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May 28, 2014 #5,070 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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PODIATRISTS WHO SERVED OUR COUNTRY
MI Podiatrist is One of 6 brothers to Serve in WW II
 
Frank Engardio spent four months stuck in a fox hole in 1944, near an Italian farm. Meanwhile, his brother, Andrew, now 91, was a soldier in a supply depot in Verdun, France, trying to make sure U.S. troops had everything they needed to win World War II in Europe. Dr. Andrew Engardio is a retired podiatrist who lives in Adrian, MI. Mary Engardio and her husband, Sam, who ran a Williamston store that sold fruit, confections, beer, wine and tobacco, would see all six of their boys enlist in the military during the World War II era.  
 
(L-R) Dr. Andrew Engardio and  brother Frank (Then and now).
 
Frank and Andrew, the only two brothers still living, will return to Williamston to appear in the Red Cedar Jubilee parade June 21. They plan to celebrate as their family’s story is featured in an exhibit that begins in early June at the Williamston Depot Museum.
 
Source: Kathleen Lavey, Battle Creek Enquirer [5/25/14]

Pedifix


AT THE COLLEGES
APMA President-Elect Hoods Daughter at DMU Graduation 
 
Drs. Phillip and Meridith Ward
 
Des Moines University  2014 commencement was  held May 24th. APMA President - elect Dr. Phillip Ward had the honor of hooding his daughter Dr. Meredith Ward during the ceremony. They became the first parent - child graduates of the DPM program at DMU. The younger Dr. Ward will continue her training in a residency program at St Francis hospital in Hartford, CT. 
ICS Sammy

APMA COMPONENT NEWS
AAPSM Renames Golden Foot Award in Memory of John Pagliano, DPM
 
In an acknowledgement of the legacy of the late Dr. John Pagliano, the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine recently voted to change the name of its current “Golden Foot Award” to the “John Pagliano Golden Foot Award”.  The name change honors the unique and important contributions of Dr. Pagliano in the field of podiatric sports medicine. Many of AAPSM members have stated that it was Dr. Pagliano’s passion, energy, and leadership that inspired them to pursue a career in podiatry. “As both an accomplished athlete and a pioneer in sports medicine, we feel he is the perfect embodiment of the award,” stated current AAPSM President Paul Langer, DPM.
 
Dr. John Pagliano
 
The John Pagliano Golden Foot Award will continue to be presented to individuals who, through effort and example, have significantly contributed to the public awareness of the importance of physical fitness and the role of podiatric sports medicine in the care of the athlete. Past recipients of the award have included; David Beckham, Walter Payton, Warren Moon, and Alberto Salazar, to name a few. The AAPSM and the sports medicine community owe a debt of gratitude to the accomplishments of Dr. Pagliano and hope this award given annually in his name will remain a small part of sustaining his great legacy.

Dr.Comfort


FIP NEWS
IN Podiatrist Receives FIP Humanitarian Award
 
The 2014 FIP Humanitarian Award was recently presented to Dr. Patrick Deheer of Franklin, Indiana. Patrick received this year's award for his role in the comprehensive diabetic foot program at the Hospital Bernard Mevs Medishare in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Patrick is the director of the diabetic foot program which is charged with the establishment of a comprehensive program including, diabetic wound care, surgical care of the diabetic foot, routine foot care, diabetic foot examination and risk classification, and a diabetic orthotic program.
Dr. Patrick DeHeer
 
The ultimate goal of this program is to reduce the high rate of amputations in Haiti, thereby reducing the subsequent high mortality and morbidity rates. This is a Haitian program for Haitians run by Haitians supported by podiatrists involved in sharing of their knowledge and experience. Once the clinic is fully established, it will be expanded countrywide with the original clinic serving as the referral source for the regional and local clinics.

neurogenx


PODIATRISTS AND FOOTWEAR
Reserve High Heels for Special Occasions: IL Podiatrist
 
High heels are the No. 1 culprit of foot pain for women, according to an American Podiatric Medical Association survey. Nearly half of all  women wear heels, and 71 percent of heel-wearers say those shoes hurt their feet, the APMA reports. “With many types of heels, like very high stilettos, foot pain is hard to avoid,” says Dr. Matthew G. Garoufalis, a podiatrist and immediate past president of the APMA.
 
Dr. Matthew Garoufalis
 
“But it is possible for women to find a happy mid-point between great looks and great pain. Treat heels like dessert,” Garoufalis says. “Don't wear them all the time, just on special occasions.”
 
Source: Sonoma West Times and News, [5/26/14]

Dr. Remedy


PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TIP OF THE DAY
Use a Good Scheduling System 
 
Many practices assign a relatively low-paid employee to schedule appointments manually. Yet the schedule has an enormous impact on productivity and efficiency. Dedicate resources to developing a good scheduling system, hire a top-notch person to run it, and ensure that the entire staff understands it. This is especially important for solo practices that are growing into groups. Good scheduling can increase patient flow by two or more patients per day, which is net income to the practice. If you use a manual system, consider computerizing it. Your billing system may have a scheduling module that is adequate for solo and small-group practices. You can buy a more sophisticated system, but don't upgrade until you have established scheduling guidelines and policies.
 
