How A Mystery Novel Spurred A Look At Our Patient Care Ethics

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John H. McCord, DPM

   We need to wake up and focus on our patients’ needs rather than our own. I have seen every kind of gimmick peddled in podiatry offices. One DPM near me offers spray tanning. Another offers LASER hair removal. So-called “cosmetic foot surgery” really baffles me.

   I just practiced plain old podiatric medicine and foot surgery, and did okay. My only gimmick was an upbeat, caring staff that attracted more patients than I ever could.

   Now I must pack for a cruise, again.

   Dr. McCord retired from practice in 2008 at the Centralia Medical Center in Centralia, Wash.

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