Meet ABPM President, Dr. Gina Painter
Current ABPM President Dr. Gina Painter has been a diplomate of the ABPM since 1998 and a member of the Board of Directors for the past five years. She currently serves on the Examination Committee and the Speaker’s Bureau. Past committee involvement has included Credentials, Budget, Bylaws and Case Review. Dr. Painter also represents the ABPM as a site-evaluator for the Council on Podiatric Medical Education and is the Board’s liaison to the APMA. In November she was inducted into the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Dr. Painter is a graduate of the Temple School of Podiatric Medicine and practices in Great Falls, Montana. Her practice experience is extensive and has included solo practice, partnership in a multi-specialty group, where she served as Chair of the Executive Governing Board and, most recently, as a hospital-based physician.
From Dr. Painter:
Podiatric Medicine has evolved as a whole, with increased integration into hospitals and health networks. Along the pathway toward parity within the framework of the health care delivery system the role of podiatric medicine will rely increasingly on the medical aspect of podiatric care and care of the diabetic foot.
ABPM has a strong presence in the podiatric community. We have recently escalated our informational efforts to hospitals and insurance panels regarding the value of ABPM certification. Within the next month new documentation will be provided on the website to members.
The ABPM will continue to act as a staunch advocate for our current and future members. We hope to be a unifying force within the Podiatric Medical community. The practice of Podiatry is “diagnose and treat the diseases, disabilities, and deformities of the foot by physical therapy special shoes and other mechanical devices, pharmaceuticals and surgery.” Let us all excel at it!