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February 22, 2019 #6,360 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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EDITOR'S NOTE

Watch NJ Podiatrist on The Titan Games

Dr. Brad Schaeffer

PM News readers are reminded that Dr. Brad Schaeffer is scheduled to compete in the semi-finals on The Titan Games on NBC TV on Thursday Night (Tonight). Check your local TV listings for time and station.

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PM NEWS QUICK POLL

Last Chance to Vote

Quick Poll

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APMA COMPONENT NEWS

APMWA Announces 33rd Annual Student Writing Competition

The American Podiatric Medical Writers Association (APMWA) has announced its 33rd Annual Student Writing Competition.

  • All papers MUST be non-technical in nature. Appropriate subjects include practice management, ethics, law, education, or any topic that would be suitable for a lay publication.
  • There is no word limitation. Papers will be graded for content, style, grammar, neatness, and overall impact.
  • First prize one thousand dollars ($1,000), Second prize seven hundred and fifty dollars ($750)  Third prize  five hundred dollars ($500) sponsored by an APMA Educational Foundation endowment from Dr. and Mrs. Steven Berlin, and recognition in the APMA NEWS and the APMWA Newsletter. Honorable Mention Certificates may also be awarded.
  • This competition is open to ANY enrolled podiatric student.
  • Entries must be received by 4/1/19 via e-mail at bblock@podiatrym.com
  • Entries become the property of APMWA, which may arrange publication of the entry.
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PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
FL Podiatrist May Begin Using Botox for Plantar Fasciitis
 
For the last several years, Peter McAllister, MD, one of the world’s leading authorities on Botox’s therapeutic uses, has been using it to treat one of runners’ most common complaints, plantar fasciitis. For the past eight years, Florida podiatrist and podiatric surgeon Adam D. Perler, DPM has extensively used amniotic tissue to treat plantar fasciitis. Harvested from umbilical cord and afterbirth material, the amniotic tissue is injected into the damaged area, jumpstarting the body’s own healing process. Because the treatment relies on temporary inflammation, patients may at first actually feel worse as the injury heals, at least for a few weeks. 
 
Dr. Adam Perler
 
But with Botox, there’s typically no pain involved. After reading studies [on Botox], Dr. Perler has been intrigued by the possibilities, and says he may begin using the treatment in his practice, especially in patients who may have an overlying nerve problem in addition to the typical plantar fasciitis.
 
Source: Robert Annis, Prevention [2/19/19]
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PUBLISHED PODIATRISTS

NY Podiatrist Publishes Novel About The Borscht Belt Catskills

Elliot Udell, DPM has just published a book titled Monticello: A Borscht Belt Catskills Tale. This book takes readers on a virtual magic carpet ride back to a place and time that was truly magical. Readers will be able to hear the sounds, smell the scents, and feel the warmth of that bygone era that over a million people chose for their summer vacations.

Dr. Elliot Udell

Dr. Udell wrote this novel from the perspective of spending his summers with his grandparents in "The Mountains". Udell is an author, actor, and practicing podiatrist. He is President of the American Society of Podiatric Medicine and a member of the American Podiatric Medical Writers Association.

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STATE PODIATRY NEWS
GA Bill to Expand Scope of Practice Advances in House
 
HB 330, authored by Rep. Rick Williams (R-Milledgeville), amends Titles 14 and 43 to address the practice of podiatry. The bill allows podiatrists to organize and join a professional association with other physicians. It also permits them to perform surgery under conscious sedation in a licensed hospital or ambulatory surgery center.
 
The bill also changes the definition of “podiatrist” to mean a doctor of the foot, ankle, or leg. Previously, the definition only covered the foot and leg. This bill was referred to the House Health and Human Services Committee.
 
Source: Nelson Mullins, Gold Dome Report [2/10/19]
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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
3 Ways to Improve Patient Communications - Part 2
 
Most practitioners are proficient at communicating in lay terms to clarify common medical terminology and idioms. But there are other things some doctors inadvertently do that can compromise their credibility. Here are three easy adjustments you can make to ensure you’re coming across loud and clear. 
 
2. Monitor the tone of your correspondence - If you’re feeling misunderstood by colleagues and patients, the tone of your electronic communication could be to blame. Just like our personalities, our correspondence has its own character. While e-mail itself hasn’t really changed much since its inception, our expectations about immediacy have. Text and direct messages have only added to the accelerated cadence of communication. A lack of time coupled with a shortage of patience can lead to an abundance of terseness. We can modify our own habits by taking more time to think through what we have to share and how we want to share it. Consistently including salutations, bullet points, short paragraphs, and clear expectations enhances the tone of e-mail conversations dramatically.
 
