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December 04, 2019 #6,563 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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PODIATRISTS AND SPORTS MEDICINE
Best Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis is Rest: CT Podiatrist 
 
According to podiatrist Robert Weiss, DPM, "Therapy for plantar fasciitis includes resting from your respective event and going to an alternate aerobic activity such as swimming or biking to stay in cardiovascular condition. I am a firm believer in long distance walking to increase blood flow to the tissues as our body’s healing element."
 
Dr. Robert Weiss
 
"A biomechanical evaluation should be instituted to check on imbalances of the foot and pronation. It is important to remember that perhaps the best treatment for the athlete is rest. Plantar fasciitis is common to many of the sports as well as just walking," says Dr. Weiss.
 
Source: Darien Times [11/29/19]
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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY - PART 1
Scheurer Specialty Care Introduces MI Podiatrist
 
Scheurer Specialty Care hosted an open house Tuesday to show the public its newly renovated clinic suite and allow them to meet its newest member, podiatrist Natalya Salowich, DPM.
 
Dr. Natalya Salowich
 
Dr. Salowich grew up on a small self-sustaining farm in the town of Kinsley, just south of Traverse City. She  studied podiatry at the University of Des Moines College of Podiatric Medicine in Iowa. While attending Des Moines University, Salowich entered a rural area program. Her end goal was to practice in Iowa, when she said a recruiter from Scheurer contacted her. This prompted a visit to Pigeon, MI and her mind was made up.
 
Source: Sara Eisinger, Huron Daily Tribune [11/29/19]
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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY - PART 1
IL Podiatrist Receives Sehring Medal of Excellence
 
Over 565 friends of Silver Cross Hospital took a trip down the rabbit hole to attend Childerguild's Mad Hatter Ball Nov. 23. The 91st annual event raised over $275,000 to advance women's and children's services at the hospital. The highlight of the evening was the conferral of the Sehring Medal of Excellence for outstanding service in the healthcare profession to Reno Caneva, DPM.
 
Dr. Reno Caneva
 
Dr. Caneva, a retired podiatrist, is the first of three generations to graduate from Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine – now known as Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago. A leader in his field, Dr. Caneva served as president of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Society and on the board of Scholl School of Podiatric Medicine. In addition, he worked alongside the Illinois Hospital Association to allow podiatrists to serve on the medical staff at hospitals throughout the state, including Silver Cross.
 
Source: New Lenox Patch [12/22/19]
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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY - PART 3
WA Podiatrist Discusses Patient-Centered Care
 
Patient-centered care is an active approach to an individual’s care that is collaborative between the patient and provider. It respects the patient’s preferences, needs, and values in planning and coordinating their individual care alongside the provider. Jeffrey Boggs, DPM, says, "Typically, I will lay out what the options are for my patients, and there may be four or five options with pros and cons of each. Most of the time, I will give them suggestions without “telling” them what to do, and it is a mutually respectful decision. I want my patients to participate in their care and have knowledge of the condition that we are treating, together."
 
Dr. Jeffrey Boggs
 
"I was a teacher before I went back to podiatric medical school, and I feel like I’m teaching every day. I get satisfaction out of patients realizing what is intrinsically wrong and being happy about their path to living a healthy life. Sometimes, they will choose the path of least recovery or cost, and we get that, but it may not always be the best choice long-term. There may be times that we tell them what the choice is because it may be a matter of saving a foot or a toe," says Dr. Boggs.
 
Source: Herald Net [11/18/19]
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MEETING NEWS
Over 1,200 Attend UK's College of Podiatry Annual Conference
 
Recently, podiatrists from across the UK and further afield attended the College of Podiatry’s Annual Conference and Exhibition at Harrogate Convention Centre. Over 1,200 foot and lower-limb specialists came together to share new approaches to further foot and lower limb care.
 
Attendees at UK's College of Podiatry Annual Conference
 
The College of Podiatry was welcomed to the town by the Mayor of Harrogate, Stuart Martin. Attendees were also joined by British scientist and renowned television presenter Professor Robert Winston, who explained in his keynote speech how walking on two feet became a unique achievement for humankind. The conference was opened by Lord Roy Kennedy of Southwark, the President of the College of Podiatry.
 
Source: Harrowgate Informer [11/27/19]
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HEALTHCARE NEWS
15 Docs Fired From IL Health System to Be Replaced With NPs
 
At least 15 full-time physicians have been fired from Edward-Elmhurst Health in west suburban Chicago, according to one of the physicians fired. The physician told Medscape Medical News that a group of physicians in the immediate care clinics was told November 19 in a staff meeting that they would be fired and replaced with nurse practitioners (NPs). 
 
A memo leaked to the group Physicians for Patient Protection (PPP), a grassroots organization dedicated to physician-led care, came from hospital leadership and confirmed that advanced practice nurses will replace the physicians.
 
Source: Marcia Frellick, Medscape Medical News [11/27/19]
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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
7 Financial Reports Your Practice Needs to Run - Part 7
 
Most physicians readily admit that classes on how to run a successful medical practice were not part of the curriculum in medical school. While "financial reporting," might not have been a class at your medical school, experts say you need to at least become familiar with understanding some of the basic reports. Here are seven to track.
 
