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The Sports Doctor, July 19, 2023

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Guests, Dr Larrry Rubin and Dr Kent Mercado

The Sports Doctor with Dr. Robert Weil

Guests, Dr Larrry Rubin and Dr Kent Mercado

Headlined Show, The Sports Doctor July 19, 2023

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Dr. Larry Rubin, Podiatrist, Professor, Director of Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention (LEAP), teams fighting diabetes returns along with Dr. Kent Mercado, Podiatrist, Attorney, Healthcare Advocate, Illinois Congressional Candidate & LEAP Advisory Board Member. Then, it’s 'The Sports Doctor Is In' with some “Bob Gajda Wisdom” & your emails!

Guest, Lawrence Rubin

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Lawrence Rubin
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Foot and Ankle Orthopedic and Podiatry
Guest Biography

The Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention (LEAP) Alliance, a Nevada-based not-for-profit organization has announced it has successfully obtained a CMS-Medicare determination that confirms podiatric physicians will be reimbursed for the eligible services they provide when they participate in Medicare Connected Care, a CMS public education campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of its chronic care management (CCM) program. CCM services are generally non-face-to-face services provided to Medicare beneficiaries who have chronic conditions expected to last at least 12 months, or until the death of the patient. 

According to Lawrence Rubin, DPM, director of the LEAP Alliance, this determination enables the LEAP Alliance to begin forming a nationwide network of solo and small group practice podiatrists who will integrate their services with the services of collaborating primary care and specialty physicians. Together they will provide comprehensive preventive care and treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and peripheral artery disease (PAD). Dr. Rubin says the podiatry network goal is, "to have at least one podiatrist in a Medicare Connected Care provider team that helps save limbs and lives in every community in the country."

Guest, Dr Kent Mercado

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Dr Kent Mercado
Guest Occupation
Podiatrist, Attorney, Healthcare Advocate, Illinois Congressional Candidate & LEAP Advisory Board Member.
Guest Biography

I am a dedicated professional who has built his career on providing exceptional medical, legal and professional services.

I have proven myself to be an accomplished leader in healthcare management, law, governmental affairs, and international medical missions. 

Aside from my professional pursuits, I am also a devoted family person, having been married for over 30 years and raising three beautiful adult children. Their values are evident in both their personal and professional lives.

Overall, I feel I bring a wealth of experience and expertise to my work, am I am a true leader in my fields and have consistently demonstrated my commitment to improving the lives of those I serve.

The Sports Doctor

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The Sports Doctor is in! Dr. Robert A Weil, Sports Podiatrist, specializes in orthotics that improve alignment, stability, balance & performance. He has practiced podiatry & sports medicine for over 30 years in the Aurora- Naperville area and was recently inducted into the prestigious 2019 National Fitness Hall Of Fame. Dr. Bob has treated many of the world’s premier athletes from all types of sports. He is the host of “The Sports Doctor™” Radio Show. The show is now featured on BBS Radio Network, UK Health Radio Network & Sports 4 Fanz Radio. Dr. Bob was formerly on HealthyLife Radio and was also on WDCB public radio in Chicago for over 20 years. He has written articles for many newspapers & magazines and is a frequent guest on other networks. And his new book, co-written with Sharkie Zartman, titled '#Hey Sports Parents! An Essential Guide for Any Parent with a Child in Sports' - is now available on Amazon!

Join the Sports Doctor and his great guests for important topical information for injury free exercise, wellness and sports performance for both adults and kids. Frequent topics include, the role of the foot in sports, all aspects of sports medicine including, proper sports shoes, youth safety, health, wellness, and sports performance for both adults and children.

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BBS Station 1
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3:00 pm CT
3:55 pm CT
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