Lee Sanders, DPM, Volunteers in Honduras on Medical Mission

lee-sanders-and-kramerA week spent in Honduras to volunteer on a medical mission may seem like a short time to make any real difference, but to PPMA Members Neal Kramer, DPM and Lee Sanders, DPM, it was the right amount of time to open their hearts to the people of La Entrada and initiate the healing process. It was the patients in Honduras with their genuine expressions of gratitude and being alongside other medical professionals that made a lasting impression for these two podiatrists; so much so, that these former 1974 classmates from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine say without hesitation, they will volunteer again in the future.

Drs. Kramer and Sanders chose to concentrate on diabetes and related lower extremity complications, including chronic wounds. They provided training to the local doctors, nurses, and public health officials, as well as their own team consisting of one ER physician, one periodontist, one wound care nurse practitioner, three RNs, a neonatal nurse practitioner, and nine non-medical support volunteers who just wanted to help others in need.

Dr. Lee Sanders has been an ABPM Diplomate since 1979.

Source: PM News, Online

Karen Galli, DPM Examines Veterans at Stand Down Jersey Annual Event


Dr. Karen Galli examining veteran, Don Morton

Stand Down South Jersey is an annual event at the Cherry Hill Armory of the New Jersey National Guard where homeless and at-risk veterans received social and medical service. U.S. Marine Corp. veteran Don Morton of Camden was able to relax in a reclining chair at the armory. It was not just to rest his legs and feet. Podiatrist Dr. Karen Galli sat down and began examining his chronic foot problems — blisters, calluses, and other issues from too much walking. The doctor then tended to his needs, treating and cleaning Morton’s feet. Podiatry, and other medical services were provided by or through the Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

Galli advised Morton that he needs regular foot care and should consult with his primary physician at the VA Clinic in Camden. “Usually, the underlying cause of foot problems in homeless veterans is diabetes, whose symptoms include ulcers and neuropathy. Sometimes they may step on a nail or glass, not feel it, and may end up losing their toes,” the doctor explained.

Karen Galli, DPM has been board certified with the ABPM since 199.

Source: Podiatry Management News, Online

ABPM Diplomate, Dr. Daniel Margolin, Holds 3rd Annual School Supplies Drive for CASA

Daniel Margolin, DPM

Daniel Margolin, DPM,

New Jersey Foot and Ankle Center in Oradell successfully held their third annual school supply drive for Bergen County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children. Throughout August, generous patients and staff brought in various school supplies that were collected and donated to children in the Bergen County court system. CASA for Children of Bergen County is a non-profit organization that trains volunteers to advocate for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect.

Dr. Daniel Margolin, owner of New Jersey Foot and Ankle Center, is proud to support local foster children in need. “Being a child in today’s world is difficult enough,” said Margolin, “but even more so for the children with no formal support system. It is important to facilitate foster children in their formative years so they have stability and hope for a better life. The volunteers at CASA are actually making this happen.”

Daniel Margolin, DPM has been an ABPM Diplomate since 1993.

Source: Podiatry Mangement News, Online


Dr. Jeffrey Robbins Helps Honor Dr. Mildred Dixon, the First Female Hired as a Full-Time Podiatrist at the VA, on her 100th Birthday

Drs. Jeffrey Robbins and Mildred Dixon

Drs. Jeffrey Robbins and Mildred Dixon

The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS), National Park Service (NPS) and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) are joining forces to honor Dr. Mildred Dixon on her 100th birthday. In 1957, Dr. Dixon became the first female to be hired as a full-time podiatrist in the Veterans Administration, as the Department of Veterans Affairs was then known. She was also the VA’s first African-American podiatrist.

Although Dr. Dixon worked primarily at the VA medical center in Tuskegee, where she is credited with establishing the facility’s first podiatry residency program, she also spent several years working part-time at VA facilities in Montgomery and Tuscaloosa. Dr. Dixon retired from the VA in 1985. “I cannot overstate the significance of Dr. Dixon’s contributions to the profession, to America’s veterans, and to the community she serves,” said Dr. Jeffrey Robbins, National Director of Podiatric Service (VACO). “She stands as an inspiration to us all for a life well-lived in service to others.”

Source: PM News, Online

Jeffery Robbins, DPM has been board certified with the ABPM since 1993.

R. Daniel Davis, DPM Speaks at NYCPM White Coat Ceremony

NYCPM, Class of 2020, White Coat Ceremony

NYCPM, Class of 2020, White Coat Ceremony

The NYCPM Class of 2020 has been oriented, celebrated, and made to feel at home, but last night, class members received the first real symbol of their entry into medical education: their white coats. At the White Coat Ceremony, held September 6 at the New York Academy of Medicine, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Academic Dean Michael J. Trepal, DPM  made a few opening remarks and introduced Joseph Cataldo (2018), President of the Student Council. Cataldo described to the first-year students the impact of a white coat on a patient. “A patient sees a healer and a helper; a patient sees someone compassionate and understanding; a patient sees someone who can listen.”

Remarks of the keynote speaker, R. Daniel Davis, DPM, President of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), went directly to the crux of the matter: “To the public, the wearer of the white coat is someone who practices medicine.” At the end of Dr. Davis’ remarks, he received a crystal apple with thanks from NYCPM. After the speeches, one by one, the 86 members of the Class of 2020 received and donned their white coats in front of families and friends, and took the Hippocratic Oath.

R. Daniel Davis, DPM has been board certified with the ABPM since 1993.

Source: Podiatry Management News, Online 

Dr. John Connors Lectures to Southern Regional Athletes

Dr John Connors

John Connors, DPM

Dr. John F. Connors is a podiatrist, not of the run of the mill variety, but of the running variety. He specializes in sports podiatry. More specifically, he focuses on runners, especially middle and long distance runners.

Over the course of his 20-plus year career Connors, who has offices in New York City and Little Silver, has worked with many elite athletes not only from the United States, but from countries around the world – Kenya, Ethiopia, Brazil, Mexico, Russia and Romania. He’s offered his services at multiple Olympic Games, including Sydney, Australia, in 2000 and London in 2012, where he was one of the doctors at the Nike hospitality tent.

He’s been called “the go to guy in the entire country” when it comes to runners’ injuries. His patients include Shannon Rowbury, the American record holder in the 1,500 meters; Molly Huddle, the American record holder in both the 5,000 meters and the 10,000 meters – setting the latter mark in the Rio Olympic Games – and Kenyan Patrick Makau Musyoki, the former world record holder in the marathon.

So what was Connors doing on Monday morning, addressing a crowd of about 80 cross country and track athletes in the Southern Regional High School auditorium? It turns out that Connors, who grew up on LBI, treats Southern Regional School District Superintendent Craig Henry and is friends with members of the district’s coaching staff.

The doctor – who, by the way, has run almost 20 marathons of his own – gave the students an hour-long PowerPoint presentation titled “Running Injuries – Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention.” At times he slipped into heavy medical nomenclature, talking about things such as patellofermoral pain and femoral neck stress fractures. But much of his talk addressed running injuries in clear and simple language that both the Southern athletes and casual weekend warriors could understand. Read full article here

John Connors, DPM has been a board certified diplomate with the ABPM since 1992.

Source: TheSandPaper.net




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