UPMA Officers

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President

Clark Larsen
5801 Fashion Blvd. #120
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
(801)261-1391
president@utahpodiatry.org

Past President

Scott Rogers
1248 E. 90 N. #101
American Fork, UT 84003
(801) 756-4200
www.centralutahfootclinic.com

Vice President/President-Elect

Trevor Williams
6360 S. 3000 E. #200
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
(801) 569-2696
www.healthierfeet.com

Secretary/Treasurer

Levi Berry
478 South Main Street
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
(801) 609-4743
http://www.utahcountyfootdoctor.com/

Board Members

Dan Preece
430 N 400 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
(801) 532-1822
www.saltlakecitypodiatrist.net

Dan Huff
272 N. Springcreek Pkwy.
Providence, UT 84332
(435) 787-1023
www.huffpodiatry.com

Thomas Eddy
5801 Fashion Blvd. #120
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
(801)261-1391

Young Member Board Representative

Anna Hronek
390 N Main St,
Bountiful, UT 84010
(801) 397-6720

APMA Delegates

Blake Zobell
1000 N. Main
Richfield,UT 84701
(435) 896-6497

Mark Rogers
1248 E. 90 N. #101
American Fork, UT 84003
(801) 756-4200
www.centralutahfootclinic.com

APMAPAC Representative

Kim Halladay
2356 N. 400 E. #104
Tooele, UT 84074
(435) 882-0711

Executive Director / Media Contact

Candace Daly
(801)599-8519
1296 West 475 South
Farmington, UT 84025
candacedaly.cjd@gmail.com

UPMA Committees

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Multiple committees function under the UPMA to help you.  These include:

Education & Scientific Committee

  • Organize and Approve Annual Park City Meeting
  • CME organization at all other UPMA meetings
  • Vendor & Corporate Sponsor Committee

Ethics/Grievance & Utilization Review Committee

Public/Professional Relations & Advocacy Committee

Nominating Committee

UPMA Mission Statement

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The UPMA Mission Statement

The Utah Podiatric Medical Association is the principal advocate for the public in obtaining the highest quality foot and ankle care available.

The UPMA is committed to promoting:

  • Superior continuing medical education opportunities for podiatric physicians;
  • Clinical practices based on sound scientific foundations and research;
  • Ethical and successful business practices;
  • Camaraderie among the podiatric physicians in the state of Utah; and,
  • Appropriate state and federal legislation that is consistent with this mission of advocacy.

UPMA Benefits

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What The UPMA Does For You

Patients: Since the early 1900s, the UPMA and member podiatrists have served the foot and ankle needs of patients throughout Utah. Podiatrists deal with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases or injuries of the human foot and ankle. They are medical doctors specializing in this treatment.

General Physicians: The UPMA works to facilitate the interactions of qualified podiatric physicians with other specialties to work as a team to improve the overall foot and ankle health of patients throughout Utah.

Podiatrists: The UPMA works to provide podiatric physicians with the latest updates in medical science through regularly scheduled scientific seminars. We advocate good public health care policy. We also respond to the inquiries of patients, government, and others through various standing committees of our actively involved member-volunteers.

The UPMA executive officers and committees work as representatives of our membership to further important issues related to foot and ankle care in order to benefit — and better serve — our patients.

The UPMA also provides the following benefits for Podiatrist:

  • Social opportunities with your colleagues:
    • Each year we have a Fall Cabin Meeting with steak dinner.
    • Association lunch during the Park City Winter Seminar
    • Holiday Dinner and Social with a guest.
  • Service opportunities:
  • January ‘Shoes For The Homeless’ is a great example
  • Public relations efforts with health insurers and the media
  • Legislation efforts on both a state and national scale
    • Contributions and fundraisers for our congressmen with whom we interact directly
    • Paid lobbyist who monitors all bills regarding our profession
  • CME at discounts:
    • Park City Winter Seminar
    • The National Meeting (APMA)
    • Practice Management and Coding seminars, etc.
  • X-ray course for staff as required by state law
  • Website: Provides current information and also a provider directory for patients
  • Association helps set practice standards and qualifications
  • Assists continuing education efforts and supports student / resident efforts

Non UPMA sponsored Training:

Resident Training: In Utah we also have a quality residency training to create podiatrist that can further improve the care in Utah and abroad.

Welcome To The UPMA

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Since the early 1900s, the Utah Podiatric Medical Association has served the needs of patients and practicing podiatric physicians in Utah. The UPMA consists of over 100 licensed podiatric physicians who practice in the State of Utah, caring for the medical and surgical foot and ankle needs of our patients.

JOIN US FOR THE NATIONAL

The National, APMA’s premier educational event will be coming to Salt Lake City in 2019.

Pain is never normal!

If you begin experiencing pain, or have an injury, it is recommended that you see a foot and ankle specialist soon. Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPMs) are the specialists for the foot and ankle in Utah and can help keep you active. In fact, these Doctors are trained and specialize in the diagnosis and medical, surgical or mechanical treatments of any foot or ankle concern. Find a podiatrist near you to insure your continued activity and to help alleviate your pain.

Forty-seven percent of Americans suffer from a foot ailment, but only 26 percent have actually seen a podiatrist. Are you among the many who have ignored their feet for too long? What is your question?

Learn About A Career in Podiatric Medicine

The Utah Podiatric Medical Association is a local affiliate of The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), the principle membership organization for podiatrists in the United States.  The APMA has developed career videos that introduce students to the challenging world of podiatric medicine.

What Is Podiatry?

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A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) is defined as a physician and surgeon that practices the art of podiatry. The “practice of podiatry” is defined by Utah State Law as “the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the human foot and ankle and their manifestations of systemic conditions by all appropriate and lawful means.” Treatment of various conditions may include palliative care, biomechanical modalities, physical therapy, surgical intervention, and the prescription of both systemic and topical medications.

Over the past several decades, podiatry has evolved from a palliative art (chiropody) into a medical and surgical specialty of the lower limb. The legal definition of podiatry and the legislation governing the scope of practice varies somewhat from state to state. Utah law provides for the care of “the human foot and ankle.” Podiatry has been determined through a recent study to be valuable to patients.

Educationally, a DPM has completed a required premedical curriculum in an undergraduate institution, and has taken the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), similar to allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) school applicants. Based upon undergraduate performance, MCAT scores, and a rigorous interview process, the applicant is chosen to matriculate at one of the seven (soon to be eight) colleges of podiatric medicine. Podiatric medical school encompasses an additional four years of study, and mirrors the general curriculum of most allopathic medical schools. Throughout this process, however, the podiatric medical student is involved in additional specialty courses dealing specifically with lower extremity anatomy, biomechanics, podiatric radiology, podiatric medicine, and podiatric surgery. The podiatrist also undergoes rigorous residency training.

The DPM is therefore truly a physician who specializes in and is uniquely qualified to treat disorders of the human foot and ankle.

Join The UPMA

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To become a member of the Utah Podiatric Medical Association (UPMA) and the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), the following steps must be followed:

  • Complete the membership application below (Utah uses the APMA form) or it can be obtained via phone, fax, e-mail, or written request to the APMA.
  • Membership processing is handled by the Secretary/Treasurer of the UPMA.
  • The application is approved by a vote of the Utah board of trustees.
  • Initial dues payments can be made by check, and payments are accepted on a semi-annual or annual basis. Renewing members can pay dues by check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express.
  • Processing is completed within one month.

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Membership Applications


Status Change Forms (PDFs)

Eligibility requirements for each status change.

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