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September 18, 2014 #5,167 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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Richie


ANNUAL SURVEY NOW ONLINE

Congratulations to Dr. Barbara Hirsch of Rockville, MD, winner of Lower Extremity Biomechanics by Dr. Stephen Albert. We encourage you to participate in this year's important Annual SurveyCompleting this anonymous survey provides us with valuable data, which we will publish in the March 2015 issue of Podiatry Management.  

Lower Extremity Biomechanics

This is also your last opportunity to vote for the next DPM and Non-DPM inductees into the PM Podiatry Hall of Fame.

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PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
CA Podiatrist Discusses Tinea
 
While many people have heard of athlete’s foot, jock itch, or ringworm, not everyone may be familiar with tinea. Essentially, it’s all one and the same, said Dr. John Ciccone, a podiatrist at Pacific Beach Podiatry. The condition is contagious, appears in areas of the body such as the feet because they may often be wet or damp and, he said, “It won’t go away on its own.”
 
Dr. John Ciccone
 
Ciccone said that an estimated 15 to 20 percent of the population will develop tinea at some point. The most common areas for it to develop are the bottom of the feet because that’s where sweat glands are located. He said the feet sweat a quart of water per day, and those who are busy and on their feet all day at work — bartenders, for instance — may be prone to tinea as they stand for long hours in damp footwear.
 
Source: Erinn Hutkin, U-T San Diego [9/16/14]

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INTERNATIONAL PODIATRISTS AND SORTS MEDICINE
Aussie Podiatrist Compares Treadmill to Outdoor Running
 
If your goal is to run a marathon, head to the great outdoors. If you're after a light jog, switch on your running machine, says Steve Manning, podiatrist and Queensland president of Sports Medicine Australia. "Running on a treadmill is fine for those with knee or hip problems, or if you're overweight, as there's little weight-bearing on your joints," Manning says. "Running on the pavement uses a different type of muscle contraction, which a running machine can't emulate." As a running-machine surface is smooth, there is no change in your step or pace, which helps to increase your fitness levels.
 
Steve Manning
 
"Although cushioned running machines may help reduce the shock impact on knees and joints, continual running at the same pace will increase your risk of osteoporosis," Manning says. Whichever option you choose, keep running. Scientists in California found that those who ran for 40 minutes a day lived longer and were healthier, both physically and mentally, than those who did no running at all.
 
Source: The Courier Mail [9/18/14] 

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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY
FL Podiatrist Leads Health Initiatives 
 
(L-R) Drs.Chet Evans and Adewale Troutman
 
Dr. Chet Evans, podiatric physician from Winter Garden, Florida is leading educational initiatives in healthcare at Rollins College, Florida’s oldest college, developing master’s degree in public health and health services administration. As Executive Director of the Rollins College Center for Health Innovation, Dr. Evans coordinated a recent community lecture on health disparities by Dr. Adewale Troutman, former president of APHA .

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ON THE INTERNATIONAL LECTURE CIRCUIT - PART1
WA Podiatrist Represents IFAF at WCORT-2014
 
Dr. G Dock Dockery
 
Dr. G Dock Dockery was recently part of the faculty of the 1st Annual World Congress of Orthopaedics 2014 (WCORT-2014), September 12-14, at the Xi'an Qujiang International Conference Center, Xi'An, China. The Congress theme was "New Era of Orthopaedic Innovation and Breakthrough". There were over 1,000 attendees and 300 presenters (including 3 Nobel Laureates) from 27 countries at the conference. Dr. Dockery, representing the International Foot & Ankle Foundation (IFAF), presented a paper on "Pediatric Metatarsus Adductus."

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ON THE INTERNATIONAL LECTURE CIRCUIT - PART 2
Texas Podiatrist Speaks at 33rd Annual European Bone and Joint Infection Society
 
(L-R) Drs.Eric Senneville, Edgar Peters, Benjamin Lipsky, and Lawrence Lavery
 
Lawrence Lavery, DPM, MPH Professor and Director of Research in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas was an invited speaker and moderator at the 33rd annual meeting of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society which convened last week in Utrecht, Netherlands. Dr. Lavery lectured about the role of surgery in the treatment of diabetic foot osteomyelitis: treatment options and outcomes.

