Press Release – Sugar Ingestion and Lower Extremity Diseases

Sugar is trending on social media right now. It is a worldwide pandemic. The pathology it produces was discussed at the Winter Scientific Meeting of the Academy of Ambulatory Foot and Ankle Surgery held at The Louisiana State University Medical School in New Orleans January 12-14, 2017. Dr. Richard Jacoby, author of the international bestseller […]

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New Treatment for RSD and CRPS

The following was forwarded to me from Dr. Edward Glaser, a noted American biomechaics expert. Anyone with this condition or if you know of someone who has this condition, it could be an answer to your RSD issues. Six years ago, following my lecture at the Seattle International Foot and Ankle Foundation meeting (June 2010), […]

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Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)

A recent article in the Ottawa Citizen touted the benefits of minimally invasive surgery “minimally invasive surgery, sometimes known as keyhole surgery, is part of today’s technology driven medical revolution. Some believe it’s a breakthrough on par with the introduction of antibiotics. For patients, MIS procedures mean less pain shorter hospital stays and better outcomes [&hell...

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Wait remains lengthy for foot, ankle surgery

As patients who suffer from foot and ankle ailments continue to wait for surgery to relieve their pain, Ottawa podiatrist Dr. David Greenberg can barely keep up with the growing demand. Greenberg, one of just a handful of fully-licensed private practicing podiatrists, is doing whatever he can to help patients who suffer from chronic foot […]

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Competency “Gap Analysis” Completed for College

In response to the many questions regarding the difference between a chiropodist and a podiatrist, I have posted a report commissioned by our governing college. It is in depth and also highlights the need for our provincial government to finally act to remove confusion in the minds of Ontarians.We need a law that is consistent […]

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Study shows prevention pays

Podiatric Care Study Suggests Prevention Pays An APMA podiatrist presented a first-of-its-kind study as a late-breaking research abstract at the 73rd Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Symposium in Chicago last week. The study’s findings support the need to include podiatrists in Medicaid. In 2009, the Arizona legislature voted to eliminate podiatric care […]

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Comment on Ottawa Citizen Article Feb. 14th

On Tuesday, Feb. 14th, 2012, an article appeared in the Ottawa Citizen: “Waiting for a Health-Care Crisis”.  In the article, the authors challenge Canadians to muster the confidence to tackle the looming health care issues now, instead of waiting until a crisis strikes.  The article quoted several essays published by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.  One in […]

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OMA Endorsement

Has the Ontario Medical Association given me a ringing endorsement of my practice model? The OMA argues that “as the province looks for ways to curb health spending, clinics are a viable option because they can deliver many of the services currently offered in hospitals at higher value and lower costs”. Dr. Stewart Kennedy, the […]

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Ontario Labour Mobility Act

I recently received a bulletin from the College of Chiropodists of Ontario with current news affecting our profession. Of particular interest was an article entitled “Ontario Labour Mobility Act-Strengthening the Economy by Opening Provincial Borders to Workers”.  The article states: Under the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT), certified workers in professions and skilled trades will ...

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Who to Vote for?

On Friday September 23, 2011, Amir Attaran, the Canada Reasearch Chair in Law , Population Health and Global Development Policy in the Faculties of Law and Medicine of the University of Ottawa, wrote an article in the Ottawa Citizen titled “Still Waiting for better Care”.  In it, he says that the McGuinty government has failed […]

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