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September 10, 2019 #6,502 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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ANNUAL SURVEY NOW ONLINE - WIN VALUABLE PRIZES
Congratulations to Chad Friedman, DPM of Newton Square, PA winner of last week's prize La Crosse WiFi Projection Alarm ClockWe encourage you to participate in this year's important annual survey. Completing this anonymous survey provides us with valuable data, which we will publish in the February 2020 issue of Podiatry ManagementIt also makes you eligible to win thousands of dollars worth of valuable prizes. Enter by completing this confidential survey and providing your e-mail address in the comments section on the last page of the survey. The earlier you enter, the more chances you have to win.
 
This week's prize
 
This week's prize is a $100 Macy's gift card. To begin survey, click here.
 
***This is also your opportunity to vote for the next DPM and non-DPM inductees into the PM  Podiatry Hall of Fame.
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INTERNATIONAL PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
UK Podiatrists Prove It's Never Too Late to Become a Podiatrist
 
Three students from the University of Brighton have proved it is never too late to change careers after graduating in podiatry. Niki Kourtoglou was a qualified nutritionist, Adam Main taught English as a foreign language among a host of other professions, and Natalie Laws was a dental nurse but they have swapped their careers to enter the podiatry profession.
 
Natalie Laws, Adam Main, and Niki Kourtoglou
 
Dr. Simon Otter, podiatry principal lecturer in the university’s school of health sciences, said, “All three were great students and a great inspiration to others – they have showed it’s never too late to change careers. A University of Brighton spokesperson said the graduations come at a time of a national shortage of podiatrists and the NHS is keen to recruit more people into the profession.
 
Source: Logan Macleod, Eastbourne Herald [9/5/19] 
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PUBLISHED PODIATRISTS
MI Podiatrist Releases New Book
 
Michael E. Graham, DPM, podiatric surgeon and founder of Graham International Implant Institute (GIII), a foot and ankle surgical education network— has released a new book, The Myth of Plantar Fasciitis, which discusses the misinformation rampant in the medical field regarding this painful, chronic, and common condition. It also explores a treatment option that addresses the underlying cause—flexible reducible, talotarsal dislocation. 
 
Dr. Michael Graham
 
Dr. Graham has spent much of his career dedicated to elevating the standard of care in the area of hindfoot stabilization. He began this mission during his years in private practice. Noticing many of his patients were limited to conservative treatment options with underwhelming results, or aggressive and bone-structurally-debilitating reconstructive surgery, he was compelled to find a solution that not only addressed the root cause of a variety of symptoms, but also offered his patients a better quality of life.
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PODIATRISTS AND FOOTWEAR
Shoe Stores a Better Choice Than Online Shoe Shopping: PA Podiatrist
 
With more people buying shoes online, the traditional shoe stores — where a salesperson takes the time to measure the customer’s feet and ensure the shoe is a good fit — are disappearing. That’s not only bad for those small local businesses, it could be bad for the customers’ — especially kids’ — feet. Getting that specific measurement is important to prevent foot problems in the future, too, said Lewisburg podiatrist Thomas Albright, DPM. “Being fitted for properly fitting shoes, you are going to avoid potentially painful problems such as hammertoes and bunions,” Albright said. 
 
Dr. Thomas Albright
 
Dr. Albright said online shoe companies don’t take into account whether a shoe has a deep toe box or is wide enough in the forefoot. “People who have bunions need some width in the forefoot,” he said. “Sometimes shoes are narrow.” He said ill-fitting shoes can cause “tons of problems, ulcers, corns, and heel pain.” Albright added, “If patients are interested in shoes and I think certain shoes are going to help them, I can give them a prescription.
 
Source: Joe Sylvester, The Daily Item [9/8/19]
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PODIATRIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES IN THE NEWS
FDA OKs Arthrosurface's BOSS Toe Fixation System
 
Arthrosurface Inc., a developer of joint preservation technology, gained FDA 510(k) clearance for its BOSS Toe Fixation System. It is intended to improve stabilization in a first metatarsal that presents with a distal bone void and provides patients with a motion-preserving alternative to toe fusion.
 
Drs. Michael Downey and Gregory Jaryga
 
"We developed this device so we could meet the healthcare needs of our patients. Many experienced adverse effects from other toe implants or fusion plate systems. After much research and the gathering of qualitative data, we are confident in the future success of this device to fulfill patients' needs," stated Michael Downey, DPM and Gregory Jaryga, DPM, foot and ankle surgeons with Trinity Foot & Ankle Specialists in Texas.
 
