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October 30, 2017 #6,046 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR PM FUTURE STARS

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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PM NEWS QUICK POLL RESULTS
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How many CMEs should you be allowed to take online?
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AT THE COLLEGES
PA Podiatrist Highlighted in TUSPM Gallery of Success Showcase
 
Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association (PPMA) President Maryann Hartzell, DPM, TUSPM class of 1991, was honored last week as an award recipient in Temple University's Gallery of Success. 
 
Drs. Maryann Hartzell and TUSPM Dean John Mattiacci
 
According to the Temple website, this exhibit "showcases Temple University alumni who have utilized the skills and knowledge learned at Temple to chart their own paths in their studied fields." In Dr. Hartzell's case, it was under the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. All honorees will be highlighted for one year in the Gallery of Success Showcase.
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PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
Proper Footcare Makes Halloween a Fun Fitness Activity: CA Podiatrist
 
At first glance, a holiday spent gathering as many sweet treats as possible hardly seems part of a healthy lifestyle. “It’s not the treats that make Halloween fitness friendly, but rather the energy and time expended in gathering them, i.e. walking,” says foot and ankle specialist Adam Howard, DPM“Proper footwear will be vital for an evening of trick-or-treating fun. Nothing will bring the festivities to a halt faster than a raw rub spot or painful blister on your foot, and having to limp all the way home." 
 
Dr. Adam Howard
 
"Any injury that does not show healing in a couple of days should be evaluated by a podiatric physician as-soon-as-possible. So, ditch the costume shoes, and opt for a pair of comfortable, well-fitting shoes with good arch and heel support, non-skid soles, and firm lacing. Tennis shoes are a good choice, and make a great place for applying bright yellow or white reflective tape to help increase visibility when it gets dark," says Dr. Howard.
 
Source: Cision [10/27/17]
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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY
OH Podiatrist Runs for Re-election to Beachwood School Board
 
The five candidates seeking the three open Beachwood Board of Education positions met the public Thursday night during the Hillcrest Chapter League of Women Voters Greater Cleveland Candidates Forum. Among them was Dr. Brian Weiss, a 13-year Board member.
 
Dr. Brian Weiss
 
"Our job is to keep (the district) ranked excellent," Weiss said. "I would like to make them better than excellent."
 
Source: Jeff Piorkowski, Cleveland Plain Dealer [10/27/17]
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ON THE INTERNATIONAL LECTURE CIRCUIT
CA Podiatrist, at Spanish Symposium, Calls for End of Diabetic Amputation
 
Dr. David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA), repeated the call for a worldwide effort to eliminate preventable amputations in people with diabetes over the next generation. This call was first made by Diabetes Australia Chair and podiatrist Dr. Peter Lazzarini in 2015. 
 
Julio Cuadrillero, Co-Chair of the Congress with Dr. David Armstrong
 
Armstrong spoke to a group of more than 1,000 clinicians from around the world at the 48th Congress of the Spanish College of Podiatry in Salamanca. The symposium covered topics ranging from diabetic limb salvage to sports medicine to next-generation methods for clubfoot treatment. 
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PODIATRISTS AND THE LAW
MI Podiatrist's Career Ended Over Opioid Rxs
 
A St. Joseph doctor’s career is ending with a plea deal over diverting opioids and insurance fraud. Berrien County Prosecutor Michael Sepic announced Thursday that Dr. Craig Sherwood, 65, a podiatrist, pleaded no contest to 10 felony counts – five counts of diverting opioids and five counts of healthcare fraud. The delivery counts are 20-year maximums and the fraud counts are four-year maximums, Sepic said. However, Sepic said he agreed not to seek incarceration.
 
