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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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

A big congratulations to: Dr. Ian Beiser Dr. Man Cho Dr. Lee Firestone Dr. Eric Masternick Dr. Gene Mirkin Dr. Howard Osterman Dr. Seth Rubenstein Dr. Erika Schwartz Dr. Adam Spector 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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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,… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading