Expert 1728, CPO, FAAOP is a native of New Orleans. After serving three years in the Army, during the Viet Nam era, he resumed his undergraduate work and obtained his certification as a prosthetic/ orthotic technician in 1976. He became board certified as a Prosthetic practitioner in 1978 and an Orthotic practitioner in 1980. In 1990, Expert 1728 achieved the title of Fellow of the American Academy of Orthotist and Prosthetist
University of New Orleans, Pre-Physical Therapy Program, 1971
Delgado College, New Orleans, Prosthetic/Orthotic Technician Program, 1976
Northwestern University Medical Center, Chicago, Certificate Program for Prosthetics, 1977
Shelby State College, Memphis, Certificate Program for Orthotics, 1978
Florida Risk Management Institute, Certificate Program for Medical / Legal Consulting, 1979
1979-2005 President of a Prosthetics Lab
As owner and practitioner, Expert 1728 provided the physically challenged with orthotic (orthopedic braces) and prosthetic (artificial limbs) care; communicates with physicians and other health care professionals to develop designs to meet the individual needs of the patient; then fabricates the device and ultimately fits the prosthetic or orthotic device on the patient. Expert 1728 has worked with all levels and ages of patients. He was the first in the area to utilize Computer-aided Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM) for both Orthotics and Prosthetics.
Another unique specialty is Anaplastology, which is a very specialized field of prosthetics. It entails fabrication of very cosmetic body part replacements. Today’s health care system requires a very good understanding of third party payers, contracts with Federal and State agencies , HMO’s and private insurance. Expert 1728 has vast experience and now serves as the Senior Technical Consultant.
Currently, President of a National Consulting Firm for Orthotics and Prosthetics
This corporation was formed in 1999 to provide expert knowledge to insurance companies, attorneys, health care professionals and to the general public. Since its inception, Expert 1728 has performed many chart reviews, life cost planning, device evaluations and fraud determinations.
Expert 1728 has testified for both defendants and plaintiffs. He has participated in many depositions nationally. He has also, testified in civil court as an expert witness. A recent case, for which Expert 1728 was the expert witness for the defense, was the first prosthetic liability case to go to a jury trial in the State of Louisiana. The defense won and the case was published in the Louisiana Law Review.
Past President of the Louisiana Orthotic/Prosthetic Association
Past President of the Slidell Chamber of Commerce
Past Chairman of the Exam Team for the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics
Fellow of American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists
Past Chairman of the National Scope of Practice Task Force for Orthotics and Prosthetics
American Board for Certification Facility Accreditation Site Surveyor
American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists
Louisiana Association of Orthotist and Prosthetist
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