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September 02, 2014 #5,153 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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PODIATRISTS AND SPORTS MEDICINE
MO Podiatrist Discusses Growth Plate Injuries of the Heel
 
Karl Collins, DPM, FACFAS, a St. Louis-area foot and ankle surgeon, says heel pain occurs frequently in children ages 6 to 14 as their feet grow and the heel bone develops. "As children become more active in sports, they increase their risk for growth-plate injuries and subsequent heel pain," said Collins. This is especially true at back-to-school time when surgeons see an increase in middle and high school athletes experiencing heel pain with football and soccer seasons simultaneously underway.
 
Dr. Karl Collins
 
"New bone forms in an area behind the heel, known as the growth plate, and cartilage is vulnerable to severe inflammation from strain or stress. With repeated stresses and strains from overactivity, the heel becomes very painful," Collins explained. In most cases, mild or moderate heel pain can be treated successfully with shoe inserts to soften the impact.
 
Source: Bio-Medicine

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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY
NY Podiatrist Joins Board of Trustees of Ability Beyond
 
Dr, Sanford Proner
 
Bethel and Mount Kisco, NY-based Ability Beyond has announced that Dr. Sanford Proner has joined its board of trustees. Proner of Bronxville, NY, is a podiatrist with offices in Dobbs Ferry and Bronxville, NY. He is a member of the board of student advocacy and father to a son served by Ability Beyond. For over 60 years, Ability Beyond has led the field in supporting people with disabilities, by providing person-centered, cutting-edge, and cost-effective services.
 
Source: Westchester County Business Journal [8/31/14]

Dr.Comfort


INTERNATIONAL PODIATRY IN THE NEWS
IMO Reaffirms Podiatrists' Role in Diabetes Management
 
The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has written to the Health Services Executice (HSE) to highlight that GPs who hold a GMS contract are not resourced to undertake chronic disease management in general practice. The move comes after the HSE attempted to introduce changes in diabetes work practices in the North East region in advance of additional resource provisions and a new GMS contract.
 
A letter from Dr. John McDermott, Chair of the HSE Dublin North East Diabetic Services Implementation Group, detailed the appointment of three full-time and two-part time podiatrists at hospitals. This is part of the National Diabetes Foot Care Programme and includes a national podiatry referral form for GP use. Dr. McDermott wrote that podiatrists would now be accepting referrals for diabetic patients with “high-risk feet.”
 
Source: Naimh Cahill, Irish Medical News [8/31/14]

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QUERIES (CLINICAL)
Query: Onychomycosis in a 6 Year Old
 
I am treating a 6 year old boy with a confirmed diagnosis of onychomycosis on both hands and toes. What are my various treatment options?
 
Kel Sherkin, DPM, Toronto, Ontario 

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (CLINICAL) - PART 1A
From: David Gelbmann, DPM
 
Compressing a hematoma is akin to compressing suspected compartment syndrome: don't do it unless a fasciotomy has been performed. Your best option now is to get an MRI or ultrasound (if you have access to reliable ultrasound technicians) in order to ascertain exactly the location and size of any remaining hematoma or fluid. Obviously, if the patient's pain becomes uncontrolled, then don't wait for the imaging. A return to the OR is the most likely outcome, regardless, in order to fully evacuate any remaining coagulated blood or entrapped fluids. I would be sure to identify and cauterize all bleeders and pack the wound open.
 
David Gelbmann, DPM, Vernon Hills, IL, dbgelbmann@uwalumni.com
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (CLINICAL) - PART 1B
From: Carlos I. Montes, Jr., DPM, MS
 
There is no better way to manage a post-op hematoma than to drain and irrigate, ASAP. Take action and open it up, particularly if it becomes indurated and hardens, as there is no way to aspirate it once it coagulates. The use of enzymatic treatments to break down the hematoma may seem an answer, but will increase the likelihood of infection and open a Pandora's box. Use a drain to close - the TLS is wonderful, but use whatever you're comfortable with. In essence, an incision and drainage of a post-op hematoma is essential.
 
Carlos I. Montes, Jr., DPM, MS (retired) Phoenix, AZ, Cimontesjr@aol.com

DM


RESPONSES/COMMENTS (CLINICAL) - PART 2
RE: Gout Associations
From: David Secord, DPM
 
I think that PM News readers will find these associations with gout interesting:
 
 
 
David Secord, DPM, Corpus Christi, TX, ledocdave5603@gmail.com

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 1
From: Paul Busman DPM, RN
 
About 9 years ago, I made the decision, for many reasons, to go to nursing school with the intention of leaving my private practice of 30 years. The location I was in would have required extensive upgrades, thus making the outright sale of the practice unlikely.
 
