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November 07, 2019 #6,544 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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Should podiatry have a separate medically intensive residency?
 
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PODIATRISTS IN THE MEDIA
FL Podiatrist Discusses Heel Pain
 
Most heel pain is referred to as plantar fasciitis or heel spur pain and is actually caused by irritation of the plantar ligaments. The causes can be from overactivity, foot structure, weight, or footgear. It's multi-faceted and affects all ages," says podiatrist Stephen Levin, DPM.
 
Dr. Stephen Levin
 
"Most treatment of heel pain is with conservative care such as icing, stretching, or anti-inflammatories. We can inject cortisone, if needed. For chronic conditions, we can use extracorporeal shock wave therapy.
 
Source: Carissa Galloway, WRBL [10/22/19]
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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY
NY Podiatrist Leads Team in Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk
 
On Sunday, October 6th, Arthur Gudeon, DPM  walked in the Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk with Team Sue's Crewsers, a team named after his late wife Sue, who succumbed to the disease in 2012 after a three-year battle. 
 
(L-R) Andrea Gudeon, Dr. Arthur Gudeon, and Anne Marie Dixon
 
Team Sue's Crewsers collected close to $3,000 in donations for the research foundation. Seen at the Walk are Gudeon with his daughter Andrea and long-time friend and advocate Anne Marie Dixon.
 
Source: NYCPM Footprints [October 2019]
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RELEVANT RESEARCH
Study Finds Early Retirement May Speed Up Cognitive Decline
 
It’s hard to think of an early retirement as anything other than a positive. Who wouldn’t want to trade in their suit and tie for a pair of beach shorts? While retiring ahead of schedule may be easier on the body, a new set of research has found that it may not be so beneficial for the mind. The study, conducted at Binghamton University, finds that an early retirement can accelerate the usual rate of cognitive decline among the elderly.
 
The research team analyzed China’s new rural pension scheme (NRPS), as well as China’s most recent Retirement Longitudinal Survey (CHARLS), in order to investigate the effects of early retirement and pension benefits on individual cognition among adults over the age of 60. For reference, CHARLS is a representative national survey of China’s population over the age of 45 that tests respondents regarding mental cognition, episodic memory, and overall mental well-being.
 
Source: John Anderer, Studyfinds.org via Dr. Allen Jacobs
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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
How to Promote Your Practice - Part 1
 
A successful marketing stragety is essential for the growth of every practice. Try one (or all) of these tips to attract more long-term patients. 
 
Social media
  • You must have a social media strategy to stay current
  • Post on Facebook 10 times a week
  • Tweet on Twitter 40 times a week
  • Can also use a blog, or other professional website
Source: Logan Lutton, Physicians Practice [11/4/19]
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CODINGLINE CORNER
Query: Bleomycin Update
 
I wanted to see if there were any updates from the previous posts regarding the use of Bleomycin for destructions of warts. I know there is a code of CPT 11900 for intra-lesional injections with an ICD-10 code for hypertrophic scars, but not verruca. And I know that there is J9040 for Bleomycin supply. Has anyone had success on the J code? Any thoughts on the CPT 11900 code and what ideas on prior authorization to get properly reimbursed?
 
Nicholas Pagano, DPM, Plymouth Meeting, PA
 
Response: I recommend using CPT 17100. This is destruction of benign lesion (wart) by any method including chemical. It best defines the procedure you are performing. You should pre-authorize the Bleomycin to make sure the carrier covers that medication as a treatment for warts.
 
Tony Poggio, DPM, Alameda, CA
 
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES)
RE: The Passing of Allen Leslie Roth, DPM
 
Allen Leslie Roth, age 66, of Las Vegas, died July 8, 2019. He graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and had a long career as a podiatrist, most recently as Director of Podiatry at Bellevue Hospital and owner of Westbury Podiatry.
 
Dr. Allen Roth
 
Classmate Barbara Resseque, DPM ('80) remembers him as "the nicest guy in our class - always funny. I will miss him. 
 
Source: kraftsussman.com and Footprints [October 2019]
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 1
From Paul Kesselman, DPM
 
I have also been attempting to secure new blood on several committees which I participate in both at the state and national level. While I understand the newbees have other priorities (raising kids, etc.), the future of this profession cannot be dictated (nor should we want it to be dictated) by generations who came before you. We have come a long way since I came back from Chicago in 1981 but there are many more roadblocks ahead, for which we need a younger person's stamina and perspective. Please consider Dale's invitation to participate in whatever way you can. The future of this profession needs your contributions!
 
Paul Kesselman, DPM, Woodside, NY

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 2
RE: Shortage of PMSR/RRA Programs (Daniel Chaskin, DPM)
From: Charles M Lombardi, DPM, Alan A. MacGill, DPM
 
First, Dr. Chaskin is in error on several fronts. Most programs are PMSR/RRA. Second, it is only select states (that used the unified residency training model) in which one cannot do leg soft tissue procedures. 
 
