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May 27, 2019 #6,426 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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PM NEWS QUICK POLL RESULTS
Results of last week's poll
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PM NEWS QUICK POLL

Quick Poll

Are clinical practice guidelines beneficial or detrimental to the way you practice?
 
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ACFAS NEWS
Mahaffey to Leave ACFAS After 2020 Conference
 
J.C. (Chris) Mahaffey, MS, executive director of ACFAS since 2003, has submitted his intent to resign effective February 29, 2020, following the 2020 Annual Scientific Conference.
 
J.C. (Chris) Mahaffey
 
“Associations also have circles of life, and this is one of them. The College and I are both ready for change,” said Mahaffey. “I leave with great pride in the growth and maturity of the College while working side by side with so many passionate leaders and staff over the years.”
 
Source: This Week@ACFAS [5/22/198] 
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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY
IL Podiatrist Elected BACOA Board President
 
The Board of Directors of the Barrington Area Council on Aging (BACOA) elected James Baird, DPM to a two-year term as Board President. Doctor Baird is a Barrington area podiatrist who owns Family Foot & Ankle Specialists. 
 
Dr. James Baird
 
Dr. Baird graduated from the Dr. William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his surgical residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago, and is board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
 
Source: Jack Macholl, Chicago Tribune [5/24/19]
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES) - PART 1
RE: The Passing of Anthony R. Aceto Jr., DPM 
 
Anthony R. Aceto Jr. DPM, 90, of Delray Beach, Fl and Hamden, CT. beloved husband of 67 years to Lillian DeCerbo Aceto passed away on May 14, 2019. Anthony graduated from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in 1952, where he was awarded a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree and served as Class President for three years.
 
Dr. Anthony Aceto 
 
He was in private practice until 1998 and was beloved by his patients. Anthony established the podiatry clinic at the Hospital of St. Raphael and was its Director until his retirement in 1998. In 1977, he was recognized as the Connecticut Podiatrist of the Year. 
 
Source: Vincent Salzo, Patch [5/23/19]
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES) - PART 2
RE: The Passing of Sherwood Alan Weisman, DPM 
 
Sherwood Alan Weisman, DPM, died on May 8, 2019, from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Dr. Weisman graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) and was appointed as a clinical professor of podiatry at NYCPM from 1971-72. He was a clinician at Beth Israel Medical Center in NYC before coming to Florida in 1972.
 
Dr. Sherwood Weisman
 
Dr. Sherwood was a Diplomate and Fellow of several podiatric boards. In 2007, he was appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist to the Board of Podiatric Medicine.  He was in private practice for many years in Deltona and DeBary.
 
Source: Heritage Florida Jewish News [5/17/19]
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (CLINICAL)
From Gary S Smith, DPM, Doug Richie, DPM
 
I have never seen a DVT with a knee walker but I have seen them several times with pneumatic CAM walkers. Maybe that was the cause?
 
Gary S Smith, DPM, Bradford, PA
 
Three years ago, I wrote a blog documenting a serious DVT complication in my patient after 8 hours of continuous use of a knee scooter. At that time, I was not aware of any reports in the literature regarding the possible cause/effect relationship of DVT events and use of knee scooters.
 
Last year, an excellent study was published on this subject, which revealed a significant reduction of  venous flow rates in the lower extremity associated with positioning of that extremity on a knee scooter:
 
There is no question in my mind that knee scooters have a detrimental effect on venous flow in the lower extremity on the kneeling side, particularly if that extremity is also immobilized in a walking boot. Thresholds for duration of use of the scooter or amount of knee flexion have not yet been established, but it is clear that use of a knee scooter for prolonged periods should be re-considered for use by those patients already at risk for DVT.
 
Doug Richie, DPM, Seal Beach, CA
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (PM NEWS ARTICLES)
From: Allen Jacobs, DPM
 
The article on practice guidelines authored by Lawrence Kobak and featured in PM is interesting from a “legal perspective”. What is not discussed is the issue of practice guidelines utilized as manipulative efforts by corporate entities to gain market share and encourage irrational product use. As an example, some years ago, Advanced Biohealing paid for a panel of alleged thought leaders to develop “practice guidelines” for the treatment of DFUs. The panel of paid “experts” included the use of products such as Dermagraft (manufactured and distributed by ABH). Following this publication of this guideline, ABH paid attorneys to lecture at podiatric seminars. These lawyers suggest that not following these guidelines was equivalent to malpractice. On two separate occasions, I was asked (but declined) to testify against podiatrists who failed to utilize Dermagraft in the treatment of patients with less than optimal outcome in the treatment of DFUs.
 
