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April 04, 2016 #5,634 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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PM NEWS QUICK POLL RESULTS
Results of last week's quick poll

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PM NEWS QUICK POLL

Quick Poll

How often do you monitor online reputation sites about your practice?

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PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWW
NY Podiatrist Discusses Salon Safety Concerns
 
According to the Centers for Disease Control, a whopping 97 percent of nail salon footbaths tested in one study contained the bacteria M. fortuitum, an icky bug that can cause scarring boils on the skin. Fungal infections are another potential problem. “Fungal infections may infect the skin, like with athletes foot, or the nails, which can be extremely difficult to get rid of,” says Rebecca Pruthi, DPM, a board certified podiatric physician and surgeon practicing in New York City. “You can also contract viruses from nail salons—the result of which may be plantar warts, caused by HPV. Plantar warts are not only unsightly, but they can become very painful and can spread to other parts of the body.”
 
Dr. Rebecca Pruthi
 
When it comes to making sure non-disposable instruments are safe, “disinfection and sterilization are not the same,” explains Pruthi. An autoclave sterilization device, which is now available in better nail salons, is guaranteed to kill any bug and is much more effective than disinfecting solution (like that blue stuff you might see at a hair salon or barber shop), which doesn’t kill all bacterial spores.
 
Source: Lisa Mulch, Fox News Health [4/1/16]

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PODIATRISTS AND DIABETES
NY Podiatrist Discusses Prevention of Diabetes
 
Dr. John Hurley is familiar with many of the issues he sees in his Excelsior Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine practice. Both his parents also have Type 2 diabetes, as do many of his patients. What are the best ways to prevent and treat foot ulcers?
 
Dr. John Hurley (photo: Sharon Cantillon)
 
"Thompson Reuters and Duke studies completed about four years ago found that a once-a-year visit to a podiatrist by a patient with diabetes resulted in an almost 50 percent decrease in diabetic foot ulcers and amputations. So it’s important for diabetics to see a podiatrist or have a primary care doctor look at their feet. The diabetic should have a baseline foot exam and lower extremity examination on at least a yearly basis. Diabetics with peripheral neuropathy or circulation or nerve disorders should see a podiatrist a couple of times a year. There are patients in that population who come and see me three times a year for nails and calluses," says Dr. Hurley.
 
Source: Scott Scanlon, The Buffalo News [4/1/16]

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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY
MD Podiatrist is Newest Member of FASMA
 
On April 1, Stacia Jones, DPM joined the Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC (FASMA) at  its Greenbelt and Annapolis Divisions. Dr. Jones received her doctorate from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. She completed 3 years of extensive surgical training in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery in New York City. During her senior year, Dr. Jones had the distinction of being named Chief Resident.
 
Dr. Stacia Jones
 
Upon graduating from the residency program, Dr. Jones moved to Harrisburg, PA, where she spent 3 years providing podiatric medical and surgical services to patients in Central Pennsylvania. Dr. Jones relocated to Maryland to be closer to her family and friends. Her areas of expertise include management of diabetic wound care, forefoot reconstructive surgery, pediatrics, and sports medicine injuries. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.

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STATE PODIATRY NEWS
North Carolina May Eliminate Licensing for Podiatrists
 
Lawmakers are considering a proposal to eliminate state licensing requirements for a dozen occupations ranging from podiatrists to public librarians. The bill will be considered Tuesday by a joint legislative committee, which could recommend that it be taken up by the Legislature during its session starting in late April.
 
Sen. Andy Wells, R-Catawba, said that too much licensing hurts the economy and argued that consumers already do a good job of weeding out bad professionals through online reviews and other means. Asked specifically about eliminating the licensing requirement for podiatry, a medical specialty, he said: "The question is whether they should have their own board. We don't have a separate board for every medical specialty there is."
 
