APHA Awards Presented to ABPM Dipomates, Drs. Chet Evans and Jeffrey Robbins

(L-R) Dr. Janet Simon presents APHA awards to Drs. Jeffrey Robbins and Chet Evans

(L-R) Dr. Janet Simon presents APHA awards to Drs. Jeffrey Robbins and Chet Evans

The American Public Health Association (APHA) Podiatric Health section presented its Stephen Toth, DPM Distinguished Service Award to Jeffrey Robbins, DPM. Dr. Robbins has served in many leadership roles in the section including chair (1999-2000), and he serves as an advisory member of APMA’s Public Health and Preventative Podiatric Medicine Committee. Dr. Robbins in his role as Director of Podiatry Services for the Veteran’s Administration has spearheaded amputation prevention programs throughout the VA system and presented the “Team Approach to Amputation Prevention” during the section’s educational programming in Denver.

The APHA Podiatric Health section presented its John and Janet Carson Public Health Advocacy Award to Chet Evans, DPM. Dr. Evans is currently a Podiatric Health Section Governing Councilor and had served as section chair (2003-2004). He is the Chief Health Innovation Officer at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL which oversees their public health programming. Previously, as Dean at Barry College of Podiatric Medicine, he developed a dual DPM-MPH degree for podiatric students.

Both Chet Evans, DPM and Jeffrey Robbins, DPM have been board certified with the ABPM since 1993.

Source: Podiatry Management News, Online

 

Jeremy Cook, DPM, ABPM Diplomate, to Speak at Hospital Symposium

Jeremy Cook, DPM

Jeremy Cook, DPM

The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Dignity Health Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital is hosting a free Diabetes Symposium and Health Fair on Saturday, Nov. 19th at the hospital. The drop-in event is designed for individuals living with diabetes, and will feature tools, tips, screenings, and education to help individuals monitor and manage their disease.

A presentation will be held at 10 a.m. by local podiatrist Dr. Jeremy Cook, who specializes in foot and ankle surgery, and recently took over the practice of Dr. Stephen Latter at Foothill Podiatry Clinic. The presentation addresses the risk of diabetic foot injury, which is particularly important for diabetics. According to Dr. Cook, poor circulation in the legs and feet and high blood sugar combine to slow the body’s healing mechanisms. Peripheral neuropathy, a common side-effect of diabetes, can cause numbness in the feet, leaving a person unaware that they are injured.

Jeremy Cook, DPM has been an ABPM Diplomate since 2015.

Source: PM News, Online

TUSPM Students, with Dr. Palamarchuk, Served as Healthy Athletes a Pennsylvania Special Olympics

TUSPM Volunteers as Healthy Athletes at Pennsylvania Special Olympics

TUSPM Volunteers as Healthy Athletes at Pennsylvania Special Olympics

Students from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (TUSPM) served as part of the Healthy Athletes initiative at the recent Pennsylvania Fall Festival sports games. Known as Fit Feet, students under the direction of Howard J Palamarchuk, DPM, podiatric clinical director for the competition  screened over 120 athletes during the two days of competition.

Jim Dodds, CPED  of the  Hanger Corporation lent his expertise in modifying shoe insoles for the athletes provided through the generosity of New Balance. Now in its 11th year of service, TUSPM is proud to be part of the Special Olympics movement.

Dr. Howard J. Palamarchuk has been board certified with the ABPM since 1990.

Source: PM News, Online

Diabetic Kids Enjoy Halloween for 19th Year with Dr. Bruce Blank

Bruce Blank, DPM with diabetic children, celebrating Halloween for 19th straight year.

Bruce Blank, DPM with diabetic children, celebrating Halloween for 19th straight year.

Dr. Bruce Blank, a podiatrist in St. Clairsville, has given diabetic children, specifically diagnosed with diabetes mellitus, a unique way of celebrating Halloween. For the last 19 years, he and his wife Diane have hosted an Annual Halloween Candy Exchange Party for Kids with Diabetes. This unique party gives children an opportunity to go trick or treating and exchange their candy for more healthy snacks and small gifts while meeting other children and families dealing with diabetes.

The children participated in games and the entertainment included a visit by some animals from the Oglebay Good Zoo including Maisy the skunk. The party was held at Achilles Foot and Ankle Surgery, PC.

Bruce Blank, DPM has been board certified with the ABPM since 1993.

Source: Podiatry Management News, Online

 

 

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