Volume 20 - Issue 5 - May 2007

Forum »

Emphasizing First Impressions And People Skills Over The Interview Process

By John H. McCord, DPM | 2752 reads | 0 comments

Job interviews have been the greatest challenge for me during the past 32 years of running a podiatry practice. I am no good at it.

   I have read a few books on the topic and most suggest interview formulas. You and your office manager grill some poor kid with obscure questions like, “What are your five best qualities?” or “What did your last boss like least about you?” or “Where do you see yourself in five years?”

   I always ask the same question. “Is there anything you would just refuse to do on this job?”



News and Trends »

Does Secondhand Smoke Contribute To Delayed Post-Op Healing?

By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor | 6415 reads | 0 comments

Doctors in various professions have noted the deleterious effects of smoking on post-op healing. A new study says smokers take almost twice as long to heal as nonsmokers and also sheds light on another aspect of smoking: the delayed effects of healing in those exposed to secondhand smoke.



Diabetes Watch »

When Patients With Diabetes Have Lower Extremity Nerve Entrapments

By Greg Mowen, DPM | 8549 reads | 0 comments

Editor’s note: Peripheral nerve decompression for patients with diabetes and lower extremity neuropathy continues to be a hotly debated topic in podiatric medicine and other specialties. The driving force of evidence based medicine has looked critically upon this procedure while many respected surgeons in a variety of fields have found great clinical successes. Dr. Mowen reviews many of the debate topics and presents some helpful information and opinion in this column.
— Dr. Steinberg



Wound Care Q&A »

Inside Insights On Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Clinical Editor: Lawrence Karlock, DPM | 7800 reads | 0 comments

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) can have a positive effect on wound healing. These panelists detail what types of wounds can benefit from the technology, when to consider negative pressure and how various NPWT devices compare to one another.

Q:

What has been your general impression and experience with using negative pressure wound therapy for lower extremity wounds?

A:



Surgical Pearls »

Can Custom Bone Pegs Facilitate Effective Treatment Of Nonunions?

By Devon Glazer, DPM | 4431 reads | 0 comments

Nonunions can be difficult to address with any patient.



Feature »

Scope Of Practice: Where Things Stand

By Robert J. Smith, Contributing Editor | 12314 reads | 0 comments

Ambiguity and inconsistency seem to reign when it comes to the podiatric scope of practice in different states. This author consults leading DPMs in the legal battles over podiatric scope of practice and whether a uniform national scope of practice can be a viable solution.



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