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Understanding The Nuances Of Negotiating Physician Contracts

Jon A. Hultman, DPM, MBA, CVA | 51 reads | 0 comments

Whether you are starting out in a podiatry practice, haggling over a managed care contract or selling a practice you’ve had for years, there are many factors that go into being a savvy negotiator. Accordingly, this author focuses on strategies that address both the economic and emotional issues that play a part in negotiating physician contracts.



News and Trends »

August 2014

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As the federal government cracks down on nosocomial infections and injuries, one-quarter of the hospitals in the United States will reportedly lose some of their Medicare funding.



Diabetes Watch »

Can Ultrasound Debridement Facilitate Biofilm Removal From Diabetic Foot Ulcers?

Melinda Bowlby, DPM, and Peter Blume, DPM, FACFAS | 271 reads | 0 comments

A patient with diabetes mellitus has a 15 to 25 percent chance of developing a diabetic foot ulcer during his or her lifetime.1 Once the patient with diabetes develops an ulcer, there is an even higher rate of ulcer recurrence at 50 to 70 percent over five years.1



Dermatology Diagnosis »

Diagnosing And Treating A Scaling Interdigital Rash

William Fishco, DPM, FACFAS | 74 reads | 0 comments

A 39-year-old female presented to my office with the chief complaint of a rash between her big toe and second toe for a six-month duration. She described the itch as severe at times. The patient noticed tiny blisters that would pop and express a clear fluid. Ultimately, she would have scaling of skin where the blisters were located.



Orthotics Q&A »

Exploring New Horizons In Orthotics Research

Guest Clinical Editor: Steven King, DPM, CPed | 74 reads | 0 comments

These expert panelists expound on maximalist footwear and orthoses for combat boots for soldiers. They also discuss whether orthotics can reduce negative work and under what circumstances runners should be allowed to wear orthoses in competition.



Sports Medicine »

Pearls On Treating Plantar Fasciitis In Athletes

Dianne Mitchell, DPM, FAAPSM, FACFAOM | 58 reads | 0 comments

As podiatrists, we see plantar fasciitis in our offices many times each day, especially in athletes. We know what it is and have a good idea of what causes it.