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Podiatrist of the Year, Stephen M. Meritt, DPM

Mar 31 2017 12:41:32 AM

Earl Horowitz, DPM and Stephen Meritt, DPM

Earl Horowitz, DPM and Stephen Meritt, DPM

We are proud to present this year’s Podiatrist of the Year, Stephen M. Meritt, DPM. Dr. Meritt has represented the ABMSP with honor, performing many years of selfless service to our organization, including his work as a surgical case reviewer for our Certification in Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Meritt graduated from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and has practiced in Jacksonville, FL since completing his surgical residency in 1975. He is a Past President of the Florida Podiatric Medical Association and was a long time Delegate to the American Podiatric Medical Association. He currently chairs the Quality Assurance Committee, the Hospital Committee, and was the Association’s Medicare Liaison.

Dr. Meritt is also a consultant to the Florida Medicare carrier and BCBS of Florida. He was Chairman of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery for UF Health Jacksonville and an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of the University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville. Dr. Meritt was also the founding director of the Podiatric Residency Program at the University of Florida. He has also served two terms on the Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine and is currently an expert of the Prosectring Services Unit of the Florida Department of Health.

Dr. Meritt was honored as Podiatrist of the Year in 1995 and Practitioner of the Year in 1998 by the Florida Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Meritt was also honored as one of the Top 175 podiatrists in the United States by Podiatry Management in October 2006. He was published in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery in May/June 2014, Volume 55, Number 3. Upon retirement from the University of Florida in 2014 he joined the Veteran’s Health Administration in Jacksonville, FL.

Congratulations Dr. Meritt for a career well done and for being our Podiatrist of the Year!

Distinguished Authors Series
The opinions expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry or its Directors.

American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry Distinguished Author Series Caroline Tiglio, DPM, DABMSP, Chair

The American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry (ABMSP) gratefully thanks all participants in our Distinguished Author Series. As guest contributors to our website, mobile app and newsletter, their expertise and knowledge supports our mission to promote education to the podiatric and medical/health care communities and general public. We very much appreciate your time and articles.

If you wish to participate as one of our Distinguished Authors please send your contact information, photo and proposed article to: Dr. Caroline Tiglio: carolinetiglio@yahoo.com

Listed below are recent Distinguished Authors and their published articles. These articles are archived on our website – www.abmsp.org – and may be accessed in the online edition of this newsletter by clicking on the underlined titles.

 

EarlPresident’s Message, Winter. 2017

Earl Horowitz, DPM, Diplomat, American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry (DABMSP)
President, American Board of Multiple Specialties

 

 

DavisExtracorporeal Shockwave Therapy: The Dornier Epos Ultra -Level One Evidence

David Zuckerman, DPM
David is a podiatric surgery doctor who practices in Woodbury, NJ.

 

 

MatthewVitamin D Deficiency 

Matthew Regulski, D.P.M., C.M.E.T., F.A.P.W.C.A., F.A.P.W.H.
Matthew is a Director at the Ocean County Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates P.C.

 

 

VictorSimple Anterior Talo-Fibular Ligament (ATFL) Diagnosis and Repair: a Brief Biscussion
Victor Quijano, DPM, PHD, Diplomat, American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry (DABMSP)

 

 

PhiliipA Gradual Approach To Correcting The Charcot Foot 

Philip Wrotslavsky
Phillip is the owner and Director of the Advanced Foot and Ankle Center of San Diego

 

 

Micheal_GMedical Coding and Billing Guidelines For Health Services – The Importance of Documentation 

Michael G. Warshaw, DPM, CPC, Diplomat, American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry (DABMSP). Full-time practicing podiatrist and certified medical coder, specializing in forensic medical coding.

 

Micheal_QReal Economic Considerations in Today’s Medical Environment 

Michael Q. Davis
Michael is the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association

 

 

RehmThe Importance of the PODIATRIC Physician in the care of the Geriatric Patient and Fall Prevention

Kenneth B. Rehm, DPM, Diplomate American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry (DABMSP), Board Certified in: Podiatric Surgery, Podiatric Medicine, Prevention and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Wounds & Shoe Therapy and Limb Preservation & Salvage. Ken is the Medical Director of the Diabetic Foot & Wound Treatment Centers, Inc. and CEO Dr Rehm Remedies.

 

Champions Blog

President’s Message

As reported in the last newsletter, ABMSP has been considering the development of a new certification in Geriatric Podiatry. Since then we have participated in two trade shows where we conducted a small survey. We found that the majority of those who stopped to talk with us support the idea of a certification in geriatric podiatry, therefore we have formed a task force to work on its development.

However, this “certification” may be awarded a little differently than with the usual computerized multiple choice examination. We will be considering a “portfolio” method, whereby a podiatrist can use a combination of years of experience, education, and perhaps even written cases or case studies, to earn the credential.

As the task force develops this new certification we welcome your input. What do you think would be important for a podiatrist to do in order to earn a Geriatric Podiatric Certification? Do you think a portfolio approach might be of interest to you? Please direct all responses to abmsp@abmsp.org.

Earl R. Horowitz, DPM
President, ABMSP