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August 03, 2015 #5,435 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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We encourage you to participate in this year's important annual survey. Completing this anonymous survey provides us with valuable data, which we will publish in the March 2016 issue of Podiatry Management. It also makes you eligible to win thousands of dollars of valuable prizes. Enter by completing this confidential survey and providing your e-mail address in the comments section on the last page of the survey. The earlier you enter, the more chances you have to win.
 
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This is also your opportunity to vote for the next DPM and Non-DPM inductees into the PM Podiatry Hall of Fame.

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PODIATRISTS AND HUMANITARIAN CAUSES
CT Podiatrist to Swim 22.5-mile Loch Ness for Charity
 
Dr. Marcella MacDonald is making waves in the Scottish Highlands as she prepares to take on the formidable Loch Ness. MacDonald, a podiatrist and swimming coach, has 15 English Channel swims under her belt, and she’s diving into this new challenge having also accomplished many other marathon swims over the years. MacDonald also is swimming to fundraise for Homes for the Brave, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing housing and services to homeless veterans. 
 
Dr. Marcy MacDonald
 
“Dream Prepare Succeed” is her mantra — the phrase is posted all over her blog and Facebook pages — and it’s those words she said she uses to motivate the young swimmers she coaches, and the children she speaks to at school assemblies. “The key to it is that people focus on the dream and success, and forget about what happened in the middle,” MacDonald said, speaking from Scotland as she awaits the competition. “My training (to swim) is one of the most pleasant and hardest things to do. When I talk to kids, I focus on prep — not just for sports, but everything in their lives.”
 
Source: Mary Rudzis, Journal Inquirer [7/31/15]

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PODIATRISTS AND FOOTWEAR
NV Podiatrist Discusses Haglund's Deformity
 
It might be time for fashion-conscious women to trade their pumps for a pair of wedges or 1-inch kitten heels. Medical professionals agree that wearing shoes with heels that exceed that height — particularly those higher than 2 or 3 inches — may complement your image, but are apt to send you teetering into foot and leg problems. These could include Haglund's deformity, often referred to as pump bump, said Dr. Noah Levine of Absolute Foot Care Specialists. 
 
Dr. Noah Levine
 
"You get a bone enlargement in the back of your heel where the Achilles tendon attaches," Levine said. "It's not only something that you can see physically, but it causes irritation. That's usually when people come in — when they're having pain in the back of their heel." Frontal foot pain also is a result of wearing high heels, Levine said.
 
Source: Cassandra Keenan, Las Vegas Review-Journal [8/1/15]

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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY - PART 1
MO Podiatrist Joins Kansas City Foot and Ankle
 
Kansas City Foot and Ankle CEO and founder Mark Green, DPM has announced the addition of Daniel Miller, DPM to the Kansas City Foot and Ankle healthcare team. Dr. Miller joins Drs. Mark Green and Stephanie Jameson,  bringing his unique skill set and expertise in foot and ankle care to the team.
 
Dr. Daniel Miller
 
Dr. Miller attended the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, receiving a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine in 2012. While in podiatry school, he published work in the scientific journal Gait and Posture, a prestigious biomechanics journal, and lectured on the topic of orthotics and gait at the Annual American Podiatric Medical Association meeting in Seattle in 2010. Miller completed a three-year surgical residency at Loyola University Medical Center/Edward Hines Veterans Affairs Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, in 2015.
 
Source: Kansas City Star [8/1/15]

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PODIATRIST IN THE COMMUNITY- PART 2
NC Podiatrist Joins Triad Foot Center
 
Dr. Matthew Wagoner
 
Podiatrist Dr. Matthew R. Wagoner has joined Triad Foot Center at the Burlington and Greensboro offices. Wagoner has experience in traumatic and reconstructive surgery, limb salvage and ankle specialties. Originally from Charlotte, he obtained his Bachelor of Science in biology from East Carolina University and his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia.
 
