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multi vs fellow DPMs

Discussion in 'Podiatry Students' started by anxietypeaker, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. anxietypeaker

    anxietypeaker Senior Member
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    which makes more money working in a multi vs with other DPMs...i think the multi would help get more patients due to the orthos. But i was concerned that respect/autonomy would be compromised.

    Regardless, id MUCH rather work with fellow DPMs. Is this unlikely to happen these days? How much of a pay cut are we talking if i do?
     
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  3. krabmas

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    There is nothing set in stone. If you want a private, solo practice then you can either open up one cold or buy someone elses. And as for a pay cut alot depends on the area of practice. It is hard to say where you'd make more. I think it is more important to find people that you'd want to work with and what type of podiatry you want to do. As long as you like what you are doing you won't mind working hard at it and will most likely be successful.

    About working with DPMs only - why? Many Orthopedics respect podiatrists as the foot and ankle specialist. Especially younger MDs just coming out of school and residency.

    An additional comment - It is our job to educate our MD student friends and other people we know about podiatry and what we learn in podiatry school so as not to perpetuate the mith that all we do is "chip and clip".
     
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    I believe one of the greatest aspects of podiatry is the public awareness aspect of it. We are able to educate others and are the forefront of this field. I agree with Krabmas about destroying the myth of cutting nails. It's funny because when I visited one of the podiatric schools, the nail clipping was performed by the students that were rotating.
     
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    which school?
     
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    gsrimport Senior Member
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    California.
     
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    At NYCPM we cut the nails and debride the calluses because it is part of the profession and a learned skill. We also rotate thru surgery, peds, ortho, vascular, PT, radiology, wound care, ...
     

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