Underscoring The Positive Impact DPMs Can Have On The Lives Of Their Patients

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Author(s): 
Camille Ryans, DPM

   However, the small act of staying current with peer-reviewed journal articles increases your knowledge base, which may in effect improve treatments to your patients and their overall health. It is not uncommon for patients to challenge you with information that they have read pertaining to their care. If you are able to convince them that you are knowledgeable about the topic, their regard for you will skyrocket.

   The podiatric profession has made huge strides since its humble beginning. As a new player to the arena of medicine, I believe it is imperative to preserve podiatry’s reputation in a positive light. Just like a young child with an insatiable quest for knowledge, podiatry will continue to grow.

   Dr. Ryans is a first-year resident at SSM DePaul Health Center in St. Louis.

   Dr. McCord recently retired from practice at the Centralia Medical Center in Centralia, Wash.

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Anonymoussays: July 2, 2010 at 9:56 am

Bravo Dr. Ryans,

FINALLY a positive light in all the naysayers. Ours is a wonderful profession where we help people to feel better almost on every encounter.

Please, please, please, don't lose this outlook as you continue your residency and into practice. We ARE the foot and ankle experts. We constantly have to prove it yes, but life would be boring without a challenge would it not?

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