The Most Common Foot Conditions Associated with Hypothyroidism

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Thyroid Awareness Month is here! This month’s blog explores the connection between hypothyroidism and the feet. Are you suffering from any of these common foot conditions often associated with hypothyroidism? Fungal Infections Edema Dry or Cracked Heels  If so, check your thyroid gland. Feet are sensitive and can indicate a problem occurring in other parts of the body. Hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid is a condition that affects the entire body and may cause several symptoms such as depression, weight gain, and lower metabolism. The disease is caused by reduced thyroid hormone levels (thyroxine) in the body. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may suffer from hypothyroidism. Other signs of hypothyroidism include hair loss, dry skin, fatigue, constipation, muscle aches, and stiffness. The symptoms are often mistaken for other conditions such as menopause or chronic fatigue syndrome. Still, the problem is that hypothyroidism can lead to serious health …

Tax Code Section 179

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Are you getting the most out of Section 179 Tax Benefits? It`s no secret that there are a lot of costs involved in running a Podiatric Medicine practice, which is why it is so important to take advantage of savings whenever possible.  That is where tax code Section 179 comes into play.  What is Section 179? Section 179 of the US tax code allows small businesses to deduct the total purchase price of eligible equipment and software purchased or financed during the tax year.   This is advantageous for physicians because they will receive immediate tax relief for their equipment purchases.  Section 179 allows businesses to write off up to $500,000 in equipment purchases or leases on qualified equipment. Qualifications To qualify for tax code Section 179, there are a few requirements that you must meet.  Most capital equipment such as C3Tech`s printers, Saorsa`s Swift Machine, Tenvision`s Ultrasound Machine, The Remy …

November is Diabetes Awareness Month!

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month!  This month we are reminded of the vital role Podiatric Physicians and Surgeons play in the management team of a diabetic patient.  According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 30 million Americans have diabetes.  Studies have shown a decrease in lower limb amputations of up to 80% for those with diabetes that are treated by a Podiatric Physician.  These patients are vulnerable to many troublesome conditions including Peripheral Arterial Disease, Diabetic Neuropathy, or Diabetic Wounds/Ulcers.  Talar Medical proudly supports Foot & Ankle Specialists by providing discounts with an array of different vendors aimed at providing the best products to help you care for your diabetic patients.  MPM Medical has specialized in advanced wound care products for over 22 years.  With a diverse and extensive product portfolio, MPM Medical makes products to treat just about any type of need when it comes to would and …

Nothing Scarier Than an Ankle Sprain

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Ankle Sprains It`s no secret that ankle sprains can be extremely uncomfortable.  Most sprained ankles occur in the lateral ligaments on the outside of the ankle.  Sprains can range from tiny tears that make up the ligament to complete tears through the tissue (Grade I, II, or III).  If there is a complete tear of the ligaments, the ankle may become unstable after the initial injury phase passes.  Over time, this instability can result in damage to the bones and cartilage of the ankle joint.  Treatment Most ankle sprains are initially treated using the RICE protocol.  Rest the ankle by keeping the patient off it.  Crutches can be helpful in most cases to help swelling and pain during the initial week. Ice, compression, and elevation should be immediately performed to keep the swelling down.  It can be use for 20 to 30 minutes, three or four times daily.  Some sprains …

8 Tips for Marketing Your Practice during a Pandemic

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 Now that we are over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, some practices may still be struggling with getting their patient load to where it was post pandemic.  As fluctuations of COVID cases vary, so do best practices regarding rules and regulations. So, what can you do to market your practice safely and effectively? 1.      Update Your Website Consider your website your digital billboard.  Now more than ever, patients are reviewing company websites to learn your COVID-19 protocols or any new information they need to know before their appointment.  This is also a good opportunity to post any additional precautions your practice is taking.  For example, if you have purchased a Purity Light as additional sanitization, let your patients know!  Ease their mind that your practice is offering a safe environment for them to continue receiving their foot and ankle care.  If you are interested in purchasing a Purity Light …

7 appointment reminder mistakes (and how to fix them!)

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No-show appointments can cost small businesses as much as $26,000 in lost revenue each year. No-shows and late arrivals have a direct impact on productivity, efficiency, and the quality of care that your practice can deliver. Whether your practice has automated appointment reminders set up or not, it’s not uncommon to miss opportunities when sending out reminders. If you want to boost revenue and reduce no-show appointments, avoid these 7 common appointment reminder mistakes, plus learn quick ways to fix them. Managing appointment reminders manually On average, 28% of medical practices that manually manage appointment reminders spend multiple hours a day just calling patients. Conversely, 87% of practices with automated reminders can handle an entire day’s worth of reminders in less than an hour. Automated reminders not only save your practice time, but they are also the most reliable tool to reduce no-show appointments and help patients arrive on time. …