Source: Associate Press [4/2/16]

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HEALTHCARE NEWS
Despite Physician Objections, Nurse Scope of Care Increases
 
Despite objections from physician groups, many states have enacted legislation that expands the range of care nurses are allowed to provide to their patients. According to The Washington Post, both West Virginia and Florida have recently enacted laws that allow advance practice nurses to establish primary care practices independent of physician oversight and to prescribe medications more freely, expanding the list of states that allow nearly full scope of practice to nurse practitioners to 21.
 
States that have passed legislation expanding the range of services that nurses can provide cite a need for primary care in rural areas that generally do not attract enough physicians to meet patient needs. These measures passed despite strident opposition from the American Medical Association, which maintains that nurses should coordinate with physicians as part of an integrated care team.
 
Source: Univadis [3/29/16] via Washington Post
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TIP OF THE DAY

Online Reputation Protection for Physicians - Part 5

5. Check-in at check-out

If you have staff dedicated to checking patients out, they can play a hugely beneficial role by simply and sincerely asking each patient how their visit went. When the practice messes up (and nobody's perfect), having somebody listening to the complaint can make a huge difference. If the patient is really upset, the administrator can personally offer a heartfelt apology.
 
Source: Joe Capko, Physicians Practice [3/23/16]

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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (CLINICAL)
From: Timothy P. Shea, DPM
 
When evaluating patients who have gait disturbances, especially after accidents, injuries, or surgeries, if the general examination is negative for gross discrepancies such as neurological or musculo-skeletal defects, look to the rear foot and ankle function for subtle changes that change gait function. 
 
The term commonly used is "cuboid syndrome " or "cuboid dysfunction". Although the idea has been around for many years, this topic is still considered controversial. It was initially postulated by...
 
Editor's note: Dr. Shea's Extended-length letter can be read here.

Diafoot


RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 1
From: Dieter Fellner, DPM
 
I would like to respond to the observations by Name Withheld. Firstly, perhaps if the name was not withheld, there might be some interest in the advertised job! Secondly, I have been scouring job opportunities for some months. It is highly likely I would have seen and applied for such a vacancy. I do not recall receiving a response. Further, I would encourage greater transparency when a job is advertised. Please, let the job seeker know from the ad what the job specifications are, together with a proposed salary. 
 
I have now visited a very generous handful of offices. I will spend time answering job ads, dutifully sending out a resume/CV and cover letter. It is truly shocking how often...
 
Editor's note: Dr. Fellner's extended-length letter can be read here.

PICA Group


RESPONSES/COMMENTS (NON-CLINICAL) - PART 2
From: Name Withheld
 
Three-year residencies get full indirect and direct funding. For year 4, and even year 5, the hospital will get half the direct funding (resident salary, etc.) and all the indirect funding. This year is still usually profitable so long as the number of Medicare patients is relatively high.
 
Fellowships, the way I understand it, are being paid at the same rate as a 4th year (resident), although they must be CPME-approved, not just by ACFAS or other organizations. At one time fellowships were only paid for geriatrics and community health programs. I understand that fellowships are being reimbursed, but I have never seen the official Federal Register's documentation of that.  
ACADEMIC PODIATRIST
 
The Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine is seeking a full-time academic podiatrist to train and lead the next generation of podiatrists in an interprofessional, multicultural learning environment. Applicants must be board qualified with preference for board certification in foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with scholarly credentials. To apply, click here.
 
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Health Science is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates from historically underrepresented groups. 

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PM PODIATRY HALL OF FAME LUNCHEON

July 15, 2016 – PHiladelphia Marriott

Honoring Bret Ribotsky, DPM and James Lamb 

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CLASSIFIED ADS PART 1 - PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
PRACTICE FOR SALE - WASHINGTON, DC 
 
Established high volume practice for sale. Owner desires to sell and transition. High volume surgery and office patient base. Hospital, Surgery Center and Residency program affiliated.  Contact: MCrosby518@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE-  KANSAS CITY METRO 
 
well established, successful practice in prime Kansas community offering great life/work balance. Full array adult, pediatric services with opportunity for additional growth. High level patient, physician referrals. Strong commercial mix. RFC less than 10 percent. Traknet EHR. Owner assist with transition. Contact Mike Crosby at MCrosby518@gmail.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE  – WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS 
 
