Podiatry Today

Why EMRs Are Moving In The Wrong Direction

July 22, 2014

As many hospitals and institutions work at transitioning to electronic medical records (EMR), the ability to obtain information on a patient has become more difficult than ever. In my opinion, electronic medical records as we know them today are probably the largest setback to the advancement of medicine that we have seen

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Pearls On Treating Peroneal Tendon Dislocation

July 17, 2014

The peroneus longus and peroneus brevis tendons are prone to dislocation due to athletic activities and other factors. This makes it imperative to have a grasp of treatment options.

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What Podiatry ‘Life Hacks’ Do You Use To Make Your Life Easier?

July 16, 2014

Life hacking, according to Wikipedia, is “any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency in all walks of life. In other words, anything that solves an everyday problem in an inspired, ingenious manner.” There are several websites that provide useful and interesting life hacks such as: http://1000lifehacks.com/ , http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/100-life-hacks-that-make-life…

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Are DPMs Underusing The TCC To Offload Diabetic Foot Ulcers?

July 15, 2014

Despite the evidence supporting the efficacy of total contact casts (TCC) to offload diabetic foot ulcers, podiatric physicians may not be putting this evidence into practice, according to a recent study. read more

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Addressing Toe Web Space Infections In Patients With Diabetes

July 11, 2014

Toe web space infection can be associated with significant morbidity. Not infrequently, toe web space infections result in cellulitis. This may progress from initial tinea pedis and skin xerosis

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Finding The Right Foot For Aesthetic Surgery

July 10, 2014

“Dong, dong, dong.” The bell tower clock had just finished ringing in the new midnight. The prince quickly ran outside to the front steps of the palace to find the beautiful lass who had captivated him that night.

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FDA approves KERYDIN™ (tavaborole) for toenail onychomycosis

July 8, 2014

Press Release: FDA Approves Anacor Pharmaceuticals’ KERYDIN™ (Tavaborole) Topical Solution, 5% for the Treatment of Onychomycosis of the Toenails July 08, 2014 Quote: Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAC) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the New Drug Application for KERYDIN™ (tavaborole) topical solution, 5%, the first oxaborole antifungal approved for the topical treatment of onychomycosis of the toenails

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A Closer Look At Non-Dermatologic Disorders Associated With Psoriasis

July 8, 2014

Psoriasis is one of the most common skin conditions, affecting 2 to 4 percent of the population. 1 Etiologies for this chronic, immune-mediated skin disease include both genetic and environmental factors. The five main types of psoriasis are plaque, guttate, inverse, pustular and erythrodermic

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How Much Should You Be Paying Your Podiatric Medical Assistants?

July 3, 2014

I’d like to share with you a two-part question that both staff and doctors ask me frequently (maybe you’re even one of the ones who have approached me): What is the “going rate” average salary for a podiatric medical assistant and is there a salary “cap” for what an assistant should be earning? As long as the podiatric medical assistant’s scope of practice remains undefined, training remains on the job and marginal at best, and tasks delegated to staff vary from office to office, determining an average “going rate” salary will continue to be a challenge in our profession.

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Why Charging Patients For A Biomechanical Evaluation Makes Sense

July 2, 2014

Let’s face it. Insurance reimbursements are shrinking while the costs of maintaining a successful podiatry practice are increasing.

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