What’s in it for Veteran Practitioners?


As an experienced podiatric practitioner, you’ve been there, done that, seen it all and managed to run a successful practice now for decades.  So why do you need to join yet another professional organization? At the Institute of Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED) our mission is “To bridge the gap between podiatry students, resident physicians, seasoned professionals and ancillary staff by providing a structured forum of education, support, and mentorship relating to scientific and outcome–based patient care, compliance adherence, healthcare reform, and management skills essential to succeed in the changing world of practicing medicine.”What exactly does that mean for you? 

Below are three areas of interest for veterans that IPED wants you to be a part of:

Staying Current

Chances are, the longer you’ve been in practice, the more changes you’ve seen. Remaining certified and compliant with all healthcare requirements has become increasingly complex. At IPED, we bring together expert consultants and physicians who, between them, provide a pool of knowledge enabling our members to stay up to speed more easily on updates, requirements and trends in:

  • Compliance
  • Coding
  • Documentation
  • Treatment methods
  • Balance between professional and personal life

Getting Ready to Transition

At this stage of life, you’re probably thinking about what’s the next step: downsize, add a new associate to transition to retirement or sell your practice altogether? IPED offers resources and personal contacts who can help assess your current situation, value your practice and meet your short and long-term goals.

Giving Back

IPED’s goal is to benefit podiatric doctors at every stage of their professional lives, helping individual practitioners achieve success and to elevating the profession as a whole—always with an eye to providing the very best patient outcomes. As a veteran you have a knowledge base and wealth of experience that is a tremendous resource for those studying or just entering the field. Your involvement as a mentor brings our mission full circle and offers you a satisfying way to pass on what you’ve learned to benefit others.

So, what do you think? If you’re ready to become a member or want to learn more, reach out to our Executive Director, Ruth Ann Donahue by calling: 978-296-7634.