Source: Sue Jacques, Physicians Practice [2/13/19]
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QUERIES (NON-CLINICAL)
Query: Axolotl Biologics
 
I have to assume that many of you have clicked on the PM News advertisement for Regenerative Treatment. The company is based out of Arizona. Have any of you had any experience with the injectable form of this product including results, using with or without PRP, with or without ultrasound guidance, patient interest, etc.? This is a very intriguing time for all of us and a modality such as this, if successful, could change the way we treat many injuries, acute and mostly chronic. I curiously await your feedback. 
 
David Kahan, DPM, Sacramento, CA 
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (CLINICAL) - PART 1A
From: Don Peacock, DPM
 
Dr. Sullivan, my experience has been good with the percutaneous metatarsal osteotomy compared to the the Weil which I did for years. Recently, Henry, et al. published a study that compared the classic fixated Weil osteotomy with a non-fixated percutaneous distal percutaneous metatarsal osteotomy (DMMO). The percutaneous DMMO procedure is an extra-articular osteotomy without internal fixation. Thomas Bauer also published findings on the non-fixated DMMO with more than 150 patients. All but a few patients had complete resolve in their symptoms and no non-union.
 
What has been documented is post-op pain and swelling up to 3 months after DMMO. The surgical recovery is longer after DMMO than...
 
Editor's note: Dr. Peacock's extended-length letter can be read here.
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (CLINICAL) - PART 1B
From: Sheldon Nadal, DPM
 
When minimally invasive surgery is performed by a properly trained surgeon, using appropriate technique and instrumentation on an appropriate, compliant patient, there is no reason to expect a non-union. I used the words "chances are" because no guarantees can be made regarding outcomes prior to performing foot surgery and PM News is not a court of law. Perhaps Dr. Sullivan uses different words to indicate the same. 
 
By performing a non-fixated lesser metatarsal osteotomy, I would not be leaving the lateral movement of the metatarsal head up to chance. I would be leaving it up to Wollf's Law, which states that "bone in a healthy person or animal will adapt to the loads under which it is placed.It seems pretty obvious from this particular case that fixating an osteotomy does not guarantee a good outcome, and, in this situation, may have contributed to a bad one.
 
Sheldon Nadal, DPM, Toronto, Canada
NBPME Seeks Nominations
 
The following positions on the Board will be open for election to a three-year term at the annual meeting in July, 2019.
 
- A candidate with prior experience as a member of the Council on Podiatric Medical Education.
- A candidate who has served as a member of his or her state’s professional licensing board within the five years prior to the initial term. 
- A candidate representing the consuming public (the “Consumer Trustee”). Neither the Consumer Trustee nor any person of the Consumer Trustee's immediate family shall be a podiatric healthcare provider or be employed by a provider of podiatric healthcare services.
 
Interested individuals should forward a letter and curriculum vitae no later than June 1, 2019 to: 

RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NEWS STORIES) - PART 1
From: Alan Sherman, DPM
 
If I didn’t have a grasp of the calendar, I would think the recent PM News news item, “Canadian Foot Doctor to be Featured in New A&E Series” was published on April 1st and was one of Barry Block’s famous April Fools jokes. But The Toe Bro YouTube videos are about its kind publisher, Toronto chiropodist Jonathan Tomines, about which it is said, “there is nothing he won’t clip, slice, or scoop until suffering is a thing of the past”, reveals yet another side of being a podiatrist. This case series stands in contrast and counterpoint to the discussion we’ve been having regarding the identity of podiatrists vis a vis the part that foot surgery plays in our practices.  
 
Yet, this series does dramatize the variety of encounters Tomines has with his patients, with some humor added in, and now the show has been picked by the A&E network and I assume, is going from these 2-16 minute short videos to a long format video. It’s all chiropody, which is another part of podiatry, as surgery is a part, and infectious disease, and dermatology, and sports medicine are all important parts. This harkens back to Elaine and Jerry Seinfeld bickering about whether Elaine’s podiatrist boyfriend is really a doctor.
 
Alan Sherman, DPM, Boca Raton, FL
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NEWS STORIES) - PART 2
From: Donald R Blum, DPM, JD
 
Congratulations to Tye Liu. Well deserved! 
 
Dr. Liu has been dedicated to serving Podiatric Medicine/Surgery at Southwestern Medical school (the premier medical school in Texas and recognized nationally), the State of Texas and nationally as a speaker and member of the Board of Directors for the ACFAS.
 
