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February 21, 2020 #6,620 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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PM NEWS QUICK POLL

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Should a wound care rotation be part of podiatric residency training?
 
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ABFAS NEWS
ABFAS Presents Michael L. Stone, DPM Awards 
 
On February 19, 2020, the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS) awarded nine graduating seniors the 2020 Michael L. Stone, DPM Outstanding Professional Conduct Award. The award is in honor of former ABFAS Board President Dr. Michael Stone who was intensely committed to elevating the standards and quality of podiatric education. The winners were: Ryan Stone (SCPM), Emily Shibata (WUCPM), Matthew Greenblatt (AZPOD), Edee Renier (DMU-CPMS), Natasha Bhagat (KSUCPM), Karla De La Mata (NYCPM), Andrea Batra (TUSPM), Amanda Chao (BUCPM), and Rabeea Abbas (CSPM)
 
(L-R) Ryan Stone, Emily Shibata, Matthew Greenblatt, Edee Renier, Natasha Bhagat, Karla De La Mata, Andrea Batra, Amanda Chao, and Rabeea Abbas
 
Each college selects their awardee who exemplifies the highest standard of professionalism, deportment, and ethics in their interactions with peers, professors, and staff. The awards include a plaque, registration, travel to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Scientific Conference, and a $2,000 cash award.
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PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
Early Action Allows for Early Diagnosis and Easier Treatment: NJ Podiatrist 
 
"Most people spend a lot of time each day taking care of their face, skin, hair, and teeth, but feet often end up being overlooked when it comes to daily routines," says Velimir Petkov, DPM, a board-certified podiatrist and resident doctor at Premier Podiatry.
 
Dr. Velimir Petkov
 
To keep your feet happy and healthy, Dr. Petkov recommends never wearing old footwear and never wearing high heels for an extended period of time. Additionally, the doctor suggests seeking the help of a professional as soon as you notice any pain or discoloration in your lower extremities. "Checking with a podiatrist in a timely manner allows for early diagnosis and easier treatment," he explains.
 
Source: Morgan Greenwald, MSN [2/14/20]
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PODIATRISTS IN THE MEDIA
MO Podiatrist Co-Hosts Podcast on Entrepreneurship
 
As business advisors, Christy Maxfield and Cheryl Watkins-Moore, DPM, MBA encourage others to step outside their comfort zone when working to realize their goals. Naturally, they discovered they had to leave their own comfort zones when they dove into podcasting. That was three years ago. “Entrepreneurially Thinking” began its 13th season this January, and the weekly podcast, released each Wednesday, is nearing 160 episodes.
 
Dr. Cheryl Watkins-Moore
 
Watkins-Moore is the founder and CEO of Upstart Innovations, a medical device technology development organization. She is also co-founder and CEO of Accelerated Rehabilitation Technologies, a technology development company focused in the rehabilitation market. She is a doctor of podiatric medicine, earning her degree from Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine. She earned a master’s in business management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University Law School. 
 
Source:  Lynn Venhaus, West End Word [2/19/20]
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TIP OF THE DAY
Personalized email Marketing in Healthcare - Part 4
 
4. To avoid HIPAA infractions while using personalized email marketing:
  • Partner with a vendor to encrypt all patient email correspondence (this goes for all email communication with patients)
  • Sign a BAA with the vendor
  • Read the fine print - make sure that the vendor will actually allow you to include PHI in your marketing emails (many will not)
Source: Hoala Greevy, Physicians Practice [2/12/20]
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (QUICK POLLS) - PART 1A
From: Alan Sherman, DPM
 
With all due respect to Dr. Peacock, were we to limit podiatric residencies to only surgery and surgical treatments, podiatric residents would be spending 3 years apart from MOST of what they do in practice. I wonder how I ended up sounding so anti-surgery, which I really am not. But to hear Dr. Peacock advocate for our residencies being solely dedicated to only surgery seems absurd. 
 
I wonder what Dr. Peacock feels are the “non-useful rotations” that should be dropped because they are wasting residents time? Does he think that podiatric residents should not counsel patients on vascular claudication, not advise patients on shoe selection, not treat gout medically, not treat diabetic patients except with surgery? After a 3-year residency like that, they’d all need ANOTHER residency on how to practice office-based podiatry.
 
