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  • June 2002 | Volume 15 - Issue 6
    By Stephen Monaco, DPM
    3,578 reads | 0 comments | 06/03/02
    Nothing makes us more angry and frustrated than discrimination based on participation and reimbursement levels. One of the classic examples is when we perform a bunionectomy and get reimbursed at a lower rate than an MD or DO for doing the same procedure. Indeed, the cost-cutting measures and restrictive practices of insurers make discrimination an everyday reality in our practices. Often, insurers will take advantage of our ignorance of the law to improve their own profit margins. Are there any steps we can take to help ensure fair and equal payment for the services we provide to our patien ... continue reading
    By Brian McCurdy, Associate Editor
    9,708 reads | 0 comments | 06/03/02
    Do enough people know about your practice? Do enough primary care doctors know about your practice? Are you getting enough referrals or are most of them going to the DPM two blocks over? Several DPMs and a podiatric assistant say you have to be skilled in patient empathy, excel at staff relations and be a savvy marketer, among other things, if you want to build and sustain a thriving podiatric practice. ... continue reading
    By Brian McCurdy, Associate Editor
    2,206 reads | 0 comments | 06/03/02
    Can hyaluronan therapy help you achieve better treatment results with indolent diabetic foot ulcers? Indeed, researchers do believe that hyaluronan-containing dressings may provide adjunctive benefits in facilitating quicker healing. According to a recent study presented at the 15th Annual Symposium On Advanced Wound Care, a healing regimen that included the hyaluronan dressings took an average of 8.6 weeks. All 36 patients in the study underwent surgical debridement for their diabetic foot wounds and were placed on therapy consisting of hyaluronan dressings (Hyalofill, ConvaTec) with dre ... continue reading
    Here you can see a medial malleolar stress fracture of the distal tibial physis. Note the accessory ossicle.
    By Amol Saxena, DPM, and Andrew Cassidy, DPM
    156,141 reads | 0 comments | 06/03/02
    Stress fractures in and around the ankle are most often due to repetitive stress. These injuries are often underdiagnosed and may be misdiagnosed as “shin splints.” In fact, the symptoms may persist for an extended period before the diagnosis of a stress fracture is even made. One reason for this is these types of injuries are often sports-related. Athletes, in general, may have a higher pain threshold and continue to exercise, which can exacerbate symptoms. At the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, we see a predominantly athletic population in our sports medicine department. Our goal is not ... continue reading

    2,605 reads | 0 comments | 06/03/02