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July 27, 2016 #5,717 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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PM NEWS QUICK POLL

Quick Poll

Have you ever ordered tests that you thought were medically unnecessary just to avoid a potential lawsuit?

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PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
AZ Podiatrist Gets FDA Approval for Cold Laser Toenail Fungus Treatment
 
After five years of testing, Dr. Kerry Zang has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to use his laser treatment for toenail fungus. The founder and medical director of the Arizona Institute of Footcare Physicians said the cold laser treatment is painless, but kills the bacteria, fungus, and yeast growing underneath the toenail, with a 78.6 percent success rate.
 
Dr. Kerry Zang with cold laser machine
 
The FDA approved a protocol of four treatments, one week apart. Because the FDA just approved the treatment, it is not yet covered by health insurance. For now, the entire treatment costs about $750. Seniors age 60 and over are especially prone to toenail fungus, Zang said, with more than 70 percent of that population suffering from fungal nail infections.
 
Source: Phoenix Business Journal [7/1/16]

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PODIATRISTS AND DIABETES
OH Podiatrist Uses HBOT to Save Diabetic's Foot
 
Jeff Stawiarski, an undiagnosed diabetic, developed a foot ulcer and was referred to Dr. Chase Ranker at the Wound Healing Center at Wood County Hospital. Dr. Ranker is a podiatrist who has a special interest in difficult foot wounds. Jeff and Dr. Ranker went through many steps to try to heal the wound. Jeff was the perfect patient and followed all orders diligently but he had a complicated case, and his foot was not responding the way they had hoped.
 
Dr. Chase Ranker
 
Without healing the wound, it was possible that Jeff could lose his foot. The options were dwindling; there were very few choices left. Dr. Ranker suggested hyperbaric oxygen therapy as an advanced treatment. Though Jeff’s wound responded slower than normal, the wound finally began to heal. Jeff would visit the Wound Healing Center once a day, five days a week for two hours. After 30 treatments, Jeff’s foot was finally healed, just in time for his daughter's wedding.
 
Source: The Blade [7/25/16]

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PODIATRISTS AND SPORTS
U.S. Podiatrist Rows at the Henley Royal Regatta
 
Last year’s University Barge Club (UBC) crew went through to the semifinal round on Saturday of Henley week, when they lost a close, hard-fought race against London’s Thames Rowing Club. This year's club also met the same fate against a Norwegian crew.
 
UBC crew with Dr. Michael Rossidis (far right)
 
Back this year was John Lipros, a former member of the crew at Cornell (’04) who helped bring on board one of the two new UBC rowers, Dr. Mike Rossidis. Racing at Cornell, Rossidis graduated in 2009, and is now doing his medical residency in the field of podiatry.
 
Source: Tom Utescher, Chestnut Hills Local [7/25/16]

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PODIATRIC PRODUCTS IN THE NEWS
eSutures.com Opens New Headquarters and Distribution Center
 
eSutures.com has recently moved to its new headquarters and distribution center in Mokena, IL. The company, a global online leader in providing discounted surgical supplies, now occupies a space that is more than triple the size of its previous location. eSutures.com is an online wholesaler that specializes in the liquidation and distribution of a wide range of sterile and disposable brand name medical and surgical supplies.
 
eSutures President and CEO Anthony Iaderosa
 
"The driving force behind everything we do is to provide exceptional customer service," said eSutures President and CEO Anthony Iaderosa. "eSutures plays an incredibly important role in the surgical supply industry and our real-time product delivery system is what separates us from the competition. In order to maintain that process and reputation for our customers, we needed additional space to operate."

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HEALTHCARE NEWS
HbA1c Testing Becoming a New Norm in Healthcare Setting
 
86 million U.S. adults have pre-diabetes that could advance to diabetes, but only 11% had been told they had that condition. Identifying pre-diabetes early helps prevent the progression to diabetes. Per the American Diabetes Association, diabetes was diagnosed if HbA1c ≥ 6.5% (140 mg/dl) and pre-diabetes was diagnosed between 5.7% and 6.4% (117- 137 mg/dl).
 
Hospital, Emergency Department (ED), dental, and all other health facilities could become openings for early detection of pre-diabetes and diabetes. HbA1c determination is the best reference measure of glycemic control. International guidelines recommend its measurement every 3 months in patients who are off target or after therapeutic change. However, there should be two annual measurements in all patients.
 
Source: Diabetes in Control [7/23/116]

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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TIP OF THE DAY

Introducing a New Physician to Your Practice - Part 2

2. Update your website
 
Update your website, introducing the new physician, what his or her office schedule will be, and let everyone know what insurance plans s/he accepts. Content from the physician biography can be repurposed on the website, as well. If you have a medical interest blog on your specialty, it would be nice to have the new physician contribute to it once s/he has arrived.
 
Source: Judy Capko, Physicians Practice [7/20/26]

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL)
From: Joseph Borreggine, DPM, Caitlin Parrent, DPM Candidate
 
Try Michelangelo's Foot Comfort & Pedorthic Shoppe in Norridge, IL.
 
