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President and Vice President of Podiatric Supergroup Among America’s Most Influential Podiatrists

Dr. Gene Mirkin, President of Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic was recently named one of America’s most influential podiatrists by Podiatry Management Magazine. He was recognized for his leadership role in guiding the rapid growth of FASMA from 8 original partners to a super-group of 50 doctors and 31 offices–all within 5 years. FASMA has a unique integrative approach to Podiatric medicine, with ownership of a full-time Pathology lab, a high tech orthotic lab and six retail shoe stores. The organization’s Vice President, Dr. David Freedman, was previously recognized on the list released earlier this year. Dr. Freedman… Read More

Dr. Man Cho and Dr. Priya Parthasarathy Featured in APMA Spring Campaign Videos

Many people are not aware that the condition of their feet can serve as an early warning sign of larger issues, speaking to the value of preventive medicine. As part of the APMA Spring Campaign Video Series, various topics within Podiatric Medicine are discussed. My Podiatrist Saved my Life This episode in the series titled “My Podiatrist Saved my Life” featuring Dr. Man Cho, discusses vascular disease and its diagnosis. Dr. Cho and the patient featured in the video discuss the gentleman’s appointment with Dr. Cho regarding his swollen toes, leading to the identification of something far more serious. Click the video image below… Read More

Two FASMA Doctors Obtain new APMA Seats, one Honored With Award

Founded in 1912, the APMA is the leading resource for foot and ankle health information, representing a substantial amount of the estimated 17,700 Podiatrists in the United States. On March 19, 2017 the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) introduced its Board of Trustees for the coming year at the 97th annual House of Delegates meeting. Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic (FASMA) had a strong presence at this year’s gathering, with two of their providers capturing new seats and one receiving an accolade. Dr. Seth Rubenstein was elected as the APMA’s newest Treasurer and Dr. Michael Tritto was named… Read More

Pertinent Insights in Treating CrossFit-Related Injuries

This article was written by Erin Robles, DPM of the Foot & Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, and published in Volume 29 – Issue 12 of the December 2016 issue of Poditary Today. Due to the intensity of CrossFit workouts, athletes can sustain injuries such as ankle sprains, metatarsal fractures and shin splints. This author offers a guide to diagnosing and treating common CrossFit injuries, and provides a couple of illuminating case studies. In a sports medicine-based private practice, patients with a host of injuries come through the door on a daily basis. The maladies range from chronic overuse to acute… Read More

Five Additional Doctors of Foot & Ankle Specialists now Board Certified

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic (FASMA), one of the largest Podiatric groups in the United States, has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season as five more of their associate doctors are now certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. FASMA now possess 39 doctors that are board certified, the most of any Podiatric group in the area. Certification from ABPM indicates that the Podiatric physician has been judged by her/his peers to have demonstrated, via a rigorous examination process, a fund of knowledge and competence in the areas being tested. Subject areas doctors are… Read More

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC (FASMA) Doctors appear in Washingtonian Magazine’s List of Top Doctors in the Area

We’d like to celebrate a huge win for the FASMA team with 9 of our doctors being selected for Washingtonian Magazine’s top Podiatrists. Local physicians were asked by Washingtonian Magazine to list the Podiatrists they refer to and respect the most. Over 20% of the Podiatrists cited by the magazine belong to the Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic. We’d like to thank all of our valued patients who expressed satisfaction with the level of treatment they receive, and to our professional colleagues for their generous vote of confidence. A big congratulations to: Dr. Ian Beiser Dr. Man Cho… Read More

Dr. Kyle Scholnick Featured in PM Magazine

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC (“FASMA”) podiatrist Kyle Scholnick, DPM, was recently published in the January and February 2016 editions of Podiatry Management Magazine. Dr. Scholnick’s articles, “Anterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome” and “The Effects of Renal Disease on Wound Healing” were chosen as featured articles for the magazine’s continuing medical education (CME) program. Dr. Scholnick completed his three-year foot and ankle surgical residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, where he served as Chief Resident. His areas of interest include forefoot and rearfoot reconstructive surgery, diabetic limb salvage, sports medicine, and trauma. As a published… Read More

