Russ Miller, CP
Audubon Orthotic & Prosthetic Services Colorado Springs, Colorado
How did you get involved in O&P?
I was a therapist in orthopedics and working quite a bit with amputees. Therapists didn't get paid much, so I went back to school. Also, my wife was a therapist, and we were driving each other crazy!
What would you change about O&P?
Abolish healthcare politics! Get away from the "business" of healthcare and get back to the business of patient care.
What's your worst job-related experience?
Product failure in which someone falls.
Tell us about your family.
I have three kids: Sean, 13; Heidi, 10; and Evan, 8, plus four-legged family members: two dogs, several cats, horses-a regular "Old MacDonald's Farm"!
Any regrets in choosing O&P as a career?
No. Every day I get to see people realizing life doesn't end with amputation. The fact that I can help makes it all worthwhile.
Any plans to retire?
Yesterday, but that didn't work out.