Yeah, I was just starting when the tail end of those perks from pharma started going away. Now we have to listen to how awesome meds are now and their various off-label uses. Sadly, I never interested them as I don't have a script pad. lol
Shoe discount would definitely work. SkoAB can sponsor a research study and I can be PI (you can be co-PI). We can do an RCT with GYW, HW, and glued as IV! You can do interval assessments for foot health and all. I'm sure the IRB will have no issue with this!
@Leaves, I think I've stirred the Sandringam pot! Only fair as you posted the picture!
Oh okay. I didn't realize that is when you were starting to practice. I forgot that you don't have a script pad, so I guess that you weren't heckled by them.
I'm in for that kind of research study! Random control trial (RCT) may be a little tough to trick the guys on here when comparing GYW, HW, and glued, but i'm sure whoever hand welted can make sure to not go too tight to give it away. I'm in to do the interval orthopedic assessments (probably should check feet and knees just in case) Lets try to get the IRB on this one! Maybe they will be so confused that they would approve it and we could try to get dual coverage from my university health system and the one you work for.
You in for this @Leaves ? If you can get the makers to produce the shoes, we can find people to wear them, and I'll do the orthopedic evaluations that show how much healthier it is to have welted footwear over cheap glue/cemented shoes. When that is published, then you can get even more business.
The funniest thing is that this actually could be worked on a bit, and with some tweaks, could be an actual research study. I'm actually looking into doing one with shoes in the near future (can't give too many details right now) but I'm a little busy with leading one on a new treatment for foot fungal infections and another on a new bunion procedure. They are taking up a lot of my time, when I am not seeing patients or talking with you guys. haha.