Ben began his career in patient care in 2002, as a certified athletic trainer. It was then when he began working in the outpatient physical therapy setting and in the high school. In 2008, he completed his certificate in orthotics from Northwestern University. He has been a certified orthotist since 2011. The passion to serve each patient to their potential is his driving force each and every day. In 2014, he decided to seek his prosthetics certificate while also completing his master’s degree in orthotics and prosthetics. Anticipated degree completion is spring 2016.
His special interests include patients with CVA, TBI and pediatrics.
Ben’s greatest joys include his wife Becky, and their two sons. Together they enjoy camping and family activities.
Chuck has been at Oakland Orthopedic since 1988. He became a BOC-certified orthotist in 1996. In 2004, he received his ABC certification in orthotics. He enjoys working with patients and helping them improve their quality of life.
Chuck enjoys spending time with his wife Roxane, their children and their grandchildren.
Corey has been at Oakland Orthopedic since 1997. He began his career as an orthotic and prosthetic technician, fabricating orthotic and prosthetic devices. He went on to become a BOC certified prosthetist, and then an ABC certified prosthetist.
His specialties include: computerized prostheses, fitting of lower extremity prostheses on complex cases, athletic prostheses, general lower extremity prostheses, immediate post-operative prostheses, and pre-amputation consultations. He developed immediate prosthetic protocols for trans-tibial amputees to begin ambulation the day after surgery.
His passion is working with lower extremity amputees. It is his priority to work as part of a rehabilitation team, to ensure that his patients are able to return to a functional lifestyle.
Corey enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
Dan is an ABC certified orthotist. He graduated from Northwestern University. He has 25 years of clinical experience, specializing in custom orthotics, spasticity management, stance control KAFOs and gait analysis. He has over 15 years experience as pediatric specialist with strong emphasis on lower extremity AFOs, cranial remolding orthoses and scoliosis management.
Dan enjoys spending time with his family and fly fishing.
Jeff has been in healthcare for nearly 20 years in the physical therapy field. For the past 13 years, he has been in the orthotic field as a certified orthotic assistant. He primarily covers the Mt. Pleasant, Midland and Saginaw areas. His main objective is working with Oakland Orthopedic’s team of orthotics and prosthetic professionals, to achieve the highest level of care for his patients. He enjoys interacting with referrals to come up with the best solutions for mutual patients.
Jeff enjoys spending time outdoors at his cabin, and with his family.
Neil has been at Oakland Orthopedic for 41 years. He is an ABC certified orthotist. He enjoys working with patients and following their progress. He enjoys fabricating custom orthotic devices.
Neil enjoys hunting, fishing and traveling to the Upper Peninsula. He also enjoys spending time with his grandchildren.
Ken is a board certified pedorthist and orthotic assistant. He tries to be the best patient advocate that he can be. Ken is not only a practitioner, but is also a patient. He is a below knee amputee and his daughter has a form of muscular dystrophy.
Ken enjoys spending time with family.
Thane is an American Board for Certification (ABC) Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist, who graduated from St. Petersburg College with a bachelor’s of science in orthotics & prosthetics. He became interested in prosthetics as this field enabled him to make improvements in people’s lives and to use and apply new technologies.
He is looking forward to providing excellent care, education, and service to his patients while utilizing appropriate advanced technology. Thane is certified in Ossur’s Rheo microprocessor knee for above knee amputees, Freedom Innovations Plie` 3.0 knee, Otto Bock’s C-leg and Michelangelo Hand, among other brands and components.
Thane likes to spend time with his wife, daughter and son. He enjoys going to church, photography, watching college sports, and being active outdoors.
CPed, CFo, COA
Wonda has been at Oakland Orthopedic for over 20 years. She received her training at Northwestern University. She worked in the Saginaw area since 1999. She works closely with orthopedic surgical groups in Saginaw, to provide excellent care for their patients. She has a passion for patient care. She helped establish the “walk with me” program, to provide crutches, walkers and walking aids, free of charge to patients in need. She collaborated with Dr. Wolohan, Corey Smith, CP, physicians and volunteers in Tanzania, Africa; to provide an above knee prosthesis for a young girl via Skype appointments.
Wonda enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys music, old movies and reading.
Oakland Orthopedic Appliances, Inc. has convenient locations in the Bay City, Midland, Mt. Pleasant, and Saginaw areas.
Contact one of our offices today for all your orthotic/prosthetic needs.