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August 20, 2019 #6,487 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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ANNUAL SURVEY NOW ONLINE - WIN VALUABLE PRIZES
Congratulations to Wenjay Sung, DPM of Arcadia, CA, winner of last week's prize, a pair of Bose Alto Audio Augmented Sunglasses. We encourage you to participate in this year's important annual survey. Completing this anonymous survey provides us with valuable data, which we will publish in the February 2020 issue of Podiatry ManagementIt also makes you eligible to win thousands of dollars worth of valuable prizes. Enter by completing this confidential survey and providing your e-mail address in the comments section on the last page of the survey. The earlier you enter, the more chances you have to win.
 
EXPRESS Dual Foot and Ankle System
 
 
***This is also your opportunity to vote for the next DPM and non-DPM inductees into the PM  Podiatry Hall of Fame.
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AT THE COLLEGES
NY Podiatrist Joins NYCPM as Consultant
 
Joseph S. Fox, DPM, MPH, will be NYCPM's new consultant for community affairs, Joel Sturm, COO announced in mid-July. Working out of the President's Office suite, Dr. Fox will help with outreach to alumni in coordination with Dean Lisa Lee, will help with outreach to organizations in coordination with Director of Community Outreach for FCNY Daniel Persons, and serve as a mentor to both students and residents.
 
Dr. Joseph Fox
 
After graduating from NYCPM, Dr. Fox completed a two-year residency in Maryland and earned his MPH at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health - the first DPM to earn an MPH at that institution. He has practiced in Baltimore, New York, and New Jersey, teaching surgical skills in New York as an attending at Beekman New York-Downtown (now Weill-Cornell) and at St. Vincent's Hospital. 
 
Source: NYCPM Footprints [July 2019]
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HOSPITAL PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
WV Podiatrist Joins St. Josephs Hospital
 
St. Joseph’s Hospital recently announced that foot and ankle specialist, Addison Michael, DPM, will now be seeing patients on the campus of Cortland Acres in Thomas.
 
Dr. Addison Michael
 
Dr. Michael graduated from Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in 2015 and completed his residency at Alliance Community Hospital. He is board certfied by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
 
Source: The Intermountain News [8/16/19]
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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY
CA Podiatrist Trying to Save Happy Foot/Sad Foot Sign 
 
The sign featuring an anthropomorphic foot that has been spinning at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Benton Way since 1985 is slated to leave Silver Lake this month—but there could still be hope to save the neighborhood landmark. It was announced in late June that Sunset Foot Clinic, the medical office outside of where the so-called Happy Foot/Sad Foot sign stands, would be relocating to nearby Rampart Village and taking its sign along with it. But Dr. Thomas Lim isn’t letting the sign go gentle into that good night (or to Westlake, as it were).
 
Dr. Thomas Lim and Happy/Sad Foot sign
 
The podiatrist and preservationist is hosting a pop-up shop inside the clinic featuring Happy Foot/Sad Foot merchandise by local artists, including pins from World Famous Original, handmade pillows by Billy Kheel, and T-shirts from Y-Que. According to a post on Billy Kheel’s Instagram, the pop-up is meant to raise both awareness and “funds for [the sign’s] designation as a historic resource to the people of Los Angeles.”
 
Source: Gwynedd Stuart, Los Angeles Magazine [8/16/19]
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PODIATRISTS AND FOOTWEAR
When Buying Shoes, Comfort Reigns Supreme: NY Podiatrist
 
When it comes to the best shoes, finding the right fit is essential, but comfort reigns supreme. And according to the professionals, there are a few brands that fit the bill in terms of support and all-day comfort. Board-certified podiatrist Ernest L. Isaacson, DPM tells Yahoo Lifestyle that the best shoes simply fit and feel good. “Most feet feel better in a low heel or something with good arch support, preferably a custom orthotic, so try to avoid anything too flat or flip-flops for long walks,” he explains.
 
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
 
As far as fit goes, Isaacson says it’s important to make sure there’s “plenty of room for the true width of the foot” which you can determine by standing up at the end of the day when feet are swollen. Isaacson recommends New Balance sneakers for comfort and support, especially for those with wide feet.
 
Source: Adrianna Barrionuevo, Yahoo Lifestyle [8/16/19]
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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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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TIP OF THE DAY
Reasons to Rethink Your Patient Communication Strategy - Part 2
 
Ignoring the communications demands of younger patients is not a winning strategy for any medical practice. Here are some reasons why a unified communications strategy makes sense.
 