Instead, I merged my practice into a nearby 3-podiatrist practice. I was paid an upfront sum (not huge, but equitable given the economy). I continued to work in that office while attending nursing school at night. I was paid on a percentage of what I brought into the practice. This was great because it gave me an opportunity to introduce my old and valued patients to the other Docs, and it took the rigors of running my own practice off my shoulders while I was in nursing school. When it came time to leave podiatry for nursing, the transition was easy for my patients, the vast majority of whom stayed with the new practice.  I'd recommend that the original poster look into some similar arrangement.  
 
Paul Busman DPM, RN, Clifton Park, NY, paul@busmanwhistles.com

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (MEDICAL/LEGAL) - PART 1A
From: Jeffrey Kass, DPM, Elliot Udell, DPM
 
I fail to see how "name withheld" is a serial malpracticer when no judgment was made against him. I would have taken issue with the hospital. 
 
Jeffrey Kass, DPM, Forest Hills, NY jeffckass@aol.com
 
When I first started in practice, podiatrists were getting sued, and our premiums were sky high. Why? Insurance companies were willing to settle every lawsuit, whether it had merit or not. Every negligence attorney knew that suing a podiatrist meant a quick settlement with very little work. For the insurance industry, it was cost-effective to settle every case and raise everyone's premiums at the end of the year, and even add on more profits for themselves. They did not care one iota that settling an unwarranted med mal case would be on a doctor's record and interfere with his or her ability to be on staff of certain hospitals. Today, carriers fight back and, unlike the past, they cannot force doctors to settle bogus, nuisance cases.
 
Elliot Udell, DPM, Hicksville, NY, Elliotu@aol.com

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (MEDICAL/LEGAL) - PART 1B
From: Seth J. Steber, DPM
 
There is a group you can join called Doctor's Advocate: doctorsadvocate.org. For less than your state and national dues, you can become a member. Their attorneys and staff will handle independently any potential lawsuit, PR issues, threats, slander, etc. Since they are not an insurance company, they can contact your potential plaintiff and their attorney directly to discuss the matter and "educate" them on frivolous lawsuits and potential for counter-suits. 
 
Seth J. Steber, DPM, Carlisle, PA, acpwc@ptd.net
MEETING NOTICES - PART 1

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CLASSIFIED ADS
ASC STAFF PRIVILEGES AVAILABLE - NEW JERSEY 
 
Fair Lawn ASC (ambulatory surgical center) is accepting applications for staff privileges. NJ license needed. Patient transportation available in the tri state area.  Equity buy-in available. Call 516 476-1815 PODO2345@AOL.COM
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - KANSAS CITY 
 
Kansas City may be the perfect move for you and your family. We are looking for an entrepreneurial-minded associate who wants to grow and then own part of an already successful practice. If you are the right candidate for this associate position, you will enjoy a competitive compensation package and you will be working with doctors who are as committed to your success as we are to our own. Go to:www.YourFutureInPodiatry.com for full details.
 
LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES - SOUTHEAST GEORGIA STATESBORO 
  
Willing to live in Rural area in a College town. Beautiful weather year round. Seeking experienced, min of 5 years, Family-oriented podiatrist.  If you have a great attitude and you are looking to build a long-term relationship with the practice , Don't miss out on this one. Must be PSR-24 trained. Full range of services including Surgical Suite/ Ambulatory Sx Center in the practice.  E-mail cover letter & CV to melissafoot@atlanticfeet.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - CENTRAL FLORIDA      
 
We are looking for a hardworking entrepreneur-minded podiatrist to fill a position. This practice is a Non-surgical clinic based practice. Competitive salary with full benefits available. Respond with CV to e-mail: Podiatryflorida@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - WESTERN VIRGINIA
 
Private Orthopaedic Group Practice in seeking rear foot surgically trained podiatrist. Surgical suite on-site; surgical and wound care privileges at 1 hospital. BC or BE required. Base salary + bonus + benefits. Will acquire established practice from podiatrist who is relocating. Email Lindsay McHone, Practice Administrator at lindsayathoc@ntelos.net
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - TAMPA BAY 
  
Well established, multi-doctor practice in the Tampa Bay area. Preference to PSR 24+/Florida license. High-tech, EMR, digital x-rays, sports medicine, surgery. No NH/HMOs. Excellent hospital privileges available. Choose an area of practice concentration that you are passionate about and enjoy a lifestyle second to none. CV to floridapodiatrist@tampabay.rr.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – WASHINGTON STATE 
 
Well established, multi office busy practice looking for ethical, motivated podiatrist to work in our offices and see residents in assisted living facilities in greater Seattle area. Russian or Spanish speaking preferred but not required. No weekends. Please send C.V. with salary and benefit expectations omega571@comcast.net
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - HUDSON VALLEY REGION, NY 
 
