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FASMA Podiatrist Featured in WTOP News

Published Monday July 13, 2015

Dr. Lee E. Firestone discusses reasons to avoid flip-flops this summer Dr. Lee E. Firestone (DC-K and Chevy Chase locations) was recently featured in an article about the damage flip-flops can cause after extensive wear.  As the “unofficial footwear of summer,” these shoes provide very little support or protection.  Dr. Firestone says that “these flimsy minimalist sandals leave the toes especially exposed to injury” and “they don’t provide much in the way of support, leaving those who wear them on a regular basis more prone to problems like Achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis – the most common cause of heel… Read More

FASMA Podiatrist Featured in MissHeard Magazine

Published Monday July 6, 2015

In a recent article, Dr. Jennifer A. Gerres sat down with teen magazine MissHeard.  The magazine focuses on autonomy, empowerment, and community and seeks to capture and share the complex and diverse experiences of teens of all backgrounds.  Dr. Gerres discussed her profession, her appearance on Jeopardy!, and the need for more women mentors in medicine.  When asked about why she decided to study and practice podiatry, Dr. Gerres answered: “After college, I studied to be a surgical technologist, which is a great profession. I knew that I wanted to be a surgeon and this allowed me to experience all… Read More

FASMA Promotes Healthy Living

Published Monday June 22, 2015

FASMA’s Clarksville Division Participates in Howard County Family Wellness Day – Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC (FASMA) podiatrists Kerry Becker and Casey Friske (Clarksville Division) participated in the annual Howard County Family Wellness Day event at Centennial Park on June 7, 2015.  The event was held to promote healthy lifestyles, and included wellness screenings, activities for children, free workout demonstrations, and more.  Drs. Becker and Friske educated attendees on common foot and ankle concerns. Dr. Kerry A. Becker attended the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree, graduating with Honors. She… Read More

Dr. David J. Levine Receives Governor’s Volunteer Service Certificate

Published Tuesday June 9, 2015

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC (FASMA) podiatrist David J. Levine (Frederick Division) was recently awarded the Governor’s Volunteer Service Certificate in Maryland.  The certificate is presented “in appreciation of your efforts to ensure the vitality of the community in which you volunteer, your contribution to the citizens of Maryland, and your support of Maryland’s longstanding tradition of community involvement.” David J. Levine, D.P.M., C. Ped., has practiced in Frederick, MD, since 1989. In addition to his podiatry office, his facility includes a gait analysis lab, a shoe lab, where modifications and repairs are performed by Chris Logan,… Read More

FASMA Participates in Relay for Life

Published Friday May 29, 2015

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC (FASMA) Reston, VA Division participated in the Relay for Life Event, a nationwide overnight fundraising event for cancer research, on May 16, 2015. FASMA’s Reston Division was the sole medical practice from the area present at the event. “It was exciting to support a great cause with our providers and staff members, while getting the word out about FASMA at the same time,” said FASMA podiatrist Dr. Man Cho.

Dr. Casey Friske Receives Wound Care Podiatrist Scholarship

Published Thursday May 21, 2015

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC podiatrist Dr. Casey Friske (Clarksville Division) was recently presented with the Wound Care Podiatrist Scholarship from SAWC and APMA, presented by APMA President-Elect Dr. Dan Davis. Dr. Casey Friske graduated from Indiana University in 2004 with a double major in Biology and Criminal Justice. While at Indiana, Dr. Friske was a four-year varsity track and field athlete, competing in the pole vault. He then attended the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, where he graduated in 2010 with Pi Delta National Honor Society membership. Dr. Friske then finished his three-year surgical training at… Read More

Dr. Enzo J. Leone Received MPMA Service Award

Published Sunday May 17, 2015

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC podiatrist Dr. Enzo J. Leone (Pasadena and Baltimore Divisions) was recently presented with an award for service as the Maryland Podiatric Medical Association (MPMA) President from 2013 to 2015 at the MPMA annual meeting. Dr. Leone received his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from Temple University in 1999 and completed his residency at the West Jersey Hospital in Voorhees, New Jersey.  Dr. Leone is an active member of the Maryland Podiatric Medical Association, American Podiatric Medical Association, and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Leone’s special interests include sports medicine,… Read More

Dr. Ashleigh E. Korves Elected MPMA Secretary

Published Friday May 15, 2015

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC podiatrist Dr. Ashleigh E. Korves (Annapolis and Clarksville Divisions) was recently elected Secretary of the Maryland Podiatric Medical Association (MPMA) at its annual meeting. Dr. Korves’ election to the MPMA Board marks another young FASMA physician moving up the ladder at MPMA, with Dr. Enzo Leone  (Baltimore and Pasadena Divisions) stepping down from MPMA President. Dr. Korves is a native Marylander who grew up outside Annapolis and attended the Severn School in Severna Park. She graduated from Wellesley College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and a minor in Chemistry…. Read More

FASMA Pursues NCQA Patient-Centered Care Recognition

Published Wednesday April 29, 2015

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) launched its newest evaluation program, Patient-Centered Connected Care Recognition, on April 15.  This new evaluation recognizes and commends ambulatory care providers that share patients with primary care providers. More patients are choosing to receive care in non-traditional settings, such as urgent care centers and retail-based clinics.  As the source of care changes and patients see multiple providers, the level of coordination and communication between providers takes on greater importance.  NCQA will award seals to those sites that demonstrate extraordinary patient-centered connected care. In a recent press release, NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane said… Read More

Dr. Stephen D. Palmer Received Maryland Podiatric Medical Association Outstanding Service Award

Published Tuesday April 28, 2015

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC podiatrist Dr. Stephen Palmer (Annapolis and Clarksville Divisions) was recently awarded for his outstanding service to podiatry at the Maryland Podiatric Medical Association meeting on April 15, 2015. Dr. Palmer graduated from Kansas State University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in Life Sciences. While at Kansas State, Dr. Palmer participated in intercollegiate soccer, track and cross-country. He then attended the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, where he earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree in 1996. Dr. Palmer completed his residency and surgical training at Doxey Hatch Medical Center,… Read More