What Would You Do In These Practice Management Scenarios?

Lynn Homisak PRT | 1,285 reads | 0 comments | 08/05/2016

As we grow, we learn. At least, I hope we do. Over the years, I have indeed learned that the best lessons are from our personal experiences. Since I have this great venue to share my experiences, here are a couple of real life practice management scenarios that I would love for you to weigh in on. How would your office handle these? What would you do?  

(The names have been changed to protect the innocent.)

Pertinent Pearls On Conservative Management Of Lisfranc Injuries

Joseph C. D’Amico, DPM, DABPO | 3,044 reads | 0 comments | 08/30/2016

This author presents an orthotic solution for a 67-year-old, who presented with pain following a fifth metatarsal base fracture.

On March 18, 2016, I had the opportunity to examine a formerly active, otherwise essentially healthy 67-year-old female psychologist who presented to me with a chief concern of persistent left midfoot and lateral ankle pain following immobilization for a left fifth metatarsal base fracture sustained on September 1, 2015.

Dispelling 10 Practice Management Misconceptions

Lynn Homisak PRT | 1,383 reads | 0 comments | 10/07/2015

1. You will lose your patients if you do not treat all their concerns in one visit, even though the scheduled time does not allow for it.

Can Acupuncture Have An Impact In Postoperative Pain Management?

Kristine Hoffman DPM | 2,537 reads | 0 comments | 01/20/2016

Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of natural medicine. Practitioners have used acupuncture in the treatment and management of numerous disorders including acute pain, chronic pain and musculoskeletal disorders.1

Key Insights On Conservative And Surgical Management Of Ectrodactyly

Saleena Niehaus DPM | 3,870 reads | 0 comments | 11/24/2015

Having never seen ectrodactyly outside of textbooks and journals, I was intrigued when a patient presented to clinic with split-hand/split-foot malformation. She was the third generation in her family with the deformity, having inherited it from her mother.

Pertinent Pearls On Surgical Management Of A Displaced Sustentaculum Tali Fracture

Nicholas Bevilacqua, DPM, FACFAS | 2,410 reads | 0 comments | 05/31/2016

This author describes open reduction and internal fixation of an isolated sustentaculum tali fracture in a 24-year-old female.

Reading The Signs Of When Staff Is Happy Or Unhappy

Lynn Homisak PRT | 847 reads | 0 comments | 07/14/2015

My fellow Baby Boomers will remember this song from growing up in the ‘70s: “Sign, sign … everywhere a sign” by the Five Man Electrical Band. When I heard the song replayed today, it reminded me of a website I had seen recently: This site advocates the benefit of being able to identify dogs who need more space (i.e., those that have health issues, are in training, are being rehabilitated or are just scared or reactive to other dogs) by having them wear a yellow ribbon or placing something yellow on their leash.

Keys To Orthotic Management When There Is An Ulcer Under The Hallux

Larry Huppin DPM | 689 reads | 0 comments | 12/22/2015

A colleague recently called me regarding a patient with an ulcer under the hallux. The patient is active. He works in an OR and spends most of the day on his feet. My colleague was looking for a way to use orthotic therapy to decrease force under the hallux.

There are a number of ways to decrease force under the hallux. Our primary goals are to decrease any functional hallux limitus that is occurring in order to decrease pressure under the hallux and then transfer pressure directly off the ulcerated area.

Emphasizing The Impact Of Staff Morale And Engagement On Practice Growth

Lynn Homisak PRT | 828 reads | 1 comments | 09/03/2015

I spend a lot of my work hours educating doctors on the importance of good management. While good management is admittedly not their number one priority, it is important for doctors to understand that a lack of management and (often worse) poor management directly correlate to a less trusting, less committed staff. This, in turn, affects the amount of conviction staff have in their employer and their level of engagement (read: productivity and job satisfaction) in the practice.

With Gratitude And Thanks To Podiatry Today’s Editorial Staff

Jenny L Sanders DPM | 1,521 reads | 1 comments | 11/24/2014

Without the tireless efforts of Jeff Hall and Brian McCurdy, Podiatry Today would not be the award-winning clinical magazine and resource it is. During this season of gratitude and thanks, I wanted to use this blog post to acknowledge Jeff and Brian’s service and contribution not only to Podiatry Today but podiatrists everywhere. For those readers unaware of Jeff and Brian’s dedication and accomplishments on behalf of the magazine, I thought it was important to note the following highlights.