Volume 20 - Issue 2 - February 2007

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How To Provide Physical Therapy As An Ancillary Service

By Jonathan Moore, DPM | 38052 reads | 1 comments

      It should not be news that adding ancillary services to your practice not only improves patient outcomes (if done right) but moreover, ancillary services have the ability to improve your bottom line dramatically. Some estimates state upward of a 60 percent boost or higher to the bottom line. While podiatry has long been familiar with ancillary services like X-ray, vascular testing, nerve conduction testing and ultrasound, physical therapy (PT) has for many years been left off the table.



Dermatology Diagnosis »

When Multiple Lesions Fail To Resolve On The Lower Extremities

By Gary “Dock” Dockery, DPM, FACFAS | 35611 reads | 0 comments

      A 51-year-old man presents to the clinic with a chief complaint of multiple warts on both lower legs and feet. He reports that the lesions have been present for almost two years and appear to be increasing in numbers and size. The patient saw his family physician a year ago and was told to begin treating the warts with an over-the-counter wart medication containing a low percentage of salicylic acid. Since that time, he has randomly applied the wart cream with little success but did note that some of the lesions appeared to get smaller with treatment.

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Positive Results From Negative Pressure Therapy

      For wound healing, DPMs might find success with the power of negative pressure therapy.

      The Vario 18ci negative pressure wound therapy system is an AC/DC C/I aspriator and wound dressing kit that can promote healing and the development of granulation tissue, according to the manufacturer Medela Medical Technology. The company says the product can treat stage III and IV pressure ulcers, neuropathic and venous insufficiency ulcers, dehisced wounds, partial-thickness burns, skin grafts and fl