Dr. George Yarnell New Secretary for TUSPM Alumni Board of Directors

Burton Katzen, DPM (class of ’71) has been elected president of the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (TUSPM) alumni board of directors and will serve a two-year term beginning July 1st. Jay Schnitzer, DPM will serve as vice-president, Jeff Keating, DPM as treasurer, and George Yarnell, DPM as secretary.

Dr. Katzen also announced that the 8th annual Alumni board Foot and Ankle Seminar will be held the weekend of September 17th at the school. The previous seminars have raised over $200,000, with the money going to the student scholarship fund. An alumni reception and dinner will be held in conjunction with the national convention on July 15th at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.

Dr. George Yarnell has been a board certified ABPM Diplomate since 1978.

Source: Podiatry Management News, Online

APMA Introduces New Board of Trustees at House of Delegates Meeting

The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) introduced its Board of Trustees for the coming year following elections held at the 96th Annual House of Delegates meeting at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC. Dr. R. Daniel Davis practices podiatric medicine in Bridgeport, CT. Other elected officers include: Ira H. Kraus, DPM, as president-elect; Dennis R. Frisch, DPM, as vice president; and David Edwards, DPM, as treasurer. Laura Pickard, DPM, and Sylvia Virbulis, DPM were each re-elected to three-year terms, and David Yeager, DPM was elected to a three-year term. Jerauld D. Ferritto Jr., DPM was elected 2017 Speaker of the House. William E. Chagares, DPM was elected as APMA representaive to JCRSB.

Dr. William E. Chagares has been an ABPM Diplomate since 1990 and is also on ABPM’s Board of Directors as Vice President; Dr. Jerauld Ferritto Jr. has been a board certified diplomate since 1982 and Dr. Laura Pickard since 1994.

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Practice Profile: Dr. Nicole Freels

dr.freels-300Dr. Freels has been the owner of her own practice, Lexington Podiatry, for eight years.  “I went straight into private practice shortly after completing my residency program at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center,  in Atlanta, and after spending a year studying with renowned podiatric surgeons and pioneers, Drs. Douglas H. Elleby and Alan Shaw, and leading wound care specialist and podiatric surgeon Dr. Michael K. Bednarz in Atlanta, Georgia, ” stated Freels.

“While I have surgical training, my practice and my passion is for exhausting all conservative treatments before considering surgical corrections. Because many lower extremity problems stem from underlying biomechanical issues, I specialize in evaluating these issues through detailed biomechanical and gait analysis and treating my patients accordingly,” explains Freels.

For Freels, a graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, ABPM Certification was vital to her practice.   “Because I take a very conservative approach to treating the foot, it was important to me to demonstrate my specialized knowledge in medicine,” explained Freels.

Freels is honest about the upsides and downsides of having a private practice. She says ownership is tough, but rewarding.

“Besides the obvious patient care, you have to be willing to spend time worrying about mundane but maddening things like why the lobby lights dim randomly from time-to-time and who’s going to fix that to how to juggle the overhead and morale of your team. It’s definitely not just a clock-in clock-out mentality, but it can be so worth it!“

Freels has built a practice based completely on the comprehensive treatment of feet that includes a beautiful PedSpa that has earned local news coverage. In addition, she created an  all-natural, antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory, spa-quality foot care line called Doc Kelly’s Apothecary . Freels’ long term goals for her practice includes working two to three days a week, so she can expand the line. “The name of the line and the philosophy around the line honor the memory of my grandfather, the late Dr. Arthur O. Kelly. I ‘grew up’ in his podiatry practice and his memory motivates me to this day.”

When not managing her foot care line and her practice, she and her husband Rob are always looking for their next adventure. “We have made a commitment to try new and different sports and activities. We’re taking up golf and have loved getting outdoors for long weekend hikes this spring already,” explains Freels.  She also shares she has a heart for animals.  “While my mind is always thinking of the next port-of-call, my heart is also on animals. I have a soft spot for animals in need and am drawn to charities and organizations that care for lost, injured cats and dogs.”  

Stacia Jones, DPM is the Newest Member of FASMA

Dr. Stacia Jones

Dr. Stacia Jones

On April 1, Stacia Jones, DPM joined the Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC (FASMA) at  its Greenbelt and Annapolis Divisions. Dr. Jones received her doctorate from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. She completed 3 years of extensive surgical training in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery in New York City. During her senior year, Dr. Jones had the distinction of being named Chief Resident.

Upon graduating from the residency program, Dr. Jones moved to Harrisburg, PA, where she spent 3 years providing podiatric medical and surgical services to patients in Central Pennsylvania. She relocated to Maryland to be closer to her family and friends. Her areas of expertise include management of diabetic wound care, forefoot reconstructive surgery, pediatrics, and sports medicine injuries.  Dr. Stacia Jones has been board certified with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine since 2013.

Source: Podiatry Management News, Online

Dr. Beth Jarrett Receives Honor Medallion and Alumnus of the Year Awards

Dr. Beth Jarrett

Dr. Beth Jarrett, 2016 Honor Medallion and Alumnus of the Year Award recipient

Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University has announced Beth Jarrett, DPM, of Vernon Hills, IL, as the 2016 recipient of the Honor Medallion and Alumnus of the Year awards. Bestowed by Scholl College and its Alumni Association, the honors were announced during the annual Scholl Scholarship Benefit and Networking Reception held April 1 during the Midwest Podiatry Conference, held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Dr. Jarrett has dedicated her professional life to podiatric medicine, her medical alma mater, students and patients. She earned a doctor of podiatric medicine degree in 1985 from Scholl College, where she has taught for more than 20 years, primarily in the areas of biomechanics and orthopedics. An associate professor, she is also associate dean of clerkship and residency placement and coordinates the Biomechanics and Second Year Orthotic Lab courses. She serves on university committees including admissions, academic rank and promotion, curriculum, and assessment. Dr. Jarrett was twice named among “America’s Most Influential Podiatrists”.

Beth Jarrett, DPM has been board certified with the ABPM since 1991.

Source: Podiatry Management News, Online



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