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January 18, 2018 #6,104 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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PODIATRISTS AND SPORTS MEDICINE
FL Podiatrist Discusses Runner's Toenails
 
Why do runners' toenails tend to fall off? Allan Rothschild, DPM, a podiatrist in Dunedin, Florida, who has been treating Tampa Bay area runners of all ages for yearssaid it's all that running. Rothschild explained that during the push-off phase of your gait, when one foot is behind you and the other one is striking the ground, the toes on your trailing foot are extended up. When these toes are hyperextended, they hit the toe box of your shoe. Even though your shoe is relatively soft, that contact is a microtrauma. When you’re running five to ten miles per day, or even more in a half or full marathon, those microtraumas can add up.
 
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“Runners can experience discolored nails, which is a collection of blood beneath the nail plate (subungual hematoma) as a result of microtrauma to the toe against the ‘shoe box,’” Rothschild said. The bleeding can in turn cause the nail plate to separate from the nail bed and fall off. Merely losing a toenail is not cause for panic. “If you’re a runner, you develop a hematoma underneath the nail plate, and the nail falls off, you’re going to grow another nail back normally,” Rothschild says. “It’s a vicious cycle—it might happen again in six months.”
 
Source: Ally Spiroff, Runner's World [1/10/18] 
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ON THE INTERNATIONAL LECTURE CIRCUIT
PA Podiatrist Speaks in Singapore
 
St. Luke’s Dr. Brent Bernstein spoke in Singapore in December about amputation prevention. Prior to joining St. Luke’s University Health Network, Bernstein, of Lower Saucon Township, oversaw the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention (LEAP) initiative for the state of Georgia. 
 
Dr. Brent Bernstein
 
He spoke at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore General Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Changi General Hospital, and the local St. Luke’s Hospital, which together serve the majority of patients in Singapore. “The increasing trend in diabetes was of course followed by a spike in amputations,” he said. “I feel if they institute a program similar to our nineties-era LEAP initiative, they can halt their steady amputation rate progression like we did. It’s all about prevention.”
 
Source: sauconsource.com [12/31/17]
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PODIATRISTS AND FOOTWEAR
NM Podiatrist is Business Partner in Sole Comfort Store
 
When it comes to optimum health, right up there with a good night’s sleep is proper-fitting footwear. That’s according to Peg Swisher, whose company name, Sole Comfort, pretty much sums it up. It’s not only a retail establishment but one that customizes casual, dress, and athletic shoes for customers’ special needs. “We’re a healthcare business disguised as a shoe store,” said Swisher, a board-certified pedorthist, which makes her an expert in biomechanical evaluation and gait analysis.
 
Dr. Janet Simon
 
Unfortunately, too many of her clients are wearing shoes that aren’t the right fit. Literally. Her pet peeve: “Non-supportive crappy shoes that may look nice but may be hurting you.” Getting someone into the right pair of shoes can mitigate pain and discomfort in the feet, knees, and back, said Swisher, whose business partner, Dr. Janet Simon, is a podiatrist.
 
Source: Steve Sinovic, Albuquerque Journal [1/1/18]
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INTERNATIONAL PODIATRY IN THE NEWS
Irish Politician Decries Lack of Podiatric Services
 
Eamon Scanlon has called on Health Service Executive (HSE) bosses to urgently assign staff to cover podiatry services in Co. Leitrim. There have been no services available in the county since November because of staff shortages. Deputy Scanlon explained, “Podiatry services in Leitrim have not been operating at full capacity for several months now, and patients have been contacting my office extremely concerned about the situation. These treatments are extremely important for people with diabetes and foot ulcers and are essential to ensure that people can remain mobile and active. These conditions can be very serious - if they are not actively managed, they can result in amputation.
 
“The fact that we have had no chiropodist or podiatrist in Leitrim for over five weeks is simply not acceptable. While I appreciate there are staffing issues, more efforts need to be made to ensure that replacement staff are recruited so that a full service can resume. I am calling on HSE bosses to fill these posts as a matter of priority so that people needing these services have access to them in their own area.
 
Source: Leitrim Observer [1/9/18]
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PODIATRIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES IN THE NEWS
Superfeet to Make Custom Shoes
 
In November, shoe insole company Superfeet Worldwide Inc., headquartered in Ferndale, announced two new major product lines. It’s a continuation of the company’s recent expansion beyond insoles.The first new product line, Me3D Recover, is a recovery slide — a type of sandal athletes can slip into after they’re done working out — that is fully customized and made to order for each customer. Those are launching this spring. For the second new product, Superfeet has partnered with Brooks Running Company to offer completely customized running shoes. Those will launch in June.
 
