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April 28, 2015 #5,359 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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Do you believe that a merger of ABPM and ABFAS as one certifying board will benefit podiatry??

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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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PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS - PART 1

MI Podiatrist Discusses How Vascular Disease Affects the Legs and Feet

"Beyond the obvious reasons why people come to a podiatrist with conditions such as heel pain, metatarsal pain, bunions, and hammertoes are the not so visable things that can go wrong such as vascular disease. Over time, veins can lose their valves, resulting in pooling of the blood in the ankles. Venous disease can cause skin ulcers which need to be addressed by a primary care physician or a podiatrist," says Corwyn Bergsma, DPM.

Dr. Corwyn Bergsma

"Even more important is arterial disease, which is silent. Calf pain is not normal. It's called claudication, and it can actually be assessed with two fingers to see if blood is pulsating from the heart to the legs and feet," says Dr. Bergsma.

Source: Denise Pritchard, WZZM (ABC) [4/22/15]

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PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS - PART 2
Heel Spur Syndrome is Actually Bursitis: NY Podiatrist
 
April is National Foot Health Awareness month, and local podiatrists urge everyone to pay closer attention to their feet. “Your foot is your foundation,” said Dr. Tracy G. Toback of Toback Podiatry in Highland. “When your feet are off, it throws your entire body off, and can lead to hip, knee, and back pain, too.”
 
Dr. Tracey Toback
 
Toback said a heel spur syndrome is actually a bursitis or swelling of the bursa sac. “When we get off our feet, the sac fills up, so that first step in the morning on the ball of fluid is painful,” he said.
 
Source: Lisa Iannucci, Poughkeepsie Journal [4/25/15]

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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY
Running Injuries Led FL Podiatrist  to Her Career
 
Nestled in downtown Sebring is a podiatry practice started over twenty years ago by Dr. Joni Jones. “I graduated from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and in 1991, I arrived in Sebring with fifty dollars, a black bag, and a car my brother bought for me. I started doing house calls at mobile home parks to slowly begin building my practice.” Providing specialized care for the feet, ankles and lower legs is a natural fit for this dynamic doctor, dancer, and runner who found her career in an unexpected way.
 
(L-R) Sebring Foot Care therapist Steve Hise, Dr. Joni Jones, long-term employee Tammy, and therapist Randy Hise (Photo: Dorothy Harris)
 
“I was having foot problems, and runners know a podiatrist can fix these. I went to a podiatry clinic for my issue and found the career I was looking for. I spent the next four years in medical school and did my pre-med residency with four of my seven children still in the home,” remembers Jones.
 
Source: Dorothy Harris, Highlands Today [4/26/15]

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INTERNATIONAL PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
UK Podiatrist Discusses Treatment of Blisters
 
Jason Hargrave, consultant podiatrist at the Harley Street Foot & Ankle Centre in London, says: "Blisters can be painful, so using a hydrocolloid blister plaster will absorb the fluid in the blister and speed up healing. They are also thicker than ordinary plasters (bandages), so they cushion the blister and relieve pressure.
Dr. Jason Hargrave
 
If you can't get hold of these, smear (the blister) with Vaseline to reduce any more friction." A red 'halo' around the blister, considerable pain, or milky or yellow fluid can all be signs of infection, and you may need antibiotics.
 
Source: Mail on Sunday [4/26/15] 

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SUCCESS TIPS FROM THE MASTERS
Bret Ribotsky: It seems that even with everyone doing a three year-residency, everyone  is not the same at the end. Some programs are podiatric medicine and surgery residencies, with or without the added credential in reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery (PMSR and PMSR/RRA). Thus, there will still be a have and have not group in our profession. How is ABPM leveraged to assist?
Dr. Michael DellaCorte

Michael Dellacorte:  Certification in ABPM is available to sit for directly after the approved residency is complete. You do not have to generate cases, etc. I tell residents that they should get board certified as soon as possible, and that they get on insurance plans, hospital staffs, and then work to gather the cases needed for ABFAS certification

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E-HEALTH NEWS
OIG Starts its Own Meaningful Use Security Audits 
 
The HHS Office of Inspector General has started its own audit program, the scale of which OIG still hasn’t announced. Elana Zana, an attorney at the Ogden Murphy Wallace law firm in Seattle, knows of three such audits. At a HIMSS15 presentation, she tried reassuring a large audience that, “Really these audits are not so scary.” But they are comprehensive and will take considerable resources to handle. “This is not someone you want to show up at your door,” she cautioned.
 
