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Mar. 8, 2012


 News from APMA

ICD-10 webinar recording now available
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Members can now view a recording of yesterday's webinar Transitioning to ICD-10-CM/PCS: Facts for Physicians presented by Annie Boynton, director 5010/ICD-10 Communication, Adoption & Training, United Healthcare. On the webinar, we explored ... More


Malpractice-proof apologies
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How much is "I'm sorry" worth? Can it save you from a malpractice suit? Actor James Woods is supporting legislation that says yes. Read more and share your thoughts on this topic on APMA CEO Forum, the blog of APMA Executive Director and CEO Glenn B. Gastwirth, DPM. Leave a comment and subscribe to the blog by entering your email address in the GET UPDATES BY EMAIL box in the blog. More

New edition of The Advocate now available online at the State Resource Center
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APMA State Advocacy is pleased to announce the publication of a new and redesigned edition of The Advocate. The Advocate is the state advocacy newsletter that provides ... More

Sgarlato Med

Sgarlato Med, LLC is committed to providing end customers (surgeons and their patients) with superior service and support and a knowledgeable sales force. From Sgarlato Med’s corporate office, located in San Jose, CA, the company provides clinical, technical, in-service training, sales and marketing. MORE

 Health Care in the News


SAVE THE DATES! October 11-14, Walt Disney World ® ( Wound Management, Medicine, Biomechanics, Surgery (by ASPS), Imaging, HIPAA, EHRs, billing & coding. Top faculty. 21 CMEs. MORE

DPM offers fall-prevention advice    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Watch this clip of APMA member Scott Werter, DPM, discusses how podiatrists help the elderly reduce the risk of falling.

Graftjacket® regenerative tissue matrix

Graftjacket® regenerative tissue matrix is a thin, fenestrated, human acellular dermal matrix that supports host tissue regeneration. For superficial and deep wounds such as DFUs.

DPM upsets Schmidt for 2nd Congressional District nomination
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Fourth-term U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt has conceded the Republican primary in Ohio's 2nd Congressional District to an Iraq war veteran. Schmidt issued a statement saying she had phoned Army combat surgeon Brad Wenstrup, DPM, to congratulate him on his win. Wenstrup was holding a six-point lead with 99 percent of precincts reporting. More


Podiatrist candidate wins in Ohio
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Watch Fox News interview APMA member, Brad Wenstrup, DPM, after his congressional primary victory in Ohio.

Western Foot and Ankle Conference

Register Now! June 7-10, 2012. The Western celebrates California Podiatric Medical Association’s Centennial. 25 CMEs including radiology, 3-day Assistants program, PICA discount, and more!

Treatment system uses compressed air, cold water to speed healing    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Mike Parker crushed his left ankle in a work-related accident in 2005 and has been in pain ever since. He's had six surgeries and has tried numerous treatments and pain medications. Nothing seemed to help. Then late last year, on the advice of his podiatrist, Dr. David A. Lieb, he decided to try the vasopneumatic compression system, a machine that uses compressed air and cold water at the same time to treat injuries. More
SIGVARIS Diabetic Compression Sock
A recent study shows that diabetic patients may benefit from wearing diabetic socks with built in graduated compression. These socks can help alleviate swelling, improve circulation and help a person with diabetes maintain an active lifestyle. With a flat toe seam and extra soft padded sole, the SIGVARIS Diabetic Compression Sock is comfortable and designed to help keep diabetic legs healthy. MORE
Q-Clear™ Laser is now FDA Approved!
For the treatment of Toenail Fungus. We are one of the few lasers where actual cases were submitted to the FDA. Results showed that there was 56.7% increased clearing of the toenail in 95% of the cases. Soon to be published in leading Podiatry Journal. This is a Great Laser at a Great Price. Call us to learn more...888-510-2410.
Metasurg launches the DigiFuse™ Cannulated Inter-Digital Fusion system!
The DigiFuse™ system is the first Cannulated Hammertoe Fixation system of it's kind. The titanium implants are offered in zero, ten degree and short blade options, giving the surgeon the ability to treat a wide range of anatomy.

 What Your Patients Are Reading

Foot loose and injury free
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Running is 90 percent mental, right? Not always. Sometimes it doesn't matter how badly you want to run, your body just won't let you do it. Elite master's runner Stephanie Herbst-Lucke is a classic example. After collecting five national championships at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she left the world of competitive running to work and have a family.

Editor's note: Share APMA's heel pain brochure with your patients.


10 common foot conditions explained
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They keep us grounded, get us where we need to go and bear the brunt of exercise, but instead of treating our tootsies with the attention they deserve, we often sacrifice the health of our feet for fashion. Those super-high stilettos may look sexy, but the price of wearing them isn't pretty. Heels aren't the only foot faux pas; flats can be just as damaging. Here, advice from the pros on how to stay one step ahead of the most common foot problems. More


Is the key to curing plantar fasciitis in your toes?
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One of the most difficult running injuries to defeat is recurring plantar fascitis, a sometimes-crippling pain in the heel, traditionally associated with excessive forces on the plantar fascia, the strong ligament-like structure that helps provide curve to your arch.

Editor's note: Share APMA's heel pain brochure with your patients.

Jan L Introduces.. January SUITE DEALS

Purchase Jan L's SmartPRO podiatry Chair or 5 Drawer Cabinet and save Big!SmartPRo normally $4025.00, now only  $2025.00 after deal and after Tax Credit.   Save over $100 on the 5 drawer Cabinet.

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Proper footcare important during winter months
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Many Americans remember to care for their feet in the summertime, when the practice of wearing sandals makes calluses, dried skin and ingrown toenails easily visible. But when the weather becomes chilly, and wearing socks and winter boots become the norm, it's easy to forget about your feet. More



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