Building a Winning Team: How Can You Do It? - April 2002

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Introducing a new team to serve O&P and allied professions


From the Editor: "Building a Great Team" is the theme of this advance preview issue-and that is the goal of The O&P EDGE team as we work to bring you the cutting-edge information you need to thrive in a tight business environment while p...

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Industry Insight

Industry Insight


Hanger 2002 Education Fair Highlights LatestInnovations By Cherie D. Zeringue, BSME, BSBmE "Building a Bridge to Success" was the theme of the HangerProsthetics and Orthotics Education Fair 2002, February 11-17, inReno, Nevada. Attended by approx...

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Building a Winning Team: How Can You Do It?
By Miki Fairley


The New England Patriots marched into sports history as they achieved a smashing victory over the St. Louis Rams, beating the favored team 20-17 in Super Bowl XXXVI. Team spirit triumphed over individual egos to help achieve this stunning upset.

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Firm Achieves Teamwork Through School of Hard Knocks
By Miki Fairley


Celebrating a record collections month at a seafood restaurant are (from left), Michael Turner, practitioner; Eddy Perez, practitioner; Kelley Kimbrough, practitioner; Todd Denson, practitioner; Stan Sanderson, practitioner; Marty Tierney, fabrica...

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Yanke Bionics Team Thrives in Tight Market
By Miki Fairley


Roger Marzano, CPO, CPed "You're only as good as those who surround you," has been the business philosophy of Mark Yanke, Yanke Bionics, Akron, Ohio, according to Roger Marzano, CPO, CPed, vice president of clinical services. "Mark has made sure...

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POA: Patients Come First
By Miki Fairley


To build a strong, united team everyone must have the same focus and the same agenda, said Sander Nassan, CPO, FAAOP, owner of POA-Prosthetic Orthotic Associates, Scottsdale, Arizona. "Our focus is taking care of patients, not making our jobs easi...

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Showcase

SKINNERGY™ Now Available Through SPS


SKINERGY™, the new standard in affordable lower-limb silicone cosmoses, is now in stock at SPS. Utilizing new innovations in silicone polymer technology, SKINERGY™ represents a significant advancement in the appearance and durability of prosthetic...

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Profiles: Meet your colleagues


Rich Rosenberg, CPO, owner, R.J. Rosenberg Orthopedic Lab, Cincinnati, Ohio Question: What attracted you to O&P as a career? A: After I graduated from a Chicago high school in 1966, I really didn't have any direction as to what I wante...

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New Stars Rise; Old Stars Shine at Paralympics
By Miki Fairley


Hannah Pennington, another newcomer, zips down the slope in a giant slalom race during the Columbia Crest Cup competition in Winter Park, Colorado. (Photo courtesy of NSCD) Alongside familiar names, new stars are shining in the firmament of eli...

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Association Spotlight

Association Spotlight


Academy Honors Two Amputees Dennis Oehler and Todd Schaffhauser, amputees who have turned their personal stories into inspirational messages, are being awarded honorary membership in the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP) durin...

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Teamwork Tips From the Front Lines


"We sponsor an A.A.S. Degree Program in Orthotics and Prosthetics, and we feel we have a great team," said Jerry D. Wilson, department head, Small Business Occupations, Oklahoma State University-Okmulgee.

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Profiles

Jesse Goss, CPO


Question: Was O&P your first choice for aprofession? Answer: Yes, right after NBA forward. Q: Who was/is your mentor inO&P?

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Salute!

Consumer Empowerment Grows in Developing Countries
By Mary P. Novotny, RN, MS


As the world grows smaller through global communications, consumer needs in other countries are surfacing, and the dream of spreading the vision of Consumer Empowerment to persons with disabilities in underdeveloped countries is beginning to cryst...

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Test Article summary


I woke up with great expectations, excited to see some long-time friends from the profession, obtain clarification on billing and coding questions that come up in the office, and meet some new people. I was attending a full-day Medicare seminar on durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS), and I walked away with an article topic.

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