Hispanic Patients: The Communication Challenge - January 2004

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Medicare Bill a 'Mixed Bag' for O&P


The landmark Medicare reform and prescription drug bill passed by the Senate November 25 is a "mixed bag" for O&P, according to the National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics & Prosthetics (NAAOP).

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Salute!

Belize Mission Brings Satisfaction, Adventure
By Miki Fairley


“I was very proud of what we provided. The fit and alignments would pass in any facility in the US. We worked long hours in makeshift, though adequate, conditions. Things were tried and done that I’d never seen in the States, but they worked for us to get the job done. All in all, it was a great experience.” —Doug Potter, CPO

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Mary Healey


RFOM, CMF, COF Amken Orthopedics Hicksville, New York What is your favorite spectator sport? Participationsport? Baseball is my favorite spectator sport, and I like to playbasketball.

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Perspective

O&P Professionals: Worthy of a License?
By Anthony T. Barr


It's fortunate for the O&P profession andpatients receiving their services that the National Association forthe Advancement of Orthotics & Prosthetics (NAAOP) and theAmerican Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) have led thelegislative fight t...

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Viewpoints

From the Editor: Plan Now for a Great 2004


Your O&P EDGE team is looking forward to 2004:Exciting and challenging times are ahead for the O&P and alliedrehab professions, and we look forward to keeping you abreast ofthe latest happenings and what they mean for you. 2003 was a year of techn...

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Feature

Hispanic Patients: The Communication Challenge
By Miki Fairley


You're a new amputee, about to befitted for your first prosthesis. You're a bit nervous andapprehensive, even though some of your family has accompanied youto the prosthetic facility. Spanish is your first language, and theEnglish you know seems t...

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