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  • September 2007 | Volume 20 - Issue 9
    By John H. McCord, DPM
    2,689 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/07
    Second opinions were easy when I started my practice 32 years ago. There was an ancient orthopedic surgeon (who also did gallbladders and hysterectomies). He always tried to steal my patients who came to him for a second opinion. The tremors in his hands tended to scare the patients back to me. There were two young orthopedic surgeons who would say, “We can do a good job for you but McCord is as good as we are, but not better.” This mixed message always left them confused and they generally returned to me. There were no other podiatrists within 30 miles. ... continue reading
    By Aaron Becker, Special Projects Editor
    7,838 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/07
    When it comes to being recognized as a true sports medicine physician, Lisa Schoene, DPM, ATC, says in order to “talk the talk, you better walk the walk.” Dr. Schoene says the best sports medicine practitioners are the ones who cover the events and are out there covering races even when it is cold and rainy or starting very early in the morning. “Hands-on experience is imperative in my mind,” emphasizes Dr. Schoene, who has covered many marathons, triathlons and other races. “I question the physician who says he or she is a ‘sports medicine spe ... continue reading