Query: American Specialty Health Adds Podiatry
Has anyone any experience with American Specialty Health which is now adding podiatry benefits? I read online they are hooked up with CIGNA Aetna, administer for chiropractors, physical therapists, and acupuncturists. I wonder if it sounds too good to be true.
Mark Ross, DPM, Yardley, PA
Query: Disposal of Old X-ray Machines
Who do most podiatrists contact to dispose old x-ray units?
Daniel Chaskin, DPM, Flushing, NY
Query: BPC 157 Peptides
I am curious if there are any podiatrists or teaching institutions who are using injectable BPC 157 peptides. I am aware that at this point it would be completely experimental. I do know that there are some orthopedic surgeons/sports medicine specialists prescribing the oral form and they are very happy with the results, but I haven't seen any human studies yet.
Robert Kornfeld, DPM, NY, NY
Query: Repairs for Marotti Sprin2 Podiatry Drill/Spray Equipment
Can anyone help with a source for repairs for this instrument?
Bill Westbrook, DPM, Longview, TX
Query: Fall Risk Analysis
I'm considering bringing back a fall risk analysis. We did this years ago out of obligation to MIPS or its predecessor but quit soon after. Who is doing this and what format are you following?
Donald Carlson, DPM, Hermiston, OR
Query: Podiatry Content Connection
Does anyone have any experience with Podiatry Content Connection for digital/website marketing? All feedback is appreciated.
Anas Khoury, DPM, Passaic, NJ
Query: Source for PDM Chair Reconditioning and Parts
I am looking to have several PDM chairs reconditioned and purchase several new or used PDM foot pedals or have a few PDM pedals repaired. Any ideas?
David Bernstein, DPM
Query: Accepting Medicare Assignment
I have resisted accepting assignment with Medicare patients for 32 years BUT the competition now is much greater. Where I live there are 3 ortho foot and ankle physicians and 10 or so podiatrists. I find myself in a cash flow problem due to low patient load and am considering changing my practice to accept Medicare assignment.
I have heard points in favor of staying out like from derm and plastics as well as points in favor of accepting assignment. I thought I would get the opinion of some of my colleagues in both camps.
Tip Sullivan, DPM, Jackson, MS
Query: Call Center For Practices
Does anyone know of a reliable company offering a call center for practices?
Hal Ornstein, DPM, Howell, NJ
Query: Venture Capital Groups or Companies Buying Podiatric Practices
Are there any venture capital groups or companies buying podiatric practices? I’m selling my practice and office condominium in Pennsylvania.
Query: Physician Online Reviews
The multi-dimensional nature of this topic notwithstanding, I wonder if there are any parallels that can be drawn between the collective-sociological analysis of the public’s online social media commentary of our medical institutions’ exam/assessment/plan for managing the current pandemic and the individual-psychological analysis of a patient's online commentary of their doctor’s exam/assessment/plan for their particular medical condition? If so, does this mean anything in a practical context?
Robert Creighton, DPM, Tampa Bay, FL
Query: Traumeel Injection Alternative
I have successfully used Traumeel as an inflammatory injection to the posterior calcaneus for years. Unfortunately, it is no longer available. Can Sarapin be used for tendons, etc.? Does anyone have an alternative since obviously cortisone is contraindicated?
Olga Luepschen, DPM, Sebring, FL
Query: No Cost Windows-Based Dictation System?
I have been using Dragon version 12 with my EHR for several years now. I have to upgrade my laptop and it seems that Nuance, the maker of Dragon software, is saying that the only version of their product that I can use with my EHR is Medical One, which requires a monthly fee. Does anyone recommend another Windows-based dictation system besides Dragon that does not have monthly fees?
John Scholl, DPM, Lady Lake, FL
Query: Best Review Site for Part III of National Boards
What is the best review site for practice questions regarding candidates who want to study for Part III of the national boards?
Dan Chaskin, DPM, Ridgewood, NY