The University Foot and Ankle Institute's Education Team

Updated 7/7/2020
UFAI Education Team

The UFAI Education Team is led by Dr. Bob Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS, Dr. Gary Briskin, DPM, FACFAS, and Dr. Justin Franson, DPM. They review all content published on this website, its blog, and UFAI's in-clinic patient materials. They also review all contributing writers’ content for medical and technical accuracy.

The UFAI Education Team works hard to empower our patients and website visitors with the most up-to-date information about foot and ankle conditions, treatment options, recovery, and injury prevention.

 

Our goal is to pass on truly useful information to our readers. We hope you enjoy our work and find it of value. Please let us know!

 

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University Foot and Ankle Institute supports the HONcode initiative to improve the quality of medical and health information available on the world wide web. Learn more about the HONcode.

 

As a result, we pledge the following:

 

Authoritative
Any medical or health advice provided and hosted on this site will only be given by medically trained and qualified professionals unless a clear statement is made that a piece of advice offered is from a non-medically qualified individual or organization.


Complementary
The information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.


Privacy
Confidentiality of data relating to individual patients and visitors to a medical/health Web site, including their identity, is respected by this Web site. The Web site owners undertake to honor or exceed the legal requirements of medical/health information privacy that apply in the country and state where the Web site and mirror sites are located.


Attribution
Where appropriate, the information contained on this site will be supported by clear references to source data and, where possible, have specific HTML links to that data. The date when a clinical page was last modified will be clearly displayed (e.g. at the bottom of the page).


Justifiability
Any claims relating to the benefits/performance of a specific treatment, commercial product or service will be supported by appropriate, balanced evidence in the manner outlined above


Transparency
The designers of this Web site will always seek to provide information in the clearest possible manner and provide contact addresses for visitors that seek further information or support. The Webmaster's e-mail address is [email protected]


Financial disclosure
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If that ever changes, it will be clearly identified, including the identities of commercial and non-commercial organizations that have contributed funding, services, or material for the site.

 

Advertising policy
University Foot and Ankle Institute does not accept any advertising from any company or individual and never has.

 

If that ever changes, the source of funding will be clearly state and a brief description of our advertising policy adopted by the Web site owners will be displayed on the site. If advertising and/or other promotional material will ever be presented to website visitors, it will be in a manner and context that facilitates differentiation between it and the original material created by the institution operating the site.

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