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January 17, 2020 #6,595 Publisher-Barry Block, DPM, JD

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How many days did you take off from work in 2019 due to illness or injury?
 
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APMA COMPONENT NEWS

APMWA Announces 34th Annual Student Writing Competition

The American Podiatric Medical Writers Association (APMWA) has announced its 34th Annual Student Writing Competition.

  • All papers MUST be non-technical in nature. Appropriate subjects include practice management, ethics, law, education, or any topic that would be suitable for a lay publication.
  • There is no word limitation. Papers will be graded for content, style, grammar, neatness, and overall impact.
  • First prize one thousand dollars ($1,000), Second prize seven hundred and fifty dollars ($750)  Third prize  five hundred dollars ($500) sponsored by an APMA Educational Foundation endowment from Dr. and Mrs. Steven Berlin, and recognition in the APMA NEWS and the APMWA Newsletter. Honorable Mention Certificates may also be awarded.
  • This competition is open to ANY enrolled podiatric student.
  • Entries must be received by 4/1/20 via e-mail at bblock@podiatrym.com
  • Entries become the property of APMWA, which may arrange publication of the entry.
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PODIATRISTS IN THE COMMUNITY
MI Podiatrist Volunteers at CBC Church Day of Hope
 
Tom Biernacki, DPM of Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists provided foot care evaluation and foot screenings at the CBC Church Day of Hope. Foot and ankle problems can be especially prevalent in those in financial distress with both diabetes, poor overall health, and limited access to resources.
 
Dr. Tomasz Biernacki
 
Dr. Biernacki is a podiatrist and foot doctor at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists in Howell, Dexter, and Brighton Michigan. He spent a full day working with other primary care doctors and nurses at community Bible Church in Brighton. The medical team was able to see hundreds of patients providing foot care screenings, flu shots, diabetic screening, and other important health services.
 
Source: Market Insider [1/13/20]
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RELEVANT RESEARCH
The Efficacy and Safety of Pulse vs. Continuous Therapy for Onychomycosis
 
This systematic review and network meta-analysis showed that continuous daily and pulse regimens of terbinafine and itraconazole were similar in mycological cure. Continuous terbinafine 250 mg daily for 12 weeks was not significantly different from continuous terbinafine 250 mg for 16 and 24 weeks, pulsed terbinafine 500 mg, weekly fluconazole, or pulsed and continuous itraconazole regimens in mycological cure. Continuous daily terbinafine 250 mg for 24 weeks performed best in rank probabilities over other therapies, but the clinical significance of this is debated.
 
Continuous and pulsed regimens of terbinafine and itraconazole for onychomycosis had similar efficacies and adverse events. Whether dosing of daily terbinafine 250 mg for longer than the FDA-approved 12 weeks yields higher efficacy could be investigated in larger studies.
 
Source: InYoung Kim, MD, PhD, Practice Update [1/7/20] via Dr. Allen Jacobs
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PODIATRIC ECONOMICS
Here’s How Much Money Podiatrists Make in Every State
 
The national average annual wage of a podiatrist is $148,220, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which is almost three times the average annual salary for all occupations, $51,960. No matter in which state you reside, podiatrist salaries are much higher than the pay for most jobs. Even in the lowest-paying state for podiatrists, the average salary is almost $94,000. Below is a list of the top-10 highest-paying states for podiatrists:
 
Rhode Island average podiatrist salary: $226,030
Nebraska average podiatrist salary: $219,670
Wisconsin average podiatrist salary: $201,060
South Carolina average podiatrist salary: $195,380
North Carolina average podiatrist salary: $186,510
Minnesota average podiatrist salary: $184,280
Arkansas average podiatrist salary: $183,190
Indiana average podiatrist salary: $182,030
Illinois average podiatrist salary: $180,270
West Virginia average podiatrist salary: $175,530
 
To read full article, Click here.
 
Source: Andrew DePietro, Forbes [1/15/20]
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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

6 Ways Your Practice’s Website is Hurting Your Bottom Line - Part 2

Here are some of the most common website mistakes we see practices make, and how your practice can avoid them:

2. Vague or cliched copy. It's important to craft your unique value proposition (or what sets your practice apart from the competition). This value proposition should be highlighted throughout your website copy. If you’re not sure how to get started with crafting the copy, consider this question: If you only had three sentences to explain the type of care you provide and why it’s better than your competitors, what would you say? Take time to form your response, then run it by your colleagues and others you trust. If they affirm that your response is credible and compelling, begin to use it as your North Star when modifying your copy.

