Serving All Your Orthotic Needs
Advance Orthotic & Prosthetic Services, Inc. was established in 1994 by David A. Johnson. Today, we offer quality prosthetic and 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.
With fully staffed facilities in Auburn and Brunswick, ME and several satellite offices, trust us for all of your prosthetic or orthotic needs. We offer a range of products, support, and guidance for pediatric and adult patients.
Defining Orthosis & Prosthesis
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 or 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.
About Our Practice
Our billing department is happy to assist you with your billing needs. We hope that you will understand the complexity and individuality of each insurance policy. We work with Medicare and Medicaid providers and accept 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. After we obtain approval, your orthotics or devices will be fabricated and we will call you to arrange an appointment for a fit.
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, which offers no-interest and low-interest payment plans based on your needs and budget.
DAVID JOHNSON, C.O. – PRESIDENT
David has been in the orthotic and prosthetic industry since 1982. He attended the University of Maine and Northwestern University in Chicago. He continued his education to become ABC (American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics) certified in 1991. In 1994, David founded Advance Orthotic and Prosthetic Services, Inc.
David and his company are members of the American Board Association of Orthotics and Prosthetics, the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association, and locally the Chamber of Commerce, the Auburn Business Association, and participate in fundraising for the formerly known as Maine Handicapped Skiing. David has had training in many specialties and has a reputation for working well with children.
RANDALL SHAW, BOCO, CFO, R.T., R.
Randy has worked in the healthcare field for over 30 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 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 valuable addition to the AOPS staff.
Christian Cumback, BOCO
Christian is a board–certified Orthotist and has worked in the field of Orthotics & Prosthetics for 22 years. He began his career as an O&P Technician after receiving his degree in Specialize Technologies from Allied Health in Pittsburgh, PA. In 2007 he attained his Board of Certification in Orthotics.
His interest in this field began as a boy, having an uncle with an artificial arm and hand, and this fascinated him. Today his focus is with upper, cranial, spinal and lower extremity orthotics – from head to toe – with a keen interest in helping his patients regain their mobility and independence. Christian appreciates the value that orthotics brings to so many lives and continues to enjoy the patient care experience.
Outside of the clinic, Christian enjoys spending time with his family and enjoying the outdoors with all Maine has to offer.
Naomi Johnson-Jewett – Patient Services/Medical Secretary
Naomi has 10+ years of DME billing experience and brings a wealth of knowledge to the AOPS team. She thinks having a sense of purpose in your life is essential to well-being. Equally important is having a sense of purpose in your role at work. Naomi’s philosophy, when it comes to work, is to do her best every single day and try to approach a challenge with an open mind. She takes her work seriously and is committed to performing to the best of her ability.
Jo-Anne Bolduc – Patient Services/Receptionist
Jo-Anne brings over 20 years of experience in customer service to this business. Jo-Anne also has certificates in Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy. Jo-Anne enjoys being part of a small team and working for a wonderful, caring business. Jo-Anne has recently moved back to the area and enjoys being near family and being a part of the community.
Jackie Hamann – Medical Secretary
Jacqueline Hamann brings with her 40 years of service in the healthcare system. She has an Associates degree in Applied Science with clinical certification as well as a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Studies. Her primary goal is to listen to patient concerns and provide them with the care and services that they need. She finds that communicating and working as a team within the office setting is the best way to achieve an environment that is inviting to patients and their well being. On her days off she enjoys motorcycling, boating, snowmobiling, traveling to new places and spending time with family.
Joline Chaloux – Medical Secretary
Joline has over 30 year‘s experience in customer service with 14 years of experience in the medical industry. She is new to billing and finds it challenging but rewarding. Being able to help our patients get the services they need to live an active full life. She enjoys spending time with family and grandchildren and the peace and serenity of the ocean.
Fully Staffed Facilities
(with fabrication lab)
207 North River Road
Auburn, ME 04210
Business Hours (all locations)
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
277 Bath Road
Brunswick, ME 04011