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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…
Did you know that human resource experts estimate that it costs about one and a half times the amount of a staff member’s salary to recruit, replace and train a new person for the same position? That means when you hire a new member of your staff, making sure they…
Most podiatrists are well aware that advanced care of diabetic patients should be a cornerstone of any successful practice. The number of patients diagnosed with diabetes continues to escalate. With so many aspects of the disease having serious implications for the feet, it’s imperative for patient outcomes and the health…
You spend a large part of your fourth year in podiatry school feeling uncomfortable—your externships take you to new places, with new people and new procedures. Just as you start to feel comfortable, it’s time to move. However, these real clinical experiences are crucial to your learning and your future…
Have you ever seen someone with the title of Inspectress? Certain high end hotels employ them. Their job is to regularly walk through all parts of the hotel and look for the little things that will give guests the impression that the hotel is dirty or messy. The premise is…