Source: Boh Hatter, Physician's Practice [1/10/20]
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QUERIES (CLINICAL)
Query: Oral Med Replacement for Famotidine
 
In 30+ years of practice, I have yet to find a great treatment for warts. However, I have had some success with mosaic type warts by using topical acids along with oral Tagamet 400 mg tid. When Tagamet became more and more difficult to obtain, I began using Pepsid 40 mg once daily at bedtime. Today, I found out that Pepsid (famotidine) is on recall. Are there any other oral meds out there that you all are using to battle this condition?
 
Rich Hofacker, DPM, Akron, OH
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (CLINICAL)
From: Clifford Wolf, DPM
 
“The historic rationale for choosing to do a Lapidus included those patients with flexible or "hypermobile" first ray, foot collapse with medial displacement at the 1st metatarsal-cuneiform joint, or arthritic first metatarsal-cuneiform joint, in conjunction with increased 1st-2nd metatarsal angles (high IM angle). More recently, it appears to be the procedure of choice for many foot surgeons who have expanded the criterion to include those patients who in the past would have received a more distal procedure such as an Austin, or a Scarf (or variations on an Austin or Scarf)."
 
And why do you think this is? "Metatarsal frontal-plane rotation pronation of the 1st metatarsal rotation matters. While hallux valgus has traditionally been viewed as a transverse plane deformity, research indicates that it is actually a three-plane deformity with 87% of patients having abnormal frontal-plane rotation (i.e., pronation) of the 1st metatarsal.1 Correction of metatarsal rotation is critical for restoration of anatomic first ray alignment (MTP joint congruity and sesamoid position) which, if left unaddressed, is linked to high rates of radiographic recurrence.2,3 Due to the ability to address the triplanar deformity at its origin, the 1st tarsometarsal (TMT) joint provides the optimal surgical site for true anatomic restoration."
 
1. Kim Y, Kim JS, Young KW, et al. Foot Ankle Int. 2015, 36:944-52.
2. Pentikainen I, Ojala R, Ohtonen P, et al. Foot Ankle Int. 2014, 35:1262-7.
3. Okuda R, Kinoshita M, Yasuda T, et al. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009, 91:1637-4
 
The Lapidus bunionectomy affords the surgeon an opportunity to correct the deformity in all three planes in an evidence-based reproducible manner.
 
Clifford Wolf, DPM, Oceanside, CA
 
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES) PART 1A
 
Life won’t be the same without my brother from another mother...after over 60+ close years together, he'll be SO missed. But I know we (my extended Fischman family) will all smile thinking about all our great and fun(ny) times together. 
 
(L-R) Dr. Arthur Gudeon, Dorothy Ann, and Dr. Edward Fischman
 
Ed was a true podiatric icon, involved and a leader in every aspect and receiving accolades in every important organization in our profession, and all will miss his intelligence and humor. Loads of love and hugs to all the Fischmans, and finally, Eddie, Rest In Peace my brother.
 
Arthur Gudeon, DPM
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RESPONSES/COMMENTS (OBITUARIES) - PART 1B
From: Arthur E. Helfand, DPM, David M Davidson, DPM
 
A great loss for his family and the profession. A true gentleman and man of integrity. May he rest in peace.
 
Arthur E. Helfand, DPM
 
I heard the news of Ed's passing with mixed feelings. He had a very difficult last few months and finally he is at peace. Ed was responsible for elevating our profession to new heights. Without his efforts, it would have been decades before we were granted hospital privileges and equality with other members of the medical community. I will always remember the many good times we had together. I will miss his humor, his smile, his kindness, and his graciousness. Rest in peace, my friend.
 
