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July 15, 2019 #6,461 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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

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PM NEWS QUICK POLL

Quick Poll

Is having a physician extender (PA, RN, etc.) a good idea for podiatrists?
 
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PM HALL OF FAME NEWS
Two Legends Inducted into the PM Podiatry Hall of Fame
 
The PM Podiatry Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is one of the signature events of the APMA Annual Scientific Meeting. This year's event honored Samuel Mendicino, DPM and Rembrandt Jackson, with Lifetime Achievement Awards and induction into the PM Podiatry Hall of Fame. PM's editor, Barry Block, DPM, JD served as the emcee. Andrew Schneider, DPM, introduced Jackson, saying, “Rem has improved the lives of podiatrists nationwide.” Block presented Rem with a congratulatory letter from Nevada's Governor Steve Sisolak. 
 
(L-R) Rembrandt Jackson, Drs. Barry Block and Samuel Mendicino
 
Dr. Mendicino was introduced by PM Hall of Famer Lawrence Harkless, DPM. Block presented Sam with a congratulatory letter from from Texas Governor Greg Abbott. The Hall of Fame  has raised over a quarter of a million dollars for the APMA Educational Fund's Student Scholarships. ABFAS, Bako Integrated Physician Services, PICA, and Sammy Systems were event sponsors. Voting for the 2020 inductees will begin in early August as part of PM's Annual Practice Management Survey.
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PODIATRISTS IN THE NEWS
Wearing a Bunion Splint at Night Can Provide Relief: MD Podiatrist 
 
According to Priya Parthasarathy, DPM, a bunion specialist and spokeswoman for the American Podiatric Medical Association, “A bunion is an enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe — the metatarsophalangeal (MP) joint — that forms when the bone or tissue at the big toe joint moves out of place.” As the movement forces the toe to bend toward the others, an often painful, prominent bump is formed. 
 
Dr. Priya Parthasarathy
 
For a remedy you can do in your sleep (literally), Dr. Parthasarathy says that wearing a bunion splint at night can stretch out the tightened ligaments and provide relief during the day. “I tell my patients that you will either love these products or hate them, but it is definitely worth a try,” says Parthasarathy.
 
Source: Dominique Pariso, New York Magazine [7/11/19]
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APMA COMPONENT NEWS
ACFAOM to Change Name to ACPM
 
At a special membership meeting held in Salt Lake City, UT, on July 11, ACFAOM members present along with other members voting by proxy, overwhelmingly endorsed the board of directors' unanimous resolution to change the name of the College from the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine to the American College of Podiatric Medicine (ACPM).
 
This action followed several other changes of the name of the College since its initial incorporation, in 1951, as the American College of Foot Orthotists to match its evolution and its members’ wishes, and to more closely align its future programming with the certifying board of which its members are Diplomates (ABPM). The vote did not specify a date for the legal change of name through a change in the Articles of Incorporation in Illinois. This will occur at the time to be determined by the board of directors.
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STATE PODIATRY NEWS
GA Podiatrist Appointed to Board of Podiatry Examiners
 
Gov. Brian P. Kemp held swearing-in ceremonies last week for nine appointments to various boards and commissions.
 
Dr. Sarvepalli Jokhai
 
Dr. Sarvepalli Jokhai is the founder and visionary of Foot and Ankle Center of Middle Georgia, LLC. He earned a doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine and a Master of Public Health and a Master of Business Administration from Emory University. 
 
Source: Albany Herald [7/12/19]
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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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HEALTHCARE NEWS
We're Shocked: Industry Payments to Doctors Linked to Higher Prescribing
 
Two research letters in JAMA Internal Medicine link industry payments and freebies for physicians with increased prescribing. The 2 studies drew on CMS’ Open Payments database.
 
The editor wrote: “The pattern is indisputable. Companies can use the same federal databases that researchers use to calculate the return on investment for marketing expenditures.” Such studies “raise troubling questions about whether it is in patients’ interests for physicians to accept these payments at all.”
 