In my opinion, we are witnessing the same evolving issue. Guidelines can be generated by quasi-authoritative bodies, such as the ambulatory surgery group to which the author of this article is a member. How many readers of PM would do an elective extensor halluces tenotomy for non-neurological hallux IPJ extension deformity causing a nail dystrophy? Yet this is a recommended procedure by certain “guidelines“.
 
Each patient represents an individual compilation of facts, findings, and circumstances. Best evidence guidelines are general recommendations to be modified as appropriate in each and every case. Most importantly, they are not "standard of care". We must remember that in science, today’s truth may be tomorrow’s fallacy.
 
Allen Jacobs, DPM, St. Louis, MO
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (CODINGLINE CORNER)
From: Jim Ricketti, DPM, Ivar E. Roth, DPM, MPH
 
I disagree with Dr. King whom I have GREAT respect for but the Histofreezer treatment which I invented stimulates the immune system as a mode of destruction just as the device previously mentioned. I confirmed this by sacrificing the lesion after treatment and looking for the antibodies to the lesion. The code CPT 17110 was established for us at that time. Therefore, the 17110 code is to be used and not CASH.
 
Jim Ricketti, DPM, Hamilton Square, NJ
 
I believe that if the destruction code is not appropriate, then each visit should be coded as an office visit. If you are an insurance provider, then you must code appropriately and not make treatment for a known problem with appropriate codes into a cash (no code) situation.
 
This is the same as using laser for fungus nail treatment; an office visit code would be appropriate for treatment of onychomycosis.
 
Ivar E. Roth, DPM, MPH, Newport Beach, CA
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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Outrageous Shoes of the Day

Safest way to walk barefoot?

Source: Martin & Muñoz via Virtual Shoe Museum

MEETING NOTICES

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PM PODIATRY HALL OF FAME LUNCHEON

July 13, 2018 – Salt Palace Convention Center - Salt Lake City, UT

Honoring Samuel Mendicino, DPM and Rembrandt Jackson 

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PM News subscribers are invited to see Dr. Mendicino and Mr. Jackson inducted into the PM Podiatry Hall of Fame, including roasts by special guests. 

All ticket proceeds go to the APMA Educational Foundation Student Endowment Fund. Reserve your tickets now by calling Sandra Arez  at (800) ASK-APMA.


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CLASSIFIED ADS - PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
PRACTICE FOR SALE - JACKSON HEIGHTS, NY
 
Well established 27 year old practice. Turn-key operation. Great opportunity for established or new graduate. Excellent income potential on/off the insurance plans.  Busy walk in traffic.  1100 square foot office in multi-specialty building.  Email: gping1@yahoo.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS 
 
30 year established surgical practice East Central Illinois. Re-locating. Turn-key operation with 3 treatment rooms and surgical suite. Certified EHR. Generates $450K, price reduced to $250K (includes real estate currently listed for $150K with a local agent ). Call 217-549-1887 or email drjoe@myfeethurt.net
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - EAST BAY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
 
Energetic practice with completely updated technology and ready made patient base. Owner looking to relocate out-of-state. - Full service practice with ancillary services. Practice operated on a part-time basis. Employment option available. Priced to sell. Contact MCrosby518@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - OKLAHOMA - OKC 
 
Opportunity to buy a growing and rebuilt practice. Owner looking to downsize. Operated on a part-time basis with growing demand. Priced to sell. Turn-key operation. Contact MCrosby518@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 
 
Well established 30 year podiatry practice on the Coast of Texas. Busy practice with low overhead not far from large medical complex. Excellent growth potential with large active patient base. Large physician and patient referral base. Family practice residents rotate through office. Email jrgouin@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE – VISALIA CALIFORNIA 
 
Extremely successful, well-established solo practice grossing $850K for the past six years. Doctor is relocating and ready to leave everything in place, including the fully functioning staff. Accepts all major insurances, Hospital and Surgical Center privileges. Serious inquiries only toptenpodiatrist@gmail.com
 
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CLASSIFIED ADS - ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
MOBILE PODIATRIST NEEDED - NEW JERSEY 
 
Well-established and fast growing House-call podiatry practice (www.homefootcareservices.com) is looking for Full-Time /Part time podiatrist  to do home visits to home-bound patients in NJ. Email resume - Lana.Raginsky@homefootcareservices.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - KENTUCKY
 
