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April 27, 2017 #5,914 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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What is the best way to avoid first appointment no-shows?
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APMA COMPONENT NEWS
NYCPM Student Wins APMWA Student Writing Competition
 
Jonathan Shalot, a first-year student at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) has been named the winner of the 31th Annual American Podiatric Medical Writers Association Student Writing Competition. His paper was entitled, "Stress Among Medical Students: Coping Strategies & Solutions." Shalot will receive a one thousand dollar honorarium from a special endowment by Dr. and Mrs. Steven Berlin to the APMA Educational Foundation.
 
Jonathan Shalot
 
The award for Honorable Mention went to Huguette Marie-Patience Disasi, a fourth-year student at NYCPM for her paper, "Treating the Patient, Not Just the Disease: Addressing Healthcare Disparities in Minority and Immigrant Populations."
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PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
OH Podiatrist Explains Why Women's Feet Can Get Larger
 
After years of faithful service, your go-to pumps are now squishing your toes. The reason: Your feet can get flatter and wider as you age or if you've gained weight, says Dr. Georgeanne Botek, head of podiatry at the Cleveland Clinic. If you're like many women, your feet may have already gotten longer during your first pregnancy. Now they are spreading out. Bunions, calluses, and corns can also change the size and shape of your feet — plus cause pain. Try this...
 
Dr. Georgeanne Botek
 
Start over. Have your feet measured for size and choose new shoes that offer support, padding, and room for your tender toes. If sturdy shoes don't ease your foot pain, you may need shoe inserts to realign your feet. A podiatrist can fit you for customized inserts, but even store-bought ones can help. Act now if your feet suddenly look markedly different. If one is swollen or red, this could be a sign of a stress fracture or circulation issues.
 
Source: Kate Lawler and Candy Sagon, AARP The Magazine
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PODIATRISTS AND SPORTS MEDICINE
Athletic Shoes Need to Match Specific Foot Type: CA Podiatrist
 
"Runners come in with plantar fasciitis a lot, but it can actually affect everyone," says Dr. Jeremey Cook. "Some people will go to Disneyland all day and come back suffering from it because their feet are not used to that amount of activity." Cook says one of the most important things people can do for their feet is make sure they are wearing the proper shoes. "Everyone's feet are a little different and it's important that people find the appropriate shoe for their specific foot type."
Dr. Jeremy Cook
 
"I send a lot of my patients to the local running store to get a good pair of shoes that fit their daily activities," says Cook. "Sometimes I recommend they look at a specific brand and sometimes I fit people for inserts for added support. I also remind them about the importance of stretching the calf and foot before activities like running in order to keep everything loose."
 
Source: Amy Abt, The Union Now [4/25/17]
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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY

FL Podiatrist Hosts Personal Physician to the Dalai Lama

Dr. Chet Evans, Chief Health Innovation Officer for Rollins College, hosted American physician and Buddhist monk Barry Kerzin, MD at the Center for Health Innovation Forum presentation last week. Dr. Kerzin is the personal physician to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and delivered a presentation on “Compassion and Wellbeing: A Mindful Way of Living and Dying.”  

Drs. Barry Kerzin and Chet Evans

Said Evans, “Dr. Kerzin is a visiting and honorary professor at many universities globally, and combines his work as a monk and doctor, harmonizing mind and body. He believes that emotional balance is fostered by forgiveness, healthy self-confidence, tolerance, and gratitude.” Dr. Kerzin is founder of the Altruism in Medicine Institute, and Dr. Evans is the former Vice President for Medical Education and Program Development at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

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FROM PM's RECENT ISSUE
Twice 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
The United Airlines Debacle: 4 Lessons for Doctors - Part 4
 
Here are a few morals of the story for all of you out there who wonder if this could ever happen to you:
 
4. Find another way. For physician practices, instead of overbooking, you can create a policy to charge patients who miss appointments and use the extra time to catch up. For United, they probably should have just kept upping the ante to get someone to leave the plane. Reportedly, they offered $800 and a hotel voucher worth $200. What's more valuable: $1,000 or the $830 million in market cap and irreparable harm you've done to your brand? I think they could have spared an extra $500.
 
There is always a solution that can resolve your unpopular policy rather than just enforcing the policy and suddenly having your practice trending on Twitter for the wrong reasons.
 
Source: Gabriel Perna, Physicians Practice [4/11/17]
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (RECENT RESEARCH)
RE: Stress Slows Down Wound Healing In Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Study
From: David G. Armstrong, DPM
 
Results of a recent study conducted by a combined team from Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Arizona’s Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA), along with Qatar’s Hamad Medical Center suggests that rate of healing is poorly impacted by physiological stress. The novel study, which used advanced wearable technologies may soon lead to mobile applications that can promote simple relaxation techniques, measure their outcomes and perhaps speed healing.
 
David G. Armstrong, DPM, Tucson, AZ
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RESPONSES / COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 1
From: Richard A. Simmons, DPM
 
I have used Cetylcide-II for more than 20 years without staining. Two things to always do: 1) use distilled or de-ionized water and 2) use “Anti-Rust Powder” that is manufactured by Gordon Laboratories (one oz to one gallon of solution).
 
Richard A. Simmons, DPM, Rockledge, FL
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (CLINICAL) - PART 2
From: Charles Morelli, DPM
 
It’s not the first appointment “no show” that I worry about. It’s the second, and if there is a third, the patient will not be able to be seen as a patient. We don’t spend the time and resources to track down a patient who simply does not show up. A note is made in the EMR and if and/or when they call back to reschedule that is the time a credit card is requested and to tell them that there will be a “no-show” fee automatically charged if they again do not show up without calling to cancel. No credit card, no appointment.
  
