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October 25, 2017 #6,043 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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Nominations Open for PM Future Stars

Starting in 2018, Podiatry Management Magazine will be publishing a new feature highlighting young practitioners. We are asking our readers to nominate potential candidates who are making a difference. We invite you to send us the name of a young practitioner (less than 10 years since graduation) and why s/he should be recognized. Self-nominations will be accepted. Simply write to bblock@podiatrym.com

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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY
NY Podiatrist Awarded Fellowship into RCPS of Glasgow
 
David Davidson, DPM has been honored with a Fellowship into The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPS) of Glasgow. This honor is bestowed to physicians, surgeons, and podiatrists who, in the opinion of the College, have made substantial contributions to their specialty, or are senior members of their profession whose published works and attainments are of such distinction as to justify election.
 
Dr. David Davidson
 
The RCPS includes such notables as Joseph Lister, a British surgeon and pioneer of antiseptic surgery and David Livingston, a pioneer medical missionary. Dr. Davidson will be awarded a Fellowship and be part of the induction ceremony in Glasgow, Scotland in June, 2018.
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MEETING NEWS
GTEF Survives 2017 No Nonsense Meeting in New Orleans
 
The Greater Texas Education Foundation (GTEF) No Nonsense Meeting in New Orleans was a great success with over 100 doctors and residents attending. Sam Mendicino, DPM,  Conference Chairman and GTEF Director, said, "I am so thankful we were able to hold the conference and still raise funds for the Houston residency programs." 
 
(L-R) Drs. Stephen Eichelsdorfer, Sam Mendicino, and Vasu Rao
 
The meeting overcame hurricane Nate, Friday the 13th, and even an oyster shortage - to still provide a terrific interactive meeting. The next GTEF meetings will be in Sicily in 2018.
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INTERNATIONAL MEETING NEWS
Canadian Podiatrist Receives Distinguished Service Award
 
Joseph Stern, DPM, past president of the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association (CPMA) was presented with the “Distinguished Service Award” for his “Exceptional Leadership” in serving the profession from current CPMA President Dr. Brad Sonnema at its annual general meeting this past weekend in Toronto, Canada.
 
(L-R) Drs. Joseph Stern and Brad Sonnema
 
Dr. Stern served for six years as the CPMA president, and his dedication and hard work were most productive at the local, national, and international levels.
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PODIATRIC PRODUCTS IN THE NEWS
PRESENT Announces New Alliance Partnership with the AZPMA
 
PRESENT e-Learning Systems has announced its newest Alliance Partner, the Arizona Podiatric Medical Association (AZPMA). The PRESENT Alliance Partners program establishes cooperative partnerships with membership organizations within the fields of podiatry and wound care, with the goal of supporting each other's activities and bringing a richer menu of valuable services to each organization's members.
 
Drs. Alan Sherman and Alan Discont
 
PRESENT e-Learning Systems CEO Alan Sherman, DPM said, "We are very pleased to be working with the Arizona Podiatric Medical Association and their president Alan Discont, DPM. Sherman went on to add, "The Arizona Podiatric Medical Association, with 183 current members, serves the nation's 15th largest state by population. We are very happy to be partnering with them to provide valuable services to their members."
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RELEVANT RESEARCH
Custom Orthotics Work a Bit Better Than Pre-Fabs: Study
 
It could take a little time for orthotic shoe inserts to help relieve plantar heel pain, but the pre-fabricated versions sold in drugstores may work just as well as more expensive custom alternatives, a recent study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from 19 previously published studies with a total of 1,660 participants. They found moderate-quality evidence that orthotic shoe inserts worked better than sham inserts at reducing pain after people had worn them for a bit - from about 7 to 12 weeks of use.
 
Glen Whittaker
 
For this same time frame, customized orthotics appeared a bit better at easing pain than pre-fabricated versions. “Our finding that foot orthoses can effectively reduce pain suggests that they are a valid treatment option for plantar heel pain,” said lead study author Glen Whittaker, a podiatry researcher at La Trobe University in Victoria, Australia.
 
Source: Lisa Rapaport, Reuters Health [10/20/17]
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TIP OF THE DAY
Things to Ask Your EHR Vendor About Security - Part 4
 
4.  "What are their financial resources?"
 
In addition to trusting their EHR vendor, he says physician practices need to know their vendor can invest in resolving any security breaches. Specifically, practices should ask the vendor about the status of their cybersecurity coverage. Good follow-up questions include: What level of coverage does the vendor have? Are the premiums paid in full?
 
Source: Aine Crysts, Physicians Practice [10/12/17]
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QUERIES (CLINICAL)
RE: Should we Prescribe Diuretics for Pedal or Ankle Edema?
From: Elliot Udell, DPM
 
From time to time, patients present to all of our office with complaints of pedal or ankle edema. In most cases, their internists will either prescribe support hose and or oral diuretics. In discussion with colleagues, there seems to be a split in opinion over whether we as podiatrists should prescribe oral diuretics when indicated. What are some of the prevailing feelings about whether podiatrists should prescribe diuretics for patients with pedal edema or refer them to the patients' primary care physician?
 
