On July 2, 2017, Dr. Joseph Borreggine, local podiatrist, and the Family Foot Care Center located at 2111 18th Street, Charleston, IL will celebrate their 25th year of business. Dr. Borreggine moved from Chicago to Charleston, IL in 1992 to take over a podiatric practice from a retiring podiatrist. Dr. Borreggine established his medical corporation, Touching Ground Podiatry, PC, in 1993 and has continued too practice podiatric medicine and surgery ever since.
Dr. Borreggine graduated from the William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 1988 and was surgically trained in Chicago from 1988-1992. Borreggine arrived in Charleston in 1992. Then in 1997, Dr. Borreggine became a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot Foot and Ankle Surgery and re-certified in 2006 and 2016. Since in 1992, Dr. Borreggine has maintained his main office in Charleston, IL practice since in 1992.
However through the last 25 years, Dr. Borreggine expanded his practice to other locations in surrounding communities in the East Central Illinois area. Then in 2004, Borreggine consolidated his practice to include to only two office locations in Charleston and Effingham, IL.
But in August 2016, Dr. Borreggine closed his Effingham location after 17 years of business to work with the Preferred Podiatry Group, PC based in Northbrook, IL which is a large group practice of podiatrists who provide foot care for residents in nursing homes, assisted living centers, and intermediate care facilities through Central Illinois.
Dr. Borreggine has also been a staff member of numerous hospitals as well. Borreggine joined the medical staff of Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in 1992 and HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital in Effingham, IL in 2000. Borreggine continues his tenure on the staff of those hospitals to this day.
Dr. Borreggine has also served his profession proudly through these past many years serving in a number of political positions which included being President of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association in 2009-10 and currently serves as the Chair of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Licensing Board until 2018. Recently, Dr. Borreggine was listed in Podiatry Management Magazine as one the Top 100 Most Influential Podiatrists in America:
Dr. Borreggine has been very happy living with his family and practicing as a podiatrist in Charleston, IL. Through these past many years as a resident of Charleston, IL, Dr. Borreggine and has also had the opportunity to be involved in a number local community civic organizations volunteering his time. Dr. Borreggine looks to continue to practice in Charleston, IL providing podiatric care for many years to come.
Dr. Joseph Borreggine and 30 other podiatrists representing all aspects the podiatry profession from residents, educators, administrators, licensing, and private practice from all over the country were recently invited by the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners (NBPME) to participate in providing standardization of American Podiatric Medical Licensing Exam (APMLE).
The meeting was held at the National Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) headquarters in Conshocken, PA on Nov 18-20, 2016.
The Clinical Standardized Patient Exam (CSPE) is given and taken by all third year students prior to graduation from podiatry school to qualify for licensure and moving onto residency.
This exam was first given in a few years ago at he National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) testing center, but is now overseen and taken at the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) in Conshocken, PA.
The Clinical Standardized Patient Examination (CSPE) taken by the third year students is podiatry oriented and specific. During the meeting, the practical exam needed the expertise of the attendees to help ensure qualification and standardization of the CSPE by reviewing the communication and physical exam skills of the students who have already taken it.
Dr. Borreggine currently practices in Charleston, Illinois and is the current chair of the Podiatry Licensing Board through the Illinois Department of Finance and Professional Regulation. He has been in private practice for almost 30 years.
"While warm weather can bring out flip flops and sandals because they may look good and are easy to slip on, however these types of shoes can be hard on feet", says local podiatrist Dr. Joseph Borreggine.
Dr. Borreggine was recently featured guest on the health care program "Being Well". This program airs weekly on a local PBS affiliate, WEIU-TV in Charleston, IL. This half an hour program allowed Dr. Borreggine to address the usual summer foot health issues that can occur such as fungal nail and skin problems, foot pain that can occur from poor fitting shoe gear, along with foot care advice regarding summertime activities. He also talked about proper shoe choices for walking and running.
Dr. Borreggine practices in Charleston, Illinois for the last 25 years and is an expert when it comes to foot care.
Effingham, IL-After 17 years of business in Effingham, IL The Family Foot Care Center and Dr. Joseph Borreggine permanently closed his satellite office location on July 31, 2016.
The main office in Charleston, IL will remain open with new hours starting August 1, 2016. The Charleston office will now see patients three days a week instead of only two. The new hours for patients to be seen in Charleston will be Mon, Thurs., and Fri 8:15AM-4:30PM. New patients are be accepted.All insurance and Medicare Assignment accepted. Call 1-800-366-8397 for an appointment today.
