Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Practitioner Population Survey: 2nd reminder

Gerald Stark

Hey Everyone,

Thank you to everyone who has participated in my recent survey regarding the current population of practitioners. As always there are few things we would expect with respect to the number of patients seen per day, but this may be changing with the younger students entering the profession. There are also some surprises with respect to the opinion statements I would like to share with you when the survey is finished. Here is the link:

I have 185 participates so far, but I need to get to 220 to have sufficient power within the population. Here are some of the comments i have received so far:

“With the difficulty in obtaining reimbursement; clinicians are expected to see more patients to create the same “net margin”.

“Will we continue with surveys or take action going forward?”

“Practitioners coming out of school today need to have a better expectation to what it means to practice

And a particularly hurtful comment from my mother: “I think they should take your Doctorate away from you because your survey is messed up.”

Take the survey and let your opinion be known!

Thanks again,


Gerald Stark, Ph.D, MSEM, CPO/L, FAAOP(D)
Senior Prosthetic-Orthotic Specialist
Adjunct Professor
College of Engineering & Computer Science
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
[email protected]
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Gerry, I think you are missing the point that practitioners are having to work harder


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