FASMA Participates in Local Health Fair

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC (“FASMA”) podiatrists Caitlin Madden, DPM and Adam Spector, DPM attended the Health & Wellness Fair at Wheaton Mall, hosted by Holy Cross Hospital,  in January to answer questions about common foot ailments and promote general foot health. Drs. Spector and Madden are very active in the community and participate in a variety of health fairs and events throughout the area. Dr. Adam Spector received his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from Temple University of Podiatric Medicine, PA, in 1989. He then completed a surgical residency at Roseland Surgery Center and St. Michael’s Medical… Read More

Dr. Mo Esmaili Board Certified by American Board of Podiatric Medicine

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC (“FASMA”) is proud to announce that podiatrist Mo Esmaili, DPM, is now Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric  Medicine. Dr. Esmaili practices in the Kensington office. Dr. Esmaili received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in 2009. He then completed three years’ post-graduate training in podiatric medicine and surgery, at Virtua West Jersey Hospital in Voorhees, New Jersey where he was Chief Resident.  As Chief Resident, Dr. Esmaili was selected to participate in a surgical mission trip to El Salvador, where he used his… Read More

Mid-Atlantic Podiatry Supergroup Adds a New Podiatrist

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC (“FASMA”) welcomes Stacia Jones, DPM, to its Greenbelt and Annapolis Divisions on April 1, 2016. Dr. Jones received her doctorate from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine.  She completed 3 years of extensive surgical training in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery in New York City.  During her senior year, Dr. Jones had the distinction of being named Chief Resident. Upon graduating from the residency program, Dr. Jones moved to Harrisburg, PA, where she spent 3 years providing podiatric medical and surgical services to patients in Central Pennsylvania.  Dr. Jones relocated to Maryland… Read More

Dr. Lee Firestone Featured at RunFest 2016

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC (“FASMA”) podiatrist Lee E. Firestone, DPM, was featured as a local expert for the second annual RunFest event, hosted by Run Farther and Faster and ProAction Physical Therapy. The event, held at EVEN Hotels in Rockville on February 7, 2016, featured panel discussions on training and race strategy, injury prevention, and nutrition; gait analysis; nutritional mini-consults; local area fitness class samples; and a keynote speech by CNN correspondent Tom Foreman. Proceeds from the event went to cancer research and treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Dr. Firestone discussed how to run strong as… Read More

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC Podiatrists Selected as 2016 Top Doctors in Northern Virginia Magazine

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC (“FASMA”) is proud to announce that two of its podiatrists, Seth Rubenstein, DPM, and Eric Masternick, DPM, were recently selected by Northern Virginia Magazine as 2016 Top Doctors. This is the third consecutive year that Dr. Masternick has been chosen for this award, and the fourth consecutive year for Dr. Rubenstein. The annual list is made up of over 1,000 peer- and hospital panel-nominated doctors ranging from allergists to vascular surgeons. The Top Doctors list is carefully compiled and selected each year. “Along with asking all the doctors in Northern Virginia who,… Read More

Dr. Spector Discusses Proactive Treatment of Diabetes in Chesapeake Physician Magazine

 Adam K. Spector, DPM, was recently featured in the January/February 2016 edition of Chesapeake Physician. In the article, titled “Proactive Approaches for Treating Diabetes,” Dr. Spector comments on the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach for optimal treatment of diabetic patients. “In my opinion, neglecting to include any one discipline is a high predictor for undesirable outcomes,” he says. “As a vital member of the wound care team, podiatrists have multiple roles to play; they are usually the first physicians to recognize the significance of the ulcer. Podiatrists surgically debride necrotic tissue or drain infections when necessary – an often… Read More

Dr. Firestone To Be Featured at RunFest 2016

FASMA doctor Lee Firestone (Chevy Chase and DC K Street NW locations) will be speaking on “How To Run Strong As You Get Older” during RunFest 2016! The event, held on 2/7 at Rockville EVEN Hotels from 8:30-1, will benefit cancer research and treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering. On the agenda: fitness classes (core, strength and pilates), nutritional counseling, gait analysis, expert panelists and speakers, including Dr. Firestone, and keynote speaker/author, CNN Correspondent Tom Foreman. Breakfast and swag bags are included, along with raffles. Hope to see you there! Prior registration is required. Use this link for more information and to register.