30 year old general podiatry practice. State-of-the-art medical suite renovated 4 years ago Modern equipment, prime location, large physician referral base, full hospital privileges. No house calls, nursing homes or hospital ER call. Established patient base and unique opportunity for surgically-oriented podiatrist in the Berkshires (Western MA)  Priced to sell quickly due to personal and medical concerns. Additional info best achieved via conversation. Contact: dross@albany.twcbc.com or cross12@nycap.rr.com
 
MLS LASER FOR SALE – CUTTING EDGE LASER TECHNOLOGY MPHI 5 
 
The BEST laser on the market for the treatment of inflammation. MPHI 5 Therapy Laser. Wavelength – Dual, equally penetrating Wavelengths to a depth of 3-4 cm.  Also can be used for tendon and ligament injuries, degenerative joint conditions, chronic non-healing wounds, arthritis and tendonitis!  Excellent operating condition. Used by podiatrist, physical therapist and orthopedist.  Only 2 years old. Discounted Price $34,250 Call Beth Brannock @  (781) 979-0919 or email Beth@footdoctorsmass.com.
 
NAIL FUNGUS LASER FOR SALE - CUTERA LASER GENESISPLUS
 
The BEST laser on the market for the treatment of Onychomycosis. Wavelength - 1064nm ND YAG. Spot Size - 1mm, 5mm. Also can be used for other cosmetic treatments: Acne scars, enlarged pores, fine lines, keloids, nail fungus, neuroma, rosacea, scar reduction, sun damage, verruca, warts, wrinkles.Excellent operating condition. Discounted Price $40,000 Call Dr. J. Laurie @  (215) 605-2134 or email GenesisPlus4Sale@yahoo.com
 
SPACE AVAILABLE WITH BILLABLE MRI – MANHATTAN AND LONG ISLAND 
 
Are you letting income walk out your front door? Do you order MRIs but refer them to outside radiology facilities? Why not perform the MRI yourself and keep all the income? At our turn-key facilities on Long Island and Manhattan, rental of the office gives you access to our state-of-the-art equipment, including a fully-functioning extremity MRI where ankles and feet can be scanned. Once you run the numbers, you'll see that the added income to you makes this proposal a no-brainer. Call 516-476-1815 or e-mail podo2345@aol.com  for further information. 
 
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@prodigy.net 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
ASSOCIATE POSITION - EAST ORANGE, NJ
 
Associate wanted for practice in East Orange NJ PSR 24-36 trained. Must be motivated to grow practice, especially wound care and surgical services. Looking for the right person who will start the buy-in process. Send CV to Drfoot44@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE  POSITION- DC/MARYLAND/VIRGINIA 
 
Full and part-time positions available. Come join Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid–Atlantic, with offices in DC, Maryland, Virginia. All the bells and whistles. Please send resume and cover letter to newdpm@footandankle-usa.com. We look forward to receiving your information! 
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - CENTRAL VALLEY/SOUTHERN CA/COASTAL 
 
Seeking associates with partnership availability. Must be highly motivated and have good patient skills and personality. Salary excellent with all paid benefits/incentives including malpractice/401k and profit sharing. Compassionate and well-trained for immediate position. Surgery Center and hospital-based with no HMOs/no rest homes. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred. Offering a permanent position/partnership in a multi-million dollar hi-tech practice with Partnership also in Surgery center. Please e-mail CV and short bio to: Tonya@wetreatyourfeet.com
 
NEW ASSOCIATE PODIATRIST POSITION – ANNAPOLIS, MD
 
Immediate position available. GREAT opportunity to join a thriving practice and in-office Ambulatory Surgical Center in beautiful Annapolis, Maryland. The full-time associate role is for an independent thinker who is board qualified or certified ABFAS. Must be licensed in Maryland with two years surgical training. Annapolis offers easy access to both Baltimore and D.C., as well as the incomparable Chesapeake Bay. Staff privileges available at the growing Anne Arundel Medical Center.  If you are energetic, self-motivated and ready to hit the ground running, email cover letter and resume to mokane@podiatrygroup.us.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION -  ST. LOUIS AREA 
 
