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May 30, 2016 #5,674 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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EDITOR's NOTE
Happy Memorial Day

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PM NEWS QUICK POLL RESULTS

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PM NEWS QUICK POLL

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PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
People Tend to Forget That Skin Cancer Can Occur on Feet: TX Podiatrist
 
Skin cancer can pop up anywhere, Lena Levine, DPM, a doctor of podiatric medicine at UNT Health Science Center, reminds us. “People think because your feet are not exposed to sun that you’re not susceptible, but you are.”
 
Dr. Lena Levine
 
If you notice an abnormal spot that popped up out of nowhere or if it starts itching, cracking, or bleeding, “have someone look at it,” she says. “Bad things like skin cancer can happen on feet, and people tend to forget about that.” Although Levine doesn’t advocate seeing a podiatrist as regularly as an internist, she does stress the need if your feet hurt or you notice changes in them.
 
Source: Leslie Barker, Dallas News [5/22/16]

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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY
OR Podiatrist Inspires Student to Become a Physician
 
Andre McNary felt that no one believed he had a future. “My childhood was very unstable, and I lacked the proper parenting all children should receive,” the local recipient of multiple distinguished college scholarships says. Two summers ago, he began shadowing Dr. Laura Schweger, a podiatrist at Optima Food and Ankle, in Bend. She introduced McNary to a large array of other surgeons and anesthesiologists. “This has supported my interests in countless ways, but principally due to the fact that Schweger has directly introduced me to operating room experience,” he says.
 
Dr. Laura Schweger and Andre McNary
 
Dr. Schweger believes in his career ambitions. “He’s an incredible young man,” she said. “Andre can do whatever he puts his mind to… I think he’d be a fabulous physician.” Schweger said she has allowed other high school students to shadow her, but most only do so for a few hours. “But, Andre wanted to come back the following week and the following week… and it became a routine,” she said, adding that he shadowed her at the clinic and then at the surgery center.
 
Source: Holly Scholz, Portland Tribune [5/27/16]

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INTERNATIONAL PODIATRY ASSISTANTS IN THE NEWS
UK Podiatry Assistant Completes 2-Year Apprenticeship
 
A former Franklin College student has taken important steps in developing her career after completing a successful apprenticeship. Assistant podiatrist Jess Matthews, 21, of North Thoresby, finished the two-year apprenticeship, with support from her employers The Achilles Centre.
Jess Matthews
 
She has been based at the Dudley Street centre for over two-and-a-half years and went on the program which helps people become foot health practitioners and podiatry assistants. She said: "I enjoyed learning everything from new, the whole aspect of everything and progressing through it all. I had to create a portfolio of work with 13 sections to become a podiatry assistant. It looked at anatomy, physiology, and so on."
 
Source: Abby Ruston, Grimsby Telegraph [5/28/16]

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HEALTHCARE NEWS
Superbugs Have the Possiblity of Being Resistant to All Known Forms of Antibiotics
 
For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S. public health official says could mean “the end of the road” for antibiotics. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology published a report about a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman with a strain of E. coli found in her urine, which was resistant to the antibiotic Colistin .
 
Colistin is the antibiotic of last resort for the family of bacteria known as CRE, which health officials have dubbed “nightmare bacteria.” In some instances, these superbugs kill up to 50 percent of patients who become infected. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called CRE among the country’s most urgent public health threats. The genetic mutation that provides the bacteria with the ability to be resistant to colistin has been identified in plasmids. Since plasmids can replicate and can be transferred from one bacteria to another, it is possible for other types of bacteria to develop resistance to Colistin. This possibility presents some very real and immediate risks to humans.
 
Source: Health News via CME Online [5/27/16]

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QUERIES (NON-CLINICAL)
Query: Basics of Orthotic Manufacture Course?
 
Years ago, CCPM had a one-week course for docs and/or assistants to refresh/learn the basics of orthotic manufacture. Are there any similar courses available today?
 
A. James Fisher, DPM, Eureka, CA

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES) - PART 1A
RE: The Passing of Arthur Steinhart, DPM
 
Condolences to Dr. Arthur Steinhart's family. As one of his students, I recall Dr. Steinhart as an excellent teacher, clinician, and model for all of his students and colleagues.
 
Michael J. Schneider, DPM

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES ) - PART 1B

RE: The Passing of Arthur Steinhart, DPM

I expect that I will be one of many to express my sadness upon learning of the passing of a wonderful teacher and friend.  Dr. Steinhart was one of very few teachers who retained an ability to not only absorb current knowledge and techniques, but to disseminate that knowledge to students in a way that was easily comprehensible.  His calm and jovial manner belied a wealth of technical know-how, and his style of instruction was always positive and supportive.  All NYCPM graduates are grateful for their time with him and are diminished by his loss. Thanks Artie.

Jeff Kittay, DPM (retired), San Isidro, Costa Rica

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NEWS STORIES)
From: Mathew M. John, DPM
 
I applaud the leaders of ABPM for their excellent response to the AAOS letter. This type of strong response is what we need in our profession to get where we want. Sitting back and just ‘hoping’ that the general public will be well educated about our profession is not enough. There are those orthopedic surgeons who are progressive and work with us as colleagues and do not agree with the AAOS on this matter but the fight is still OUR fight.
 
