DPM Blogs

Starting Your Practice Off On The Right Foot After Graduation

William Fishco DPM FACFAS
7/30/12 | 3008 reads | 1 comments
Every year on July 1, a new group of graduating residents enter the real world of practicing podiatric medicine and surgery. To that end, I want to share my thoughts and give some advice for those who are embarking on a new chapter in their professional lives. All of my previous students and residents who have spent time with me in my office have heard this before. Since only a select few get to spend time with me, I would like to share this with everyone. Read More.

Podiatric Dermatology: What Is Your Diagnosis?

Tracey Vlahovic DPM
7/27/12 | 3614 reads | 6 comments
Can you identify the condition shown in the photo on the left? Read More.

Why Minimalist Shoes Are A Boon For My Practice

Doug Richie Jr. DPM FACFAS
7/26/12 | 5244 reads | 1 comments
I am fascinated by the postings on this Web site in which colleagues argue about the merits of barefoot running as well as the superiority of minimalist shoes over traditional running shoes. I have been one of many who have challenged the barefoot/minimalist advocates but now I wonder why I should go through any effort at all. The fact is that my own clinical practice has blossomed with new patients presenting with injuries directly attributed to this new type of footwear. Read More.

How Running Cadence Can Be A Clue To Injury Prevention

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS
7/25/12 | 3069 reads | 0 comments
People often mention cadence when discussing proper running technique. What exactly does it mean? Read More.

Reaching Out To The Public To Save A Leg, Save A Life

Warren S. Joseph DPM FIDSA
7/20/12 | 2240 reads | 0 comments
On July 15, I had the pleasure of participating in a radio interview on WOKV in Jacksonville, Fla., the largest talk radio station in northern Florida. Here is the link to the audiostream: http://wokv.media.streamtheworld.com/audio/save_leg_save_101730761.mp3 . Read More.

Getting What You Deserve After Residency Graduation

Patrick DeHeer DPM FACFAS
7/18/12 | 3623 reads | 0 comments
This July, podiatric residency graduates are transitioning from comfort and protection into the world of student loans, angry patients, indifferent staff, long hours, mountains of paperwork, unjust malpractice laws, malicious malpractice attorneys and insatiable insurance companies. I wish to offer them a collective piece of advice: Do not listen to the naysayers. Read More.

Proactive Practice Growth Tips To Get The Patients You Want To Treat

Bradly Bussewitz DPM
7/13/12 | 3420 reads | 1 comments
I’m not done. That is to say, I’m not writing this implying that I have a thriving practice and my patient recruitment is complete. My intent is to share my methods and experience in my first 10 months of practice. For those just getting started, those looking to increase patient traffic or those making a practice move, the following may help. Read More.

Are You Feeding The Cycle Of Success?

Lynn Homisak PRT
7/11/12 | 2843 reads | 0 comments
Have you ever felt like you were in a rut or stuck in a hole? If you have, then you know how quickly this feeling of helplessness feeds negativity, which in turn feeds complaining and pessimism until you find yourself so stuck that you have actually talked yourself into staying there because it is too much effort to climb out. This is typical of a downward negative cycle. Read More.

Slicing A Patient's Complaints Down One Layer At A Time

Stephen Barrett DPM FACFAS
7/10/12 | 3093 reads | 5 comments
The “onion” is more common than rare and every practice is filled with them. Onions are easy to identify most of the time as Ms. Tuber, our fictitious representative of the onion phyla, always presents with a list of multiple complaints. (By definition, a patient can still be an onion with only one chief complaint. We will get to that later.) Read More.