Hudson Valley Foot Associates has a great opportunity available!  We’re a high-volume, diversified, multi-office group practice utilizing state-of-the-art modalities. Great growth for a personable and motivated DPM.  Please visit www.hvfa.com and forward cover letter with CV to info@hvfa.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – PENNSYLVANIA 
 
Great low stress, full time opportunity for a surgically trained podiatrist in a 2-office full spectrum practice. Located in the suburbs of Philadelphia. You are highly motivated, board qualified and have great communication skills. Opportunity for a buy-in/partnership in 2 years. Send cover letter and CV to info@qualityfootcare.com 
 
POSITIONS AVAILABLE- FULL TIME/ PART TIME SOUTHERN IL AND EASTERN MO
 
opportunities to serve residents of long-term care facilities in southern Illinois and eastern Missouri. High earning potential with competitive benefits as part of a 40 year old company for the right candidates. Contact ckestner@preferredpodiatry.com for additional information.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – GEORGIA 
 
Practice serving beautiful, historic, Savannah, Georgia and the Low Country seeking a second, full or part-time Board-eligible/Certified podiatrist. practice has solid patient and physician referral base. Surgery, general podiatry, wound care and specializing in diabetic foot care. Service area nursing homes. Superior Medical Assistants, Scribe, scheduling, administrative support and EMR technology.  Income guarantee the first two years with bonus potential. Offer generous benefit package, including moving allowance.  Great opportunity for highly motivated and ethical professional, with excellent patient skills. Bilingual ability a plus. Send CV and location to U.W. Plummer at drjadandy@yahoo.com. For additional information contact Mrs. Plummer at 912-927-8011.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - PART-TIME - NJ 
 
Can you handle a challenge? Associate wanted for amazingly busy practice. Must be enthusiastic, outgoing, surgically trained but conservatively minded. The sky’s the limit. Wonderful environment and great support team.  Great pay with potential for expansion Bergen County, NJ. For further information, email to njfootankle@yahoo.com or fax to 201-261-0058.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTHERN MICHIGAN 
 
Associate wanted to join a 4 physician/4 facility organization. Must be residency trained and have great work ethic. You will be assisted by a well-trained staff and have comfort knowing there will be Board Certified Surgeons who have your back. Salary plus incentive. Reply to: paulapmac@me.com 
 
FULL-TIME PODIATRIST WANTED – TEXAS 
 
PSR 24-36 trained multi-dimensional, multi-office group treating a wide range of patients including: forefoot, rearfoot, diabetic wound care, sports medicine and work related injuries. Dallas/Fort Worth Area. Modern offices and equipment. Great opportunity for driven personable individual. Please e-mail: Cover letter,  CV, Letters of reference to: cnunez1940@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – NEW JERSEY 
 
Well established practice in Atlantic County looking for a part-time associate. Modern facility with EMR and digital x-ray. Located in a coastal community with a supportive and professional staff. No weekends! Email CV to ShoreDPM@Gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE WANTED - SO CAL COAST
 
Excellent opportunity for the right doctor. Looking for a young, hard-working, full- time doctor who wants to learn how to run a practice from top to bottom.  Need an out-going, very personable doctor to shadow me and practice similarly, someone who would want to take over the practice in the near future.  asbf@pacbell.net
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE – AUSTIN TX 
 
Motivated seller. Podiatry practice for sale in a prestigious, highly trafficked area in Austin TX. Very busy, extremely well established multiple podiatry office, consistently seeing up to 80 patients daily and performing over 300 surgeries a year. 8 fully equipped treatment rooms,  MLS laser and toenail lasers, digital x-rays, etc. Extremely lucrative practice with strong growth potential. Price reduced to sell quickly. Some financing possible. Serious inquiries only to Jeff Rabkin @ 512-293-7559 or jefreetx@hotmail.com
 
OFFICE FOR SALE - DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA 
 
20 year old practice in a very high traffic area. Serious inquiries only. Email bafamt@aol.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - SOUTHERN ARIZONA
 
Owner desires to sell and transition from practice. Practice open full-time, recently implemented EHR and attested for MU Stage 1. Approximately one mile from newly constructed hospital. Opportunity to grow surgical volume and patient base. Priced to sell. Contact: Mike Crosby at MCrosby518@gmail.com.
 
SPACE TO SHARE -  MANHATTAN AND LI
 
Desirable locations on  Upper East Side, Gramercy,  the Financial District, and  Plainview (North Shore Long Island). Extremity MRI and cat scan available in selected offices. Call 516 476-1815 PODO2345@AOL.COM
 
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