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MoCo365 Features FASMA

Dr. David Freedman, a founding member and Vice President of Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, is featured on MoCo365. This initiative highlights businesses from all sectors of Montgomery County, Maryland with the purpose of showing the diversity of the area through the stories of successful leaders, entrepreneurs, and inventors. While FASMA began in MoCo, it has expanded throughout the Mid-Atlantic with 35 offices reaching from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. Learn more about our history and what makes us unique by watching this video.  

Doctors Recognized for Sports Medicine Care

Congratulations to 9 of our doctors, who were declared the “Best of Washington” in the June 2018 issue of Washingtonian Magazine! Each year, the magazine sends out a survey to doctors in the Maryland, Virginia, and DC region to vote for their peers, which results in their Top Docs list. The doctors featured in the June “Best of Washington” issue were compiled from their annual Top Docs list and emphasized which doctors to turn to if you’re facing a sports-related injury. The following doctors have been named to the list of the DC area’s Top Docs for Sports Medicine Care:… Continue Reading

APMA Video Interview with Dr. Rubenstein

Dr. Seth Rubenstein fields questions on Facebook regarding foot and ankle health. Dr. Rubenstein is the Vice President of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). Based on an APMA survey of over 1,200 US adults ages 18 to 75, over 75% of those who responded have had foot pain. Almost half of the respondents experienced more than one painful foot condition and over 81% of obese respondents have experienced foot pain. Learn more about foot pain and podiatry by watching the video below.  Foot pain is not normal. If you’re experiencing foot pain, be sure to make an appointment… Continue Reading

The APMA House of Delegates Meet in DC, Elects Seth Rubenstein, DPM as new VP

This year’s 98th House of Delegates meeting of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) in Washington, DC convened to vote on new officials of the House, the Board, and to plan and implement procedures and policies that will assist the advancement of podiatric medicine. Dr. Seth Rubenstein who previously served as the Treasurer, was elected as the Vice President of the APMA’s House of Delegates. The House of Delegates is the body of the APMA. Its purpose is to provide fair representation of the interests of podiatrists across the country and make policy recommendations to the Board. A separate Legislative… Continue Reading

New Doctors in Annapolis

Our podiatry office in Annapolis, MD added experienced doctors and podiatric expertise to better serve your area. We’re happy to introduce three new faces who hold over 90 years of combined experience. Dr. Gina Saffo is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, past Secretary and current member of the Maryland Podiatric Medical Association, and past President and current member of the American Association for Women Podiatrists. Dr. Gene Mirkin serves as the President of the Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic and was voted among his peers as one… Continue Reading

FASMA Expands to Raleigh, NC

FASMA welcomes two new office locations and four new podiatric doctors in January with Raleigh Foot & Ankle Center joining our group. Dr. Robert Hatcher began the practice in 1977 as a solo practitioner. In 1999, Dr. Kirk Woelffer joined the practice. Later in 2006, Dr. Alan Boehm, Jr. was added and then Dr. Jordan Meyers in 2014. The office location was moved in 1994 to the current location on Millbrook Road and a second location on Blue Ridge Road was added in 2015. Drs. Robert Hatcher, Kirk Woelffer, Alan Boehm, Jr, and Jordan Meyers are FASMA’s four newest podiatrists…. Continue Reading

Dr. Melody Stouder Published in Journal of Foot and Ankle Research

Dr. Melody Stouder, of the Hagerstown division, was recently published in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. In her article titled “Correlating Pre-Operative MRI Measurements of Metatarsal Osteomyelitis with Surgical Clean Margins Reveals the Need for a One Centimeter Resection Margin,” the researchers discuss how due to high incidence of forefoot ulcerations, there has been an increased demand for partial ray amputations. From their research, they gathered that their protocol had effective and meaningful results. They write “By performing a 1 cm resection margin proximal to the metatarsal osteomyelitis the proximal margin rate was reduced to clinically meaningful levels. These preliminary… Continue Reading

Dr. Howard Osterman Goes on Air

Listen in as Dr. Howard Osterman is interviewed by Freakonomics radio! Learn more about your feet by tuning into your local radio station listed below, or click through to the podcast to listen now. For Washington, DC. tune to FM 88.5 Sunday at 1 p.m. to hear the interview on air. To find your local listing, click here:

Dr. Mitchell Waskin Appears on TV

One of the newest FASMA doctors of the Richmond division, Mitchell Waskin, DPM, appeared on Virginia This Morning to talk about balance issues in aging adults. Watch the video to learn some quick, but helpful, exercises that you can do to improve your balance and prevent falls.  

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… Continue Reading