Rosemont,IL- Dr. Joseph Borreggine, podiatric physician and surgeon, recently attended a surgical workshop and seminar held at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) headquarters and executive offices in Rosemont, IL on July 9, 2016 . This surgical workshop centered on providing experience to all 30 attendees the opportunity to learn how to surgically replace the ankle joint with latest implant product available Integra, Inc. All the surgeons who attended were podiatric physicians and were invited by special invitation through their local Integra, Inc. representatives. The ankle joint replacement has evolved into well engineered orthopedic joint replacement that allows patients the ability to live pain free and live a normal lifestyle without permanent disability brought on by arthritis. Dr. Borreggine lives and practices in Charleston, IL and is a board certified foot and ankle surgeon.
Addison, Texas-Podiatrist, Dr. Joseph Borreggine, attended the "Osteomed, Inc. Surgical Skills Course" from April 9-10, 2016. Osteomed, Inc. is a international surgical supply and equipment company based in Addison, Texas specializing in lower extremity surgical hardware and equipment. Dr. Borreggine participated in a surgical lab and didactic program to learn more about the most advanced foot and ankle surgical procedures available through Osteomed, Inc. Dr. Borreggine using the latest and most advanced surgical procedures and technology. Dr. Borreggine was among a select group of foot and ankle surgeons from around the country who were all present via special invitation. Dr. Borreggine practices in Charleston and Effingham, IL.
Dr. Borreggine is pictured in the photograph on the left in the third row 2nd from the (R)ight
Dr. Joseph S. Borreggine, podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon, who practices in Charleston and Effingham, IL recently sat for and passed the written re-certification exam for the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS). This re-certification which is valid until 2027. Diplomates of the ABFAS are required to re-certify every 10 years. Dr. Borreggine has been a Diplomate of the ABFAS since 1997 and has been in practice since 1988.
Chicago-Dr. Joseph Borreggine, a podiatrist from Charleston, Illinois was recently elected to the Chair of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Licensing Board until his term expires in January 2018. His nomination and election to the position occurred at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation meeting held in Chicago on March 4, 2016. Dr. Borreggine has served on the board since 2013 and was reappointed in Jan 2015. Dr. Borreggine is a past president of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association and former delegate to the American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Borreggine has been in practice since 1988.
Help your patients understand the benefits of a custom AFO with this helpful and informative patient education message from Dr. Doug Richie.This brace is available at Dr. Borreggine's office in Charleston and Effingham and is covered by most insurance plans including Medicare.
Schaumburg, IL-Dr. Joseph Borreggine, local podiatrist, attended the 5th Annual "Windy City Conference" from Dec 4-6, 2015 held at the Schaumburg Marriott presented in conjunction with The Podiatry Institute and sponsored by the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association. This surgical seminar included three surgical workshops as well. There were over 200 attendees who participated in the program. Dr. Borreggine earned 20 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits towards the required annual 50 CME's to maintain a podiatry license in Illinois. This seminar included lectures pertaining to the most current concepts being used in the foot and ankle surgical arena involve with podiatric surgery. Dr. Borreggine practices in Charleston and Effingham, IL.
Naples, FL-Dr. Joseph Borreggine attended a surgical workshop by private invitation at Arthrex, Inc headquarters in Naples, Florida on Nov 7, 2015. Dr. Borreggine was assisted during this workshop by an Elite Orthopedics, Inc. sales representative from St. Louis, a product distributor for Arthex, Inc. along with a corporate Arthrex medical education manager
Dr. Joseph S. Borreggine, podiatrist, and the Past-President of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association (IPMA) was re-appointed to another 3-year term by Illinois Governor, Bruce Rauner, as was announced by the Secretary, Bryan Schneider, of the Illinois Department Financial and Professional Regulation to the Illinois Podiatry Licensing Board effective Oct 1, 2015. Dr. Borreggine has practiced in Charleston and Effingham, IL area since 1992 and graduated with a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree in 1988 from Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago,IL. Borreggine has been avidly involved with the IPMA for many years serving not only as president, but also on many board level positions. He currently serves as the Chair for the IPMA Health Care Advisory Committee.
Lincolnshire IL-Dr. Joseph Borreggine is pictured above (second from the right) with other Illinois Podiatric Medical Association (IPMA) Past-Presidents from 2008-2011. Dr. Borreggine served as an IPMA president from 2009-2010. While he was in attendance at the 100th Anniversary Gala Event from Oct 8-10, 2015, during the gathering Dr. Borreggine participated in the educational sessions and workshops that were provided at this annual seminar with over 200 of his colleagues from all over the State of Illinois. This was the 100th time the IPMA has gathered since 1915 to have and continuing educational classes and the annual business meeting.
