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May 27, 2014 #5,069 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
NY Podiatrist Discusses Conservative Treatment of Hammertoes
 
Years of trekking can give you pain, and leave your feet in no shape to be seen. There are options to alleviate the discomfort of bearing your not-quite-ready-for-the-beach feet. Common complaints are bunions, hammertoes, corns, and calluses, according to New York City podiatrist, Krista Archer, DPM. She restores the cushions to the bottom of feet to make wearing heels so much more comfortable. "Scultpra® Aesthetic is placed primarily in the balls of the feet where fat has been lost to restore padding and reduce pain. Sculptra induces collagen to grow, and results can last for more than one year. Sometimes, I also use Juvederm® for corns on the tops of the toes."
 
Dr. Krista Archer
 
Hammertoes can cause your smaller toes to bend inward and downward, due to a muscle or tendon imbalance. This also increases your likelihood of developing corns because the toes don't sit flat, and may rub against the roof of your shoes. Shoes that tend to rub against or place pressure on skin can cause corns or calluses. Corns show up on your toes, while calluses form on your heels. Corticosteroid injections can be administered to ease inflammation and pain.
 
Source: Wendy Lewis Health News Digest [5/24/14]

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APMA STATE COMPONENT NEWS
RIPMA  Presents Centennial Year Myron Keller Memorial Award
 
Dr. Robert Crausman of Rehoboth received the Centennial Year Myron Keller Memorial Award from the Rhode Island Podiatric Medical Association (RIPMA) at its Centennial Year luncheon. Crausman was selected the recipient for his outstanding service to podiatry in Rhode Island.
Dr. Robert Crausman
 
Dr. Douglas Glod, chief of podiatric medicine and surgery at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, said, "The Myron Keller Memorial Award is given to Dr. Crausman because he exemplifies the high ideals and dedicated spirit so nobly portrayed in the life of RIPMA's past Treasurer and editor, Dr. Myron Keller." Crausman is a clinical professor of Medicine at Brown University School of Medicine and is President of Trumed in Fall River.
 
Source: The Sun Chronicle [5/25/14]

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STATE PODIATRY NEWS
NM Podiatrist Appointed to State Podiatry Board
 
Dr. Joel Wilner
 
Joel Wilner, DPM has been appointed a Board Member at New Mexico Board of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Wilner is a foot and ankle surgeon at NM Foot and Ankle Associates in Santa Fe, New Mexico and is currently a Board Member at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, where he was past Chairman of the the Foot and Ankle Department. He is a graduate of the California College Of Podiatric Medicine and is Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Dr.Comfort


INTERNATIONAL PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
Fashion/Beauty Director Goes Gaga for Aussie Podiatrist
 
I have been going to see my favorite podiatrist, Paul Poshoglian, for more years than I can remember. He is an absolute whiz with the corn-slicing blade, not to mention an amazing storyteller. Paul began his career tending feet with Elizabeth Arden back in the 1960s and is still going strong. I visit him regularly – every four weeks – and am always at my happiest propped up on the reclining podiatry chair.
 
Paul Poshoglian
 
Paul is never judgmental about my sky-high shoes; in fact, he is often in awe, and the reason I am still tottering around in these killers is largely due to his expertise. Healthy feet contribute to general well-being, so even if your shoe cupboard is full of flats, pop a visit to a podiatrist into your health calendar.
 
Source: Stephanie Darling, Sydney Morning Herald [5/25/14]

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SUCCESS TIPS FROM THE MASTERS
 
Bret Ribotsky:  I’m confused. Medicare has released new DME codes for night splints and BK pneumatic walking boots and taken the old definitions for the new codes and left the old codes with new definitions. For example L4396 has a new definition, and L4397 has the old definition that was once L4396 – What’s going on?
 
Dr. Paul Kesselman
 
Paul Kesselman: Medicare has changed the codes and kept the payment the same. Maybe this starts the beginning process of competitive bidding for these codes in the future. For now, everyone should clearly make sure they are aware of the changes and what the codes L4360 and L4396 are today, and verify they are billing the correct code. 
 
