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No Thanks ! We will call you if we need you.

No Thanks ! We will call you if we need you.

The medical news consistently suggests that the United States is facing a physician shortage.  Article after article addresses possible solutions to the physician shortage. They speak about increased utilization of foreign medical graduates, advanced registered nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, even pharmacists as providing primary care services. Podiatrists are never mentioned in any of the articles.  No suggestion that they assume a greater role in relieving burden from primary care physicians.  No suggestion that a consideration be given to increased scope of practice.  In fact, the word podiatrist never appears in any of these discussions.  Never.  Anyone with any degree of knowledge, awareness, and insight, knows the truth.  Podiatrists will continue to be relegated to the world of quasi-medical providers, who will rely on huckstering and scams and unnecessary surgery in order to make a living. Applications to the podiatric schools are extraordinarily reduced such that three out of every four applicants in some instances two out of every three will be accepted regardless of their GPA or MCAT scores. If you do not believe that general medicine is not aware of the poor quality of graduates you’re sadly mistaken.  Unrecognized training such as osteopathic residency and fellowship training has now been eliminated. Why would you suspect that allopathic medicine will be impressed by podiatry residency training when they have eliminated osteopathic residencies? To make matters worse, rumor has it that at least two more podiatry schools are being planned for the near future; one in Texas the other in the Washington DC area. Just what we need.  More schools for less qualified applicants.  More demand for residency training when we have just relieved a residency crisis in our profession by reducing the quality and requirements and turning our heads to  less than superior training in some of the programs. This is, of course, the last thing we need. The failure rate in the surgical boards stands as proof. We are going to produce more of less. That should help everyone I am certain. Everyone that wants to look forward to a life of cutting toenails for cash or very low reimbursement. Recently PM Magazine featured a former APMA president who is now a consultant for a vascular testing device. Here is a man who has no credible publications to his name. However, just like similarly non published Ira Krause, Matthew Garafaulis, Michael King, and others, these individuals who have no academic bona fides yet all somehow end up running malpractice carriers, and as consultants for orthopedic and pharmaceutical companies. That is because their priority is not and has never been looking for the safety and security or the advancement of your profession. They simply look for the safety and security and advancement of their own personal pockets. You have to wonder how stupid some of the members of our profession remain as they pay dues to this useless organization the APMA.  Step back and give this some thought.  No one is looking to the podiatrist to help resolve future healthcare needs in this country. Yes there is a void in the number of positions required for the future of healthcare in the United States. And they are looking everywhere for help. Everywhere, that is, except to the podiatrist. Seven years and an average salary of less than $150,000 per year.  Why anyone would join this profession, let alone support the APMA, is certainly difficult to understand. We have a useless executive director and a self-serving useless Board of Directors.  They all must go.  Only dramatic and urgent reform, change in education, and a change in priorities will save this profession from returning to the days of cash-based chiropody . So called three-year residency’s, unrecognized by medicine, does not guarantee access to patients.  Osteopathy and its ability to provide specialized services has been eliminated by allopathic medicine. Why would you think podiatry is not next?  Maybe Jeffrey Lehrman can start lecturing to non-podiatrists on proper coding for footcare.  Because it sure looks like they will be the only ones providing those services in the years ahead.

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robert bijak
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robert bijak

Sibly: You are not fooling anybody. You’re affectation is obviously fake and ….you’re not a doctor OR a gentleman.

robert bijak
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robert bijak

Eddy, The solemnity of your story engenders silence.

Eddy Mex
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eddy

Thanks R.

Reality...........it's Traumatic
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Reality...........it's Traumatic

1. For the most part, the core idea of the US/(podiatry) was hu$tling; it was a terrible mistake going back ~400 years. It was the world’s garbage collector, and admission to the premier tax, form, and penalty club. dp wtfery was indeed the garbage collector of the MD, DO rejects or those that graduated from asstown state magna cum lousy. 2. There is no altering this fundamental framework; it’s far too late for that. The only thing that can happen now is implosion. What we are witnessing now is social, economic, political, and cultural suicide; that empty patriotic yankee doodly… Read more »

Greg the bunion slayer
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Greg Ladavotich

Time to stock up on bug out bags, guns, and freeze-dried food.

Eddy Mex
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Eddy

Maybe a backstory. Plot character structure WTF. And on and on and just skimmin’ the surface of WTFery. But some day, you smacked by the hand of – eh whaddya call it? Fate? Kismet (I don’t even know what that word means), but hey we been rapping about this RD world and discipline and all that … but one day you see something that is not a goof, a joke, a life is what life is and that it comes and goes. Yeh…hey you are doctor mr md. Bang tickle bang at the door. Some jerk off old patient jonesing,… Read more »

Greg the bunion slayer
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Greg Ladavotich

Wow Eddie, just wow. “Thoughts and prayers”? Bullshit. Window dressings. I hope that you and your family find peace.

