Monday, May 23, 2022

“Mobile business for sale”

Warren Mays

I want to respond to Ted Trower’s concerns about the “mobile business for
sale”. I won’t defend the individual who now wants to sell out to the
highest bidder for his method of attracting buyers. I do happen to know who
this is: He is an ABC certified prosthetist (and BOC orthotist) who has
developed his business over many years. He goes into communities in rural
south Georgia that remain otherwise unserved by the O and P community. He
casts one week and returns to fit the next. As he tells me, it has been a
very rewarding (professionally and financially) experience for he and his
wife, but now he is looking to retire. I went to O and P school with him
many years ago and know him to be honest and ethical. He works his butt off
driving hundreds of miles each week to provide care to people who would
otherwise not receive it. He provides complete follow-up care to his
patients, just as you and I do. I am sorry to see people bash him for his
obvious ingenuity in putting together a clever business plan. I know the
physicians and patients who rely on his services will miss him. Whoever buys
this business will get a well run business with excellent referral sources.
Sounds like what we all want, huh!

I have no idea how being “from Canada” will help alleviate the “worrisome”
nature of this topic, nor do I believe that an O and P business is just a
couple of chairs, a van and a router.

Unethical? No, just unusual. I hope he sells his business for a million.to a
certified practitioner. (Are you listening, my friend?)

Warren R Mays, CPO

(Personally, I wouldn’t include the knick-knacks on the same page as my
“business for sale” ad either. :-))

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