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Dr. Lee C. Rogers Receives National Achievement Award from American Podiatric Medical Association
Photo: Dr. Lee C. Rogers (left) with Dr. Kathleen Stone, APMA
Past-President. Photo credit APMA. News release: APMA
Washington, DC, March 20, 2011 - Dr. Lee C. Rogers, associate medical director of the Amputation Prevention Center at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Los Angeles, CA received the Rising Star Award from the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) on Sunday. The Rising Star Award is given for recognition of outstanding national accomplishments in scientific, professional, or civic endeavors given to a member who has been in practice less than 10 years.
Dr. Kathleen Stone, president of the APMA said, "Dr. Rogers has already established a level of respect among the medical community that is usually achieved much later in one's career."
Dr. Rogers' work has focused primarily on the foot complications of diabetes and prevention of amputations. In his acceptance speech, Dr. Rogers said, "We are facing our own tsunami in the United States. Ours is a tsunami of diabetes. There are 26 million people with diabetes and an astounding 79 million more with pre-diabetes. That is one third of the population." He also quoted the World Health Organization that 85% of amputations are preventable.
"I must note the positive impact of mentorship. While one has many mentors in their career, Dr. David Armstrong has had a tremendous influence in mine. So far, his fellows have received this award 2 years in a row, which says a lot for his mentorship," Rogers said.
Dr. Rogers is the chair of the foot interest group for the American Diabetes Association. He won first place for outstanding research at the APMA Scientific Meeting in 2007 and 2009. Photo: Dr. Lee C. Rogers (left) with Dr. Kathleen Stone, APMA Past-President. Photo credit APMA. News release: APMA
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Paradigm Medical Management Introduces Amputation Prevention Centers of America
Special Program Helps Patients Salvage Limbs, Prevent Unnecessary Amputations
October 14, 2010 - Gardena, Calif. - Paradigm Medical Management, Inc (PMM), a company dedicated to the development, implementation, and management of hospital outpatient wound care, amputation prevention and hyperbaric medicine centers, introduced Amputation Prevention Centers of America™ (APCA), a specialized division of PMM that addresses severe wounds and prevents unnecessary amputations.
Led by PMM’s Amputation Prevention Medical Director Dr. Lee C. Rogers, the APCA programs utilize a team-based approach that pairs podiatrists and/or foot and ankle orthopedists with vascular surgeons, generating significant results in reducing major amputations for the growing number of people in the country who suffer the complications of diabetes and/or peripheral arterial disease. Dr. Rogers is a board-certified podiatrist specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of diabetes-related lower-extremity complications and fellowship-trained in diabetic limb salvage.
“Community-based wound care centers that offer comprehensive care are increasingly interested in optimizing outcomes and preventing limb loss. However, these clinics oftentimes are not equipped or staffed with the clinical experts necessary to treat the medically complex patients with life- and limb-threatening conditions in need of immediate surgical and/or medical attention,” said Dr. Rogers. “This is where Paradigm Medical Management steps in. Placing an Amputation Prevention Center in a hospital-based setting can achieve excellent clinical outcomes of reduced healing times, decreased amputation rates, savings in overall treatment cost and significant revenue from multiple surgical procedures and inpatient hospital admissions.”
Paradigm Medical Management opened its first APC in the Los Angeles area in 2009. The company is expanding this network nationwide in key areas that can serve as a hub for referrals from local and regional wound care programs, hospitals, healthcare facilities and practitioners.
“Our APCA programs represent a terrific step forward in wound care,” said PMM Chief Executive Officer Diane Boone. “Patients and hospitals will begin seeing limb salvage in a whole new light.”
For more information about Amputation Prevention Centers of America™ or to locate a center, please visit www.apcofamerica.com or call (877) 538-4268.
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Paradigm Medical Management Appoints Lee C. Rogers, D.P.M. as Medical Director of Amputation Prevention Programs
September 15, 2010 - Gardena, Calif. - Paradigm Medical Management, Inc (PMM), a company dedicated to the development, implementation, and management of hospital outpatient wound care, amputation prevention and hyperbaric medicine centers, announced today that Lee C. Rogers, D.P.M., has been appointed as medical director of PMM’s amputation prevention programs.
Dr. Rogers is a board certified podiatrist with fellowship training in diabetic limb salvage. He serves as co-medical director of the Amputation Prevention Center at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, California and chair of the Foot Council of the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Rogers has authored many peer-reviewed articles, has participated in many research projects involving diabetic foot ulcers and infections, and lectures around the world on the subject of amputation prevention.
“At Paradigm, we are constantly on the lookout for pioneers in our industry,” said Paradigm Medical Management Chief Executive Officer Diane Boone. “Dr. Rogers’ clinical experience and trailblazing efforts in the world of amputation prevention will be of tremendous benefit to both patients and Paradigm clients alike.”
In addition to its multiple outpatient wound care and hyperbaric clinics, Paradigm Medical Management opened its first Amputation Prevention Center (APC) in December 2009 at Valley Presbyterian Hospital with Dr. Rogers at the helm. The APC has become a referral center for all wound care programs, and offers hope to many patients with extremely serious diabetic foot ulcers. Since its inception, the center has received worldwide attention and has already saved many limbs from unnecessary amputations.
“This is a unique, specialized service not available many places,” said Dr. Rogers. “Teaming up with a reputable company like Paradigm will allow us to create a network of centers that can provide limb salvage services at an unparalleled level of excellence.”
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