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October 16, 2020 #6,790 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
Athlete's Foot is Most Common Cause of Peeling: NY Podiatrist 
 
You've probably been spending a lot of time recently curled up barefoot on the couch. Comfy as you may be, you may now notice that your feet have taken quite the beating, with the skin on the bottom looking rough, cracked, and maybe even peeling. "Peeling feet is definitely common, and there are various reasons why," says Rebecca Pruthi, DPM, a podiatrist and owner of Foot Care of Manhattan. "We're on our feet all the time and the constant pounding and walking can cause cracking and scaling of the skin," she says.
 
Dr. Rebecca Pruthi
 
The most common reason patients have peeling feet is a fungal infection (like athlete's foot)—although they might not always realize it. "A lot of times it just presents itself as peeling skin and patients don't have the itchiness, so they don't know it's a fungal infection," Pruthi says.
 
Source: Emilia Benton, Laura Stampler, Elizabeth Bacharach, Yahoo Life [10/9/20]
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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY - PART 1
NY Podiatrist Joins Phoebe Orthopaedics
 
Stephen Alayli, DPM has joined Phoebe Orthopaedics. Dr. Alayli graduated from the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine and completed a foot and ankle surgical residency at Allegheny Health Network/West Penn Hospital.
 
Dr. Stephen Alayli
 
The Phoebe Physicians network consists of more than 300 multispecialty physicians and advanced practice providers – including primary care and more than 30 medical specialties.
 
Source: Albany Herald [10/14/20]
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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY - PART 2
CA Podiatrist Volunteers at The Order of Malta Clinic of Northern CA
 
Nora Zoe Ramos-Carthew, DPM is now a volunteer at The Order of Malta Clinic of Northern California. Dr. Ramos-Carthew graduated from the Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine and completed a residency at Westchester General Hospital.
 
Dr. Ramos-Carthew
 
She is Board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery.  
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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY - PART 2
PA Podiatrist Joins Penn Medicine, University of PA Health System
 
Susan E. Papp-Mlodzienski, DPM has joined Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System - Clinical Care Associates. She received her podiatric medical degree from the Temple University School of podiatric Medicine.
 
Dr. Susan Papp-Mlodzienski
 
Dr. Papp-Mlodzienski is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and is Board certfied in podiatric surgery.
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INTERNATIONAL PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
Aussie Podiatrist Describes What Healthy Feet Should Look Like
 
Sydney podiatrist Kate McArthur says neglecting your feet can cause myriad health issues from nasty fungal infections to chronic pain in the hips, knees, and back. What does a ‘perfect’ foot like like? A perfectly healthy foot is flesh toned in color and has little to no ‘thick’, callused skin, McArthur reveals. She says nails should be pinky with a whiteish tip, without any flakes or brittleness, while a yellow tinge on either skin or nails is a telltale sign that something is wrong.
 
Kate McArthur
 
"If you’re seeing dry or yellowed skin, especially on the heels, it means your feet are getting too much pressure from the shoes you’re wearing and how you’re walking," McArthur said. "We don’t think about our feet because we simply don’t look at them all the time – it’s not like your hands that you see right in front of you, but they’re just as important."
 
Source: Newsfeeds.media [10/15/20]
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RELEVANT RESEARCH
Remote Temperature Monitoring for DFUs Decreases Overall Resource Utilization
 
A study of patients at high risk of developing diabetic foot complications, who used once-daily foot temperature monitoring saw major amputations completely eliminated and all-cause hospital admissions drop sharply. The research was published in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, a journal published in partnership with the American Diabetes Association.
 
The study, "Lower resource utilization for patients with healed diabetic foot ulcers during participation in a prevention program with foot temperature monitoring" by Adam L. Isaac, DPM, et al. found that "hospitalization rates were approximately 50% lower during the study program than before or after it." 
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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
Top Tips for Succession Planning - Part 4
 
Positioning yourself and your practice for a smooth transition takes time and thoughtful planning.
 
