Alicia Visit 2: 55-Year-Old Female Presenting with a Diabetic Foot Ulcer

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Credits:
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits 1 CPME
Launch Date:
22-Dec-09
Expiration Date:
The accreditation for this activity has expired.

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John Fleischli, DPM

John Fleischli, DPM
Private Practice
Foot & Ankle Associates
Jacksonville, Illinois

John Fleischli, DPM, is a graduate of the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine.  He completed a 2-year surgical residency at Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, IL, followed by a diabetic research fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX.

Dr. Fleischli has published extensively in both podiatric and allopathic literature, with primary interests in diabetic foot research and foot surgery.  He has contributed more than 20 publications to peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Fleischli is active in the area of research, participating in several ongoing clinical trials.

He currently practices with Foot & Ankle Associates of Central Illinois, LLC, serving as the clinic's Director of Research.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Lawrence Lavery, DPM, MPH

Lawrence Lavery, DPM, MPH
Professor of Surgery
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Scott & White Hospital
Texas A&M College of Medicine
Temple, Texas

Lawrence A. Lavery, DPM, MPH, is a graduate of the Dr. William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Illinois and the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health in Houston, Texas. He completed a surgical residency at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and was appointed Chief Resident, Podiatric Medicine and Surgery.

Dr. Lavery, a noted researcher, international lecturer and inventor, is a world-renowned expert in amputation prevention in high-risk patients with diabetes, an epidemiologist of diabetic-related amputations and a leading specialist in the use of footwear and insoles to prevent re-ulceration in high-risk patients with diabetes. He has contributed 140 publications to peer reviewed journals, extensively in both podiatric and diabetic literature. Dr. Lavery has received numerous honors and awards for his medical research and writing.

He is currently holds the position of Professor, Department of Surgery, at Scott and White Memorial Hospital and Texas A & M  College of Medicine and continues to be active in the area of research, with his most current projects concentrating on cost-effectiveness of diabetic foot screening and treatment in a managed care setting and home monitoring to prevent diabetic foot complications.
1. Assess the patient with MRSA-related diabetic foot infection, including use of culturing techniques to guide antibiotic selection
2. Compare and contrast the safety and efficacy of available antibiotics for the management of MRSA in the diabetic foot
3. Implement evidence-based and patient-centered management of MRSA in the diabetic foot to improve outcomes
4. Institute infection-control measures in the practice setting