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November 30, 2022 #7.393 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY
Wearing the Right Shoes Can Prevent Many Foot Problems: TX Podiatrist
 
James Townson Jr, DPM recently spoke to the Gatesville Lions Club. "I'm excited to be back in Central Texas," said Townson, who has more than 10 years’ experience as a podiatrist. Dr. Townson said the most common question he gets is what shoes he recommends. He said many of the top-selling athletic shoes do not offer the best support.
 
Dr. James Townson (photo: Jeff Osborne)
 
"One thing you should look for is that the shoes bend at the toes," Townson said. "If you can bend a shoe in half (front to back), that's not good. Second, if you can twist the shoe a full 360 degrees, that will not offer your feet the best stable support. Third, squeeze the back of the shoe in the heel area. If it collapses when you push it, that's not good. You need firm heel support." Townson said wearing the right shoes can prevent a host of foot problems. 
 
Source: Jeff Osborne, The Gatesville Manager [11/25/22]

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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 Simplify Tech for Physicians
 
Healthcare providers need optimized solutions that reduce the risk of error-prone manual processes in order to eliminate burnout and improve patient outcomes. Here are three ways to accomplish that:
 
1. Aligning with stakeholders who can promote tech adoption.If digital practices are already bogged down, healthcare practices will likely be slow to adopt a new tech solution. Familiarity breeds adoption, so step back from the implementation process and lead by doing everything you can to encourage buy-in. Of course, that requires knowing the providers’ problems and how to help ease them.
 
Identifying all stakeholders is mission-critical. Your new software will inevitably be touched by physicians, medical assistants, billing, IT,  customer support, and more.
 
Source: Adapted from Eric Bacon, Managed Healthcare Executive [11/28/22]

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QUERIES (NON-CLINICAL)
Query: Alternative Dye for Sinograms
 
I occasionally perform sinograms with a C-arm in office with diabetic and post-op wounds. There seems to be a shortage of electron dense dye. I have used renographin in the past. Does anyone have a suggestion for an alternative dye and/or a current source to purchase some for my clinic?
 
Tip Sullivan, DPM, Jackson, MS

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (VIDEO COMMENTARIES)
RE: Evidence-Based Medicine
From: Roger Kilfoil, DPM
 
This is a short video describing how evidence-based practice is important in daily practice.
 
Click on photo to view short video.
 
One example is the unnecessary ordering of liver function tests when prescribing oral terbinafine.
 
Roger Kilfoil, DPM, Baldwin, NY 

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (CLINICAL)
RE: Protocol for Cantharadine/Cantharone Plus for Verruca (Juli Weitzen, DPM)
From: R. Alex Dellinger, DPM
 
I have a local compounding pharmacist compound Cantharone Plus. It's much cheaper than the original, and so much easier to get. The compounded version seems a little more viscous than the Cantharone Plus I used to order from Canada, which is better to me since it doesn't run when applied.
 
I apply it to each wart, let it frost, apply one more coat, and let it frost again. I occlude with tape and tell them to leave it on for at least 4 hours. After that, they don't need to occlude or otherwise bandage in any way.  I bill CPT 17110.  I have them come back in 2 weeks. I debride the dead skin/viral material. Maybe 1 or 2 times in 10, I have to re-apply. They are almost always smaller and improved if I have to re-apply. I do not bill 17110 again, since the code is for a "destruction". Some may argue for billing again, but that is my understanding of CPT rules.
 
I have found this treatment protocol very effective, virtually painless (occasionally it stings for a few days), and easy. It's great for patients with a single, or not too many verrucae (Maybe up to 10 or so).
 
R. Alex Dellinger, DPM, Little Rock, AR

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL)
From: Judd Davis, DPM
 
Dr. Dahlin (or any others who have successfully transitioned away from dealing with insurance companies), I was hoping you could expand on the pros/cons of going to the "direct care" model. Are there some websites or books that detail this process for specialists like us, instead of PCPs? 
 
When researching direct care, most of the links come up for primary care. I see many of the PCPs in my city going to concierge medicine. I also see a number of mutual patients of these PCPs stating they will not pay a monthly fee and switching to other docs that still take their insurance. I imagine it would be even more difficult to get podiatry patients that are seen irregularly for their foot/ankle conditions to agree to this kind of monthly fee arrangement. I think there are many of us that feel trapped by the huge insurance company's take it or leave it attitude and would love to escape that business model; we just don't know how.
 
Judd Davis, DPM, Colorado Springs, CO

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (MEDICARE ADVANTAGE)
From: Glenn McClendon, DPM
 
My most frustrating issue for the past two years is dealing with payment from the Medicare Advantage or replacement insurances vs. regular Medicare. I'm sure all physicians are having the same problem. There are numerous carriers and all have myriad coverage provisions, different than regular Medicare even though they sell the product to seniors as a superior product to Medicare. I'm sure for some seniors they are somewhat improved, but I've rarely had a patient that felt improved by their product over Medicare when told he now owes a co-pay, etc. They are possibly less expensive, but there is always a trade-off. It seems ultimately that I'm the one losing income on these insurance products. I often find out too late when services are not covered or denied for some obscure reason.  
 
My point: this may be a gargantuan task for anyone due to regional, state, or carrier issues.  I would certainly attend online and possibly in person to hear anyone teaching, lecturing, educating podiatrists about specific and/or general algorithms in dealing with these Medicare Advantage denials. I would prefer dealing with a patient’s problem on an initial visit, like under regular Medicare, but could see myself having patients return later for non-emergent care when there is a question about coverage. Whose office can get pre-approval or find these answers while the patient waits in your exam room? I also have similar issues with Medicaid replacement products, maybe even worse.
 
