Looking Deeper Into AdvaMed's Code Of Ethics

Ron Raducanu DPM FACFAS
11/29/13 | 3275 reads | 0 comments
Dear Mr. Van Haute, I read with great interest your recent online-exclusive article for Podiatry Today entitled “Why Your Sales Rep Doesn’t Bring You Flowers Anymore” (see http://www.podiatrytoday.com/why-your-sales-rep-doesn%E2%80%99t-bring-yo... ). Although I thank you for taking the time to write this feature, I can’t help but feel that there were some significant omissions as to the exact intentions of AdvaMed’s intentions. You do not really address the Code of Ethics and what the “Sunshine Law” truly reflects to the industry AdvaMed represents. Read More.

Why It’s Worth Revisiting The Lost Art Of Taping

Ron Raducanu DPM FACFAS
11/1/13 | 1613 reads | 0 comments
Taping is becoming a lost art. With all of our graduating residents getting virtually no office exposure throughout their three-year stints in training, it is a reality that we have to face and reverse. Read More.

What I Faced Starting Out As An Immigrant Podiatry Student

Ron Raducanu DPM FACFAS
10/2/13 | 3932 reads | 0 comments
Foreign students have a difficult immigration road ahead of them and hopefully this blog will give them more of a path than before. Read More.

Can Diagnostic Ultrasound Be Useful In The Right Hands?

Ron Raducanu DPM FACFAS
9/4/13 | 4031 reads | 0 comments
My colleagues confound and confuse me at times. I was very fortunate that in my residency, I had significant exposure to the benefits of offering diagnostic ultrasound as a modality in my future practice. I learned (along with my attendings because this was "new" at the time), what to look for and how to make out all those shades of gray you see when evaluating an image on the screen. Luckily, we were also sending our images to a radiologist who was always open to have us call him and ask about the results, and teach us how to “see” what was there. Read More.

Why I Prefer First MPJ Implants To Being A ‘Fusion Guy’

Ron Raducanu DPM FACFAS
8/8/13 | 2288 reads | 1 comments
I’m not a first MPJ “Fusion Guy.” To be truthful, I have not done one primary first metatarsophalangeal joint fusion throughout my whole career. I have done some redos but not one primary first MPJ fusion has crossed my OR table so far. I don’t think one ever will as a primary procedure choice for hallux limitus, regardless of the stage or age of the patient. The fusions I have seen or had to redo for others just did not do well for a variety of reasons. I think the current technology for first MPJ implant arthroplasties are great in comparison to what has been available in the past. Read More.

How To Combat The Residency ‘Shortage’

Ron Raducanu DPM FACFAS
5/28/13 | 4915 reads | 22 comments
I drive around from office to office a lot. When I drive, I think. Dangerous, I know. Lately though, the primary thing on my mind is this residency “shortage” and what in the world we can do to overcome this immense burden on our youngest colleagues. Read More.

How Do We Make Money With What We Were Trained To Do?

Ron Raducanu DPM FACFAS
4/25/13 | 3845 reads | 4 comments
Let’s talk money, ladies and gentlemen. More specifically, how do you make money with what you were trained to do? I posed this question to a classroom full of students who participated in a Practice Management Club lunch meeting at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. We were talking about practice management considerations when dealing with the pediatric population. After we discussed this at length, I posed the question of what type of practice these students were looking to get into after residency. One of the students very astutely said, “a practice that makes money!” Read More.

Secrets To Passing The ABPS Boards

Ron Raducanu DPM FACFAS
3/26/13 | 10234 reads | 7 comments
I want you to pass your American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS) boards. I really do. Despite all the conspiracy theorists, we all want you to pass your surgery boards. It can only serve to make our profession stronger. Read More.

An Open Letter To Salespeople Who Visit My Office

Ron Raducanu DPM FACFAS
2/12/13 | 5021 reads | 5 comments
Please have a seat. We need to have a chat. You do decent work and I know you are a new product rep. However, we need to lay down some ground rules here if we intend on working together. If you find this offensive or a waste of your time, you are free to leave anytime but I suggest you stick around and hear me out. Let us start with what I expect, etiquette-wise, when you come to my office. Read More.