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The AAPPM is proud to affiliate with the following corporate partners. All these companies have a proven record of commitment to podiatric medicine, and we believe they all offer exceptional products and services that can help our members provide better patient care—and practice more efficiently and profitably.
Click on any of the partners below to learn more about how they can help you and your team. Many provide special offers and deals exclusively to AAPPM members, so be sure to visit our Members Only section and click “Offers by Corporate Sponsors.”
Originally founded to help people run better, Altra Footwear’s unique shoe has made us the benchmark of foot comfort and health.
Traditional running shoes feature tapered toe boxes and elevated heels. Based on a combination of research and observation, the Altra founders cut and modified traditional running shoes to create a level, or “zero drop” platform. These modified shoes helped alleviate foot problems so well that they sold 1000 pairs in one year.
Over the next few years, and with the help of some of the most innovative minds in the industry, they debuted the first cushioned Zero DropTM shoes and founded Altra Footwear.
Altra’s FootShapeTM toe box was created by tracing hundreds of healthy feet and designing a toe box specifically to help alleviate foot problems, including bunions, neuromas, and plantar fasciitis. Evidence from tracing women’s feet showed clear anatomical differences between men’s and women’s feet, so they created the female-specific “Fit4Her” last which is used in every women’s shoe.
Every Altra shoe is Zero DropTM, which means that your body can remain in its natural alignment, a FootShapeTM toe box to allow your toes to spread out for comfort, and every women’s shoe is built on a female-specific, Fit4HerTM last to accommodate for the specific anatomical differences between men’s and women’s feet.
Altra offers a full range of road, trail and casual shoes and continues to be rooted in science, and dedicated to helping people run and walk in comfort, health and performance. For more information visit altrarunnin.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMERX Health Care Corporation
Choose top-rated products from AMERX Health Care to increase patient compliance, boost positive outcomes, and drive your practice profits. Our AMERIGEL® line of advanced wound and skin care products have delivered proven results for 25 YEARS.
That commitment to quality now extends to a comprehensive suite of wound care products including HELIX3® Bioactive Collagen, AMERX® Wound Care Kits & Dressings, and the EXTREMIT-EASE® Compression Garment – listed in Podiatry Today as a Top 10 Innovation in Podiatry. Contact your AMERX Account Manager today, and ask about AMERX Health Care’s NEW Turn-Key DME® Doctor Direct and Patient Direct Programs—designed to unlock your practice’s full growth potential!
Bako Diagnostics is a provider of diagnostic and therapeutic services with a unique focus on pathology of the lower extremity. Bako’s comprehensive testing menu includes ENFD Analysis, Mass Spectrometry for rapid identification of bacteria from culture specimens, and Molecular Genetics for the detection of micro-organisms and as a diagnostic aid in certain pathologic diagnoses.
Bako’s in-network services are available through its more than 200 million covered lives, including all five national health plans and fully compliant patient-friendly billing policies. Over the past nine years, Bako has evolved into one of the podiatric profession’s principal sources of educational sponsorship. Bako Diagnostics, your professional partner for disease diagnostics and management! For more information, call us at 855-422-5628 or visit bakodx.com.
By providing premium products to improve the health of your patients and the wealth of your practice, Blaine Labs takes an innovtive approach to medical care. Partnering with physicians locally and around the world, Blaine Labs helps practices grow through effective in-office product dispensing. With patients as a priority, Blaine Labs researches, develops, and manufactures over thirty FDA-cleared products for the medical industry.
Dr. Comfort offers the finest quality, best looking diabetic footwear available. In addition, Dr. Comfort features an onsite pedorthic laboratory that offers custom inserts, toe fillers and various shoe modifications. Combining the best diabetic footwear…with exceptional customer service makes Dr. Comfort America’s Premier Diabetic Footwear Brand.
Hyperion Medical is a leading provider of laser and light technologies for medical practitioners worldwide. We are committed to Podiatry through continued clinical research and education of new and existing podiatric indications.
MD Private Label
In just a few minutes, you can order our medical-grade foot-care products personalized with your name, phone number and contact info on the label. It’s easy, with no contracts and very low minimums.
Why dispense your own brands? You get lots of benefits: free marketing; eliminates competition with drug stores and online retailers; you set prices that are right for your practice; and it’s an easy way to increase patient population by distributing your brand at foot screenings, sponsored runs, and health expos.
Mile High Orthotics Labs
Raising your expectations to higher elevations. Mile High Orthotics Labs specializes in orthotics, AFOs, scanners, custom shoes, and diabetic foot products.
NEMO Health is a podiatry practice improvement company owned and operated by podiatrists. Our total practice solutions optimize profitability and simplify administrative functions to help podiatrists focus on their patients and earn the revenue they deserve. Our EHR, TRAKnet, is the most widely used podiatry specific charting and practice management system. Because our podiatrists developed the system and have used it in their own practices, we know it will make your charting more efficient and provide you advantages far beyond a typical EHR.
When your practice utilizes our medical billing service, a dedicated podiatry billing expert is provided with real-time access to TRAKnet for quick claims processing. If there’s a denial, we are aggressive with your claims. We are the only billing service that has podiatrists fight for your money directly with the insurance medical directors in a peer-to-peer review. We are passionate about your success because we’ve been there – we want to get you what you deserve!
