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New Tampa Bay Podiatrist Offers Early Morning and Evening Availability

WESTCHASE, Fla. -- Early birds and night owls rejoice: a new Tampa Bay podiatrist is setting the bar on convenience with extended clinic hours. Sagar Shah, DPM, recently helped launch the opening of a new location for Modern Foot & Ankle at 10954 Sheldon Rd. in Westchase. This marked the Central Florida group's seventh clinic opening in five years.

"Modern Foot & Ankle has an excellent reputation for providing premier care to their patients while utilizing advances in medicine and research," said Dr. Shah. "I knew I wanted to be with a group that uses a patient-centric approach."

Part of that approach incorporates increased availability. The Westchase clinic features appointment times as early as 7:30 a.m. and as late as 7 p.m. on certain days.

"Having additional hours helps patients and families receive care without needing to take time off of work or have kids leave school early," explained Dr. Shah.

Both an accomplished board-certified surgeon and a proponent of holistic medicine, Dr. Shah bases his care on continuing education and patient comfort. He says that an essential component of his treatment plan is talking with patients and listening to their needs.

"This allows me to develop a conservative or surgical plan that is best-suited for the patient," he added.

Dr. Shah's experience also includes outreach programs. He has provided his surgical skills to The Yucatán Crippled Children's Project in Mexico, through which he corrected podiatric deformities for children in need.

"Seeing the hope in patients' faces and knowing that I can make a difference in their health-it's a challenge that I welcome and a gratifying experience," he said.

Now, Dr. Shah says his research-based, patient-first approach is a good fit for the Westchase community.

"This area in particular creates an exciting opportunity as a practitioner," he said. "Seeing the abundance of activities available makes me want to provide the best care possible to keep patients moving and active."

After several years in private practice in Virginia, Dr. Shah reflected, relocating to Florida was bittersweet. But, he added, the move to Westchase was a long-awaited homecoming.

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Virginia and the patient relationships I was able to build," he said. "But I was raised in the Tampa Bay area, and moving closer to my family and friends was appealing to me."

Learn more: https://modernfootankle.com/podiatrists/dr-sagar-shah/

About Modern Foot & Ankle®

Through Big-City Technology. Small-Town Care.® Modern Foot & Ankle is reshaping the patient experience and curating a progressive model for podiatric healthcare. Our physicians provide comprehensive medical and surgical solutions for foot and ankle conditions in clinics across Central Florida. With 24/7 online booking and check-in, extended office hours, advanced on-site equipment, and cutting-edge treatment options, Modern Foot & Ankle serves patients efficiently, comfortably, and on their schedule.

For more information, visit https://modernfootankle.com/.

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Florida Podiatric Group Brings High-Tech, High-Quality Healthcare to Largo

LARGO, Fla. -- Modern Foot & Ankle opens its sixth clinic - and first in Pinellas County - on Friday. The Central Florida podiatric group has selected Kyle Haverstrom, DPM, as the provider for the new Largo, Florida, location.

"I wanted to join Modern Foot & Ankle because it's at the forefront of technology when it comes to foot and ankle care and becoming a well-known force in Tampa and Orlando," said Dr. Haverstrom. "The technology-based approach is appealing to me because giving patients the most state-of-the-art treatments for all issues, big and small, is important."

Underscoring the necessity of creating personalized experiences, Dr. Haverstrom also pointed to the group's facilitation of "quick results, up-to-date treatments, and same-day appointments" as vital to achieving optimal outcomes.

"It allows patients to get better faster," he added.

Dr. Haverstrom came to the Largo and Clearwater area by way of Family Foot Health Center in Rogers, Arkansas, where he honed his surgical skills. He noted that his postgraduate training at Jefferson Health in Philadelphia, which focused on sports medicine, arthroscopy, pediatrics, and trauma, prioritized implementing surgical advances.

"I enjoy the surgical aspect of the specialty," said Dr. Haverstrom, "but I will try all conservative therapies before going into the operating room."

The brand-new office, located on the third floor of the professional center at 11200 Seminole Blvd., in Largo, houses digital X-ray and ultrasound technologies. The space has been under renovation since last August to bring it into line with Modern Foot & Ankle's signature contemporary look.

But it's the proximity to surf and sand that speaks to the podiatrist's background.

