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By Tammer Elmarsafi, DPM, MBBCh, AACFAS

There are a wide range of prophylactic lower extremity surgeries that may have an impact for patients with diabetes. Some are low-risk while others are complex and require careful consideration. 

By Kevin A. Kirby, DPM

The use of custom foot orthoses to treat foot maladies dates back to as early as 1845 when Queen Victoria’s chiropodist, Lewis Durlacher, developed a molded-leather device to correct for “plantar pressure lesions” and “foot imbalances.”1 During…

By Alton R. Johnson, DPM, CWSP

Everyone assumes just being “kind” is enough in the workplace. However, being a health-care professional, I feel kindness is not only the expectation but the standard. However, I did not truly understand microaggressions and their subtypes (…

By Stephanie Hook, DPM, DABPM, FACPM

Physician burnout is real. That is not a surprise to any of us. In the last few years, physician burnout appears to be more recognizable and perhaps more understood than in the past. In this time of COVID-19, however, the potential for burnout…

Alton Johnson, DPM

As we come to the end of what seems like an endless year, I do not want to address a controversial or “walking on thin ice” topic. Instead, I want us to end the year 2020 with a brighter outlook and harvest positive energy for what is to come in…

By Kevin A. Kirby, DPM

Foot and lower extremity scientific research has been of great interest to me ever since I entered podiatry school in 1979.

By Stephanie Hook, DPM, DABPM, FACPM

The large orthopedic practice that I work for conducts quarterly education programs for the clinical staff. The presentations vary and aim to expand our overall knowledge base. In April, I was asked to give one of these presentations live with…

By Tammer Elmarsafi, DPM, MBBCh, AACFAS

The evaluation of patients with diabetes includes conventional aspects of history and concomitant conditions along with a thorough review of laboratory tests. However, there are important aspects of diabetes mellitus that are often not screened,…

By Alton Johnson, DPM

How is 2020 going for you? In today’s climate, this simple question evokes a multitude of emotions. 

Recently, I find myself overwhelmed when it comes to the challenges our country currently battles, the first being COVID-19. In the…

By Kevin A. Kirby, DPM

When I was just starting my podiatry practice 35 years ago, I was young and fit with few aches or pains. However, now, in my seventh decade of life, I am feeling the effects of age with various mild painful mechanical issues intermittently…

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