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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.
March is National Nutrition Month and at the Institute for Podiatric Excellence and Development one area that we help our members to focus on is appropriate balance between professional and personal life as well as overall satisfaction. Good health for the podiatric physician is essential for being on top of…
Ever wonder what the difference is between good podiatric practices and great ones? Why do some practices rise far above while others remain mediocre? At the Institute of Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED) we’ve had the opportunity to meet many veteran practitioners who have risen to the top of their…