The Power of Knowledge. Who better, then the current past president of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) could share with us an insiders view of what is going on in this profession. Dr. Ross Taubman has traveled this whole country many times and has always offered an ear to anyone with an issue to discuss. Ross has seen so many things during the ten plus years on the APMA’s BOT. Challenges to the practice act for podiatric medicine on a state level on more then one occasion over the past few years is just one of the many items he has dealt with. Ross has had the opportunity to testify on the congressional record on behalf of all podiatric physicians. External to the profession, Ross has been a strong force on the legal assaults files on behalf of each Podiatrist with regards to the insurance companies. Internally, within our profession, the splitting of ACFAS from APMA and the creation of the American Society of Podiatric Surgeon (ASPS) are items that developed under his watch.