Source: Jim Dalgleish, Herald Palladium [10/27/17] 
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES) - PART 1
RE: The Passing of Dean D. Purtzer, DPM
 
Dr. Dean Purtzer
 
Dr. Dean D. Purtzer, 91, a resident of Brandon, MS went home to his Heavenly Father on Tuesday morning, October 24, 2017 with his wife at his side in their home. He attended Podiatry College in Chicago, IL where he received his doctorate degree in podiatry in 1951. Dean then practiced Podiatry in Columbus, NE with his wife as his nurse until 1979 when they moved to Mississippi and practiced in Jackson, MS until his retirement in 1991.
 
Source: Clarion Ledger [10/26/17]
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES) - PART 2
RE: The Passing of Maynard Harvey Rasmussen, DPM
 
Dr. Maynard Harvey Rasmussen passed peacefully away in his home surrounded by his loving family on October 21, 2017. Dr. Rasmussen graduated with his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1972, followed by a residency program.
 
Dr. Maynard Rasmussen
 
After graduation, he and his young family relocated to Utah, where he began his professional career as a podiatrist in Ogden. He practiced podiatry for over 30 years in South Ogden. He also practiced in satellite offices in Morgan and Salt Lake City. 
 
Source: Standard-Examiner [10/27/17]
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QUERIES (NON-CLINICAL)
Query: Lunula Laser
 
I would appreciate any feedback on people’s experience with the Lunula laser with respect to fungal nails.
 
Samuel Rosenwald, DPM
 
Toronto, Canada
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 1A
From: Lee C. Rogers, DPM, Ed Davis, DPM
 
The Internet has made education available to everyone with a connection, without unnecessary time and travel expense. I encourage our state boards of podiatry to modernize their CME requirements to take advantage of these advancements in technology and the renaissance that will be the future of learning.
 
Lee C. Rogers, DPM, Los Angeles, CA
 
Dr. Sherman is right concerning the issue of certain states restricting online CME. One can go to a "brick and mortar" CME seminar but no one can ensure that attention to the subject matter presented occurs nor that the attendee is even awake. Online CME generally requires that attendees read the material presented and answer questions to ensure learning.
 
Ed Davis, DPM, San Antonio, TX
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 1B
From: Jarrod Shapiro, DPM
 
I'm writing in response to Dr. Sherman's comments about online CME. I agree with his comments and support the opinion that online CME should be unlimited in all states. Simply put, the content and delivery is the same, the requirements for proof of viewing is higher than at live conferences, and this delivery method is appropriate for adult learners. The various online CME available allows a physicians to receive rapid answers to topical clinical problems using on-demand education services. This format is innovative and able to change with developing technologies. Allowing online CME to flourish is equivalent in the medical community to the progress of the Internet itself. This system must be allowed to develop.
 
Disclaimer: Dr. Shapiro writes the column Practice Perfect for PRESENT e-Learning Systems.
 
Jarrod Shapiro, DPM, Pomona, CA
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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 – NEW YORK
 
We are excited to offer an opening in Astoria and Valley Stream for a podiatrist seeking to start a new practice or move an existing practice over. The buildings already include a successful interventional pain management practice, large physical therapy practice, chiropractic & acupuncture practices. The spaces are beautifully built out, furnished, and well established.  Rent inclusive of most expenses as well as Excellent Locations!! Text or Call Dr G 516.220.5782  or email drg@nyrehab.com
 
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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.
 
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 POSTION - WASHINGTON STATE
 
Three DPM practice looking to replace departing associate in busy General/surgical podiatric practice. High growth area with new hospital under construction and multidisciplinary ASC available with ownership option. Podiatric medical practices in the area remain independent, and interest in buy-in with existing associate preferred. Supportive medical community with good balance of urban/rural environment. Great access to  Seattle/Tacoma, Puget Sound, mountains and the NW great outdoors. Reply to hr@kitsappodiatry.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITIONS – IOWA & KENTUCKY 
 
A provider of high quality podiatric care in nursing facilities is looking for a podiatrist to treat patients in Iowa & Kentucky. We are a fast growing company looking for motivated, caring podiatrists. Full-time and part-time positions available. Please send your CV & cover letter to office@easternpodiatrypllc.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 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 – 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
 
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