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Homeless Connect with Dr. Howard Osterman

Dr. Howard Osterman from our Silver Spring, MD (Fenton) and Washington, DC (1775 K Street) offices spoke with News4 Washington about Project Homeless Connect. Project Homeless Connect is a program by the United Way offering free services to those in need. They can come to get up to 70 services from a haircut, seeing a doctor, to getting their birth certificate or social security card. Each person is connected to a volunteer who helps them get the services they need throughout the day. Dr. Osterman helps by making sure people’s main form of transportation – their feet – are in good shape and that… Continue Reading

FASMA Welcomes 2 New Podiatrists!

Recently, Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic (FASMA), welcomed Emmanuella Eastman, DPM and Brittany Brower, DPM to their team.  Dr. Eastman graduated from the Temple University school of Podiatric Medicine and completed a residency program at INOVA Fairfax Hospital, in Falls Church, Virginia. Dr. Brower graduated from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine and completed her three-year residency program at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.   Drs. Emmanuella Eastman and Brittany Brower Dr. Eastman is seeing patients in Rockville, MD (Shady Grove) and Wheaton, MD. Dr. Brower is now seeing patients in Holly Springs, NC and… Continue Reading

FASMA Launches Amputation Prevention Center

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic (FASMA), one of the largest Podiatric group practices in the nation, with 38 locations throughout Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, and North Carolina, has established the FASMA Amputation Prevention Center (APC).   Under the direction of Adam L. Isaac, DPM, the FASMA APC is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of lower extremity complications of diabetes, including ulceration, infection and amputation, as well as other limb-threatening conditions.  The FASMA APC specializes in the management of high-risk patients with structural foot deformities, neuro-vascular compromise, and systemic diseases affecting the lower extremity, in particular diabetes and… Continue Reading

Foot & Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic Welcomes Two New Podiatrists

In July, Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic (FASMA), welcomed Alex Olivera, DPM, and Urja Shah, DPM.  Dr. Olivera graduated from the Temple University College of Podiatric Medicine and completed a residency program at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, PA, Dr. Shah graduated from the Temple University College of Podiatric Medicine and completed a residency program at St. Luke’s University Health Network.   Drs. Alex Olivera and Urja Shah   Dr. Olivera is seeing patients in Columbia, MD and Kensington, MD. Dr. Shah is now seeing patients in Annapolis, MD and Greenbelt, MD. FASMA now operates with 63 providers in 38 locations… Continue Reading

FASMA Welcomes Newport News and Hampton, VA Podiatrists

Dr. Howard  Roesen (right) is a graduate of Temple University College of Podiatric Medicine and completed his residency at 3 locations: Kern Hospital for Special Surgery, Diabetic Foot Center of Michigan, and British Podiatry Association. Dr. Jason Birkel (left) is a graduate of Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and completed his Podiatric and Surgery Residency at UPMC Pinnacle in Harrisburg, PA. Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic (FASMA) has announced its newest division in Virginia, with the joining of Affiliated Podiatrists, P.C. on June 1, 2019. With the three new offices in Newport News, Hampton, and Carrollton, FASMA… Continue Reading

Dr. Howard Osterman works together with the United Way for their Kindness Initiative!

Dr. Howard Osterman from our Silver Spring, MD (Fenton) and Washington, DC (1775 K Street) offices shares why he volunteers for the Project Homeless Connect with the United Way. As part of the kindness initiative, Dr. Osterman and his offices have supplied free podiatry services for the United Way National Capitol Area’s project Homeless Connect for the past seven years. Dr. Osterman and his team love being able to give back to the community and see people getting the support they need.  

Dr. Priya Parthasarathy featured in the New York Times

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC (“FASMA”) Silver Spring, MD podiatrist Priya Parthasarathy, DPM, was featured in the New York Times Article “Why Runners Shouldn’t Wear Flip-Flops“.  Dr. Parthasarathy talks about runners wearing flip-flops, running, and plantar fasciitis. Check out the full article by clicking here! 

Dr. Adam Spector interviewed on Maryland Public TV

Dr. Adam Spector from our Rockville and Wheaton offices was interviewed  by Dr. David Doman, M.D. the Host of Housecall on April 16th, 2019. Check out the video to learn about plantar fasciitis, orthotics, running, diabetic foot care, ingrown toenails, fungal nails, and how to stay mobile.

Charlottesville Annual Shoe Drive

Charlottesville, VA podiatrist, Dr. Samuel Schustek is this year’s co-chair of the Let Someone Fill Your Shoes campaign. Together, the Salvation Army of Charlottesville and the Charlottesville Podiatry Association have been collecting donated shoes to distribute to those in need for 28 years. During the month of January, gently used shoes will be collected for distribution at the Salvation Army on February 23rd. Approximately 30 years ago, the APMA started a National campaign for collecting shoes for the homeless. The Charlottesville Podiatry Association continued this effort through the years, now in their 29th year, collecting over 100,000 pairs of shoes…. Continue Reading

Dr. David Levine Discusses Post-Op Orthoses in Podiatry Today

In the December 2018 issue 12 volume 31 of Podiatry Today, Dr. David Levine responds to questions regarding Post-Op Orthoses in an expert four panelist Q&A. Dr. Levine discuses for which conditions he recommends post-op orthoses and the type of benefits patients should expect to see. He indicates that when a patient has a procedure that changes their biomechanical function, orthotic devices should be a postoperative option, as orthotics are a great way to improve function and enhance comfort. Modifications and each orthotic device is specific to the type of surgery and underlying symptom. It is important to be properly… Continue Reading