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APMA All Stars
Stanley Idiculla, DPM: Balancing Work, Life, and a Passion for Advocacy
food, or the shoes on your feet, Stanley Idiculla, DPM, never exbeing able to relate and compected to get involved in politics. That municate effectively about your is, not until a patient of his—David Rapassions tends to make your inmadan, who is a member of the Virteractions memorable. ginia House of Delegates—asked him Even while attending regional to come to a private breakfast with meetings, political events, and about 10 others to talk to Virginia GovAPMA’s Young Physician Instiernor Bob McDonnell (R). “It wasn’t a quick handshake,” Dr. tute, Dr. Idiculla is still able to Idiculla said of meeting with Govermanage a practice and family time with his wife, who is also a nor McDonnell. “We are both from Philadelphia and both have twins. I podiatrist, and their young twins. was able to get to talk to him on a perHe knows that advocating on besonal level and then go into talking half of the podiatric profession about podiatry.” not only benefits him and his wife, but also the other 15,000 Dr. Idiculla caught the advocacy bug, realizing how much excitement podiatrists in the country. Stanley Idiculla, DPM, right, with he derived from sharing the story of “I have a family, I work, I have Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (R) podiatric medicine with his state leadother things going on, and yet I ers. He has always valued building a rapport with patients, can balance it out properly,” Dr. Idiculla said. “If you can do politicians, and even members of the media. Dr. Idiculla that, anything is possible. Put your time into it, work hard, recommends talking to these stakeholders as you would to have a good worth ethic, and you can get anything and everyanyone else: Whether you talk about your children, local thing accomplished.”
All Stars in Podiatric History: Ralph E. Fowler, DPM
Ralph E. Fowler, DPM, served as APMA president in 1955–56. But perhaps one of his greatest contributions to the profession occurred 10 years earlier when, along with his colleague Harold H. Finch, DPM, he launched a complaint against the Michigan Board of Pharmacy and the director of Drugs and Drug Stores to compel the issuance of a license for chiropodists under the state narcotic act. Fowler v. the Michigan Board of Pharmacy was submitted to the Michigan Supreme Court June 26, 1945. The court eventually decided in Dr. Fowler’s favor, allowing chiropodists to prescribe narcotics, and opening the door for chiropodists and podiatrists to perform more complex surgical procedures due to the ability to manage post-procedural pain.
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