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December 28, 2017 #6,089 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
FL Podiatrist Discusses Treatment of Weeping Leg Wounds
 
"Weeping, difficult-to-heal leg wounds are often due to venous insufficiency," says podiatrist David Raynor, DPM. "Venous insufficiency is sluggish blood flow in veins of the lower extremity. Veins do not possess the muscular quality of arteries and are more vulnerable to stretching when tasked with more volume than they were meant to handle. The heart is not strong enough to pump blood to the toes and back itself," says Dr. Raynor.
 
Dr. David Raynor
 
"Applying ointments and bandages to weeping legs rarely helps wounds to heal, because the weeping isn’t simply due to a wound; rather, it is due to the fluid pressure beneath the skin. Reducing the fluid volume and pressure beneath the skin is necessary for successful healing in most cases. Compression hose and specialized dressings called Unna’s boots are mainstays of treatment for this problem for some patients when indicated; however, applying pressure dressings should not be done until the cause of the fluid issue is properly diagnosed," says Raynor.
 
Source: Citrus County Chronicle [12/25/17]
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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY
NY Podiatrist's Foundation Serves Holiday Lunch At Ronald McDonald House
 
Families at Ronald McDonald House in Valhalla got their own holiday treat on Friday.
 
L to R: Anna Murphy, Mary Beirne, Dr. Kathy Reilly Fallon, James Fallon, Alex Hartson, Meghan Hartson
 
Heavenly Productions, an Armonk based charity founded by Dr. Kathy Reilly Fallon, served up a holiday lunch on Friday, featuring wraps, macaroni salad, and two trays of cookies. The food was donated by DeCiccio and Sons.
 
Source: Sam Barron, Armonk Daily Voice [12/25/17]
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PODIATRIC PRODUCTS IN THE NEWS
Orthotics Increase Blood Flow to Feet 
 
Footbeat is a Grand Junction-based company started by David and Matt Mayer that makes a device that helps medical patients and athletes increase circulation by acting like a heart for a person's feet and legs by compressions of the veins in the feet. The device sits in the insole of a person's shoes and provides a compression to the arch of the foot at certain intervals. The increased circulation helps remove tissue fluid and metabolic waste to jump-start the healing or recovery process. 
 
Footbeat orthotics
 
The product fits in certain shoes and is operable through a remote control and can be programmed through a phone app. It only works when the person is sitting or lying down and immediately shuts off when walking, as each step produces a similar blood flow.
 
Source: Joe Vaccarelli, The Daily Sentinel [12/26/17]
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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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E-HEALTH NEWS

Essential Provisions to Include in EHR Contracts  -  Part 4

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.

4. Establish a Busness Associate Relationship
 
Some practices are beginning to add language that enables them to audit the vendor's security logs to determine who had access to the provider's live system and data. "it's hard to have good assurance about privacy and security of data if you don't have that kind of audit written into the contract," asserts Corinne Smith who has worked for Seton Healthcare Family and UT Health Center San Antonio with complex healthcare interactions and contracting.
 
Source: Health Data Management
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TIP OF THE DAY
Four Steps to Forsake Procrastinating as a Lifestyle - Part 2
 
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:
 
2)  Make a Roster — Buoyed by your early success, make a roster of everything you've been putting off. This could be a long list... but no matter. Pick one task you'll tackle this week. Stay focused and don't fret about the others on the list.
 
Source: Jeff Davidson, Physicians Practice [12/22/17]
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QUERIES (NON-CLINICAL)
Query: Best Way to Study for 10-Year Forefoot Boards
 
Can anyone recommend what is the best way to prepare for the 10- year surgical forefoot boards?
 
Dean Spellman, DPM, Bronx, NY
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 1
RE: Due Process Rights and Peer Review
From: Richard B. Willner, DPM
 
Medical peer review is the process by which a committee of physicians investigates the medical care rendered by a colleague in order to determine whether accepted standards of care have been met. The professional or personal conduct of a physician may also be investigated. If the  committee finds that the physician departed from accepted standards, it may recommend limiting or terminating the physician’s privileges at that institution. If the physician’s privileges are restricted for more than 30 days, federal law requires the peer review committee to report that fact to the National Practitioner Data Bank. 
 
There is no federal statute that requires peer review committees to observe due process, which the Supreme Court has defined as...
 
Editor's note: Dr. Willner's extended-length letter can be read here.  
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 2
RE: Rules of Evidence and Professional Practice
From: W. David Herbert DPM, JD
 
Anyone who is interested in determining who can do what to whom in a medical sense should review the appropriate licensing acts of all medical type providers in states like Montana, Alaska, and Minnesota. I also recommend that they review the scope of practice of naturopaths in states where they are licensed. Not too long ago, I was contacted by several state legislatures about the issue of nurse anesthetists obtaining hospital privileges on hospitals that only employed anesthesiologists. The unlimited scope of practice of nurse anesthetists was not the issue. Only the politics involving who was granted hospital privileges in the larger hospitals was the issue. In states where they are allowed to practice independently, many nurse anesthetists have larger incomes than many primary care physicians.
 
In a medical malpractice case in some states, nurses can testify against physicians and vice versa depending on the issue. In a lawsuit involving medical providers, it will be your malpractice carrier that will determine whether you are covered or not. How it is in Florida is not how it is everywhere when it comes to the practice of anything that might be related to medicine.
 
W. David Herbert DPM, JD, Billings, MT 
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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Outrageous Shoes of the Day

Women's cavalry boots?

Source: Iris Schieferstein via Virtual Shoe Museum

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MEETING NOTICES

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CLASSIFIED ADS - PART 2 ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
ASSOCIATE POSITION - HARTFORD CONNECTICUT 
 
Great Opportunity: A well-established four doctor practice is looking for a personable, well trained individual to join us in July 2018.  You must be comfortable with all phases of podiatric practice and have three years of surgical training. Board Eligible/Certified.  You will assume the patient care of a retiring partner.  Competitive salary and benefits.  Partnership potential.  Forward your resume to “I am your new associate” at jsk506@aol.com or fax 860-721-6395
 
FULL TIME ASSOCIATE – MANHATTAN 
 
Full-time associate wanted for dynamic surgically oriented multi state practice based out of Manhattan and ever expanding. Applicant must be BQ/BE PM&S 36 or equivalently trained and must have active NY and NJ (or able to qualify to obtain) licensure. Applicant must be team oriented, flexible and personable. Will suit someone looking for a long term position with opportunity to grow in the future. Please send inquiries to daria.nichiforova@deloorpodiatry.com
 
POSITIONS AVAILABLE- NEW YORK 
 
Looking for podiatrists to see residents in nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted livings throughout New York.  Great opportunity for full-time or part-time income. Positions available immediately!  inquiries to: phasetwopodiatry@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 – 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
 
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.
 
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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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