About Advance Orthotic Prosthetic Services, Inc. in Auburn & Brunswick, ME
Established in Auburn in 1994 by David A. Johnson, C.O., Advance Orthotic Prosthetic Services provides quality orthotic devices, treatment, and follow-up visits to patients. Our goal is to provide the personal attention and individualized care that seem to have been lost in larger companies.
You can trust Advance Orthotic Prosthetic Services, Inc. for all of your prosthetic or orthotic needs. We offer a range of products, support, and guidance to all of our patients.
What is Orthosis?
Orthotics is the profession of designing, fabricating, fitting, and supervising the use of external devices that provide support for abnormal or weak joints and/or muscle groups. The need for an orthotic device is based on clinical assessment and a physician's prescription to restore physiological function and/or cosmesis of a patient. Certified Orthotists are specifically trained and educated to help patients restore mobility and improve their quality of life through the use of corrective, supportive, and assistive devices. These devices, called orthosis, are custom fit, designed, fabricated, and/or modified to fit an individual's needs, and compensate for a neuro-musculoskeletal disorder of acquired condition.
What is Prosthesis?
Prosthetics is the profession of providing or managing the use of a custom-designed, fabricated, modified, and fitted external limb or other assistive devices for patients who have lost limbs due to traumatic injury, diabetes, cancer, vascular disease, or congenital disorders. A prosthetic device restores, as completely as possible, the appearance and function of a partial or full missing limb. Certified Prosthetists are specifically trained and educated to custom design, fabricate, fit, or modify devices to fit a patient's needs, and replace an absent limb. Due to the vast differences in human anatomy, creating a prosthesis is a custom, intricate procedure requiring a high degree of skill combined with sophisticated technology.
Consults, Molding, Measuring, and Fittings are performed by our practitioners in all of our locations. All fabricating is done in our Auburn Facility under the direct supervision of the Practitioner.
This allows construction of the custom orthosis to be under direct supervision of the Prosthetist/ Orthotist/ Pedorthist that evaluated the patient. It also ensures quality control and all modifications and adjustments are easily completed in a timely manner.
Our billing department will be glad to assist you in your billing needs. We hope that you will understand the complexity and the individuality of each insurance policy. We are Medicare and Medicaid providers, as well as many other managed care programs.
Once you have provided us with all of your insurance information we will verify insurance eligibility if needed. After you have seen our practitioner and you have a care plan going forward, our staff will bill your insurance. Once we obtain approval your orthotics or devices will be fabricated and we will call you to arrange an appointment for a fit.
Most people have insurance of some sort. Unfortunately however, that does not guarantee that your services will be paid for by your insurance.
If your insurance denies the request, or you have deductibles that have not been met, we will advise you of your cost of the services. We accept check or credit card for payment. Also, for your convenience, we have a partnership with CareCredit where financing is available if qualified. CareCredit is a GE Money company that offers no-interest and low-interest payment plans based on your needs and budget. For more information and to apply, please visit www.carecredit.com. You may also pick up information and an application in our Auburn or Brunswick offices.
David A. Johnson, C.O.
David has been in the Orthotic and Prosthetic industry since 1982. He attended the University of Maine and Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. He continued his education to become ABC (American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics) certified in 1991. In 1994, he founded Advance Orthotic and Prosthetic Services, Inc. David and his company are members of the American Association of Orthotics and Prosthetics, American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association, Better Business Bureau, and locally the Chamber of Commerce, the Auburn Business Association, and participate in fund raising for the Maine Adaptive Skiing. David has had training in many specialties and has a reputation of working well with children.
Sandra J. Marino, C.O., C.Ped.
Sandra is a Portland native who graduated from Westbrook College with an Associates Degree as a Medical Assistant. She continued this field for six years and then spurred on to orthopedic applications. She was Certified as a Pedorthist in 1990 assisting patients of all ages to proper footwear and Orthotic devices to alleviate pain with dynamic alignment principles. In 2003, she furthered her career as a Certified Orthotist. Sandy’s soft, caring personality and the ability to be a good listener is greatly appreciated by her patients. Educating and assisting patients with their diagnosis and helpful suggestions for their speedy recovery is something she prides herself in. She enjoys skiing, golfing, playing pool, and entertaining with friends.
Randall Shaw, BOCO, CFo, R.T., R
Randy has worked in the healthcare field for over 35 years. He graduated from Central Maine Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology in 1978. While working in the field of orthopedics he became certified as an Orthopedic Technologist in 1987. Randy became an ABC Certified Orthotic Fitter in 2008 and a BOCO Certified Othotist in 2010. Randy has written many published articles for various orthopedic journals both nationally and internationally. Randy's special interests include caring for individuals with diabetic foot problems, and sports related injuries. His knowledge, patient communication skills, and easy going demeanor make him a very valuable asset to the AOPS staff.
Custom Orthotics & Prosthetics Services You Can Count On
The staff at Advance Orthotic Prosthetic Services, Inc. have the skills and experience you can trust to help you improve your quality of life and regain mobility. We are proud to work with patients of all ages, and are dedicated to providing compassionate, caring services.
For more information about our custom prosthetic fabrication, orthotics, or for general questions, please give us a call, toll-free at 1-877-877-7022. We look forward to hearing from you!