June 24, 2016 |
A Delaware County podiatrist is one of 301 individuals charged in a nationwide Medicare-fraud bust spanning 36 federal districts and involving approximately $900 million in fraudulent payments. Stephen A. Monaco, 59, of Broomall, was charged with submitting $5 million in false claims to Medicare, Medicaid, and four private insurers through his Havertown practice, A Foot Above Podiatry, U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger announced Wednesday. Between 2008 and 2014, prosecutors say, Monaco submitted claims for procedures that did not take place, and procedures that were medically unnecessary and therefore not reimbursable by Medicare and other insurance companies.
May 27, 2016 |
In the year in which he turned 45, John D. Lewis Jr. at last became a doctor of podiatry. He had walked a few paths to get there. Using the GI Bill after his Army service during World War II, he earned a bachelor's degree in biology at what is now Hampton (Va.) University in 1951. But later in the 1950s, daughter-in-law Lisa Lewis said, he had to work the night shift "as a tow-motor operator at the Reading Terminal Market," taking trash to incinerators. Still, during those years, she said, he commuted to Manhattan, and earned a certificate in physical therapy at Columbia University in 1961.
December 1, 2015 |
On his first day on the job, David Carrozzino found a note on his desk to make a house call on his way home. More than two decades and thousands of visits later, Carrozzino, a podiatrist, still makes house calls to homebound patients in South Jersey. Carrozzino is among a rare breed in health care these days. A prevalent practice decades ago, home visits by physicians have declined drastically and are more often made today in rural areas. By his count, Carrozzino has made more than 15,700 house calls since that first visit in 1991.
March 24, 2015
A PENNSYLVANIA podiatrist last week came up with a novel way to save on health-care costs. He operated on himself. Actually, he didn't do it to save money, but Dr. Thomas Jiunta told me that he really didn't trust anyone else to do it as well as he could. The 45-minute self-surgery took place in Jiunta's office last week in Kingston, Luzerne County, under local anesthesia. If the Republicans have their way with repealing Obamacare, more folks just might find themselves following Jiunta's lead.
November 17, 2013 |
Brian Crispell is all in for his second, and likely final, Philadelphia Marathon. A Philadelphia podiatrist who soon plans to open his own practice, Crispell is hoping to carry the momentum from his showing last month in the Baltimore Marathon, where he finished second. Since his wife Dana Koesar is expecting the couple's first child in February, the 37-year-old Crispell says that this is probably his swan song. And he has been running between 80 and 100 miles per week in preparation.
March 21, 2013 |
Dr. Stanley A. Beloff's world turned on a dual axis: family and feet. Starting in the 1950s, he maintained a podiatry practice in his house on Snyder Avenue in South Philadelphia, allowing him to begin work at 8 a.m. and still be at it at 8 p.m. without missing a meal with his wife and children. Little Beloffs in PJs ran through the waiting room. His second office in Ventnor, N.J., opened in 1969, likewise doubled as a domicile. Until the mid-1980s, he shuttled between Shore and city.
September 23, 2011
David Redlus, 100, a podiatrist in Camden County for almost 70 years, died Tuesday, Sept., 20, at Cooper University Hospital in Camden of injuries sustained in a car accident. While growing up in North Camden, Dr. Redlus learned to swim in the Delaware River, graduated from Camden High School, and was MVP on the Berwyck Bears, a semipro football team in the city. After graduating from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 1932, he established a practice in North Camden. In the early 1970s, he moved his office to his home in Cherry Hill.
June 29, 2011 |
The buzzword in footwear these days is "barefoot. " Shoes as minimal as ballet slippers - and shoes with fat two-inch soles - claim to be healthy for you because they're like going barefoot. While there are studies that support some of the purported benefits, there is also "a lot of hype," says Kendrick Whitney, a professor of podiatry and orthopedics at Temple University. "And you have people thinking, 'I'm just going to lace up these shoes and get the same workout as going to a gym,' " he said.
April 8, 2011 |
N. Charles MacMath, 90, a podiatrist who practiced in Mayfair for 40 years and cofounded the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, died of cancer Thursday, March 24, at Masonic Village in Elizabethtown, Pa. Dr. MacMath graduated from Frankford High School and the Temple University School of Chiropody. On weekends, he was a violinist and leader of a band, the Mayfair Yankees. During World War II, he served in the Navy in the States and in the Philippines. After his discharge, he opened a podiatric practice in Mayfair.
August 21, 2010 |
Dr. Claire Goodis Sopenoff, 93, formerly of Wynnewood, who practiced podiatry for more than 60 years, died Thursday, Aug. 19, at Bryn Mawr Terrace. Dr. Sopenoff graduated from William Penn High School in North Philadelphia. In 1936, she graduated from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine as one of five women in a class of 75. She was only 20 and had to wait until she was 21 to apply for her license, said her nephew David Fineman. She opened an office above her father's optometry practice at Ninth Street and Girard Avenue in Philadelphia.