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PHARMACEUTICAL NEWS
FDA Approves New Drug for Melanoma Treatment 
 
U.S. regulators have approved the use of Merck & Co. Inc.'s immuno-oncology drug Keytruda, also known as pembrolizumab, as a treatment for patients with advanced melanoma who are no longer responding to other therapies. The decision marks the first U.S. approval for a promising new class designed to help the body's own immune system fend off cancer by blocking a protein known as Programmed Death receptor (PD-1), or a related target known as PD-L1, used by tumors to evade disease-fighting cells.
 
Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, kills around 10,000 Americans each year, according to the National Cancer Institute. The FDA said clinical trials of Keytruda showed that it shrank tumors in around 24% of patients with advanced melanoma whose disease worsened after prior treatment. The agency had designated the drug a "breakthrough therapy," and approved it nearly two months ahead of an Oct. 28 decision deadline. Reuters reported exclusively last week that the approval was likely to come far earlier than the deadline.
 
Source: NY Daily News via Reuters [9/5/14]
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QUERIES (BIOMECHANICS)
Query: Biomechanical Evidence That Rocker Shoes Cause Ankle injuries?
 
I was asked recently if there is biomechanical evidence that the rocker shoes that were advertised for shaping the rear end are actually dangerous to wear in that they make it easier to suffer an ankle injury, etc. because they are less stable than a normal workout shoe. Any comments?
 
Ivar E. Roth DPM,MPH, Newport Beach, CA
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (EMR)
From: Raymond F. Posa, MBA
 
To answer the reader's post, there is no “procedure” for withdrawing from the incentive program; you just don’t attest for any future periods. Your only obligation is to make sure you retain all of your supporting documentation for the periods that you attested in. You must keep this information for 6 years. You are only subject to audits for the periods for which you attested.
 
Going forward, you are treated like any other cover entity who is not using EHR in a meaningful way, that is, you will now be subject to the reductions in Medicare/Medicaid reimbursements. The incentive program was and is voluntary, no one is required to participate. You just will pay a penalty for not doing it.
 
Raymond F. Posa, MBA, Farmingdale, NJ, rposa@themantagroup.com

Neuremedy


RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL)
From: Raymond Posa, MBA
 
Dr. MacGill, these are all fine systems. You won’t go wrong with a digital unit. They all offer superior images compared to traditional x-ray or CR units. They are also huge time-savers in the practice. DR units are more than 6 times faster than CR units, and there are no plates to handle. What you really want to look at is the cost of ownership. What are your on-going maintenance and software support costs, that is where many companies make their money. What you want to do is put together a simple chart and compare the 5-year cost of ownership of each of the units.
 
You may also want to check out the digital x-ray system from FOZ Networks. They offer an excellent unit on par with the other units you mentioned, but they are the only company offering free lifetime support and free lifetime software support on their unit. That alone will save you thousands of dollars over the life of the unit.
 
Disclosure: I have no financial interest in Foz Networks.
 
Raymond F. Posa, MBA , Farmingdale, NJ, posa@themantagroup.com

Gramedica


RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NEWS STORIES)
From: Robert D. Phillips, DPM
 
In response to Dr. Kirby’s letter about wrong size shoes, I would like to refer him to a chapter that I wrote in the book, Hallux Valgus and Forefoot Surgery, ed. Hetherington, 1994. In this chapter, I gave a very complete accounting (up to that date) of the literature associating hallux valgus with shoes. It is well documented in the literature that hallux valgus is approximately 10 times more prevalent in the shoe-wearing populations than in the non-shoe-wearing populations of the world. 
 
One of the most complete surveys was performed by Shine in 1965, in which he examined 88% of the population of the Island of St. Helena, which at that time was a closed genetic pool. In this study he found the following: 1) Approximately 50% of the population wore shoes on a voluntary basis. 2) Men and women wore...
 
