robbins, DPM
 
Senate Bill 1871 “…to clarify the role of podiatrists in the Department of Veterans Affairs” has been introduced in the Senate and has been referred to committee. The is the next step in the long process of bill approval. Once again, this is the result of our combined efforts with the Federal Services Podiatric Medical Association and the American Podiatric Medical Association. 
 
Jeffrey Robbins, DPM, Cleveland, OH
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NEWS STORIES) - PART 1A
From: Paul Kesselman, DPM
 
This incredibly hard fought victory is one that can be celebrated by every qualified professional who provides orthotics. The APMA has been fortunate enough to have some incredibly gifted and dedicated members who worked long hours on various committees and have over the years fostered relationships with other professional associations, including those representing orthotists (AOPA), AAOS and AOFAS (to name but a few). Being able to work closely with these organizations has positive spill over into other battles we all face. No doubt this has resulted in the recent passage of the House VA Parity Bill.
 
To those of you who have complained that APMA does not adequately represent you, let me just say that your ability to provide foot orthotics, AFOs (including CAM walkers), ankle braces, and custom AFOs has been preserved for the foreseeable future. This has been done with no quid pro quos to any of the other associations or CMS. Please consider the negative impact on your bottom line had this proposal passed. Compare that loss to the dues you are asked to pay. Hopefully, you will realize the annual dues are a small pittance compared to the potential losses you may have suffered.
 
Now it's onto the VA parity bill in the Senate and getting CMS to withdraw the preposterous new A5513 policy clarification.
 
Paul Kesselman, DPM, Woodside, NY
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NEWS STORIES) - PART 1B
From: Charles F. Ross, DPM
 
I would like to add a congratulatory note for the successful change in the orthotics rules proposed by CMS and the role that APMA had in aggressively providing information, along with the support of other aligned profession so that a potential injustice could be prevented from even being initiated. 
 
This is just one more reason why I am proud to have been a member of APMA for the past 45 years and to continue as a member via service in the VA. It is unfortunate that too many podiatrists do not truly understand the strength of their membership. I can only hope that more young people will see the benefits upon graduation so that the APMA will be able to continue to be able to perform pro-active protection for ALL podiatrists. It is my hope that those that have been lax may reconsider their membership.
 
Charles F. Ross, DPM, Pittsfield, MA
RESPONSES/COMMENTS (PODIATRIC PRODUCTS)
From: David Zuckerman, DPM
 
I have distributed and used both the Clearanail and PathFormer medical devices. Both devices are delivery systems used to enhance the penetration  of topical antifungal medications. Micro-drilling, the name for this technology, has been in use in Europe and North America for the past few years. Currently, there are about 50 micro-drills in distribution throughout North America. Below is a concise comparison of the two units based on my experience. 
 
Clearanail Device Manufactured in U.K., Designed in U.K., Requires code to operate drill bits (sum) for each....
 
Disclosure: I am co-owner of Foot DocPreneur, a PathFormer distributor. 
 
Editor's note: Dr. Zuckerman's extended-length letter can be read here.
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES)
RE: The Passing of Robert Levine, DPM
From: Russell J. Stoner
 
Robert “Rob” G. Levine, 70, of Louisville, passed away in June. He graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine in 1972. He began his private practice in Louisville, Kentucky. 
 
Dr. Robert Levine
 
Dr. Levine was a past-president of the Federation of Podiatric Medical Boards, the Kentucky State Board of Podiatry and the Kentucky Podiatric Medical Association. He received the...
 
Editor's note. Dr. Levine's extended-length obituary can be read here.
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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Outrageous Shoe of the Day

Why TSA asks you to remove your shoes at airport security?

Source: Be&D via Virtual Shoe Museum

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CLASSIFIED ADS - PART 1 ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
FELLOWSHIP IN FOOT AND ANKLE RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY AND TRAUMA: FORT MYERS, FL 
 
Orthopedic Center of Florida (Multispecialty Orthopedic Group) – Director: Dr. Andrew M. Belis. Emphasis: extensive arthroscopy, ankle and rearfoot trauma, flatfoot, complex forefoot/rearfoot revision surgical training, research, practice management.  Start date: August 1st 2018. Salary: $50K + full benefits + CME.  Submit request for application to: OCFFELLOWSHIP@OCFLA.NET; FL License and ABFAS Board Qualification required.  Deadline for application is Nov 1st 2017. 
 
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 – 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.
 