2. Digital natives demand greater access - Although Americans of all ages rely on their smartphones to accomplish an ever-expanding array of tasks, millennials and Generation Z are more likely to think of their phones as extensions of themselves. For millennials, phone calls remain the primary method for appointment setting, in-person meetings, and communicating with physicians, but other options are growing: 9 percent set appointments through SMS/text and 5 percent through chat/instant message (IM). Communications with physicians are conducted through SMS/text 5 percent of the time while 3 percent of those conversations take place via chat/IM.
 
Source: Kathy Ford, Physicians Practice [8/5/19]
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES)
RE: The Passing of Paula L. Gilchrist, DPM
 
Dr. Paula Lizak Gilchrist, born January 13, 1953, passed peacefully on Friday, August 16, 2019, after a brief battle with cancer. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Physical Therapy and the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. She completed her residency in podiatric surgery at the Podiatry Hospital of Pittsburgh.
 
Dr. Paula Gilchrist
 
Dr. Gilchrist was a past president of the American Academy of Pain Management and was affiliated with UPMC Mercy and UPMC Shadyside. She had been on the adjunct faculty at the University of Pittsburgh.
 
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (8/18/19] 
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QUERIES (NON-CLINICAL)
Query: Payment for Residency Rotations?
 
I have a question for residency directors. Do department heads at your institution expect to be paid to allow podiatric residents to do their rotations in their departments?
 
Robert Scott Steinberg, DPM, Schaumburg, IL
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NEWS STORIES)
From: George Jacobson, DPM
 
The population figures are quite daunting and telling of the foreboding future. But what is important for us right now is the actual percentage of each age group that visits a podiatrist’s office now. I don’t want to be electronically attached to my patients 24/7. They can call me if they need me after hours but a social media type practice, good Lord. We are seeing numerous psychological and sociological effects on these generations from online, e-socialization.  I don’t want an e-physician relationship (though it’s coming). 
 
I treat and evaluate three dimensional patients. We still touch our patients, which can’t be done online. E-practice may be what’s needed for a successful business model, but I chose to give up some success for sanity. I know I’ve taken this discussion beyond communicating appointments, but we have had patients try to get us to e-mail and text them. I’m not opening that Pandora’s box.  
 
George Jacobson, DPM, Hollywood, FL
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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Outrageous Shoes of the Day

These shoes are from the collection of Outliers (Trace) - Shoes that leave realistic footprints of Kodiak bears, moose, deer, rabbits, and other animals.
 
Not recommended during hunting season!
 
Lasserre has been using them to leave animal tracks in Ottawa, Boston, and New York since 2011 and the project continues...

Source: Maskull Lasserre via Virtual Shoe Museum

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CLASSIFIED ADS - PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
PODIATRY PRACTICES WANTED TO BUY - FLORIDA AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
 
Building out a network of podiatry practices throughout Florida and Southern California. We are looking to buy podiatry practices large, small, rural or urban. Podiatrists who are looking to retire soon or in the near future, or wanting to join a larger group to handle business operations can contact us at podiatrymanagementinc@gmail.com. Competitive compensation and benefits package for those who would like to sell and work within the larger company.
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE – LONG ISLAND 
 
Unique opportunity to purchase contemporaneous podiatry practice in beautiful long island north shore, Nassau county. Practice grosses approximately 425k, on non-surgical services only. Approximately 60 patients weekly. Professional building also may be included as part of the sale. Willing to stay on a part time basis indefinitely. bombbustr7@aol.com
 
SMALL PODIATRY PRACTICE FOR SALE - WEST LOS ANGELES 
 
Gross-100K- 2.5 days/week Medicare/PPO Asking 25K- contact footcare2324@gmail.com
 
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
 
F-Scan, Versatek, In-Shoe System (Software for Wireless & Tethered included). Excellent condition. Includes 44 new (unused) In-Shoe Sensors. Sale Price $7,500.00 (F-Scan, Software and 44 Sensors). Contact: uniquepractice@gmail.com
 
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE - PEDCAT 3-D CT SCANNER
 
Like new PedCat 3-D CT scanner. 40% off brand new machine. Generate revenue for your CT scans for Medicare and most insurances.  Ideal for group of 4 or more. Takes less time than x-ray and replaces it. No special setup needed.  email: footguru@cox.net
 
