Melissa J. Lockwood, DPM
AAPPM Membership Chair
I often have the pleasure of attending our many national conferences and representing the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management (AAPPM). The most popular question I am always asked is, “Why should I be a member of the AAPPM? What’s so great about the Academy?”
The answer to that question can’t be reduced to a simple sound bite, but I do have three great reasons why being an AAPPM member will put you in the driver’s seat for your private practice future:
- Access to the best minds in practice management – both IN PERSON at our meetings and online through our mentorship/ask the experts program! The open, friendly demeanor at an Academy meeting is second to none – the ability to ask questions and get real answers from colleagues who have been through it themselves is priceless. It is by far the most prized benefit of being an Academy member.
- Special pricing … on just about EVERYTHING! Members have the opportunity to register and attend AAPPM meetings at a significantly discounted rate compared to non-members. We also have an exclusive corporate partnership program that vets out great companies with products you actually use at great prices! Academy members get “show specials” all year round.
- Our AAPPM-exclusive training for your office team means that when you bring your staff with you to our meetings, they learn the best tips and techniques to help your run your practice in the most efficient manner! Our new CMOM-Pod program takes this a step further and allows your office managers to become certified by the nationally renowned Podiatry Management Institute as well! Training your team is essential to running a great practice, and the AAPPM has you covered.
I could go on and on about how the Academy helps our members THRIVE in these changing medical and economic times. But the best way to show you that the AAPPM is worth it? Come to a meeting and meet our speakers, board members, and fellows. See for yourself what it is like to leave a conference feeling great—and happy to be a podiatrist!
Don’t forget! Early bird pricing for the
2016 AAPPM Symposium ends September 30th.
The Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk is booking up quickly,
so be sure to book your hotel room soon!