So maybe some new CME lecture programs will incorporate this complex issue into their materials. I want to know if there is a new/better way to perform a common procedure or remedy a problem, but for now, I need to be compensated for what I'm currently doing.
 
Glenn McClendon, DPM, Conway, AR

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (PM ARTICLES)
From: Bryan C. Markinson, DPM
 
In the last issue of PM, Josh White, DPM wrote an article proposing to inform how to tackle the obstacles to getting appropriately examined patients into diabetic footwear. Actually, instead of doing that, he simply reiterates the myriad of reasons why someone would not be engaged in the program. He further convinces me to stay away from anything other than prescribing, which I have been doing for many years since my early participation resulted only in problems. In fact, just simply prescribing and referring patients to a shoe provider has many attendant frustrating and time-consuming problems.
 
Increasingly, my most carefully detailed exam notes, and detailed prescriptions required from the shoe providers, end up with the dispensing of acceptable shoes, and useless foam inserts. Anything written for "custom molded" is met with we "don't do that anymore." Communications requests to the PCP for notes that are given to the patient always end up with me then having to redirect it myself or inform the patient that it is for the PCP.
 
It seems the only way to successfully have an office-based diabetic shoe program is to have a high-volume need, a dedicated individual in the practice for the fitting of off the self-shoes, and an available laboratory that will provide true custom footwear and inserts instead of a slab of thin pink foam.
 
Bryan C. Markinson, DPM, NY, NY

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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Outrageous Shoe of the Day

The ultimate "rock"er sole? (Photo: Patrick Creemers)

Source: Caroline Verbrugghe via Virtual Shoe Museum

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We are looking for a surgically trained podiatrist to join our busy practice. We are a well-established office with local hospital affiliations, and see a good variety of pathology. If interested, please send CV to: Steven.Lam2@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE NEEDED - VIRGINIA
 
Multi-office practice in the DMV and Shenandoah Valley Region. Desired candidates should be ethical, energetic, and surgically trained with BE/BC. High volume in all aspects of podiatry including both foot and rearfoot/ankle reconstructive surgery. Competitive base/bonus structure and benefits. Please forward a cover letter and CV to careers.footandankle@gmail.com
 
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Wonderful Opportunity! #1 Place to live in the USA. Multi-physician, multi-office, successful practice. Own surgery center, physical therapy, and imaging. Seeking well-trained, personable and highly motivated Foot and Ankle Surgeon. Immediate opening!  Send resume to:  Alexandra_lopezsuarez@yahoo.com
 
FOOT & ANKLE SURGEON - SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA 
 
Physicians Footcare, is seeking a highly skilled and personable physician to join our TEAM. If work-life balance and above average compensation is important to you send letter of interest and CV to: careers@physiciansfootcare.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 – HUDSON VALLEY, NY 
 
Opportunity to improve your quality of life and start a thriving career in the beautiful Hudson Valley. Offices are located in Hudson and Catskill. We are looking for skilled, well rounded podiatric surgeon. Position available immediately but also willing to wait for skilled resident to begin in July. Please send CV to: mzhubrak@yahoo.com
 
FULL-TIME or PART-TIME PODIATRIST - DALLAS/FORT WORTH AREA 
 
PSR 24-36 Trained Multi-dimensional, Multi-office group treating a wide range of patients to include: forefoot, rearfoot, diabetic wound care, sports medicine and work-related injuries.  Modern offices and equipment. A great opportunity for driven personable individual. Please e-mail  Cover letter, CV, Letter of references Email: cnunez1940@gmail.com
 
IMMEDIATE ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTHWEST, FL 
 
Work where you want to live. Supportive environment, Sunny SWFL, build your surgical boards cases quickly, busy, modern, technologically advanced offices. ABFAS BC/BQ a must, EMR,  CT, DME, Base salary + bonus, PTO, 401K, health ins. 1 ACFAS fellowship position also DrLam@NaplesPodiatrist.com 
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA 
 
SIGNING Bonus. We are looking for a podiatrist that provides service to our in-office patients, skilled nursing home patients, wound care patients and our affiliated hospitals. Required: Completion of a 3-year residency program • Current holder of a state podiatry license • Board certification/qualification is highly preferred • Looking for well trained, well rounded and personable candidate to plug into our growing group of 5 Podiatrists and 4 locations. Competitive 6 figure base with lucrative bonus structure. Full benefits including 401K and match.  Email resumes directly to victorian@footnankledoc.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION -- LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 
 
Busy and well-established practice in Las Vegas, NV. Must have excellent bedside manner. Send cover letter and CV to: sierra@lasvegasacfac.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – PHOENIX, AZ 
 
Well established, growing, group practice looking for an associate immediately. Multi location practice. Looking for well-rounded podiatrist that is capable of working on your own. Base pay with bonus package. Great opportunity Please submit resumes to: podiatryphoenix@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - COLUMBUS, OH 
 
Seeking DPM to join well-established, multi-office private podiatry practice in Central Ohio.  We provide high quality care using state of the art technology.  Competitive salary and benefits package with bonus opportunities. Please email Cover Letter and CV to: dkaplansky@yahoo.com
 
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - AZPOD (GLENDALE, AZ)
 
The Arizona College of Podiatric Medicine with Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, tenure track Assistant Professor faculty appointment that will include an academic (80%) and clinic (20%) appointment.  Rank will commensurate with experience. Position requirements include: DPM; board certification and AZ Podiatric license (or eligibility to obtain); previous research, clinical and teaching experience. Please submit your application packet, including a cover letter and CV, through Midwestern University online job board located at the THIS link. https://www.midwestern.edu/faculty-and-staff/employment
 
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