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 Every day in our offices, patients present with a variety of ailments and conditions. As podiatric professionals we are trained to quickly recognize, diagnose and treat these conditions in a way that sets us apart from other fields of medicine. I remember early on in my career, I overheard a…
Starting out as a new practitioner you’re probably finding that there are so many details that go into creating a successful podiatry practice. As with any business, customer satisfaction has to be a top priority if you want to maintain and grow your patient base. One of the benefits of…
What’s that expression? You only get one chance to make a good first impression. At the Institute for Podiatric Excellence (IPED), we want to help all our members make their practices as successful as possible. One way that you can do that is by getting new patients off to the…
The time has finally come. After all the schooling, residency and training, you are finally ready to open your own podiatry practice. Your location will play a significant part in your patient base and ultimately the success of your business. At the Institute for Podiatric Excellence (IPED), many of our…
Not getting a match to a residency program can be devastating news. Your plans were set, you were on track, now what are you going to do? Don’t let this curve ball keep you out of the game. At the Institute for Podiatric Excellence (IPED) we have a program that…
If you’re setting up a podiatry practice, almost as important as your skill and manner as a doctor is the attitude and competency of your support staff. As we’ve said before, the impression your receptionist and front office people make on your patients can set the tone for how they…
When you come right down to it, being an effective leader and the head of an office that operates like a well-oiled machine can be summed up in one word: relationships. In order for your staff to give you the best they have to offer, they have to know that…
At the Institute for Podiatric Excellence (IPED) we know that whether you’re a student, resident, new practitioner or seasoned professional, your time is at a premium. We also know that the opportunity to meet face to face with other podiatrists and share knowledge and experience can provide mentoring opportunities that…
Every podiatrist in private practice understands that marketing is essential for a successful practice. There are many sources of external marketing—yellow page ads, TV and newspaper articles, meetings with professional organizations—for which a practioner has to weigh out the return on investment. At the Institute for Podiatric Excellence (IPED) we’ve…
As a podiatrist, your focus is on giving your patients the best treatment available for all their foot and ankle disorders. It can be frustrating when you have to spend an inordinate amount of time on administrative issues revolving around claim processing and cash flow. At the summer meeting of…