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Podiatry survived COVID…. or did it?

Podiatry survived COVID…. or did it?

Yes Podiatry practice survived COVID 19 or the Coronavirus and everybody thinks everything is going to be fine. But COVID is going to change things. A disease killed over 100k Americans and there was nothing Podiatrists could do to help. This is going to have long term issues to the viability of Podiatry.

Also PAs and NPs are going to increase further in number due to an imaginary demand for their services. Additionally, right now Podiatrists are seeing lot of patients due to pent up demand. But with some areas of the economy at 15% unemployment that will start to abate around August. High unemployment also means people have lost their employer sponsored health plan. That ingrown toenail that used to have Blue Cross now has Medicaid. That is going to be an issue. Lehrman can teach you to code but he cannot change the insurance of the patient you are seeing (yet).

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robert bijak
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robert bijak

Podiatry’s got NOTH’N! Ganglions, oooh! big surgery. big aspiration. Any technician can do it with about a few days training. Big podiatry. Podiatrists Farragano is DOUBLE (double your fun) BOARD CERTIFIED! OOOH AGAIN. Board certified in PODIOQUACTIC medicine? Yeah, all 20 conditions. Big Barry Block shills for PM magazine with an article about 4 foot businesses that refused to CLOSE. Let the others close. It’s more BUSINESS FOR US. One tech claims. “we do sports medicine”. Really? who JUST DOES sports medicine? and what BIG OLYMPIC ATHLETE OR PROFESSIONAL SPORTS PLAYER GOES TO A PODIATRIST especially during a COVID PANDEMIC?… Read more »

ToeLegit2Quit
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ToeLegit2Quit

Podiatry was too useless not to exist. It provided failed MD applicants an opp to sell crap to laquishas and marios and springers

the truth huirts Podiatry
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the truth huirts Podiatry

The reality is: Insurance companies and CMS are cutting reimbursement, NO ONE wants to go to Podiatry school, PAs and NPs are doing foot and ankle care and they have a full license, the ortho Foot and ankle MDs are putting up a media fight to show that they are the true MD foot care experts, Podiatry residencies are finding it very hard to get fooT surgery cases, the APMA is useless in getting DPMs a full license, ACFAS has divided the profession, Senators AND HOUSE REPS COULD CARE LESS ABNOUT PODIATRY SINCE WE GIVE THEM 5 CENTS COMPARED TO… Read more »

Sybly
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Sybly

Truth nice summary

Reality......It's Traumatic
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Reality......It's Traumatic

Bupkis is what will change in podiatry. what we can all expect in terms of changes in podiatry, training, education, clubs, publications and relations of power? Many dp wtfs believe we have turned a corner, and that all of these things are henceforth going to be “different.” Cue hysterical laughter. Again, window dressing and cosmetic yammer. The problem with podiatricians is that they have poop in their heads, cannot connect the dots, and think that outrage is the same as ideology, or astute political organizing. One thing we can be sure of is that there will be no, absolutely ZERO… Read more »

robert bijak
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robert bijak

Yeah, I get your point ‘Reality’. Change and revolution will not come from the walking jokes and there are a lot of them in podiatry. I guess we have to either assume too many podiatrists are “jokes” making it a silly joke of a trade or there are enough to make the change. I have to admit despite my greatest hopes PODIATRY HAS TOO MANY MEDICORE DELUDED MEMBERS TO EFFECT A CHANGE. This proves then that podiatry is too stupid to continue to exists. The Barry Block’s, the Dan Chaskin’s ,Orenstiens. Udells, Kesselman’s ,APMA politicians types (phew! this IS A… Read more »

Reality......It's Traumatic
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Reality......It's Traumatic

No shame. That’s the problem. Like alchy’s anonymous, the 1st step is ACKNOWLEDGING there’s a serious problem. They cannot even do that. So..there’s “no” problem. And it’s business as usual–sock talk, bunion tales, and which lackey joined a foot business. No morals, no scruples, no honor. Nothing. Just money acquisition.

robert bijak
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robert bijak

WHY WON’T THE QUACK SCHOOL CHANGE AND BEEF UP THEIR CURRICULUM??!! Remaining as is is suicide AND educational MALPRACTICE! Carib students take potential pod spaces and PA’s take potential pod spaces yet the chief crooks of each of the 9 franchises don’t see it. Or, worse still, see an evolution of podiatry as a DEVOLUTION FOR THEIR MONEY AND POWER. BTW: I’m CONVINCED that a GRANDFATHERING EDUCATIONAL MECHANISM can be constructed for those in practice and who desire to take the USMLE allowing them to enter the mainstream. See me for details.

