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June 18, 2020 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
Low patient volume and a decrease in elective procedures are among the factors that have contributed to the drop in spending.​
Respondents to a new survey of physician groups and other providers shared their expectations with regard to revenue, telehealth, and the availability of personal protective equipment in the coming months.
Editor's note: Accounting and business advisory firm of Marcum, LLP provides info to help podiatric practices survive during the pandemic and economic downturn and to start planning for the recovery.
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Taking advantage of government assistance and considering a private loan are among the strategies physician practices are using to cope with financial challenges presented by the pandemic.
Editor's note: Looking for financial relief? APMA's partner offers members cash flow. Read the latest about how you can get provider relief funds, and financial assistance for your practice during COVID-19.
Simple steps such as getting proper nutrition and making other healthy lifestyle choices can help contribute to a positive sense of well-being.
Editor's note: APMA offers help at
The Tetra Corporation
Kybun USA
Taking the right steps can help to ease the transition to retirement.
​Editor's note: Retiring soon? APMA has resources on how to close a practice. Visit the APMA Career Center to post your practice for sale, and more.
Effective communication with patients is one key in encouraging better medication adherence during the pandemic.
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What Patients are Reading
Inappropriate footwear is one of the main reasons for the increase in foot and ankle problems in the summer.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s video on how to avoid a Flip-Flop Fiasco with patients and print copies of APMA’s colorful Summer Foot-Care info page for your practice. Download the flyer directly here.
Shoes that continue to cause pain after repeated use can lead to a number of foot conditions.
Common problems requiring the care of a podiatrist include ankle injuries, heel pain and stress fractures to the bones of the feet.
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While telehealth has seen a rapid expansion within the past few months, experts are divided regarding the long-term outlook for the technology.
Editor's note: Take advantage of APMA's resources on telehealth during the time of COVID-19.
Taking stock of the devices used by clinicians, reviewing security policies, and choosing vendors wisely are among the tips for mitigating cybersecurity risks.
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!"
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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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