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Dr. Firestone Comments on Revolutionary New 3D Printed Shoes

Rapid advances in 3D printing over the past few years has catapulted this technology into a tool for quickly and efficiently creating finished products such as human bone replacements, car parts, toys, accessories, and now, custom-fit shoes. According to WTOP News, Adidas has introduced a shoe with a custom 3D printed midsole, “the crucial part of the shoe that fits the bottom of the arch and supports the foot.” Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC podiatrist Lee E. Firestone, DPM, who is also an avid runner, commented on the new shoe trend. “This can be a whole new… Continue Reading

Physician’s Footwear Earns Facility Accreditation from the American Board for Certification

Physicians Footwear, owned by Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC (“FASMA”) podiatrist Dr. David Levine, DPM, C.Ped, in Frederick, Maryland, has received Accreditation from the American Board for Certification, which has been providing facility accreditation since 1948. ABC’s evaluation of Physician’s Footwear includes a thorough review of the physical facility and the quality of patient care. ABC interviews both staff and patients and conducts a review of organizational documents, including records of patient care. “Receiving Accreditation is a significant achievement, one that recognizes outstanding performance by Physicians Footwear,” says Catherine A. Carter, Executive Director of ABC. “The Facility… Continue Reading

Dr. Kathrotiya-Mago Participates in Local Health Fair

Dr. Kathrotiya-Mago Participates in Local Health Fair

Dr. Hetal Kathrotiya-Mago, DPM (Silver Spring Division) of Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic (FASMA) participated in the annual BAPS Washington D.C chapter Charity Health Fair on September 20, 2015 in Beltsville, MD. Over 133 physicians and medical professionals volunteered to offer personal consultations to a total of 614 participants. The participants gained insights on healthy living and awareness. This event was covered by many different specialties including Podiatry, Orthopedics, Endocrinology, Dermatology, and Cardiology.  Dr. Kathrotiya-Mago was the only Podiatrist at the fair and provided foot screenings, educating patients regarding diabetic foot care and proper footwear to prevent injuries…. Continue Reading

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Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic Podiatrists Give Back to the Community

On October 9, 2015, Dr. Howard Osterman of Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic’s Silver Spring/Fenton, DC-Eye Street, and Chevy Chase/Barlow Divisions, participated in Project Homeless Connect. The event served as a one-day resource fair for participants to access legal services, employment services, podiatry, medical and dental checkups, housing services and more – services that might normally take weeks or months to obtain. This was the first Project Homeless Connect event in the District of Columbia, organized by United Way NCA and held at Central Union Mission in Washington, DC. The doctors (Howard Osterman, DPM, Saylee Tulpule, DPM, Jennifer… Continue Reading

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 (http://www.parkshalfmarathon.com).” 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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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…. Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

Dr. Gene Mirkin Discusses Orthotics in Podiatry Today

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC (“FASMA”) podiatrist Gene S. Mirkin, DPM, was recently featured in the Volume 28, Issue 8 edition of Podiatry Today, published in August 2015. Dr. Mirkin joined a panel of experts to discuss the benefits of orthotics on certain conditions, such as bunions. Prominent bunions are irritated when tight shoes rub and press against them. “When a patient does have a prominent bunion, one prone to irritation from rubbing, an orthotic can help in the right shoe,” Dr. Mirkin says. “Correctly posted orthotics can decrease the rubbing of the bunion against the shoe… Continue Reading