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April 07, 2021 #6,923 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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PM NEWS QUICK POLL
Do you give ultrasound-guided injections?
 
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APMA COMPONENT NEWS
TUSPM Student Wins APMWA Student Writing Competition 
 
Abbey Marie Esbenson, a 2nd year student at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (TUSPM) has been named the winner of the 35th Annual American Podiatric Medical Writers Association (APMWA) Student Writing Competition. Her paper was entitled, "The Cards You Were Dealt: Social Determinants of Health and the Effect on Patient Outcomes in Podiatric Medicine" and she will receive a one thousand dollar ($1,000) honorarium from a special endowment by Dr. and Mrs. Steven Berlin to the APMA Educational Foundation.
 
(L-R) Abbey Marie Esbenson, Monica Kelley, and Naomi Choi
 
Monica Kelley, a 3rd year student at New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) was awarded second place for her paper titled "Counting Grades and Counting Calories: The Prevalence of Eating Disorders in Medical Students" and will receive an honorarium of seven hundred and fifty dollars ($750). Naomi Choi, a second year student at the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University (CSPM), was awarded third place for her paper titled "Time Travels of a Podiatrist" and will receive an honorarium of five hundred ($500) dollars.
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APMA IN THE NEWS
APMA Launches "Today's Podiatrist Keeps America Active" Campaign
 
The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) has announced the launch of its April National Foot Health Awareness Month campaign, "Today's Podiatrist Keeps America Active." The campaign will focus on the importance of foot health for all athletes and the role podiatric physicians and surgeons play in keeping athletes healthy. The campaign will educate the public about a podiatrist's expertise in sports medicine, from preventing injuries to diagnosing and treating sports-related conditions in the feet and ankle.
 
Dr. Jeffrey DeSantis
 
"Podiatric physicians and surgeons are very active in sports medicine," said APMA President Jeffrey R. DeSantis, DPM. "A foot or ankle injury can end a season or even a career. Our physicians provide both conservative and surgical care that keeps athletes in the game."
 
Source: WFMZ [4/5/21]
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AT THE COLLEGES
Bako Diagnostics Provides Biopsy Workshop to DMU-CPMS Students
 
Forty plus second and third-year podiatric medical students attending the Des Moines Univeristy College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (DMU-CPMS) participated in a hybrid virtual/hands-on biopsy workshop sponsored by Bako Diagnostics on March 30, 2021. William Scherer, DPM, a podiatric physician practicing in South Florida and Senior Podiatric Medical Advisor for Bako Diagnostics, presented a virtual lecture followed by a hands-on workshop on the campus of Des Moines University with CPMS faculty members, Ashley Dikis, DPM and Tim Yoho, DPM supervising students in attendance.
 
Bako Diagnostics Biopsy Workshop for DMU-CPMS Students
 
This was an exceptional opportunity for students to practice basic biopsy techniques used by podiatric physicians to diagnose dermatological lesions affecting the lower extremity. In the spirit of Bako Diagnostic’s mission, “To support and educate the podiatric medical community,” students were able to increase their knowledge and clinical skills. 
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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY
DC Podiatrist Joins Potomac Podiatry Group
 
Brittany E Mayer, DPM has joined Potomac Podiatry Group, PLLCC in Washington, DC. Dr. Mayer received her podiatric medical degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and completed her podiatric residency at DVA Maryland Health System/Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics.
 
Dr. Brittany Mayer
 
Dr. Mayer completed a Foot & Ankle Correction and Orthoplastics fellowship at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics. She is a an associate member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
 
Source: Linkedin
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TIP OF THE DAY
Healthcare Compliance: Elements for an Effective Program - Part 3
 
By implementing a comprehensive compliance program, a practice can find and correct potential vulnerabilities while minimizing billing mistakes, reducing the chance of an audit, increasing payment of claims, reducing the chance of fraud and abuse, and promoting safe and quality care.
 
3. Establishment of reporting systems to encourage individuals to make complaints regarding compliance items without fear of retaliation.
 
Source: Laurie Zabel, CHC, CPC, Logan Lutton, Physicians Practice [3/23/21]
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES)
RE: The Passing of Ronald Valmassy, DPM
From: Kevin A. Kirby, DPM
 
It is with great sadness I inform you that one of the legends of Podiatric Biomechanics, Dr. Ronald L. Valmassy, has passed after a two-year battle with cancer. Ron is survived by his lovely wife, Helen, his son, Paul, and his granddaughter Maggie. Ron left this world peacefully on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
 
Dr. Ronald Valmassy
 
Dr. Valmassy was the most patient, caring, and enjoyable professor that we ever had at CCPM. Ron was not only my favorite Professor of Biomechanics at the California College of Podiatric Medicine (CCPM), but was also the Chairman of the Department of Biomechanics from 1974 to 1987. During that time, Dr. Valmassy taught thousands of podiatry students, residents, and podiatrists on podiatric biomechanics not only at CCPM, but also...
 