Source: Jenny Blair, MD, Univadis [7/10/19] via Dr. Allen Jacobs
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT TIP OF THE DAY
Four Ways to Maintain Productivity- Part 2
 
If it has been a while since you have stopped to consider what you need to have in place to keep you—the productivity machine—in top condition, here are some suggestions to put into practice:
 
2. Assess your diet.
 
What do you eat, and when? Do certain food or meal times make you feel better or worse? Similar to a regular health checkup, a nutritional assessment on a periodic basis can give you vital information regarding your potential long-term health and well-being. 
 
Source: Jeff Davidson, Physicians Practice [7/5/19]
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QUERIES (MEDICAL-LEGAL)
Query: Secondary Office Locations
 
I have read on numerous sites that if a podiatrist is set up in a medical room, beauty salon, or other location where they are attending to patients specific to that location (for instance, a high rise senior citizen apartment building where the only patients seen would be from that high rise), that the podiatrist must 1) register this address with Medicare as an office location and 2) must pay a reasonable rent. Are these "suggestions" or is this actually a law/rule/regulation? Would the same apply if treating patients at adult daycare facilities? 
 
Richard A. Simmons, DPM, Rockledge, FL
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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

RE: Outrageous Boot of the Day

Perfectly pleated boots?

Source:  Joaney Korevaar via Virtual Shoe Museum

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MEETING NOTICES

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CLASSIFIED ADS - ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
ASSOCIATE POSITION AVAILABLE – NORTH CAROLINA 
 
New associate position that can lead to partnership. We are a very busy practice providing care in both office and hospital settings. We are fully integrated in a large tertiary teaching hospital. We are located in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. Research opportunities are available. Applicant should be ethical, personable, hardworking, and committed to quality patient care. We are offering a competitive salary with bonus opportunities and a wide range of benefits. North Carolina license to practice is required for this position. All interested candidates should send a CV with 2 letters of reference to JCMOOREDPM@aol.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - CHARLESTON, SC 
 
Board qualified/certified podiatrist needed for busy practice in Charleston, SC. Practice utilizes mini C-arm, ultrasound, laser, DME and retail. Hardworking ethical individual needed to fill position. No call, weekends, or surgical training needed. Ideal position with a family or retiring. Please email resume/cover letter to charlestonpodiatry@yahoo.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTHWEST FL
 
Associate for busy, well rounded foot/ankle practice. ABFAS or ABPM BC or BQ. Great interpersonal skills and willingness to work as a team a must. State-of-the-art EMR, digital x-rays, Ultrasound, DME. Base salary, bonus, health, 401K, etc. DrLam@NaplesPodiatrist.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – ALABAMA 
 
Love the beach? Busy, established practice located in a coastal community is looking for a full-time or part-time podiatrist!  ABFAS board qualification or certification is required.  Must be motivated, hardworking, positive, and dedicated to growing the practice and individual career and reputation.  Must have great people skills, caring bedside manner, and positive demeanor.  Must work well with staff and local medical community.  Competitive pay and partnership track available.  Send CV and contact information to: manager@southbaldwinpodiatry.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA  
 
Very busy practice seeking a full-time, self-motivated and hard-working podiatry associate. Competitive salary and benefits offered. Please email CV to: podiatrists@icloud.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – MIAMI, FL
 
We are a growing practice in Miami, FL with three podiatrists working in 1 office and on staff at 3 hospitals. Attractive salary. Practice is equipped with certified EMR, digital x-ray, and laser. Send CV to tvaldizan@birdroadpodiatry.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITIONS – UPSTATE NY, VA, MD, TX, PA, FL,  KY, DE, & IA 
 
A provider of high quality podiatric care in nursing facilities is looking for podiatrists to treat patients. We are a fast growing company looking for motivated, caring podiatrists. Full-time and part-time positions available. Please send your CV & cover letter to office@easternpodiatrypllc.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SOUTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA 
 
 www.martinfootandankle.com is looking for an associate interested in future partnership with our successful team. Fellowship training preferred. ASC investment opportunities available. Practice facilities include: 5 office locations, 4 Physical Therapy gyms and 2 shoe stores. Competitive compensation and benefits. Those interested, please send letter of interest and CV to: hr@martinfootandankle.com.
 
