Volume 19 - Issue 4 - April 2006

Practice Builders »

Surefire Strategies For Driving Patients Away From Your Practice

By Michael Z. Metzger, DPM, MBA | 4134 reads | 0 comments

Successful DPMs know the right formulas for keeping patients. One should manage medical information professionally, run an efficient office, listen to patient concerns and always keep the patient foremost in mind. On the flip side, if a podiatric practice engages in certain other behaviors, the podiatrist will likely see more than a few patients walk out the door without returning any time soon.
That said, here are pearls on what not to do to keep a thriving practice. Unlike articles that suggest ideas to help you keep patients, I absolutely guarantee that the ideas presented in this article

Orthotics Q&A »

Comparing Lessons On Biomechanics And The Realities Of Clinical Experience

Guest Clinical Editor: Bruce Williams, DPM | 7785 reads | 0 comments

Although what one learned in podiatric medical school is invaluable in a podiatry career, sometimes podiatrists may encounter a different reality in clinical practice. These expert panelists weigh what they learned in school with their experience and the current research. They also detail which directions future orthotic research should take.

Q: What is the current research telling us about how the foot really functions as opposed to what many podiatrists were taught in school?
Much of the current research focuses on the importance of the midtarsal joint(s) and how they have a

Feature »

Maximizing Orthotic Success With Basketball Players

By Patrick A. DeHeer, DPM | 17729 reads | 0 comments

When a foot and ankle specialist is involved as part of the medical staff for a college or professional basketball team, the demands on injury prevention and rehabilitation are significant. This high level of specialized care in the professional and collegiate setting involves several people, including the players, coaches, trainer, other medical staff and management in professional teams.

Since treatment can involve the careers of those associated with the team, there is a certain amount of pressure on the treating physician. With so much at stake, two critical factors play an integral ro