Connecticut Podiatric Medical Association
Connecticut Podiatric Medical Association (CPMA) is an organization dedicated to serving its membership through education, public awareness, and government representation. It also provides representation to healthcare provider communities-at-large, healthcare reimbursement agencies, and national podiatric organizations.
CPMA Annual Symposium
March 27 - 29, 2014
Hartford Marriott Downtown
Find out more about CPMA's exciting new event venue! click here
Legislative Session Ends on Upbeat Note for CPMA
June 12, 2013 Meriden, Connecticut. The Board and membership of the Connecticut Podiatric Medical Association (CPMA) were pleased to honor six elected officials who have been key supporters of bills for Podiatric Medicine in the 2012/2013 calendar year including addressing issues associated with AAC Prescription Drug Monitoring (HB 6389), definition of surgery and MD/DPM practice ownership. Awarding these legislators for their tireless commitment and dedication to public health concerns, particularly Podiatric medicine was fulfilling for the Board and membership of CPMA. READ MORE
CPMA Names New Board President
CPMA Elects Board President for 2013-2014
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.
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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