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January 30, 2020 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
Aspects of the work environment that affect physician well-being include the organization culture and one’s degree of autonomy.
Editor’s Note: Check out APMA’s physician well-being materials.
A large majority of health-care providers who responded to a recent survey indicated that prior authorization requirements have increased.
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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Not prioritizing saving for retirement and inadequate budgeting are among the most common financial mistakes.
Things to consider when choosing a financial planner include running a background check and finding out whether the planning has experience working with physicians.
Practice Fusion
Data from 1999 to 2017 shows a widening gender gap for starting physician compensation, with men receiving significantly more.
What Patients are Reading
Frostbite can develop quickly in freezing temperatures, so preparation is important when going out in cold weather.
Wearing comfortable, supportive shoes is important even for those with mostly sedentary lifestyles.
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.
Wearing shoes that fit properly and reducing moisture on the feet are among the way to reduce the likelihood blisters when running.
Adequate support a wide toe box are among the things to consider when selecting new shoes.
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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Offering different payment options can help patients who might be experiencing some financial barriers to receiving care.
A new study supports the use of open communication when dealing with clinical errors.
The percentage of people who aren’t able to see a physician for financial reasons has increased, among both the insured and uninsured, according to a new study.
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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