Newly available position to join a well-established independent practice, associate leading to partnership. Experience preferred, Board qualified/certified. Please call Dr. Edward Stein at (314) 565-2739 and forward your resume to stcpod@att.net
 
F/T PODIATRIST – PENNSYLVANIA 
 
Expanding, well rounded, multi-site, state-of-the-art group with offices throughout Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.  We offer: Competitive salary Benefits Partnership opportunity We're associated with hospitals, wound care centers, and a residency program.  Requirements:  Hard-working, self- motivated, board qualified/certified, and surgically trained. 2016 graduating residents welcome.Please email CV to: recruiting@foi-solutions.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - TAMPA BAY 
 
Well established, dynamic multi-doctor practice in the Tampa Bay, high-tech with EMR and digital x-rays. Sports medicine, surgery and potential partnership. No NH/ HMOs. Excellent hospital privileges. Choose an area of practice concentration that you are passionate about & enjoy a lifestyle 2nd to none. CV to floridapodiatrist@tampabay.rr.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION -  WESLEY CHAPEL/TAMPA FL
 
Established practice with expanding and well-rounded patient base in fast growing area, seeking PSR 36 trained individual with strong work ethic. Full EMR/EHR, digital x-ray, ultrasound and laser on site.  Multi-hospital privileges, no nursing homes. Salary and benefits package. Must be board qualified and obtain Florida License. Send CV and references to slevin40@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITIONS – MARYLAND (FULL-TIME/PART-TIME)
 
Are you motivated, personable and enjoy working with the elderly? We are offering part-time positions in Maryland. Podiatry Management Services provides care in Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Senior Homes, Adult Daycare and other similar facilities. Please e-mail your CV to: drhprosen@verizon.net or fax to 888-241-3302 or call Dr. Herbert Rosen at 410-580-0255.
 
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 to Kelly@footsurgeon.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – SAN FRANCISCO, CA 
 
Immediate, full-time opening in fast-paced Sports Medicine Center. No wound care. No Medicare. Candidate must have strong biomechanical, surgical and sports medicine background. Applications accepted online at http://www.fdfac.com/z/about-careers.html
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - NEW MEXICO 
 
Growing practice in need of F/T podiatrist. Remote clinic requiring hard-working board certified/qualified candidate who is well-trained in rearfoot, ankle trauma, reconstruction, wound care. Call/hospital work necessary. Looking for self-motivated candidate who is interested in partnership. Send CV to nlhuge@gmail.com
 
PRECEPTORSHIP OPPORTUNITY IN PHILADELPHIA 
 
Be intimately involved with all aspects of podiatric medicine, rehabilitation, and pain management. Established and diverse practice. Hands-on experience with patient care, practice management training and we will do our best to assist you with obtaining a residency. I am podiatrist to The Pennsylvania Ballet, so if you have interest in sports medicine, a plus. Salary: $15/hour. Please send your CV and introductory letter to: ediamond7@comcast.net
 
FELLOWSHIP – DIABETIC FOOT & WOUND (TEXAS) 
 
One position for a 12-month TMB-approved Diabetic Foot and Wound fellowship beginning July 1, 2016. Candidate must have completed a podiatric residency/plastic surgical residency/general surgery residency and be eligible for Texas Medical License. Training involves all aspect of diabetic foot management. Curriculum focuses on surgical limb salvage, and medical management of the complex wound patient. Interested candidates should email their CV, personal statement and 3 letters of recommendation to latonya.rosales@utsouthwestern.edu. UT Southwestern is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
 
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@prodigy.net or call (718) 897-9700 for details. For commercial or display ads contact David Kagan at (800) 284-5451.
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