7. Value-Based Reporting – “As practices move toward a value-based reimbursement environment, they need to capture clinical quality measures for submission to the [Merit-based Incentive Payment Systems] and others. With [clinical registries], clinicians can view practice and physician quality scores and benchmark against peers. Quality measures also uncover potential areas for quality improvement.” - John Bender, MD, Board of Directors at AAFP
 
Source: Angela Watkins, Physicians Practice [11/15/19]
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QUERIES (CLINICAL)
Query: Help With Tunneling Wound
 
The patient is a 63 year old white female insulin-dependent diabetic. The patient is blind (diabetic retinopathy) and requires thrice weekly dialysis for complete kidney failure. One year ago, she sustained an ulcer under her right lateral malleolus that “tunneled” to the level of the ankle joint. X-rays are consistent with osteomyelitis of the ankle structures. Culture was S. aureus susceptible to penicillin; the C&S report showed the bacterium to be “moderate” in quantity. We began to use a NPWT such that over a year we no longer express any pus or inspissated blood. The last wound C&S again shows S. aureus, but the quantity is now referred to by the lab as “rare.” Serial x-rays over the last 14 months show no appreciable difference in osteomyelitic degeneration although the talus and malleoli are very degenerated.  
 
I use white foam that is about ½ the length of the tunnel (14 mm), loosely packed. We changed the antibiotic from Amoxicillin (MIC 0.12) to Bactrim (MIC 0.25) at the request of her nephrologist six weeks ago. Externally, there are palpable pedal pulses, mild to moderate edema, no other cardinal signs of infection. I need help closing this wound; any ideas, however innovative, would be of value. 
 
MY CONCERN:  the fluid that is now extravagated is straw-colored, odorless, and sterile; I am afraid this is synovial fluid from the open ankle joint. At first blush, I am considering deep curettage and then reapply the NPWT but without the white foam to allow drainage and negative pressure to close the wound; but I am also concerned that the negative pressure may cause an “hourglass” phenomenon, thereby closing the more superficial aspect of the tunnel, but closing off any access to the ankle joint. Also, would antibiotic cement beads be of value both in increasing the density of the now absent/degenerated osseous structures and, of course, the antibiotic within, combating the remainder of the Staph.
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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Outrageous Shoes of the Day

Catwoman's latest footwear?
 
Source: Youngwon Kim via Virtual Shoe Museum
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CLASSIFIED ADS - ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
ASSOCIATE POSITION - NORTHERN NJ 
 
Practice with multiple locations looking for a surgically trained podiatrist with license to practice in NJ, BQBC Full Or Part time for immediate hire, attractive salary with bonus structure and profit sharing. Partnership for the right individual. Please send CV with references. Full scope of podiatry. dpmassociate@hotmail.com
 
POSITIONS AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY -  ST. LOUIS AND KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI 
 
Looking for reliable and ethical podiatrists to service Skilled Nursing Facilities and Nursing Homes in and around St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri. Positions available immediately. Send inquiries and CV to: phasetwopodiatry@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – LOS ANGELES, CA 
 
Established multispecialty private practice group seeking well trained and ambitious specialist to treat podiatry and wound care patients. Expertise in complex and chronic wounds is needed but residency or wound care certification not required. Full-time and well compensated based on a private practice productivity model with salary and benefits guaranteed. Our experienced team provides beautiful, fully equipped offices with on-site ASCs. We provide trained office staff, marketing and expert revenue cycle management, ensuring doctors can focus on patient care. Excellent opportunity to build a great wound care and podiatry practice as part of a reputable and established company. TWCCJobs@gmail.com
 
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. Also 1 fellowship position: ACFAS-approved surgical fellowship open for 2020 yr. MIS, RRA Surgery, Practice Management w over 1,200 procedures/450 cases/yr.  Must have foot/RRA ABFAS qualified status by 8/2020.  DrLam@NaplesPodiatrist.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – LONG ISLAND, NY 
 
FT associate position available July 2020 with a nearly 40 y/o group practice on LI. Future partnership opportunity.  Compensation includes competitive salary & production bonus, pension, medical & malpractice insurance & PTO. Board qualified/certified needed for hospital affiliation.  Send CV to PODCOAL@gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - TAMPA BAY 
 
Immediate opening. Also accepting applicants to begin July 2020.  Well-established, multi-doctor practice in one of the finest demographic areas of Tampa Bay. High tech, EMR, digital x-rays, ESWT. Sports medicine, surgery and general podiatry. No NH/HMO's. Excellent hospital privileges. C.V. to floridapodiatrist@tampabay.rr.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - ROCKLAND/WESTCHESTER/SUBURBAN NYC
 
Well-established foot and ankle surgery/sports medicine practice looking to hire a Talented Team Player to add to our successful family. Must be surgically trained, willing to work hard, and grow with us. Highly competitive salary. Modern, advanced equipment, including PinPointe Laser. Terrific opportunity for the right doctor. Signing bonus. Partnership potential. Please send Cover Letter and CV to: linchpindpm@yahoo.com 
 
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 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
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - WESTERN PHILADELPHIA SUBURBS 
 
Is your ideal practice opportunity one with all aspects of podiatry included? We are a group practice with 6 offices looking for the right surgically trained board qualified/certified doctor to join our family. Forefoot and rearfoot surgery, as well as, wound care and limb salvage with privileges at 2 local hospitals are available. Partnership is certainly part of the long-term plan. We are looking for the right candidate. Send all inquiries and CVs to sgrulke2002@yahoo.com
 
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
 
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
 
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SPACE AVAILABLE – FOREST HILLS, NY
 
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