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The new issue of PM magazine is beautiful. Just beautiful. Take a look at the advertisements for seminars. This is your profession as represented by Barry Block’s advertisers. Just look at it. You have an advertisement for the desert foot program. This is a diabetes-based seminar. In other words, Presents makes its money ripping off, I’m sorry, charging exhibitors and getting money for lectures primarily on the subject of wound healing in diabetes. Great Faculty. One of the leaders was literally kicked out of his veterans hospital with allegations of abusing wound care products. The guy has made tons of money stealing from these companies which he has invested in real estate. Of course you had another Presents faculty member who was arrested for trying to murder his wife. Everyone who lectures there is selling some type of product and being sponsored by some company or another. Just a great seminar. Great if you’re the one who is pocketing the money running the thing. Not so great if you’re actually looking for objective education to advance the care of your patients. Then we have the seminar from the intergalactic aesthetic foot society, whatever the hell that is. Oh yes, the plastic surgeons of the foot. Just look at the lectures. Some of them are guys that we have seen lecture for just about every product hiding behind a PhD pretending to be a scientist. Yep, makes me proud.We have a lecture from the association of extremity nerve surgeons. Another group that we can be proud of. These people believe they can cure all sorts of things such as diabetic neuropathy by doing surgery. You have to drink the Kool-Aid and become a passionate believer. Before you know it you actually think your curing neuropathy.  It’s really a shame that the American Diabetes Association or the Academy of Neurology, or the rest of the world doesn’t seem to believe this horseshit. And of course we have the minimal incision surgeons doing their deal. Another seminar with people who have well, let’s say their own way of looking at things. As I always say, minimal incision, minimal thinking, minimal talent, minimal competency. We have a lot to be proud of. And there they are, all laid out in PM magazine. It’s kind of rotating lunacy actually. Soon we’ll be seeing more advertisements for the pediatric experts who’s leaders have no publications in pediatrics, nor do they have any training in pediatrics. No problem there. After all we can cripple children just as easily as we can cripple adults. And of course there is the intergalactic podiatry society with their vacation trips disguised as an educational opportunity. Who the hell is actually going to these meetings is the real question. Obviously somebody’s going because they advertise these things and apparently they are successful enough to return year after year after year. Just amazing. What a low level profession this is. A bunch of quacks and snake oil sales people functioning outside the edge of real medicine, science, and facts. I guess the message is clear. If you want to see the latest in quack medicine just check out PM magazine. They’ll tell you where to go for the latest information. It is where ignorance and stupidity come together.

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robert bijak
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robert bijak

Really? Does anyone ask themselves why wtf’s keep going down to Mexico? Barry Block (who seemingly will print anything to keep his pocket full of money) doesn’t ask. Is it because, in the United States, podiatrists are not considered regular doctors and have no place in ENDOVASCULAR SURGERY? Is it because U.S. MD’s know Ross and Armstrong are NOT LICENSED M.D.’S and never practiced as such? Block just skims over this little detail in order for it to seem like podiatry is “just like” and acceptable. HE’S PART OF THE COVER UP. He has to be on the side of… Read more »

Dim Suck
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Dim Suck

Can a podiatrist perform a pre-op H and P to clear a patient if they’re really physicians?

Greg the bunion slayer
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Greg Ladavotich

Uhh….nope. It’s just as well. Otherwise there’d be patients coding on the table after “passing” the H&P. They can’t do solo hospital admits as well. What a useless, redundant, desperate porfession.

Podiatry was a bad joke
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Podiatry was a bad joke

They went to mexico because they can dupe the foreigners into thinking they’re really doctors. In the US, they can’t because the scent of bullshit is too overwhelming. Just think why the bald fake “md” sardonic smily thick rimmed glassed twit “lectures” in foreign lands. Think.

alan Stein
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alan Stein

If you want proof that Podiatry is NOT in main stream medicine…READ PM NEWS……in my opinion

Sybly
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Sybly

Pm breaking news! Feet in puddles can infect web spaces!!

Dim Suck
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Dim Suck

Pm news: hot sand. beware that hot sand. Oh my god. It’s…..Hot sand!!!!!

Halluxguy Halluxguy
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Halluxguy Halluxguy

P.S. There could be garbage in the puddle/s. And be careful trying to avoid the puddle. You could sprain your ankle. Thanks Dr. Block for publishing the embarrassing press release.