David M Davidson, DPM
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YOU CAN'T MAKE THESE THINGS UP

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Source: Sebastian Thies via Virtual Shoe Museum

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CLASSIFIED ADS - ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AND FELLOWSHIPS
CLINICAL/DIDACTIC INSTRUCTORS – NYCPM – 2 IMMEDIATE OPENINGS 
 
Department of Medicine &  Department of Surgery Bronx and Manhattan. Teach stdents and residents to diagnose foot diseases and ailments, and to perform foot and ankle surgeries at the NY College of Podiatric Medicine and two NYC Health + Hospital facilities. With students present, in clinical settings, perform extensive hands-on patient care, treatment, and surgical procedures. DPM degree. Completion of 3-year residency in podiatric medicine and surgery with reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery required (for position in the Dept. of Surgery). Qualify for NYS license, board eligible ABFAS.Mail CV and cover letter to NYCPM, 53 East 124th Street, NY, NY 10035, Attn: Joel Sturm, COO & VP for Administration, jsturm@nycpm.edu
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – SOUTHWEST, FL
 
Immediate and July 2020 positions for busy practice in SWFL. ABFAS or ABPM BC or BQ. Athena  EMR, Digital x-rays, Ultrasound, DME. Base salary, plus bonus w extensive benefits. Also 1 fellowship position: ACFAS-approved surgical fellowship open for 2020 yr. MIS, RRA Surgery, Practice Management w over 2400 procedures/650 cases/yr.  Must have foot/RRA ABFAS qualified status by 8/2020.  DrLam@NaplesPodiatrist.com
 
ASSOCIATE PODIATRIST - TRISTATE AREA, MARYLAND 
 
Great team player wanted for Group Practice with several locations. Full-time associate position is available to start this summer. State-of-the-art, well-trained support staff, in-office surgical center, ultrasound, DME, EMR, x-rays, etc. Competitive salary, excellent benefits and bonus structure. Please email CV to Greatpodiatristjob2020@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – CENTRAL NEW YORK 
 
Multi-doctor, multi-office podiatric practice looking for a full-time associate to support our growing patient demand. Candidates must be highly motivated, hardworking, and exhibit excellent bedside manner. Competitive salary (base + bonus) offered with benefits. Four season fun abounds in beautiful Central New York. Must be actively seeking Board Certification or already Board Qualified or Board Certified. Send CV to Practice Manager at info@westsidepodiatrycenter.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - WASHINGTON
 
Successful, well rounded multi office podiatry practice with lasers, digital x-rays, mini C-arm imaging, diagnostic ultrasound, diagnostic vascular, shockwave therapy, therapeutic laser and SANEXAS seeking: highly motivated, hard-working podiatrist proficient in forefoot and rearfoot surgery. Compensation 120K base salary + unlimited production bonus, PTO, Health ins, Malpractice coverage, Partnership opportunity, CME credits, Our clinics are located in Kirkland, Everett, Renton. We also visit some nursing homes. Please send CV to seattlefootdoctor@yahoo.com
 
FULL TIME PODIATRIST - NORTHERN NEW JERSEY
 
We are a fast-growing podiatry practice in North Jersey with multiple locations and Doctors.  We are currently looking for a full-time motivated and caring doctor to join our busy practice. Some benefits include: competitive six-figure salary, generous bonus structure, health insurance (including vision & dental), paid vacation time off, paid malpractice insurance and CME time off. Great prospects for experienced doctors as well as new associates. This is an excellent opportunity to expand your Podiatric medical and surgical experience in an office-based practice! If interested, please submit your CV to DrSamofal@PodiatryCenterNJ.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION -TEAM PFC – SOUTH CAROLINA 
 
Physicians Footcare, SC largest provider of foot & ankle services, is seeking a highly skilled and personable physician to join our TEAM.  If you are ready to live, work, and play comfortably; send letter of interest and CV to: scdpmjobs@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – NORTHERN, NJ 
 
Full time. Fast growing, multi locations, North Jersey podiatry group practice. Seeking highly motivated, entrepreneurial, well trained surgical and clinical podiatrist, who desires to join private independent practice, Foot and Ankle Premier Specialists LLC. Have NJ license by July 30th 2020. Excellent fast track opportunity to ownership, with full supported medical, billing management services. Send your CV to Kcorona@footandankleps.com
 