Reality.....it’s Traumatic
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Reality.....it’s Traumatic

Sick of that us empty thoughts/ prayers bs. E is the real deal like R. You can’t fake authenticity.

Reality.......it’s Traumatic
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Reality.......it’s Traumatic

Thx for sharing your life with us E. Wisdom, real deal, and no nonsense discourse.

jeff ch
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Eddy, my heart just sunk reading this. You continue to be a source of wisdom and strength for me.

Sybly
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Sybly

Thanks heartfelt thoughts

robert bijak
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robert bijak

Hey Traum that was quite poetic. “A profession where anything goes and nothing mattered”! That can be on Podiatry’s TOMBSTONE when the FMG’s, NP’s, and PA’s visit the cemetery.

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Reality.....it’s Traumatic

Thx R, you’re the real deal. Don’t change or bend ever, and great critical input.

nopodo podo
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Stats DO not LIE..Only DPM schools lie. The schools need to survive and will say anything to capture the student loan money. Looking at all the POD schools. poor education, especially clinical rotations and poorly attended clinics by patients. The fake income numbers. Then more fake talk about how they will be lower extremity surgeons. The quality applicant pool is also very poor. Seven years of this POD education really does not have a RETURN ON INVESTMENT. Podiatry will be eaten up by PAs and DOCTORS of Nursing Practitioners. PAs are now doing orthopedic residencies in ACGME hospitals….that sums it… Read more »

Truth Hurtz
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Truth Hurtz

Podiatry Administration……….NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED Got told this morning that the Scholl College of shoes and feet have a new Dean. The former head of foot wound research is now the Dean….no experience needed. she will have to stop lecturing on wound care?? And the new Provost of the Chicago medical school /Rosalinda University…is the former dean of Scholl….no experience needed. this is the Podiatry network,. this is why Podiatry has failed. Both are probably board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Administrators. Control of the students must be maintained 24-7 or they will get wise that they are being… Read more »

Halluxguy Halluxguy
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Halluxguy Halluxguy

And when they hired a new APMA Executive Director…………….
They could not find an MD, MBA or MD, MPH or plain MBA or plain MPH.
No no no no no no no they had to settle with just a DPM.

And if the selection of James Christiana was not FIXED, anyone that thinks otherwise is an idiot.

Flatus
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Flatus

They spent $50000 on the window dressing “search” business to find Christiana?!?!?

Halluxguy Halluxguy
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Halluxguy Halluxguy

That is just unbelievable. A waste of membership dues money. Ridiculous !

Not stybly
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Not stybly

ton “choose” same old feces. Man o man. More nothing as Capp Pod used say.

Remy
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Remy

I agree with you hallux. They went thru the motions by hiring an executive search firm. He was right there, all along, right in front of them, as the apma scientific chairman. When this happened I resigned as a member for 27 years supporting the apma.

robert bijak
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robert bijak

very creative writing Eddy. Probably over the head of most wtf’s. I did see some of myself in your offering. I’m not sure I like myself when analyzing from your perspective.

Halluxguy Halluxguy
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Halluxguy Halluxguy

Did any of you flip through the APMA News ? I did. Got my hands on a copy from a friend that actually pays dues. Look at the student pictures and names. If that ain’t a no fly looking group I don’t know what is. Insider, self promoters Patrick DeHeer and Jeffrey Lehrman write big pieces. Why ? They use the APMA to gain access to meetings, ostensibly to lecture, in reality to promote and market their services and products. Not a peep from the hollow headed executive director, Jim Christina,. Look at the APMA seal of approval list. The… Read more »

Eddy Mex
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Eddy

NO, they’re not mentioned. Why? An isolated entity disguised digested with deliberation, or an insouciant – “Just the way it goes,” yup. After all these decades nothing’s changed. Sort of dissect this post if you’re into it—E

Reality.....it’s Traumatic
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Reality.....it’s Traumatic

It was a profession in which anything goes and nothing mattered. An empty culture, empty history, and spirituality, intellectually and ontologically vacant. It was all over, caravan moved on, yet the dogs still bark.

Eddy Mex
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Eddy

Thnx T

Eddy Mex
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Eddy

Shortage? Hang on to your hangnails. Read this: LATHERRINSE REPEATPATHS You do this every day: lather rinse repeat lather rinse repeat lather rinse repeat (I can’t find the infinity sign on this machine so it goes on forever)—I’m sayin’ you are on the wheel – it’s awaked and baked, ingrained and that is the deal…until some bolt of lightning or some other earth -as in you’re orbit—message, So think about this: Good afternoon butt heads. Yeah, butt heads all worked up and anxious and freaked you took a path that didn’t sort of comply with that ten year old kid… Read more »

Flatus
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Flatus

don’t understand this fancy talk. “Counting someone else “change”?! It’s OUR money —taxes, fees, dues. Are you that dense?! We have every right to count it. It’s our money. Sorry Eddy you’re wrong again unless your thing is just letting go and letting it flow and being with a hoe while taking the dough and getting some blow

Truth Hurtz
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Truth Hurtz

The above is just the tip of the Podiatric Iceberg. Low applicant pool is a minor problem. NO LEADERSHIP and GREED in the APMA along with ignorance of the current medical environment has caused the destruction of Podiatry. Podiatry should have joined the medical community and used their board exams and CME and become part of ACGME but the temptation to be separate and collect money won out and now DPMs are the losers.

