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July 19, 2018 #6,234 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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ABFAS NEWS
ABFAS Elects New Officers
 
The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ABFAS) board elected their new officers during the Board meeting held at the APMA National. All positions go into effect September 1, 2018 for one-year terms.
 
Dr. Danny Choung
 
President - Danny Choung, DPM   
President-elect - Keith Jacobson, DPM 
Secretary-Treasurer, Will Adams, DPM 
Immediate Past-President - Matthew Williams, DPM 
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APMA COMPONENT NEWS
AAPSM Represented at the APMA National
 
The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM) presented a sports medicine track during the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) National Meeting held last weekend at the Gaylord in National Harbor, MD. 
 
(L-R) Dr. Alex Kor, AAPSM Executive Director Rita Yates, Drs. Howard Osterman, Karen Langone, and Rob Conenello.
 
Participants in the Panel of HOPE (Hear Other People’s Experiences and Treatment Modalities for Complicated Injuries) included Alex Kor, DPM, Howard Osterman, DPM, Karen Langone, DPM, and Rob Conenello, DPM.
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PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
Podiatrist Discusses Plantar Fasciitis
 
It's something many of us look forward to every Summer: Kicking off the shoes and going barefoot or shuffling around in flip-flops. But it can also lead to one of the most common Summer foot problems - plantar fasciitis. Mercy Health podiatrist Nicholas Nadaud, DPM says he sees 5 or 6 patients with this problem. You know you have it if you have pain with your first steps in the morning. "It's an inflammatory condition of a ligament on the bottom of the foot. Basically it supports your arch," says Dr. Nadaud.
 
Dr. Nicholas Nadaud
 
Treating this condition requires wearing supportive shoes as much as you can. "There are over-the-counter orthotics or there are customized ones that we can take moldings of people's feet," says Dr. Nadaud. But first Nadaud recommends trying conservative measures first. Anti-inflammatory pain medications can go a long way to relieving pain. A lot of people also find it helps to freeze a water bottle and roll that throughout the whole arch. You also need to stretch your calf muscles out as much as you can. There are injections of steroids that can help give pretty quick relief to this type of pain. But the shots themselves can be quite uncomfortable.
 
Source: Melissa Voetsch, 13abc.com [7/16/18]
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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY
Foot and Ankle Centers of Charlotte County Welcomes FL Podiatrist
 
Dr. TaNika Harlis
 
Foot and Ankle Centers of Charlotte County welcomes TaNika Harlis, DPM. Dr. Harlis graduated from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in 2015 with her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree. Dr. Harlis completed a three-year residency at Palmetto Medical Center in Miami, Florida. She will be joining Drs. Samir Vakil, Pamela Humpel, Andre Williams, and  Arlo Yaege to help better serve the Charlotte County community.
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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
Ways to Avoid Physician Burnout - Part 8
 
8. Make healthy lifestyle changes
 
"Physicians are often resistant to making simple changes - taking time to eat healthy snacks and meals during their day, getting enough sleep, incorporating exercise into their routines - that may have a big impact. These things take planning, but will not necessarily take much time. The increase in productivity and decrease in stress can have a big payoff. There are lots of apps now for short workouts, Iike the seven-minute workout, but even a brisk walk can help." - Donna Holland, MD, Affiliate Assistant Prolessor Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Boca Raton, FL.
 
Source: Julia Filip, Physicians Practice
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CODINGLINE CORNER
Query: Does callus removal have a 60-day limitation?
 
CPT: 11055/11056/11057. Do these CPT codes have a 60-day limitation like nail debridement?
 
Kiss Woo, Dr Wu’s staff, Monterey Park, CA
 
Response: Yes, callus codes have a 60-day limitation as well. Keep in mind that the 60-day rule (for both nails and calluses) is an edit, not a global period issue. Use modifiers accordingly.
 
Tony Poggio, DPM, Alameda, CA
 
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (MEDICAL-LEGAL) - PART 1A
From: Donald R Blum, DPM, JD
 
Texas State Law effective 09/01/2019 (this applies to all physicians in Texas):
 
A new state law will require Texas physicians to check the Texas Prescription Monitoring database before prescribing opioids (hydrocodone, oxycodone, etc.); benzodiazepines (alprazolam or diazepam); barbiturates; or carisoprodol. Physicians must check each patient’s prescription history within the database for evidence of doctor-shopping or drug diversion. 
 
This means that surgeons must query the database before prescribing for their post-operative patients; and a primary care physician must query the database before prescribing for their sprained ankle patients or their stressed-out patients who need alprazolam.
 
The law does not apply to physicians prescribing for patients diagnosed with cancer or patients receiving hospice care.
 
Donald R Blum, DPM, JD, Dallas, TX
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (MEDICAL-LEGAL) - PART 1B
From: Elliot Udell, DPM
 
There is a larger elephant sitting in the living room. When we use our e-prescribing tools, they automatically let us know what medications the patients has been prescribed by all of the patient's doctors. On the one hand, it is good because it would alert us if there is a dangerous drug interaction, even if the patient does not remember what medications he or she is taking. On the other hand, this represents an invasion of privacy and confidentiality.
 
Does this mean that any of us can punch in the name of any patient and find out what medications he or she is taking? What if a patient has a history of an embarrassing medical condition such as a sexually transmitted disease and does not want, "Dr. Jones" who is also a family friend to not know about that episode in his or her life? Don't the HIPAA laws protect this aspect of patient privacy?
 
Elliot Udell, DPM, Hicksville, NY
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 1
From: Hal Ornstein, DPM
 
This issue is universal and can surely consume several volumes of books as discussion continues. First and foremost, when hiring an associate, the individual’s personality is key. That personality needs to fit the personality of the practice and meet your expectations. Personality testing is quite easy, inexpensive, and is a good indicator as to whether an associate is a good fit. An Internet search will reveal different tests available. Some of the ones with gold standards in this arena are the Myer-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Disc Assessment.
 
