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July 30, 2020 #6,734 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY - PART 1
NJ Podiatrists Save Woman's Life
 
Three members of ProActive Foot and Ankle Associates, Dino DiTrolio, DPM. Vincent Giacalone, DPM and Spero Demoleas, DPM were involved in saving the life of a 62 year old woman. They assisted in pulling the unresponsive woman out of Mastens Lake in New York on July 25, 2020 and quickly administered CPR upon assessing she was not breathing.  
 
(L-R) Drs. Dino DiTrolio, Vincent Giacalone, and Spero Demoleas
 
After several minutes, they were able to express fluid from her lungs and recover her pulse. She was responsive and breathing prior to the arrival of EMS. ProActive Foot and Ankle Associates recently held a Basic Life-Saving (BLS) course for its members and other doctors in the community, and this was instrumental in the saving of this woman's life!
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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY - PART 2
IL Podiatrist Joins Horizon Health
 
Beginning Monday, August 3, Brittany Wojnicki, DPM, ATC, surgical podiatrist, will begin seeing patients at Horizon Health’s Paris IL Clinic. She will be joining the practice of Philip Holloway, DPM.
 
Dr. Brittany Wojnicki
 
Dr. Wojnicki graduated from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine. She recently completed a podiatric residency at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.
 
Source: My Radio Link [7/28/20]
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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY - PART 3
IL Podiatrist Joins Foot & Ankle Center of Illinois 
 
Christopher J. Collazo, DPM recently joined the Foot & Ankle Center of Illinois as full-time associate serving Decatur, IL and surrounding areas. Dr. Collazo earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Des Moines University College of Podiatry Medicine and Surgery.
 
Dr. Christopher Collazo
 
Dr. Collazo completed an advanced surgical fellowship at the Weil Foot, Ankle, and Orthopedic Institute in Des Plaines, IL. He was a three-year resident physician at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND and served as Chief Resident. He is Board Qualified in foot and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
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FROM PM's CURRENT ISSUE
Several times a week, PM News posts an entire article from a recent issue of our partner, Podiatry Management Magazine. Please note that the views expressed in Podiatry Management Magazine do not necessarily reflect the views of PM News or Barry Block.
 
Today's Featured Article
 
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TIP OF THE DAY
Six Financial Actions to Take During the Pandemic - Part 1
 
1: Focus on the long-term – macroeconomics - One of the topics we encourage doctors to discuss with their trusted financial advisors is the long-term history of the U.S. stock market and economy.
 
Looking at 100+ years of data can help nervous investors reduce stress when seeing previous serious shocks to the system, such as world wars, the Great Depression and the great recession, as well as subsequent recoveries. Doing this can help physicians apply the ancient wisdom, “This, too, shall pass,” to the financial arena.
 
Source: Sanjeev Bhatia, MD and David B. Mandell, JD, MBA, healio.com [7/13/20]
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (REVELANT RESEARCH)
FDA Approves Capsaicin for Treatment of DPN of the Feet  
 
Capsaicin (8%), a topical, non-systemic, non-opioid pain treatment delivered as an office procedure in the form of a patch placed directly onto the skin, has been approved by the FDA. Its use is for treating neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) of the feet in adults but should not be dispensed to patients for self-administration or handling. Capsaicin has no known drug-drug interactions. The most common adverse reactions include application site reactions such as erythema, pain, and pruritus, the majority of which are transient and self-limited. Pain associated with diabetic neuropathy is an extremely challenging condition to diagnose, treat, and manage effectively, having a significant quality of life impact. 
 
DPN affects around 28% of all patients diagnosed with diabetes, and approximately half of those with DPN will experience the debilitating manifestations of painful DPN in their lifetime. In the U.S., one fourth of the health expenditure on diabetes is spent on diabetic peripheral neuropathy and is estimated to be more than $10 billion annually. (Regina Schaffer, Endocrine Today, 7/21/2020) 
 
Leonard A. Levy, DPM, MPH , Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (DME)
From: Paul Kesselman, DPM
 
Last week, CMS announced that audits would resume on August 3, 2020, in spite of the ongoing pandemic and cases of COVID-19 actually worsening in large parts of the country. Due to a significant backlash from providers and representative organizations last week, CMS has provided some further clarification on audits.
 
1) Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE): No time frame for resumption
2) Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) and Supplemental Medical Review Contractor (SMRC) audits: No time frame for resumption
3) Post-payment reviews by the DME carriers will be restarted and that includes those that were previously in the cue. However, providers who respond by providing documentation of their inability to complete the audit will be reviewed by the DME MAC and likely will be dismissed.
 
To those who are not DME providers, similar audit resolution will likely follow on the physician side. This could not have been accomplished without the hard work of the Medicare Jurisdiction Councils of which I am the APMA representative. So to the recent question of why it pays to be an APMA member, well there you have it.
 
Paul Kesselman, DPM, Oceanside, NY
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL)
RE: New Tsunami of Toenail Fungus Advertising
From: Bret M. Ribotsky, DPM
 
What’s with the new tsunami of toenail fungus advertising? Last night in one hour, I saw four different advertisements for OTC onychomycosis products including, Nonyx, Kerasal, Fungi-Nail, and Lamisil AT. Is there something new? Or is it that just most people are working/learning at home and not wearing socks and noticing their feet? 
 
If this is what’s happening, let’s all encourage APMA that NOW is the time to launch an advertising campaign about seeing your podiatrist, or entrepreneurial DPMs to advertise locally for these patients. Let’s remember the John F. Kennedy quote, “When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.”
 