"The patients in this area are great! They are very active, and I love being able to help them get back on their feet to enjoy the sun, beach, and outdoors," explained Dr. Haverstrom. "Coming from a sports family and growing up playing hockey, I had many foot and ankle injuries. I feel I can relate with my patients on a personal level and really provide the best care possible."

About Modern Foot & Ankle®

Through Big-City Technology. Small-Town Care.® Modern Foot & Ankle is reshaping the patient experience and curating a progressive model for podiatric healthcare. Our physicians provide comprehensive medical and surgical solutions for foot and ankle conditions in clinics across Central Florida. With 24/7 online booking and check-in, extended office hours, advanced on-site equipment, and cutting-edge treatment options, Modern Foot & Ankle serves patients efficiently, comfortably, and on their schedule.

For more information, visit https://modernfootankle.com/

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Modern Foot & Ankle Welcomes New Podiatrist to Casselberry Clinic

CASSELBERRY, Fla. -- There's a new face in town for your feet. Jacob Huffman, D.P.M., joined the podiatric group Modern Foot & Ankle in July. Last week, he became the sole practitioner of the Casselberry clinic.

"This has been a great opportunity for me," said Dr. Huffman. "Modern Foot & Ankle is a group of physicians with a common mindset and goal: to provide high-quality patient care and utilize all available resources to ensure the patient has the best outcome."

After earning his medical degree from Barry University in Miami and completing his surgical residency at the Miami VA Medical Center, Dr. Huffman, who was born and raised in Central Florida, was excited to return to the Orlando area.

"As a young man growing up in the small suburb of Apopka, I feel I was shaped by Orlando- with the magic of Disney in my backyard and the natural wonders of Wekiwa State park just down the street," he said. "This combination helped shape my wonder and amazement for science and education."

Dr. Huffman said he's proud to serve the growing city and give back to his neighbors as a physician. He added that he's excited to offer patients the groundbreaking services he received advanced training on during his surgical program.

"Having the opportunity to work in the VA and UM health system exposed me to some of the newest up-and-coming technologies that have provided me with the mindset of constant evolution in pursuit of quality patient care," said Dr. Huffman.

His specialties, which include minimally-invasive bunion and hammertoe corrections, fall in line with the group's focus on continually discovering new technologies and techniques.

"I believe Modern Foot & Ankle provides something that most cannot," he said. "We offer technologically-based patient care while still providing patients with the small-town warmth of your local practice."

As a physician, Dr. Huffman said he enjoys "explaining the etiology and using a systematic approach to help tailor each treatment plan to the patient's needs." He feels that having the patient engaged in their treatment not only ensures that they fully understand the condition but aids them once they are out of the office.

Moreover, helping patients find immediate relief for the variety of conditions seen in podiatry garners him great personal and professional satisfaction.

"From removing a foreign object or an ingrown toenail to alleviating heel pain with an injection, seeing the smile on patients' faces makes everything worth it," he said.

The clinic is located at 178 Wilshire Blvd., in Casselberry. The location's former provider, Dr. Roma Patel, recently moved to the group's newest office in Winter Garden, Fla., which celebrated its grand opening last g Monday.

About Modern Foot & Ankle®

Through Big-City Technology. Small-Town Care.® Modern Foot & Ankle has reshaped the patient experience and curated a progressive model for podiatric healthcare. The board-certified physicians provide comprehensive medical and surgical solutions for foot and ankle conditions in clinics across Central Florida. With 24/7 online booking and check-in, extended office hours, advanced on-site equipment, and cutting-edge treatment options, Modern Foot & Ankle serves patients efficiently, comfortably, and on their schedule. For more information, visit http://www.modernfootankle.com/.

Contact: Lindsay Siegel, Modern Foot & Ankle
Phone: (813) 549-5678
Email: marketing@mfahealth.com

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Podiatric Group Brings Modern Approach, Old Charm to Horizon West with New Clinic

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. -- On Monday, Central Florida podiatric group Modern Foot & Ankle will open the doors of its brand-new flagship location in Horizon West. The office will be operated by board-certified physician Roma Patel, D.P.M. She is relocating from her group's Casselberry, Fla., clinic to bring not only state-of-the-art resources to Winter Garden but an exceptional patient experience.

