Podiatrist and ABPM Diplomate, Dr. Lee Rogers, hosted a tele-town hall about preventing amputations in diabetes, with approximately 5,500 Los Angeles-area residents. A tele-town hall is conducted by automatically dialing phone numbers and connecting callers with the seminar in progress. November is diabetes month. Approximately 30 million Americans suffer from diabetes.
Rogers told audience members that it is important to prevent amputations from diabetes because the are costly, lead to lower quality of life, and premature death. Several studies have shown podiatrists’ roles in preventing amputations. Rogers is the medical director of the Amputation Prevention Centers of America, a RestorixHealth company managing 130 wound centers in 24 states.
Dr. Lee Rogers has been on the Board of Directors for ABPM since 2015, and has been a board certified diplomate with ABPM since 2008.
Source: Podiatry Management News, Online