Editor's note: Dr.Kirby's extended-length letter can be read here.
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (CASE PRESENTATION)
RE: Palmoplantar Keratosis Caused by Arsenic Toxicity 
From: Leonard A. Levy, DPM, MPH
 
A 74 year old Vietnamese man presented with a one year history of pruritic nodules on his feet, reports the Medical Journal of Australia (Patel, K et al. April 2021; 214 (6). There was no reported history of gastrointestinal cancer or hereditary palmoplantar keratoderma. There was bilateral, focal, palmoplantar keratoses of the soles (~ 6 × 8 cm), with mild palmar involvement (~ 1 × 1.5 cm).
 
Palmoplantar Keratosis Caused by Arsenic Toxicity
 
Differential diagnosis included psoriasis, lichen planus, and verrucae vulgaris, but there were no other clinical features consistent with these conditions. The diagnosis was palmoplantar keratosis caused by arsenic toxicity. 
 
Leonard A. Levy, DPM, MPH, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 
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QUERIES (NON-CLINICAL)
Query: Functional Movement Specialist
 
Does anyone know of a course a DPM can take to become a functional movement specialist?
 
Robert Scott Steinberg, DPM, Schaumburg, IL 
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (CLINICAL)
From: Martin M Pressman, DPM, Chris Seuferling, DPM
 
This patient deserves a vascular consultation! A non-healing wound in a patient with PAD can lead to toe amputation or leg amputation. No doubt he and his children would be upset if this occurred and you were treating him with a nitroglycerin potion. At least do a Doppler exam, and/or order arterial ultrasounds. The determination as to whether or not this patient could/should undergo angioplasty/revascularization belongs with the vascular team.
 
Martin M Pressman, DPM, Milford, CT
 
I know you inquired about Nitro-paste, but another thought is to address the cause of the deformity itself (i.e., hallux malleus) by performing FHL tendon release. This can be done in-office under local via minimal incision with an 18 gauge needle and often does not even require a suture. I've done hundreds of them, including PAD and geriatric patients with no healing issues as of yet (knock on wood). Surprisingly, this procedure has even worked for rigid deformities, as it relieves the "dynamic" component of the contracture.
 
Chris Seuferling, DPM, Portland, OR
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (PM NEWS QUICK POLLS )
From: Jon Purdy, DPM
 
I remember working with a number of physicians when I was in training and it seemed we were surgically removing neuromas every week. In my practice of 18 years, it would be in the category of rare for me to remove a neuroma, and I do see them often.
 
What I have found are a fair number of misdiagnoses with the main culprit being tarsal tunnel or sciatic issues. I do the standard cortisone therapy, neuroma pads, and topical anti-inflammatories. Failing these therapies, I will often add a calcium channel blocker (gabapentin or pregabalin) and that seems to do the trick.
 
Jon Purdy, DPM, New Iberia, LA
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (MEDICAL-LEGAL)
From: W. David Herbert DPM, JD
 
Let's call this act the 21st century lawyer's full employment act. When I was in law school over 30 years ago, I remember students vowing to ensure that our society would become a more just place, especially for those who were so easily taken advantage of (i.e. Your patients!). Now those same people are senior lawyers working for the government and still trying to make this country a more just country. Remember, there is a reason why we cannot find the phrase "the rule of law" anywhere in our U.S. Constitution.
 
W. David Herbert DPM, JD, Billings, MT
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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Outrageous Shoes of the Day

Here's what the baker's children wear

Source: Submitted by Dr. Paul Hilbert

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ASSOCIATE POSITION – MASSACHUSETTS 
 
Well-established, well-rounded hospital-based group practice located just North of Boston seeking full-time DPM. Applicant must be ABFAS Board Qualified/Certified, well-trained with interest in wound care and limb salvage. 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
 
FUTURE PARTNER/ASSOCIATE PODIATRIST – ARKANSAS 
 
We are a busy well established and highly respected three man group. This position is available to a well-trained, personable, motivated, goal oriented, entrepreneurial minded physician. This practice offers all facets of podiatric medicine with an onsite ASC. Located in a rapidly growing city with a  Division I University. You would be hard pressed to find a better city to settle down and raise a family. Send CV to podiatrygrouppharm@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – MICHIGAN 
 
Associate position for well-known Southeastern Michigan 5-doctor practice. Looking for full time/ part time forefoot and rear foot trained surgeon. Must have outgoing personality. Guaranteed salary with great bonus structure, healthcare, malpractice, vacation, CME, etc. Must be Board Qualified/ Certified in Surgery. State-of-the-art office and staff. Every doctor has a scribe.Contact Dr. Vicki Anton Athens. vathens@mac.com with CV. Athens Podiatry Group.
 