Source: Times-News [8/2/15]

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INTERNATIONAL PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
UK Podiatrist Debunks Myth About Home Foot Care
 
Summer shoe options are endless. But if you're feeling shy about these feet-revealing styles, try filing the calluses from your feet.
 
Margaret Dabbs
 
To begin, you want to get to work on dry skin build-up on your soles and heels - but don't soak your feet first. "The biggest myth I have come across is that feet are better filed wet - they certainly are not," says podiatrist Margaret Dabbs. "Water masks the area that needs to be treated and also can weaken tissues, causing skin to become rubbery, and cracks can open. Instead, use a foot file on dry feet, always working in the direction of the midline of the foot."
 
Source: Derby Evening Telegraph [8/1/15]

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ICD-10 UPDATE

New ICD-10 Guidance - Part 4

Question 4: What should I do if my claim is rejected? Will I know whether it was rejected because it is not a valid code versus denied due to a lack of specificity required for an NCD or LCD or other claim edit?
 
Answer 4: Yes, submitters will know that it was rejected because it was not a valid code versus a denial for lack of specificity required for a NCD or LCD or other claim edit. Submitters should follow existing procedures for correcting and resubmitting rejected claims and issues related to denied claims.
 
Source: Joseph Goedert, Health Data Management [7/28/15].

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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TIP OF OF THE DAY

Eight Ways to Improve Patient Communications - Part 8

8. Use Effective Communication During an Adverse Event.

Following an adverse event, effective communication with the patient and family throughout the process may improve the physician-patient relationship. Patients who experience a complication have been affected physically and emotionally.

Understand the difference between empathy and apology. Emphatic communication demonstrates recognition and understanding of the psychological impact this outcome has on the patient's physical and mental well-being. The patient may not remember the discussion, but will remember a disrespectful comment which may prevent further communication.

Source: Diana Douglas, Physicians Practice [7/23/15 ]

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FROM PM's CURRENT 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
 

Dr. Remedy


YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Outrageous Shoe of the Day

Can Halloween be far away?

Source: Natalie Shau via Virtual Shoe Museum

MEETING NOTICES

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CLASSIFIED ADS - PART 1- ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA  
 
Very busy practice seeking a full-time, self-motivated and hard-working podiatry associate. Competitive salary offered. Please email CV to: podiatrists@icloud.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – BATAVIA, NY (IN WESTERN NY, BETWEEN BUFFALO & ROCHESTER) 
 
Thirty year established, busy practice, seeking a Full Time Associate to join expanding Podiatry Practice.  Hospital privileges with newly built, state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center.  Please call (585) 344-1677 or e-mail CV with cover letter to drdryden@yahoo.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – CHICAGO 
 
Chicago. Office and housecalls; projected income $140-180K. Base salary and bonus structure are flexible. Malpractice and mileage allowance are paid. Partnership track is available . Contact chipod12@yahoo.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – NORTHERN NEW JERSEY
 
Well-established, busy upscale private practice, Bergen County. Looking for a part-time associate, 2 days a week. Modern facility, EMR, digital x-ray, supportive professional staff. Hospital & Surgicenter privileges. All aspects of podiatry. No nursing homes. Candidate must be Board Qualified or Eligible. Send CV to staff.ppa@hotmail.com 
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – HOUSTON, TX 
 
Established Houston Group practice looking to expand their physician staff. The group has multiple locations which include the Houston Medical Center and growing outlining areas. Texas license, Board eligible is a must. Bilingual a + but not required. Contact us at lepowft@cs.com
 
IMMEDIATE POSITIONS AVAILABLE - ALBANY, UTICA, LITTLE FALLS, SYRACUSE 
 
Looking for podiatrists to see residents in nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities across New York, especially in Albany, and other areas in Upstate New York.  Great opportunity for full-time or part-time income; a commitment of as little as one to two mornings/days a month can nicely supplement your current income. Positions available immediately! Inquiries to: phasetwopodiatry@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTH JERSEY  
 
Must be ABFAS qualified or certified. No weekends. Send CV to sjfootcaredoc@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – NEW JERSEY   
 