4. Stay realistic (continued)
  • A common reason for this is that many physicians attribute far too much goodwill to their practice, often without any supporting evidence.
  • It is critical to consult with a trusted adviser who can provide a realistic view of your practice value.
Source: Christopher Mann and Logan Lutton, Physicians Practice [10/6/20]
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MEDICAL-LEGAL TIP OF THE DAY
Presenting Your Medicare Case to the ALJ- Part 15
 
38. Do you need an assistant with access to a fax machine in the room with you? Have an assistant—who can fax any needed document to the ALJ during the hearing—in the room with you during the hearing. Be sure to tell the judge at the beginning of the hearing that the assistant is in the room with you.
 
39. What “standard of proof” applies to an ALJ hearing? Supposedly, you have to prove you should be paid by a “preponderance of the evidence.” This means you must prove it is 51% more likely you are correct, as opposed to 49% the MAC (or the RAC, CERT, UPIC, or SMRC) and the QIC are correct. Is it ever that close? No. The judge will want a comfortable margin. Why? The judge does not want to be overruled by the Council in the event the contractor appeals the ALJ decision.
 
40. Is it okay to tell the judge which Medicare rules apply to your hearing? No. Do not tell the ALJ which Medicare rules (laws) apply to your hearing. The judge will stop listening as soon as you start down that path. The only thing the judge wants to hear from you is why the denied treatment was medically reasonable and necessary.
 
Source: David Mullens, DPM, JD, How to Win Medicare Appeals
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (MEDICAL-LEGAL)
From: Ivar E. Roth DPM, MPH
 
I have a one word answer. Illegal. These companies should be turned into Medicare for a whistleblower payment.
 
Ivar E. Roth DPM, MPH, Newport Beach, CA

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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

Outrageous Shoe of the Day

There is something fishy about these shoes!

Source: Submitted by Dr. Jeff Kass

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CLASSIFIED ADS - ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
FACULTY POSITION -- DES MOINES, IOWA 
 
The College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (CPMS) at Des Moines University seeks applicants for a full-time faculty position that will participate in academic, clinical patient care, scholarly, and service activities within the College, University and community. Qualified candidates are invited to apply by submitting a CV and cover letter to www.dmu.edu/employment where detailed information about the position is available.  Candidate review and interview scheduling will commence immediately.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – MULTIPLE AVAILABLE TERRITORIES FLORIDA 
 
Join a podiatric team whose work positively impacts the lives of seniors every day! KG Health Partners, the largest podiatric practice in Florida, is seeking full and part-time podiatrists who will provide mobile-based foot, ankle, and lower leg care to residents living in long-term facilities in a designated Florida territory. Achieve work-life balance with a Monday through Friday schedule, competitive wages, malpractice insurance, and exceptional benefits for full-time employees (health, paid time off, 401K retirement plan with company match). You must maintain active Medicare and Florida licenses. Email CV to kgadmin@kghealthpartners.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – ORLANDO/DAYTONA FLORIDA TERRITORY 
 
Join a podiatric team whose work positively impacts the lives of seniors every day! KG Health Partners, the largest podiatric practice in Florida, is seeking full and part-time podiatrists who will provide mobile-based foot, ankle, and lower leg care to residents living in long-term facilities in the Orlando/Daytona Florida territory. Achieve work-life balance with a Monday through Friday schedule, competitive wages, malpractice insurance, and exceptional benefits for full-time employees (health, paid time off, 401K retirement plan with company match). You must maintain active Medicare and Florida licenses. Email CV to kgadmin@kghealthpartners.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTHWEST, FL
 
Immediate position for busy practice in Sunny Southwest, FL. ABFAS RRA BC/BQ. EMR, E x-rays, US, DME.  Base salary + bonus w, PTO, 401K, fees, health benefits. Also 1 ACFAS credentialed fellowship avail, must be BQ ACFAS by start of program 8/2021:  DrLam@NaplesPodiatrist.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 at podiatrynewyork@gmail.com 
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – NORTH CAROLINA 
 
Established, rapidly-growing practice is seeking a full-time associate podiatrist with potential for partnership track. We are a multi-location private office in the greater Winston-Salem area excelling in comprehensive, protocol-driven care. Competitive salary plus bonus options and attractive benefit package. Must be licensed in NC. Interested? Email CV to ncpodiatrist@gmail.com.
 