Joseph Borreggine, DPM
 
FootBon Laboratory by Paul Langer, DPM works with custom Birkenstocks.
 
Caitlin Parrent, DPM Candidate
Post Graduate Fellowships
 
Department of Orthopaedic/Division of Podiatry
 
School of Medicine at The
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
 
Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery - This fellowship is a one-year experience during which the Fellow will develop a rational approach to revisional and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. The Fellow will function as a Specialist and participate in the teaching of Podiatric medical students and residents, and have ample opportunity to be involved in clinical and basic research projects. The fellowship will provide the Podiatric Surgeon, further expertise in Charcot reconstruction, trauma and deformity correction.
 
Duration: 1 year (7/1/17 – 6/30/18) Application Deadline: 10/01/2016 Interviews: TBDStipend: $44,100/Year. Requirements: Completion of 3-year residency; a commitment to a part-time/full-time academic career in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. Texas License eligible & ABPS Board Qualification eligible in Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery (Test dates & Application Deadlines TBA). 
 
Submit a CV and letter of interest to: Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS, Professor, Fellowship Director, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio 7703 Floyd Curl Drive (MSC 7776) San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900 Email: Zgonis@uthscsa.eduPhone: (210) 567-5174 Fax: (210)567-4891.
 
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (PM NEWS QUICK POLLS) - PART 1A
From: Michael L. Brody, DPM
 
There has been a very interesting 'side effect' of the ACA. In Ohio, an appellate court upheld the use of the Affordable Care Act to substantially reduce a jury’s award of future damages. "However, given the ACA’s mandate that all Americans must obtain health insurance or face penalties, defense lawyers can and do oppose future damage claims by arguing that, because plaintiffs’ future damages will be paid by federally-mandated insurance, they may not be compensated through jury verdicts. In a handful of cases decided in 2015, trial courts first addressed these efforts by defense counsel to utilize the ACA to reduce awards for future damages." A complete article on this appellate court decision can be found here.
 
This unintended consequence of the ACA is just one thing to take into account when evaluating the law. I enjoyed reading about this ruling, though it does not change my opinion on the law. The law and associated regulations are over 20,000 pages long, and there is no way any member of Congress who voted for or against this law read the entire law. I am sure, as time goes on, we will find many more unintended consequences, some good some bad.  
 
Michael L. Brody, DPM, Commack, NY

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (PM NEWS QUICKPOLLS) - PART 1B
From: Adam Siegel, DPM
 
I know Dr. Hofacker is being humorous with his rhetorical question about who could possibly be stupid or high enough to give the ACA a grade A, but I do want to give some insight as to why I am one of those 11 “stupid/high” people who graded it “A.” The question asked simply, “What overall grade would you give the Affordable Care Act?” Notice it did not say, “Based upon your experience in private practice, what overall grade…”. 
 
This is an important distinction because I am one of hundreds of thousands of people/patients who view the ACA as a lifesaver. Although the ACA has been a burden on private practice (granted, not enough to...
 
Editor's note: Dr. Siegel's extended-length letter can be read here.

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NEWS STORIES)
From: Jack Morgan, DPM
 
I want to congratulate Bret Ribotsky, DPM on the Lifetime Achievement Award presented to him at the APMA National Meeting in Philadelphia by Podiatry Management Magazine. Bret is most deserving of this honor and has devoted his career toward the betterment of our profession and education of all our podiatric colleagues. Congratulations again, to my close friend, Bret Ribotsky.
 
Jack Morgan, DPM, Los Angeles, CA
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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP
RE: Outrageous Shoes of the Day
 
These shoes are really out of this world.
 
These are astronaut Gene Cernan's Lunar over-shoes. He made the last human footprints on the moon Dec. 1972. This photograph was taken at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC.
 
Source: Submitted by Dr. Ayne Furman
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CLASSIFIED ADS - PART 1 ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
ASSOCIATE WANTED IMMEDIATELY - NAPLES FLORIDA 
 
Doctor retiring. Great opportunity for PSR- 24/36 BE/BC podiatrist with strong surgical skills to join multi-office practice. Hospital privileges available at 648 bed hospital system, 200 bed hospital system and multiple surgical centers. Florida has a great scope of practice law and we rotate for ER call at all 4 hospitals. Candidate needs to be ethical and motivated. Established practitioner or new practitioner Email CV to Drgordon@gulfcoastfootcare.com.
 
