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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…
As a practitioner in the field of podiatry for 20 or more years, you’ve acquired a large amount of valuable knowledge and experience. Membership with the Institute for Podiatric Excellence and Development is a give and take proposition.
What we at the Institute for Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED) hear from our new practitioner members is that one of their biggest challenges is getting new patients into the office. An extremely effective way to obtain new patients is through physician referrals. In order for other physicians to refer…
As a student, you may not see the need for membership in a professional organization, but here at the Institute for Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED), we have created a unique platform designed to serve people in all phases of practice (including students and residents).
E-prescribing has many advantages. Studies show that it dramatically decreases medication errors. It also uses your office staff’s time efficiently—phone calls and faxes to pharmacies are greatly reduced and renewals and authorizations can be handled automatically. In addition, Medicare offers financial incentives for e-prescribing. It’s also way more convenient for…