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PODIATRIST, DR. BARRY BLOCK, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF PODIATRY MANAGEMENT HAS SOME VERY INTERESTING OBSERVATIONS OF A PROFESSION IN CRISIS IN THE U.S.   IN CANADA THE SITUATION IS EVEN WORSE.  ONTARIO HAS LESS THAN 60 PRACTICING PODIATRISTS, THE MAJORITY OF WHOM PERFORM NO BONE SURGERY AND ARE OVER 55 TO 60 YEARS OF AGE. UNFORTUNATELY THIS DWINDLING PROFESSION HAS BEEN DISTRACTED BY THE RISE OF THE CHIROPODY PROFESSION IN ONTARIO , MANY OF WHOM ARE BECOMING ULTRA SUCCESSFUL.  

PODIATRIST, DR. BARRY BLOCK,  STATES, "2014 COULD BE THE 'PERFECT STORM' FOR PODIATRY. FIRST OFF WILL THE INTRODUCTION OF THE AFFORDABLY CARE ACT. SOME PRACTITIONERS HAVE ALREADY BEEN DROPPED BY INSURANCE PANELS.  NOW WOTH THE INTRODUCTION OF ICD-10 CODES AND BOTCHED LAUNCH OF OBAMACARE.  THE WORST THING IS THE ONGOING RESIDENCY SHORTAGE CRISIS.  FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS, IT'S GOING TO BE A BUMPY YEAR."

IF A PODIATRY STUDENT DOESN'T GET ACCEPTED INTO A RESIDENCY PROGRAM WHICH IS A HUGE PROBLEM NOW, THEN THE PRACTITIONER IS LIMITED IN HIS BILLING OPTIONS WITH REGARDS TO INSURANCE COMPANIES.  IN ONTARIO WITH A CURRENT PROCESS KNOWN A HPRAC THE COLLEGE OF CHIROPODISTS OF ONTARIO ARE TRYING TO CHANGE THE ONTARIO FOOT CARE MODEL SO IT MIRRORS THE AMERICAN MODEL.  THE PROBLEM WE WOULD NEED A RESIDENCY PROGRAM AND WE WOULD END UP HAVING THE SAME PROBLEMS AS AMERICAN PODIATRISTS ARE NOW EXPERIENCING. MY FOOT CLINIC IS VERY HAPPY WITH THE STATUS QUO.  WE ARE EXTREMELY BUSY AND ARE PROVIDING QUALITY CARE FOR 1000'S OF ONTARIANS WITHOUT DOING BONE SURGERY. WE CURRENTLY HAVE A 6 WEEK WAITING LIST.  AS IT IS VERY FEW OF THE PODIATRISTS NOW IN PRACTICE ACTUALLY DO BONE SURGERY.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. HARDY, OWNER OF TORONTO FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.  IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE REQUIRES HONEST, COMPETENT ADVICE OR QUALITY FOOT CARE OR ORTHOTICS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US AT 416-465-8737 TODAY.  REMEMBER, WE ALWAYS TREAT OUR PATIENTS LIKE FAMILY!

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416-465-8737

Toronto, ON Chiropodist
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