Callous patterns

April 28, 2016

I’ve read that callous patterns are associated with certain foot deformities. My questions are: Is it possible to get an idea of what foot pathology someone has just by looking at someone’s callous

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Charcot foot: A step toward avoiding amputation

September 29, 2015

Diabetes is a growing problem in the U.S. — now affecting close to 30 million people.

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New bandage is aimed at reducing amputation rate

April 14, 2015

Portsmouth is at the heart of pioneering a treatment that could reduce the number of diabetes-related foot amputations.

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Changing from Frontdesk to another software

November 7, 2014

Has anybody successfully done this to merge patient files from Frontdesk to another software? Just a little concerned that the extended care plan that frontdesk offer recently went 25% with annual increases above CPI forecast.

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Stabilize your ankles to prevent injury

September 30, 2014

Picture this: a constantly shifting mass weighing 45-90 kilograms is balanced on two small pillars, each less than 20 centimeters wide and about 20 centimeters tall. The pillars are made up of three parts, held together with strong fibrous bands. It is the job of this small structure to help keep the moving mass constantly in balance and upright.

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Struggling to move: Delving into the pain of osteoarthritis

May 27, 2014

Her foot pain began 15 years ago, leading to a 2002 diagnosis of osteoarthritis, which left her limping and unable to walk for extended periods of time. And it progressively worsened. In time, Deborah Cole Thomas, 60, of Plum, Pa., would undergo surgeries to fuse joints in both feet along with a left-ankle replacement, all from the wear-and-tear form of arthritis.

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Practical, protective foot health steps for people with diabetes

December 4, 2012

Healthy feet are essential for overall good health, no matter your age, fitness level or physical challenges. For people with diabetes, however, taking care of their feet is especially vital. More than 60 percent of all non-traumatic lower-limb amputations worldwide are related to complications from the disease, according to the American Diabetes Association.

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Make the most of patient education opportunities at your practice

October 2, 2012

When you hear the term “patient education,” do you think only of the interaction that takes place in the exam room between a provider and their patient, and usually around helping a patient manage illness? It can be so much more than that. There are opportunities to engage patients in a variety of settings, and to expand the scope from disease management to comprehensive care.

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Simple methods to reduce no shows at your medical practice

September 4, 2012

The only way to ensure that every patient makes it to the office for their scheduled appointment may be to send a bus to pick them up, and even then, rest assured there will be one or two that still don’t make it. In order to fix this problem in a medical practice, you have to understand first the reasons that patients don’t make it to their appointments.

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Creating a culture for success at your medical practice

August 21, 2012

Owen Dahl writes, “Talking about the concept of ‘culture’ and ‘creativity’ in reference to medical practices can be both intriguing and scary. Most practices want a culture of stability, not one that faces constant change! However, while the old adage says two things are certain – death and taxes – I would add a third – change.”

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