Connecticut Podiatric Medical Association
CPMA Names New Board President
Dr. Tom Johnson of PodiatryCare in Enfield, CT was named as CPMA President of the Board of Directors on March 22nd during CPMA's Annual Symposium.
CPMA Members - Call to Action
All CPMA Members are encouraged to please contact their legislators regarding ankle bill laws along with other issues associated with podiatric services and state legislation.
House Bill 5443 An Act Requiring Podiatrists to Be Board Qualified. Members may click here, log onto the Members Only section, visit Document Library/Ankle Law to find out more about this bill and how they may articulate their concerns to their legislative officials in CT.
CPMA Radiology Certificate Course - Offered twice per year
March and September. Next course - September 2013. Check back periodically for details!
Value of Care by Podiatrists: Saving Limbs, Saving Lives
Podiatrists Help Prevent Diabetes Complications
Two recent studies evaluated care by podiatrists for patients with diabetes. These studies demonstrated that compared to other health-care professionals, podiatrists are best equipped to treat lower extremity complications from diabetes, prevent amputations, reduce hospitalizations, and provide savings to our health-care delivery systems.
Providing access to podiatrists is an important component in ensuring quality of care. The growing epidemics of diabetes and obesity and their concurrent complications, along with the aging of the population, are among the many reasons podiatrists are necessary and important members of the physician community and demand for their services is increasing.
Learn more about the prevalence and cost of diabetes in your home state using our interactive map. You can also read the Value of Care by Podiatrists Issue Brief and the full results of the Thomson Reuters Health Study published in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association.
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