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Podiatry Legends Podcast

Are you a Podiatrist looking for business, professional and personal inspiration? Do you sometimes feel your workday is stuck on repeat? The Podiatry Legends Podcast is going to change the way you see, feel and think about the podiatry profession.

This podcast is the place where Podiatrists, from all parts of the world, will share their expert tips, and sometimes unusual stories and careers paths, with the goal of exposing you to all the vast opportunities that currently exist within our profession. 

Apr 3, 2020


Only a few weeks ago on Episode 067, my guest was Dr Emily Splichal, a fit and healthy New York City podiatrist, and as you're probably aware, New York City is like a battleground right now because of COVID-19. Dr Emily has become one of the statistics. 

As I record this episode on the 4th of April 2020, New York City just had its worst daily death toll of 562 people taking the states' total death toll to 2935.

New York State now has over 100,000 positive COVID-19 cases and also added another 10,000 today. At present, there are over 15,000 people hospitalised, which brings me to the reason I want to produce this particular special edition episode.

The Diagnosis 

Dr Emily Splichal was recently diagnosed as COVID-19 positive and being relativity young, fit and very healthy she only had mild symptoms initially. Still, within days her symptoms became much worse, and she was force call 911 and was rushed to the hospital.

While she was waiting for the ambulance fighting to breathe, Emily posted a quick message on Facebook pleading everyone to take this pandemic seriously, it is very real and does not just affect the old and sick, it can affect anyone or any age, it does not discriminate. 

Emily was also scared and in fear of her life, and you could tell from her post that Emily was not confident of the outcome. 

When I saw her message, I thought wholly shit because Emily was the first person I knew who had been hit hard by COVID-19, but fortunately, she did get through the worst of it, and I ask if she would share her ordeal with my podcast audience, and maybe we could all learn something from it.

If you want to reach out to Emily and ask a question, you can email her at, and if you have any other questions about this episode or previous episodes, please reach out to me at

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