Regular meetings and communication with the associate are also critical. Start by clearly spelling out your expectations in writing, and then meet weekly to discuss how expectations are being met and make no assumptions. Breakdown of this communication can easily result in one or both sides being unhappy.
 
I applaud Dr. John Chisholm’s post – specifically pointing out that it is wise to pay top dollar and to give the associate the new patients. In addition to top pay, consider giving them a strong benefits package. One may feel that they are giving the associate too much, but in the end, it will come back to you in many ways. There are many success stories with hiring an associate, especially when they are treated with respect, fairness, and as colleagues with common goals.
 
Hal Ornstein, DPM, Howell, NJ
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 2
RE: Source for Extra Large CAM or Bledsoe Boot (David E Gurvis, DPM)
From: Marshall Katz, CO
 
As a certified orthotist, I see many obese patients requiring CAM boots. As a result, I fabricate expansion panels that can be Velcro attached to the existing inner boot. This works great, and can be easily removed. The same is true for the straps. I keep a supply of strap extensions that can be quickly attached and removed.
 
Marshall Katz, CO, Great Neck, NY
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RE: Outrageous Shoe/Boot of the Day

What to wear while shopping?

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CLASSIFIED ADS - PART 1 - ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
ASSOCIATE POSITION – BOSTON  NORTH
 
Looking for a full-time podiatric surgeon in a very busy practice. Offering competitive salary. We treat a wide range of patients to include: forefoot, rear foot, diabetic care, sports medicine and other related injuries. New surgeon will not be responsible for nails and calluses. Board qualified/Board Certified for consideration. Great surgical skills. Looking for a candidate to further build the surgical practice. Please e-mail C.V.  to nefootankle@newenglandfootandankle.com
 
ASSOCIATE/PARTNERSHIP POSITION – SOUTHERN WV/VA 
 
Full time position immediately available. Busy multi-office 7-physician practice. Must be board qualified/certified. Please respond to staff@drfootpain.com
 
FULL-TIME or PART-TIME PODIATRIST - DALLAS/FORT WORTH AREA 
 
PSR 24-36 Trained Multi-dimensional, Multi-office group treating a wide range of patients to include: forefoot, rearfoot, diabetic wound care, sports medicine and work-related injuries.  A great opportunity for driven personable individual. Please e-mail CV, Letter of references, 1 minute Video Introduction Email: cnunez1940@gmail.com
 
FULL-TIME PODIATRIST NEEDED – WHITEVILLE, NC (WILMINGTON AREA)
 
Busy practice wants to recruit a PSR-trained podiatrist for full-time partnership position. Multi-dimensional practice treating a wide range of patients including: forefoot, rear-foot, diabetic wound care, office-based and hospital-based surgery, sports medicine and work-related injuries. Modern practitioner-owned 3,000 sq ft building/office and equipment, including c-arm, digital x-ray, ultrasound, infra-red, Neurogenix, shockwave, etc. Great opportunity for driven personable individual with opportunity for high income. The position is available immediately. Opportunity to live in a nice area that is growing and still has a small-town appeal. Please e-mail cover letter, CV, and references Email: peacockdpm@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - QUEENS, MANHATTAN, BRONX,  NY
 
Entry Level full-time podiatry position in group practice with salary starting at $100,000 first year and second year $125,000 with bonus structure. Includes malpractice, stipend for CME, license, etc., 401k, partial payment of medical insurance. Must be willing to travel to all locations. Please email resume to contactus@starrettpodiatry.com 
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - CENTRAL KENTUCKY 
 
This town is home to outstanding college, an hour away from metropolitan market and has a friendly provider environment. Opportunity to build on strong patient base with surgery and in-office dispensing. Competitive salary and benefit package. Contact: MCrosby518@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – NORTHERN, CALIFORNIA 
 
We are looking for an associate for a part time or full time position. We are a two office/two wound care center group that is looking for a board eligible/board certified individual. Located in San Jose, Los Gatos California. All phases of podiatry including surgical/ortho/palliative patient load. Great staff many have been with the practice over 20 years!  Including EMR, digital x-ray, ultrasound, regenerative medicine, shockwave & wound care. Associateship and practice buy-in potential for the right person. Please sent CV to Lerman.brucei@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - NASSAU COUNTY, NY 
 
Exciting opportunity! Busy Nassau County, NY office seeks full time podiatrist. State-of-the-art facility. Complete EMR, digital radiograph and diagnostic ultrasound. Excellent salary and benefits. Must be board qualified. Please e-mail resume to: Medicalofficeinquiry@gmail.com, or call: 516-902-1073
 
ASSOCIATE POSITIONS – NY, PA, KY, IA, TX, MO  
 
A provider of high quality podiatric care in nursing facilities is looking for podiatrists to treat patients in PA, NY, KY, IA, and MO. 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
 
MOBILE PODIATRISTS NEEDED - LOS ANGELES, CA
 
Full Time Position available for podiatrists to visit home bound patients in the LA area and surrounding areas. Excellent compensation, flexible schedule, dedicated office support staff, cloud based EHR system.  Email CV to: homefootcare@hotmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - UPSTATE NY 
 
Rapidly growing practice seeks associate to join and become partner. 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. Please send CV to: docryanlee@gmail.com
 
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CLASSIFIED ADS PART 2 - PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
PRACTICE FOR SALE – NORTHERN NEW JERSEY
 
30 years. Modern Office. Northern NJ, Passaic County. No Medicaid. Fully equipped, 3 treatment rooms, digital X-ray. Priced to sell quickly. Email to ToeBizCenter@yahoo.com
 
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