Watch our demo now with Podiatrists Dr. John Guiliana and Dr. Alan Bass at www.traknetsolutions.com/AAPPM to see the clear advantages NEMO Health provides you with TRAKnet and medical billing!
Officite is the number one provider of websites and online marketing for podiatrists, providing customized podiatric web sites and internet marketing solutions, with over 7,000 clients worldwide. Specializing in podiatry website design, internet marketing and SEO and website development.
PICA is a true partner with today’s podiatric physicians! Many products to choose from when it comes to medical professional liability other insurance.
The Podiatree Company
We are committed to providing safe, ultra-premium office-dispensed foot care products that exceed expectations. Our product offering is formulated specifically for foot health. We use the finest ingredients, backed by science, whether traditional medicine or alternative therapy. All products are manufactured at facilities with stringent quality control to ensure safety, stability, and efficacy.
Practice Management Institute
Practice Management Institute® works with health care systems, hospitals, medical societies, provider organizations, and learning institutions nationwide to provide training for administrative staff working in outpatient office settings. Classes address the latest updates relevant to coding, billing, operations and compliance.
PMI has served medical office professionals since 1983. Nearly 20,000 have earned one or more PMI certifications in their area(s) of expertise. For more information about PMI, visit pmiMD.com.
National leader in payment processing solutions to podiatric practices. Come join “America’s Choice for Medical Processing!” Quantus Solutions focuses specifically on the medical environment. Did you know that Medical offices process differently than retail businesses and are often set up incorrectly with their current Bank/Processor or credit card provider?
American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management has endorsed Quantus as its partner in delivering this benefit. The AAPPM has negotiated 2 programs for all members to take advantage of. Select your choice of the AAPPM Endorsed Partner Program:
- Program 1: 1.00% for qualified medical rates.
- Program 2: Interchange+0.10%. (This is recommended for higher volume merchants or those accepting more than $4,000 in American Express volume).
For either program:
- Your choice of FREE equipment: EMV smart chip terminal or Virtual Terminal
- Next day funding of your deposits
- All solutions are EMV and PCI compliant.
- ZERO start up fees to enroll
Kristen Paoli, Director
15765 Hamby Road
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Phone: 770-360-9812 (office), 770-316-5093 (cell)
The Rhett Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of podiatric medical education with emphasis on podiatric dermatology. This initially self-funded foundation is the brainchild of Bradley Bakotic, DPM, DO and Joseph “Jody” Hackel, MD, and was created as a means of giving back to the podiatric profession after more than a decade of inspiring support.
The Rhett Foundation provides educational grants for non-profit educational meetings, use its resources to improve education at the University level, fund research, author the first comprehensive textbook on podiatric dermatology, and launch a podiatric dermatology learning center to further the dermatological education of both residents and practicing clinicians, at little or no charge. We believe in loyalty, and we believe in giving back; it’s as simple as that!
Reparel provides a non-invasive solution to promote the resolution of the inflammatory response by means of technical fabric that promotes circulation without the ‘squeeze’ of compression. Reparel sleeves comfortably combat post-operative swelling and pain associated with degenerative and overuse conditions. Some Reparel products are PDAC approved and may be eligible for insurance reimbursement depending on your jurisdiction. Give your patients a comfortable solution to passively facilitate their recovery. Request a sample.
SafeStep is your complete source for diabetic shoes, prefabricated AFOs and ready-made inserts. Featuring shoes from Apex, OrthoFeet, New Balance, Hush Puppies, Brooks and others. AFOs from Ossur, Aircast, Swede-O, DJ and more.
SafeStep is the exclusive podiatry distributor of the Arizona custom AFOs and features the Moore Balance Brace. SafeStep features exclusive programs to streamline utilization of Medicare Therapeutic Shoe Program including “WorryFree DME” and SafeStep Expert Training. SafeStep also exclusively offers free electronic billing to Medicare.
We at ICS Software, Ltd. specialize in offering electronic health records software for small to medium sized offices. Those wishing to stay on top of the current trends and requirements and are looking for a reliable and affordable solution for their offices have come to the right place. We have been serving the medical community since 1986 under the same ownership. We strive to make sure our current clients’ offices run efficiently and are ahead of the curve.
Surefit is designed specifically for podiatrists and their patients who need diabetic footwear. In addition, billing support, DME application assistance, reimbursement solutions and specialists who ensure customers are up to date with latest Medicare policy are some of the other ways we help keep your practice running smoothly. Superior service from our educated staff makes us “your best fit forward” for you and your podiatry practice.
Top Practices is a full service medical marketing and management company. In addition to its innovative Top Practices Marketing Mastermind Group which coaches and mentors doctors and their staff to effectively market their practices it provides an array of marketing and services to its members which include:
- The Virtual Marketing Director Service – Our highly trained Virtual Marketing Directors work with out members to accomplish all of the internet marketing tasks they need done correctly and quickly: Local SEO, AdWord Campaigns, Blogging and Content writing, Social Media Management, Publishing, Patient Newsletters, and more.
- Marketing Database Management Services – Top Practices provide complete marketing database and fulfillment services for our members.
Top Practices is also a leader in practice management mentoring, coaching, and training through our Virtual Practice Management Institute which delivers high quality practice management training 24/7 online combined with expert instruction live every week of the year. No other program offer so much comprehensive training and direct access to experts.
Vionic Group, LLC
Australian born biomechanical based footwear and foot orthotic provider with a vision to create life change footwear solutions that are stylish yes clinically proven.