Charles M Lombardi, DPM, Flushing, NY
 
According to the 2020 CASPR Directory, nearly all of the podiatric residency programs in the country are PMSR/RRA with the exception of only 9 programs.
 
Alan A. MacGill, DPM, Boynton Beach, FL
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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Outrageous Shoe of the Day

Would you call this a "horse"shoe?

Source: Jamie Okuma via Virtual Shoe Museum

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CLASSIFIED ADS - ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
ASSOCIATE PODIATRIST - METROPOLITAN MARYLAND 
 
Established practice (3 locations) looking for a full-time podiatrist with opportunity for partnership. Must be motivated, personable and dedicated to our growing practice. Must have strong skills in wound care, diabetes, general podiatry and surgery. The ideal candidate will be able to merge into an already protocol-based office. State of the art, fully staffed facility including EMR, PadNet, DME, digital x-rays and shoe stores on premises. Staff privileges at 3 local hospitals. Great location close to Washington D.C. and Virginia. Please send CV to marylandpodiatryjobs@gmail.com
 
PODIATRISTS WANTED - START-UP LASER COMPANY
 
Podiatrists needed for new start-up laser company focusing on toenail fungus. In return for a doctor consultation and a spot in your existing office to provide the laser treatment for a 30-minute FDA-cleared painless laser treatment, you will be compensated in excess of $150 per patient and being sent a new patient. We provide the laser, the certified laser technician, the patient and extensive marketing covering the South Florida area. There is no expense to the practice or physician. Please email us at gs@toenail.com or call 1-617-toenail (863-6245) for more detailed info.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – NAPLES, FL
 
Immediate and July 2020  associate positions for busy practice in SWFL. ABFAS or ABPM BC or BQ. Interpersonal skills and willingness to work as a team a must. Cloud EMR, Digital x-rays, Ultrasound, DME. Base salary, bonus, health, 401K, Paid vacations etc. Our practice cadaver surgical labs to enhance everyone's skills as a group exclusively available. If you like FL sunshine, fishing, golfing, beaches and to live and work in paradise. DrLam@NaplesPodiatrist.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 – NORTHERN VIRGINIA
 
Full time associate position, leading to partnership, opportunity for highly motivated individual with PSMR-RRA  training.  Well established, busy,  two-office practice with all  ABFAS board certified, FACFAS, foot and ankle surgeons. Would be turn-key taking over high volume existing practitioners patient care. Associated with large local hospital/residency. Competitive compensation package which includes base salary and bonus structure, health and malpractice insurance, 401K and other benefits. Immediate availability or to start when individual graduates from residency/fellowship in July 2020.  Email letter of interest/CV to medical622@aol.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - KANSAS, OKLAHOMA, CENTRAL TEXAS
 
If your passion is to enhance people's independence and quality of life through helping them improve their mobility, then a career as a Preferred Podiatry Group podiatrist could be for you. Flexibility, autonomy, resources - they're all yours! High income potential without the logistical hassles of running an office!  Significant sign-on bonuses available in these areas too.  Please send an email to recruiting@PPGpc.com if you're interested in learning more about PPG podiatric care for residents in long-term care homes.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY 
 
Multi-office podiatry practice in Suffolk County seeks full time associate, leading to partnership. New York State license required. Must be self-motivated and energetic. Competitive compensation package. Please email CV to newpodiatrist@optimum.net
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – MARYLAND 
 
Perfect opportunity for highly motivated individual with excellent clinical skills and bedside manner. Candidate must be proficient with inpatient management, wound care and all aspects of podiatry. Competitive compensation package which includes base salary and bonus structure. Email letter of interest/CV to contact@shadygrovepodiatry.com
 
ATTENTION CURRENT RESIDENTS AND FELLOWS!!! - NEWPORT BEACH, CA
 
CONCIERGE PODIATRY AND SPA seeks an ambitious, entrepreneurial-minded podiatrist to join our growing, unique business model. Must be RRA trained. Prefer fellowship. Great financial potential, start summer 2020, email resume to: DrRoth@CPSNewport.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION PART-TIME – BROOKLYN, NY 
 
Looking for part-time well rounded podiatrist to start right away. You can inquire at contactus@starrettpodiatry.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (LONG BEACH) 
 
Established busy practice looking for a full-time podiatrist. This special doctor should be personal, teachable, motivated and independent. Five or more years of practice experience welcome. Need someone immediately. Please submit a CV with a cover letter and three professional references to PodiatristLB@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – SAN ANTONIO, TX  
 
