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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

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Dr. Alison J. Garten Named Co-Vice President of the American Association for Women Podiatrists

Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC podiatrist Alison J. Garten, DPM (Chevy Chase and DC-K Street Divisions), was recently named Co-Vice President of the American Association for Women Podiatrists (AAWP) during the 2015 American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Annual Scientific Meeting, held in Orlando, FL. She was also named Corporate Sponsorship Chair for the 2016 AAWP scientific meeting in Naples, FL.  FASMA podiatrist and former past president of AAWP, Erika Schwartz, DPM also of FASMA’s Chevy Chase and DC-K Street Divisions,  was named the Scientific Chair for the AAWP Academic Conference scheduled to take place in Naples, Florida… Continue Reading

FASMA Podiatrist Named Co-Vice President of the American Association for Women Podiatrists

WASHINGTON, DC (AUGUST 2015) – Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC podiatrist Alison J. Garten, DPM (Chevy Chase and DC-K Street Divisions), was recently named Co-Vice President of the American Association for Women Podiatrists (AAWP) during the 2015 American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Annual Scientific Meeting, held in Orlando, FL. She was also named Corporate Sponsorship Chair for the 2016 AAWP scientific meeting in Naples, FL.  FASMA podiatrist and former past president of AAWP, Erika Schwartz, DPM also of FASMA’s Chevy Chase and DC-K Street Divisions,  was named the Scientific Chair for the AAWP Academic Conference scheduled to… Continue Reading

FASMA Podiatrists Attend APMA Annual Meeting

ROCKVILLE, MD (August 2015) – Several Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic, LLC podiatrists attended the APMA 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting in July.  While attending the national conference at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida, Seth A. Rubenstein (Reston Division) and David J. Freedman (Silver Spring/Olney Division) congratulated PM Magazine Hall of Fame inductee Richard Bloch, Esq.  Mr. Bloch is the Executive Director of the Maryland Podiatric Medical Association. FASMA doctors Drs. Priya Parthasarathy (Silver Spring/White Oak) and Ashleigh E. Korves (Annapolis and Clarksville divisions) were also in attendance for the award ceremony. The week-long conference is… Continue Reading

Leading Foot and Ankle Medical Practice Adds Three Podiatrists

Rockville, MD (July 2015) – Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantic (FASMA) is proud to announce the addition of three new associate podiatrists, creating the largest medical practice in the Mid-Atlantic region – and the second largest in the United States – specializing in foot and ankle medicine. FASMA operates 21 locations with 33 doctors. Dr. Hetal Kathrotiya-Mago is a Maryland native. She grew up in Laurel, Maryland. She graduated with academic honors from University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Dr. Kathrotiya-Mago received her Doctorate… Continue Reading

FASMA Podiatrist Featured in Frederick Steeplechasers Newsletter

Dr. David J. Levine (Frederick Division) was featured in the June 2015 edition of the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club Newsletter.  Dr. Levine, also a member of the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club, explained how he began running and his early experiences in high school and college training.  His lifelong passion for running eventually motivated him to open his own practice in the late 1980’s, followed by the opening of a footwear store (now New Balance – Frederick).  Dr. Levine also discussed the new innovative Alter G technology he uses in his practice to keep injured athletes active and running. “The ability… Continue Reading

FASMA Presents at Puerto Rico Podiatric Medical Society

Dr. David J. Freedman (Silver Spring/Olney Division) presented coding, billing, and ICDtenhelp.com to a packed lecture hall at the annual meeting of the Puerto Rico Podiatric Medical Society on July 2, 2015. The society was excited to have a comprehensive ICD-10 training program brought to Puerto Rico at the El Conquistador. The group received the necessary ICD-10 examples and now understands what it takes to be ready for the ICD 10 implementation on 10/1/2015 by using Dr. Freedman’s icdtenhelp.com conversion tool. Dr. David J. Freedman, DPM, FASPS, CWS, CPC, CPMA, is board-certified in foot surgery by the American Board of… Continue Reading

FASMA Podiatrist Featured in U.S. News and World Report

Dr. Howard G. Osterman (DC-I and Silver Spring/Fenton locations) was recently featured in an article about plantar fasciitis, one of the most common causes of heel pain.  According to the article, “plantar fasciitis affects 10 percent of the population and accounts for about 1 million physician visits each year.”  The condition is prevalent in runners and athletes – as the Washington Wizards’ team podiatrist, Dr. Osterman says that nearly every player has had it. “But the condition is not limited to competitive athletes. In fact, ‘it’s probably just as common in non-runners as it is in runners,’ says Osterman, who​… Continue Reading

FASMA Podiatrist Featured in WTOP News

Dr. Lee E. Firestone discusses reasons to avoid flip-flops this summer Dr. Lee E. Firestone (DC-K and Chevy Chase locations) was recently featured in an article about the damage flip-flops can cause after extensive wear.  As the “unofficial footwear of summer,” these shoes provide very little support or protection.  Dr. Firestone says that “these flimsy minimalist sandals leave the toes especially exposed to injury” and “they don’t provide much in the way of support, leaving those who wear them on a regular basis more prone to problems like Achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis – the most common cause of heel… Continue Reading