Elliot Udell, DPM, Hickville, NY
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL)
RE: An Open Message to My Colleagues
From: Bradley W. Bakotic, DPM, DO
 
After much internal debate, I’ve chosen to step down as CEO of Bako Integrated Physician Solutions (Bako) and resign from its Board of Directors as the result of principled differences with the company. I will no longer be involved in their educational initiatives or laboratory services. Bako represents the embodiment of my life’s work to this point, and coming to the decision to begin a new chapter in my professional life has been extremely difficult. 
 
That being said, I have not completely excluded the possibility of a future return to Bako should our differences be hashed out. On the heels of the prior somber news, let me relate a silver lining that is giving me a more altruistic sense of...
 
Editor's note: Dr. Bakotic's extended-length letter can be read here.
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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP
RE: If it Looks Like a Duck...
 
I recently received a referral from a local pediatrician with the diagnosis duck walk - R26.89 (Other abnormalities of gait and mobility). Given the old adage, I will wait to see what shows up. I looked up the code and it is a real code.
 
Timothy P. Shea, DPM, Concord, CA
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CLASSIFIED ADS - PART 1 ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
ASSOCIATE POSITION – PENNSYLVANIA 
 
Great part-time opportunity for a board qualified/certified podiatrist. Some office-based experience and an outgoing personality a must. Located in Doylestown PA. 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
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - ST AUGUSTINE FLORIDA
 
Busy practice looking for a full-time associate. PSR-36 Board qualified/certified foot and ankle surgeon. My practice has state-of-the-art equipment with the latest technologies and cutting edge procedures. Candidate must be personable, outgoing and motivated with excellent clinical and surgical skills.  Ability to be busy from day one. Partnership opportunity. Must be competent in all areas conservative and surgical treatments of the foot and ankle. Competitive salary and benefits. Email CV to drfootwound@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – SAN FRANCISCO, CA 
 
We have an immediate, full-time opening in our fast-paced, technologically driven, Sports Medicine Practice. If you’re looking for a collaborative team environment, with an emphasis on work-life balance then we want to hear from you. No travel. No wound care. No Medicare. Candidate must have strong biomechanical and surgical background. Generous salary and benefits. Applications accepted online at http://www.fdfac.com/z/about-careers.html
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - MULTI-SPECIALTY GROUP IN LOS ANGELES 
 
Join the group/ limb preservation team and our teaching faculty. Must be well trained in limb preservation, trauma, and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. Starting guaranteed base salary of 120,000/yr with incentives & benefits. Send CV with 3 references to podiatricri@yahoo.com  attention Stan Mathis, DPM
 
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 – MANHATTAN
 
Experienced  medical and surgical podiatrist. Immediate opening in 5th Avenue Manhattan office. Call immediately  email Dr. JSF  or call 914-523-1210.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – MARYLAND 
 
Come join our team of top docs. Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC is looking for help in our busy, multi-faceted group practice (Maryland location), with all the bells and whistles.  Associate position available in one of our established Montgomery County, MD locations. We have all the administrative, marketing, and assistant help in place to help make your practice, with us, a success. See patients, do your charting, and leave the rest to us.  Email your resume and cover letter to newdpm@footandankle-usa.com. We look forward to receiving your information!
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - NEBRASKA
 
Busy practice in Central Nebraska looking for a full-time associate. Board qualified/certified necessary. Ability to step right in and be busy from day one. Partnership opportunity. Buy-in to surgery center and/or physician owned hospital possible. Competitive compensation with good benefits. Must be competent in all areas conservative and surgical treatments of the foot and ankle. We are looking for a positive and upbeat doctor who is ready to work. Email CV to footdoc5020@gmail.com.
 
POSITIONS AVAILABLE - MISSOURI, KANSAS, OKLAHOMA
 
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 .
 
ASSOCIATE POSITIONS – KENTUCKY  
 
A provider of high quality podiatric care in nursing facilities is looking for podiatrists to treat patients in Kentucky. We are a fast growing company looking for motivated, caring podiatrists. We offer full-time and part-time positions, with flexible schedules and an unmatched potential for growth. Send your CV and cover letter to office@easternpodiatrypllc.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. Our 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 - 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.
 
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
 
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
 
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CLASSIFIED ADS PART 2 - PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
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
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE – BOSTON AREA 
 
Well established 15 year practice located north of Boston.  Surgical privilege at two hospitals. Practice grossed $230K on a two-day per week basis.  Patient backlog exists for  full time. Low overhead, excellent referral basis.  Motivated owner will stay for transition.  Please send your inquiry to drcatherinewu@gmail.com.
 
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