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John D. Kelly IV, MD, is an associate professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. He focuses his blog on helping surgeons reduce stress while achieving balance in their practices and families.

BLOG: Patient-related outcomes: A novel way to prevent burnout

November 6, 2017
David M. Glaser, JD, is a health care attorney at Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. He focuses his blog on health care legal issues and policy-related health topics, ranging from how to operate ancillary services to methods for shaping the health care reform debate.

BLOG: Gainsharing/co-management is a great opportunity for physicians, hospitals

October 17, 2017

The blog will present informative and educational content on all aspects of patient financing within health care practices.


BLOG: Patient financing also can be used as a marketing tool

August 3, 2015
Patellofemoral Update focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of patellofemoral disorders. The blog is sponsored by The Patellofemoral Foundation whose mission is to improve the care of individuals with anterior knee pain through targeted education and research. The Patellofemoral Foundation offers additional online education resources on its website.

BLOG: Health care providers need to consider options offered by patient financing programs

July 1, 2015
Rhonda F. Turner,  PhD, JD, CFom, BOCPO, is founder and executive director of the American Association of Breast Care Professionals and an O&P Business News Practitioner Advisory Council member.

Behind the pink ribbon

October 1, 2014

Eric Robinson has been involved in the orthotics and prosthetics industry for more than 25 years. His background includes product development, device manufacturing, marketing/sales, clinical practice management and business development. Eric is the co-founder of the Extremity Games and a member of the board of directors for the Athletes with Disabilities Network. As owner and president of Elite Result, he develops enterprise strategies and marketing solutions specifically for the O&P field. Eric’s blog focuses on how any O&P business or patient care facility can increase their bottom line or reach their goals by implementing creative and practical ways of doing business in the difficult new world of O&P. 


Partners in prime

June 16, 2014
Ryan Ball, Orthotics and Prosthetics Group of America (OPGA) Government Relations, has been involved in all levels of government and politics for more than 10 years as a staff aide, campaign consultant and lobbyist.  His daily responsibilities include tracking health care legislation affecting orthotics and prosthetics, giving presentations to state associations stressing the importance of O&P professionals being involved in the legislative process and helping OPGA members with regulatory issues facing their practice. Ryan will focus on identifying key issues and pieces of health care legislation, deciphering their potential impact on the orthotic and prosthetic profession and providing tips to keep your practice ahead of the curve on regulatory and compliance issues.

Chief ALJ details 460k appeals backlog, suspension of hearings

January 20, 2014
Amanda Brown is a recent graduate from Northwestern University’s orthotic program and is currently enrolled in the school’s prosthetic’s blended learning program. She has a science degree from Penn State University where she split her time between the classroom and on the Lady Lion basketball court. After college, she continued her basketball career professionally in Los Angeles, Italy and as a member of the Canadian National Olympic Team. After an exciting career on the court, Brown decided to pursue a second passion — a career in O&P. She focuses her blog on her experiences in the education program and will provide anecdotal accounts of her struggles, success and expectations of clinical care education and a future in the O&P field.

The AOPA World Congress had something for everyone

September 30, 2013
Michael Burton has extensive experience in management, sales and marketing. Burton owns and operates Burton Business Services, which provides consulting services, marketing assistance, and project management to businesses and nonprofit organizations.  He is also a partner in OandP Staffing, LLC, providing expert assistance with O&P careers.  Burton is a member of the Industry Advisory Council for O&P Business News and is President of the Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Foundation. He also serves on the board of directors for The Center for O&P Learning & Evidence-Based Practice. Burton is a frequent speaker at colleges with O&P programs, as well as continuing education conferences. He focuses his blog on the business of O&P with a wide range of topics from marketing, human resources, health care reform and the latest business changes to impact O&P.

What will be the next thing on your plate?

June 22, 2013