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Query: Asking About Gender


What choices do podiatrists have on their patient input forms regarding gender? I just wondered what podiatrists are asking their patients these days when it comes to that issue.


W. David Herbert DPM, JD, Billings, MT

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Source for CBD Oil?


I have had some success in using CBD oil on some of my neuropathic patients. Is there a source where we can purchase products to be sold in our office that is reputable? 


Carol Moore, DPM, Orland Park, IL 



Query: Reasons for Leaving Podiatry


This is a question for those who left or are in the process of leaving podiatry more than those who have retired from practice. Was it due to burn-out, disillusionment with podiatry or medicine as a whole, a mid-life crisis, or something else? What field or career did you transition into? Did you give your patients a 90-day notice or did you slowly transition from one career to another. Finally, are you happy you did it both financially and physically/mentally or do you miss practice?


James Lucarelli, DPM, New Bedford, MA



Query: Source for Dehydrated Alcohol


Does anyone know where I can purchase dehydrated alcohol? I contacted McKesson and they have a 10-pack for a mere $2,000.


Cary Golub, DPM, Long Beach, NY 



Query: Fluoroscan Repair


Does anybody know of a fluoroscan repair person in the New York, New Jersey area?


Hal Abrahams, DPM, White Plains, NY



Query: Physician Claim Corporation in Wisconsin


Has anyone had any experience with Physician Claim Corporation in Wisconsin? They are a billing company who primarily works with podiatry. I am looking for a possible new billing company. If anyone has any other suggestions, please advise. 


Carol Moore, DPM, Orland Park, IL



Query: Source for CeraVe Renewing SA Foot Cream


We used to dispense CeraVe Renewing SA Foot Cream from the office but are now unable to find a supplier for this product.  Does anyone know of a supplier or any alternative creams?


John Scholl, DPM, Lady Lake, FL



Query: Source for Hydrotherapy Unit Repair 


Does anyone know of any hydrotherapy unit repair people in the Long Island area?


Elliot Udell, DPM, Hicksville, NY



Query: Zimmer enPuls Shockwave


My office is considering buying the Zimmer enPuls shockwave and wants to get some feedback on its effectiveness and ROI from anyone with experience. 


Michael Piccarelli, DPM, Staten Island, NY



Query: Pose Method Running


I have a new patient with forefoot pain who believes that the normal running form excludes heel strike. I learned about the Pose method from a high school coach about 10 years ago but do not know if it is still in vogue. Since one is landing on the forefoot, are we seeing more forefoot injuries with this style? Is more flexibility or rigidity needed in their running shoes?     

George Jacobson, DPM, Hollywood, FL 



Query: My Feet are Killing Me Cable Series


In our office, we have watched the new cable TV show called My Feet are Killing Me. It highlights podiatry. How is it being received by our profession? 


Thomas DeBenedictis, DPM, Union City, NJ



Query: Mandatory e-Prescribing in Florida


As of 1/1/20 a new mandatory e-prescribing law became effective here in Florida. Since I am near retirement and don't have EMR, what is the simplistic and cheapest way to transmit prescriptions?


Name Withheld



Query: Cost-Effective Option for Sclerosing Injections?


I have had good success using dehydrated alcohol for sclerosing injections of intermetatarsal neuromas utilizing the technique described by Dr. Dockery. Unfortunately, dehydrated alcohol is only available in a case of 10 5 mL bottles at a cost exceeding $1,500. A single 5 mL bottle is likely to outlast its expiration date. Does anyone have a cost-effective solution for this problem?


Brad Toll, DPM, Crofton, MD



Query: Source for Radiesse


In the past, I recall Dr. Ribotsky mentioning that, as podiatrists, we are able to purchase Radiesse from Merz directly. I attempted to do so this week, but was informed that it may only be purchased by an MD. Are there any other dermal filler options that are available for purchase by podiatrists?


Jay Seidel, DPM, Deerfield Beach, FL



Query: Recommendation for Practice Broker


I'm nearing retirement and looking to sell my practice. Can someone recommend a good practice broker?


Name Withheld



Query: Source for Podiatry Knowledgeable Financial Advisor


I am looking for a recommendation for a financial advisor who knows something about the practice of podiatry and has some experience providing their service to podiatrists. There are no financial advisors that live locally in Mississippi who have significant experience in our field. I was wondering if others who live in more rural underserved areas have had any difficulty getting sound financial advice and review of their practice? Are you using a general financial advisor/planner or ones specializing in medicine, or even better specializing in podiatry?


Tip Sullivan, DPM, Jackson, MS



Query: Source for Diabetic Shoe Company


What diabetic shoe companies are others using that have both good products and good service? 


David Gurvis, DPM, Avon, IN



Query: ANS and Sudomotor Testing


I send many patients for vascular as well as neuro testing. There is a diagnostic machine available for purchase that allows practitioners to do the testing in our office. One of the machines I have found is called VitalScan which includes autonomic nervous system testing, vascular testing, and sudomotor reflex testing. Does anyone have any experience with these types of machines? Does anyone know if Medicare/commercial insurance allows reimbursement to podiatry for these types of diagnostic tests? 


Carol Moore, DPM, Orland Park, IL



Query: Source for CBD Oil


I am looking for a reliable source to purchase topical CBD oil for patient use. It must be manufactured in the United States, not China. Besides providing a source, I would greatly appreciate some input as to the cost.


Jack Ressler, DPM, Delray Beach, FL



Query: Recommendations for Collection Agency


Does anyone have a recommendation for a collection agency?


John Scholl, DPM, Lady Lake, FL



Query: Recommendations for Virtual Scribes


I am looking to hire a virtual scribe and wanted to know if anyone has any recommendations for companies that they have used. It's a bonus if the company that they use also has experience with Practice Fusion. 


Eli Fialkoff, DPM, Fort Lauderdale, FL



Query: Apus PXP-15HF X-Ray Unit


I have an Apus PXP-15HF x-ray unit that I purchased about 8 years ago. Unfortunately, the company that sold us the unit is out of business and the x-ray images are diminishing. Does anyone know of a company that services this unit or does anyone have this unit with whom I can converse with for possible help tips?


Elliot Diamond, DPM, Philadelphia, PA



Query: Meperidine Shortage


I have used many different post-operative pain meds over the years for short-term, post-op pain, but I seem to always gravitate back to good old parenteral Demerol. It has a wide dosing window and is quite sedative. It seems like in my area of the country, we are having a shortage and pharmacies are calling and telling me they can’t get it. Is anyone across the nation having the same problem?


Tip Sullivan, DPM, Jackson, MS



Query: Med Resource Power Table 


Has anyone ever used a company in Florida called Med Resource for a power table? They sell a Med Resource 646 power table and I am unable to find a review of them or their products. 


Brian Kiel, DPM, Memphis, TN



Query: Recommendation for Air Purifer


Can someone recommend a good air purifier for our treatment rooms that help keep any residual nail dust from being inhaled and keep the air cleaner and fresher?


Shashank Srivastava, DPM, Rockville, MD 



Query: Source for Koven Hadeco SmartDop 20 Manual


I chanced upon a Koven Hadeco SmartDop 20, in excellent condition, for minimal investment. I would like to be able to use this at a satellite clinic but do not have the operations manual. Of course, the company no longer supports the device, nor has any manual (or so they say). Does anyone know where I could find one?


Conway McLean, DPM, Marquette, MI

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