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 (” 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 the MCRRC, ran the half marathon as a pacer and volunteered in the Medical Tent afterwards. Drs. Caitlin Madden (Wheaton, Shady Grove, and Rockville Divisions), Erin Robles (Chevy Chase and DC-K Street Divisions), and Danielle Venegonia(Rockville Division) stood at the FASMA tent, handing out information and giving advice to runners about various foot problems and treatments.

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 Center. Her residency training included the treatment and care of acute foot and ankle trauma, diabetic limb salvage, and wound care.  Dr. Venegonia served as Chief Resident at the Miami Veterans Affairs Hospital, where she worked under Dr. Michael Cohen, specializing in sports medicine and conservative and surgical management of lower-extremity, sports-related injuries.  Dr. Venegonia has extensive training in wound care and diabetic lower-extremity-related complications under Dr. Gary Rothenberg.  She received training in plastic surgery techniques for limb-salvage during her rotation in advanced surgery.  Patient care is her passion and priority. Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic (FASMA) is a diverse group of foot and ankle specialists, dedicated to providing advanced and comprehensive foot and ankle care to all patients in a warm and caring environment.  FASMA doctors provide a full scope of surgical and non-surgical treatment options, emphasizing open communication and education.  It is FASMA’s aim to relieve every one of our patients of pain, and allow a return to a high level of function as quickly as possible.  FASMA works with our patients’ other doctors to ensure good health and continuity of care for each patient.

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. Dr. David J. Freedman, DPM, FASPS, CWS, CPC, CPMA, is board-certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons, a Certified Wound Specialist from the American Academy of Wound Management, a Certified Professional Coder from the American Academy of Professional Coders, and a Certified Professional Medical Auditor.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University and his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (formerly the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine).

His residency in podiatric surgery was performed at Kessler Memorial Hospital in Hammonton, NJ, followed by private practice. He is active in the community by supporting various organizations, such as Olney Boys and Girls Club's various activities, and is the Administrator and Manager for the OBGC Cyclones Soccer Teams.


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 surgery. He is also a Fellow at the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.  He  graduated Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, PA with a degree in Biology. He then attended the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine where he earned his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine. After graduation from podiatry school, Dr. Osterman completed his two-year podiatric  surgical  residency  at  the  Loretto  Hospital Residency Program in Chicago, IL.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board  of  Podiatric  Surgery,  member  of  the APMA,  and  past  President  and  current Board Member of the District of Columbia Podiatric Medicine Association. You can also spot Dr. Osterman, Team  Podiatrist for the Washington Wizards and Mystics, on the basketball court assisting professional athletes. Washingtonian Magazine recently recognized him as a Top Podiatrist and Sports Medicine Professional. He is also one of Yelp’s top rated podiatric physicians and received Special Recognition on Angie’s List of preferred providers.  He recently opened a new office in Chevy Chase in the Barlow Building, marking FASMA’s 22nd location.