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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…
Congratulations! You’ve made it through years of schooling and residency programs and now you are finally ready to launch your career in podiatric medicine. It’s an exciting time and there are lots of options available to you as you focus on your areas of specialty and long-term goals. Now is…
Whether you are a veteran practioner of 20 years or just starting out in a brand new practice, having a mission statement is essential for helping you assess and maintain the success of your business. A mission statement answers the all important question: Who are you?
Your office manager occupies a key spot in your practice and careful consideration should go into the filling of that position. The office manager is an extension of you. This is the person that is responsible for managing the day to day operations of your practice and making sure that…
If you’re in the prime of your podiatric professional career, you’re most likely going full speed all the time. Whether you are in a solo or group practice, it takes an incredible amount of hard work to keep up with all the demands placed on you, such as: