DPM Blogs

Secrets To Passing The ABPS Boards

Ron Raducanu DPM FACFAS
3/26/13 | 8430 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.

Is Gun Violence A Podiatric Health Issue?

Lee C. Rogers DPM
3/25/13 | 2489 reads | 0 comments
After the tragic shooting of 20 first graders and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, both lawmakers and the President have promised action. Many Americans see gun violence as a political issue and offer their own opinions on the Second Amendment, albeit something only the Supreme Court can do. Certainly, politicians are needed to act on the issue of gun violence but let’s look at it from a medical perspective. Read More.

Can Chromium Supplementation Have An Impact For Patients With Diabetes?

Allen Jacobs DPM FACFAS
3/22/13 | 2223 reads | 0 comments
We are encountering diabetes with increased frequency in daily practice. The disease is associated with obesity, dyslipidemia and cardiovascular abnormalities, and appears to be approaching epidemic proportions. Insulin resistance precedes the onset of overt type 2 diabetes. Many of the currently available drugs utilized for the treatment of insulin resistance are associated with significant adverse reactions. The utilization of supplements presents an attractive opportunity to reduce insulin resistance without adverse sequelae. Read More.

Maintaining Perspective With Changes In Coverage For High-End Products

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS
3/18/13 | 2088 reads | 1 comments
Approaching my 10th year in practice, I have seen more than a few changes, not only in the field of healthcare but also in the field of pharmaceuticals. As a resident, I caught the end of the era of golf trips, high-priced dinners with wine and baseball games with unlimited snacks. As I began practicing with my multispecialty group, I was still seeing weekly lunches and Starbucks, which ended up being a second cup of coffee for the morning. Read More.

Does Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Really Have A Stocking Distribution?

Stephen Barrett DPM FACFAS
3/14/13 | 3127 reads | 1 comments
Tossing and turning, trying to decide if I was dreaming or truly awake in a seemingly restless, endless fog, I knew, or at least I thought, that I was watching a trial of some sort on the TV. It was not ESPN, but DSPN, the new network that had just hit the airwaves. Read More.

Should Patients With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Do Weightbearing Exercise?

David G. Armstrong DPM MD PhD
3/13/13 | 2956 reads | 0 comments
Podiatric physicians can face a dilemma of whether patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy can exercise due to insensitive feet. A recent study in The Foot says neuropathic patients can participate in some monitored exercise.1 Read More.

Could Some Of Your Office Staff Work From Home?

Lynn Homisak PRT
3/12/13 | 2558 reads | 0 comments
Dr. Donna’s billing person, Marilyn, has been with the practice for about eight years. Marilyn is a hard worker and has never given the doctor any reason to think she slouches on the job. Her job description is limited to billing and she does her work efficiently, in a timely manner and without complaints. Read More.

How Patients Can Get An Aerobic Workout While Staying Off Their Feet

Jenny L Sanders DPM
3/7/13 | 3147 reads | 0 comments
Not being able to exercise due to foot injury, surgery or lower extremity immobilization can be a frustrating problem for patient and physician alike. We want our patients to be adherent to our immobilization instructions and patients want to continue their cardio fitness workouts in spite of immobilization. For the past two years, my office has been recommending the following YouTube video by Laurel House: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=LtrciwU4Fbo . Read More.

Do Podiatrists Use First Ray Cutouts Too Much?

Larry Huppin DPM
3/6/13 | 3275 reads | 1 comments
The first metatarsal cutout or first ray cutout is a common orthotic modification clinicians use to allow the first ray to plantarflex in order to treat functional hallux limitus. I think it should be noted, however, that if a practitioner takes extremely good negative cast, writes an appropriate prescription, uses an orthotic lab and does not overfill the medial arch, the first ray cutout should rarely be necessary. Read More.