SPACE TO SHARE AVAILABLE – PHILADEPHIA AND BRISTOL BOROUGH
 
Share space with busy Primary care Medical Doctor Group. Several offices in Philadelphia and Bristol Borough. Great payer mix. 215-669-4001 
 
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CLASSIFIED ADS - ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
ACADEMIC POSITION – SCHOLL COLLEGE
 
The Dr. William M. Scholl College Podiatric Medicine is seeking a full-time academic podiatrist to train and lead the next generation of podiatrists in an interprofessional, multicultural learning environment. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with scholarly credentials and relevant experience. The University encourages applications from individuals belonging to groups underrepresented in their field and those that can add new and valuable perspectives to the academic environment. We are also particularly interested in applicants with a commitment to mentoring and to increasing diversity in the fields of medicine, science and related health professions. Applicants may apply here , EEO/VETS/DISABLED
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTHWEST FL 
 
Seeking associate for busy well rounded foot/ankle practice. ABFAS or ABPM cert or qual. Great interpersonal skills and willing to work as a team a must. Office fully EMR, digital x-rays, Ultrasound, DME. Base salary, bonus, health, 401K, etc. DrLam@naplespodiatrist.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – DAYTON, OHIO 
 
Established practice seeks full-time ABFAS or ABPM cert or qual. Podiatrist for our growing practice. Ideal candidate possesses strong clinical and surgical skills. Must be willing to merge into an already established protocol-based office. State-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Hospital privileges, No nursing homes, base $120,000 and generous bonuses. Benefits include medical insurance, disability insurance, paid vacation and holidays, paid CME and malpractice. Please send C/V to DPMOhio@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE/WORK TO OWN POSITION - NEW JERSEY
 
Doctor needed for busy growing practice in south Jersey. Multiple locations with interdisciplinary work. Facets include private practice, government contracts, DME, and both surgical and conservative care. ABPS qualification or certification necessary. Competitive package starting at $125k and a great opportunity to join a growing successful team. Partnership/ownership available.  Must have or obtain an active NJ license.  Please send cv to hhfootdoc@gmail.com
 
PART-TIME PODIATRIST POSITION – SARASOTA REGION 
 
Earn some extra income while positively impacting the lives of seniors every day!  KG Health Partners is a growing, mobile Podiatry practice seeking part-time podiatrists throughout the Sarasota, FL region.  We offer a flexible Monday through Friday schedule – no evenings or weekends!  Set your own schedule!  You choose which days of the week you would like to work. As an Independent Contractor, compensation is based on productivity.  Plus, we reimburse a percentage of your Medical Liability Insurance!  You must possess and maintain active Medicare and Florida licenses. Interested?  Email CV to kgadmin@kghealthpartners.com
 
ASSOCIATE PODIATRIST WANTED – CALIFORNIA/SF EAST BAY 
 
Join our growing multi-office practice, immediate opening. Must have great people skills, bedside manner, and positive demeanor. Must work well with staff and local medical community. Prefer private practice experience. California license required. Full or Part Time. Send CV and cover letter to: ebpod2008@gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – LAS VEGAS, NV 
 
Are you looking for an opportunity where the sky is the limit? Are you interested in a bright future, then our long-standing, busy, and very reputable practice in exciting Las Vegas, Nevada might just be for you! Our practice is diversified and consist of, at risk foot care, sport injuries, trauma, biomechanics, and surgery. Candidate must be eager to work hard, ethical, and preferably surgically trained. Our mentors will provide the rest! Serious inquiries only. Please reply and send resume to nevadafas@gmail.com in order to set up an interview.
 
POSITION AVAILABLE - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
 
Busy private practice seeking full time associate who is personable, ethical, team oriented and motivated. ABFAS Qualified/Certified in rearfoot and ankle surgery.  Please send CV and cover letter to: paifootandankle@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (LONG BEACH)
 
Established busy practice looking for a full-time podiatrist. This special doctor should be personal, teachable, motivated and independent. Five or more years of practice experience welcome. Need someone immediately. Please submit a CV with a cover letter and three professional references to PodiatristLB@gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – BERGEN COUNTY, NJ 
 
Looking for a part-time podiatrist in a very busy, fast-paced practice. Offering competitive salary and bonuses. Lots of sports medicine, excellent support staff, and positive environment.   Immediate start date. Please e-mail CV to cma@njfootpain.com , should you have any further questions you may call Gerry 201-523-9489 ext 101.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – CLINTON, MARYLAND 
 