Dr. Scott Tafuri
 
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STATE HEALTHCARE LEGISLATION
Bill Would Allow OH State Medical Board to Issue Fines for Rules Violations
 
At the request of officials from the State Medical Board of Ohio, Rep. Anne Gonzales is pushing for the passage of a bill that would permit the board to fine medical professionals for failing to comply with continuing medical education requirements without suspending the individual’s certificate to practice. House Bill 531 also would authorize OSMB to fine a certificate holder for violating laws administered by the board and impose additional terms and conditions for certain certificate restorations. The fines could be levied against physicians and podiatrists, among others.
 
Current Ohio law authorizes the board to limit, revoke, or suspend an individual’s certificate to practice, refuse to register the individual, refuse to reinstate a certificate, or reprimand, or put a certificate holder on probation for a rules violation but does not authorize a fine. If the bill is enacted, says Gonzalez, Ohio would join 38 states which have permitted their medical licensing bodies to impose fines on physicians and other medical professionals who are found to have violated state law.
 
Tiffany L. Parks, Daily Reporter, [5/23/14]

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QUERIES (DME)
Query: DME Forms
 
Where can I obtain the proper forms that DME requires and approves? It seems that there are specific requirements which I understand, but are there specific forms that they would approve if filled out and kept in patients' charts, so when they request documents, they will have forms that cover all their requests and rules? 
 
Stanford Rosen, DPM, Tuscaloosa, AL

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 1
From: Eliezer Eisenberger, DPM
 
On paper, DPM Preferred may sound great; however, many hospitals in NYC do not accept them as they are a 'Risk Retention Group'. You may want to check with any institution you have privileges with as to whether they allow RRGs.
 
Eliezer Eisenberger, DPM, Bronx, NY, eliezer.eisenberger@gmail.com
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 2
From: Paul Kesselman, DPM
 
Many may have taken my words way out if context. I am neither advocating mass exodus from medical practice nor retiring anytime soon. I too suffer from the grass is greener syndrome, thinking this or that vocation or profession is better with less govermentt oversight. The truth is just about anywhere you turn, there is goverment oversight. Ask any factory owner about dealing with OSHA, drug companies, about the FDA, etc. Many of these companies also must deal with a complex set of local, state, and municipal regulations. Learning how to live and succeed with the government in your back pocket is truly the key. 
 
I have one simple set of requests from any level of goverment: write clear and concise regulations which are realistic to practice and are the reality of medical practice. Be sure they don't conflict with those of other government agencies, and be sure your own agency's employees understand their own regulations. And before any of you think consulting is so glamorous, think again. Dealing with owners, corporate boards, etc. is no easy picnic. So, forgive me if I used this space to do some personal venting. We all need to!
 
Paul Kesselman, DPM, Woodside, NY, Paul Kesselman, drkesselmandpm1@hotmail.com
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ASSOCIATE WANTED - SW FLORIDA  
 
R U a superstar for immediate start.  Southwest FL group looking or BC or BQ podiatric physician for dynamic and growing practice. Great starting salary, benefits and surgery volume.  FL license a must.   Send CV and why you are a superstar. mny1029@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITIONS – UPSTATE NY AND PENNSYLVANIA 
 
A growing practice is seeking a motivated podiatrist to treat patients in Nursing Facilities in Upstate New York, Philadelphia PA, and Northeastern Pennsylvania (Scranton, Wilkes-Barre Area). Excellent opportunity for an energetic, ethical, and personable individual. Please send your CV and Cover Letter to tajdpm@verizon.net.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
 
Excellent, long-term opportunity for ethical and motivated individual.  Established practice featuring all aspects of podiatric medicine and surgery located in a nice, affordable city.  Competitive salary with benefits and bonus structure.  EMR, PadNet and diagnostic ultrasound.  Position available immediately or will work with your schedule.  E-mail CV  to:  Dr.fine@finefootcarecenter.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTH JERSEY - IMMEDIATE OPENING 
 