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic Voted Best of Bethesda

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC (“FASMA”) has been voted Readers’ Pick Best Podiatry Practice, 2016, by Bethesda Magazine! 

Dr. Priya Parthasarathy Featured in ABPM Magazine

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC (“FASMA”) podiatrist Priya Parthasarathy, DPM, was recently featured in the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM) Magazine, pictured speaking during the Young Physicians presentation at PICA. The presentation was part of the 2015 APMA Young Physicians’ Institute, held in Franklin, Tennessee, on September 25 and 26.  Dr. Parthasarathy was among young physicians chosen as ABPM Diplomates. “Their enthusiasm for the importance of board certification in medicine was palpable,” said William E. Chagares, DPM, ABPM Board of Directors. Dr. Parthasarathy serves as the Young Physician Liaison to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)…. Read More

Dr. Saylee Tulpule Participates in Health Fair

Podiatrist Saylee Tulpule, DPM, of Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC (“FASMA”) Silver Spring/Fenton and Eye Street NW locations recently participated in a health fair in DC sponsored by the Health and Human Services Department.  Dr. Tulpule has attended this annual health fair for the past two years.  The Health and Human Services Department in Washington, DC, hosts an Open Enrollment Health Fair for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Customs and Border Protection Agency.  More than 1000 federal employees attended.  Dr. Tulpule handed out information about podiatrists and their practice, and discussed common foot… Read More

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC Attends NCQA Quality Talks

David J. Freedman, DPM, and Seth A. Rubenstein, DPM, of Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC attend annual “TED”-style healthcare conference On November 9, 2015, Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC (“FASMA”) podiatrists David J. Freedman, DPM (Silver Spring Division) and Seth A. Rubenstein, DPM (Reston Division) attended the annual Quality Talks event, presented by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum in Washington, DC.  The event was held as a celebration of NCQA’s 25th anniversary. Drs. Freedman and Rubenstein joined with other health care leaders and policymakers… Read More

Dr. Osterman Interviewed on Local Radio Station WPFW

Dr. Howard G. Osterman was featured on local radio station WPFW 89.3 FM on November 23, during the Community Watch and Comment – Monday segment at 11am.  The segment is broadcasted weekday mornings and discusses various local businesses and issues.  Host Gloria Minott interviewed Dr. Osterman about diabetes awareness, for seniors in particular. “We have an aging population,” Dr. Osterman said, “and as people age, there are many conditions that can occur and cause problems – diabetes is certainly one of them. Our population is heavier than it should be, and as we get older, Type II diabetes is becoming… Read More

Hagerstown Podiatry Practices Merges with Mid-Atlantic Supergroup

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC (FASMA) is proud to announce that it will be adding four doctors and two locations on January 1, 2016, bringing its total number of doctors to 37 and total number of locations to 24. Todd Harrison, DPM, Mark Roemer, DPM, Betsy Rosenthal, DPM, and Gregory Smith, DPM, of Podiatry Associates of Hagerstown, bring more than 20 years of experience to the group. Drs. Harrison, Roemer, Rosenthal and Smith practice in the Hagerstown office, located on the Meritus Medical Campus, and Dr. Harrison also practices at a separate location in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania. Dr…. Read More

Dr. Firestone Receives Volunteer Service Award

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC (FASMA) podiatrist Dr. Lee E. Firestone has been named the 2015 recipient of the Ken Caputo Volunteer Service Award, presented by Just Tryan It, a non-profit organization supporting families fighting childhood cancer. The award was created in honor of Ken Caputo, an enthusiastic and well-loved volunteer and organizer of the annual JTI Triathalon. The award is presented to a volunteer that embodies Ken’s qualities. From the Just Tryan It Facebook page: “[Lee’s] enthusiasm was infectious. He made each kid feel like a winner as he tirelessly ran side-by-side with many runners encouraging… Read More

David J. Freedman, DPM, Hosts Podiatric Residency Seminar

David J. Freedman, DPM, FASPS, CPC, CPMA, of Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC, hosts Baltimore students at company headquarters On November 3, 2015, Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC (“FASMA”) podiatrist David J. Freedman, DPM (Silver Spring Divisions) invited Baltimore VA Medical Center residents to the FASMA company headquarters in Rockville, Maryland for an opportunity to learn about podiatric practice aspects. The 11 residents, visiting students, third-year Dr. Michael Egersten, and their residency director, Dr. Rick Adams, arranged to have Dr. Freedman provide a general overview of podiatric medical documentation requirements, modifier use, proper CPT… Read More

