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February 26, 2021 #6,895 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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AT THE COLLEGES
IA Podiatrist Named New Dean at CPMS
 
Kevin Smith, DPM, PhD, MS has been named the new dean of Des Moines University’s College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (CPMS). A 1995 graduate of the college, he will assume his new position on June 1, 2021. He currently serves as a professor and CPMS associate dean for clinical affairs as well as a podiatric physician in the DMU Clinic Foot and Ankle.
 
Dr. Kevin Smith
 
Smith has frequently published and presented on aspects of medical education, including cultural competency program assessment, clinical evaluation of podiatric medical students, and interprofessional learning, as well as on podiatric medical procedures. He has received awards at DMU for clinical teaching, faculty service, and scholarship. 
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INTERNATIONAL PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY
UAE Podiatrist Named as One of Top 10 Entrepreneurs
 
Toby Harris is one of Dubai’s fastest growing, sports entrepreneurs. He set up his first practice at the age of 21 in Edinburgh, Scotland and moved to the UAE 3 years later. It is here, where his brand DXB Sports Massage has become the fastest rising sports therapy and massage firms within the region.
 
Toby Harris
 
Toby’s technical expertise lies in podiatry and lower limb medicine and paired with his sharp business acumen and flare, it is no surprise the company is growing exponentially. Since July 2020, it has grown from only him to a team of sports therapists who travel across the region to treat his legion of clients, which include celebrities, Olympic athletes, and CEOs.
 
Source: Yahoo Finance [2/23/21]
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PODIATRIC ECONOMICS
Podiatrists Rated #2 On Odd Jobs That Pay Well List
 
Nowadays, with lots of people searching for jobs, it can be hard to make your way through the hiring process and get a job offer. More people than ever are applying to very few positions as we make our way through the pandemic, so it might be time to broaden your job search.
 
If you’re searching for a new job, these jobs aren’t top of mind but might be a great place to start. Podiatrists treat the feet and ankles, so their scope of practice is limited to the lower half of the body, but they know a lot. In this role, the average annual salary is over $111,000.
 
Source: Chris Kolmar, MSN Money Talks News [2/19/21]
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RELEVANT RESEARCH
Faster Incision Closure Times Found with Skin Closure Device vs Sutures
 
A micro-anchor skin closure device [BandGrip] produces significantly faster orthopedic incision closure times than sutures, according to published results. To assess the efficacy and efficiency of BandGrip micro-anchor skin closures vs. sutures, Ron Gilat, MD, and his colleagues at the department of orthopedic surgery at Shamir Medical Center and Tel Aviv University analyzed 86 patients who underwent orthopedic surgery. 
 
The average length of all incisions was 5.7 cm. All candidates were cared for under the same surgeon at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and surgical time was taken with a stopwatch. Researchers found overall mean closure time for the novel skin closure device group was 8.6 seconds/cm compared with 42.8 seconds/cm for the suture group. 
 
Source: Maria Marabito, Orthopedicstoday [2/24/21]
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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
Nine Ways to Improve Your Patient Communications - Part 7
 
Research has demonstrated the connection between better communication scores and improved patient adherence, lower re-admission rates, improved mortality rates, lower malpractice risk, and reduced cost per case. No other area of medical knowledge or technical skill has a greater impact on our patients. Try some of these suggestions.
 
7. Ask-Tell-Ask
 
As you near the end of a visit, use the technique of ask-tell-ask to customize your message. Start by asking the patient to describe her understanding of the issue. Then tell the patient in straightforward language what you need to communicate: the bad news, treatment options, or other information. A useful guideline is not to give more than three pieces of information at a time and avoid medical jargon. Finally, ask the patient if she understands. You may also consider asking the patient to restate what you said in her own words, which will give her a chance to ask any additional questions and indicates whether you need to elaborate or repeat anything.
 
Source: Rohit Uppal  Logan Lutton, Physicians Practice [2/9/21]

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES)
RE: The Passing of Peter Arnold Freund, DPM
 
Peter Arnold Freund, DPM, was born in New York City in 1937. He died peacefully at home in his sleep with his wife Desera Towle at his side, in Missoula MT on February 16, 2021, at age 83, as a result of congestive heart failure.
 
Dr. Peter Freund
 
His professional career as a podiatrist was established in 1969 in the San Francisco CA Bay Area. He relocated to Montana in 1994 and continued his practice. 
 
Source: Helena Independent Record [2/24/21]
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QUERIES (CLINICAL)
Query: Intralesional Candida Antigen Injections for Verruca Plantaris
 
I have a patient with numerous bilateral recalcitrant verruca plantaris ask about treatment with candida injections. I have done some research, but wonder if anyone has experience with efficacy, side-effects, and could share your protocol and billing practice.
 
Karla Stipati, DPM, Saint Charles, IL
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QUERIES (NON-CLINICAL)

Query: Best Type of Flooring for Podiatry Office

I'm thinking of puting new flooring in my office. What is the best type of flooring to have installed?

