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November 14, 2019 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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Increasing demand has led to considerable competition for physicians in their last year of residency.
Editor’s note: Hire the best and brightest on APMA Career Center. Residents, learn how to be your own boss with APMA’s infographic on starting a practice.
When weighing whether to go with private equity, it's important to consider the potential value to the practice and why such an arrangement might or might not be advantageous.
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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The Department of Health and Human Services has opened an inquiry into Google's health data collection efforts.
New research on physician engagement finds engagement highest among new physicians.
Practice Fusion
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.
Lack of diversity in the physician workforce may play a role in some physicians scaling back their hours or leaving the profession.
Adoption of telehealth services continues to grow, according to a new report.
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.
What Patients are Reading
Some shoes may look stylish but aren’t a good choice for all-day wear.
Among the tips for cold weather are wearing shoes that can accommodate thick socks and offer adequate stability.
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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Foot ulcers are an unfortunately common problem among veterans with diabetes.
Editor’s note: Visit for Diabetes Awareness Campaign materials! APMA made history in 2018, have language from the VA Provider Equity Act included in the MISSION Act.
Proper arch and ankle support are among the qualities to look for in running shoes for those dealing with plantar fasciitis.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s heel pain information with your patients.
Prior authorizations, burnout, and negotiating contracts with payers are among the top challenges, according to one expert.
Editor’s note: APMA provides private insurance resources for members. Feeling burned out? Visit
According to a new survey, 40% of health-care consumers report difficulty in paying insurance premiums
The internet is the top source of information for patients researching potential health-care providers, according to new research.
Editor’s note: Learn how to get your practice online and cultivate content, and check out sample letter and tips to help you communicate with patients about out-of-network status and more.
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
Free Trial!  Sold in Podiatry clinics across the country, Cadence provide varying degrees of semi-rigid support with enhanced shock absorbing comfort under the heel and forefoot.  Exclusive models available.  Call or email for a 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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