Dr. Adam Spector Offers Advice on Ensuring the Perfect Fit for Orthotics

Adam K. Spector, DPM, of Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC comments on construction, casting, and fitting patients for orthotics Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC (“FASMA”) podiatrist Adam K. Spector, DPM (Wheaton and Shady Grove Divisions) was recently featured in Podiatry Today, an “award-winning, premier publication that emphasizes informative clinical features and columns as well as practice management articles.” Dr. Spector is featured as an expert panelist in an article titled “Ensuring Patients Get a Perfect Orthotic Fit ” in the Volume 28, Issue 10 edition of the publication. In the article, Dr. Spector walks… Read More

Dr. Firestone Comments on Revolutionary New 3D Printed Shoes

Rapid advances in 3D printing over the past few years has catapulted this technology into a tool for quickly and efficiently creating finished products such as human bone replacements, car parts, toys, accessories, and now, custom-fit shoes. According to WTOP News, Adidas has introduced a shoe with a custom 3D printed midsole, “the crucial part of the shoe that fits the bottom of the arch and supports the foot.” Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC podiatrist Lee E. Firestone, DPM, who is also an avid runner, commented on the new shoe trend. “This can be a whole new… Read More

Physician’s Footwear Earns Facility Accreditation from the American Board for Certification

Physicians Footwear, owned by Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC (“FASMA”) podiatrist Dr. David Levine, DPM, C.Ped, in Frederick, Maryland, has received Accreditation from the American Board for Certification, which has been providing facility accreditation since 1948. ABC’s evaluation of Physician’s Footwear includes a thorough review of the physical facility and the quality of patient care. ABC interviews both staff and patients and conducts a review of organizational documents, including records of patient care. “Receiving Accreditation is a significant achievement, one that recognizes outstanding performance by Physicians Footwear,” says Catherine A. Carter, Executive Director of ABC. “The Facility… Read More

Dr. Kathrotiya-Mago Participates in Local Health Fair

Dr. Hetal Kathrotiya-Mago, DPM (Silver Spring Division) of Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic (FASMA) participated in the annual BAPS Washington D.C chapter Charity Health Fair on September 20, 2015 in Beltsville, MD. Over 133 physicians and medical professionals volunteered to offer personal consultations to a total of 614 participants. The participants gained insights on healthy living and awareness. This event was covered by many different specialties including Podiatry, Orthopedics, Endocrinology, Dermatology, and Cardiology.  Dr. Kathrotiya-Mago was the only Podiatrist at the fair and provided foot screenings, educating patients regarding diabetic foot care and proper footwear to prevent injuries…. Read More

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic Podiatrists Give Back to the Community

On October 9, 2015, Dr. Howard Osterman of Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic’s Silver Spring/Fenton, DC-Eye Street, and Chevy Chase/Barlow Divisions, participated in Project Homeless Connect. The event served as a one-day resource fair for participants to access legal services, employment services, podiatry, medical and dental checkups, housing services and more – services that might normally take weeks or months to obtain. This was the first Project Homeless Connect event in the District of Columbia, organized by United Way NCA and held at Central Union Mission in Washington, DC. The doctors (Howard Osterman, DPM, Saylee Tulpule, DPM, Jennifer… Read More

Dr. David J. Levine Featured in Podiatry Today

Dr. David Levine (Frederick Division) was recently featured in Podiatry Today, an “award-winning, premier publication that emphasizes informative clinical features and columns as well as practice management articles.” Dr. Levine’s article was titled “Pertinent Principles with Orthotic Therapy” and was featured in the Volume 28, Issue 9 edition of the publication. In the article, Dr. Levine discussed the importance of selecting materials based on the patient’s needs. “The key is to understand your patient’s biomechanical situation as well as possible prior to selecting the orthotic that will work best,” he explains. Read Dr. Levine’s full article on Podiatry Today.