Every patient is called and/or emailed a reminder two days prior to their appointment. This is done automatically via our EMR software.
 
Like others who have commented, we use the time to catch up on all of the other work that is required to run a private practice like charting, MIPS, MACRA, quality measures, advanced care, marketing, and actually sitting down to eat lunch. 
 
Charles Morelli, DPM, Mamaroneck, NY
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TIP OF THE DAY)
From: Ira Baum, DPM
 
I want to take issue with overbooking. The suggestion made was to avoid overbooking and consider charging patients who miss appointments. I take issue on two accounts: 1. I doubt that the majority of appointment delays are due to overbooking, but rather due to unexpected issues with patients who take extra time. Maybe in today's healthcare environment, the doctor should up and leave patients when their time is up!
 
2. Charging patients for missing an appointment doesn't work. I wonder if the author ever got paid for charging a patient for a missed appointment? My solution, although harsh, is that if a patient acted inappropriately and wouldn't listen to reason, I either did not enter into a doctor-patient relationship or ended an established relationship.
 
Ira Baum, DPM, Naples, FL
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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Outrageous Shoe of the Day

What an NHL goalie's wife wears during the playoffs?

Source: Vera Meijwaard via Virtual Shoe Museum

MEETING NOTICES

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CLASSIFIED ADS - PART 1 - PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
PRACTICE FOR SALE - CALIFORNIA: NORTHERN 
 
Retiring. The practice comes with a ready patient base in an area of unlimited potential.  Awesome locale with lakes, mountains and rivers in every direction.  $230,000 buys the building and a well established practice. Seller will partially finance and stay as needed during transition. This is a great opportunity!! Email reddingpodiatry@sbcglobal.net
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - NORTH PHOENIX/SCOTTSDALE/ PARADISE VALLEY, AZ 
 
A well established, successful solo practice in a prestigious medical center. Office suite recently built. All aspects of podiatric medical care for adults and children. Excellent opportunity for referrals and continued  practice expansion.  Doctor willing to stay and help with transition. Call 602-740-1686 for details.
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE – LONG ISLAND 
 
Unusual opportunity – You can lease storefront office from existing podiatrist in location for 30 year. Busy location Western Nassau County. Office is set up ready to practice. Great for expanding podiatrist.No money down. Rent for $2,700/ month. Favorable lease terms. Email rrranch7@yahoo.com
 
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CLASSIFIED ADS - PART 2 - ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
ASSOCIATE POSITION - FREDERICK, MARYLAND 
 
State-of-the-art group practice seeks a well-trained and personable Podiatrist to join our group. Our practice has all of the bells and whistles you can imagine including scribes, EMR, Shoe store, DME and an in office surgery center. Hospital Emergency Room call is required. Must be confident in Trauma, Ankle Fractures and Diabetic Limb Salvage. We offer a very competitive salary, bonus structure and excellent benefits package. Please forward your CV and letter of intent with headline: Podiatrist Seeking Great Job Opportunity. Drsteinberg@mynewfeet.com 
 
ASSOCIATE FT/PT - NEW YORK (ROCKLAND/WESTCHESTER) 
 
Join a renowned podiatrist/foot surgeon and team of successful doctors in high volume multi-specialty practice. Well-established, cutting-edge, modern facility with PinPointe laser, fluoroscope, diagnostic sonogram, Juvederm, ESWT, and in-house physical therapy. Comprehensive foot and  Send CV and cover letter to: linchpindpm@yahoo.com
 
PODIATRIC SURGEON NEEDED - WASHINGTON DC 
 
To work at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center.  Position includes medical/surgical care in advanced clinical and academic environment.  Physician would be part of integrated, multidisciplinary team including limb salvage and reconstructive surgery of foot and ankle.  Opportunity for faculty appointment at Georgetown University School of Medicine, research and growth in dynamic clinical practice setting.  3 year residency training required and post graduate fellowship training preferred.  ABFAS Board Qualification or Board Certification in Foot Surgery and RRA required.  Please send CV and Cover Letter to John Steinberg, DPM, FACFAS at jss5@gunet.georgetown.edu
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - NJ 
 
Well established and fast growing housecall podiatry practice (www.homefootcareservices.com ) is looking for podiatrist to do house-calls for homebound patients in NJ. It will start out as part-time position and guaranteed to grow into a full time position within 1.5 year time frame.  Email your resume to lraginsky@gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA 
 
Seeking full-time associate in a multi-doctor podiatry group. Excellent opportunity to grow with our practice, with an opportunity for buy-in/partnership.  Competitive salary with bonus structure, health insurance, 401k, and CME allowance provided.  Please send CV and letter of intent to: PApodiatrygroup@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - S. E. PENNSYLVANIA
 
Seeking full-time associate for growing, multifaceted practice in SE Pennsylvania. Must be ABPS Qualified/Certified, motivated, personable, compassionate and dedicated. Competitive salary + bonus. Forward CV’s to podmedsurg@gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – FLORIDA 
 
Excellent opportunity for qualified candidate. Looking to add an accomplished, driven individual looking to grow personally and professionally with a successful and thriving practice. Ideal candidate will have 2-3 years of experience, but will consider new grad as well. Reply with letter describing your personal and professional goals with CV to podsuccess123@gmail.com
 
EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY! – LOS ANGELES, CA 
 
Home Foot Care, Inc. is looking for qualified podiatrists to visit home patients in the greater Los Angeles area: full/part time, independence, excellent compensation, dedicated support staff, electronic billing/medical records.  email cv to: homefootcare@hotmail.com
 
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