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

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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