Alan Sherman, DPM, Boca Raton, FL
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (PM NEWS QUICK POLLS) - PART 1B
From: Joe Agostinelli, DPM
 
I respectfully disagree with Dr. Peacock’s comments on doing away with waste of time rotations and only teaching surgery to our podiatric residents. I come to this because of my background as a DPM in the USAF for 23 years in orthopedic clinics, then 13 years in private practice with a large orthopedic surgical group as their DPM.
 
During my first assignment at a USAF hospital that trained 25 orthopedic surgeons, I quickly realized the need to become a “good doctor first“, then a surgeon after that. The four years of podiatry school gave us the background in biomechanics, surgery, palliative care, etc. and the mostly...
 
Editor's note: Dr. Agostinelli's extended-length letter can be read here.
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (PM ARTICLES) - PART 1A
From: Ty Hussain, DPM
 
Responding to Dr. Udell's comment about dentists having multiple sub-specialties, its point is that they are able to maintain defined specialties mainly due to one factor: how they get reimbursed vs. the rest of the medical field. I have long said that dentistry was the smartest of all medical care due to the simple fact that the majority of the patients nationwide acknowledge that dental care is a cash transaction. Yes, there is dental insurance, but the majority of the population does not carry that, and dentists for the longest time have kept themselves out of the insurance rat race to keep it a cash business.
 
Therefore, you can have dental specialties that can charge so much money for a procedure, knowing they will be paid upfront. Can we say that about podiatric medicine, that has strived to be like our MD colleagues and wants to be part of every insurance to get reimbursed 80% of Medicare and be content? This is what causes that podiatric surgeon who wants to only perform ankle surgeries, but due to low reimbursement, wanders into general podiatric care. Our field is based on relying on third-party payors. Changing ourselves to a cash basis is a tough hill to climb.
 
Ty Hussain, DPM, Evanston, IL 
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (PM NEWS ARTICLES) - PART 1
From: Alan Sherman, DPM
 
The always reasonable Elliot Udell asks, “Why has dentistry has been able to maintain clearly defined specialties and podiatry has not?” Podiatry as a profession does have de facto sub-specialties, carved out by the individual podiatrists and supported by some excellent specialty societies. Ones that come to mind are the American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics, spearheaded excellently by Louis DeCaro, DPM, the American Society of Podiatric Dermatology, so ably lead by Joel Morse, DPM, and the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. There are groups in podiatric forensics, MIS surgery, and other sub-specialty areas. 
 
There are podiatric fellowships in advanced foot and ankle surgery, sports medicine, wound care, limb salvage, dermatology, and infectious disease. I have been strongly advocating for a greater tolerance and support of diversity for podiatrists, particularly in our residency training programs. Putting ALL podiatrists through intensive surgical training programs ignores the fact that the country needs ALL of these kinds of podiatrists to best meet our public health foot care needs. All the time that we are requiring podiatric residents to be focusing on surgery during their 3 years is taking time away from training that they could be having in these other sub-specialties. THAT, Dr. Udell, is part of the answer as to why we are different than dentists.
 
Alan Sherman, DPM, Boca Raton, FL
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NEWS STORIES)
From: Stephen Leonard, DPM
 
It seems to me that this doctor’s experience is a result of poor communication skills and not necessarily racism. She is clearly not greeting the patients and identifying herself properly.
 
Stephen Leonard, DPM, Spring Hill, FL
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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Outrageous Shoe of the Day

What to wear when drinking Red Bull?

Source: Roswitha van Rijn via Virtual Shoe Museum

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Unique opportunity for highly skilled podiatrist to work with nationally renowned foot surgeon in well-established practice. Surgery, sports medicine, and dermatological focus: PinPointe laser, fluoroscope, diagnostic ultrasound, and other modern equipment. Must be surgically trained, willing to work hard, and grow with us. Partnership potential. Generous signing bonus. Join our successful family and winning team with over 40 years of experience proudly serving our community. Please send cover letter and CV to: linchpindpm@yahoo.com
 
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ASSOCIATE POSITION - GREATER NYC AREA 
 
5 location group practice requiring a full-time Associate Podiatric Surgeon with minimum 3 years of surgical residency training in all aspects of foot / ankle surgery. ABFAS board qualification in BOTH foot and RRA preferred. Must be motivated, hardworking, and dedicated to growing the practice. Interested candidates can email prevete@faasny.com
 
