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September 14, 2021 #7,037 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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Congratulations to Chris Seuferling, DPM of Portland, OR, winner of last week's prize of a $100 Target Gift card. We 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 2022 issue of Podiatry ManagementIt also makes you eligible to win thousands of dollars worth of valuable prizes. Enter by completing this anonymous 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. To begin survey, click here.
 
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REMEMBERING 9/11
NY Podiatrists Recite at the Calling of the Names Ceremony
 
In 2016, volunteers from the 2001-2002 St. Paul’s Chapel World Trade Center Relief Ministry created the first Calling of the Names Ceremony. Their intention was to honor all deceased 9/11 Rescue and Recovery Workers and Volunteers by having a ceremony similar to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum’s annual ceremony. They felt it meaningful to do so on the anniversary itself, and at St. Paul’s Chapel where many responders found respite.
 
(L-R) Drs. Kathy Reilly Fallon, Arthur Gudeon, and Wilma Hunt-Watts
 
On this, the twentieth anniversary of the September 11th attacks on our nation Arthur Gudeon, DPM, Kathy Reilly Fallon, DPM, and Wilma Hunt-Watts, DPM were honored to recite the names at the “6th Annual Calling of the Names Ceremony.” These podiatrists served as volunteers at St. Paul’s Chapel and rendered foot, ankle, and wound care to the NYPD, NYFD, Iron/Steel workers, and other recovery personnel. 
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AT THE COLLEGES
NY Podiatrist Joins NYCPM Faculty
 
Samantha Landau, DPM, MPH is the newest instructor in NYCPM’s Department of Orthopedics and Pediatrics. Dr. Landau has an NYCPM podiatric pedigree; her father is Laurence Landau, DPM (’92) and her stepmother is Corrine Renne Landau, DPM (’06).
 
Dr. Samantha Landau
 
Dr. Landau enrolled in the dual-degree program of NYCPM and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. She obtained her MPH (with an emphasis on healthcare management) in 2016, after only two years, the first student to do so in the history of the program. She completed her residency at NYCPM/Metropolitan in 2021 as chief resident and is board qualified in foot surgery by ABFAS.
 
Source: Footprints [July/August 2021]
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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY
IL Podiatrist Joins Edward-Elmhurst Health
 
Aron Block, DPM recently joined Edward-Elmhurst Health in Naperville, Illinois. Dr. Block earned his podiatric medical degree at the Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine.
 
Dr. Aron Block
 
Dr. Block completed his podiatric residency at the Sinai Health System in Chicago, IL and the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center. 
 
Source: Linkedin
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INTERNATIONAL PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY
Canadian Podiatrist Joins Feldman & Leavitt Foot & Ankle Specialists
 
Darren Leavitt, DPM recently joined Feldman & Leavitt Foot & Ankle Specialists in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Dr. Leavitt earned his podiatric medical degree at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. 
 
Dr. Darren Leavitt
 
Dr. Leavitt completed his podiatric residency at Legacy Health in the Portland, OR area. He is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.
 
Source: Linkedin 
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RELEVANT RESEARCH
Novel Diabetic Foot Ulcer Cream Shows Promise in Phase 3 Trial
 
ON101 (Fespixon, Oneness Biotech), a first-in-class, macrophage-regulating, wound-healing cream for diabetic foot ulcers has shown benefit over absorbent dressings in a phase 3 trial, with another trial ongoing. The product became available in Taiwan on July 4, 2021, after receiving regulatory approval from the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (FDA) based on efficacy and safety findings in a three-country phase 3 clinical trial.
 
Dr. Shawn Cazzell
 
"Patients in the United States can access this new drug via the expanded access program or by participating in the second phase 3 trial in the United States," added co-author Shawn M. Cazzell, DPM, chief medical officer, Limb Preservation Platform, Fresno, California, who is involved with both trials. It is "exciting" to have a new therapy for diabetic foot ulcers, said Cazzell, because they are serious and life-threatening.
 