Leading Foot & Ankle Medical Practice Sponsors Local Race

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC (“FASMA”) doctors and staff came out early on Sunday morning to show their support for runners on September 13, 2015, at the annual Parks Half Marathon in Bethesda, Maryland. The Parks Half Marathon is an event created by the Montgomery County Road Runners Club (MCRRC) to “showcase one of the most extensive metropolitan parks systems in the country while providing runners with a competitive, top-notch race (http://www.parkshalfmarathon.com).” The course ran through preserved parkland along the Rock Creek Stream Valley and ended in downtown Bethesda. FASMA podiatrist Dr. Lee Firestone, a member of… Read More

Dr. Danielle Venegonia Presents at Suburban Hospital for Senior Program

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC podiatrist Danielle Venegonia, DPM (Rockville/North Bethesda Division), recently presented to the community at the Holiday Park Senior Center in Silver Spring, MD on July 21. The presentation was part of Suburban Hospital’s Senior Programs.  Dr. Venegonia’s lecture was titled “Your Arch Enemy” and discussed common foot problems and how they can affect mobility and comfort. Dr. Danielle Venegonia is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, in Des Moines, IA. She completed three years of podiatric medicine and surgical residency training at the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical… Read More

Dr. David Freedman Presents at MPMA Day of Science

Dr. David Freedman (Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic’s Silver Spring Division) presented a ICD-10 seminar to a packed house of the Maryland Podiatric Medical Association (MPMA) . Participants were very anxious prior to the meeting, but after spending the day going over the vast majority of ICD-10 issues in podiatry, the audience was satisfied having attending this very informative session.    Dr. Freedman is Vice-President of Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic. Accompanying him at the meeting were two board members of the Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic: Dr. Enzo Leone  and Dr. Gina Saffo…. Read More

Dr. Howard Osterman Featured on NBC News

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC podiatrist Howard Osterman, DPM (Silver Spring/Fenton, DC-I Street, and Chevy Chase/Barlow Divisions), was recently featured in an NBC News segment on the pain and discomfort caused by wearing high heels.  Dr. Osterman said heels “put pressure on the nerves and cause burning and pain, especially with long-term wear.”  The segment discussed a new shoe designer focused on creating more foot-friendly heels in hopes of easing the pain.  To watch the entire segment, please click here. Dr. Howard Osterman is board-certified  by the American  Board  of  Foot  and Ankle  Surgery (ABFAS)  in foot… Read More

Dr. Gene Mirkin Discusses Orthotics in Podiatry Today

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC (“FASMA”) podiatrist Gene S. Mirkin, DPM, was recently featured in the Volume 28, Issue 8 edition of Podiatry Today, published in August 2015. Dr. Mirkin joined a panel of experts to discuss the benefits of orthotics on certain conditions, such as bunions. Prominent bunions are irritated when tight shoes rub and press against them. “When a patient does have a prominent bunion, one prone to irritation from rubbing, an orthotic can help in the right shoe,” Dr. Mirkin says. “Correctly posted orthotics can decrease the rubbing of the bunion against the shoe… Read More

Dr. Alison J. Garten Named Co-Vice President of the American Association for Women Podiatrists

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC podiatrist Alison J. Garten, DPM (Chevy Chase and DC-K Street Divisions), was recently named Co-Vice President of the American Association for Women Podiatrists (AAWP) during the 2015 American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Annual Scientific Meeting, held in Orlando, FL. She was also named Corporate Sponsorship Chair for the 2016 AAWP scientific meeting in Naples, FL.  FASMA podiatrist and former past president of AAWP, Erika Schwartz, DPM also of FASMA’s Chevy Chase and DC-K Street Divisions,  was named the Scientific Chair for the AAWP Academic Conference scheduled to take place in Naples, Florida… Read More

FASMA Podiatrist Named Co-Vice President of the American Association for Women Podiatrists

WASHINGTON, DC (AUGUST 2015) – Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC podiatrist Alison J. Garten, DPM (Chevy Chase and DC-K Street Divisions), was recently named Co-Vice President of the American Association for Women Podiatrists (AAWP) during the 2015 American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Annual Scientific Meeting, held in Orlando, FL. She was also named Corporate Sponsorship Chair for the 2016 AAWP scientific meeting in Naples, FL.  FASMA podiatrist and former past president of AAWP, Erika Schwartz, DPM also of FASMA’s Chevy Chase and DC-K Street Divisions,  was named the Scientific Chair for the AAWP Academic Conference scheduled to… Read More

