Volume 24 - Issue 8 - August 2011

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A Guide To Drug-Drug Interactions In Podiatry

Robert G. Smith, DPM, MSc, RPh, CPed | 17740 reads | 0 comments

Given the likelihood that one of your patients is already taking a prescription drug, it is critical to be aware of potential interactions between medications. In addition to reviewing pertinent pharmacology principles, this author offers insights on azole antifungals, NSAIDs and a variety of other medications, and how to reduce the risk of harmful interactions.



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Case Study: Treating Chronic Pain In A Middle-Aged Distance Runner

Bruce Williams, DPM | 6787 reads | 1 comments

This author discusses the treatment of a 53-year-old runner who presents with a range of podiatric problems as well as right knee pain and chronic low back pain.



Forum »

Podiatry Seminar Content: Science Or Infomercials?

Kevin Kirby, DPM | 3913 reads | 0 comments

Over my 26 years of podiatric practice, I have had the pleasure of attending many fine podiatric medical and surgical seminars, both as a seminar registrant and a speaker. Having this many years of podiatry seminars under my belt, I have made some observations about how our seminars are conducted. These observations give me hope but also give me concern for the future of our profession.



Technology In Practice »

An Emerging Option For Metatarsal Head Resurfacing Of The First MPJ

Podiatry Today Staff | 3341 reads | 0 comments

Perhaps you are tired of seeing loosening and pistoning with first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) implants. Perhaps you are trying to alleviate the concerns of a patient who is apprehensive about a fusion procedure and wants to maintain some degree of motion in the first MPJ. Perhaps you are looking for an alternative implant that is technically straightforward.



Practice Builders »

How To Hire The Right People For Your Practice

Kevin McDonald, DPM | 6417 reads | 0 comments

The owner/manager of a podiatry practice is tasked with three important functions. These functions are as follows: performing and promoting a medical service for which there is a sufficient demand; hiring the right people and putting them in the right positions to help provide this service in a competitive marketplace; and providing the leadership and guidance for those people who will help the practice prosper over time.



Feature »

A Guide To Coding For Outpatient And In-Hospital Debridement

Anthony Poggio, DPM | 39318 reads | 2 comments

In order to ensure proper coding and timely reimbursement, it is essential to have a heightened awareness of recent changes to debridement codes. Accordingly, this author offers a closer look at the new codes and discusses criteria for selecting the proper codes.



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