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About ABPOPPM

 
 

ABPOPPM OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

OFFICERS

Lester J. Jones, D.P.M.
Lester J. Jones, D.P.M.
Pomona, CA ('13)
President
Mitchell D. Shikoff, D.P.M.
Mitchell D. Shikoff, D.P.M.
Bensalem, PA ('13)
Vice President
Samuel J. Spadone, D.P.M.
Samuel J. Spadone, D.P.M.
Philadelphia, PA ('13)
Secretary
Stephen L. Goldman, D.P.M.
Steven L. Goldman, D.P.M.
Huntington Station, NY ('12)
Treasurer
David H. George, D.P.M.
David H. George, D.P.M.
Leonia, NJ ('12)
Immediate Past President
 

DIRECTORS

Stephanie C. Baldwin, D.P.M.
Stephanie C. Baldwin, D.P.M.
Tampa, FL ('12)
Director
Michael P. DellaCorte, D.P.M.
Michael P. DellaCorte, D.P.M.
Maspeth, NY ('12)
Director
James W. Stavosky, D.P.M.
James W. Stavosky, D.P.M.
Daly City, CA ('12)
Director
 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Marc A. Benard, D.P.M.
Marc A. Benard, D.P.M.
Torrance, CA
Executive Director
 

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DEFINITION OF ABPOPPM

What is the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine?

The American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine (ABPOPPM) offers a comprehensive board qualification and certification process in podiatric medicine and orthopedics.

Podiatric Medicine and Orthopedics is the medical specialty concerned with the comprehensive and continuous foot health care of patients. It integrates the biological, biomechanical, rehabilitative, clinical and behavioral sciences and encompasses first contact care, continuous care, long term care and general medicine.

Board certification provides the assurance to both the public and health professionals that the highest level of achievement has been attained in the specialty area.

While certification by the Board does not guarantee competence in practice, it does indicate that the podiatric physician has been judged by his peers to have demonstrated, via a rigorous examination process, a fund of knowledge and competence in the areas being tested.

The Certificate of the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine is a unique achievement—a step well beyond the mandatory education of the podiatrist or state requirements for licensure.

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FUNCTIONS OF ABPOPPM

The American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine is recognized by the Joint Committee on the Recognition of Specialty Boards of the Council on Podiatric Medical Education under the authority of the American Podiatric Medical Association as the specialty board to conduct a certification process in Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine.  Recognition is an indication of satisfactory compliance with the recognition criteria as well as public approbation, attesting to the competency and proficiency of the specialty board to assure that only qualified podiatrists have obtained certified status.

The Board arranges and conducts a comprehensive examination process heading to Board certification and grants and issues Diplomate certificates to successful candidates duly licensed to practice podiatric medicine. The Board holds the power to revoke such certificates. The Board endeavors to serve hospitals and the health care industry in general by preparing documentation of podiatric physicians who it has qualified or certified and provides primary source verification of their status in the accreditation process. Inquiries regarding a member's status must be expressed in writing to Board Headquarters to be considered official.

The Board makes no attempt to control the practice of its members by license or legal regulation, and does not interfere with or limit the professional activities of any duly licensed podiatric physician. The Board does, however, issue advertising and ethics guidelines with respect to appropriate use of Diplomate status, and reserves the right to withdraw such status if guidelines are not properly adhered to.

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GOAL OF ABPOPPM

To protect the health and welfare of the public through an ongoing process of evaluation and certification of the competence of podiatrists in the specialty of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine.

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OBJECTIVES OF ABPOPPM

  1. To create evaluations that are free of bias, are valid and reliable, and in accord with accepted psychometric principles and practices; that are created and tested by Diplomates who are geographically well represented and reflect a variety of practice settings within the specialty of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine.
  2. To establish and enforce standards relating to the advertisement of board certification and qualification status by members.
  3. To provide information regarding criteria for board qualification and certification to hospitals, health care organizations and other individuals and groups deemed appropriate by the Board, in addition to identifying board certified and qualified practitioners.
  4. To provide information to the podiatric medical community and community-at-large regarding the ABPOPPM and the specialty of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine.
  5. To support the educational endeavors of the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine (ACFAOM).
  6. To collaborate with the CPME in the development of standards and requirements for the evaluation and enhancement of postgraduate education programs.
  7. To provide representation to the relevant committees of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) and other organizations as deemed appropriate by the Board.
  8. To ensure that its activities are conducted in accord with its policy of non-discrimination.

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ANNUAL RE-REGISTRATION FEES

All members, both qualified and certified, are required to pay yearly re-registration fees. Payment is due in January of each year and is subject to a late penalty if delinquent. The following is the present fee structure:

Board Qualified $200

Board Certified $350

ADVERTISING BOARD STATUS

A podiatrist who is a Diplomate of the ABPOPPM must adhere to the following guidelines when advertising status (only the following statements of Diplomate status are acceptable):

  1. Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine
  2. Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine
  3. Certified American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine

Note: The organization initials (ABPOPPM) may be substituted for the full name. The advertising of Board Qualified status is prohibited.

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The American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine
3812 Sepulveda Boulevard, Suite 530, Torrance, California 90505
Phone: (310) 375-0700 • Fax #1: (310) 375-1386 • Fax #2: (310) 375-1589 • Email: admin@abpoppm.org

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