Volume 20 - Issue 2 - February 2007

Letters »

Clearing Up Misconceptions On Cryoneuroablation

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      I read with interest the discussion of heel pain authored by Stephen Barrett, DPM (see “Should You Change Your Approach To Plantar Fasciosis?,” page 48, November 2006 issue). As a pain management physician who has treated podiatry failures for the last 15 years, I cannot agree more with his assessment of the misdiagnosis of “plantar fasciitis.”

      I also find it interesting that he confirms the etiology (and, by extension, the appropriate treatment) of a heel tendonosis. Regenerative injection therapy, known in the past as prolotherapy, makes



Diabetes Watch »

Can Incretin Mimetics Improve Beta Cell Dysfunction

By Mackenzi Nelson, DPM, and John S. Steinberg, DPM | 6786 reads | 0 comments

      Since the discovery of diabetes, researchers have worked diligently to extend the life expectancy of those affected by diabetes. From the advent of insulin in 1921 until the present day, advances in medical management have had a very significant impact on life expectancy and glycemic control in this population.1 Helpful treatments ranging from diet and exercise to oral drug therapy and exogenous insulin have steady advances in the treatment of this patient population.

      Medications that are currently available for the management of blood gl



Practice Builders »

Understanding The Allure Of A Multispecialty Group Practice

By Glenn Weinraub, DPM | 6307 reads | 0 comments

      As I was channel surfing the other night, something caught my eye. It was the Discovery channel and I was looking at a huge herd of some hoofed animal. They looked pleasant enough and at peace with the world. Then a lioness came out of nowhere and whacked one of the older animals. Indeed, this particular life and death struggle on the Serengeti reminds me of why a group practice makes so much sense today.

      That lioness could just as easily have been an insurance company executive and the herd could have been the group practice. In this case, the herd