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July 28, 2021 #7,003 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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PM NEWS QUICK POLL
Do you deny in-office visits to unvaccinated and unmasked patients?
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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY - PART 1
MO Podiatrists Make it a Family Affair
 
Each night at dinner tables across the country, family members share a meal and enjoy conversation, often starting with rehashing the day’s events at school or work. For the Vissers, that first conversation is usually shorter because they already know what happened at work. When it comes to the only family-run podiatry office in the region and one of few in the Midwest, work and family time greatly overlap for the two generations of relatives who run it.
 
(L-R) Drs. Jared, John, and Shirley Visser
 
John Visser, DPM's staff includes his son Jared Visser, DPM, daughter-in-law Shirley Visser, DPM, who joined the practice in 2012. John Visser’s son Tyler Visser, DPM also works at the practice. “(Family practices) in podiatry are definitely not common,” Shirley Visser said. “For us, the dynamic has worked so well. We’ve all found our little niche.”
 
Source: Laura Miserez, emissourian.com [7/24/21]
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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY - PART 2
St. James Parish Hospital Welcomes LA Podiatrist 
 
St. James Parish Hospital has welcomed Zachary Lamkin, DPM to its growing list of independent, specialty clinics. Dr. Lamkin is a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon.
 
Dr. Zachary Lamkin
 
Dr. Lamkin earned his podiatric medical degree at the Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. After graduating, he completed a three-year, high volume surgical residency that focused on reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Lamkin serves on the Louisiana State Board of Podiatric Medicine. 
 
Source: L'Observateur [7/14/21]
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IN THE COURTS
Man Convicted of 1st Degree Murder of CA Podiatrist
 
A man was found guilty of first-degree murder for the shooting death of a beloved Lodi podiatrist back in 2018, the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office announced on Sunday. Christopher Costello, 29, is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 18
 
Numerous others await sentencing or trial in connection to Dr. Thomas Shock’s killing. Raymond Jacquett IV, 29, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in December 2019. Robert Elmo Lee, 82, and Mallory Stewart Jr., 31, are awaiting trial set for February 2022.
 
Source: CBS-13 News [7/25/21]
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RELEVANT RESEARCH
Early Weight-Bearing after ORIF for Trimalleolar Ankle Fxs May Be a Safe Option
 
Researchers saw no differences in union rate, infection, implant failure, or return to the OR between patients operatively treated for trimalleolar ankle fractures who were assigned to early weight-bearing vs. late weight-bearing. Devon M. Myers, DO, and colleagues from OhioHealth Grant Medical Center in Columbus, OH, performed a retrospective review of data from 185 patients who underwent surgical stabilization for trimalleolar ankle fractures.
 
Forty-seven patients received management with early weight-bearing (EWB) – defined as 3 weeks or less after surgery – and 138 patients received management with late weight-bearing (LWB), defined as more than 3 weeks after surgery. According to the study, outcomes measures included fracture union, implant failure, complications, ambulatory status, infection rate, and return to surgery.
 
Source: Max R. Wursta, OrthopedicsToday [7/21/21]
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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
10 Customer Service Habits for Your Medical Practice
 
Your patients should feel they are taken care of, they have the ability and the willingness to sing your praises, refer patients, pay what they owe you, and help make sure their insurance company pays you. Here are ten healthy customer service habits for your clinic:
 
10). Treat your employees (and each other) like customers.
 
It is a little like leading by example - if you treat your employees with great service, they will be more equipped to model that for your patients.
 
Source: Audrey Mclaughlin, RN, Logan Lutton, Physicians Practice [7/6/21]
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (-CLINICAL)
RE: Neuro-ophthalmology for Achilles Tendonitis
From: Tip Sullivan, DPM
 
I would be willing to bet that most podiatrists know nothing about the subspecialty of neuro- ophthalmology. When I first heard about it and how it can be used to treat lower extremity pathology, I thought it was hokey! My sister who is a psychiatrist introduced me to it. She had chronic recalcitrant Achilles tendonitis that was treated successfully by a subspecialist in neuro- ophthalmology. She had previously been treated for a couple of years conservatively as well as surgically by some very well respected podiatrists without relief.
 
