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September 1, 2022 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
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A greater sense of independence is one of the main attractions of going into private practice.
Editor’s note: Learn how to be your own boss with the help of APMA’s infographic on starting a practice. 
Only a small minority of Americans have set up any sort of advanced care planning.
Although fee-for-service still has the upper hand, value-based payment models continue to become more common, according to new research.
Knowing some marketing basics can help in attracting new patients to one's practice.
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Using data effectively can help organizations get a better handle on what is driving burnout among physicians.
Editor’s note: Take a moment to identify your “Well-Being Index” through this quick, confidential survey from the Mayo Clinic on
Substance abuse continues to be a significant problem among physicians and other health-care professionals, according to a new survey.
Editor's note: If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, APMA’s physician well-being page includes resources on substance abuse recovery, including the Physicians' Recovery Network (PRN)—an APMA-sponsored service. 
Due diligence is only one of a number of factors to consider when preparing to sell one's practice.
Editor’s note: APMA members have access to resources and tips on selling or closing a practice through the APMA Career Center.  
Physician office employment now exceeds pre-pandemic levels, according to a new report.
Editor's note: Find information on how to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic on 
What Patients are Reading
Wearing closed-toe shoes without socks is one of the things a mother and daughter team of podiatrists recommends against.
Effective waterproofing as well as good support are important considerations in a cold-weather hiking boot.
Editor’s note: Share APMA’s Tips on Choosing Boots with your patients. 
When choosing shoes to wear on long walks, cushioned midsoles and deep heel cups are good attributes to consider.
Editor’s note: Check out APMA’s past public education campaign materials on walking 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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