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
 
PODIATRIST WANTED - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 
 
Podiatrist needed for practice throughout Northern CA. Professionally managed practice in long-term care facilities. Excellent income potential with discretionary time. Please send CV and interest letter to dwayne8543@gmail.com
 
POSITION AVAILABLE - LOS ANGELES, CA
 
Los Angeles based multi office, multi physician foot and ankle surgical practice looking for highly trained foot and ankle surgeon to join our growing group.  Practice emphasis on sports medicine, reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and revision surgery.  Prospective candidate must have excellent personal skills and work well with a team.  Competitive compensation and 401K, profit sharing, health insurance, dental and vision insurance. Surgical center partnership potential and full scope hospital privileges available. Facility is state of the art with PT, CT, MRI, Ultrasound and digital x-ray all in office. New graduates are welcome. Please Contact us at: bbaravarian@me.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.

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. Visit www.LIFootCare.com and email eavieiradpm@gmail.com for more info.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - ST. PETERSBURG/CLEARWATER FLORIDA 
 
KG Health Partners is one of the oldest and largest podiatric and wound care practices in Florida. We have a territory opening in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area for a mobile podiatric physician.  Physicians must maintain active Medicare and Florida licenses.  Malpractice insurance, medical supplies, travel allowance, etc. are covered. Exceptional benefits include paid holidays, vacation, health insurance and 401K retirement plan with company match.  Salary and RVU Bonus Structure.  Email CV to kgadmin@kghealthpartners.com
 
IMMEDIATE POSITION AVAILABLE - MARYLAND
 
We are a friendly office located in Bel Air, MD looking for a full-time board qualified/certified podiatrist to join our team of over 20 years at our location.  If you are an aggressive self-starter with wanting partnership/ownership options, please email CV to arogers@hlsfootcare.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
 
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 LEADING TO PARTNERSHIP - PEEKSKILL, NY 
 
Well established practice providing services in office, home and SNF. Seeking an additional full time practitioner capable of delivering state of the art surgical and wound care. Fast track to partnership. Email CV to RVVKK@aol.com
 
SUPERSTAR PHYSICIAN – ILLINOIS
 
Do you feel undervalued and overworked? Make the change! Join our wonderful team! We are NOT just looking for an associate to work in our practice. We’re looking for a LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIP with another physician to build and grow OUR practice TOGETHER! Visit www.HeartlandFootAndAnkle.com to jump-start your dream career!
 
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
 
FULL-TIME FACULTY MEMBER - THE NEW YORK COLLEGE OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE 
 
NYCPM seeks a full-time faculty member. The candidate must have completed an approved three-year surgical residency with rank in the Department of Surgery. ABFAS-RRA qualification or certification so that he/she is eligible to obtain an Advanced Limited Permit or the Advanced Ankle Privilege through the NYS Department of Education is preferred. The position will involve predominately outpatient, O.R. and inpatient responsibility at the College’s affiliated hospitals. Responsibilities will also include clinical and didactic instruction of residents and students. Salary and benefits will be discussed when granted an interview. Please send letter of intent and curriculum vitae to: Sandra Daniels, Director of Human Resources, NYCPM; sdaniels@nycpm.edu
 
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CLASSIFIED ADS PART 2 - PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
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
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - SOUTHERN ARIZONA (NEAR TUCSON) 
 
Podiatry practice grossing about $200,000  part-time. New Patients for 2016 was 520. This practice has great potential to GROW & DOUBLE its revenue. Seller motivated! For details call business broker: David Owji (877)- 955-4447 At (407)252-5276 (direct);  email: Info@DoctorsBroker.com Website: www.DoctorsBroker.com
 
OFFICE FOR SALE - CENTRAL NJ 
 
Turn-Key operation. Including my office furniture, desks, chairs, alarm, emergency lights, free parking, patient charts, file cabinets, x-ray unit with lead lined sliding door, two podiatry chairs and stools, wooden blinds, private bathroom, common bathroom in hall, ground floor, no stairs to climb, on major road near local hospitals. Doctor leaving for hospital practice. Only serious buyers please. Call 347-512-2006 and leave your full name and cell number and your call will be returned
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE OR LEASE - CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA
 
Located between Harrisburg and Penn State. Rural, scenic, low cost of living. ABFAS certified doctor with computerized office, 1080 sq ft office space, diverse podiatric pathology seen, well trained staff. Low overhead, flexible arrangements. Call  (717) 903-8734 or email aev0497@hotmail.com 
 
PRACTICES WANTED FOR SALE OR MERGER
 
Southern California based podiatry group is seeking to add podiatry practices to our growing group. Currently we have 12 locations including MRI, CT, PT and Surgical Center facilities.  We have excellent contracts with insurance companies and highly trained surgeons.  We are looking for potential doctors who may want to merge with our group for better practice management and improved payer contract with opportunity for ancillary services.  We are also looking to acquire practices and pay a competitive price for the practice based on market valuation.  For more information please contact. Please Contact us at: bbaravarian@me.com
 
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
 
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