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Northwest Component Hosts Car Show/Cruise In to Benefit the ADA
Members of the FPMA Northwest component participated in the 20th Annual ADA Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes on December 1, 2012 at Maritime Park in downtown Pensacola, Florida. During the event, they also hosted the 1st Annual Classic Car Show/Cruise In for local car enthusiasts to display their vehicles. The Show was open to all types of vehicles and the fee for participating in the event was $26.00 (this amount was based on the number of children and adults living with diabetes in the U.S.: 26 million).
Dr. Mark Lambert, FPMA Northwest Component President, reported that over 500 people attended the Step Out Walk and the Car Show. There were 36 show cars registered for the event and the component raised a total of $2,895 for the American Diabetes Association.
FPMA commends the Northwest Component for going the extra mile to help the ADA fund research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes.
Charlotte Component Participates in CCMS Physicians' Health Expo
Members of the FPMA Charlotte component participated in the 7th annual Charlotte County Medical Society (CCMS) Physicians' Health Expo, which was held on February 29, 2012 at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center in Punta Gorda. The event, which was free and open to the public, gave attendees a chance to participate in numerous health screenings as well as attend physician lectures on various topics of medical interest.
Dr. Andre Williams, Charlotte Component President, gave a speech about "Common Foot Problems" during the Expo. Dr. Arlo Yaege and Dr. Samir Vakil spoke about "Diabetic Footcare" and "Foot & Ankle Surgeries" (respectively) on a local radio station. Dr. Yaege and Dr. Williams performed foot screenings during the Expo, and were also joined by Dr. Stephen Petrofsky. The event was well attended by the community.
Dr. Arlo Yaege (left) with Pat Garriton, CCMS Secretary
Dr. Andre Williams performing a foot exam during the CCMS Expo
Broward Component Volunteers at A1A Marathon
The FPMA Broward component served as a sponsor of the Ft. Lauderdale A1A Marathon, which was held on February 19, 2012 along Ft. Lauderdale beach. Dr. Diana Rogers led three podiatry residents from Westside Regional Hospital in volunteering in the medical tent. Dr. Rogers and the podiatry residents treated numerous blisters and foot problems as well as playing an integral part with the medical team treating dehydration, heat exhaustion, and numerous medical emergencies. The Podiatrists worked hand in hand with the medical students from Florida International University and the EMS staff to treat many runners.
We appreciate Dr. Rogers and the Westside residents for giving up their Sunday morning and representing Broward podiatric physicians.
(from left to right) Dr. Marion Parke (Westside Resident), Dr. Diana Rogers (FPMA Member),
and Dr. Michael Wilkins (Westside Resident) assist in the medical tent at the Ft. Lauderdale A1A Marathon
FPMA has served as a sponsor of the Florida ADA Step Out Walks since 2010. For more information, click here.
Click on the links (in blue) below to view videos featuring FPMA members describing their practices and why they chose to be podiatric physicians
Diego Adarve, DPM, Practice in Naples, Florida
Paul Brooks, DPM, Practice in Pensacola, Florida
Charles Chapel, DPM, Practice in Spring Hill, Florida
Dean Dorfman, DPM, Practice in Deerfield Beach, Florida
Mickey Gordon, DPM, Practice in Naples, Florida
Loren Miller, DPM, Practice in St. Petersburg, Florida
Jim Pruchniewski, DPM, Practice in Lakeland, Florida
Vimal Reddy, DPM, Practice in Jacksonville, Florida
Tatiana Wellens-Bruschayt, DPM, Practice in Winter Haven, Florida
Click on the links (in blue) below to read articles/view web pages
featuring FPMA members
William Beaton, DPM, FPMA 50 Year Member, Practice in St. Petersburg, Florida
Desmond Bell, DPM, Co-Founder of Save a Leg, Save a Life Foundation
Mark Block, DPM, Practice in Boca Raton, Florida
Jacqueline Brill, DPM and Joseph Sindone, DPM - Podiatrists Tapped as Vital Resource for Global Disaster Relief
Andrew D'Errico, DPM, Practice in Port St. Lucie, Florida
Robert Eder, DPM, FPMA 50 Year Member
Dennis Frisch, DPM, Practice in Boca Raton, Florida
Roberta Giudice-Teller, DPM, FPMA 25 Year Member, Practice in Gainesville, Florida
Howard G. Groshell, Jr., DPM, FPMA Life Member, Practice in Jacksonville, Florida - Article on "Fibromyalgia Free Life" website
Earl Horowitz, DPM, FPMA 50 Year Member
Robert Iannacone, DPM, Practice in Port St. Lucie, Florida
Richard Jason, DPM and Scott Jason, DPM, Practices in Jacksonville and Palatka, Florida
Robert Katz, DPM, Practice in Bradenton, Florida
Thomas Merrill, DPM, Charles Southerland, DPM, and Jacqueline Brill, DPM - FPMA Members Have What it Takes to be Today's Podiatrist
James Strickland, DPM, FPMA 50 Year Member, Practice in St. Petersburg, Florida
Joseph Strickland, DPM, Practice in St. Petersburg, Florida
Sheldon Willens, FPMA 50 Year Member
Cary Zinkin, DPM, Practice in Deerfield Beach, Florida
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