Source: Rod Aymond, Family Practice Management

CODINGLINE CORNER
Query: Coding Maggot Therapy for Ulcers
 
One of the physicians in our office is considering the use of maggot therapy to treat a chronic ankle venous stasis ulcer. Does anyone have experience or any knowledge about the CPT coding for maggot therapy of an ulcer? Any suggestions for the coding for the supplies? The patient is covered by Medicare. 
 
Nancy, Biller, Office of Matthew Lappenga, DPM, Holland, MI 
 
Response: I have used maggot therapy for years..there is no CPT code. The patient pays. I reserve maggot therapy as a last gasp measure prior to amputation for ischemic ulcers that are non-bypassable. Most of the time, patients have no qualms about paying for it. 
 
By the way, I don't believe you'll find it indicated for venous stasis ulcers, though. If you use it for this type of wound, be prepared to prescribe a narcotic for a few days. Keep in mind that it is all about compression for venous ulcers. 
 
Bruce Kaczander, DPM, Southfield, MI 
 
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Neuremedy


YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Outrageous Shoes of the Day

Blonde Ambition Shoes

Fashion designer Kobe Levi sure likes Madonna. He likes her so much he designed a shoe after her. The Blonde Ambition shoe is a gold pump with a microphone, cone heel, and a blond ponytail. The look is taken from Madonna’s early 90’s look and outfit from her Blonde Ambition tour. This look is perfect for the obsessed fan.

Source: my101shoes.com  

MEETING NOTICES - PART 1

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CLASSIFIED ADS
ASSOCIATE POSITION- INDIANA FISHERS/ANDERSON 
 
If you’re talented, affable, dependable, and you always hustle, we’ve got full-time and part-time positions available. Like being a podiatrist, but tired of the administrative hassle?  Join a resource rich practice with all the tools you’ll need to practice full-scale podiatry in a multi-office practice affiliated with a hospital residency program.  Enrich yourself in a dynamic growing part of Indiana. Join the new revolution in podiatry…be a stakeholder in your destiny, not a casualty of the past. Send cover letter with C.V. and references to: larrydpm@aol.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION -LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY 
 
Immediate position leading to practice sale or imminent partnership/ownership.  Single location multi-physician group. Senior doctor has run the practice 32 years.  Large balanced patient base and diabetic population - diabetic shoe store. Office has great location, Traknet EMR, digital x-ray, PADnet.  Hospital privileges with 2 local residencies. samuel10530@yahoo.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 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.
 
MEDICAL OFFICE FOR SALE - NY
 
Free standing Hyperbaric Center with Ancillary services  (Podiatry, Massage, Acupuncture, Lymphedema).  Located in the highest income area in Nassau County with large referral base and network.  Located near major hospitals and rehabilitation centers.  Great relationships with many local institutions, physician and organizations.  Listed Price: $599,000. Contact Scott 516-487-1902
 
OFFICE AVAILABLE – BEAUTIFUL SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE
 
Want a great opportunity to practice WITHOUT harsh winters and high taxes? Well-equipped and beautifully decorated podiatry office with reasonable rent to build your practice. Essentially turn-key in nice professional office building with garage parking. Great quality of life in area known for its beauty and tolerable seasonal changes and many recreational options. NO PERSONAL INCOME TAX! Available for purchase, terms possible. Reply to ftdoc1005@gmail.com
 
PART-TIME PRACTICE FOR SALE - GLENDALE CALIFORNIA 
 
Rid yourself of totally relying on insurance payments for your services by using fluid Silicone implants. Great financial potential for an informed Podiatrist willing to promote this knowledge. Part-time practice also includes Medicare and cash pay patient base.  Great location with low over head. 818-241-4781
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - SOUTHWEST FL 
 
Multilocation multidoctor practice in beautiful Southwest Florida. Practice has grossed over seven figures consistently and currently shows 10-15% growth in revenues with increase in new patients and patient visits. EHR is already implemented with meaningful use criteria met. Practice has been professionally evaluated by Provider Resources. Only serious inquiries to this email address. This is a great practice in Paradise and a good opportunity for the right doctor or doctors. Email to:practiceforsaleswfla@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE – CENTRAL NEW JERSEY 
 
Perfect opportunity to purchase a practice in an ideal location. Office is located in a busy town center shopping and dining complex. Modern and fully equipped office in a building with other medical professionals. Easily accessible to major roadways and highways with visible signage at busy intersection.  Excellent potential for increased revenue in a great town to own a practice.  Owner financing may be available to qualified buyer.  Serious inquiries only to healthnet708@gmail.com.
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE/ASSOCIATE POSITION- NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
 
Excellent low cost opportunity to work part or full-time. Growth potential for increased cash revenue & services.  For Sale or Associate opportunity for buyout. 22 year established practice. Two full days per week grossing 150+K.  Low overhead. Minimal CNC/Medicare.  Must sell, 50K obo, financing available.  Reply  lowcost990@gmail.com
 
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