Bret M. Ribotsky, DPM, Boca Raton, FL
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 2A
From: Judith Rubin, DPM
 
Surely, there is a chemist in the profession or in one of the smaller Pharm labs that can make it cheaper. I had a bad neuroma in 1986 in my left foot, third interspace. I used the combo of .5% Marcaine and alcohol 7 times in my left foot. I never had surgery and never had a problem again. This combination has worked on thousands of my patients. I am sounding the alarm for the pharmacologists or chemists that are in our profession to make an affordable denatured alcohol. 
 
Judith Rubin, DPM, Cypress, TX
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 2B
From:  Brian Kiel, DPM
 
Dr. Secord is absolutely correct that this is not really sclerosing. The term is used by podiatrists to describe the injection of 4% alcohol/local anesthetic. We bill this as a CPT 64455, injection of a local anesthetic. I do think this procedure is very effective but it is not sclerosing; the term differentiates this for clinical diagnosis of a neuroma.
 
Brian Kiel, DPM, Memphis, TN
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES)
 
I would like to extend my condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Barry Rudin. I met Barry many years ago when he took over the practice of my father, Sheldon Langer, DPM in Plainview, NY - located in the house where I grew up. My father had the utmost confidence in Barry and was pleased to trust the health of his patients to him.
 
Paul S. Langer

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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Outrageous Socks of the Day

The ultimate "see through" socks?

Source: Submitted by Dr. Tip Sullivan

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CLASSIFIED ADS - ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
PT/FT PODIATRIST - LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK 
 
Busy, fast-paced podiatry practice with multiple locations and doctors seeking a Podiatrist for FT or PT hours. Well-established practice utilizing cutting-edge technology. Competitive salary package and benefits. Please send CV to podiatryoffice20@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION SOUTHWEST, FL 
 
Immediate positions for busy practice in SWFL. ABFAS RRA BC or BQ. Athena EMR, Digital x-rays, Ultrasound, DME. Base salary, plus bonus w extensive benefits.  DrLam@NaplesPodiatrist.com
 
FULL TIME PODIATRIST- NORTHERN NEW JERSEY
 
We are a fast-growing podiatry practice in North 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 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
 
FULL TIME ASSOCIATE PODIATRIST - SUBURBAN NYC (ROCKLAND & WESTCHESTER) 
 
Guaranteed Signing Bonus. High Income. Partnership Potential. Join well-established 50 year old practice. Nationally Renowned foot surgeon. No NH. surgery, sports med, laser, fluoroscope, Diag US, and other modern equipment. Become an important part of our successful family and join our winning team. Make a significant, positive impact on the community. Busy offices with high volume - great opportunity for recent graduate to obtain surgical cases to become board certified. Send CV to: linchpindpm@yahoo.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – BERGEN COUNTY, NJ 
 
Looking for a part-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 POSITION - OHIO
 
Established practice seeks full-time ABFAS or ABPM cert or qual. Podiatrist for our growing practice. Ideal candidate possesses strong clinical and surgical skills. Must be willing to merge into an already established protocol-based office. State of the art facilities and equipment. Hospital privileges, No nursing homes, base $120,000, and generous bonuses. Benefits include medical insurance, disability insurance, paid vacation and holidays, paid CME, and malpractice. Please send C/V to DPMOhio@gmail.com
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ASSOCIATE PODIATRIST – MARYLAND 
 
Established practice looking for a full-time podiatrist. Must be motivated, personable and dedicated to our growing practice. Must have strong skills in surgery, wound care, diabetes and general podiatry. The ideal candidate will be able to merge into an already protocol-based office. Great location close to Washington, DC and Virginia. Please send CV and surgical logs to marylandpodiatryjobs@gmail.com.
 
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CLASSIFIED ADS - PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
PRACTICE FOR SALE - WESTERN MI
 
Progressive 30 year solo practice in West Michigan for sale. Surrounding area is family oriented and only 30 minutes from Lake Michigan's sandy beaches. Robust medical community with many opportunities for practice growth. Perfect for a well-trained podiatric surgeon as revenues would increase with available surgical expansion. Full range of services including conservative and surgical care, Traknet EMR, digital x-ray, computerized orthotics, DME and diabetic shoe program.  Retiring podiatrist is willing to assist with transition. Contact: YourPracticeNow@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - CENTRAL OHIO 
 
Practice with outstanding reputation and long standing name recognition in community for sale. Practice refers out surgery, has a strong primary care base. Did not close during shut down due to demand. Priced to sale. Great starter office or secondary office.  Contact: YourPracticeNow@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - PITTSBURGH/SOUTHERN SUBURBS  
 
Established busy solo practice. Great opportunity to expand your practice footprint or own you own practice. Owner is retiring - will transition. Excellent growth potential. Well trained staff and Certified EHR. Hospital and Surgery Center privileges. Excellent reputation with long standing referral sources. Contact: YourPracticeNow@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - NORTHERN MISSOURI 
 
24 year old, reputable, profitable podiatric practice for sale. Great school and family oriented community.  Only podiatry practice in a large area. County seat with modern hospital. Turn-key and a bargain guaranteed. Must sell and move out-of-state to aid aging parents. Serious inquiries only please. 660-651-0264 keithb@cvalley.net
 
OFFICE FOR RENT AND SHARE – MANHATTAN & LONG ISLAND
 
In times of uncertainty 2 locations to sublet. 121 East 60th Street between Park and Lexington & 459 South Oyster Bay Road, Plainview, NY. Turn-key fully equipped no investment, short or long-term lease (516) 476-1815  PODO2345@AOL.COM
 
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