Dr. Christopher Smith
 
The company, which began in Lynden, has been known for its insoles since it was started in 1977 by Dennis Brown and Chris Smith, DPMBrown was an inventor and Smith was a podiatrist, and they launched Superfeet as the sports medicine division of Northwest Podiatric Laboratory based in Blaine. They built shoe insoles geared toward performance athletes. Then in 1986, they established a designated medical division. Dr. Smith, Professor Emeritus, taught at the California College of Podiatric Medicine for 23 years. 
 
Emily Hamann, Herald.net [1/16/18]
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MEDICAID NEWS
Kentucky is First State to Add Medicaid Work Requirement
 
Kentucky received the green light Friday to require many of its Medicaid recipients to work in order to receive coverage. The Bluegrass State thus becomes the first state to act on the Trump administration’s unprecedented change that could affect millions of low-income people receiving benefits. Under the new rule, adults age 19 to 64 must complete 80 hours of "community engagement" per month to keep their care. That includes working a job, going to school, taking a job-training course or volunteering.
 
Kentuckians also will be required to pay up to $15 a month for their insurance, with basic dental and vision being eliminated entirely. However, those benefits can be earned back through a rewards program, such as getting an annual physical, completing a diabetes or weight management course, or participating in an anti-smoking program.
 
Source: Fox News [1/13/18]
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FROM PM's CURRENT ISSUE
Several times 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
Priorities for Practice Management in 2018 - Part 3
 
1. Stay Ahead of the Curve
 
Develop a competitive edge by increasing quality of services or introducing new technologies, "Our main goal is to] improve our ability to deliver meaningful image analysis to referring physicians, surgeons, and radiologists. In a system that has to somehow balance quantity and quality, our mission is to pull more information out of diagnostic CT and MRI examinations that can typically be done in other institutions. We aim to pinpoint the exact information needed, optimize the pathway to that information, and ensure the highest quality control and quality assurance." - Shannon Walters, Manager, Stanford 3D and Quantitative 
 
Source: Julia Filip, Physicians Practice [1/3/18]
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL)
From: Pete Harvey, DPM
 
Our staff uses a free virtual a time clock called Redcort Software. I then enter the hours in managepayroll.com That software calculates the amount of the check and payroll tax. My staff prefers a paper check (which are the only paper checks I write) but the amount can be deposited into their account electronically after set-up. The data is then sent to my CPA. She then sends all notices to the employee including year-end tax withheld, etc.
 
She also manages all quarterly reports. Taxes due are paid electronically through managepayroll. Her fee is $40 per quarter. You must have a CPA who is familiar with managepayroll. I asked the company and they sent a list of ten CPAs in my area who use their service.
 
Pete Harvey, DPM, Wichita Falls, TX
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CLASSIFIED ADS - PART 2 ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
POSITIONS AVAILABLE - UPSTATE NEW YORK and LAKE GEORGE AREA 
 
Looking for podiatrists to see residents in nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities in Upstate New York and Lake George and vicinity. Great opportunity for part-time income. Positions available immediately! Send inquiries to: phasetwopodiatry@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - HARTFORD CONNECTICUT 
 
Great Opportunity: A well-established four doctor practice is looking for a personable, well trained individual to join us in July 2018.  You must be comfortable with all phases of podiatric practice and have three years of surgical training. Board Eligible/Certified.  You will assume the patient care of a retiring partner.  Competitive salary and benefits.  Partnership potential.  Forward your resume to “I am your new associate” at jsk506@aol.com or fax 860-721-6395
 
FULL TIME ASSOCIATE – MANHATTAN 
 
Full-time associate wanted for dynamic surgically oriented multi state practice based out of Manhattan and ever expanding. Applicant must be BQ/BE PM&S 36 or equivalently trained and must have active NY and NJ (or able to qualify to obtain) licensure. Applicant must be team oriented, flexible and personable. Will suit someone looking for a long term position with opportunity to grow in the future. Please send inquiries to daria.nichiforova@deloorpodiatry.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - HUDSON VALLEY, NY
 