While CMS meaningful use audits focus on making sure attestations for achieving meaningful use are legitimate, the OIG audit looks at the security profile of the EHR and connected networks, business associates, including cloud services. The OIG audit considers additional protections that CMS has not required, such as turning on and using audit review logs in the EHR. Also, Zana noted, if an organization has a contract with an EHR vendor to host the system, OIG will want to know if the vendor is actually doing the hosting, or if it has contracted with an outside cloud service, and the provider must know the name of the cloud service.
 
Source: Health Data Management [4/25/15]

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QUERIES (EMR)
Query: EMR Company Holding Records Hostage
 
I am about to transition from private practice. I'd like to cancel my EMR, but retain read-only access for audit and legal purposes. My EMR company refuses to afford me that opportunity. Any advice from someone who has been in this situation? Surely we can't be kept hostage by the EMR companies.
 
Edward W Carver, DPM, Plaistow, NH  

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QUERIES (NON-CLINICAL)
Query: ESWCT Coverage
 
I remember the day when insurance covered ESWCT. I do over 300 cases of ESWCT outpatient in the hospital or surgery centers. 88 percent of those people did extremely well. Five percent went on to have another shock treatment and were cured. The rest had to undergo more aggressive type treatments. Why, in this day of progressive treatments, have they stopped paying for high voltage ESWCT? It is a quick and easy cure we should have available to us. The low voltage ESWCT is expensive, and does not work. Shouldn't we make available to our patients the modalities that do? Are there any high voltage ECSWT units that are still on the market? In Europe, they are as common as a stethoscope. 
 
Judith Rubin, DPM, Houston TX

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (EMR)
RE: Goodbye MU
From: Mark Stempler, DPM
 
I have had it with MU. I performed every requirement perfectly using Practice Fusion. I nonetheless failed the audit for 3 things; patient list, x-rays, and patient messages. All were well recorded and and properly fulfilled. Dr. Brody, my cosultantant, confirms the difficulty in passing the appeal process, after which they will audit previous years and ask for $30,000 back (long gone). I have burned the midnight oil trying to fulfill these ridiculous requirements and am throwing in the towel. Goodbye.
 
Mark Stempler, DPM, Staten Island, NY

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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Outrageous Shoe of the Day

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PM PODIATRY HALL OF FAME LUNCHEON

July 24, 2015 – Orlando Marriott World Center

Honoring Joshua Gerbert, DPM 
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Sponsored by Bako Integrated Physician Services (Gold), PICA (Bronze), and Sammy Systems (Bronze)

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

All ticket proceeds go to the APMA Educational Foundation Student Endowment Fund. Reserve your tickets now by sending $75 per ticket to: APMA Educational Foundation, 9312 Old Georgetown Road or via the APMA Meeting registration form.


CLASSIFIED ADS PART 1 - PRACTICE FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE – ROBOTIC LASER
 
MLS M6 robotic laser for sale. $40,000.  For more information please contact info@footanklecenters.com
 
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE- PINPOINTE FOOT LASER 
 
This laser is the gold standard in FDA approved lasers to treat onychomycosis. The laser is in excellent condition.  Support equipment is also available; Medicool FileStream vacuum nail file, Atmosphere Air Purifier, SaniVac and 
Lemi Sonium podiatry chair. Laser $10,000 schrisdpm@sbcglobal.net.
 
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE - PADNET
 
Padnet for sale. $5,000. For more information please contact info@footanklecenters.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA 
 
Well established, 30 year multi-office medical/ surgical practice. Conveniently located in high traffic, commercial area.  All equipment and instruments included.  Multiple area hospitals and ASC available.  Retiring due to illness. Office space for rent or purchase.  Priced to sell.  Please respond to completefootcare@aol.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE -TUCSON ARIZONA 
 
Well established 40 year practice. Central location. All equipment and instruments included. Self-standing 3,000-square foot building, available for purchase or lease. Owner retiring. E-mailmdobkindpm@yahoo.com.
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA
 
Well established, 28 year practice treating all podiatric conditions. Multiple area hospitals and surgery centers available. All equipment, EMR, orthotic scanner, instruments, etc. included. Presently 25 hours/week with excellent growth potential due to establishe referral base. Will consider all reasonable offers. Please reply to footdockenn@yahoo.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - SOUTHWEST FL
 
