Volume 26 - Issue 6 - June 2013

Feature »

Are Fears Of Losing Patients Preventing Appropriate Referrals?

Amanda Wright, Special Projects Editor | 4060 reads | 0 comments

While a variety of issues may contribute to a reluctance to refer patients for some physicians, ensuring appropriate and timely referrals can facilitate optimal patient care and go a long way toward preventing potential malpractice lawsuits.

News and Trends »

June 2013

Danielle Chicano, Editorial Associate | 3310 reads | 0 comments

“Just as we were peaking, when the bulk of the runners were coming in (the medical tent), that’s when all hell broke loose,” explains Howard Palamarchuk, DPM, as he recalls the moments surrounding the first blast at this year’s Boston Marathon.

Diabetes Watch »

Amniotic Membrane: Does It Have Promise For Diabetic Foot Ulcers?

Karen Shum, DPM, and Lee C. Rogers, DPM | 7965 reads | 0 comments

The prevalence of diabetes, estimated at 14 percent in 2010, is projected to increase to 21 percent of adults in the United States by 2050.1 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has projected that as many as one out of three U.S. adults could have diabetes by 2050 if current trends continue.1

Orthotics Q&A »

Current Insights On Orthoses For Achilles Tendinosis, Plantar Fasciitis And Posterior Insertional Spurs

Guest Clinical Editor: James Clough, DPM | 6371 reads | 0 comments

Can orthoses have a positive impact for conditions such as Achilles tendinosis, posterior insertional spurs on the calcaneus and plantar fasciitis? Our esteemed panel weighs in with their perspectives.

Sports Medicine »

Conducting A Quick And Easy Functional Lower Extremity Exam Of An Athlete

Paul Langer, DPM | 9561 reads | 0 comments

The art of doing a musculoskeletal exam on an athlete is really about utilizing simple tests in order to provide insights into the highly complex nature of human movement. There are many perspectives and philosophies on how to best examine the lower extremity.

Practice Builders »

Why Social Media Is Essential For Your Practice

Rem Jackson | 4589 reads | 0 comments

What does social media have to do with practicing medicine? Nothing. You could ignore social media and the Internet, and still practice podiatry just as effectively as you always have. However, at some point in the future, you will be practicing podiatry less often and with fewer patients. I don’t make this point to be confrontational or arrogant. I make this point because it is a fact. It is important for you to know and understand why social media is important to you and your patients.