The Big Reasons to Join the AAPPM

When talking about the member benefits of AAPPM, there’s just so much great stuff to talk about! Action-packed, innovative conferences. A newly redesigned website with exclusive, members-only forms and learning materials. Training resources that not only help doctors, but their assistants, managers, and even billers knock it out of the park. And so much more!

Our membership chair Melissa Lockwood, DPM, was in Tampa this winter for our most recent conference. She took some time out of her schedule to talk about some of the biggest membership perks.

Link to Benefits-of-Membership Video

Yes, we love to boast about our exclusive certification program for podiatry executive managers and expansive staff training programs. We want everyone to know about our awesome conferences, secure resource center, mentorship and networking opportunities, webinars, and free consultations.

But that’s really all beside the point, right? Let’s get to the heart of the matter: we aim to positively change the lives, practices and communities of podiatric physicians through leadership and practice management education and sharing knowledge.

So why should you become a member? If you’re still not convinced, here are three more big reasons:

To make more money.

According to a 2012 Podiatry Management survey, AAPPM members who take advantage of their opportunities and resources earn 20.5% more than non-member peers. If you have a struggling practice, we can help you gain financial stability and independence. If you already have a stable and strong practice, we can help you build it into a thriving, growing, multi-million one.

To get more of your time back.

What if your days actually, truly ended at 5 p.m.? What if you could leave after your last patient of the day, confident that your paperwork will be completed correctly? That office supplies would be ordered and payroll would be processed? Our training programs cut through the chaos and help doctors and staff build an efficient, effective, and productive practice. That way everyone goes home on time and can spend more time recharging and relaxing.

To become a better doctor.

If you aren’t constantly learning and improving your craft, you’re not staying in place—you’re going backward. Our seminars, workshops, lectures, and other training opportunities can teach you how to add new surgical techniques, DME, and other procedures and tools directly into your practice. But it’s not just about medical skill, either. You’ll also learn how to communicate better with patients, improving both compliance and outcomes.

Come see why there’s no ally like the AAPPM if you want to grow your practice and achieve personal and professional success and satisfaction! Click here to join more than 2,000 podiatric practitioners, residents, and staff, or give us a call today at (517) 484-1930.