Halluxguy Halluxguy
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Halluxguy Halluxguy

Puddles can cause web space infections ? What about people with congenital web toes. Do they have less infections ? Should we do a sydactylization surgery on people to prevent web space infections ? What about incontinent patients ? Does that count as a puddle when they drip on the old forefoot ? Do puddle people get trench foot ? Perhaps Dr. Ross can comment when he’s not going around BEGGING for companies to have him lecture. Or when he’s not tied up sending self promoting pub bullshit to PM. What a loser! Jeffrey, here’s a message. Nobody is impressed… Read more »

Halluxguy Halluxguy
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Halluxguy Halluxguy

Puddles ? Trench foot or immersion foot ? Which one ? OMG. I suggest a biopsy, culture, dermoscopy for anyone subjected to puddle foot. Is there a puddle foot syndrome ? Dr. Lehrman, what is the proper ICD-10 for puddle foot ? Can I charge for drying the foot ? CPT code, please Dr. Lehrman ? Dr. Christina, when will the APMA announce a position statement on puddle foot ? We know it’s coming. Perhaps Dr. King can give a PICA risk management lecture on puddle foot. How about Dr. Garafoulis, another guy who runs around BEGGING to lecture. With… Read more »

Dim Suck
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Dim Suck

Red alert. NORAD red alert.. it’s……..summer time hot tar!!!!! Hot tar code red.
Oh. My. God. Hot TAR dangers!!!!! We’re at level 1 Barry alert!!!

robert bijak
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robert bijak

Once again today BARRY BLOCK PERSONALLY AND SOLEY EMBARASSES PODIATRY. If you want to read the most silly, simple, non doctoral aspects of this TRADE BARRY BLOCK WILL PRINT IT. For all you biomechquatic zealots like Shavelson, Kirby, Langer et. al., if you truly believed in your BIOMECHQUATICAL BIBLE of foot disease WHY DON’T YOU CHALLANGE BARRY BLOCK for printing PODIATRIST GOOLSBY’S CLAIM THAT FOOT GEAR CAN CAUSE BUNIONS? What about all that quack unlocking of mid tarsal joints, hypermobility, and unstable lst ray quackery? It’s just plain SHOES according to Block’s printing of Goolsby. Did you BOARD CERTIFIED IN… Read more »

Dim Suck
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Dim Suck

They didn’t challenge anything and accepted everything because they were already dead. The foot club “leaders” are “working hard” eating scallops and steak and gavel clankening with marketing propaganda. You’re still brain dead if you think anything will change.

Dr Peet
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Dr Peet

He got wealthy off of making podiatry appear idiotic and imbecilic. Anything for a buck.

Podiatry was a bad joke
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Podiatry was a bad joke

Watch out for high heels during prom time. If you dance too much, the high heels could break off, and your feet and sometimes ankles could hurt. That was some really silly news–can’t believe he was a doctor?! and a lawyer?! Definitely what the f–k

Dim Suck
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Dim Suck

How does he make money to pay for that New York shitty lifestyle? Sells advertising and massages delusionally optimistic stories selling fantasy to the indoctrinated.

Mid Atlantic
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Mid Atlantic

Barry Block’s JD ? ? ? The JD is as useful to Barry as the MD is to Dave Armstrong. The JD is as useful to Barry as the MD is to Jeff Ross. The JD is as useful to Barry as the MD is to Tom Graziano. Yes senior editor of PM Magazine, Mister HASPEL; your colleague across the street from you has a useless MD. BTW, how the “F” did you become Barry’s senior editor. You have the smallest practice of any foot doctor in Clifton. Did you know this ? And as a member of the AAPPM… Read more »

alan Stein
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alan Stein

PM news is more than likely reviewed by MDs and insurance companies……now you know why they think DPMs should not be paid. Hence PAs and NPs will be doing Podiatry and foot and ankle surgery by orthos….its coming !

Honey Stone Bone
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Honey Stone Bone

Coming soon …………………………………….. to a podiatry seminar near you.

The famous same old, same old, lecture by Barry Block :

“What to do if you get Caught up in a Medicare Audit”

How would you know, Barry ? Have you ever participated and/or billed Medicare, Barry ? Nope !
Have you ever been audited by Medicare, Barry ? Nope !

Shame on Stephen Kravitz for inviting you again to the APWH next month to give this same stupid lecture, again.

Dim Suck
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Dim Suck

Exactly!! It’s like a blind guy writing a book on graphic art appreciation. He makes money off of podiatry, not doing by it!! A hustler.

robert bijak
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robert bijak

If your check clears Barry will print it. Barry is money first. How else does he make a living? He doesn’t touch feet. Does he do law? Those New York City podiatrists (especially from the 70’s) were groomed in the trade. A nice little business. There’s a buck to be made that’s all that matters. All those fake societies depend on DUES, SEMINAR SALES, AND exam FEES. It never was about the Medicine. It always was (and still is) about the money. Right Barry Block?

Dim Suck
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Dim Suck

Exactly Robert. Those folks were Never doctors in any sense of the word. How does he live? Sells space, sells advertising. Sells nothing really yet makes big bucks massaging podiatry into something it never was.
They were hustlers. Money first scum bags. It was the only thing they knew.

Honey Stone Bone
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Honey Stone Bone

Coming soon ………………………. to a seminar near you.
An again and again and again same old lecture by Barry Block.
“What to do if you get caught up in a Medicare audit”.

How would you know Barry ? Did you ever bill and/or participate with Medicare ? NOPE !
Have you ever been audited by Medicare, Barry ? NOPE !
Have you ever practiced Law, Barry ? Nope !

Shame on Stephen Kravitz for inviting you to the APWH, again, to give the same old lecture, again.

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