Full time associate position in a busy office. Broad responsibilities including wound care, trauma call, hospital rounding, etc. Surgical based practice with privileges to local hospital and surgical center. Comparable pay.  Position available Sept. 2018, will wait for right graduate. Office is located in the beautiful Hudson Valley. Close proximity to NYC as well as a multitude of outdoor activities. Please send CV in an email to hudsonvalleypodiatrist@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – PENNSYLANIA 
 
Great part-time opportunity for a board qualified / certified podiatrist. Some office-based experience and an outgoing personality a must. Located in Doylestown Pennsylvania. Digital radiology, EMR, 3D orthotic scanning and on-site therapy.  If you love working with great people and patients then send us your CV now!!! info@qualityfootcare.com
 
PODIATRIST  NEEDED - HADDON HEIGHTS, NJ
 
Well-rounded surgically trained board qualified/certified doctor needed for busy south Jersey practice. Includes hospital work and 2 locations. Must have business sense, a cheerful personality and bedside manner, follow protocols in place, and possess good communication skills.  Practice encompasses all aspects of podiatry. Competitive package. Email CV to hhfootdoc@gmail.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION  – DAYTON, OHIO 
 
Highly respected and growing, four podiatrists, 4 location practice seeking PSR-36 board certified/qualified foot and ankle surgeon. Must be dedicated, hardworking, poses excellent clinical and surgical skills, high-quality patient care, wound care.  Practice is equipped with certified EMR, digital x-ray, laser, ultrasound guided injections, Cutera Laser, regenerative medicine and PRP all aspects of DME. Meaningful Use attested, MIPS-ready. On staff 4 hospitals, no nursing homes. Highly trained staff. Send CV, salary requirements to ohiosurgeons@gmail.com  Excellent compensation plan, base salary and bonus, 401k plan, medical insurance, malpractice, paid vacation, holidays, CME. Signing bonus, ownership via deferred compensation plan
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – SOUTH CAROLINA 
 
Physicians Footcare is a multi-doctor, multi-location practice currently seeking a highly skilled, personable, and hardworking physician to join our TEAM. South Carolina License is necessary and next exam is June 2018.  Exam application must be submitted 90 days prior to exam date.  If you are ready to earn a comfortable six figure salary; send letter of interest and CV to: scdpmjobs@gmail.com
 
MOBILE PODIATRISTS NEEDED - LOS ANGELES, CA 
 
Full Time Position available for podiatrists to visit home bound patients in the LA area and surrounding areas. Excellent compensation, flexible schedule, dedicated office support staff, cloud based EHR system. Email CV to: homefootcare@hotmail.com
 
2018 GRADUATE ASSOCIATE POSITION - LONG ISLAND
 
Country Foot Care, a Long Island based, well-rounded multiple office group practice seeks 2018 third and fourth year graduating residents or fellows to join our state-of-the-art practices in July. Our practices are affiliated with multiple hospital systems, surgical and wound care centers and a residency program. Requirements: Caring, ethical, board qualified/certified candidates with surgical training and leadership qualities who are willing to live/relocate to the Long Island, NY metro area. Compensation includes biweekly salary, a generous bonus schedule, malpractice and health insurance, paid holidays and PTO. We invite all interested doctors to email their CV to DrLeeb@countryfootcare.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - HOUSTON, TX 
 
Established, growing multi office, multi doctor practice seeking PSR-36 board certified/qualified foot and ankle surgeon. Must be personable, outgoing and motivated with excellent clinical and surgical skills. Practice is protocol-based, state-of-the-art equipped with the latest technologies and cutting-edge procedures with an extremely competent staff. Send CV, salary requirements to faajobs@gmail.com.
 
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CLASSIFIED ADS PART 1 - PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
PRACTICE FOR SALE - ALBANY, NY
 
Great location near hospital. Satellite office with unlimited potential. Fully equipped. Seller will help with transition. Email: annak@albanyfoot.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - NEW YORK (BROOME COUNTY, NEAR BINGHAMTON)
 
Well established, 37 year practice. No 3rd party Insurance! Patients pay at time of service. Work 3-4 days/week with average gross $675K/year through 2016. Practice emphasis is biomechanics, using video & in-shoe pressure mapping analysis; & onychomycosis treatment using PinPointe laser. Office and equipment modern & high quality. Ready to retire, so make a reasonable offer.  Reply to: uniquepractice@gmail.com 
 
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