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FL Podiatrist Creates Scholorship Program for Student Athletes

Seniors student athletes from each of Collier County’s public high schools were awarded certificates and sports medals and have become eligible for one of three $2,500 scholarships awarded in late spring.

Dr. Mickey E. Gordon

Mickey E. Gordon, DPM, a Naples podiatrist with Gulfcoast Foot & Ankle Center, created the program after hearing of the difficult times his patients’ children and grandchildren were having with increased expenses of a college education. During his 31-year career as a podiatric physician and surgeon, Dr. Gordon has treated many athletic and sports injuries and has become well aware that lower extremity injuries are all too common in high school sports.

Gordon recruited his bank, Bank of Florida - Southwest and hospital Physicians Regional Medical Center to jointly pledge three $2,500 scholarships for student athletes. “It is a pleasure to recognize these student athletes for their hard work and accomplishments both in the classroom and on the field, court, pool or track,” said Dr. Gordon.

Source: [3/7/10]

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Canadian Podiatrist Speaks at CFUW Meeting


The members of the Markham/Unionville branch of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) were entertained by guest speaker Dr. Harvey Miltchin, a podiatrist specializing in non-invasive foot treatments.


Dr. Harvey Miltchin with Elvis Presley Shoe


Dr. Miltchin also owns the largest private shoe collection in the world. He delighted the group with shoes from his collection, including some that were previously owned by Elvis and Marilyn Monroe.


Source: Snapd



4 LA Podiatrists Named Healthcare Hero Finalists


DeltaStyle Magazine has announced the 2017 Healthcare Hero Finalists! The event honoring local healthcare professionals will be on Tuesday, June 20th at the West Monroe Louisiana Convention Center.


(L-R) Drs. David Gardner, Luke Hunter, and Jeffrey Lux


The podiatrist named finalists are: Drs. David G. Gardner, Luke Hunter, Jeffrey Lux, and Tomas Reeves.


Source: Katie Burke, DeltaStyle Magazine [6/12/17]



PA Podiatrist Honored by American Geriatrics Society 


Arthur E. Helfand, DPM, a member emeritus of the PCA board of directors, was recently honored by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) for his long-standing membership. The AGS recognized Helfand, the only podiatrist to attain fellowship in the group, when it marked its 75th anniversary in May in San Antonio. Helfand became a member of the group in 1963, a fellow in 1973, and a retired emeritus fellow in 2002. “I joined AGS to help contribute to the future of geriatric care,” the retired physician told the society.


Dr. Arthur Helfand


Helfand developed an interest in aging as a resident at the former St. Luke’s and Children’s Medical Center in Philadelphia at a time prior to Medicare. He conducted a study to investigate foot problems related to chronic diseases such as diabetes. It was later published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, beginning his involvement with the AGS. 


Source: Philadelphia Corporation for Aging [5/13/17] 



IN Podiatrist Volunteers at Summer Special Olympics


Special Olympics makes sure the athletes can go for the gold by helping them out before they even hit the field. Like any other true competition, the athletes need to be in their best shape in order to perform to their full potential. Special Olympics has made it a priority to put the athletes health ahead of the game. "They are all getting some quality screening, which hasn't happened until about 4 years ago," said podiatrist Dr. Kenneth Krueger.  


Dr. Kenneth Krueger


"Last year, we screened 800 athletes, about 45% needed follow-up care, and about 30% had the wrong shoe size. Dramatically wrong shoe size. One athlete was wearing shoes that were 3 sizes too small," said Krueger. Krueger also says it is important to hold these types of screenings for the athletes especially because if their everyday norm is pain, then they may not recognize that there is an issue. 


Source: Sierra Hignite, WTWO [6/9/17]



PA Podiatrists Following in Their Father's Footsteps


Keeping people on their feet comes naturally to Doctors David and Philip Bernstein. In fact, it’s a family tradition. For the past 70 years, literally tens of thousands of people living along the Main Line and vicinity have turned on their heels to see them for professional foot care. Starting in 1947, with their father, Elliot, podiatrists Bernstein have been treating patients from newborn to geriatric “as if they were family.”


(L-R) Drs. Philip and David Bernstein


Phil and David traveled near-parallel educational paths to podiatry, both attending and receiving bachelor’s degrees from Gettysburg College, Phil in biology in 1975, and David in 1976. Both Phil and David went on to Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, and Phil then went to Drexel for his master’s degree in psychology. Both continued their educational pursuits in podiatry and were accepted to the Hayward Vesper (yes, there is a relationship to Philadelphia’s famous Vesper Club) Memorial Hospital Podiatric Surgery Residency Program in California, David graduating there a year prior to Phil.


