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December 27, 2017 #6,088 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY - PART 1
MN Podiatrist Skates Between Bedside and Rink-side
 
Dr. Gregory Rouw bucked tradition when he was about 15 and performed to Pink Floyd's "Time" — on the ice. It was a men's singles routine, and Pink Floyd was not in the usual music repertoire for figure skaters. "My coach didn't want me to skate to it," Rouw said. "It was not OK to skate to current music back then." Now 52, Rouw is a judge for U.S. Figure Skating. And performers are looser with music and costumes.
 
Dr. Gregory Rouw
 
This week he's an alternate judge for the 2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, California. The national competition from Dec. 29-Jan. 7 will feed athletes to the February Winter Olympics in South Korea. Most days Roux puts on scrubs rather than ice skates for work as a podiatrist at Central Minnesota Foot and Ankle, which he owns with his wife, Dr. Karen Rouw. 
 
Source: Nora G. Hertel, St. Cloud Times [12/24/17]
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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY - PART 2
New House a "Christmas Miracle" for PA Podiatrist
 
Homeowner Dr. Susan Gamble likes to think of her freshly painted yellow bungalow in Collingswood as her “Christmas miracle.” With time running out, Gamble hurriedly closed the deal for the house and moved in a week ago, just hours after she sold her home in nearby Haddon Township. A few days earlier, it had appeared that needed last-minute repairs on her new home could put the sale in jeopardy.
 
Dr. Susan Gamble with Phoebe in front of new house (Photo: Clem Murray)
 
Gamble, chief of podiatry at the VA Hospital in Philadelphia became the first to acquire a home in Collingswood under a program launched in February by the borough to fix up abandoned properties that have become eyesores in the South Jersey community. At least 40 properties have been targeted for renovations and put up for sale at market value. “I love it. I’m very happy,” Gamble said standing on the sidewalk in front of her house .
 
Source: Melanie Burney, The Philadelphia Inquirer [12/23/17]
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PODIATRIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES IN THE NEWS
Paragon 28® Launches the Gorilla® Lateral Column Plating System
 
The Gorilla® Lateral Column Plating System was developed to offer surgeons a dedicated plating system designed to aid in the stabilization, fusion, and fixation of the lateral column. This construct allows for strength, stability, and compression throughout the lateral column, which can help address certain cases of Charcot reconstruction where plantar subluxation of the cuboid may result in ulceration.
 
Dr. Douglas Blacklidge
 
This plate and screw construct consists of a dorsal plate placed on the 4th metatarsal, 5th metatarsal, and cuboid that can accept a 5.5 mm Type II anodized, non-locking, solid plate screw. This screw interfaces with the plate and is intended to span from the space between the 4th and 5th metatarsals, through the cuboid and into the posterior aspect of the calcaneus. Paragon 28® is grateful for the significant contributions Douglas Blacklidge, DPM has made as the surgeon designer of this system.
 
Source: Worldnet Daily [12/22/17]
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MEDICAL ECONOMICS
Physician Pay Increased in 2017 as Demand Grew: Study
 
Physician compensation across the country grew 5.1% in 2017 as increased demand put pressure on labor markets, according to a new study from Doximity, a social network for physicians and advanced practice clinicians. By studying physician job opportunities and compensation data, the report found significant job advertisements and compensation growth, analyzing 20 of the largest metropolitan areas and 15 common medical specialties.
 
Drawn from a sample of more than 12,000 physician job advertisements nationally, the report details the parts of the country and which medical specialties have the highest demand for physicians. Compensation growth was drawn from 40,000 self-reported compensation surveys.
 
Source: Jeff Lagasse, MD Linx [12/21/17]
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E-HEALTH NEWS

Essential Provisions to Include in EHR Contracts  -  Part 3

As more healthcare providers are considering potential changes in electronic health records, it's time to take a fresh look at the contracts they are signing. Providers need to insert more protections in their legal documents as they make decisions to change vendors.

3. Establish a Busness Associate Relationship
 
EHR vendors often work with live patient data, so ensuring compliance with HIPAA requirements is essential, says Corinne Smith who has worked for Seton Healthcare Family and UT Health Center San Antonio with complex healthcare interactions and contracting. "A vendor needs to be a business associate for HIPAA purposes, and the contract needs to have a business associate agreement attached to it." Essential provisions for HIPAA need to spell out who will pay the costs of a breach related to vendor activities, and how you will be indemnified, specifically cyber liability. "General liability generally doesn't cover cyber liability," Smith notes.
 
Source: Health Data Management
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TIP OF THE DAY
Four Steps to Forsake Procrastinating as a Lifestyle - Part 1
 
Only one path leads to you feeling great about yourself and what you've accomplished. The other path (procrastinating), keeps you in a state of concern. Here are some supporting steps on the winning path:
 
1) First Things First — Begin by tackling the primary task confronting you, no matter how unpleasant the initial feeling might be, recognizing that the unpleasant feeling will dissipate once you actually initiate the task. Soon, tackling the important challenge at hand will become second nature to you because the positive strokes you derive become so strong that you will not want to forsake this way of proceeding. Your productivity will rise and your self-regard will rise.
 