Source: Orthopedic Design & Technology [9/6/19]
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES) PART 1
RE: The Passing of Arthur L. Weinstein, DPM
 
Dr. Arthur L. Weinstein passed away on September 6th. He graduated from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and practiced for over 50 years.
 
Dr. Arthur Weinstein
 
He was affiliated with the St Vincent Charity Medical Center.
 
Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer [9/8/19]
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES) - PART 2
RE: The Passing of Pamela K. Strouse Scales, DPM
 
Pamela K. Strouse Scales DPM, 68, died Thursday, Sept. 5, at her residence. She had been in ill health. She graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medcine. After completing her residency in foot orthopedics in New Jersey, she returned to Clayton and worked in the Ogdensburg, Gouverneur, Alexandria Bay area as a podiatrist. 
 
Source: newzjunky.com [9/7/19]
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QUERIES (NON-CLINICAL)
Query: Disposal of Human Bones
 
I am in possession of actual human bones, including the whole lower extremity that we were required to purchase for anatomy class in the late 70s at ICPM. We will soon be downsizing our home and I have left practice and I wonder how one disposes of human remains like these. What do I do with them?
 
Michael Cohn, DPM, Albuquerque, NM
 
Editor's note: Your alma mater would probably be happy to receive this as a donation.
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NEWS STORIES) - PART 1A
From: Edward Cohen, DPM
 
Surgery has definitely improved over the years with both traditional and MIS surgery. A lot of the foot surgeries that were done forty years ago no longer require a cast or a hospital stay for several days. This trend to getting the patient out of the hospital and walking around as soon as possible can be seen in almost all surgery from gall bladder, heart, vascular, orthopedic, and most general surgery.
 
The trend in surgery seems toward smaller incisions using non-invasive techniques and equipment that allow...
 
Editor's note: Dr. Cohen's extended-length letter can be read here
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NEWS STORIES) - PART 1B
From: Don Peacock, DPM, MS
 
Dr. Udell, I appreciate your response and I agree with you 100%. I also totally agree with Dr. Jacobs’ take. MIS surgeons cannot scientifically state that there is less swelling and lower infection rates with MIS HAV correction compared to traditional surgery. We can only state that MIS HAV correction with screw fixation yields better early VAS scores than open Scarf/Akin. For MIS HAV correction, we have scientific backing for the Reverdin-Isham, SERI, Bosch, Magnan, and the MICA/PECA. None of these procedures have established dominance over any other HAV surgery.
 
Some MIS procedures actually have significant pain and swelling after surgery. The non-fixated PMOs that MIS surgeons do for IPK and ulcers have significant swelling and dorsal pain for up to three months post-op compared to...
 
Editor's note: Dr. Peacock's extended-length letter can be read here.
POST GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
Department of Orthopaedics/Division of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at the
UT Health San Antonio
Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery - This fellowship is a one-year experience during which the Fellow will develop a rational approach to revisional and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. The Fellow will function as a Specialist and participate in the teaching of podiatric medical students and residents, and have ample opportunity to be involved in clinical and basic research projects. The fellowship will provide the podiatric surgeon further expertise in Charcot reconstruction, trauma and deformity correction.
 
Duration: 1 year (7/1/20 – 6/30/21) Application Deadline: 10/02/2019 Interviews: TBD Stipend: $44,100/Year.  Requirements: Completion of 3-year residency; a commitment to a part-time/full-time academic career in podiatric medicine and surgery. Texas License eligible & ABFAS Board Qualification eligible in Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery (Test Dates & Application Deadlines TBA). 
 
For more information go to the following link http://uthscsa.edu/hr/employment.asp to apply for this position (19000960).
 
Please upload a letter of interest, CV, and 3 letters of recommendation.  Please direct questions to Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS, Professor, Fellowship Director, Zgonis@uthscsa.edu
 
UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities. All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.