Source: Ray Hoffman, Main Line Media [6/6/17]



Podiatry is a Shared Passion for LA Podiatrists


Husband and wife Drs. Kristina Barreiro-Robertson and Taylor Robertson are the podiatrists behind NOLA Sole Podiatry. Taylor and Kristina met in medical school, at Barry University in Miami. They chose podiatry as their specialization and bonded over their shared passion. 


Drs. Kristina Barreiro-Robertson and Taylor Robertson


"I got into podiatry because I had a lot of sports-related injuries in my feet from being a dancer, and getting treated multiple times by my regular doctor wasn't doing it for me, so someone suggested a podiatrist and that's how I healed up my feet," Barreiro-Robertson says. 


Source: Padmini Parthasarathy, [5/30/17]



PA Podiatrist Joins Orthopedic Center


Kristin L. Strannigan, DPM has joined the practice at Western Pennsylvania Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Inc., Johnstown. Strannigan earned a doctorate of podiatric medicine from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia.


Dr. Kristin Strannigan


Dr. Strannigan completed her residency in podiatric medicine and surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where she served as chief resident of the podiatric surgery program. Strannigan practiced at the University of Florida Health System and was the assistant director and instructor for the University of Florida Health Podiatric Surgery Residency Program.


Source: The Tribune-Democrat [5/27/17]



NY Podiatrist Honored at Kiwanis Roast


A crowd of close to 500 people gathered on Monday night at the Staaten to roast one of their own. Longtime West Brighton podiatrist and community philanthropist Dr. Craig Campbell was feted by his friends and peers at the annual Brighton Kiwanis Roast.


Dr. Craig Campbell (bottom row, second from left)


Among many of the guests who appeared and spoke was 1972 Olympic marathon champion Frank Shorter. Shorter, arguably America's greatest distance runner ever, had joined in community events over the last few days, notably this past Saturday's Arnold Obey Armed Forces 5K Run. Both Campbell and Obey were also presented with proclamations courtesy of State Assemblyman Michael Cusick.


Source: Staten Island Advance [5/22/17]



NV Podiatrists Named to Top Doctors List


Any time you have the chance to make more educated decisions about you or your family’s health, you should take advantage of it. Health Care Quarterly is proud to bring you its 2017 Top Doctors. We’ve done the research and legwork, mailing surveys to almost 4,000 doctors, dentists, and medical professionals in Southern Nevada.


Drs. Douglas Stacey, Jodi Politz, and John Utley


What follows are the names of specialists who have been recommended by their peers. The podiatrists voted Top Doctors were: Drs. Douglas Stacey, Jodi Politz, and John Utley


Source: Craig Peterson, Health Care Quarterly [5/22/17]



KY Podiatrist Joins Lexington Podiatry 


Lexington Podiatry recently welcomed podiatrist Amy Barko, DPM, CWSP to their thriving practice. Dr. Barko rounds out the team by bringing her board certified wound care and surgical expertise to the clinic, which is located in a busy shopping district and popular neighborhood of Lexington, Kentucky.


Dr. Amy Barko


After graduating from podiatry school at the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Barko completed a three-year split program surgical residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland and the Cleveland Clinic. After her residency, she pursued a fellowship in wound care and infectious disease through University Hospitals.



CO Podiatrist Joins Hanson Clinic 


Hanson Clinic in Pueblo West recently announced the addition of Mark Maurer, DPM. Dr. Maurer currently serves as podiatry department chair at Parkview Medical Center and previously served as a podiatric surgeon for Pueblo Ankle and Foot Care for more than four years.


Dr. Mark Maurer


He received his doctorate from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia and completed his residency program at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Chester, PA. Maurer is board-certified in foot, rear-foot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is trained in Star and Infinity ankle-replacement implants.


Source: The Pueblo Chieftain [5/22/17]



UK Hospital Podiatry Team Retains Prestigious Award for 19th Year Running


Hard-working Sheffield hospital staff treating people with leg and foot problems have retained a prestigious award for the 19th year running. The Sheffield Podiatry Services has once again been awarded the Customer Service Excellence Standard by the Government - only a select few in Sheffield.

Sheffield Hospital Podiatry Team


Dr. Lisa Farndon, who leads on customer care for the service, said: “We are really proud to hold this prestigious customer service quality standard, and it demonstrates what a dedicated team we have working in Sheffield Podiatry Services."


Source: George Torr, The Star [5/17/17]



CA Podiatrist Celebrates 20th Annual Shoe Drive


What could be one of the biggest shoe drives in Long Beach — underway and celebrating its 20th year — is the one put on by Dr. S. Don Kim"We tried to break the world record (last year)," Kim said. The collection came close, with more than 12,000 shoes, spokeswoman Anna Lugo said of the desired 20,000 shoes. This year, the Kim Holistic Foot & Ankle Center's goal is the same, highlighted because it's the drive's 20th year, Kim said. 