Dr. Joseph Borreggine attend a surgical seminar and workshop in Seattle, Washington on May 29, 2015 sponsored by Integra, Inc. Dr. Borreggine obtained the most recent surgical skill available with all the current instrumentation available to perform foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Borreggine is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and practices in Charleston and Effingham, IL.
Dr. Borreggine spoke at Economics of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Seminar in Chicago Jan 24, 2015
The Conference on The Economics of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery held in Chicago this past Jan 23 and Jan 24 proved to be a success as participants gave it a thumbs up. "The information presented here is exactly what is needed to move forward in today's healthcare world," Stated attendee Dr. John Meyers. The faculty included leaders in the healthcare field including hospital CEOs, attorneys, and healthcare consultants. An excellent
Presentation by Dr. Joseph Borreggine titled "Is the Future Bright in Podiatry?" and another by Dr. Sev Hrywnak on "How to Use Metrics and Gain Entry into an ACO" highlighted the conference. As the keynote speaker for the conference, state representative Jim Durkin, of Illinois, spoke on the current condition of the health insurance exchange. The next seminar is scheduled for this coming June of 2015.
IL Podiatrist Discusses Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetics have more problems than non-diabetics says Dr. Joseph Borreggine. "Diabetics suffer from circulatory and neurological problems, such as losing sensation in their feet. They also tend to heal wounds more slowly. When blood sugar increases, so do infections," says Borreggine.
"Diabetics typically present to podiatry offices for what we call 'at-risk' foot care. You might think that cutting calluses and trimming nails are not important things, but to the diabetic these are very important things. We are able to provide palliative care, and we are able to assess any major problems that are occuring with that patient over time. We are able to stave off any complications that might occur, and to identify any structural deformities which may lead to complications down the road," says Borreggine.
Source: Being Well, WEIU-TV [1/6/15]
Shelbyville, IL-Dr. Joseph Borreggine spoke at the "Dine with the Doc" luncheon program at the Shelbyville Senior Center this past April 2014. Speaking to over 50 seniors in the room, Dr. Borreggine provided information on Peripheral Vascular Disease or better know has PAD (poor circulation) and also was able to answer questions on the importance of foot care and other foot deformities. He has spoken in the past on the with the "Dine with the Doc" program and enjoys doing so.
St. Louis, MO: Joseph S. Borreggine, local podiatrist, who practices in Charleston and Effingham, IL recently attended a surgical seminar and workshop on Jan 25, 2014 presented by the Apollo Surgical Group, distributorship for Athrex, Inc., which specializes providing surgical instrumentation, equipment and assistance for foot and ankle surgeons throughout the nation. The lectures Dr. Borreggine and his colleagues attended gave a brief review on the current surgical techniques available for forefoot, midfoot, rearfoot, and ankle surgery. Surgical workshops also helped attendees hone their surgical skills utilizing Arthrex, Inc. instrumentation. This is Dr. Borreggine's third surgical course he has attended on behalf of Arthrex, Inc. Dr. Borreggine is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and has been in practice since 1988. More information can be found at www.myfeethurt.net
Bloomington, MN - Dr. Joseph Borreggine, podiatric surgeon, recently attended a surgical workshop to become trained and certified in performing ankle joint replacement surgery. This surgery eliminates chronic ankle pain caused by arthritis and deformity. Dr. Borreggine was chosen by a Tornier, Inc. sales representative to attend this workshop with a select number of foot and ankle surgeons from across the country based on the surgical skill, experience, and knowledge. The two-day seminar and surgical workshop was held at Tornier Inc. national headquarters in Bloomington, MN. Dr. Borreggine practices in Charleston and Effingham,IL and has been a medical/surgical staff member of Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon, IL and St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham, IL for over the last two decades. For further information on ankle joint replacement, click here.
Illinois Podiatric Medical Association (IPMA) representatives went to Springfield, Illinois on February 7, 2013 to discuss Medicaid issues regarding needed SMART (Save Medicaid access and resources together) Act reforms went into effect on July 1, 2012. The FY 2013 state budget required significant spending reductions and new revenues to fill a $2.7 billion budget hole in the Medicaid Program.
|Dr. Joseph Borreggine with Senator Dale Righter|
Dr. Joseph Borreggine, a Charleston/Effingham podiatrist, Past IPMA President, and the current IPMA Health Care Reform Committee Chair along with his colleagues met with Senator Dale Righter and three of the other bipartisan co-chair members of the Illinois Medicaid Advisory Committee to discuss the possible reforms to the current SMART Act. Based on the SMART act, podiatric physicians in Illinois are limited to only treating Medicaid patients under the age of 19 without restriction. However, anyone over 19 years old must be a diabetic to be seen by a podiatrist. Unfortunately, this has limited patient access and care for many who could see podiatrists in the past.