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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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Well rounded podiatrist needed for private office, competent in all aspects of podiatry including surgery. Competitive rates, negotiable. Please email resume to contactus@starrettpodiatry.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - WESTERN PA
 
Seeking an immediate full-time BQ/BC associate to help grow a multi-office practice in Western PA. Must be competent in conservative/surgical treatments of the foot and ankle, along with wound care. Competitive salary with benefits (health insurance, mal-practice, CME, 401k, state licensing) offered. Email CV to carrie@knlmedical.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – SAN ANTONIO, TX 
 
Dynamic, growth-oriented, established practice seeks full-time ABFAS certified or qualified Podiatrist to join well respected eight doctor group in San Antonio, TX, a growing city with a small-town feel.  Candidate must possess strong surgical and clinical skills and must practice EBM and follow established clinical protocols. State-of-the-art facilities, including MRI, ultrasound and EPAT.  Compensation includes $115,000 base with bonus structure, malpractice, CME, PTO, health insurance, 401k.  Please send CV to: credentialing@sapodiatry.com
 
MOBILE PODIATRIST NEEDED - SAN DIEGO AREA 
 
Fast growing house call practice is looking for a podiatrist to see patients in their homes or an assisted living facility. We offer a flexible schedule (Part-Time /Full time), excellent monthly compensation, dedicated support staff. If interested, please email CV to: barefeetpodiatry1@gmail.com Our website: https://barefeet-podiatry.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - LOS ANGELES/ INLAND EMPIRE 
 
Looking for energetic, compassionate and ethical foot and ankle (FT/PT) physician to provide care to patients around the Southern California area.  Physician must have his/her own transportation and willing to travel to our 2 offices and additional locations. Socalpodiatrypc@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – CLINTON, MARYLAND 
 
Established practice looking for a full-time podiatrist for our Clinton, MD location. The ideal candidate will have strong clinical skills including ulcer care, diabetes, surgery and general foot care. Must have a strong office personality with the ability to maintain and attract patients. Must be willing to merge into an already established protocol-based office. Great location near Washington D.C. and Virginia!  Please send C/V to marylandpodiatry@gmail.com  
 
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Great opportunity in South Tampa for sports medicine, reconstruction. One office, busy clinic, seeing all ages, athletes, and an affluent community. Orthotics, shockwave, stem cell, PRP, minimal RFC and wound care, outpatient surgery. Opportunity in wound centers if interested. Bq/bc surgical podiatrist. Email resume and case logs to drbootztampa@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – ALABAMA 
 
Love the beach? Busy, established practice located in a coastal community is looking for a full-time or part-time podiatrist!  ABFAS board qualification or certification is required.  Must be motivated, hardworking, positive, and dedicated to growing the practice and individual career and reputation.  Must have great people skills, caring bedside manner, and positive demeanor.  Must work well with staff and local medical community.  Competitive pay and partnership track available.  Send CV and contact information to: manager@southbaldwinpodiatry.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - AUGUSTA, GA
 
Established group practice seeking PSR 36, Associate lead to Partnership/Ownership. Includes EMR, PADNet, DME, Hospital privileges. All phases of podiatry with wide open opportunities in rearfoot and ankle. Senior doctor retiring at end of year with full patient load to work into. Reply: kkronowski1@comcast.net
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – LOS ANGELES, CA 
 
Multi-specialty wound care and reconstructive surgery group hiring podiatrists to our growing family. Our practice treats wounds within inpatient and outpatient settings. Opportunity for general podiatry cases in brand new surgery center. Benefits include health insurance, 401k plan, and paid vacation time. $140k salary plus bonus . E-mail woundcaredocs@gmail.com with CV
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - S. E. PENNSYLVANIA
 
Seeking full time associate for growing, multifaceted practice in SE Pennsylvania.  Must be ABPS Qualified/Certified, motivated, personable, compassionate and dedicated. Competitive salary + bonus.  Forward CVs to podmedsurg@gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTHWEST FL 
 
Immediate Position. Associate for busy practice. ABFAS or ABPM BC or BQ. Great interpersonal skills and willingness to work as a team a must.   EMR, dig x-rays, Ultrasound, DME. Base salary, bonus, health, 401K, etc. DrLam@NaplesPodiatrist.com
 
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Established 22+ year. Grossing over 450K 3 days a week all palliative. Digital x-rays, diagnostic ultrasound, EMR. Turn-key set up, ideal for a new practitioner, can easily increase revenue with surgery and wound care. Priced for immediate sale, owner is retiring and will help with transition. Send inquiries to beachhouse179@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS (JUST SOUTH OF CHAMPAIGN) 
 
Highly motivated to sell practice. Great demand for a residency trained podiatrist to take over busy practice located in Charleston/Mattoon. Buy on contract for $2,000 a month with an upfront deposit and secure mortgage on building after 24 mos. Purchase practice for $130K includes building all equipment, computers, EHR, billing software and receivables. Staff will stay. Revenues are $350K gross/yr. Established in 1992. Contact 217-549-1887 or drjoe@myfeethurt.net
 
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