Michigan Podiatric Medical Association
1000 W. St. Joseph Hwy., Suite 200
Lansing, MI 48915
MPMA Great Lakes Conference
January 25-29, 2017
The Henry | Dearborn
Founded in 1914, the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association (MPMA) is to promote, protect and advance the science and practice of podiatric medicine in Michigan. The four main objectives of the organization are:
There are more than 14,000 practicing doctors of podiatric medicine in the United States. The skills of these physicians are in increasing demand, because foot disorders are among the most widespread and neglected health problems affecting people of this country.
The neglect may stem from a curious misconception on the part of many people that their feet are supposed to hurt. That's not the case, and it is estimated that more than 75 percent of Americans will experience foot problems of varying degrees of seriousness at one time or another in their lives.
The increasing demand for services of podiatrists probably stems from two factors. First, as more Americans engage in exercise and fitness programs, more of them become aware of the limits foot pain places on full participation. Second, foot problems are often the result of a lifetime of neglect, and the number of older Americans are increasing almost three times as fast as the population as a whole. Thus, they may account for a disproportionate share of the growing demand.
Whatever the case, the estimated number of patient visits to podiatric physicians in the 1990's was 50 million. This number is expected to continue growing.
Headquartered in Lansing, the MPMA has an executive director and a full-time administrative staff. It consists of six geographical divisions: Northeastern, Oakland/Macomb, Southeastern, Southern, Upper Peninsula and Western. The Association provides its members with national representation through its affiliation with the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Membership fees are based on years of practice upon completion of residency. To view the current MPMA and APMA dues, please click here.
MPMA provides members with a wide range of benefits. First and foremost, MPMA provides members with representation in Lansing to ensure that Michigan lawmakers, regulators and policy leaders are made aware of the concerns and issues that affect the podiatric practice of medicine. MPMA proudly offers our members discounts to MPMA events that include continuing education contact hours.
In addition to the above items, MPMA also offer a full range of services and programs to meet your practice, employee and personal needs with the goal to help you and your practice to be successful and profitable. Click here to see the benefit programs obtained through your membership investment in the MPMA.
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1000 W. St. Joseph Hwy
Lansing, MI 48915