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April 19, 2021 #6,931 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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PODIATRISTS AND HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS
PA Podiatrist Offers to Treat Migrant Children Pro Bono
 
A plane touched down at Erie International Airport days ago carrying 146 migrant children from the United States-Mexico border crisis. Many of these kids took the majority of this trip on foot, a cause for concern for Erie podiatrist Rick Tomassi, DPM. He specializes in foot injuries, and says it's hard to know now, but the potential injuries these kids are facing could impact them for the rest of their lives. 
 
Dr. Rick Tomassi
 
"Anything from cuts, bruises, lacerations, sprained ankles - when you walk that far, and you're that young, I'm sure that there are injuries to deal with," says Dr. Tomassi. When Tomassi thinks about these kids, he says he just wants to be able to help. 
 
Source: Alaina Jonathan, Erie News Now [4/15/21]
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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY - PART 1
TX Podiatrist Elected to Board of Children’s Safe Harbor
 
Children’s Safe Harbor, an accredited children’s advocacy center, has elected a new president for its board of directors. Among them is Gurpreet Mukker-Casperson, DPM, a foot and ankle surgeon with Conroe Foot Specialists. Children’s Safe Harbor provides specialized services to children in response to trauma from physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, sex trafficking, or witnessing violence.
 
Dr. Gurpreet Mukker-Casperson
 
Dr. Mukker-Casperson received her podiatric medical degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine and completed a three-year podiatric medicine and surgery residency at the Veteran's Heath-Care System in Palo Alto, CA. She joins her husband Timothy Casperson, DPM on the board.
 
Source: Liz Grimm, Woodlands Online [4/14/21]
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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY - PART 2
MN Podiatrists Join Gundersen St. Elizabeth’s
 
Two new podiatrists have joined the staff at Gundersen St. Elizabeth, the hospital announced. Magali Fournier, DPM and Fatemah S. Jannati, DPM will soon begin providing twice-monthly care for patients with foot and ankle concerns at Gundersen St. Elizabeth’s. Dr. Fournier received her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. She completed her residency at Gundersen Medical Foundation and her fellowship at Palo Alto Medical Foundation. 
 
(L-R) Drs. Magali Fournier and Fatemah Jannati
 
Dr. Jannati received her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine degree from Des Moines University and completed her residency at residency William S. Middleton Memorial VA Medical Center.
 
Source: Lake City Graphic [4/14/21]

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PODIATRIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES IN THE NEWS
Modernizing Medicine Acquires TRAKnet
 
Modernizing Medicine has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Modernizing Medicine Podiatry Systems, has acquired TRAKnet and other assets from podiatric electronic health records (EHR) vendor NEMO Health. Following the acquisition of the SammyEHR Podiatry platform last year, the addition of TRAKnet’s specialty-specific technology and expertise further solidifies Modernizing Medicine’s position in podiatry.
 
(L-R) Drs. Ali Safiedine and John Guiliana
 
NEMO Health’s CEO Ali Safiedine, DPM, MBA will be joining the Modernizing Medicine team for the transition. NEMO Health’s Executive Vice President John Guiliana, DPM also has joined Modernizing Medicine and continues to provide services and support to TRAKnet podiatry customers.
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TIP OF THE DAY
5 Ways to Maximize Your Referral Program - Part 4
 
Traditionally, obtaining referrals consisted of visiting a physician’s office bearing breakfast baskets and new literature, organizing open houses, or hosting referring physician lunches. Digital referrals, however, guarantee you’ll reach the right person at the right time in the right place. Often, digital is cheaper, faster, more efficient, and is preferred by physicians in some cases.
 
4. Launch Facebook and LinkedIn Advertising
 
Keen to reach new referring physicians? Facebook comes equipped with a number of detailed targeting options that allow you to identify healthcare professionals in your vicinity and target them with engaging content or customized ads about your practice. LinkedIn, meanwhile, was designed for professional peer-to-peer networking and offers a host of targeting options for its paid ads, including specific industries, roles, and specialisms.
 