"The appeal of Horizon West is that the area is growing by leaps and bounds but still maintains roots in its Old Florida charm. That's similar to our foundation," said Dr. Patel.

She and her partners have been designing and constructing the clinic for more than a year.

"Bringing high-quality podiatric care to the Hamlin community is very important to me," Dr. Patel continued. "After all, it's where I live and where my kids go to school. That's what makes serving this neighborhood deeply personal."

Located at 15815 Shaddock Drive, Unit 130, in Winter Garden near the Orlando Health Horizon West Hospital, Modern Foot & Ankle's current venture will maintain the brand's dedication to providing groundbreaking services and signature approach to patient care, according to one of Dr. Patel's partners, Dr. Adam Siegel.

One such service is the miniBunion™, a minimally-invasive procedure for bunion correction. The practice also offers restorative medicine and on-site diagnostic equipment, including digital X-ray and ultrasound technologies.

"Since January, we've expanded from one office in Tampa Bay into a multi-regional group," said Dr. Siegel. "We're able to grow like this due to our reputation of prioritizing compassionate, personalized attention and supporting that care through innovation."

Dr. Patel said her group's modus operandi was inspired, in part, after noticing more healthcare corporations replacing provider-run practices in recent years.

The difference between Modern Foot & Ankle and corporate-owned clinics, Dr. Patel explained, is that "our podiatrists have full control over how we deliver care and aren't governed by quota requirements or the pressure to upsell." She added that corporations are known for micromanaging their healthcare providers.

"We're going through a lot of change right now, but my partners and I will never compromise on how we treat those who come to us for help," said Dr. Patel. "My duty is to the patient's well-being, not the bottom-line."

She also noted that the staff is vaccinated against COVID-19, and each office will continue to follow all CDC guidelines to help protect patients from the virus.

Dr. Patel's former clinic in Casselberry will remain a Modern Foot & Ankle location. Dr. Jacob Huffman has taken over as the office's sole practitioner.

About Modern Foot & Ankle®

Through Big-City Technology. Small-Town Care.® Modern Foot & Ankle has reshaped the patient experience and curated a progressive model for podiatric healthcare. The board-certified physicians provide comprehensive medical and surgical solutions for foot and ankle conditions in clinics across Central Florida. With 24/7 online booking and check-in, extended office hours, advanced on-site equipment, and cutting-edge treatment options, Modern Foot & Ankle serves patients efficiently, comfortably, and on their schedule.

For more information, visit https://modernfootankle.com/.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Lindsay Siegel, Modern Foot & Ankle
Phone: (813) 549-5678
Email: marketing@mfahealth.com

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Former Co-Residents Merge Podiatric Practices, Form New Modern Foot & Ankle®

TAMPA, Fla. -- Three Central Florida podiatric practices announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement to create the new Modern Foot & Ankle®. The combined medical group will provide patients with additional board-certified physicians, a brand-new location, and the miniBunion™ system, a groundbreaking, minimally-invasive procedure for bunion correction.

The merger is set to close on January 1, 2021.

Dr. Adam Siegel, of Modern Foot & Ankle, Dr. Michael Zuri, of All Podiatry Group, and Dr. Roma Patel, of Prism Podiatry, are partnering together to helm the multi-regional practice-development of which has been years in the making.

"The three of us were co-residents; we were in the trenches with each other," said Dr. Siegel. "There are no two physicians I trust more than Dr. Patel and Dr. Zuri to take our brand of technologically-advanced, high-quality care and grow it into a household name in Tampa Bay and Orlando."

The group is acquiring the partners' existing locations in Tampa, Fla., Lutz, Fla., Brandon, Fla., and Casselberry, Fla., with construction underway on a state-of-the-art clinic in Winter Garden, Fla. Dr. Patel will relocate to this clinic in early 2021.

"From the ground up, we're creating a facility that's designed to make everything as easy as possible for the patient," Dr. Patel said. "It's a new era in healthcare where service matters. The Horizon West clinic will reflect that."

Modern Foot & Ankle's signature approach leverages medical and operational technologies to elevate the patient experience. As Dr. Siegel notes, most people don't have time to sit in the waiting room for an hour. They want quicker diagnoses and newer treatment options, he added.

