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November 20, 2017 #6,061 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS

NY Podiatrist Discusses Tendonitis on The Top of the Foot

Inflammation of the extensor tendons that straightens the toes is a very common cause of pain on the top of the foot. “This area is very bony, so it’s easy for all the tendons there to become inflamed,” explains New York podiatrist Dr. Jacqueline Sutera. “It could be from wearing strappy or badly fitting shoes, tying your laces too tight, walking too long—really anything that causes pressure, because the area is so sensitive.”

Dr. Jacqueline Sutera

Treatments include rest (limit walking and standing until the pain is gone), ice, NSAIDs, and compression. Supportive shoes are a must: “This is not the time to be in heels or flats,” says Dr. Sutera. Once the pain has subsided, ease back into high-impact exercise. Tendonitis is often an overuse injury, and doing too much too soon increases the chances of re-injury. If self-care doesn’t help, your doctor may recommend physical therapy.

Source: Karyn Repinski, Health [11/16/17]

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INTERNATIONAL PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY

UK Podiatrist Brings Footcare and Compassion to Homeless

Deborah Monk works as a visiting podiatrist at Regent Residential Care Home in Worcester run by Sanctuary Care, but she uses her spare time to give free podiatric care, socks, and even shoes to homeless people. She feels so passionately that something must be done to help the many homeless who are on their feet in all kinds of weather that she set up the charity Forgotten Feet to see that their foot needs are not ignored.

Deborah Monk

Monk says: “Homeless people, needless to say, are on their feet in all weathers. Sometimes they may not have taken their shoes or socks off for over a month and a lot of them have experienced real self-neglect."

Source: Angeline Albert, carehome.co.uk News [11/17/17]

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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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MACRA UPDATE
Takeaways on the 2018 MACRA Final Rule - Part 8
 
8. CMS estimates that substantially more providers will qualify for the Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) track in 2018 than in 2017.
 
With the inclusion of the new Medicare Share Savings Program (MSSP) Track 1+ as a qualifying Advanced APM and the re-opening of applications for the Next Generation ACO Model and Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) program, CMS estimates that the number of clinicians in the APM track will double from an expected 70,000 to 120,000 clinicians in 2017 to 185,000 to 250,000 in the 2018 performance year. The increase in APM track participants, combined with an increase in clinicians exempt from QPP, would make MIPS far more competitive.
 
Source: Tony Panjamapirom and Rob Lazerow, Health Data Management [11/3/17]
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TIP OF THE DAY

Tips to Improve Patient Collections - Part 6

6. Facilitate three-way negotiations
 
"Patients often have unmet deductibles that consume the allowable from the insurer. [Practices can] call the patient and ask him or her to hold, while [they] conference in the payer [and], then negotiate on the patient's behalf to try to get some reimbursement from the insurance company. Payers are typically more willing to negotiate with the patient on the phone. Even if unsuccessful, the practice is perceived as fighting on behalf of the patient instead of being the 'bad guy.'" - Sean McSweeney, MBA
 
Source: Steph Weber, Physicians Practice [11/9/17]
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES) - PART 1

RE: The Passing of Milton Lapoff, DPM

Dr. Milton Lapoff passed away at the age of 87. He was a 1956 graduate of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and was a faculty member there from 1958-61. He practiced in NY from 1956-1981 and in Florida (with his son Kevin Lapoff, DPM) from 1982 -2010.

Dr. Milton Lapoff

Dr. Lapoff served as president of both the Queens County (NY) Podiatry Association and the Palm Beach County (FL) Podiatric Medical Association. While in New York, he served as medical advisor to the Queens County Supreme Court.

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES) - PART 2

RE: The Passing of Glen D. Fields, DPM

Dr. Glen D. Fields, age 96, and a 36 year resident and practicing podiatrist in Roseburg, passed away peacefully on October 25, 2017 at his daughter’s home in Vancouver, Washington, surrounded by his family and long-time friends.

A loving and adored father, Glen spent the last 10 years in the Vancouver area near his youngest daughter, Tracy. Throughout his life, he was a World War II Marine veteran, a police officer in Chula Vista, California, and recreational pilot, as well as a podiatrist.

Source: Roseburg News Review [11/17/17]

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NEWS STORIES)

RE: NY Podiatrist Urges Those Using Nail Salons to Bring Their Own Instruments
From: Janet McCormick, MS

Suggesting a patient take her own implements to a nail salon sounds good, but it most times is not. Most of them will NOT wash them after use, and then drop them into their purse in a plastic bag for use on the next visit. The microbes love that environment and multiply greatly. This means re-introduction of their own highly multiplied microbes back onto their feet on the next visit. And many times, that is just as bad as the technician transferring another client's microbes onto them. If they do wash them (a spritz?), they usually do not have the capability of disinfecting or sterilizing them - still contaminated.