Source: Adapted from Kerry Bailey, Physicians Practice [4/6/21]
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MEDICARE NEWS
2% Medicare Pay Cut for Physicians Delayed Until 2022
 
The 2 percent Medicare pay cut for physicians has been put on hold through the end of the year, according to a report from the American Medical Association. President Joe Biden signed a bill into law April 15 that extended the moratorium on Medicare pay cuts through Dec. 31. The previous moratorium was set to expire April 1 and was temporarily delayed while Congress voted on the bill.
 
Later this year, legislators may also take steps to avoid a 4 percent Medicare pay cut scheduled for Jan. 1, 2022, which was enacted to offset the costs of the American Rescue Plan economic relief package, according to the AMA's report.
 
Source: Laura Dyrda, Becker's ASC Review [4/16/21] via Dr. Allen Jacobs
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QUERIES (CLINICAL)
Query: Foot and Ankle Pain Post-COVID Vaccine
 
I have seen 4 patients who have developed increasing foot and ankle pain post-COVID vaccine. They seem to do worse after the second vaccine dose. Has anyone else had this experience?
 
Kaitlin Gonzales, DPM, Roselle, NJ

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (CLINICAL) - PART 1A
From: Peter J. Bregman, DPM, Kenneth Meisler, DPM
 
It sounds like a duck (Morton’s neuroma) so likely it is. If steroid injections did not cure the “bursitis” then maybe it is not that. MRIs are great but not always right, especially with diagnosing MN. If this were my patient, I would say we are going to the OR for a decompression of the nerve and if I see a bursal sac in there, I will remove it. Unless the bursal sac is plantar to the deep transverse ligament, there should not be any walking on a pebble feeling. Maybe there could also be a plantarflexed metatarsal head there as well.
 
Peter J. Bregman, DPM, Las Vegas, NV
 
I would refer the patient to someone experienced in ultrasound-guided injections. Injecting directly into the bursa is usually successful.
 
Kenneth Meisler, DPM, NY, NY

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (CLINICAL) - PART 1B
From: Robert S. Schwartz, CPed
 
Overuse, repetitive stress injuries from excessive forces occur during the propulsive phase of gait, particularly in the sagittal plane. Managing motion is an effective way to relieve these forces.
 
 
High-toe-box, extra-depth, athletic walking shoe with built-in (L) and added rocker (R).
 
These photos reflect the use of high-toe-box, extra-depth, athletic walking shoes with built-in rockers. When increased motion control is needed, an additional rocker is added to increase toe-spring (dorsiflexion motion mitigation). 
 
Disclosure: I have no fiduciary relationship with Apex.
 
Robert S. Schwartz, CPed, NY, NY
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NEWS STORIES)
From: Michael Loshigian, DPM
 
Dr. Peacock and Dr. Katzen, if you read my comments again, you will find that my purpose was to draw attention to the fact that we should not be presenting MIS surgery, or any foot surgery for that matter, to the public as a quick fix. To tell patients that minimally invasive techniques result in a faster recovery is simply unfounded. The concept that the patient's perception makes it so is completely unscientific when it comes to soft tissue and bone healing. Perception of course has a great deal to do with patient satisfaction, but that is not the topic of this discussion.
 
Unless human physiology has changed, it still takes 6-8 weeks for bone to heal to structural stability and up to a year for the entire process to be complete (plus or minus in certain circumstances, of course). This is generally true whether it is a fracture, minimally invasive osteotomy, or...
 
Editor's note: Dr. Loshigian's extended-length letter can be read here.
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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Outrageous Shoe of the Day

New way to ensure social distancing?

