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Podiatric physicians all share the goal of giving patients the best possible care and ensuring good outcomes for lower extremity disorders. At the Institute for Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED) this is a topic we encounter among our members over and over. From our more experienced podiatric practitioners we’ve heard…
We’ve all been there: after examining Mrs. Macintyre, diagnosing her podiatric problem and patiently taking the time to explain treatment options, follow-up procedures, etc. you are ready to move on to your next patient. You stand up to signal that you’re getting ready to leave the room and you ask,…
Let’s face it: there are other practitioners in your town that have completed medical school and are trained to diagnose and treat podiatric problems. What makes your practice stand out? At the Institute of Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED) that’s an issue our members grapple with in online forums and…
One of the greatest fears in life is public speaking. Yet, as a podiatric professional you will be called to do just that. It may be a talk before members of your local senior citizens club or an address to your colleagues at a professional meeting but regardless of the…
“Mrs. Jones, before you leave today I want to give you this sheet to look at. This week we celebrate National Falls Prevention Day. While we’re already taking care of your feet, one of the biggest factors in preventing falls, here are some other tips to consider.”
Not matching with a residence program may at first seem like hitting a brick wall. But, at the Institute of Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED), we like to encourage students to see it rather as a brief detour, and one that can greatly enhance your education and impact your future…
At the Institute for Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED) one complaint we hear commonly from physicians is that decreasing reimbursements creates a need for seeing additional patients, which means less time spent with each patient. There are, however, ways to enhance the quality of that time which will make it…
Providing the best possible medical care to patients is what most podiatric physicians will tell you is their number one priority. But, what goes on outside the exam room can also play a big part in giving patients greater quality care and a higher sense of satisfaction with your practice.…
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…