"What we've done is build a system that can accommodate our patients in terms of convenience, efficiency, and advancements, and more important, a team who can deliver on all of that," Dr. Zuri said. "We have physicians like Dr. Steven Baker, who has more than forty years of experience. And then in February we're adding a very gifted and renowned surgeon, Dr. Evan Young."

Dr. Young currently practices at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark. A triple board-certified foot and ankle surgeon with a demonstrated record of success in challenging and unique cases, he is known for being an early adopter of the miniBunion, a cutting-edge surgical procedure.

The miniBunion can promote "a walking recovery and rapid return to real life," according to the website of its developer, CrossRoads Extremity Systems. Compared to most bunion surgeries, the website states, the miniBunion causes less soft-tissue trauma and the incision site is up to four times smaller with a more concealed location.

"The future of surgery is minimally-invasive," said Dr. Siegel. "As with every other aspect of our practice, we stay on the forefront of innovation."

Through Big-City Technology, Small-Town Care™, Modern Foot & Ankle has reshaped the patient experience and curated a progressive model for podiatric healthcare. The board-certified physicians provide comprehensive medical and surgical solutions for foot and ankle conditions in clinics across Central Florida. With 24/7 online booking and check-in, extended office hours, advanced on-site equipment, and the latest treatment options, Modern Foot & Ankle serves patients efficiently, comfortably, and on their schedule.

For more information, visit http://modernfootandankle.com/.

Media Contact:

Lindsay Siegel, Modern Foot & Ankle

Phone: (813) 549-5678

Email: marketing@mfahealth.com

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AOSMI remains open for urgent care, offers telemedicine visits during COVID-19 pandemic

FREEHOLD, N.J. -- Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute (AOSMI) is keeping its practice open and continuing to see patients with urgent and acute injuries, while following CDC recommendations for preventing exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

Additionally, it is offering telemedicine visits for patients, who can conduct the visits through their desktop computers or cellphones.
* The practice has taken the following measures to keep patients, staff and visitors safe:
* All patients are prescreened for COVID-19 symptoms before an appointment is scheduled and before entering the office.
* AOSMI has cancelled all its scheduled elective surgeries and rescheduled them for a later date.
* AOSMI surgeons are still performing emergency procedures and surgeries for patients who require them.
* No visitors are allowed to accompany patients in the office unless required medically or for pediatric patients and in those circumstances, only one visitor will be allowed.
* The practice is requiring social distancing in the office amongst their patients to keep them safe.
* AOSMI physicians and clinical staff are all practicing universal precautions by wearing masks and using gloves to maintain the safety of their staff and patients.
* Each area is cleaned and disinfected after every patient visit.

In efforts to help keep employees on the payroll and limit the number of furloughed employees and layoffs, AOSMI physician partners are foregoing pay, while its entire professional medical staff has taken large reductions to help with the organizational needs.

Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute is an orthopedic, sports medicine, interventional pain management, podiatry and physical therapy center that helps patients throughout New Jersey return to their normal activities as soon as possible. AOSMI utilizes the latest advanced therapies to provide patients the highest level of care.

The physicians are Michael Greller, MD, MBA, Alan Nasar, MD, Gregg Berkowitz, MD, James Cozzarelli, MD, Grigory Goldberg, MD, Gerardo Goldberger, DO, Alison DeWaters, DPM, Stacey Gallacher, MD, Eric Buxbaum, DO, Ali Valimahomed, MD and John Georgy, MD, MBA.

More information about AOSMI can be found at https://advancedorthosports.com/.

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Local Foot and Ankle Surgeon Heals His Own Foot Pain with New Brace

CARMEL, Ind. -- An idea for a new medical device for foot pain surfaced when podiatrist Dr. Patrick DeHeer suffered from posterior tibial tendonitis - a common foot and ankle problem - after taking up running. Since traditional treatment options weren't efficient or effective enough, DeHeer and his partners formed IQ Med LLC and developed "The Equinus Brace(TM)."