FASMA Podiatrists Attend APMA Annual Meeting

ROCKVILLE, MD (August 2015) – Several Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC podiatrists attended the APMA 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting in July.  While attending the national conference at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida, Seth A. Rubenstein (Reston Division) and David J. Freedman (Silver Spring/Olney Division) congratulated PM Magazine Hall of Fame inductee Richard Bloch, Esq.  Mr. Bloch is the Executive Director of the Maryland Podiatric Medical Association. FASMA doctors Drs. Priya Parthasarathy (Silver Spring/White Oak) and Ashleigh E. Korves (Annapolis and Clarksville divisions) were also in attendance for the award ceremony. The week-long conference is… Read More

Leading Foot and Ankle Medical Practice Adds Three Podiatrists

Rockville, MD (July 2015) – Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic (FASMA) is proud to announce the addition of three new associate podiatrists, creating the largest medical practice in the Mid-Atlantic region – and the second largest in the United States – specializing in foot and ankle medicine. FASMA operates 21 locations with 33 doctors. Dr. Hetal Kathrotiya-Mago is a Maryland native. She grew up in Laurel, Maryland. She graduated with academic honors from University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Dr. Kathrotiya-Mago received her Doctorate… Read More

FASMA Podiatrist Featured in Frederick Steeplechasers Newsletter

Dr. David J. Levine (Frederick Division) was featured in the June 2015 edition of the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club Newsletter.  Dr. Levine, also a member of the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club, explained how he began running and his early experiences in high school and college training.  His lifelong passion for running eventually motivated him to open his own practice in the late 1980’s, followed by the opening of a footwear store (now New Balance – Frederick).  Dr. Levine also discussed the new innovative Alter G technology he uses in his practice to keep injured athletes active and running. “The ability… Read More

FASMA Presents at Puerto Rico Podiatric Medical Society

Dr. David J. Freedman (Silver Spring/Olney Division) presented coding, billing, and ICDtenhelp.com to a packed lecture hall at the annual meeting of the Puerto Rico Podiatric Medical Society on July 2, 2015. The society was excited to have a comprehensive ICD-10 training program brought to Puerto Rico at the El Conquistador. The group received the necessary ICD-10 examples and now understands what it takes to be ready for the ICD 10 implementation on 10/1/2015 by using Dr. Freedman’s icdtenhelp.com conversion tool. Dr. David J. Freedman, DPM, FASPS, CWS, CPC, CPMA, is board-certified in foot surgery by the American Board of… Read More

FASMA Podiatrist Featured in U.S. News and World Report

Dr. Howard G. Osterman (DC-I and Silver Spring/Fenton locations) was recently featured in an article about plantar fasciitis, one of the most common causes of heel pain.  According to the article, “plantar fasciitis affects 10 percent of the population and accounts for about 1 million physician visits each year.”  The condition is prevalent in runners and athletes – as the Washington Wizards’ team podiatrist, Dr. Osterman says that nearly every player has had it. “But the condition is not limited to competitive athletes. In fact, ‘it’s probably just as common in non-runners as it is in runners,’ says Osterman, who​… Read More

FASMA Podiatrist Featured in WTOP News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FASMA in the Community: Pasadena Division Participates in Career Day

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC’s Pasadena Division participated in Career Day on Thursday, April 23. Dr. Jenny Nguyen and lead medical assistant Kristy Davidson visited a local elementary school, where they discussed the podiatric and medical fields with third-, fourth- and fifth-graders. “It was a great opportunity to get out into the community and inform kids that dreams do come true,” said Kristy Davidson.