Associate positions open for well-trained, compassionate physician for busy central office in the beautiful Somerset/Lake Cumberland KY and in our Bowling Green location. Wide range of services to be offered with several ancillary services onsite. Generous base salary with incentive/full benefits and partnership opportunity. Email CV  to: kypodjob@gmail.com     
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SW GEORGIA 
 
Looking for a FT podiatrist in an established busy practice in Southwest GA. Applicant must be BQ/BC. Applicant must be able to provide a full range of podiatry services including foot surgery. This is a great community for raising a family/fishing/hunting/etc.  Please send all CV to admin@tfacllc.org
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – ALABAMA
 
Love the beach?  Busy, established practice located in a coastal community is looking for a full-time or part-time podiatrist!  ABFAS board qualification or certification is required.  Must be motivated, hardworking, positive, and dedicated to growing the practice and individual career and reputation.  Must have great people skills, caring bedside manner, and positive demeanor.  Must work well with staff and local medical community.  Competitive pay and partnership track available.  Send CV and contact information to: manager@southbaldwinpodiatry.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – LOS ANGELES, CA
 
Established multispecialty private practice group seeking well trained and ambitious specialist to treat podiatry and wound care patients. Expertise in complex and chronic wounds is needed but residency or wound care certification not required. Full-time and well compensated based on a private practice productivity model with salary and benefits guaranteed. Our experienced team provides beautiful, fully equipped offices with on-site ASCs. We provide trained office staff, marketing and expert revenue cycle management, ensuring doctors can focus on patient care. Excellent opportunity to build a great wound care and podiatry practice as part of a reputable and established company. TWCCJobs@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITIONS –  UPSTATE NY, TX, PA, FL, DE, IA, MD, & KY
 
A provider of high quality podiatric care in nursing facilities is looking for podiatrists to treat patients. We are a fast growing company looking for motivated, caring podiatrists. Full-time and part-time positions available. Please send your CV & cover letter to office@easternpodiatrypllc.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – HAMPTON ROADS, VIRGINIA 
 
Searching for a FT DPM for a growing 2 office location practice. Must be compassionate and able to provide general podiatry care, wound care and surgery.  VA license and BQ/BC preferred.  Base + Bonus, health and IRA. Please email sara.bouraee@gmail.com with subject HRFAS POD OPP
 
FULL OR PART-TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE - GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA 
 
Home Foot Care, Inc. Mobile Podiatrists  needed to see homebound patients in San Bernardino/Riverside, Lancaster/Palmdale, Ventura/Oxnard, Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley. Choose your own days/hours, excellent monthly compensation, cloud-based EHR, dedicated support staff. If interested, email CV to: homefootcare@hotmail.com our website: www.footdocs2u.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - WESTERN WASHINGTON STATE
 
Seeking a PT or FT associate for a well-established private group practice. Candidates must be proficient in surgery and office based podiatry. 4 office locations and surgery center. Competitive pay and partnership track available. send resume to podiatryjobwa@yahoo.com
 
PODIATRIST POSITION – SOUTH CAROLINA 
 
Work and live in one of the greatest states for outdoor fun and recreation. Centrally located 2 hours from the mountains and the ocean, well established practice of 21 years seeking an associate for its rapidly growing and expanding office. Must be board qualified/certified by ABFAS. Looking for someone with great people skills who is dedicated to putting in the effort to grow the practice. No traveling, no nursing homes. You must have SC podiatry license and next test date is June 1. Please send cover letter and CV to docdan@earthlink.net
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION AVAILABLE – NORTH CAROLINA 
 
New associate position that can lead to partnership. We are a very busy practice providing care in both office and hospital settings. We are fully integrated in a large tertiary teaching hospital. We are located in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. Research opportunities are available. Applicant should be ethical, personable, hardworking, and committed to quality patient care. We are offering a competitive salary with bonus opportunities and a wide range of benefits. North Carolina license to practice is required for this position. All interested candidates should send a CV with 2 letters of reference to JCMOOREDPM@aol.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - MASSACHUSETTS
 
Well-established, very busy, hospital-based practice located just north of Boston seeking full-time DPM.  Applicant must be ABFAS Board Qualified/Certified, comfortable with rearfoot surgery and have interest in wound care.  We are well integrated within the medical community and are active in both hospital in-patient care and out-patient clinic.  Excellent referral base and high volume of new patients. Competitive compensation and benefits package. Excellent opportunity for qualified candidate.
Please email CV to footdocsma@gmail.com
 
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