We are looking for a part or full-time Associate with a passion for learning, growing, and treating patients from start to finish. The ideal candidate should have both surgical and non-surgical experience, be willing to work hard, and always put patients first. Benefits include a full compensation package with salary, insurance, a private office, and more. If you start every day with a passion to help others and a positive attitude, this job’s for you! To find out more information email Dr. Amannda Richline at dramanndaglynn@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - EAST TENNESSEE
 
31 year old practice with 4 offices in greater Knoxville area seeking ethical, personable, hard working, team player. $160,000 base salary plus bonus incentives and benefits. post-residency experience a plus. Please email letter of interest and CV to ddavidphawk@yahoo.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - OHIO
 
Are you a “Buckeye” at heart & want to practice in a small town in the fastest growing county in Ohio?  Are you an achiever who knows how to work hard for your goals? Do you want; to work with 3 podiatrists who deliver quality care with compassion and continually strive to improve, to be in a practice that is experiencing increased revenues of 66% in the past 5 years; to have patients that know their doctors personally and call them by first name? Send your CV to footandanklewellnesscenter@gmail.com 3rd year residents welcome to apply.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - NORTHERN VIRGINIA 
 
This unique practice offers a great opportunity for an individual to service 75 senior and special needs facilities. Compensation is productivity-based for an ethical, personable, self-motivated individual with good people skills and a commitment to quality care. Position leading to partnership for the right individual. Send CV to: DrBob272@aol.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION -  NEW JERSEY
 
Looking for a dynamic and friendly podiatrist to provide all phases of podiatric treatment. Candidate must be board certified or board eligible. E mail CV to zuklie@hotmail.com
 
PM NEWS CLASSIFIED  ADS REACH OVER 16,500 DPMs AND STUDENTS
 
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CLASSIFIED ADS PART 2- PRACTICE FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
PRACTICE FOR SALE- BALTIMORE MD
 
Retiring after 40  years in same location. Will remain for break-in period. Strong surgical, diabetic, palliative care. Call 443-695-3456 or e-mail drshanegins@aol.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - BEAUTIFUL NAPLES, FLORIDA 
 
On busy Route  41 (Tamiami Trl N.) Small part-time practice (approx 20hrs /week), In place for 15 years, 1200 sq ft leased space. 2 treatment rooms. Non-surgical, approximately 60% Medicare, 40% biomechanics, orthotics, diabetics Please email mecibula@aol.com or call 239-595-3151 for more details
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE – TAMPA, FL
 
Well established busy South Tampa practice for sale. Strong referral base and excellent reputation in Tampa's prime location. Outstanding web presence. Excellent cash generating practice. Modern and up-to-date. EMR. Lasers. digital xray. ultrasound. EPAT. C-Arm. Equipped for in-office procedures. Next door to HCA hospital. Email Joe@advancedpodiatrytampa.com
 
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE - DIGITAL IMAGING SYSTEM
 
Air Techniques,  Scan X, Digital Imaging System, All Pro Imaging. Portable unit with carry case and laptop   $9500 Min X-ray-P3W model P200 for sale  excellent condition  $2000 DRTEfkarpides@gmail.com  (718)262-9808  Cell (917) 837-7665
 
EQUIPMENT WANTED – USED ULTRASOUND MACHINE 
 
Looking to buy a gently used ultrasound machine similar to the SIUI CTS-5500. Please e-mail Rich with info at rmattsson@flfootandankle.com.
 
DESIRABLE LOCATIONS TO SUBLET AND SHARE - NEW YORK / NEW JERSEY
 
Midtown, Gramercy, Financial District and Plainview (North shore of Long Island) turn-key. Extremity MRI, Extremity CT scanner, diagnostic ultrasound, digital xray in selected offices. Fair Lawn ASC,LLC a dedicated certified ambulatory surgical center for foot and ankle surgery accepting applications for staff privileges 516 476-1815 PODO2345@AOL.COM
 
PM NEWS CLASSIFIED  ADS REACH OVER 16,500 DPMs AND STUDENTS
 
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