Multilocation (will separate) multidoctor practice in beautiful Southwest Florida . Practice has grossed over seven figures consistently and currently shows 10-15% growth in revenues with increase in new patients and patient visits. Practice has been professionally evaluated by Provider Resources. Only serious inquiries to this email address. This is a great practice in Paradise and a good opportunity for the right doctor or doctors. Email to: practiceforsaleswfla@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - BURLINGTON, MA 
 
Established by prior partner in 1958. Grossed $500,000 K in 2014. Part time offices in Winchester and Wilmington. Could be sold separately. Medical center/medical office setting.  Eclinical works EMR. Hospital privileges and IPA affiliation with Winchester Hospital. Contact: davidjcarroll@live.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE – CENTRAL NEW JERSEY
 
Well established 38 year practice in the heart of state’s largest senior communities. Retiring, have been P/T for last 2 years. Primarily routine and diabetic care with strong potential for added services. Perfect new or satellite practice, or merge into your own local office. Will consider all reasonable offers. Please reply to CPMC1@comcast.netI
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE – CALIFORNIA 
 
Well established podiatry practice for sale in the beautiful central coast of California.  We are a comprehensive, state-of-the-art practice that includes surgical, palliative, wound care, and sports medicine opportunities.  Five fully equipped treatment rooms with advanced technologies: EMR, digital x-ray, ultrasound, vascular diagnostics, etc.  Our licensed medical staff are experienced and dedicated to the ongoing care of our patients.  Revenues include product sales of custom orthotics, shoes, and braces. For further information, contact  CaliforniaPodiatry@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - NEAR CHICAGO 
 
Located in Elgin, Illinois, 30 miles northwest of Chicago. Fully furnished and equipped 3 exam room office, digital x-ray, US, EMR, good demographics, buyer can be independent or partner with group. Seller financing for qualified buyers. For info email dr.tcarr@gmail.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@podiatrym.com or call (718) 897-9700 for details. For commercial or display ads contact David Kagan at (800) 284-5451.
CLASSIFIED ADS - PART 2 - ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
FELLOWSHIP POSITION – PHOENIX, AZ
 
Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons (AENS) Peripheral Nerve 12 Month Surgical Fellowship beginning August 1.  $40,000 salary plus benefits. Attendance at Mayo Clinic Microsurgery Course and Fundamental Peripheral Nerve Surgery Courses also included.  Submit letter of introduction and CV to sdoherty@barrettmed.com.  AZ license required.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION -- NEW JERSEY   
 
Central New Jersey - practice grossing over $1m annually. Seeking ABPS board eligible/ certified motivated physician to start seeing patients immediately. Salary is based on productivity and there is easily potential to make over $200K annually. Health insurance, malpractice, dues, CME, IRA etc. all included in addition to salary. Excellent general podiatry practice 80% office based care, 20% surgical / hospital based care.  Position is available immediately. E-mail CV, correspondence to painfreefeet13@yahoo.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION -  KANSAS CITY 
 
You're not looking for a typical podiatry practice. We're not looking for the typical podiatrist. We 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. If you are an entrepreneurial-minded doctor who wants to grow and eventually own part of an already successful practice, go to: www.YourFutureInPodiatry.com for full details.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – KENTUCKY 
 
Immediate opening for well trained, compassionate physician for multiple established clinics with some nursing home and assistive living work. Wide range of services to be offered.  Some travel involved, but transportation provided along with opportunity to live in a beautiful lake community.  Base salary with incredible bonus opportunity/full benefits. Partnership opportunity. Join Kentucky’s largest and most respected podiatric group. Email CV and letter of interest to: jonkim12000@yahoo.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION (PART-TIME) - MANHATTAN
 
Part-time associate wanted! Midtown Manhattan, great location near Grand Central Station, beautiful office building. Laser, fluoroscopy, and shockwave. Great part-time opportunity. Please contact us at podiatry401@gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - NORTH WESTERN CT / NEW YORK

Part time position in busy practice possibly leading to f/t. Looking for well-trained minimum PSR-12 with great technique and people skills for part time leading to f/t position in fast growing practice. Competitive salary with huge growth potential. CT and NY license required. Send cover letter, CV and work experience:  PodassociateNY@gmail.com

ASSOCIATE WANTED – FT/PT IN WESTERN PA/NY 
 
Busy multilocation practice seeks personable energetic hardworking podiatrist.  Come utilize the full extent of your Podiatric training! Competetive salary, bonus, and partnership. NY/PA license required. Send CV to jhs.podiatry@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - PT/FT - NY (WESTCHESTER/ROCKLAND)  
 
