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There’s an expression that says, “You can give a pound of gold in a one-ounce bag.” When it comes to your patients, this refers to the perception they have about the time you spend with them. Two physicians can spend the same amount of time with two patients and one…
As a student, embarking on your surgical residency is something you’ve probably been looking forward to for a long time. Finally, you’ll be able to put into practice all that you’ve spent long hours studying in school. But residency is also a very taxing time, both mentally and physically. Being…
Perhaps you’ve heard the old adage: “It’s often 5% that makes 95% of the difference,” or put another way, “The devil is in the details.” What this means for your podiatric practice is that the smooth and efficient operation of your office (or lack thereof) can be found in small…
If you are a new podiatric physician just starting out, you’re probably looking for ways to save money at every turn. One solution may be to hire your spouse to run your office. At The Institute for Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED), our membership consists of practitioners with varying levels…
Have you heard about us? We are The Institute of Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED) and our mission is to go back to basics and share and learn together for the benefit of each practitioner and to improve patient outcomes. Whether you are a student, a new doctor just starting…
At The Institute for Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED) we are interested in every stage of podiatric practice, including the years that lead up to becoming a physician. As a student, we know that one of the biggest pressures you’ll face is passing the boards. Below are some study tips…
Whether you’ve been in practice for one year or 30 years it’s a good idea to ask yourself this question periodically. Of course, there are many ways to assess the success of your practice. At The Institute of Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED) we have the advantage of gathering facts…
As a physician going to a bank for a loan to start your practice, you may find that just having your diploma will inspire a certain amount of confidence in the loan officer. However, at The Institute for Podiatric Excellence and Development our new practitioners will attest that a well-developed…
At the Institute for Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED), one of the cornerstones of our mission is sharing information and learning from each other. Thanks to technology, there are many ways to deliver resources to our members but nothing beats face-to-face contact and interacting with your peers. Although most practitioners’…
Although there are many areas in our practices that we don’t have control over: patient expectations, reimbursement rates and regulatory policies, for example, we can control the number of staff we hire and the efficiency of our offices. At The Institute for Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED) we’ve heard both…