=========Begin email message to ESWT list
In case it's been a long time since you signed up for the ESWT list and you don't remember what ESWT is, it's Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy which is used to treat heel pain, tennis elbow, etc.
====== Plans for Manufacturer-Specific Email Lists ========
I finally finished the programming for this ESWT email list. There are canned programs for this but I wanted more control over the design of the system. The system allows any number of email lists to be created. For example, if a manufacturer wanted their own public list for people to join, it would be no trouble to set up. I (and others) can send messages to this general list, but the manufacturer would have control over the messages sent to the masses that elect to join their list.
====== Frequency and Types of Messages for this List ========
I've been a part of an excellent email list who's methodology I plan to imitate: 1 long email per month. The types of information I'll send out are mainly going to be a watch on the Business, Science, Availability, and Insurance aspects of this field. Obviously, I need the manufacturers to keep sending me info. Also, I'll keep an eye on the message board and announcements page for interesting tidbits (two of which I'm copying and pasting below to see how well they'll transfer).
========= Patient Tracking Systems ==========
http://heelspurs.com now has ESWT and Surgery patient tracking systems. The legalities of these are scarey, but the designs are improving each week. Already, anyone looking at the results would feel much safer with ESWT over surgery. The tracking systems can also serve as a message board for each patient. Dr. Zuckerman has his patients filling out the forms and even signing them and snail-mailing them to me to prove he isn't fabricating the high results, which some people have questioned. Even if he is influencing the results with a pleasant personality, he's still making his patients well aware of the system and including their email addresses (which are being checked by visitors). Canada has lost some patients to Dr. Z because of his willingness and effort to be out in the open and not a secretive, unknown quantity that people have to trust on blind faith (referrals) or obscure political science (FDA trials).
============ Misc Stuff =============
Was the FDA severe in its interpretation of the OssaTron results?
I've bought http://eswt.ws , http://tenniselbow.ws , and several others. http://eswt.ws links directly to http://heelspurs.com/eswt/ I'm working on gettng http://tenniselbow.ws modelled after heelspurs.com. .ws is the new top domain that stands for 'world-server'. It's meant for those site that intend on serving the world.
If I can ever get things converted to object-oriented programming, my friends could convert the website programs to German, French, and Spanish.
Dr. Z will soon have a short ESWT video on the site and I have promises from 2 other companies. I almost acquired a heel surgery video from Dr. Z, but his assistant accidentally erased it while trying to make a copy for me.
There are 270 people on this list, averaging 2.5 additions per day during the past week.
Bye for now.