Well-established, cutting-edge, modern private practice in multi-specialty office with over 45 years experience looking to hire an enthusiastic and passionate Podiatrist for PT/FT.  We serve the Rockland, Westchester, and entire Tri-State Areas successfully with full diagnostic and treatment facilities, including: Fluoroscope, Diagnostic Sonogram, PinPointe Laser, Juvederm, ESWT, and in-house physical therapy.  Affiliated with local hospitals and privileges available.  Surgical skills preferred but not required.  Join our friendly and knowledgeable office staff with decades of experience! An entrepreneurial and medical opportunity combined! Guaranteed signing bonus.  Send CV and cover letter to: linchpindpm@yahoo.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – TAMPA BAY AREA 
 
Newly available position to join a well established multi-office group practice in the beautiful Tampa Bay area starting July 2015.  Our practice has 12 locations and is rapidly growing.  We are seeking a highly motivated, ethical, outgoing surgically trained associate for this excellent opportunity.  Candidate will require Florida licensure and prefer ABFAS certified or eligible/qualified.  Competitive salary, excellent benefits, bonus structure with partnership opportunity.    Please email CV :  Kpontious9@yahoo.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - PART-TIME - NJ 
 
Can you handle a challenge? Associate wanted for amazingly busy practice. Must be enthusiastic, outgoing, surgically trained but conservatively minded. The sky’s the limit. Wonderful environment and great support team.  Great pay with potential for expansion Bergen County, NJ. For further info, email to njfootankle@yahoo.com or fax to 201-261-0058.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - NC PIEDMONT
 
Excellent opportunity for highly motivated, ethical, and personable PSR 24/36. This well established, 3-physician practice has excellent rapport with physician community, multiple office locations, and hospital privileges. Intent is an associate leading to partnership for the right individual. Competitive salary & benefits. Email CV to dpmassociatenc@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE WANTED - SOUTHWEST, FL
 
ABFAS BC or BQ surgeon to join our expanding team. All aspect of podiatric care required. Immediate position: ER, hospital rounds & office work. CV, LOR, LOI.  EMR, digital x-rays, modern offices, PRP, amnio tx, sx suite to ASC. Opportunity in a thriving, growing group. Good cash patient clientele. Partnership potential. Top end income w bonus for hard worker. 6 figure start. ALSO AVAILABLE: 1 year term Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship position must have ABFAS BQ status. 1 preceptee position: must have passed step I and II.  klamdpm@hotmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - WHITE PLAINS, NY 
 
Motivated, entrepreneurial, caring graduate from a 3 or 4 year residency program for White Plains, NY practice with solid patient base.  Must also be willing to put in the effort to actively grow practice. Early opportunity for an equity position in the practice. Interested individuals should send their resume to east88footcare@aol.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION POTENTIALLY LEADING TO PARTNERSHIP- SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA/MARIN COUNTY
 
Well established 3 office practice in SF Bay Area with excellent referral base looking to add an associate potentially leading to partnership. Senior associate is retiring. Must be motivated, ethical, hard-working, committed to quality patient care, respectful of staff, and looking to establish themselves for the long term. All aspects of podiatry with emphasis on sports medicine, trauma, and surgery.  Possible ER call. Compensation method is negotiable as we are flexible. Malpractice and professional dues covered for first year. Send CV and Letter of Interest to drvincemarino@gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – GEORGIA 
 
Join our Team! Thriving, five location, progressive, podiatry practice seeking a family-oriented Associate Podiatrist to build career and long-term relationship. Must be surgically trained (PSR-24/36) and have EMR experience. Position available in our Statesboro, GA location, one of the fastest growing cities in Georgia and home to Georgia Southern University. Associate will have full range of services and access to Surgical Center along with access to all of the latest diagnostic and therapeutic technologies. Email CV with Cover Letter to hr@atlanticfeet.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION—MARYLAND 
 
Excellent opportunity in very busy practice. Individual must have practice experience or fellowship experience. Applicant should be highly motivated, independent and personable. Competitive compensation. Interest in future partnership possibility would be preferred. Respond to: Marylandfeet@gmail.com
 
PODIATRISTS WANTED:  NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 
 
Immediate and future opportunities for providers in skilled nursing and other long term care facilities throughout the State of California.  Professionally managed and billed.  Reply with letter of interest and CV to: ZBUBBLESZ@aol.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@podiatrym.com or call (718) 897-9700 for details. For commercial or display ads contact David Kagan at (800) 284-5451.
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