FULL TIME ASSOCIATE – CENTRAL FLORIDA
 
Exciting opportunity in Central FL with national comprehensive lower extremity physician group. Collaborative culture w/ high autonomy. Established patient base (retirement), excellent referral base & surgical opp, expansion, high growth potential. Seeking balanced clinic mix, complex surgery & desire for trauma call. ABPM or ABFAS BQ/BC. Current FL license preferred. Comprehensive comp & health benefits including 401K, PTO, malpractice, partnership path & add’l benefits. Please send CV to physicianrecruitment@upperlinehealth.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION- NORTH CAROLINA
 
Live on a beautiful lake. Take over the practice of a retiring doctor but be part of a large group. Run your own office with a strong support system and ownership potential. Perfect for a NC-licensed doctor who is tired of shoveling snow. Life is short – get the boat. Reply to Jennifer.mcmurphy@instridefoot.com
 
IMMEDIATE OPENING – PENNSYLVANIA 
 
Multi-Office Podiatry Clinic. Hiring both surgical and non-surgical podiatrists. Generous Salary. Bonus pay schedule. Benefits. LARGE SIGNING BONUS. Send CV to Penndoc@Verizon.net
 
ASSOCIATE NEEDED - WESTERN NY 
 
Growing practice seeks well trained associate who is willing to contribute to the growth and devlopment of the practice.  Surgical skills a must.  Exceptional personality to meet and treat patients a key requirement.  Competitive salary with benefits.  Contact: Yourpracticenow@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION- WESTERN MI 
 
Practice seeking experienced podiatrist for a part time associate position. Opportunity to practice without ownership responsibilities.  Competitive compensation. Flexible schedule.  Multiple surgical options/opportunities. Contact: Yourpracticenow@gmail.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
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - NW FLORIDA/COASTAL ALABAMA 
 
busy, well-established practice, EHR, digital x-ray, diagnostic ultrasound. Offering competitive six-figure salary w/bonus structure, health/malpractice insurance, and PTO. PSR-36 required. Partnership path to motivated and compassionate associate. Must obtain Florida and Alabamalicenses. Send CV: Brentmharwood@gmail.com
 
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CLASSIFIED ADS - PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE – LUNULA LASER, CUTERA GENESIS PLUS
 
SAVE over buying new. Lunula laser for sale - like new, hardly used $16,500. Also selling lightly used Cutera Genesis Plus $18,500. Call Ivar Roth, DPM 949-650-1147 or DrRoth@CPSNewport.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - OLD CITY PHILADELPHIA 
 
Established podiatry practice specializing in general practice, rehabilitation, sports medicine. Less than 1% routine nail care with patients having excellent insurance. Very large patient following and physician referral base. No surgery/wound care. Large growth opportunity to this established practice. EHR, digital x-ray, diagnostic ultrasound. Will stay during transition if desired. Excellent opportunity to learn new skillsets, while adding your own. Excellent practice location with local transportation and street parking. ediamond7@comcast.net
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE- BOCA RATON, FL 
 
35 year old practice, great location in central Boca Raton. General practice specializing in sports medicine and orthotics. 25% routine care. Great potential for surgically oriented podiatrist. Willing to stay for transition. 561-306-3399.
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - PITTSBURGH - SW SUBURBS 
 
Significant price reduction.  Busy established practice for sale. Opportunity to expand or have your own office.  Excellent growth potential. Doctor is retiring and will transition.  Well trained staff, EHR, hospital and surgical privileges.  Excellent reputation and referral source loyalty.  Contact: Yourpracticenow@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE- NYC & LONG ISLAND
 
Selling 3 part-time general podiatry offices, together or separately, well established, excellent growth potential in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Rego Park, Queens and Franklin Square, Long Island. All fully equipped with very low overhead. Priced to sell. Turn-key, will transition. Great starter office or secondary office. wperez1000@gmail.com
 
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Well-funded group looking for both solvent and insolvent Orthotic companies. Join an established industry partner who has successfully integrated numerous acquisitions over many years. In strictest confidence, Please contact enquiries@Brandcontrol-holdings.com  to explore further. 
 
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