Sybly
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Sybly

Well said truth agree 100 percent

robert bijak
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robert bijak

You’re right “LEGIT”. When I ran for local foot club president the LIFERS contacted the remotest pods to drive to the special meeting to vote against me. BAD MEN CONTROL PODIATRY. That’s why we have to start at the source , THEIR MONEY. IF ALL GOOD MEN DROPPED OUT OF THE APMA AND THEIR FRANCHISE ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONS these CONTAMINATED INSTITUTIONS WOULD HAVE TO CHANGE OR DISSAPEAR. Take away the sumptuous dinners, hotel suites, travel allowances, fancy badges and banners lifers wear at seminars, and these self centered narcissists will look for more fertile ground. You are right at this temporal… Read more »

ToeLegit2Quit
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ToeLegit2Quit

There was tons of LE trama in the Boston Marathon bombing. Where were all the pods at all those Boston teaching hospitals with DPM “residents”? They are usually proclamating about their lower extremity expertise-greatness, training, limb salvation, multi year “residency”, and ‘extensive’ surgeries,……..Any salvaging or reconstructions on those bombing victims right down the street? Anything? Crickets. Oh, wait, there was a puff piece about the Filthadelphia podiatry school blister brigade helping to out hand out water bottles to the minor wound victims, some even handed gauze to the paramedic/fire dept. Whoppy dipity do! Sounds like a girl scout. Did they… Read more »

Halluxguy Halluxguy
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Halluxguy Halluxguy

I now use Propaganda Times (aka PM Magazine) to wipe my ass after taking a deuce. It actually works out very well for me. Maybe Barry should try using it on his brown lips.

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ToeLegit2Quit

If Robert or Stybly, Traum, Eddy, etc……. could be President or CEO of a foot board, org, do you really think anything substantial would really change? Seriously. They could demand this and that, try to change this and that and they would be outvoted, outnumbered, placed in sub meetings, and 3 ring binder bullshit with someday and looking into its, and bureaucrazy. The truth is none of us can really do anything but complain. And if you think otherwise, youre delusional. Try sitting on a podiatry club and see how much “change” you can really do. Sorry folks that the… Read more »

Halluxguy Halluxguy
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Halluxguy Halluxguy

Barry Block says, “join your local society, get involved, speak up and soon your voice will be heard”.

How the hell did this idiot get thru law school ?

ToeLegit2Quit
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ToeLegit2Quit

He’s a blithering idiot. A village needs its idiot back. He HAS to say that. He was a propagandist and sells hope. No different than penis enlargement, breast enhancement, ball sac reduction, and vaginal renovation, labia plasties, teeth whitening, and hair tonic. He sells hope and many buy into because that’s all they have, hope in 1 hand, shit in the other.

Halluxguy Halluxguy
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Halluxguy Halluxguy

Toe Legit,
I can not stop laughing at what you just stated. You should/could have been a comedian. That is very very funny. Truly funny and so God Damn truthful you are. On another note, it is very very very sad that what you say is the TRUTH !

Sybly
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Sybly

Thx toe I think “advocate” if you will turn all schools over to md community.They would run it and graduate real doctors

Sybly
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Sybly

We are ancillary or add on profession.. sad

robert bijak
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robert bijak

Man I thought I was re reading one of my old posts! A 100% honest depiction of THE FAILING PODIATRY TRADE SETH! Lifers like Sibly will say you’re mean and misrepresenting the world’s best kept secret, BUT YOU TOLD THE PERFECT TRUTH SETH! Podiatry schools are PRIVATE FOR PROFIT BUSINESSES DESIGNED TO KEEP ITS ADMINISTRATORS AND POLITICIANS WITH A MONEY SUPPLY. You’re right, the MD’s know this. Podiatry schools are a mystery. What do they teach in those franchises? Who knows? Why take a chance? You don’t want your child treated or examined by anyone but the BEST TRAINED MAINSTREAM… Read more »

Sybly
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Sybly

He’s not mean or misrepresenting .suprise robert

Sybly
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Sybly

So apologize thank you

Thanh Dim
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Thanh Dim

Kind of like the desperate realtard or HS boy/girl who waits and waits for that phone to ring wondering why they’re not calling, why the radio silence, the nonresponse. The bullshit response.
IF THEY”RE INTERESTED THEY WOULD HAVE SUBMITTED A WRITTEN OFFER OR CALLED YOU WITH AFFIRMATIVE. Otherwise, piss off cheapie.

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