Established practice looking for a full-time podiatrist for our Clinton, MD location. The ideal candidate will have strong clinical skills including ulcer care, diabetes, surgery and general foot care. 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. Great location near Washington D.C. and Virginia!  Please send C/V to marylandpodiatry@gmail.com  
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – TAMPA 
 
Great opportunity in South Tampa for sports medicine, reconstruction. One office, busy clinic, seeing all ages, athletes, and an affluent community. Orthotics, shockwave, stem cell, PRP, minimal RFC and wound care, outpatient surgery. Opportunity in wound centers if interested. Bq/bc surgical podiatrist. Email resume and case logs to drbootztampa@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – ALABAMA 
 
Love the beach? Busy, established practice located in a coastal community is looking for a full-time or part-time podiatrist!  ABFAS board qualification or certification is required.  Must be motivated, hardworking, positive, and dedicated to growing the practice and individual career and reputation.  Must have great people skills, caring bedside manner, and positive demeanor.  Must work well with staff and local medical community.  Competitive pay and partnership track available.  Send CV and contact information to: manager@southbaldwinpodiatry.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION LEADING TO PARTNERSHIP - KANSAS CITY AREA 
 
Well established, yet progressive 40 year-old practice is rapidly expanding providing services to Kansas City and the surrounding areas. Applicant should be ABFAS board certified or board eligible. Applicants should have experience in forefoot and hindfoot reconstructive surgeries. Contact via email office@pivotalfootandankle.com 
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY 
 
DeLoor Podiatry, a fast growing medical practice, is looking to hire a full time podiatrist with a NY license (NJ license is a plus). Available to work in New York and New Jersey. Please send your CVs to deloorpodiatry@gmail.com 
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - MASSACHUSETTS - NORTH OF BOSTON 
 
Well-established, well-rounded, hospital-based practice located just north of Boston seeking full-time DPM. Applicant must be ABFAS Board Qualified/Certified with interest in wound care and limb salvage. We are well integrated within the medical community and are active in both hospital in-patient care and out-patient clinic.  Excellent referral base and high volume of new patients. Competitive compensation and benefits package. Excellent opportunity for qualified candidate. Please email CV to footdocsma@gmail.com
 
MOBILE PODIATRIST NEEDED - SOUTH NEW JERSEY  
 
Well-established and fast growing House-call podiatry practice (www.homefootcareservices.com) is looking for Full-Time /Part time podiatrist  to do home visits to home-bound patients in  Southern NJ (Ocean and Monmouth County). Email resume - Lana.Raginsky@homefootcareservices.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - NYC AREA
 
Full time and part time positions available, Multi office practice, hospital and staff privileges as well as insurance panels preferred. All aspects of podiatry, needs to be surgically qualified email resume to  contactus@starrettpodiatry.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - S. E. PENNSYLVANIA
 
Seeking full time associate for growing, multifaceted practice in SE Pennsylvania.  Must be ABPS Qualified/Certified, motivated, personable, compassionate and dedicated. Competitive salary + bonus.  Forward CVs to podmedsurg@gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - PODIATRY CENTER OF NEW JERSEY
 
We are a fast growing practice in North Jersey with multiple locations, and more to come!  We are currently looking for full time- motivated and caring associates to join our practice. Some of the benefits include: competitive salary, generous bonus structure, health insurance (vision and dental as well) and paid vacation time, we pay for malpractice and give CME time. This is an excellent opportunity to expand your Podiatric Medical and Surgical experience in an office based practice! We encourage all who are interested to please submit a CV with a cover letter to DrSamofal@PodiatryCenterNJ.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – SW FLORIDA 
 
Full time/Part time associate wanted in a multi-faceted practice!  Located in Beautiful SW Florida, with offices in Fort Myers and Naples and hospital affiliations throughout.  We are looking for BQ/BC doctor to become a part of our family (Buy in Potential) and continue to grow with us.  If you are caring, interpersonal and motivated individual with a “patient first” mentality, then please contact us at Podiatricapplication@gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - PODIATRY GROUP IN LOS ANGELES/ORANGE COUNTY 
 
Must be well trained in limb preservation, trauma and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. Send CV to podiatricri@yahoo.com.
 
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