Donald R Blum, DPM, JD, Dallas TX
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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Outrageous Shoes of the Day

Can St. Patrick's Day be far away?

Source: Matthew Harrison via Virtual Shoe Museum

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MEETING NOTICES

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CLASSIFIED ADS - ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTHERN MICHIGAN
 
Love the great outdoors? Beautiful state parks, fishing, skiing, snowboarding and no crowds! Associate for rapidly growing multi-physician practice. Competitive pay partnership track available. Future plans include surgery center that new associate would have partner opportunity in. Send CV and contact information to: ceo@Advanas.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 - NASSAU COUNTY, NY 
 
Busy practice seeking full time Podiatrist. Competitive salary. State of the art facility. Please email resume to: Medicalofficeinquiry@gmail.com or call: 516-902-1073.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA  
 
Very busy practice seeking a full-time, self-motivated and hard-working podiatry associate. Competitive salary and benefits offered. Please email CV to: podiatrists@icloud.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - NEW JERSEY 
 
Position available with future opportunity in a 38 year old established practice. Seeking hard working, self-motivated individual to join my busy practice. All aspects of podiatry including surgery & woundcare. Position is currently available but will wait until July/August for right candidate. Competitive package. Please email CV to jerseypod@gmail.com
 
FULL TIME ASSOCIATE POSITION - GREATER NEW YORK CITY AREA
 
3 location group practice requiring a full-time Associate Podiatric Surgeon with minimum 3 years of surgical residency training in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery, ABFAS board qualification in foot and RRA required.  Must be comfortable with all foot and ankle procedures.  Must be motivated, hardworking, positive, and dedicated to growing the practice as well as individual career and reputation. Traveling by car is required (not just public transportation). Interested candidates can contact via email: delucia@faasny.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY 
 
Immediately available P/T or F/T opening with our Suffolk county practice for a well-trained doctor. State of the art, EMR compliant office with flexible hours. Full benefits are available with F/T position. Send CV and contact info to SNSFPodiatry@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - ROCHESTER, NY 
 
Rapidly growing podiatry practice in Rochester, NY has a job position for a full time podiatrist. Position will involve all aspects of podiatric medicine, orthotics, wound care, nursing homes, foot surgery etc. Preferred: Podiatrist with NYS License, Board Certified or Board Eligible, Send Cover Letter and CV to office@rocpod.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – RICHMOND, VA 
 
Achilles Foot and Ankle Center is looking to hire a DPM in Richmond, VA to work in our Ancillary Services Division working with LPN/MA in Senior Living Facilities in and around the Richmond area.  Monday – Friday work week; Two weeks of vacation.  1099 contract position; Starting salary of $125,000  csaunders@achillesfootandankle.com.
 
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CLASSIFIED ADS - PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
PRACTICE FOR SALE - EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS
 
30 year established surgical practice in rural East Central Illinois. Re-locating. Turn-key operation with 3 treatment rooms and surgical suite. Certified EHR. Generates $450K, asking $300K. Call 217-549-1887 or email drjoe@myfeethurt.net.
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - CENTRAL TEXAS
 
Small independent office for sale. Includes all equipment /turnkey. Serious inquiries only. Please call for pictures and price. Located in a lovely small community. Wonderful for families. Physician retiring. Email to Susieintx@aol.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE – WESTERN WASHINGTON
 
Busy 30-Year established practice in Auburn, Washington in medical office building connected to MultiCare hospital. Practice scope included Clinic, hospital-based surgery, hospital consultations, and hospital wound care clinic encompassing forefoot, rearfoot, and ankle surgery. Will stay on 3 months during transition. Send resume to Dgusman@hotmail.com 
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - VESTAL, NEW YORK 
 
Rare Opportunity: 38-year-old, part-time, well established, “CASH” practice. NO INSURANCE. Patient pays directly for their services. Yields personal income range of $200-$250K. Well maintained 2500 sq.’ office and equipment.  Willing to introduce and train. Contact: uniquepractice@gmail.com 
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - SYRACUSE NY 
 
30 year old established practice FULLY furnished/equipped (turnkey). 850 sq feet. Great location in medical district. Over 4000 patient following; 1000 current. Grossed $220,000/yr on 3 days/week. Rental of space NOT INCLUDED. Asking $90,000 or best offer. Will send pics. Doctorsuzi7@aol.com
 
PM NEWS CLASSIFIED  ADS REACH OVER 18,000 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 16,500 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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