I still do not understand the neuroscience behind it but she, without doubt, got relief. The treatment consisted of her wearing custom glasses lenses that are changed over time, which I assume alters some neural pathway. This is a legitimate medical subspecialty that I never imagined might be able to help patients with lower extremity problems! There are not many of these specialists around but I would love to hear a lecture given by one.
 
Tip Sullivan, DPM, Jackson, MS
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (MEDICAL-LEGAL) - PART 1A
From: Joe Hylinski, DPM, Richard A Simmons, DPM
 
I could not believe the context and numbers Dr. Smith used on his post about Covid vaccines. So I went to the CDC website and found that since the start of vaccine implementation, the VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System) reported not 9,000 but 6,200 deaths in those that received the vaccine. They noted, however, there was no causal link necessarily between the two. Many may have died from other causes.
 
This out of 339 million doses administered comes to 0.0018% We’ve had over 630,000 deaths from Covid. These are orders of magnitude different. I’m not a gambling man, but I sure know what odds I’d take.
 
Joe Hylinski, DPM, Blue Bell, PA
 
1. If you know anything about the AIDS epidemic around the early 1990s, this is Deja vu. 
2. A million times over will I live with an American-made vaccine rather than die from a mysterious, novel virus from China. 
 
Richard A Simmons, DPM, Rockledge, FL
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (MEDICAL-LEGAL)- PART 1B
From:  Vincent Marino, DPM
 
First - in response to Dr. Gary Smith, stating a number of 500,000 documented adverse reactions does not really say much without qualifying the reactions. Secondly, I see it as a pretty simple issue- if somebody wants to remain unvaccinated, then that is their right. If you and your staff want to wear masks at all times, then that is your right. If your patients want to wear a mask, then that is their right. If you want to mandate that all patients wear masks in your office, then provide one to them upon them entering - make up whatever reason you want to explain it to them.
 
But I feel you are doing a disservice to those who remain unvaccinated since you: 1. Don’t know the reason for it and 2. Have no right to insist on them being vaccinated. Do you see patients who do not get a flu vaccine, an MMR vaccine, varicella vaccine, Tdap vaccine (in Marin County, CA there are a number of people and children who have received minimal vaccinations by choice)? Afterall, the Hippocratic Oath does not contain the words “only if vaccinated” within it.
 
 Vincent Marino, DPM, Novato, CA
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (MEDICAL-LEGAL) - PART 1C
From: Steve E. Abraham, DPM
 
I understand that Moderna has applied to have the "experimental" label removed from its classification. If the COVID-19 vaccine becomes approved, then I have the following questions:
 
If one of my staff does not get vaccinated, and I or one of my family members gets infected, and it is traced to this staff person, and, for example, my wife ends up in the ICU on a ventilator with serious life-threatening complications... can this unvaccinated staff person be held criminally responsible? Is it fair for someone who says "I don't believe" to get a free pass to infect and kill innocent people? As physicians, do we ever accept "beliefs" over data, peer-reviewed research, and good scientific methodology? I think NOT. 
 
I had over 40 of my patients die from COVID-19 before the vaccines began, and since the vaccines began, two. Both were not vaccinated.
 