Mathew M. John, DPM, Marietta, GA

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PM News subscribers are invited to see Dr. Ribotsky and Mr. Lamb inducted in the PM Podiatry Hall of Fame, including roasts by special guests. 

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CLASSIFIED ADS PART 1 - PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
PRACTICE FOR SALE – FAIRFIELD COUNTY CONNECTICUT
 
31 year old Fairfield County practice with long-standing repeat/referral base and excellent community/medical site ratings for sale. Practice encompasses all aspects of podiatric care. Office well-equipped and located in modern medical building with transferrable lease. DPM on staff at major local hospital with affiliated surgical center. Interested parties contact  CTPodiatrist1985@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE – SOUTH FLORIDA 
 
Priced to sell. Well-established, turn-key podiatry practice in Delray Beach, Florida. EHR compliant and includes all equipment. All office-based revenue with huge upside. Low overhead, No HMO's. For more information please contact me via email at: delraybeachpodiatryforsale@yahoo.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE – OTTAWA CANADA 
 
Are you tired of the third-party, regulatory and payer system in the U.S? Are you looking for a change to make your life easier? If you would like to practice, focusing on patients only –not on paperwork, this is a unique opportunity for a U.S. podiatrist to purchase a successful world-class practice. Life is simple, cash-based payments, no receivables, and wonderful (world-class city and recreation).   Contact sissilutten@yahoo.ca to learn more.
 
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CLASSIFIED ADS - PART 2 ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
ASSOCIATE POSITION - VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA  
 
Associate leading to partnership. Board qualified of certified (ABPS) PSR 24/36), Part time/full time Podiatrist for Busy multifaceted general Podiatry practice with large surgical volume. Good referral base. Full hospital privileges, opportunity to buy in to ASC. Send CV to officemail1@cox.net.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - NORTH CAROLINA - GREENSBORO/TRIAD AREA 
 
Busy, state-of-the-art group practice seeking full time associate for summer 2017. PSR 36+ training preferred. Excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and ethical applicant. Competitive income and benefit package. Hospital privileges available. Must be board qualified/certified and have an active North Carolina license or plan on taking the exam in December 2016. Qualified applicants can send their CV and letter of interest to triad.podiatrist@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION AVAILABLE - SOUTHWESTERN CONNECTICUT 
 
High volume podiatry practice Limb Preservation, Clinical Research, elective, non-elective surgery, sports medicine and general practice. Three hospital medical staff privileges available, ER call available. Practice seeks energetic, empathetic practitioner, PSR-36 a plus. Competitive salary, benefits. Partnership opportunity. Send resume, cover letter to: Researchlpc552@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY 
 
PT or FT. PMSR/36. Energetic, Intelligent, motivated Podiatrist. Great opportunities. EHR/digital x-ray/ DME Board qualified/certified. Email resume: njfootdr722@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – INDIANAPOLIS, IN
 
Our busy 2-physician podiatry practice is seeking a highly motivated associate to join our team. The ideal candidate is familiar with all aspects of podiatry care with limited palliative practice. Candidate must be board-qualified in both forefoot & rearfoot surgery. Includes malpractice ins, competitive salary, vacation, and CME time off.  Includes opportunity for advancement to partnership level, with investment in local surgery centers. Send resume and salary requirements to admin@southsidefootclinic.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITIONS – WI, MO, KS, and LA
 
Preferred Podiatry Group, P.C., a national leader in long-term care podiatry for over forty years, is looking to add additional providers in several areas. We have immediate availability for providers in Wisconsin and Missouri and will be hiring for Kansas and Louisiana in the next few weeks. We offer a competitive salary and other benefits for the right candidates. For additional information please contact Dr. Chris Kestner at ckestner@preferredpodiatry.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SUBURBAN PHILADELPHIA 
 
Looking for either a PART-TIME (leading to full time) OR a FULL TIME position and have a PMSR/36 with RRA Training, then send your cover letter and CV to medstaff1977@gmail.com Must include a contact phone number.
 
PART-TIME POSITION IN CHICAGO TO DO HOUSECALLS 
 
20-25 hours /week, flexible schedule, logistics provided, great for new and established podiatrists to earn up to $100-120K. Contact chipod12@yahoo.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SUBURBAN PHILADELPHIA 
 
A well-established, podiatry practice located in suburban Philadelphia, is seeking a BE/BC podiatrist to join our team. The ideal candidate is a highly skilled, personable, and hardworking physician with an interest in partnership. Please forward cover letter and a current CV via email to podiatrymgmt@gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA 
 
Group practice seeking personable well trained podiatrist. ABFAS Qualified/Certified. Newly trained or established practitioners welcome. Must be motivated with excellent clinical, charting and surgical skills – comfortable with all aspects of podiatry. Practice currently serves three locations, all with modern conveniences and experienced support staff. Competitive compensation package. Send email of intent (subject: New Associate) with CV to: 1footassociate@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITIONS- HOME FOOT CARE, INC 
 
We are looking for podiatrists to visit home patients in these areas:  Los Angeles, CA, Ventura County, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Lancaster/Palmdale, CA, San Bernardino/Riverside, CA, Palm Springs/Palm Desert, CA, Las Vegas, NV, Honolulu, HI. Full/part time, independence, excellent compensation, dedicated support staff, electronic billing/medical records. email CV to: homefootcare@hotmail.com
 
PM NEWS CLASSIFIED  ADS REACH OVER 16,500 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 16,500 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 (800) 284-5451.
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