FULL TIME PODIATRIST- NORTHERN NEW JERSEY 
 
We are a fast-growing Podiatry practice in North 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 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 PODIATRIST - TRISTATE AREA, MARYLAND 
 
Great team player wanted for Group Practice with several locations. Full-time associate position is available to start this summer. State-of-the-art, well-trained support staff, in-office surgical center, ultrasound, DME, EMR, x-rays, etc. Competitive salary, excellent benefits and bonus structure. Please email CV to Greatpodiatristjob2020@gmail.com
 
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Associate position available (immediate opening) for well-trained, compassionate physician for busy offices in the beautiful Lake Cumberland KY region. (Monticello, Somerset and Whitely City) Wide range of services to be offered with several ancillary services onsite (MRI, vascular testing, orthotist, physical therapy). Generous base salary with incentive/full benefits and partnership opportunity. Join Kentucky’s largest and most respected Foot and Ankle specialist group Email CV to: kypodjob@gmail.com 
 
ASSOCIATE PODIATRIST – NORTHERN  NJ 
 
Associate, full-time wanted for busy modern office with the latest technology. Well established, all aspects of podiatry. Competitive salary and benefits. Send resume and cover letter as to ehy this interests you to DRFOOT44@GMAIL.COM
 
HOME FOOT CARE, INC.- MOBILE PODIATRISTS-GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA 
 
Podiatrists needed to see home bound patients in the following areas: San Bernardino/Riverside,  Lancaster/Palmdale, Ventura/Oxnard, Los Angeles Choose your own days/hours, excellent monthly compensation, cloud-based EHR, dedicated support staff. If interested, email CV to: homefootcare@hotmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – ST LOUIS, MO
 
Amazing opportunity for new or currently practicing podiatrist in busy, state-of-the-art podiatry practice.  Existing patient pool with great/experienced staff, competitive salary plus bonus, benefits, surgical center opportunity. Full time position to start this summer.  Email CV to drfrankmail@icloud.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA 
 
Looking for ABFAS board certified or qualified podiatrist to join established, well-rounded practice. The ideal person should be hard-working, caring, and enjoy all aspects of practice including routine care, general podiatry, wound care and surgery. Salary, bonus and benefits.  Send CV to drbarnes@cbfootcare.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - NASHVILLE, TN 
 
Podiatrists needed to visit and see patients in assisted living/independent living facilities in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee area. Choose your own work schedule, full or part-time. Support team is ready to assist in all aspects of this unique opportunity. E-mail CV/cover letter for more information to seniorspodiatry@gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - TAMPA BAY 
 
Immediate opening. Well-established, multi-doctor practice in one of the finest demographic areas of Tampa Bay. High tech, EMR, digital x-rays, ESWT. Sports medicine, surgery and general podiatry. No NH/HMOs. Excellent hospital privileges. CV to bpc77777@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE PODIATRIST - WASHINGTON, D.C./METROPOLITAN MARYLAND
 
Established practice (3 locations) looking for a full-time podiatrist with opportunity for partnership. Must be motivated, personable and dedicated to our growing practice. Must have strong skills in wound care, diabetes, general podiatry and surgery. The ideal candidate will be able to merge into an already protocol-based office. State of the art, fully staffed facility including EMR, PadNet, DME, digital x-rays and shoe stores on premises. Staff privileges at 3 local hospitals. Great location close to Washington D.C. and Virginia. Please send C.V. to marylandpodiatryjobs@gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA 
 
Looking for ABFAS board certified or qualified podiatrist to join established, well-rounded practice. The ideal person should be hard-working, caring, and enjoy all aspects of practice including routine care, general podiatry, wound care and surgery. Salary, bonus and benefits.  Send CV to drbarnes@cbfootcare.com
 
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PRACTICE FOR SALE - GETTYSBURG, PA 
 
Well established, 25 year old, full scope podiatry practice for sale. One full-time, 5 days/week, associate and one owner practicing one and a half days/week. Consistently collecting $700,000/year. Profit from practice over and above your income from seeing patients from year one. Owner will stay for transition and business consulting. drhenrock@yahoo.com
 
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