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At the Institute for Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED) one complaint we hear commonly from physicians is that decreasing reimbursements creates a need for seeing additional patients, which means less time spent with each patient. There are, however, ways to enhance the quality of that time which will make it…
Providing the best possible medical care to patients is what most podiatric physicians will tell you is their number one priority. But, what goes on outside the exam room can also play a big part in giving patients greater quality care and a higher sense of satisfaction with your practice.…
Running a podiatric practice involves many moving parts: patient care, administrative functions, insurance, accounting, etc. But a truly successful office requires a competent, efficient and—ideally—an enthusiastic staff. Office management is something we at the Institute of Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED) hear practitioners at every stage of their career from…
It’s true we’re barely past Halloween and Thanksgiving hasn’t arrived but here at the Institute for Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED) we’re already planning for the New Year with our Winter Focus Retreat: What’s Next? The meeting will take place on January 5th and 6th in Florida. Here’s a first…
Diabetes is a disease that has a significant impact on podiatric health. According to the American Diabetes Association, there are currently over 30 million Americans (that’s over 9% of the population) who have diabetes and 1.5 million new cases are diagnosed each year. It’s clear that diabetic patients are going…
Whether you’re fresh out of school about to embark on your brand new podiatric practice or you are nearing retirement and looking how to best market your practice to prospective buyers, you need to know what your mission is and stay focused on it. At the Institute for Podiatric Excellence…
Plan to start the New Year off inspired by attending the Institute of Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED) Winter Focus Retreat scheduled for January 5-6, 2018. At IPED our mission is to provide memberswith scientific and improved patient outcome-based information, compliance and reform updates, and practice management tools essential to…
Does this scenario sound familiar? You are in the office with an elderly woman--your patient--and her daughter. You have just finished outlining the optimal treatment plan for a condition the mother has. You have thoroughly explained the scope of the treatment and why this is the best option. The mother…
For many practitioners, the holidays bring a unique set of challenges and pressures in both their professional and personal lives. At the Institute of Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED), however, we’d like to remind our members that the holiday season also brings unique opportunities to engage patients and connect with…
At the Institute of Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED) we know that one of the most important components of a new physician’s training is the residency program. The goal is to find a program that gives you the best exposure and practice opportunities for the pathology you wish to pursue.