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August 8, 2019 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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Salaries are up not just for physicians but for office staff and management as well, according to a new report.
 
Editor’s note: See APMA’s 2018 podiatric practice survey data for information on practice type, income, and more.
 
A new study suggests that professional coaching, administered by telephone, can have positive effects in reducing emotional exhaustion and overall burnout among physicians.
 
Editor’s note: Please see APMA’s new Physician Well-Being resources at www.apma.org/wellbeing for help managing burnout, work–life balance, and more.
 
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In transitioning to retirement, it’s important to have a plan that includes both financial and personal components.
 
Editor’s note: Retiring? List items for sale on APMA’s Buyers’ Guide and let APMA’s Closing a Practice guide help you through the retirement process.
 
Increasing communication time with patients isn’t always easy, but there are ways to help increase the quality of physician-patient interactions.
 
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Allowing scheduling and providing patient education are among the ways that could increase the value of a patient portal.
 
Tips for managing a successful practice include providing staff with the right tools and training, as well as setting goals and expectations for them.
 
What Patients are Reading
The feet can be a good indicator of health problems in other parts of the body.
 
Worn treads, broken-down cushioning, and foot pain are strong indications that it might be time to get new workout shoes.
 
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s sports shoes guidelines with your patients.
 
When it comes to high heels, it helps to gauge how long it’s safe and comfortable to wear a specific pair.
 
Editor's note: Check out the latest list of APMA Seal-Accepted products and recommend them to your patients.
 
Consulting with a podiatrist can help runners make better decisions regarding choosing shoes that are best suited to their feet.
 
Editor's note: Tell your patients about APMA's list of athletic shoes given the APMA Seal of Acceptance and share APMA’s running shoe guide for different arch types.
 
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Discussing costs early in the process and going over payment options are among the ways to help clear the air with patients about the cost of their care.
 
While inpatient use of telehealth services has increased, its use in outpatient facilities, particularly those not owned by hospitals, has shown less growth.
 
According to a new survey, a majority of physicians are still paying off student loan debt.
 
Editor’s note: APMA has student loan repayment resources for members.
 
While a strong majority of Americans view physicians favorably, a deeper dive reveals a few negative attitudes, a new survey shows.
 
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Disclaimer: Stories from sources other than APMA do not necessarily reflect APMA positions or policies. APMA does not endorse these stories. This content appears in the News Brief to enhance members' understanding of how media coverage shapes perceptions of podiatric medicine, and to educate members about what their patients, legislators and other healthcare professionals are seeing in the media.
 

 

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