Source: Marlene Busko, Medscape News [9/10/21]
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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 Things to NEVER Say to a Patient
 
Here’s your guide to six common phrases physicians too often say to patients, but shouldn’t:
 
4. “We can’t find your chart.” It may seem harmless enough, and perhaps you are hoping to score points for an honest explanation for the delay, but surely no patient likes to hear this phrase, particularly if he’s laying on a gurney with an IV in his arm in the operating room. If you find yourself muttering these words often, you’re doing a disservice to your patients and your practice. Perhaps it’s finally time to transition to an EHR.
 
Source: Logan Lutton, Sara Michael, Abigail Beckel, Physicians Practice [9/2/21]
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL)
From: Steven Finer, DPM
 
I agree with Dr. Lang. I have seen this show about six times. When I would see a new patient, the initial exam was face-to-face with the patient's shoes on. The patient would remove their own socks and shoes (except for the physically disabled). Of course, I often looked at the shoes for diagnostic purposes.
 
Patients were seen separately, minors excepted, or for translation situations. Injections were always given with the patient face down. I feel these two podiatrists were chosen for their competence and also good looks. 
 
Steven Finer, DPM, Philadelphia, PA
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (PM ARTICLES)
From: Paul Kesselman, DPM 
 
The article “Let's Heal That Wound...and Get Paid to Do It” by Michael King, DPM contains an erroneous passage. It states the following: "You cannot dispense this (this referring to collagen dressings) on the same day as an ulcer debridement and expect it (the collagen dressing) to be paid. This is factually incorrect. Neither the CGS and other DME MAC LCDs on surgical dressings nor their attached policy articles make a reference to such a citation. In fact, the CGS policy states the following:
 
"If dressing changes are sent home with the beneficiary (they mean by the entity performing the debridement), claims for these dressings may be submitted. In this situation, use the place of service corresponding to the beneficiary's residence; Place of Service Office (POS=11) must not be used."
 
While Dr. King's observations may be true for certain other carriers (Medicare Advantage and other third-party payers), this is not true for Fee for Service Medicare which allows the initial DOS for billing and on receipt of delivery to coincide with the date of debridement for all surgical dressings (collagen or otherwise). It is simply that any dressing applied as part of the professional service (debridement or E/M) is not to be included in the billing. 
 
It is advisable to set some stock aside that is always used for in-office professional services and another inventory of surgical dressings which are always used to send home with the patient. Having set up your inventory in this manner will be quite helpful in case of an audit, making it very easy to prove that certain materials were not billed out when used as part of your professional service and others were.
 
Paul Kesselman, DPM, Oceanside, NY
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES)
 
Dr. McGuigan was one of my students at TUSPM (PCPM) and one of my residents. He was a bright individual, a gentleman of the highest order, a man of integrity, compassion, a strong advocate for the profession. He earned a place in a special training program with the New Jersey State Health Department with the diabetes program under the directorship of Dr. Arthur Krosnick. His ethics were of the highest caliber. He brought to our profession a record of outstanding community involvement. 
 
May he rest in peace and may we bless his memory. And, may he never be forgotten.
 
Arthur E. Helfand, DPM
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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Outrageous Shoe of the Day

Wearing these shoes is exhausting!

Source: Zaha Hadid via Virtual Shoe Museum

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CLASSIFIED ADS - PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE - AFP MINI-MED/90 X-RAY PROCESSOR 
 
EXCELLENT condition. Cleaned and serviced. Develops from 4 x 4 to 14 x 36 inch film. Developing time 20 secs. Pictures available upon request. The Mini-Med system includes daylight film feed tray, support stand, replenishment tanks, hoses, and manual. $1,500 + shipping. If interested contact: NashvilleDPM@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - SOUTHERN MASSACHUSETTS 
 
Est. practice with optimum visibility and referrals. 3.5 days/week; increase growth by adding hours. Great income potential for a foot surgeon. Hospital privileges available. Gross approx. $300,000. Priced at $170,000 includes equipment, turn-key. Email at dpmassist@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - IA/IL BORDER  
 
This practice operates four days per week. Strong patient volume. Office completely renovated (physical plant) and new equipment in 2015. Real estate option included.  Practice has full range of services. Contact: MCrosby518@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE – CONNECTICUT
 
