Ronald D. Jensen, DPM, was installed by Oliver S. Foster, DPM, as APMA president yesterday afternoon at the 89th APMA House of Delegates (HOD) before family, friends, colleagues, and guests. Dr. Jensen stated his support for APMA's overarching goal to ensure that APMA continues to be the leading professional organization and unifying force in the field of podiatric medicine.
"I believe that the success of one podiatrist contributes to the success of all of us," said Dr. Jensen. For his presidency, he shortened this affirmation to, "Success for all." He believes that "those three words represent everything we have worked for as an association."
Given the economic climate and the prediction of a rise in healthcare costs and the uninsured, and Congress's move toward legislation to address these issues, "it is critical that APMA maintain a strong presence on Capitol Hill," he said.
"APMA is financially sound," said Dr. Jensen, "and membership is higher than ever." Dr. Jensen encourages members to reach out to non-members and educate them on APMA resources and how they can help them with their practices. He stated that podiatric medicine is too small a profession to fragment into even smaller groups. "Momentum will carry us to future successes," he said.
Dr. Jensen concluded his inaugural speech by expressing his gratitude for the opportunities he's had as a result of being a podiatric physician.
Ronald Jensen, DPM graduated from the California School of Podiatric Medicine (CSPM) formerly known as California College of Podiatric Medicine (CCPM), in 1984.