Steve E. Abraham, DPM, NY, NY
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ASSOCIATE POSITION – MARYLAND 
 
Solo physician seeking associate interested in owning a thriving community-based practice on Maryland's Eastern Shore with a strong senior living component. There is opportunity to reestablish a surgical aspect to the practice; surgery is currently referred out. Compensation is personal productivity commission based. Please respond to: tidewaterpodiatry@gmail.com
 
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Immediate position for busy, up to date practice in Sunny, Southwest, FL. ABFAS BC/BQ. EMR,  dig x-rays, US, DME. Base salary + bonus, PTO, 401K, fees, health ins. DrLam@NaplesPodiatrist.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - NYC
 
Busy multi-doctor podiatry practice with 5 locations across 3 boroughs looking for a ready to work, surgically trained associate to join our team. Candidates should be personable, driven and hard working. All phases of podiatry including forefoot and rearfoot surgery. Generous salary, malpractice, 401k, and scrubs included. Send resume to contactus@starrettpodiatry.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – SOUTH JERSEY
 
How would you like to join our busy, fast paced, growing practice in South Jersey? We are looking for a highly motivated, quick learner who is eager to build a successful patient base. Our group of podiatrists work as a team, and we are looking to add to that team. We offer competitive pay with an incentive-based bonus structure, licensure, malpractice, CME, DEA. If you are interested in joining our team, e-mail us at njfootdoctor@hotmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - NORTH CAROLINA 
 
Seeking full-time associate. Both strong clinical and surgical skills required. Training with diabetes and limb salvage a plus. Hospital and surgical center privileges. Compensation with base and bonus structure. Benefits: insurance, paid vacation/holidays, paid CME, malpractice. Send CV to RussAllen25@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – CENTRAL EAST COAST FLORIDA 
 
Walk into a busy schedule day one in this modern, full scope practice. Must be personable, motivated, and ABPM or ABFAS BQ/BC. Private practice experience preferred. Competitive salary/benefits with clear path to partnership. Excellent area to live and raise a family. Start late 2021. Send CV to podiatrymanda@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION -  MIDWEST UNITED STATES 
 
ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY to join a thriving practice with instant patient volume. Total encompassing practice with advanced Derm / limb salvage / sports med / pediatrics / several types of lasers. Need a competent DPM with surgical skills and office/clinical patient management skills. Early board certification with the ability to outpace your peers economically. Buy-in anticipated after initial contract. Starting six-figure salary with generous bonuses. No nursing homes. PAID-MED-MAL / Vacation / Hospital dues / medical organizational dues/health ins/disability ins/phone & car allowances/401k accessible/5K signing bonus. DPMPROFESSIONAL2021@GMAIL.COM
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - WARREN COUNTY, NJ 
 
Looking to add to our team. Busy practice located in Warren Cty NJ. Practice performs all aspects of general podiatry, surgery, diabetic footcare and orthotics. Hospital privileges available. Good personality a must! Send resume to Shannon@footcare.com or fax to 908-852-1076.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - WEST COAST FLORIDA 
 
Outstanding opportunity for PSR-36 graduate to join successful group podiatry practice. Seeking a sociable, articulate graduate who is confident in foot and ankle surgery but also enjoys all phases of podiatry. Long-term opportunity for the right candidate with generous pay and benefits. Reply to: jwicks@cortezfootandankle.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITIONS – CT, DE, PA, OH, MO, NJ, NY, 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 CT, DE, PA, OH, MO, NJ, NY, TN, FL . Resume to sara@sightrite.com (sign-on bonus for CT, DE and PA for immediate start)
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY 
 
Modern, upscale, all-female group practice seeking energetic, team-oriented and caring FT Associate to join our busy practice. No travel, nursing homes, minimal wound care, or Medicaid. Only ~15% Medicare. Compensation benefits:  Salary of $125,000 + generous bonus structure, health insurance, 401K, all professional fees covered (including malpractice), time off for paid CME, scrubs/shoes annually, etc. Looking for a highly motivated and ethical individual with excellent clinical and surgical skills (residency must be 3-year surgical with plans on sitting for the FF & RF boards. Please see our website: www.lexpodiatry.com and email drfreels@lexpodiatry.com your cover letter and CV. Start date is 7/15/22.
 