Shoreline community 30+ years practice, high referrals, 4 year average over 500K 4 days a week 2.5 months vacation. Fully equipped digital x-ray US EMR, No Medicaid or Nursing Homes. Hospitals available. Will transition. Possible work to own. BEAUTIFUL COMMUNITY contact LMH8@aol.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - DENVER, COLORADO 
 
Podiatry practice with steady growth for sale in the heart of Denver, CO. General podiatry with a mix of surgery, sports medicine, and foot care.  Strong referral base with growth potential close to metro area hospitals. 20/20 X-ray, EMR, new office computers. Contact podiatrydenver@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY
 
Established 27 year old stable community practice in storefront location. Strong patient base and consistent cash flow. Full range of office services including laser and surgery. Great opportunity for you to expand practice. Contact Deni2time@aol.com.
 
PM NEWS CLASSIFIED  ADS REACH OVER 22,000 DPMs AND STUDENTS
 
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CLASSIFIED ADS - ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
ASSOCIATE POSITIONS - AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY TEXAS 
 
Looking for podiatrists to join practice treating patients in Nursing Facilities in TEXAS. Locations available in/around Dallas/Ft Worth, Houston, San Antonio,  Midland/Odessa, as well as others.  Full time or Part time positions available.  Flexible schedules and an unmatched potential for growth. Send CV and Cover letter to office@easternpodiatrypllc.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – LONG ISLAND, NY 
 
Immediate F/T position with Long Island based group practice. Seeking amicable, charismatic, EMR savvy team player who is board certified/ qualified in surgery. Competitive compensation with many perks and benefits. Great opportunity for growth. Please send CV to: OWHHpodiatry@gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - PODIATRY GROUP IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY 
 
Must be well trained in limb preservation, trauma and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.  Start date 8/1/22. Send CV to podiatricri@yahoo.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - CHARLESTON, SC 
 
Board qualified/certified podiatrist needed for busy, well established practice in Charleston, SC. Practice utilizes mini c-arm, ultrasound, laser, DME and retail. Hardworking ethical individual needed to fill position. Please email resume and cover letter to charlestonpodiatry@yahoo.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITIONS – VA, CT, DE, PA, OH, MO, NJ, NY, TN, FL
 
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 VA, CT, DE, PA, OH, MO, NJ, NY, TN, FL. Resume to sara@sightrite.com (sign-on bonus for VA, CT, DE and PA for immediate start)
 
JULY 2022 ASSOCIATE LEADING TO PARTNERSHIP POSITION  - FLORIDA
 
Practice where you want to live! And this is where you want to live; http://www.nytimes.com/ref/realestate/greathomes/GH-swflorida.html Our uniquely positioned small group in paradise is seeking a podiatrist comfortable in all settings, from foot care to rearfoot/ankle surgery, office to hospital. Numerous hospital and surgical center opportunities abound. Associates and partners have always earned higher than average incomes. Forward us a CV, and a note describing what you believe you can bring to us, and come join us in Florida for the good life. westflpods@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTH JERSEY
 
Seeking highly motivated, surgically trained, ethical, and responsible individual to join a successful practice with multiple locations and varied patient base. Part time or full time available with ownership potential. Excellent Salary commensurate with experience. Email CV to hhfootdoc@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITIONS -  NATIONWIDE 
 
We have opportunities with private practices across the U.S. These positions are for associates who want to become partners. NY, MI, NM, OR, WA.  Send your C.V. to MCrosby518@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - BOSTON AREA
 
30 year respected 3-doctor practice seeking to add podiatrist to our million dollar practice 12 miles north of Boston. Office, hospital, home and facility-based patient population. Pay based on generous % of collected revenues. Make your own schedule. Mass General Brigham hospital ACO. Will facilitate training and credentialing. Send CV to docsanf@msn.com
 
IMMEDIATE ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTHWEST, FL  
 
Stat position for busy, modern practice. ABFAS BC/BQ, EMR, Dig x-rays, U.S., DME, Base salary + bonus, PTO, 401K, fees, health ins. 1 ACFAS fellowship available.  DrLam@NaplesPodiatrist.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND 
 