PODIATRIST NEEDED - NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
 
Spectrum Medical Group is looking for a personable and ethical DPMs to work in our long term care facilities. Excellent income potential with discretionary time. Professionally managed with over 50 years of experience. Please send CV and interest letter to: Northern: dwayne8543@gmail.com Southern: donaldswearingen@hotmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - MARYLAND WEST VIRGINIA AND VIRGINIA
 
Seeking a full-time podiatrist: Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia to join our large and well-established group. We have all the bells and whistles along with a competitive salary and excellent benefits with bonus structure. Fair, fun and transparent work environment. Please email cover letter and resume to Greatpodiatristjob@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – DAYTON, OHIO 
 
Established practice seeks full-time ABFAS or ABPM cert or qual. Podiatrist for our growing practice. Ideal candidate possesses strong clinical and surgical skills. Must be willing to merge into an already established protocol-based office. State-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Hospital privileges, No nursing homes, base $120,000 and generous bonuses. Benefits include medical insurance, disability insurance, paid vacation and holidays, paid CME and malpractice. Please send C/V to DPMOhio@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - BROOKLYN, MANHATTAN, BRONX, NY
 
Full time podiatry position in group practice with salary starting at $100,000 first year and second year $125,000 with bonus structure for entry level. Experienced doctors already on hospital staff and affiliated with insurances negotiable. Includes malpractice, stipend for CME, license, etc., 401k, partial payment of medical insurance. Must be willing to travel to all locations. Please email resume to contactus@starrettpodiatry.com 
 
PM NEWS CLASSIFIED  ADS REACH OVER 18,000 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 18,000 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 davidekagan@gmail.com  or call (215) 808-0770
CLASSIFIED ADS - PRACTICES FOR SALE OR WANTED, EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
PODIATRY EQUIPMENT FOR SALE 
 
Office closure forces sale of Midmark M9 Autoclave ($900), Midmark 417 treatment chair, cabinet and stool ($3,400), X-Cel x-ray ($2,300), miscellaneous podiatry and office items.  OBO (925) 726-9629
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - JACKSON HEIGHTS, NY 
 
Well established 27 year old practice. Turn-key operation. Great opportunity for established or new graduate. Excellent income potential on/off the insurance plans. Busy walk in traffic. 1100 square foot office in multi-specialty building. Email: gping1@yahoo.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
 
Well established, same location over 28 years on Gulf Coast of Texas.  Very busy practice with low overhead located not far from largest medical complex in city.  Best buy at $135K immediate sale available.  Gross $450K+ for 4 day work week with excellent room for groth. maggieg219@yahoo.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - BOCA RATON, FL
 
35 year general podiatric practice with emphasis on sports medicine & orthotics. Great location. Excellent growth potential. Certified EHR. Digital X-ray, Pinpointe Laser. All private insurances accepted. Will stay to transition. 561-247-1144. E-mail - victor195754@yahoo.com
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE- PUERTO RICO 
 
Large practice with licensed ambulatory foot surgical center in Puerto Rico. Ideal for a Boricua who wants to repatriate and continue to practice. Well established, great location between 2 hospitals, with all modalities available to ensure great patient outcomes. Great tax advantages in PR Contact: montanile@podiatrycenterpr.com
 
OFFICE AND EQUIPMENT FOR SALE – EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS  
 
Podiatry office and equipment for sale $175,000. 27 year old established podiatric medical practice located in East Central Illinois average gross income $350K. Serious inquires only. Recommend having a Medicare provider number. Will be relocating by November 2019. Click here to See listing drjoe@myfeethurt.net phone number 217-549-1887
 
PM NEWS CLASSIFIED  ADS REACH OVER 18,000 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 18,000 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 davidekagan@gmail.com  or call (215) 808-0770.
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