With the pending federally mandated health care reforms requiring Health Insurance Exchanges, Illinois podiatrist fear that they may not be included in these exchanges based on the SMART act exclusions which are supposed to save money by reducing patient access to many other healthcare services like adult podiatric care (http://www2.illinois.gov/hfs/agency/pages/budget.aspx).
Dr. Borreggine and his colleagues lobbied these legislators to try and get amendments to the SMART Act. They requested that the podiatric care limitations be removed. To prove the importance of podiatric medicine in Illinois' health care system, these podiatric physicians cited recent surveys, medical outcome studies, and other supportive literature that demonstrate the tremendous cost savings podiarists generally can provide.
Springfield, IL - Dr. Joseph S. Borreggine, podiatrist, and Past-President of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association (IPMA) was appointed by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to the Illinois Podiatry Licensing Board effective Jan 23, 2013. He has been appointed for a three year term. Dr. Borreggine has practiced in Charleston and Effingham,IL area since 1992 and graduated with a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree in 1988 from Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago,IL. Borreggine has been avidly involved with the IPMA for many years serving not only as president, but also on many board level postitions. He currently serves as the chair for the IPMA Health Care Advisory Committee.
Bloomingdale, IL - Local podiatrist, Dr. Joseph Borreggine, recently attended the Annual Illinois Podiatric Medical Association (IPMA) Meeting in Bloomingdale, IL on Sept 14-15, 2012. He and about 200 of his colleagues attended educational lectures and took part in electing the new IPMA board for the 2012-2013 year. Dr. Borreggine was nominated by the current IPMA board as their past president to serve a three year term on the Illinois Podiatry Licensing Section of the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (IFPR). After a scheduled interview with the IDPR director, Dr. Borreggine will be appointed by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to serve his term and will work with the other members on the licensing board to mediate and review alleged complaints and provide disciplinary action if necessary. Dr. Borreggine practices in Charleston and Effingham, IL.
Dr. Borreggine, pictured here with WBGL DJ Pam Peoples, served as volunteer answering phones this week in WBGL's annual "Sharathon" which raises money for this totally listener-supported Christian radio station. This was Borreggine's 10th year volunteering. Funds raised are traditionally used to support missions, the poor, special projects held throughout the year sponsored by the station, and to help supplement operating expenses.
Sullivan, IL - Local podiatrist, Dr. Joseph Borreggine, recently spoke at a "Dine with a Doc" luncheon program held at Mason Pointe Senior Assisted Living and Rehabilitation Center in Sullivan, IL on Dec 6, 2011.Dr. Borreggine spoke on foot health issues related to peripheral vascular disease (PAD) and arthritis. He has been a feature speaker in the past in other locations through East Central Illinois. Dr. Borreggine enjoyed speaking to over 50 seniors from the Sullivan area on these topics. Afterward, Borreggine answered numerous questions from the audience. Dr. Borreggine has practiced over 20 years in Charleston and Effingham, IL. He looks forward to his next "Dine with a Doc" luncheon program which will be held in Marshall, IL sometime early next year. More information about "Dine with a Doc" can be found at www.dinewithadoc.com.
|Dr. Borreggine (far right) at the podium swearing the IPMA 2011-2012 Executive Board at the Annual IPMA Business Meeting 2011, Hilton, Lisle, IL from R to L, Drs. Ada Paloucci (president), David Yeagar (president-elect), Frank Rottier (vice-president), Brent Parry (treasuer), and Carlos Smith(secretary), in the background Dr. Marlene Reid (immediate past-president)|
Charleston, IL - Local podiatrist, Dr. Joseph Borreggine, recently attended the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association (IPMA) Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference held in Lisle, IL on Sept 15-17, 2011. He and about 200 Illinois podiatrists attended lectures and surgical workshops which provided them the most current information and techniques available in the podiatric medical profession. Dr. Borreggine was a speaker at the conference and spoke on a new minimally invasive and innovative procedure to correct flat feet. Dr. Borreggine also ended his six year term on the IPMA Executive Council and officially became a past president of the association and the IPMA Foundation. While at the meeting, Dr. Borreggine was appointed to the chair of the IPMA Health Care Advisory Council in which he will serve for the next three years. He will be actively involved, not only in Illinois, but on a national level to help guide his colleagues through the on-going changees related to health care reform. Dr. Borreggine lives in Charleston and has offices in Charleston and Effingham, IL.