Dr. Ashleigh E. Korves Elected Associate Chief of Podiatry at Anne Arundel Medical Center

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC podiatrist Dr. Ashleigh E. Korves (Annapolis and Clarksville Divisions) was recently elected Associate Chief of Podiatry at Anne Arundel Medical Center. “I’m looking forward to working with other specialities to bring multidisciplinary care to our patients by raising awareness about podiatric care and surgery,” said Dr. Korves. 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. She then received her DPM degree from the… Read More

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC Podiatrist Dr. Priya Parthasarathy Featured in APMA Young Physicians’ Your APMA Magazine

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC podiatrist Dr. Priya Parthasarathy (Silver Spring – White Oak Division) was featured in a recent APMA Young Physicians’ Your APMA Magazine article titled “Your Liaison to the APMA Board of Trustees: Priya Parthasarathy, DPM.” Dr. Parthasarathy was recently named Young Physicians Liaison to the APMA Board of Trustees at the 2015 APMA House of Delegates Meeting in March.  She will attend and participate in board meetings, while representing the interests of young physicians, for a two-year term. “Being involved in this work, and the conversations around legislation and the lack of young… Read More

FASMA Dr. Howard Osterman Featured in Business Insider

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC podiatrist Dr. Howard Osterman (Silver Spring and DC-I Street Divisions) was featured in a recent Business Insider article titled “Feet: The Foundation for Fitness and Health.” Dr. Osterman offered advice as an American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) spokesman and as a podiatric consultant to the Washington Wizards.  Building strength in the feet is important in preventing injury and increasing whole body balance and stability. Simple exercises, such as picking up small objects with the feet, can help build arch strength.  “We don’t need the toes to have the dexterity of fingers but… Read More

FASMA Podiatrists Attend 2015 APMA House of Delegates Meeting

Several FASMA doctors attended the 2015 American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Legislative Conference in Washington, DC. Dr. Seth A. Rubenstein (Reston Division) spoke on resolutions and propositions as a member of Board of Trustees. Dr. Michael Tritto (Rockville Division) was also in attendance, speaking as part of the Resolution Committee. Drs. Andrew Liss (Columbia/Kensington/White Oak Divisions) – member of Maryland Delegation, Priya Parthasarathy (White Oak Division) – Young Physician Liaison, Stephen Palmer (Annapolis/Clarksville Divisions), and Erika M. Schwartz (Chevy Chase/DC-K Street Divisions) were also in attendance. Congratulations to Dr. Schwartz in her new position as AMPA-PAC representative for DC! The… Read More

FASMA Podiatrist Dr. Levine Featured in The Frederick News Post

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC podiatrist Dr. David J. Levine (Frederick Division) was featured in The Frederick News Post “Snow Photos” article on March 6, 2015! A photo of Dr. Levine running along Christophers Crossing Rd in the snow in Frederick was posted on March 5. To see this photo and others from Thursday’s snowstorm, please click here.

Dr. Jennifer Gerres Joins Mid-Atlantic Supergroup

Dr. Jennifer A. Gerres joined the Silver Spring/Fenton Street division of Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC, March 1, 2015! Dr. Jennifer A. Gerres is a 2010 graduate of the Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa. While attending Des Moines University, Dr. Gerres served as a Basic Surgical Skills Teaching Assistant, Lower Limb Anatomy Teaching Assistant, and University Peer Tutor. Dr. Gerres joins Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC (FASMA) after completing a three-year Podiatric Medicine and Surgery residency at the Cleveland Clinic in her native Cleveland, Ohio, specializing… Read More

FASMA Podiatrist Dr. Firestone Featured in “Run Washington”

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC podiatrist Dr. Lee E. Firestone (Chevy Chase and DC-K Street Divisions) was featured in a recent Run Washington article titled “Vitamin D Deficiencies During the Winter Could Contribute to Stress Fractures.” Dr. Firestone offered insight on the relationship between Vitamin D deficiency and stress fractures: “Unfortunately, stress fractures are often season ending injuries. It is best to let them heal, address the factors leading to the fracture and come back even stronger the next season. In runners, the three most common stress fractures are of the metatarsal bones (long bones in the… Read More

Dr. Freedman Featured in HIStalk Practice

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC (FASMA) podiatrist Dr. David Freedman (Columbia Divisions) was featured in a recent article on HIStalk Practice, 5 Questions with David Freedman, DPM Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic. Dr. Freedman offered advice and tips on the upcoming switch to ICD-10: “We have been preparing for ICD-10-CM  dating back to January 2014. We hold monthly webinars, teaching ICD-10-CM using the website I created,www.ICDTENhelp.com. This site was developed to help in understanding the new conversion, and to get ready for our planned go-live date of October 1, 2015. It converts ICD-9-CM codes to… Read More