Editor's note: Dr. Phillips' extended length letter can be read here.
MEETING NOTICES - PART 1

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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Outrageous Shoe of the Day

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PRACTICE FOR SALE - LONG ISLAND
 
30+ year old practice located on a busy street. Referrals from Doctors, Senior residence and Hospital in the community. Neighborhood is very family oriented.  Good mix of general podiatry, sports injuries, DME; seniors, working population and children.  Please contact: nspfeet@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - BROOKLYN / QUEENS, NY
 
30 year old general podiatric practices in Brooklyn and Queens with good mix of biomechanics, RFC,, sports medicine, surgery and DME. Both locations are in multi-cultural upper middle/working class neighborhoods with good mix of payers and self-pay. Fully computerized using ICS (SAMMY). Primary care and specialty physicians at both locations are constant source of referral of new patients, including student athletes from NYC public schools. Owner semi-retiring to pursue other interests.  Willing to stay on during transition. Serious inquires only: brooklynpodiatrist@hotmail.com
 
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ADVANCED SURGERY OF THE REAR FOOT AND ANKLE FELLOWSHIP - OHIO
 
One position for a 12-month fellowship beginning July 1st, 2015. Candidate must have completed a PMSR/RRA residency. Fellowship encompasses all aspects of medical management and surgical reconstruction. Infectious Disease/Wound Care Fellowship One position for a 24-month fellowship beginning July 1st, 2015. Candidate must have completed a PMSR residency.  Fellows training includes aspects of a multidisciplinary faculty practice and clinical training opportunities in the medical and surgical management of wounds. Deadline: October 1, 2014 Interviews: November 8, 2014. UHRMC27100 Chardon Road Richmond Heights, OH  44143 Phone: 440-585-6553 Donna.ayres@uhhospitals.org CPME approved programs  
 
FELLOWSHIP POSITION - NAPLES, FL
 
Reconstructive Ankle /Rearfoot, Ex Fix, arthroscopy fellowship. Must have 3 years residency + Board Qualified RRA by ABPS. 1 year spot. FL license. LOI and LOR from director required.  $50,000 stipend.  Start 1/2015 or 8/2015. mny1029@gmail.com
 
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 - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
 
Very busy, two location group practice seeking a full-time, self-motivated and hard-working podiatry associate. Competitive salary offered. Please email CV to: podiatrists@icloud.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - WASHINGTON DC 
 
Busy practice seeking full time/part-time associate. All facets of podiatry including office, ER, hospital surgery, and nursing homes. Partnership available for the right individual. We are in three offices in the DC area. We treat you right. Applicants should be PSR-24/36. Competitive salary. See 20 patients a day from the start.  Active DC License required. Must be able to start in next 2 months. Come grow with us. Send CV and references to DCMDfootdoc@aol.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - REDDING, CA 
 
Growing well established practice  in Redding, California. Is looking for a full-time podiatrist to join our team. California license is preferred. please send CV to tjsong01@hotmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – NEW JERSEY 
 
Busy practice seeking a Full or part-time associate available. Must be board qualified or certified by ABFAS. Must be self-motivated, Office is state of art with EHR, digital x-ray, ultrasound. Salary with bonus and benefits. Email resume with cover letter: njfootdr722@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - MICHIGAN 
 
Professional Foot & Ankle Centers of Davison and Lapeer is seeking personable and self-motivated associate(s) looking to build a career and long-term relationship/partnership.  Must have PM&S 36 or equivalent training with a good work ethic and strong surgical skills.  ER call and affiliation with a major wound care center is available.  Modern offices with EMR and a fantastic staff.  Competitive salary, bonus, benefits.  E-mail CV with cover letter to: contactus@professionalfoot.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA
 
Excellent opportunity to join a well-established multi-office group practice in the beautiful Tampa Bay area starting July 2015. We are seeking a highly motivated, ethical, outgoing physician with Florida license to join our growing practice. Seeking candidate with extensive wound care training.  Limb salvage and Charcot reconstruction experience a plus.  Competitive salary, excellent benefits, bonus structure with partnership opportunity.  Please email CV: Kpontious9@yahoo.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - BANGOR, MAINE 
 
Seeking personable, well rounded individual to join our well established, modern three doctor practice performing all aspects of foot and ankle care.  Digital x-ray, EHR, DME, etc. Competitive salary with bonus structure and benefits. Early partnership opportunity for the right person. Send letter of interest and CV to:Mainoffice@acadiafootandankle.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION  - LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY  
 
Available immediately in a busy high visibility office with digital x-ray and over 3 years experience in Traknet EMR. Potential for partnership or purchase.  Contact samuel10530@yahoo.com
 
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