Claudia Siegel, DPM, Hewlett, NY

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (PODIATRIC SUPER GROUPS)
RE: Northern Illinois Foot & Ankle Specialists Acquires Dupage Foot & Ankle 
From: Patrick McEneaney, DPM
 
We are excited to announce the recent acquisition of Dupage Foot & Ankle. This acquisition marks the opening of offices number 11, 12, and 13 for Dr. Patrick McEneaney and his team at Northern Illinois Foot & Ankle Specialists. This latest acquisition also marks the formal alignment of our Northern (Cary, Lake in The Hills, Crystal Lake & Fox Lake), Central (Geneva, Elgin, Hoffman Estates, and Edison Park) and Southern (Hinsdale 1 & 2, Oakbrook, Downers Grove) regions.  
 
Patrick McEneaney, DPM, Cary, IL
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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Outrageous Shoe of the Day

How does this shoe measure up? 

Source: inofashion.com

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MEETING NOTICES AND WEBINARS

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CLASSIFIED ADS - ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
WOUND CARE FELLOWSHIP - NEW YORK 
 
CPME APPROVED 12 month fellowship beginning July 1st, 2021. Hospital and clinic environment, with onsite hyperbaric medicine.  Working with infectious disease, dermatology, as well as, general, vascular, and podiatric surgeons.  Must have completed a PMSR residency. Please contact drarnoldhertz@aol.com or jtfootcare@gmail.com. EOE employer.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA 
 
Well established practice is looking to expand and have eventual partner and possible even transition to possible buyout. Compensation along with 401K, health insurance, malpractice, vacation, etc. Look for pleasant person, who is desiring to become Rearfoot and Ankle certified along with skills in wound care and general foot-care.  We have a large referral base and new office, digital x-ray, lasers, EMR, etc. Please send CV to scfootdoc@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - ABINGDON, MARYLAND 
 
Immediate associate position for a well-trained, highly motivated and compassionate individual. Rapidly growing, well established practice with a loyal patient following and strong physician referral base. Offering competitive salary with bonus structure, 401K, PTO, CME allowance, health (including vision and dental) and malpractice insurance. All aspects of podiatry with emphasis on wound care/diabetic surgery/limb salvage. Please email cover letter and CV to michael@mkblockdpm.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – NORTH CAROLINA
 
Immediate Full-time or Part-time. General podiatry. Offices in Durham and Oxford. Diabetic foot care, diabetic shoes, custom orthotics/AFO, reconstructive surgery, wound care, shockwave therapy, laser nail, hospital/surgery center. Ideal for experienced podiatrist or recent graduate. Salary plus bonus and benefits. Must have NC podiatry license and BC/BQ. oxfordjob123@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - WESTERN NEW YORK 
 
 private practice looking for a full time associate to groom for ownership  A place to practice medicine and have a great lifestyle. Opportunity to obtain cases for boards as well as treat common podiatric conditions (including palliative care) in the office.  Keys to success: Desire to be an owner within 2 to 4 years, willingness to invest in practice though community involvement and the openness to both learn and teach new podiatric care techniques. Competitive compensation and benefits. Is this for you? Find out contact: YourPracticeNow@gmail.com
 
FULL TIME PODIATRIST - NEW JERSEY
 
We are a fast-growing podiatry practice in New Jersey with multiple locations and Doctors.  We are currently looking for a full-time motivated and caring Doctor to join our busy practice. Some benefits include: competitive six-figure salary, generous, guaranteed bonus structure, health insurance (including vision & dental), paid vacation time off, paid malpractice insurance and CME time off. Great prospects for experienced Doctors as well as new Associates. This is an excellent opportunity to expand your Podiatric medical and surgical experience in an office-based practice! If interested, please submit your CV to DrSamofal@PodiatryCenterNJ.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – NORTH NEW JERSEY 
 
Seeking bilingual, highly surgical trained associate to join a fast-growing multi locations, North Jersey podiatry group practice. Motivated, entrepreneurial, individual who desires to join a private independent practice. Partnership opportunity, with full practice medical management services in house. Send your CV kmercado@footandankleps.com 
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – ORANGE COUNTY, CA 
 
Our podiatry group is a well-established, busy practice in Orange County, CA. Part-time or full-time associate positions available for immediate consideration. Offering competitive compensation. Must have completed 3-year surgical residency and board qualification or certification. Email CV and bio to asbpodiatry@gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - WESTERN COLORADO
 
Looking for an associate/partner for a small practice in a small town. Must have ABPS board qualification/certification and must be able thrive in a rural setting lacking the conveniences of a metropolitan area. For more detailed information text 970 209-3776.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITIONS – CT, DE, PA, OH, MO, TN, FL 
 
PediRite provides care to nursing home residents. Excellent opportunities working in our contracted facilities. Flexible scheduling, very lucrative commissions! Great match if you have open days/hours in your schedule. Work available in DE, OH, PA, MO, TN, PA, CT. Resume to sara@sightrite.com (sign on bonus for CT and DE)
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - CHICAGO
 
Available immediately. Home visits/ some facilities/ some office hours . Illinois license is required. Existing patients’ base. Net $250-325K. logistics are provided. Full- and part-time are available. Contact vadim.goshko@gmail.com or 312-375-6430.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - CENTRAL PA
 