DeHeer initially tried everything to alleviate the pain, including a commonly prescribed night splint. "You need to wear them all night and they're not super comfortable to sleep with. Patients are always complaining about waking up with them," commented DeHeer, a Westfield, Indiana resident. "I consistently woke up in the middle of the night while sleeping on my side with my knee bent. I realized the night splint wasn't doing anything, because to effectively stretch your calf muscle, you have to have the knee fully extended. That's where I came up with the idea for 'The Equinus Brace.'"

After DeHeer's experience with night splints, he began working to create a better brace. Nearly five years later, he created "The Equinus Brace(TM)" with Carmel, Indiana residents John Moorin (owner of another medical distribution business) and Ricky Heath (a long-time executive in medical devices).

The Equinus Brace(TM) helps Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and over 30 other foot and ankle disorders. The name is based on equines because horses often walk on their toes. Likewise, many humans lean too far forward when walking, causing multiple foot and ankle disorders.

"As humans, we have consistently tight calf muscles, which results in about seven million foot and ankle injuries a year. One billion dollars a year is spent surgically and non-surgically just to fix plantar fasciitis alone," said Moorin.

A doctor typically sends a foot or ankle patient to a physical therapist, who usually gives them a night splint or shows them several basic stretches. The likelihood is that the patient won't do the stretches properly or as often as needed. This lack of compliance is what leads to ineffective treatment, explained Moorin.

The Equinus Brace(TM) solves the problem of compliance by only having to be used one hour a day (unlike night splints). It's also a much better way to stretch the two calf muscles - the gastrocnemius and soleus - which is critical for proper treatment and long-term results for plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis and other disorders.

Medicare covers The Equinus Brace(TM), as do nearly all insurance companies. A shorter brace, The Equinus Brace(TM) 2.0, became available in June for children and smaller adults.

For more information, visit https://www.fixequinus.com/.

Contact: 1-855-GO-BRACE (1-855-462-7223) or contact@iqmedcorp.com.

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San Antonio Podiatrist Washes Away Tough Cases of Heel Pain with Water

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Dr. Ed Davis, San Antonio podiatrist, states that heel pain is often caused by plantar fasciitis which is an inflammatory condition of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a tough fibrous band of tissue that starts in the heel bone and goes forward across the arch to attach to the bases of the toes.

The fascia is a critical supporting structure of the foot but can become overused in sport and work. The fascia is strong in certain respects but weaker in others.

"The plantar fascia has tremendous tensile strength but is weaker when subjected to torsion or twisting. Torsional strain of the fascia may be due to unsupportive shoegear or faulty foot mechanics. Overpronation is a rolling in of the foot and oversupination is a rolling out of the foot, both of which can lead to strain of the plantar fascia," says Dr. Davis.

Symptomatic relief of plantar fasciitis may be obtained by massage, anti-inflammatories or perhaps use of cortisone; but San Antonio podiatrist, Dr. Ed Davis, states that it is more important to identify and treat the underlying causes so that permanent relief can be achieved.

Plantar fasciitis, left untreated or treated symptomatically only, can eventually become plantar fasciosis which is more difficult to treat. Fasciosis is a degenerative process of the fascia in which the fascia becomes thickened and scarred over time. Only imaging via MRI or diagnostic ultrasound can determine the presence of plantar fasciosis.

New treatments have been developed over the years to treat fasciosis including use of ESWT or extracorporeal shockwave therapy, TenexTX which uses ultrsasound energy to removed the diseased tissue and more recently the HydoCision TenJet. TenJet uses an ultrasound guided stream of water to remove the diseased tissue of plantar fasciosis in a minimally invasive fashion.

TenJet technology uses a special wand that is placed through a small opening in the skin and, using ultrasound guidance, delivers a controlled supersonic stream of saline (salt water) that essentially washes away the diseased tissue while leaving the good tissue undamaged. The procedure is generally performed in an outpatient setting under local anesthesia and takes about 15 minutes. Patients may walk immediately after the procedure and return to normal shoegear within 24 hours. See our Heel Pain Blog at: http://sanantoniopodiatrist.typepad.com/my-blog/.

About Dr. Ed Davis:

Dr. Ed Davis DPM FACFAS is a Board Certified Podiatrist practicing in San Antonio, Texas with over 25 years of experience in the treatments of heel pain as well as both surgical and non-surgical treatments of foot and ankle pain. He can be reached at 210-490-3668 or at http://www.southtexaspodiatrist.com/.

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