Exceptional opportunity for a full time, surgically trained podiatrist to join our busy, well rounded, two office practice, covering all aspects of podiatry. Do you enjoy surgery, wound care, sports medicine, diabetic care, biomechanics, children, elderly and all ages in between, WE SEE IT ALL! We are also a hospital-based practice that is affiliated with a residency program. You are highly motivated, personable, have great communication skills and are looking for an opportunity for a future buy-in/partnership. If this describes you, please send cover letter and CV to superstarstaff1@gmail.com In the subject line of email, please write, "I am your next great associate.”
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION- GEORGIA -  ATLANTA AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES

Immediate opening in established, multi-location, large group practice with access to multiple ancillary services including surgery centers, MRI and others. Seeking board eligible/certified, PSR-36 trained podiatrist with experience in foot and ankle trauma, diabetic wound care and reconstruction.  Must be personable, self-motivated and hard working.  Georgia medical license required.  Please e-mail your C.V. to dfell@vpcenters.com or fax to (404) 446-1957.

ASSOCIATE POSITION  -  CHICAGO/CENTRAL ILLINOIS 
 
Full & Part-time IMMEDIATE opportunity to provide care to residents in long-term care throughout Illinois.  FT position includes health, disability, 401, auto/travel expenses. Full-time candidate must be willing to travel specified times during the month, or be located in central or downstate IL.  Part-time opportunity offers very flexible scheduling.   We have a 30 year history of providing exceptional care with appropriate reimbursement.  Join our great team.  Email queries/resumes to  gh@podiatryplus.net
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - BROOKLYN, NY 
 
Podiatrist needed for busy Brooklyn practice.  Must be at least Board Qualified. Surgical background, hard working, motivated and personable. Travel to multiple offices in Brooklyn required.  Part-time to start, with the potential for full time and partnership. Please email CV to drbreth@progressivepodiatryny.com or fax to 718-840-0653.
 
HOME FOOT CARE, INC.  - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
 
Looking for reliable, honest, and motivated podiatrists to join our group to assist with house calls to patient’s home residences, and some group facilities. Candidate must be willing to drive throughout the San Fernando Valley and the greater Los Angeles area. Part/Full time, flexible hours, independence, great compensation! If interested, please email resume to: homefootcare@hotmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - HOUSTON        
 
Established "modern" practice looking for BC/BE podiatrist to take advantage of a unique opportunity. Located in a highly desirable area with good surgical volume, access to DME, lasers and expanding referral base with full time marketer.  Not currently doing hospital work, minimal rearfoot surgery, no nursing homes or routine care.  Prefer at least 2 years experience although qualified recent grads welcome.  Salary plus bonus available, partnership after 1 year if criteria met. Send resume/CV to faajobs@gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - PHILADELPHIA 
 
Great full time opportunity for a surgically trained podiatrist in a 2-office full spectrum practice. Located in the suburbs of Philadelphia. You are highly motivated, board qualified and have great communication skills. Opportunity for a buy in / partnership in 2 years. Send cover letter and CV to info@qualityfootcare.com 
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – SAN FRANCISCO, CA 
 
Immediate associate position available. Applicant should be personal, self-motivated and independent. Will provide diabetic treatments, biomechanical exams, minor office procedures, major surgical corrections, in-home care. Great surgical growth potential. Competitive compensation package. Send letter of intent and CV to   admin@blaskodpm.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION AVAILABLE FOR GROUP PODIATRY PRACTICE - MARYLAND  
 
Perfect opportunity for highly motivated podiatric surgeon with excellent clinical skills. Individual must be proficient with inpatient management as well as outpatient wound clinic. Competitive compensation package which includes base salary and bonus structure.  Please email letter of interest and CV to podiatryassociate2995@gmail.com
 
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