FULL-TIME ASSOCIATE POSITION – FLORIDA PANHANDLE 
 
Immediate position available for hard-working, motivated individual in a well-established practice. Equal mix of primary care and surgery. Excellent opportunity to get on all insurance panels. Board qualified/Certified with ABPS preferred. Competitive salary and benefit package. Please email CV and letter of interest to kmoore@feetareneat.com.
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - CALIFORNIA
 
Come Work for Us, We are a running multiple fulltime clinics thru out the greater Los Angeles area. We are seeking a talented full-time Podiatrist to join our growing team of DPMs. The right candidate will have strong clinical and surgical skills and must be able to hit the ground running. Your success is measured by how quickly you can assimilate into our protocol and procedures. Earn a very competitive salary on top of generous bonuses paid quarterly, additional benefits include medical insurance, paid vacation and holidays, and malpractice, not to mention growth opportunity up to partnership. Please send C/V to: comeworkforDPM@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - DURANGO, CO / 4-CORNERS AREA 
 
Busy 4-corners foot and ankle clinic searching for podiatrist with 3-year residency training. Practice expanding and in need of motivated doctor who can appropriately treat operative and non-operative patients. Partnership track preferred. Multiple ancillary streams available. Income Guarantee $150-200K first year. Please send CV to nlhuge@gmail.com
 
CURRENT RESIDENT/FELLOW SUMMER 2020 POSITION - SOUTHERN CA 
 
Position for one incredibly talented graduating resident/ fellow to follow their dream and make a difference in our profession. Come join Concierge Podiatry and Spa. You must be entrepreneurial, ambitious and love our profession. Send resume and references to. DrRoth@CPSNewport.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – LOS ANGELES, CA 
 
Established multispecialty private practice group seeking well trained and ambitious specialist to treat podiatry and wound care patients. Expertise in complex and chronic wounds is needed but residency or wound care certification not required. Full-time and well compensated based on a private practice productivity model with salary and benefits guaranteed. Our experienced team provides beautiful, fully equipped offices with on-site ASCs. We provide trained office staff, marketing and expert revenue cycle management, ensuring doctors can focus on patient care. Excellent opportunity to build a great wound care and podiatry practice as part of a reputable and established company. TWCCJobs@gmail.com
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION – ROCKLAND/WESTCHESTER/SUBURBAN NYC 
 
For experienced podiatrist or recent graduate: Well-established foot and ankle surgery/sports medicine practice looking to hire a Talented Team Player to add to our successful family. Must be surgically trained, willing to work hard, and grow with us. Highly competitive salary. Modern, advanced equipment, including PinPointe laser. Terrific opportunity for the right doctor. Signing bonus. Partnership potential. Please send cover letter and CV to: linchpindpm@yahoo.com 
 
ASSOCIATE POSITION - SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY 
 
Multi-office podiatry practice in Suffolk County seeks full time associate, leading to partnership. New York State license required. Must be self-motivated and energetic. Competitive compensation package. Please email CV to newpodiatrist@optimum.net
 
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PRACTICE FOR SALE – MANHATTAN 
 
Busy long standing practice in central location. Looking to transition someone to run the practice or can purchase outright. Office has new equipment including digital x-ray and large treatment areas. Serious inquiries only. Please email for more info. feetny56@gmail.com 
 
PRACTICE FOR SALE - NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA
 
30 yr surgical practice 50% ankle/rearfoot. Modern building (seller owned) 1 block from Hosp. PCP, Ortho, urgent care surgical referrals. Will stay for transition. Contracts with ACO and panels transferable. Dedicated staff willing to stay on. Recent grads could acquire enough cases for boards in the first year. Anklepractice@yahoo.com
 
PHILADELPHIA AREA HOME CARE PRACTICE FOR SALE 
 
Established ten years. Broad referral base includes Home Care & Hospice departments of Penn, Main Line Health, Crozier-Keystone, VA. Mercy, VNA, Private Agencies, MD/DOs & DPMs not doing house calls. Territory includes Philadelphia, Delaware Counties & Main Line. Medicare & Cash Only. Low Overhead! Huge number of homebound patients need care. Great expansion potential into Bucks & Chester counties & world of Managed Care. Leonard Goldsmith, DPM  610-529-7505. captlengoldsmith1@comcast.net
 
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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