Dr. S. Don Kim


In 1997, Kim  said he opened his practice and had the first shoe drive. By that time, he had begun going on annual mission trips to Mexico to deliver shoes. With the practice open, he said he began giving more, specifically to Long Beach charities. "We ended up with thousands of shoes," Kim said of the first drive. "I started with kids shoes, and within 15 years, we were collecting about 10,000 a year."


Source: Emily Thornton, Gazettes [5/17/17]



IL Podiatrist Comments on Mimimum Wage Proposal 


Hoffman Estates village board members Monday unanimously recommended opting out of Cook County laws raising the minimum wage and requiring paid sick days for part-time workers. That agreement was reached despite a spirited and nuanced discussion among the elected officials as well as with a disagreeing resident and businessman. Trustee Gary Stanton initially proposed the village go along with Cook County in raising the minimum wage to $10 per hour on July 1. But in contrast to the county, he suggested keeping it at that level for three years rather than raising it $1 more an hour each year through 2020.


Dr. Robert Steinberg


Village resident and podiatrist Dr. Robert Steinberg said Stanton had been on the right track at the start and that the village board shouldn't join other communities in listening only to their business communities and not their residents. "It's unconscionable," Steinberg said. "Of course businesses don't want to pay any more."


Source: Eric Peterson, Daily Herald [5/9/17]



FL Podiatrist Participates in Free Foot Care Event for the Homeless


Holy Cross Hospital’s faith community nurses, in partnership with Christ Church volunteers and nurses from FAU’s Christine Lynn College of Nursing, recently provided 181 homeless individuals with free foot care, new shoes and socks, and a hot meal during the second annual “All About Feet” in Pompano Beach.


Dr. Christopher Pappas


“The homeless face so many challenges, and foot care often falls to the bottom of the list when faced with hunger, lack of shelter, and other more pressing healthcare issues,” said Dr. Christopher Pappas, a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon with the Holy Cross Medical Group. “But the health of our feet can have a major impact on our overall health, and no one should have to live with foot pain.”


Source: South Florida Times [5/8/17]



UK Footcare Initiative Scoops Top NHS Award


A diabetes footcare initiative in Exeter has won a top NHS award for lowering amputation rates below the national average. The Integrated Diabetic Footcare Faculty (IDFF), which was set up in 2012, scooped the NHS Health Education England Innovation Champion Star Award in March.

Sarah Clauson (second from left) and her team


Sarah Clauson, who is a complex care and rheumatology podiatrist at the Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust, said: “The reason given at the award ceremony was that we are a voluntary organization thought to have contributed to lowering the amputation rate in East Devon from 1.4 in 2012 to 0.6 in 2017, which is lower than the national average of 0.8.”


Source: Diabetes Times [4/26/17]



FL Podiatrist Hosts Personal Physician to the Dalai Lama

Dr. Chet Evans, Chief Health Innovation Officer for Rollins College, hosted American physician and Buddhist monk Barry Kerzin, MD at the Center for Health Innovation Forum presentation last week. Dr. Kerzin is the personal physician to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and delivered a presentation on “Compassion and Wellbeing: A Mindful Way of Living and Dying.”  

Drs. Barry Kerzin and Chet Evans

Said Evans, “Dr. Kerzin is a visiting and honorary professor at many universities globally, and combines his work as a monk and doctor, harmonizing mind and body. He believes that emotional balance is fostered by forgiveness, healthy self-confidence, tolerance, and gratitude.” Dr. Kerzin is founder of the Altruism in Medicine Institute, and Dr. Evans is the former Vice President for Medical Education and Program Development at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. 



Small Town Practice Can Provide Big City Services: MI Podiatrist


When Dr. Trevor Neal started practicing podiatry in Sturgis, the patient files could fit inside a milk crate. Today, Advanas Foot & Ankle Specialists, the practice he built, employs five doctors and has six locations in Michigan and Indiana. For Neal and his practice, it is about providing patients big-city levels of service in a small town atmosphere. Dr. Neal and his team take care to ensure the small-town, personal feel of their offices, despite the number of locations and doctors. "I try to have it so that there are only one or two physicians at each location,” Neal said. “(Patients) get comfortable with one doctor, so we try to have only one or two at each location."


Dr. Trevor Neal


An advantage of the size of the practice is being able to provide services a solo physician would not be able to do, with equipment that would not be affordable for a solo practice, Neal said. Indeed for some of the services they provide and the equipment they have available, patients would need to go to Grand Rapids or Indianapolis to find a group to have access to the same level of service. “People get a false impression that if you go to a bigger city, you are going to get better treatment,” Neal said.


