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June 2, 2022 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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An international study found that encountering toxic behavior at work was the largest factor related to employee burnout.

Editor's note: APMA has physician well-being resources at
A new study has found that female physicians spend more time per day working in the electronic health record than their male counterparts.
A new survey of physicians revealed continuing problems with prior authorization.
Spending related to physician practices would decrease by $1.3 billion if certain tax credits were allowed to expire, according to a new report.
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To increase the odds of practice success, it's important to track and measure certain benchmarks.

Editor's note: APMA is conducting its practice survey. Your responses to this important survey will help us to provide accurate information when speaking with regulators, lawmakers, health-care agencies, and other podiatry influencers. The results can also help you negotiate salary and benefits for yourself or your staff.
Having a clear succession plan in place can help practices maintain continuity even if an unexpected event occurs.
Digital tools related to check-in and scheduling can aid with patient engagement.
For some physicians, pursuing a business degree can lead to a number of benefits.
What Patients are Reading
Examining the wear pattern on one's old athletic shoes can reveal interesting information about how one moves.

Editor's note: Share APMA's "Prepare for Your Appointment" checklist with your patients.
Engaging in prolonged, vigorous activity after months of being sedentary can take a toll on one's feet.
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Choosing the right footwear can help to ease the discomfort of heel spurs.

Editor's note: Find APMA Seal products at, and direct your patients to APMA's heel pain web page at
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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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