Striving To Stay At The Top Of Your Surgical Game

William Fishco DPM FACFAS
3/4/10 | 2558 reads | 1 comments
I have been practicing for 12 years now and some things have not changed. I still worry about my patients. I often wake up in the middle of the night feeling flushed when the stress of a recent surgery or an upcoming surgery is on my mind. You run the surgery over and over in your head questioning whether the fixation is strong enough. Will the patient be adherent? Did I get enough correction? Will the correction hold over time? Did I do the best procedure for that given circumstance? Read More.

The Art Of Dealing With The Challenges Of Hammertoe Surgery

William Fishco DPM FACFAS
1/29/10 | 14954 reads | 1 comments
Hammertoe surgery is a mainstay in every podiatrist’s office. I have personally found that hammertoe surgery is among the most challenging surgery we perform. Although the surgery is seemingly simple, the results are not as predictable as other surgeries that we do. When we look at each toe individually, there are inherent challenges that each one possesses. Read More.

The Top Ten Ubiquitous Patients Who Present To Podiatry Offices

William Fishco DPM FACFAS
1/4/10 | 3823 reads | 1 comments
On the lighter side, I thought I would dedicate this blog to our patients. Here is a top ten list of the ubiquitous podiatric patients for your review and reflections. 1. “The Poor Historian.” The Poor Historian presents to your office for the first time. While you are reviewing his or her intake paperwork, you notice that the patient is not taking any medications, never had any surgery, and has no allergies. On paper, the Poor Historian looks like the epitome of good health. Read More.

Giving Thanks For Those Who Helped Shape My Career In Podiatry

William Fishco DPM FACFAS
12/7/09 | 4437 reads | 2 comments
Given the holiday season, I thought I would dedicate this blog to giving thanks to those who have helped me in my professional life. Read More.

Pivotal Improvements That Have Led To Increased Efficiency And Quality Care

William Fishco DPM FACFAS
11/13/09 | 3385 reads | 0 comments
I want to share with you some of the greatest improvements I have implemented in my office that have changed the way I practice podiatry. Read More.

Lateral Column Pain: Underscoring The Challenges In Diagnosis And Treatment

William Fishco DPM FACFAS
10/12/09 | 14204 reads | 0 comments
The majority of patient encounters to the podiatrist are secondary to pain in the foot and/or ankle. If we draw an imaginary line bisecting the lower leg and extending distally to the third toe, pain in the medial aspect of the foot and ankle is typically straightforward. Read More.

Keeping Surgery Simple: Why K-Wires Are Underrated

William Fishco DPM FACFAS
9/4/09 | 11516 reads | 3 comments
In some of my earlier blogs, I wrote about how I like to keep things simple in daily practice. This concept also applies to surgery. Let’s face it: we are always looking for better ways of doing things in surgery. That is what separates a surgeon from a technician. Maybe you want to tweak the way you make your bone cut or try different fixation techniques. After all, we are always striving for perfection every time we walk into the operating room. Read More.

Three Secrets For A Successful Podiatry Practice

William Fishco DPM FACFAS
7/28/09 | 11759 reads | 0 comments
I would like to share with you my business secrets for a successful podiatry practice. Unfortunately, no one teaches us how to run a business in podiatry school. When you get up in the morning and head to the office, you may not consider yourself a businessman/woman but you are. You basically have two hats to wear. Read More.

Why I Prefer Having A ‘Mom and Pop’ Podiatry Practice

William Fishco DPM FACFAS
7/1/09 | 4657 reads | 3 comments
What is the best practice model for today’s podiatrist? I can tell you from experience that I have tried just about everything and I think I have figured it out. Most of us have had the same dream starting out in podiatry school when we envisioned our practice as an empire. In your dream, you may have envisioned multiple offices blanketing all corners of the metropolitan city. Most of us dream and think big because we are motivated and intelligent people. After all, that is what got us to where we are now. Read More.