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July 25, 2019 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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National News
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In a recent poll, 72% of expressed interest in hearing more about self-care from their physician.
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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Just over half of physicians in a recent poll indicated that they frequently practice self-care, citing obstacles such as job and family responsibilities.
Editor’s note: Self-care leads to better patient care. Visit for help managing burnout, work–life balance, and more.
Burnout can have wide-ranging effects for physicians, both personally and professionally.
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.
Learn more about applications in Foot & Ankle
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.
Choosing the right attorney, accountant, insurance agent and banker can help physician practices navigate difficulties.
Editor’s note: Learn more about small business planning and structure in APMA’s Compliance Materials.
Last year saw an overall increase in profits for physician groups, according to the results of a new survey.
What Patients are Reading
Examination by a podiatrist can help pinpoint the causes of heel pain.
Editor’s note: Download our digital brochure on heel pain, which can be customized you’re your practice information.
Rotating among different pairs of footwear and frequently changing socks are among the ways to keep feet healthy in the summer months.
Editor’s note: All Toes on Deck! Print copies of APMA’s colorful Summer Foot-Care info page for your practice. Download the flyer directly here.
Dr. Scholl’s Compression Socks
Renfro Corporation
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Examining the wear pattern on your current shoes is one way to get a better sense of your footwear needs.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s guide to choosing running shoes with your patients.
Common problems include corns, blisters, heel spurs, and hammertoes.
Editor’s note: APMA’s easy to read, concise Foot Health Conditions information page for the public is a resource members are encouraged to share with patients.
According to a new study, physicians with solo practices gave higher ratings to health plans than did physicians at larger practices.
Physicians in group practices or hospitals are more likely to have attested to meaningful use of electronic health records than those in private practice, according to new research.
Editor’s Note: See APMA’s EHR Decision Guide for DPMs on Looking for a change? Visit the APMA Career Center.
Steps that physician practices can take to guard against ransomware attacks include keeping software up to date and making sure staff are following proper protocols.
The number of private insurance claim lines related to telehealth services has grown sharply since 2014, according to a white paper.
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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