Greg the bunion slayer
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Economists are discussing a “Post Pandemic Economy” that is shaky at best. We’re still not over this, with new hot spots developing as restrictions are relaxed. Can you imagine if there’s a second wave in the fall? The fact that when unemployment was as high as 20% when this started, with the newsmongers reporting we were officially in a “recession”, was beyond laughable. It was tragic and deplorable. Journalistic malpractice. This number equaled/surpassed the great depression. In my mind it’s GD II, sugar-coated to mitigate mass panic. So, you’re a poddy whose redundancy has been demonstrated here many times, waiting… Read more »

Reality......It's Traumatic
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Reality......It's Traumatic

Given how monumentally stupid the populace was, it was not surprising the US never really had critical investigative journalism. The “news” agencies are not independent or in any way remotely objective –simply editorials, chat shows, and commentary talking heads–demos good, repub bad, repub good, demo bad. Really it’s for brain dead people who watch this sht show. They’re marks and this jacking off fills their emptiness. It’s shadow boxing. Cosmetic yammer, painting over rust, home “remodel” special…., Not structural change. Hide history (reality) and replace w/PC bullshit and hyphenated moronic dan blather. 330 million used car salesman all trying to… Read more »

NYC Pod
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NYC Pod

What Dr. Leremin and Dr. Christina do in the closet behind closed doors is their own business.
Inappropriate for Hallux to even comment. It’s their own life.

anomynous anomynous
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anomynous anomynous

If people think they cannot afford to provide free care to people who have no insurance or money, then why not take monies used to join any society and use those monies to provide supplies to give free care to those in need?

Plastic Brace May Save Face
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Plastic Brace May Save Face

Or read podiatry mismgmt propaganda and look at silly shoe pics and get that “stress relief.”

Sybly
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Sybly

Anonymous say you’re right. ok APMA got millions to spare distribute it ! Instead f. Pocket

robert bijak
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robert bijak

Now you’re getting on the beam Dan. You’re right. Take YOUR MONEY OUT OF THE APMA AND LOCAL SOCIETIES AND DO WHAT YOU (that’s YOU) WANT TO DO WITH IT. If you want to use YOUR $ to care for people ok, that’s up to you. If you want to use the money YOU DON’T GIVE TO THE APMA on girls and booze OK, that’s up to you. You’ll see that when YOU DON’T FALL FOR THE LIES AND CON OF THE BAD POLTICIANS of the APMA you have a TYPE OF FREEDOM. You’re not tied to a FEAR PROTOTYPE… Read more »

Flatus
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Flatus

Why are you paying anything to podiatry clubs. They’re mainly corrupt, self-serve the top, and are impotent in causing real meaningful sustained change.

Justin
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Justin

I have not been an APMA member for many years. Didn’t even join when my employer offered it as an employment benefit. For the last. 5 years I have donated the cost of the membership to a charity that cares for orphans. I’m pretty sure it’s a better use of my money. I recommend it to others.

Bozoblum
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Bozoblum

Never joined. Gave and give money to animal charities. Would NEVER give to the foot clubs.

anomynous anomynous
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anomynous anomynous

During a pandemic if someone cannot afford to pay for care, why can’t they be treated anyway? We all took oaths to help others.

Plastic Brace May Save Face
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Plastic Brace May Save Face

After Tom Hanks Dx plandemic, maybe the pods can sell some lecture series regarding how to prepare for the next one, another shamdemic, asteroid coming, UFO landings, martians taking over, false flags, etc..they can take care of maritian feet. Board Certifried in Martian Podology

robert bijak
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robert bijak

NON ESSENTIAL PODIATRY NEEDS INSURANCE TO SURVIVE. Even with insurance podiatrists need to make income to survive by selling SHOES, AND MAGIC PLASTIC SHOE INSERTS THAT CURE ALL ILLS FOR $500. Most patients (more like customers) won’t pay for foot care especially if going to a P.A. is covered. The intimate association with the GOLD STANDARD (the MD) provides authority and trust to the PA. The isolated non traditional <10 foot franchise schools don't hold that trust or authority. Podiatry is on tendrils, but the FAKE MEDIA, like Block, the APMA , and the SALES FORCE working for the 9… Read more »

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

R speaks reality and gets downvoted. Definitely dp wtf. Allergy to reality. Truth hurts.

Hallux Guy
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Hallux Guy

Jeffrey Lehrman and Jim Christina are hiding from their wives in a closet. I heard Lehrman swallows Christina.

Hallux Guy
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Hallux Guy

And vice versa.

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