Source: Sturgis Journal [4/19/17]



OH Podiatrist Joins Adena Bone & Joint Center


Adena Health System welcomes podiatrist Eric Storts, DPM to the Adena Bone and Joint Center. A Portsmouth native, Dr. Storts joins Adena coming from a private practice orthopedic group in Connecticut.


Dr. Eric Storts


Dr. Storts graduated from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, where he focused on reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and limb salvage. Storts has authored several scholarly publications in academic journals and has lectured on topics related to foot and ankle surgery. 


Source: The Jackson Counnty Times-Journal [4/12/17]



It's Easier to Prevent Addiction Than to Stop it -  IN Podiatrist 


After losing five Griffith High School graduates to heroin overdoses early this year, the Griffith Public Schools has decided to join the fight against the drug. The school district is bringing Dr. Mann Spitler to the community to have a frank talk to students, then the community. Spitler and his wife Phyllis were devastated 15 years ago when their 20-year-old daughter Manda died of a heroin overdose.


Dr. Mann Spitler


Since that horrific tragedy, the Valparaiso podiatrist has dedicated his life to helping youth steer clear of drugs and assisting families already in the throes of helping a drug-addicted child. “I was part of the NCAA club – No Clue At All,” Spitler said. “I was introduced to the drug culture when Manda got into trouble. What I learned first and foremost: It is much easier to prevent drug use than it is to stop it.”


Source:  Northwest Indiana Times [4/9/17]



IL Podiatrist Joins Dupage Medical Group


DuPage Medical Group, the largest independent, multi-specialty physician group in the Chicago area, welcomes Telva Hernandez, DPM to its podiatry department. Dr. Hernandez is a podiatrist who earned her medical degree from Roasalind Franklin University, Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine and completed her podiatric residency at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital. 


Dr. Telva Hernandez


Dr. Hernandez is affiliated with Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. 


Source: A Braden, Chicago Tribune [4/3/17]



MI Podiatrist Opens Medical Nail Salon


We don't often pay a lot of attention to our feet -- until they start to hurt. But some, especially those with diabetes, need take extra care of them. For many, a pedicure means pampering, but for others, it's necessary for good health. "The results of not caring for the feet can be catastrophic,” said Dr. Michael David.


Dr. Michael David


Dr. David is a podiatrist with Foot and Ankle Specialists of West Michigan. He knows that with diabetics especially, infections can happen quickly and spread rapidly, “A simple corn or a callus in a diabetic can evolve into an open sore which can turn into an infection that can easily get into bone." That's why they opened West Michigan's first medical nail salon.


Source: Valerie Lego, WZZM [4/6/17]



NY Podiatrist Holds Special Event for Women’s History Month


On March 28th, Bruce Pinker, DPM, founder of Dr. D-LuCS, hosted his 8th annual event for Women's History Month: "The Don'ts & Do's of Choosing Shoes", in Scarsdale, NY.


Dr. Bruce Pinker


The history of footwear was discussed, along with advice on how to choose proper footwear. Also discussed were celebrity shoes from Hollywood, along with the Dr. D-LuCS Signature Method for evaluating clients and measuring and designing custom-made footwear.



CA Podiatry Group Welcomes New Associate


Julia V. Souvorova, DPM has joined South Bay Foot & Ankle Specialists, Inc, a single specialty podiatry group in the San Diego suburb of Chula Vista, California. Dr. Souvorova was a member of the inaugural class at Western University of Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine, and obtained her DPM degree in 2013.


Dr. Julia Souvorova


She recently completed a 3-year residency at the Scripps Mercy/Kaiser Residency Program in San Diego, and spent her last year of training at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, a level one trauma center in Sacramento, CA, where she received extensive training in major reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and complex diabetic limb salvage.



GA Podiatrist Donates Classic T-Bird to Church


In mint condition, the 1962 Ford Thunderbird Roadster looks like she hasn’t aged a day since she rolled off the production line in Wixom, MI. She’s a beauty, all right, but her current beau knows it’s time to give her up. Dr. Paul Bodamer, a retired podiatrist in McIntosh County, has donated the classic cruiser to his church, St. Andrew’s Episcopal in Darien. The church is raffling the classic cruiser off to raise money for a new parish hall, which will be shared between St. Andrew’s and St. Cyprian’s Episcopal churches.


Dr. Paul Bodamer and his 1962 T-Bird


Bodamer is gracious about the donation, and glad to make it. He’s growing older and is no longer able to work on the car like he used to. “I’ve had some difficulty getting in and out of it,” he said. “I just can’t maintain it the way I used to. And the church needs the new building.”


Source: Tyler H. Jones, Golden Isles News [3/31/17]
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