Once in a lifetime opportunity for a highly motivated physician. We are located in the fastest growing county with a top-rated school district. Our newly expanded office features digital x-ray, MLS Laser, EPAT, DME, 4-D Orthotics, ABI, extensive OTC products including orthotics and footwear. We service a large hospital system and train residents in a 3-yr PMSR. Must be BQ /BC FF/ RRA and interested in Limb Preservation. Offering six figure salary with sign on bonus, PTO, full medical/dental, STD/LTD, 401K, malpractice insurance, all dues and CME paid, partner opportunity. Send CV to footpainpros@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - NORTHERN, NJ
 
Associate position available for busy Northern New Jersey practice seeing all aspects of podiatric care. Seeking part or full-time associate who is highly motivated and well trained to start in July. Offering base salary plus incentives. Email CV to mhdpm1@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA 
 
Well established practice is looking to expand and have eventual partner and possible even transition to possible buyout. Compensation along with 401K, health insurance, malpractice, vacation, etc. Look for pleasant person, who is desiring to become Rearfoot and Ankle certified along with skills in wound care and general footcare. We have a large referral base and new office, digital x-ray, lasers, EMR, etc. Please send CV to scfootdoc@gmail.com
 
GREAT OPPORTUNITY IN RURAL NORTH CAROLINA 
 
20+ year old practice in North Carolina, all aspects of podiatry. Loyal patient following, physician referral base. EHR, staff in place. Low overhead. Great potential for any type of podiatrist. Will stay for transition if desired. 252-813-3136.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - NW FLORIDA/COASTAL ALABAMA 
 
Busy, well-established practice, EHR, digital x-ray, diagnostic ultrasound. Offering competitive six-figure salary w/bonus structure, health/malpractice insurance, and PTO. PSR-36 required. Partnership path to motivated and compassionate associate. Must obtain Florida and Alabama licenses. Send CV: Brentmharwood@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTHWEST, FL 
 
Immediate position for busy practice in Sunny Southwest, FL. ABFAS RRA BC/BQ. EMR, E x-rays, US, DME. Base salary + bonus w, PTO, 401K, fees, health benefits. Also 1 ACFAS  fellowship avail, must be BQ ABFAS by start of program 8/2021:  DrLam@NaplesPodiatrist.com
 
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CLASSIFIED ADS - PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

PRACTICE FOR SALE - BOSTON, MA

If you have the personality to work well with others, this 0pportunity for an experienced podiatric surgeon to join this practice and become the owner is for you. Competitive compensation and benefits package. High volume of surgery with large referral base. Well established infrastructure & operating strategy. Owner financing available. Contact us now: MCrosby518@gmail.com

PRACTICE FOR SALE - WHITE PLAINS, NY

This established practice has been operating for more than 25 years in key market location. Full range of office services and surgery. Opportunity to grow practice and have outstanding return on investment. Priced to sale. Contact: Yourpracticenow@gmail.com

PRACTICE FOR SALE - WEST COAST/TAMPA FLORIDA SUBURB
 
World class beaches, top rated communities, water sports, golf, reasonably priced real estate, active lifestyle and “Champa Bay” pro sports await you. Unique opportunity to own a reputable, profitable practice. Control rental overhead as this medical condo is also available for purchase. Practice in a well-integrated foot & ankle environment, including hospital privileges. Serious inquiries only please email Sunpodiatry5@gmail.com.  
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE -  TEXAS
 
COVID Proof practice grossing 500K in 2020 - 2 ½ days weekly. Primarily biomechanics - orthopedics. Easily double gross by retaining surgery & wound care. Freestanding office included with 4+ TX rooms. No money down owner financing available. Can stay for transition. Contact fjhenry2111@yahoo.com
 
OFFICE TO SHARE – MANHATTAN (MIDTOWN EAST)  
 
A Podiatry office to share in a prime location near Grand Central. Located on the ground floor with direct street access (no doorman), the office was beautifully renovated in 2019 as a modern medical facility. It is 900 SF with 5 treatment rooms and currently has one DPM. We are looking for a full time, long-term lease but will consider other options. For additional information, please email: podiatryoffice25@gmail.com.
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - BOCA RATON FLORIDA
 
Great central location. 35 year practice, grossed $600,000 in 2020, without surgery or wound care. Ready to retire but willing to stay for transition. Averaging 30 new patients a week. Sammy EMR, digital X-ray and Pinpointe laser. Email - mbk418@gmail.com.
 
TRI-STATE PRACTICE IN MIDWEST FOR SALE 
 
Practice is oriented towards surgery, orthopedics, and routine foot care. Office building and equipment are included. Hospital privileges are available for board certified applicants. Town is located close to recreational areas which include watersports and shopping. Additional information upon request. Footdoc2@hotmail.com
 
PM NEWS CLASSIFIED  ADS REACH OVER 20,000 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 20,000 subscribers. For details, click here or write to: bblock@podiatrym.com or call (718) 897-9700 for details.
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