Source: Jeff Davidson, Physicians Practice [12/22/17]
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 1A
From: Steven Kravitz, DPM
 
Dr. Markinson makes some very salient points that podiatrists should consider. There is no turning back the clock; physician extenders are here to stay. But the good news is that there has been a change in podiatry recognition of this aspect of delivery care over the past 3 to 4 years. Assessment of the membership of a well-established physician (MD and DPM) only wound healing association provides interesting data on a dramatic shift with podiatric perspective on NPs and PAs. 
 
Four to five years ago, there was much more concern about competition with these practitioners and therefore a conflict of interest. But over the past two to three years, more and more podiatrists are working with...
 
Editor's note: Dr. Kravitz's extended-length letter can be read here
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 1B
From: Janet McCormick, MS
 
As per dental hygienists practicing without supervision, I would truly like to know where that is? I'm thinking that somewhere in the background there is a "dental supervision" requirement, possibly similar to aesthetic spas level peels etc. as long as they are "supervised by a physician." Many of these medical supervisors are not on site, but there is a responsibility there, and they must be within a set distance. And they are financially involved in some way. 
 
I find it doubtful that dental hygienists would escape the supervision of dentists fully. The dental associations are very active in the legislative processes and...
 
Editor's note: Ms. McCormick's extended-length letter can be read here.
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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Outrageous Shoe of the Day

This shoe comes with a warning!

Source: Anastasia Radevich  via Virtual Shoe Museum

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CLASSIFIED ADS - PART 1 ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA  
 
Very busy practice seeking a full-time, self-motivated and hard-working podiatry associate. Competitive salary offered. Please email CV to: podiatrists@icloud.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – TRACY/MANTECA, CA 
 
Federally Qualified Health Center looking for a dedicated medical and surgical podiatrist to work with our team of Primary Care Physicians. Email CV to marivera@cmcenters.org
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTHERN MARYLAND 
 
Established practice looking for a full-time podiatrist for our Waldorf, MD and Clinton, MD locations. Must live within 20 miles from the office. The ideal candidate will have strong clinical skills including ulcer care, diabetes, surgery and general footcare. Must have a strong office personality with the ability to maintain and attract patients. Must be willing to merge into an already established protocol based office. Please send CV to footdocs17@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE NEEDED – WARREN/YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO
 
Ankle & Foot Care Centers operates 20 locations in Northeast Ohio. We are looking to add a full-time podiatric physician to help cover expansion of our Outreach/Home Care Services.  Tremendous growth opportunity for a hardworking individual with an interest in wound care, nursing home and house call patient care.  To learn more about us, visit our website at www.ankleandfootcare.com  Please email your letter of interest and CV to Michael Vallas, Practice Administrator at mike@ankleandfootcare.com
 
2018 GRADUATE ASSOCIATE POSITION - LONG ISLAND
 
Country Foot Care, a Long Island based, well-rounded multiple office group practice seeks 2018 third and fourth year graduating residents or fellows to join our state-of-the-art practices in July. Our practices are affiliated with multiple hospital systems, surgical and wound care centers and a residency program. Requirements: Caring, ethical, board qualified/certified candidates with surgical training and leadership qualities who are willing to live/relocate to the Long Island, NY metro area. Compensation includes biweekly salary, a generous bonus schedule, malpractice and health insurance, paid holidays and PTO. We invite all interested doctors to email their CV to DrLeeb@countryfootcare.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. 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 – BROOKLYN, NY 
 
Excellent, growing podiatry practice is seeking a full time podiatrist to add to our current 2 podiatrists. Excellent compensation for qualified candidates. Please send resume to Metropolitanfootcare@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION- STATEN ISLAND, NY
 
Podiatrist needed Staten Island part time or full time. Send resume Fax: 718-605-3337. or e-mail: Acallawayfootcare@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – CENTRAL NEW JERSEY 
 
Large central NJ orthopedic practice looking for full-time podiatrist with interest in wound care, diabetes, and general footcare. Rearfoot/Ankle training not required. Upcoming 2018 grads and established podiatrists can apply. Must be willing to grow podiatry practice with the ability to maintain and attract patients. Must be willing to live in area as the candidate will actively participate in hospital call and be responsible for inpatient rounds. Please send cv to sdonaruma@midjerseyortho.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
 
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CLASSIFIED ADS PART 2 - PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
PRACTICE FOR SALE - NEW YORK (BROOME COUNTY, NEAR BINGHAMTON)
 
Well established, 37 year practice. No 3rd party Insurance! Patients pay at time of service. Work 3-4 days/week with average gross $675K/year through 2016. Practice emphasis is biomechanics, using video & in-shoe pressure mapping analysis; & onychomycosis treatment using PinPointe laser. Office and equipment modern & high quality. Ready to retire, so make a reasonable offer.  Reply to: uniquepractice@gmail.com 
 
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