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NOTE: The website "Foot and Ankle Resource" was created and run by Christopher R. Hood JR, DPM. All information presented here is from my personal recommendation. I (i.e., Christopher R. Hood JR, DPM) have no disclosures (e.g., stock, equity, or consultant status) related any website, manufacturer, publisher / publication company, or any company mentioned on this website. "Foot Ankle Resource" creation was for educational and personal purposes and to help current foot and ankle students, residents, and physicians find information related to the field. The hypertext links to websites are maintained by other individuals and organizations, and are only provided for convenience. "Foot and Ankle Resource" does not guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or upkeep of any information on external hyperlinks. These articles and links are provided to be a starting point to patient education. All content and media on the "Foot Ankle Resource" is published online (here and from other websites) for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice.
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Christopher R. Hood JR, DPM has no disclosures (e.g., stock, equity, or consultant status) related any website, manufacturer, publisher / publication company, or any company mentioned on this website. He has performed lectures as noted for various state and national organizations and blogs for a variety of publications as noted in the "About Me" sections which can be reviewed.
The purpose of this Confidentiality Agreement is to protect the identity and privacy of our clients, once a Contract of Services has been executed.
Confidential client information should never be discussed in the presence of third parties. Any files and/or documents containing confidential information should never be shared or released to third parties. Confidential information includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Identifying information about the client, including name, address or phone number; residency information
- Identifying information about the clients resume and/or cover letter.
- Identifying information about the Employment Agreement with respect to the Employee, the Employer, and any other identified third parties in the review of the documentation.
- Any confidentiality or privacy terms or regulations noted in the Employment Agreement, by virtue of this second party review, will be maintained as an extension of the Employee.
- Unauthorized disclosure of confidential or privileged information is a serious violation of this policy. No information may be released without appropriate authorization. This is a basic component of client care and business ethics.
Christopher R. Hood JR, DPM is not a attorney and does not hold a jurisprudence doctorate degree, is not a financial or investment adviser, is not an accountant, and is not an insurance agent, nor an attorney. I have one licences which is to practice podiatric medicine with a degree in podiatric medicine (i.e., D.P.M.). The information on this site is for informational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute legal. financial, or accounting advice. By using this site you agree to hold me harmless from any ramifications, financial or otherwise, that occur to you as a result of acting on information found on this site. I am excluded from any ramifications from any errors and omissions made either on this website and any services that I may provide.
The information provided on "Foot Ankle Resource" is a general guide in discussing medical related topics. The purpose of this website is to provide a broad understanding and knowledge of the health topic in question. By not performing any personal patient examinations (physical exam, diagnostic studies and labs, consultations, etc), I do not offer any sort of diagnosis and appropriate assessment with any medical certainty. I (Hood CR or the organization I am employed by) do not take responsibility for any of the care provided for the patient, nor if the information provided does not provide any solutions, and in some instances, make the issue worse.
The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this email. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor, go to the emergency department, or call 911 immediately. Reliance on any information provided by Hood CR (this email) is solely at your own risk. If you choose to rely on any information provided by "Foot and Ankle Resource," you do so solely at your own risk. Additionally, external (outbound) links to other websites or educational material (e.g. pdf’s etc…) are followed at your own risk. Under no circumstances is "Foot Ankle Resource"and its creator responsible for the claims of third party websites or educational providers.
Any medical/legal advice or reviews are performed to the best of my medical knowledge. I have not gone to law school, am not a lawyer, and do not pretend to portray myself as one with a strong handle on legal matters of the United States of America and its individual states.. Therefore, I cannot make any sort of legal recommendations with any legal certainty due to this point. Any inadvertent delay, omission or error shall not place myself in any position of liability if such delay, omission or error had not been made for any certified work performed.
I (Hood CR, or the organizations I am employed by) do not take responsibility for any of the advice and recommendations provided to the "Employee", nor if the information provided does not provide any solutions, or places the "Employee" in a legal contract that, after signing, they have issue with.
The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional legal advice or legally enforceable content based on any recommendations given upon a review. Always seek the advice of a legal professional or other qualified professional with any questions you may have regarding legal related matters. Never disregard professional legal advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. Always consult an attorney to secure the legal protections needed for a binding “Employment Agreement” arrangement between an Employee and Employer Reliance on any information provided by Hood CR (this website, any correspondences whether digital or verbal) is solely at your own risk.
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