Frequently Asked Questions
Will my insurance pay for Orthotic and Prosthetic Services?
Generally most insurance carriers cover most O & P services. Our office staff is very knowledgeable in the ever-changing health insurance industry, and will take care of all the claims and paperwork to get you the benefits you deserve.
Will I need a physician's prescription?
Yes. A physician's approval/prescription will ensure proper treatment of your physical condition. An initial consultation, however, does not require a prescription.
How soon after surgery am I ready to be fit for a prosthesis?
The person who ultimately makes that decision is your doctor. We require a prescription from your doctor in order to begin fabrication of a prosthesis. Evaluations and consultations are always done free of charge. Our staff will take every opportunity to consult with your physician regarding your amputation, any medical precautions, and anything that could effect your options or expected outcome.
Am I able to contact some of the clients who have come to ABC Prosthetics & Orthotics for their O&P services?
Absolutely! ABC has a large number of clients that allow us to use their names for people who need information about their experience with us. These clients are willing to share their experiences as a way of giving back and offering support, information and encouragement. We will do our best to give you names of patients who are relatively the same age and device type as you.
Are the practitioners at ABC Prosthetics & Orthotics licensed by the State of Florida?
Yes! Florida State Law requires Prosthetists, Orthotists and Pedorthists to pass a written exam and apply for licensure with the Department of Health: Board of Orthotists & Prosthetists to obtain licensure in order to treat patients. All practitioners at ABC Prosthetics & Orthotics are licensed by the State of Florida's Department of Health, and are ABC Certified by the American Board for Certification for Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics. Our staff also regularly earns continuing education credits as required by the State and ABC Credentialing Body. We frequently attend meetings and seminars which concentrate on potential advances in the fields of prosthetics and orthotics that could prove to be beneficial to our clients.
Do I have a choice in selecting a prosthetist?
You absolutely do have a choice. Most amputees have little time to prepare for losing a limb and find themselves numb with grief and feelings of isolation. Prosthetics is a medical specialty few people are acquainted with, including many health care professionals. However, there are many differences among practitioners, and amputees and their families need to take the time to gather information and learn about the many options available. In most cases, even if one prosthetist made you a preparatory artificial limb, you can select a different prosthetist to make your permanent prosthesis. While your physician or surgeon may make a referral based on your insurance or a recommendation to a company they frequently use, it is ultimately the decision of the patient who they feel the most comfortable with in entrusting their care. ABC Prosthetics & Orthotics offers free, no-obligation evaluations to all patients and their families wishing to learn more about our facility. Please call one of our offices to set up an appointment.
If you have not found the answer to your questions above, please contact us to speak with a member of our staff, who will be happy to assist you.
What can I do with my old prosthetic or orthotic device?
ABC P&O works with many humanitarian aid organizations who help people in impoverished countries. We will gladly accept any donated devices that are no longer being used for parts or refurbishment to these recipients.