|Dr. David Finkelstein, Howard Stone, Tony DeCeanne, and Joseph Borreggine posing at the IPMA Hugar Classic in Lisle, IL Sept 2011||Dr. Borreggine (L)Past IPMA President standing with Dr. Paul Brezenski (R) IPMA Delegate to the APMA at the Annual IPMA President's Reception 2011|
|Dr. Borreggine (L) at the podium speaking to IPMA members with Dr. Jondelle Jenkins (R), IPMAPAC chair and IPMA Chief Delegate to the APMA trying to raise fund from the membership at the Annual IPMA Business Meeting 2011||Dr. Borreggine (L) receiving and award of appreciation from the IPMA from Dr. Marlene Reid (L), Immediate IPMA past president at the Annual IPMA Business Meeting 2011|
The Annual Illinois AFL-CIO Central Labor Council Community Service Conference was attended by Illinois Podiatric Medical Association's president, Dr. Joseph Borreggine which was held in Bloomington, IL from June 22-24, 2010. The event gathered all the delegates from 22 central labor councils throughout Illinois. The conference included speeches about the "State of the Union" of the Illinois AFL-CIO by president, Michael Carrigan and keynote speaker address, Nolan Harrison III, NFL Players Association Former Players Representative. The rest of the conference's agenda educated the delegates from each labor council on how to handle issues facing union members. This is the second year Dr. Borreggine attended this conference and is a current member of the Mideastern Central Labor Council in Mattoon, IL and a union member of the Office of Professional Employees International Union, Local #45. Dr. Borreggine is a podiatrist and practices in Charleston and Effingham, IL.
|Dr. Joseph Borreggine (right) stands
with his colleague Dr. John Schwab.
Dr. Joseph Borreggine, President of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association and local podiatric physician in Effingham and Charleston, joined fourteen of his podiatric colleagues from the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association who volunteered their time to treat walkers participating in the Eighth Annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer held on Chicago's lake front on June 5-6, 2010.
The event attracted more than 3400 walkers from 45 states and funds raised from the event were donated to several Chicago area hospitals and clinics to conduct research to find a cure for breast cancer.
Mattoon, IL- Dr. Joseph Borreggine, Illinois Podiatric Medical Association (IPMA) President, recently attended a political fund raiser in Mattoon, IL, April 7, 2010, on behalf of Congressman Mark Kirk who is running for US Senator in Illinois this coming November. The US Senate seat for which he is running was once held by President Obama. Dr. Borreggine is pictured with Congressman Mark Kirk and also with his district State Senator, Dale Righter, and State Representative, Chapin Rose, while attending the event.
Washington, DC - Dr. Joseph Borreggine, a local podiatrist and President of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association (IPMA), recently attended the 90th Annual American Podiatric Medical Association's (APMA) House of Delegates Meeting held in Washington, DC from March 19-23, 2010. Dr. Borreggine met with his other podiatric colleagues and voted on APMA House Resolutions that will direct the this year's Board of Trustees with respect to the betterment of the podiatric profession. This year, also marked a historic moment for the APMA because Dr. Kathleen Stone from Arizona was the first female elected to president of the APMA since it began 90 years ago. Dr. Borreggine had an opportunity to meet with Congressman John Shimkus (R) to discuss the effect of the new signed health care legislation. Dr. Borreggine practices in Effingham and Charleston, IL.
If every American at risk for developing a diabetic foot ulcer visited a podiatrist once before complications set in, the US health care system could save $3.5 billion in one year. Closing this gap in podiatric care would reduce health care waste on preventable conditions, which reportedly starts at $25 billion, by 14 percent.
This estimation is a projection based on findings from a Thomson Reuters study published in the March/April 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association.
The study's numbers were based upon the American population that has either commercial insurance (116 million) or Medicare (46 million) in the Thomson Reuters MarketScan Research Database. Sponsored by APMA and independently conducted by Thomson Reuters, the study measured the health care records of nearly 500,000 patients with commercial insurance and/or Medicare.
Publication in JAPMA, a peer-reviewed journal, validates these data for legislators, the media and other health care professionals. APMA has created a variety of resources for members to use as they communicate with these and other stakeholders about the study.
Read more: www.apma.org/podiatristvalue