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - ATLANTA, GA 
 
Immediate associate position for a well-trained, highly motivated individual. Competitive salary with commission structure, PTO, CME allowance, health and malpractice insurance. All aspects of podiatry. ABFAS RRA Board Certified is preferred but will consider the right Board Qualified Candidate. Must be confident in working solo in your own office environment.  Please email cover letter and CV to atlantafootankle@gmail.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 - HORSEHEADS, NY
 
Seeking BQ/BC podiatrist with residency training to join busy practice serving the NY Finger Lakes Region as well as Corning, Elmira, and northern PA. (Surgical privileges in NY & PA hospitals) Excellent Opportunity. Generous Compensation Package. Send CV, references to career@thurberandthurber.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – WESTERN PA 
 
Well-established podiatry practice in Western, PA looking for a full-time podiatrist to join their team. Position will involve seeing patients at multiple hospitals, wound care centers and satellite offices. Basic qualification: Graduation from an accredited medical school and completed accredited residency program. Board Certified/Qualified in surgery. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package to our team members. email CV to: dysteindpm@gmail.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, short introduction video Email: cnunez1940@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - PENSACOLA FLORIDA
 
Pensacola Podiatry, PA is fast growing, multi-location practice in Northwest Florida looking for a motivated, driven upcoming or recent residency graduate or experienced practitioner to join our practice. We average 180 new patient visits per month for two providers. If personable, motivated, well-trained, and driven to succeed, we would be delighted to discuss an associate position with you. We offer growth opportunities, a strong compensation package. Please send a cover letter and cv to: info@pensacolapodiatry.com. We look forward to hearing from you.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS 
 
Full-time position available 7/1/21 in busy 2-doctorm 2-office well-established practice in Central Massachusetts. Must be surgically trained. Must be willing to get Board Certified.  Hard-working, professional and goal oriented who is looking for a long term position with growth.  We cover all aspects of Podiatric care including private office, long-term care facilities, surgeries, and wound care center.  Please send cover letter and CV to greatpodiatryjob@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – BERGEN COUNTY, NJ 
 
Looking for a full-time podiatrist in a very busy, fast-paced practice. Offering competitive salary and bonuses. Lots of sports medicine, excellent support staff, and positive environment. Immediate start date. Please e-mail CV to cma@njfootpain.com, should you have any further questions you may call Gerry 201-523-9489 ext 101.
 
ASSOCIATE PODIATRIST - NAPLES, FL 
 
PSR 24/36, ABFAS certified/qualified for surgical practice. Must have FL license. Hospital privileges available.  No HMOs. Naples is an upscale area and wonderful place to work and live. Prefer someone who is personable, team player and hard working. Email CV draustin@gulfcoastfootcare.com
 
JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR UPCOMING GRADUATES – JACKSONVILLE, FL 
 
We are looking for a full-time surgical podiatrist in Jacksonville FL starting this summer. Three busy practice locations, inpatient service, need to be board qualified for hospital privileges (ABPM or ABFAS or ABMSP) Growth opportunities. Please sent CV or text to Dr.Barnouti@gmail.com  904 887 4531 and DrNamen@DrNamen.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - EASTERN SHORE OF MARYLAND
 
Multiple office practice located on the Eastern Shore of MD near beaches. Seeking motivated, energetic individual to join our five existing physicians. We are an expanding practice with focus on all aspects of podiatric care. Offices equipped with ultrasound, digital imaging, 3-D scanners, onsite Ambulatory Surgery Center and many other state of the art amenities. Excellent salary and benefits package. DPMemploy@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - WESTERN NY 
 
Full time associate position in Western New York. Multiple city centers a short drive away. Great place to live and raise a family. Opportunity for experienced DPM as well as a new graduate who desires to be part of a team and be a partner in private practice with ownership. Willingness to merge into an already established protocol based office with state of the art facility and equipment. Practice includes all aspects of podiatry ranging from surgery to routine care. Yourpracticenow@gmail.com
 
FULL TIME PODIATRIST – SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA 
 
We are an established family medicine practice in beautiful Scottsdale with an immediate opening for an experienced podiatrist. A large percentage of our patient population are diabetic, which necessitates a skilled podiatric physician to work hand-in-hand with our primary care and orthopedic team. Candidate will enjoy unlimited freedom to practice without the worry of managing a solo practice while taking over an existing podiatric patient population of this thriving medical practice. The candidate will enjoy competitive compensation, bonus and incentive structure, health insurance, vacation malpractice insurance. Please submit your CV to amy@aveonhealth.com
 
 
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PRACTICE FOR SALE - NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA 
 
Office building and 40 year practice and equipment for sale in Northeast Philadelphia. On staff at major Philadelphia hospital and Wound Care Center. On most insurance panels. Will stay to introduce patients. Contact Dr. John Pron johnprondpm@comcast.net
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - TULSA, OKLAHOMA
 
30+ years established practice in stand alone medical building, perfect location in key market, Established referral sources, Fully equipped, current owner retiring, will transition, Great place to raise a family. Email: footman@tulsacoxmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE  - WEST COAST/TAMPA FLORIDA SUBURB
 
World class beaches, top rated communities, water sports, golf, reasonably priced real estate, active lifestyle and “Champa Bay” pro sports await you. Unique opportunity to own a reputable, profitable practice. Control rental overhead as this medical condo is also available for purchase. Practice in a well-integrated foot & ankle environment, including hospital privileges. Serious inquiries only please email Sunpodiatry5@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE AVAILABLE FOR SALE-  MASSACHUSETTS 
 
North of Boston. 30-year-old solo practice. Affluent community. EHR. Digital x-ray. 5 year avg. over $700k gross. Dedicated staff. Owner can stay for transition. Email podpractice2021@gmail.com.
 
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