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- EASTERN PA 
 
Busy podiatry practice in eastern PA. Competitive salary and benefits. Needs to be strong with patient care and hospital work. Good personality a must. Please send resume to premierfootpa@outlook.com or fax resume to (610) 670-5246. 
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - WESTERN, PA 
 
Seeking a board qualified/certified podiatric physician /surgeon for an associate position available at a growing office in New Castle/Hermitage areas of Western Pennsylvania- approximately one hour from Cleveland, OH and Pittsburgh, PA. Position would include wound center, inpatient consults, forefoot/rearfoot surgery, and clinic. Competitive salary with benefits available. Please contact WesternPApod@gmail.com 
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - LONG ISLAND 
 
Immediate F/T position with busy Nassau County private practice. Compensation includes competitive salary, bonus, health, dental, vision, malpractice, NYSPMA dues, PTO and paid holidays. Seeking amicable, team oriented board certified/qualified candidate with charisma. Great work environment. Please submit your CV to snsfpodiatry@gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - HARRISBURG, PA 
 
Multi-office practice with an immediate opening for a surgical board qualified/certified DPM. FT position covering all aspects of podiatry. We are associated with outpatient surgical centers, hospitals, wound care centers and a local residency program. Salary with production based bonus and benefits package included. Please send CV to tbeidemandpm@keystonefootdoc.com.
 
PART TIME ASSOCIATE - OYSTER BAY, NEW YORK
 
Part time associate needed, Oyster Bay, New York. Potential to purchase practice. contact: bombbustr7@aol.com.         
 
PM NEWS CLASSIFIED  ADS REACH OVER 22,000 DPMs AND STUDENTS
 
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CLASSIFIED ADS - PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
PRACTICE FOR SALE - NEW HAMPSHIRE, SOUTHWESTERN 
 
Established practice with history of strong cash flow (avg $325K  collections - two days per week). Opportunity to expand or enter practice. No routine care. Full array of services with growing patient base.  Contact: MCrosby518@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - WHITE PLAINS, NY 
 
This established practice is waiting on the buyer with a vision. Practice has been operating for more than 25 years in growing market location. Full range of office services and surgery. Opportunity to grow practice and have outstanding return on investment. Priced to sale. Contact: MCrosby518@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE – WESTERN, IL 
 
Thriving practice in western Illinois for sale. Owner desires to retire and relocate. Practice completely refurbished with new equipment in 2015. Consistent revenue with full array of services. Opportunity to purchase building (built 2015) with practice. Priced to sale. Contact MCrosby518@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE – NEW JERSEY 
 
15 min. from Philly; 38 y/o practice; all phases of podiatry office and hosp. surgery EMR, digital x-ray, great staff. Grosses 300 K in 2 1/2 days can easily expand to full time. Optional building purchase. Retiring but will stay as long as needed for transition. contact  Jay195322@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - OLD CITY PHILADELPHIA
 
40 year established unique high volume non-surgical practice specializing in general, rehabilitation/sports medicine, pain management. Only 1% nail care. Excellent insurances with high gross/net. Large patient following with physician referral base with opportunity to expand. EHR, digital X-ray, diagnostic ultrasound. Will stay during transition and teach new skills and assist with your branding. Excellent practice location with local transportation and street parking. Diverse patient population treated.  ediamond7@comcast.net
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - CONNECTICUT SHORELINE
 
Beautiful shoreline community, 30 year plus practice still growing, High referrals, Hospitals available Many practice updates. EMR, digital X-ray US. Willing to transition. Great opportunity. email LMH8@aol.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - CENTER CITY PHILADELPHIA
 
Upscale Rittenhouse Square Podiatry Practice. Practice is approximately 85 years in existence. Non-surgical 4 days a week grossing over $300K. Beautiful office setting with three (3) treatment rooms. Mostly fee for service. May consider a buy-in partner or outright sale and doctor can stay for transition. Serious inquiries only. A cream puff practice such as this is a rare find. Please contact at (215) 715-1570 or wallstreetdr@hotmail.com.
 
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