Source: Ruth Jennings via Virtual Shoe Museum

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CLASSIFIED ADS - ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
PODIATRIST POSITION – CENTRAL/SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TERRITORY 
 
Join a podiatric team whose work positively impacts the lives of seniors every day! KG Health Partners, the largest podiatric practice in Florida, is seeking full and part-time podiatrists who will provide mobile-based foot, ankle, and lower leg care to residents living in long-term facilities in Central/Southwest Florida. Achieve work-life balance with a Monday through Friday schedule, competitive wages, malpractice insurance, and exceptional benefits for full-time employees (health, paid time off, 401K retirement plan with company match). You must maintain active Medicare and Florida licenses. Email CV to kgadmin@kghealthpartners.com
 
POSITIONS AVAILABLE -  WESTERN and UPSTATE NEW YORK 
 
Looking for reliable and ethical podiatrists to service Nursing Homes and Skilled Nursing Facilities in the Buffalo area and Upstate New York. Send inquiries and CV to: phasetwopodiatry@gmail.com
 
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Start Immediately. Walk into a busy schedule day one in this modern, full scope practice. Must be personable, compassionate, motivated, and ABPM or ABFAS BQ/BC. Competitive salary and benefits with clear path to partnership. Excellent opportunity for surgical volume and diversity to accelerate board certification. FL License required. Send CV to podiatrymanda@gmail.com
 
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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 DE, OH, PA, MO, TN, PA, CT. Resume to sara@sightrite.com (sign on bonus for CT and DE)
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION  NASSAU COUNTY, NY 
 
Multiple office practice located in Nassau County, New York seeking motivated, energetic individual to become an Associate in Merrick and Westbury locations. Multi lingual a plus. Leading to partnership and eventual ownership of practices. Please email CV to dgrossman5@optimum.net.
 
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 - 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
 
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 - PISCATAWAY/HILLSBOROUGH, NJ 
 
We are a busy podiatry office with locations in Piscataway and Hillsborough, NJ. The office has been in practice for over 31 years and has great reputations. We are looking for motivated and driven full-time and part-time doctors. Candidate will be comfortable meeting doctors and business owners to build referral relationships. We will provide you with every tool needed for your success- treatment protocols, peer networking groups, and a full-time marketing person. drwishnie@stopfootpainfast.com  
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - ST. PETE/CLEARWATER FLORIDA  
 
West Coast of Florida. I am looking for a podiatrist to help in office but mainly long term care facilities. This job has flexible days, and flexible hours. All schedules and supplies will be given. We are not a big corporation. We pay a GENEROUS percentage of collections. No call, No weekends. Only drawback is that there will be fairly extensive travel throughout Florida required. Travel expenses paid for. All I ask is for a personable doctor ready to make a good living without a lot of stress. Please email Wormanjeffrey@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 – 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
 
PART-TIME ASSOCIATE - GLENSIDE, PA
 
Looking for a part-time associate DPM in our main office in Glenside. Private outpatient practice that sees all aspects of podiatry but with a Sports Medicine focus as well. Incentive-based pay. In suburbs of Philadelphia. More info/to apply email CV to gordonpodiatry@gmail.com
 
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
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - CHICAGO
 
Available immediately. Home visits/ some facilities/ some office hours . Illinois license is required. Existing patients’ base. Net $250-325K. logistics are provided. Full- and part-time are available. Contact vadim.goshko@gmail.com or 312-375-6430.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - CAPE COD, MA 
 
Practice seeks associate to join practice in partnership track. Established practice. Opportunity to be the surgeon of the practice and have a strong established base to work from. Competitive compensation plan. Contact: MCrosby518@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE – SOUTHERN, NJ 
 
Due to patient demand, this established practice is seeking an associate to join and help practice with meeting demand.  Great place to live and work. Full array of office based services along with local hospital, surgery center and wound center participation. Partnership track established. Competitive salary and benefits. Contact: MCrosby518@gmail.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
 
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
 
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CLASSIFIED ADS - PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
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 - WHITE PLAINS, NY 
 
This established practice has been operating for more than 25 years in key 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 AVAILABLE FOR SALE-  MASSACHUSETTS 
 
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