Immediate full-time associate to join our team. Limb salvage, deformity, trauma & clinic. Multiple hospitals to take call. ASC share opportunity. Min: Must BQ in foot. Full benefit package: six figure base w bonus structure, health/dental/vision, 401k, malpractice, licensure, DEA/CME and more. Please email CV to footanklerecon@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – NORTH CAROLINA 
 
Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC is looking for an upcoming or recent residency graduate or experienced practitioner to join our practice in Asheville, NC in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. We are a growing group of 117 providers and 70 locations. If personable, motivated, well-trained, and licensed in NC or willing to secure an NC license, we would be delighted to discuss an associate position with you. We offer growth opportunities, a strong compensation package, and many other benefits. Please send a cover letter and resume to: newdpm@footandankle-usa.com. We look forward to hearing from you.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - BRONX AND BROOKLYN, NY 
 
Busy multi location podiatry practice seeking a podiatrist for their Bronx and Brooklyn locations. Looking for intelligent, well spoken, well rounded and dedicated podiatrist to join our team. Surgically or medically boarded a plus. Please send CV and salary requirements to fsfootcare@gmail.com.
 
IMMEDIATE ASSOCIATE POSITION – YUMA, AZ
 
Looking for a podiatrist/surgeon to work with me in the practice my late husband built over 34 years. It is a hit the ground running business. I'm looking for immediate help. The position is salary with benefits.  Location is Yuma, AZ. Please contact Sheila Myers-Farrell 928-287-8498 toedoc@roadrunner.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS OF COLORADO 
 
Full time position, competitive salary and benefits package. We have a general podiatry practice that sees a wide variety of patients with a focus on sports medicine, surgery, orthotics and ancillary services. Seeking a sociable, articulate practitioner who is confident in foot and ankle surgery but enjoys all aspects of podiatry.  Candidate should be well-rounded and willing to learn private practice and the business skills that come with this.  Partnership/ownership opportunity for the right candidate. This position is ready to be filled immediately. Send CV to drmaurer@esfootankle.com
 
IMMEDIATE ASSOCIATE POSITION AVAILABLE – NORTH CAROLINA 
 
Immediate associate position that can lead to partnership. We are a very busy practice providing care in both office and hospital settings. We are fully integrated in a large tertiary teaching hospital. We are in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. Research opportunities available. Applicant should be ethical, personable, hardworking, and committed to quality patient care. We are offering a competitive salary with bonus opportunities and wide range of benefits. North Carolina license to practice is required for this position. All interested candidates send a CV with 2 letters of reference to JCMOOREDPM@aol.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – NEW YORK 
 
Seeking a highly motivated individual interested in evolving in private practice to a wealthy and knowledgeable affiliate entity with a large surgical-based podiatry group. Surgeons with a two or three-year residency preferred. Come join and Let’s keep New Yorkers on their feet! Please email your CV to podiatrynewyork@gmail.com 
 
MOBILE PODIATRIST NEEDED - NEW JERSEY 
 
Well-established and fast growing House-call podiatry practice (www.homefootcareservices.com) is looking for Full-Time OR Part time podiatrists to do home visits in Central NJ. Full Time Position: $100,000 Base Pay Plus BONUS, Paid Gas, Malpractice Ins., Health Ins, Car allowance, Administrative/EMR support. Email resume - Lana.Raginsky@homefootcareservices.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – MICHIGAN 
 
Busy group practice seeking ACFAS board qualified/certified full-time foot and ankle specialist. No nursing/group homes, No house calls. Compensation benefits include competitive salary + generous bonus structure, 401K, paid professional fees/malpractice, CME allowance. Looking for associate to transition into  partner. Email cover letter and CV to MichiganDPMjob@gmail.com
 
PM NEWS CLASSIFIED  ADS REACH OVER 22,000 DPMs AND STUDENTS
 
Whether you have used equipment to sell or are offering an associate position, PM News classified ads are the fastest, most-effective way of reaching over 22,000 subscribers. For details, click here or write to: bblock@podiatrym.com or call (718) 897-9700 for details. For commercial or display ads contact David Kagan at davidekagan@gmail.com  or call (215) 808-0770.
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