I suggest that you tell your patients to check with their friends to find a salon that is known for their cleanliness - though even that can be deceiving. They might also call salons to ask if they have an autoclave; even ask if their technicians are trained in the use of asepsis in their services. If the salons do not know what the word asepsis means, then suggest your patients go elsewhere. And keep trying to find a safe salon.

Janet McCormick, MS, Nailcare Academy

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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Marilyn's Shoes Immortalizied

Here's my newest waiting room art. I commissioned an artist to depict a 3D Marilyn Monroe piece. It was painstakingly created in two months. The framing logistics with backlit LED lighting took another two months and 3 men to install it.

Marilyn's Shoes are Art

This art piece also includes three pairs of Marilyn Monroe's personally owned/worn shoes. I have two more pieces under construction, including the most iconic pair of shoes known to exist.

Hartley Miltchin, DPM, Toronto, Canada 

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CLASSIFIED ADS - PART 1 ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
ASSOCIATE POSITION - NORTHERN NJ

 Established office w/ 5 DPMs. Large referral base from PCPs, vascular, peds and orthopedists. Well-rounded hospital/surgical center based practice. All aspects of foot and ankle care. Many new patients weekly, solid surgical schedule. Modern office w/ EMR. Involved with residency program. Must have strong ethics and highly motivated. Serious associates only leading to partnership. Must have PMSR/RRA or equivalent training. Competitive compensation package. Starting July 2018. Please email CV to Northnjpod1@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 - 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.
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA  

Riverside County. Full time, motivated, outgoing associate wanted for immediate opening. Multi-office, multi-doctor practice is looking for hard-working individual to treat wide range of patients. All aspects of care including very busy office, surgery, senior retirement communities and managed care. Speaking Spanish is a definite plus. Hospital and surgical center privileges available. If you are willing to work and have good people skills, email your CV to ocpodiatryoffice@gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE PODIATRIST - ST. LOUIS METRO AREA

Our thriving practice is seeking an associate who can add increased growth to our practice with potential partnership opportunity. Candidate will be responsible for providing surgical/office-based podiatric care, treatment regarding the forefoot/rear foot pathology with special emphasis of high at-risk limb population, including diabetic wound care, bunions, hammertoes, soft tissue and bone pathology. Email CV and Cover Letter to: heiens57@hotmail.com
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ASSOCIATE POSITION – MARYLAND 
 
Come join our team of top docs.  Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC is  proud to announce the need for help in our busy, multi-faceted group practice (Maryland location).  Doctor leaving busy, established practice. Start date August 1, 2018.  Immediate patient volume to fill your schedule.  We have all the administrative, marketing, and assistant help in place to help make your practice a success.  See patients, do your charting, and leave the rest to us.  Email your resume and cover letter to mddpm@comcast.net . We look forward to receiving your information!
 
MOBILE PODIATRIST- NEW JERSEY 
 
Well-established and fast growing house-call podiatry practice (www.homefootcareservices.com ) in need of part-time or full-time podiatrist to do house-calls for homebound patients in NJ. Looking for hard-working, energetic, compassionate doctor. Competitive salary plus bonuses and benefits, administrative support, EMR. Applicants MUST have NJ Podiatry license. Email resume to Lana.Raginsky@homefootcareservices.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – SANTA FE, NM 
 
Busy and growing practice in the Santa Fe area looking for a high-energy doctor who is seeking full-time employment and can add increased growth to our group. We currently have 10 locations and offer a unique opportunity to treat in under-served areas. Competitive compensation. 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
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – DELAWARE,  OHIO 
 
Do you dream of practicing in a beautiful environment with three supportive, qualified colleagues and staff who are passionate about providing exemplary care? We have been thriving in Delaware, Ohio, near Columbus, for 35 years.  Senior doctor retiring July 1, 2021.  You could be a co-owner in 3 ½ years.  If you’re passionate, positive, ABFAS qualified, and want to learn the “business” of practicing medicine, we should meet.  Visit us at www.FAAWC.com. Contact Elia Ali at elia@faawc.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA 
 
Group practice seeking hard working associate after January 1. ABFAS certified or 3 year residency preferred. Should have exceptional interest in forefoot and rearfoot surgery and wound care. Competitive salary and benefits with bonus and partnership opportunities. Near mountains and lakes. Forward letter of introduction and CV to: scsoledocs@gmail.com.
 
UCSF LIMB PRESERVATION FELLOWSHIP
The University of California, San Francisco is currently accepting applications for its 12-month Fellowship Program for Limb Preservation training beginning on August 1st, 2018. Salary: $60,000, Benefits Included Research Opportunities. Please submit: Letter of Interest, CV, 3 Letters of Recommendation to matt.kuhn@ucsf.edu Interviews will be held on Friday, December 15th, 2017.  For more information, please contact Dr. Alex Reyzelman  alex.reyzelman@ucsf.edu  415-353-4366 or drug development to treat or prevent the disease in humans.
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.
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