MEET OUR DOCTOR:  James M. Bluhm, DPM. Board Certified Foot Specialist

 

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS

1991  Graduate of Central Catholic High School, San Antonio, TX

1996  Graduated Bachelor of Science, St. Edward’s University, Faculty of the College of Natural Sciences, Austin, TX

1998-2002  Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree; Des Moines University – College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, IA

2002-2003  Primary Podiatric Medical Residency Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Coatesville, PA. R. Daryl Phillips D.P.M. and Warren Joseph, D.P.M.

2003-2004  Podiatric Surgical Residency; Saint Luke’s Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ. Kerry Zang, D.P.M.

2004-present  Texas Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners License, In Good Standing

2012  Board Certification, Diplomat American Board of Podiatric Medicine

2015  International ATMO Inc.; Certification in Hyperbaric Medicine Team Training. Instructor: Paul J. Sheffield, PhD, Nix Hospital, San Antonio, TX

2015  Certification in Wound Care; Nix Hospital, San Antonio, TX

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

12/2004- present Founder and Owner, Footprints Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, PLLC, San Antonio, TX

2007-2009  Co-chair American Diabetes Association (ADA) Expo – San Antonio, TX

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

04/04  Bluhm, JM. Lecture Series; Reconstruction for chronic subluxating peroneal tendon. Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ

04/04  Bluhm, JM. Lecture Series; Repair aseptic necrosis navicular via bridging arthrodesis of the talus cuneiform utilizing a rabea cage and allograft. Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ

11/23/12  Invited Panel Speaker: Patient Safety: Common Mistakes in an Office-based Practice. Second International Conference of Nursing Students, Cebu City, Philippines

07/03/15  Invited Speaker: Insights in Wound Care; Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

07/09/15  Invited Speaker: Advances in Wound Care; Cebu Normal University, Cebu, Philippines

11/24/17  Invited Endnote Speaker: Advances in Wound Care. Seventh International Conference of Nursing Students, Cebu City, Philippines

 

PAPERS, PUBLICATIONS and RESEARCH

2000  Bluhm, JM. Educating the diabetic patient for the prevention of life threatening infection. American Podiatric Medicine Association

2001  Bluhm, JM, Johnson, J. Human papilloma virus and the podiatric patient. American Society of Microbiologist Convention, Orlando, FL

2002  Bluhm, JM – Research; Quality in Practice: Setting a Standard For Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Diabetic Foot. American Board of Medical Specialties in Podiatry

2006  Lai, JY, Doyle, RJ, Bluhm, JM, Johnson, JC. Multiplexed PCR genotyping of HPVs from plantaris verrucae, Journal of Clinical Virology, 35(4), 435-41.

 

PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

1991  Eagle Scout; Alamo Area Council, San Antonio, TX

1995  President; Alpha Phi Omega (Rho Lambda) – National Service Fraternity, SEU

1996  Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities; Saint Edward’s University, Austin, TX

1997  Master Scuba Diver; John Duggan Diving, San Antonio, TX

1999 First Aid and Medicine merit badge counselor and Assistant Scoutmaster, Des Moines, IA

2000  Instructor BLS and ACLS with defibrillator, Des Moines, IA

2003  Chief Surgical Resident, Saint Luke’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ

2018  Black Belt, Dan 1; Jun Kim TaeKwonDo, San Antonio, TX