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August 29, 2019 In This Issue
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What PATIENTS Are Reading
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Only 34 percent of Americans in a recent survey indicated that they trust their physician to safeguard their personal information.
Median physician salaries rose by close to 3% last year, according to a new survey. 
EpiFix® Dehydrated Human Amnion/Chorion Membrane Allograft
MiMedx Group Inc.
Intended for homologous use in the treatment acute and chronic wounds, EpiFix allografts may be stored at ambient conditions for up to 5 years and are available in a variety of sizes. Explore the use of EpiFix® in your wound treatment applications.
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Deciding upfront who will have ownership of the process of selecting technology and making sure all stakeholders have their concerns addressed are among the ways to improve a practice’s chances of making the right choices.
Editor’s note: Visit APMA’s Health IT resource page for guidance to help doctors and hospitals with EHR selection, security, implementation, and other issues.
Practice Fusion
Focusing on innovation and collaboration while creating a shared vision are among the traits that can help health-care leaders achieve success.
CERAMENT®|BONE VOID FILLER is an injectable, moldable, drillable and radiopaque bone substitute which has been proven to remodel to host bone within 6-12 months.
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What Patients are Reading
Shoes with a cushioned heel and good arch support can help to reduce the likelihood of developing heel pain.
Editor’s note: Download our digital brochure on heel pain, which can be customized you’re your practice information.
In choosing the right footwear for flat feet, it's important to understand whether the flat feet are rigid or flexible.
Practice EHR
The Nature-Fit Difference
Tri Hawk International
Proprietary design addresses the insole issue: Rigid insoles do not allow the arch to move downward enough to fully handle the shock of a foot strike. Soft insoles collapse under pressure and cannot prevent the arch from flattening. Custom orthotics are designed to fit the patient’s flawed foot rather than make the foot healthy.
Dr. Scholl’s Compression Socks
Renfro Corporation
Uncomplicated Style. Superior Comfort. Designed for a casual and dressy look, shop our compression socks with reinforced yarns and smooth toe seams.
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Getting references and becoming familiar with the services a podiatrist offers are among the ways to help choose a podiatrist who's right for you.
Editor’s note: The public can search for you, APMA members, in our Find a Podiatrist tool on Learn how to get your practice online and cultivate content and more.
Common traits of comfortable sandals include soles that provide some level of shock absorption, a rigid midsole, and a heel that isn't too high. 
The workflow changes at the University of California San Francisco, Division of General Internal Medicine included improved management of patient calls and providing coverage for the inboxes of physicians who were away from the office.
Editor’s note: APMA’s Physician Well-Being resources at will help you manage burnout, work–life balance, and more.
In addition to helping bring in new patients, effective marketing can also aid in patient retention and other goals.
Editor’s note: Visit APMA’s Health IT resource page for guidance to help doctors and hospitals with EHR selection, security, implementation, and other issues.
Women and those in urban areas were more likely to use a patient portal, according to a new report. 
Editor’s note: Get help selecting an EHR system with APMA’s Health IT resource page. Feeling overwhelmed with rising technology requirements? We have Physician Well-Being resources at
Compared to older generations, millennials are more likely to search for health advice online and also more likely to put off seeking care because of cost. 
While a solid majority of consumers report being open to receiving telehealth services, less than 20 percent say it’s available to them.
Editor’s note: See APMA’s telehealth/telemedicine resource page for details on how this rapidly rising patient care method applies to you and your practice.
Ortho-Dynamics Orthotic Laboratory
Since our inception in 1990, Ortho-Dynamics has been committed to engineering the highest quality custom orthotics and foot & ankle braces. Our motto says it all: "Leadership in Foot Care Technology... Partnership in Foot Care!"
Cadence Insoles
Cadence provides semi-rigid support with greater relief and shock-absorbing comfort in the heel and forefoot.  3 Exclusive models available.  No contracts, no minimums and always guaranteed.  Call or email for free pair 805-458-0567.
The Tetra Corporation
Formula 7® is the only paraben free soluble tolnaftate antifungal microemulsion fortified with cosmetic ingredients and bactericidal agents. Soluble Tolnaftate, Urea, N-acetyl-l-cysteine, and Tea Tree Oil work to provide broad spectrum antimicrobial activity!
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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