ASSOCIATE FULL TIME POSITION – PHILADELPHIA AND PHILADELPHIA SUBURBS
 
Large Multi-specialty practice looking for motivated full time non-surgical podiatrist. 40/hr/week. Office-based practice with multiple locations treating musculoskeletal / sports medicine patients. No palliative care. Must have Pennsylvania license or have passed PM-Lexis. Board certification or eligibility required. Excellent Salary with Full Benefits (Health, 401K, CME allowance) Partnership Opportunity. Please forward a cover letter, CV and availability to Podiatrist@job4u.com
 
FULL-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.  Modern offices and equipment. A great opportunity for driven personable individual.  Please e-mail the following: Cover letter, CV, Letter of references Email: cnunez1940@gmail.com
 
IMMEDIATE FULL-TIME POSITION - FLINT, MI AREA 
 
Multi-office, thriving practice. Busy surgical caseload available for a new doctor. Excellent payer mix. Partnership potential for the right candidate.  Schedule will be immediately filled - patient volume is too great for current docs.  Must be self-motivated, energetic and compassionate.  Competitive compensation package.  Email resume to giordanodpm@hotmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - NORTH EAST TEXAS 
 
Immediate opportunity for a podiatrist with at least 3 years of training to join our practice. We are looking for someone who is motivated, ethical, and personable. We currently have 3 offices, and are offering competitive salary plus benefits with the potential for partnership. Must be BC or BQ by ABFAS. Current TX/AR podiatry license preferred, but not required. Candidates should email their CV and letter of interest to:  advancedfootandanklecare@yahoo.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - KANSAS CITY 
 
You're not looking for a typical podiatry practice. We're not looking for the typical podiatrist. We’re growing and need another doctor who understands the importance of creating an amazing patient experience as much as providing great medical care. You will be working with doctors who are committed to your success. Go to: www.YourFutureInPodiatry.com for full details.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 
 
Successful, growing, full-scope practice with offices in Oxnard, Camarillo, Ventura, and Santa Barbara seeking a full time podiatrist with excellent patient skills to add to our team. Competitive salary and benefits offered including health insurance and 401K. Potential for partnership. Please send CV toKelly@footsurgeon.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – HOUSTON, TX 
 
Houston area practice with three offices seeks full-time associate. Must be board certified/board eligible, competent in all aspects of podiatry, ready for immediately busy schedule including surgery, wound care, hospital medicine. Practice uses state-of-the-art EMR, digital x-rays, in-house physical therapy and shockwave treatment. Competitive salary, benefits. Send CV to houstonfootdr@yahoo.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITIONS- HOME FOOT CARE, INC 
 
We are looking for podiatrists to visit home patients in these areas: Los Angeles, Ventura County, Santa Barbara, Lancaster/Palmdale, San Bernardino/Riverside, and  Palm Springs/Palm Desert, CA, Las Vegas, NV, Honolulu, HI. Full/part time, independence, excellent compensation, dedicated support staff, EMR. email CV to: homefootcare@hotmail.com. check us out @ www.footdocs2u.com
 
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CLASSIFIED ADS PART 2 - PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
PRACTICE FOR SALE - ARIZONA
 
East Valley 25 year established practice for immediate sale. 2 well equipped offices, turnkey operation. Net collections 200k+. Ideal for 1 ambitious provider, 2 can work both offices simultaneously. Huge growth potential, fantastic referral sources. New leases avail, 1 newly remodeled office with Family Practice in-house. EMR (Healthfusion) avail. 2 xray, US, many chairs, computers, instruments. Website, monument signage incl. Ownership in expanding ASIC, ED call at 2 major hospitals avail. Only 22% MCR. Provider will stay for transition. Experienced office mgr. and certified staff willing to stay. SERIOUS Inquires ONLY for immediate sale. Reply to: AZpodpractice@aol.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - SOUTHERN ARIZONA
 
Growing practice for sale.EHR system in place for over 5 years. 300 new patients seen in the first 6 months of 2016. Great need for additional podiatry care. Practice has met Meaningful Use  -- Stage I and II. Opportunity to grow surgical volume and patient base Patient referrals 60% from local physicians New hospital within a few miles of this office CONTACT: Business Broker: David Owji atinfo@DoctorsBroker.com 407-252-5276; 877-955-4447; www.doctorsbroker.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE – CHICAGO, IL
 
Busy practice for sale. A huge potential for growth, both home visits and office patients. Turn-key condition, equipment available for sale, and if needed the lease can be extended at the same location. Currently caring for approximately 1200 patients. Would prefer to sell by October 2016. Willing to introduce to business connections. If interested please email podiatry_123@yahoo.com
 
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
 
3 Midmark 417 Podiatry Chairs $3,500 each, 2 4 drawer and 1 stationary Midmark treatment cabinets $900 each, Autoclaves 1 Pelton Crane $1,200, 1 Midmark M9 $1,700, PAD Net Vascular testing device $8,000, New Med 7000 i  Vascular Analyzer  $1,000, Birtcher Hyfercator  $500, 2 Burdick Ultrasound units $600 each Call (239) 566-8800 or email Drgordon@gulfcoastfootcare.com
 
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE - ASSORTED SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS 
 
Osada Pedo 30W with cable and rotary hand piece, Cast cutter with blades. Contactksherkin@gmail.com
 
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE - MULTI RADIANCE MEDICAL LASER 
 
MR4 LaserStim with 25,000 mW of power. Purchased in 2015 for $12,000, excellent condition. Rolling cart included. Asking $6,000. Please email stcpod@att.net.
 
PM NEWS CLASSIFIED  ADS REACH OVER 16,500 DPMs AND STUDENTS

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