 
Well established practice seeks full-time podiatrist in San Antonio, TX. Recent expansion to second office location offers exclusive opportunity for growth. Candidate must possess strong surgical and clinical skills and have a team player attitude. Salary with incentive structure and benefits. Please send description of your background, training, practice expectations and CV to: lisa.baine@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - UPSTATE SC  
 
Group practice looking for ABPS certified or PSR-36 trained DPM. Must be well versed in forefoot, rearfoot and ankle surgery and diabetic wound care. Senior doctor looking at early retirement or transition to part time work. Please send resume and cover letter to rose6584@att.net
 
ASSOCIATE POSITIONS –  PA, TX, FL, MD, KY, WASHINGTON, DC 
 
A provider of high quality podiatric care in nursing facilities is looking for podiatrists to treat patients. We are a fast growing company looking for motivated, caring podiatrists. Full-time and part-time positions available. Please send your CV & cover letter to office@easternpodiatrypllc.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – NEW JERSEY 
 
Busy Podiatry Practice in Essex and Bergen County who is involved in Residency Training. Candidate must be competent in Rearfoot/Ankle Reconstruction and Limb Salvage. Must enjoy teaching, be interested in research, and keeping up to date with literature. Great opportunity for a motivated young well trained podiatrist. Please Send CV to maria@completefootandankle.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – BERGEN COUNTY, NJ 
 
Looking for a Saturday and covering 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 - UPSTATE NY 
 
Rapidly growing practice seeks associate for fast paced, fun, busy practice.  Key attributes: Board Qualified/Certified, self-starter, willingness to build practice.  Looking for a motivated individual to contribute to our growth through all aspects of podiatry. Office work, hospital call, and surgery.  Please send CV to: docryanlee@gmail.com
 
NON-CLINICAL FACULTY POSITION – POMONA, CA 
 
Western University of Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine is seeking a podiatric physician who is interested in a full-time non-clinical faculty position at the Assistant, Associate or Professor level. Academic rank will be commensurate with past experience. Please apply at https://apptrkr.com/1675621.
 
WOUND CARE/RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY FELLOWSHIP - MULTI-SPECIALTY SURGICAL GROUP - LOS ANGELES, CA
 
Multi-specialty surgical group adding wound care and reconstructive surgery podiatry fellowship for 2020-2021 academic year. Will train in multiple settings alongside plastic and general surgery in new outpatient facility. Full salary, health insurance, and housing stipend provided, with more opportunities after completing program. Send CV to: woundcaredocs@gmail.com
 
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CLASSIFIED ADS - PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE -  F-SCAN & SENSORS 
 
F-Scan Versatek System. Use it wireless or tethered. Software for both applications provided on a flash drive. THIS IS NOT F-SCAN LITE, but a bilateral in-shoe system. Comes with 46 new in-shoe sensors for the Versatek system in the original packaging .System and sensors: $7,500. Contact: drgct1950@gmail.com
 
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE - CUTTING EDGE MLS MPHI 5 LASER
 
Pre-owned Cutting Edge MLS Mphi 5 Laser, recently just upgraded Mphi Battery.  Includes two goggles. In excellent condition. Rarely used $21,500 Shipping included. Contact: surgeonman@aol.com
 
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE - PDM PODIATRY CHAIRS 
 
PDM Used Podiatry Chairs for Sale. Central Suffolk, Long Island, NY. $750 & $500. Or both for $1,000 Please contact drdfoot@gmail.com for photos and more information.
 
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE - STORZ ERGO ELECTRICAL POWER EQUIPMENT 
 
Great for MIS. Used console with motor, foot pedal, and carrying case. Four hand pieces: sagittal, oscillating, drill, and K-wire driver. $2,250. Includes 18 miscellaneous blades, drill bits, file/rasps and K-wire, most never used. Email: edgewoodfoot@yahoo.com
 
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE - ALLPRO SCANX-12 ILE DIGITAL SCANNER 
 
Super low-cost digital solution. Used Allpro ScanX-12 ILE digital Scanner 3 brand new plates and digital screens, server. Works with your existing podiatry x-ray unit. Server, monitor, Tigerview software (not sure if it will transfer). Will need updating. Recommend a service contract first year. $4,500  plus shipping. AustinPodiatry@hotmail.com
 
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE - 2020 DIGITAL X-RAY SYSTEM 
 
I purchased a brand new combined server computer rather than upgrade the older-type laptop and server to Windows 10. So it’s basically like new. X-ray hardly use. It was at a satellite research office. $17,000 delivered and set up. Email AustinPodiatry@hotmail.com for pictures, details and questions.
 
PM NEWS CLASSIFIED  ADS REACH OVER 18,000 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 18,000 subscribers. For details, click here or write to: bblock@prodigy.net 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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