Every member of the Optimus team is fiercely dedicated to the well-being of our patients. All of our specialists, technicians, and support staff members have the experience, expertise, and compassionate understanding to provide the quality care and service our patients deserve. They have committed themselves to providing the most advanced prosthetics and treatment to create the most positive patient experiences of any facility in the Greater Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati Region.

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John Brandt, Owner

LPO, CPO, Clinical Director

John Brandt is an American Board Certified and Ohio Licensed Prosthetist/Orthotist. John has provided prosthetic and orthotic care in the greater Dayton area for over 20 years. He earned his BA in Biology from Wright State University (1990) and a post-graduate certificate in Orthotics and Prosthetics from Northwestern University (1991).

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Tim Riedlinger

LPO, CPO, Clinical Manager - Columbus

Tim Riedlinger is an American Board Certified and Ohio Licensed Prosthetist/Orthotist. Tim has provided prosthetic and orthotic care in the greater Dayton and Columbus areas since 1994. He earned his BS in Prosthetics and Orthotics from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (1994).  Tim serves as the Clinical Manager of our Columbus location.

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Glenn Schober

LP, CP, Clinical Manager - Dayton

Glenn Schober is an American Board Certified and Ohio Licensed Prosthetist. Glenn has been providing prosthetic care for over 20 years, and returns to the Miami Valley following a 5-year sabbatical from clinical care.  During this time, he worked with leaders in the area of elevated vacuum suspension and CAD/CAM with laser scanning technology.  Glenn earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University (1987), and his post-graduate certificate in Prosthetics from the University of California at Los Angeles (1988).  Glenn serves as the Clinical Manager of our Dayton location.

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Travis Barlow

LP, CP, Clinical Manager- Cincinnati

Travis Barlow is an American Board Certified and Ohio Licensed Prosthetist.  He earned his BS in Biophysics from Bringham Young University (Provo, UT) in 2007, and completed the Northwestern University Prosthetic Certificate Program in 2008. Travis serves as the Clinical Manager of our Cincinnati location.

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Megan Albury

LPO, CPO

Megan Albury (Stoudinger) is an American Board Certified and Ohio Licensed Prosthetist/Orthotist.  She has been caring for orthotic and prosthetic patients since 2007.  Megan earned her BS in Biomedical Engineering from Wright State University in 2006. She then completed the Newington Certificate Program in Prosthetics in 2007 and went on to complete the Orthotic Program in 2009.

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David Frautschi

LP, CP

David Frautschi is an American Board Certified and Ohio Licensed Prosthetist.  He earned his BFA in Fine Art from Wright State University in 1998, and completed the University of Hartford (NCP) Prosthetic Certificate Program in 2011 and the Orthotic Certificate Program in 2014.

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Kelsey Holden

LP, CP

Kelsey Holden is an American Board Certified and Ohio Licensed Prosthetist.  Kelsey earned her BS in Exercise Science from Eastern Michigan University in 2012 and her MS in Orthotics & Prosthetics from Eastern Michigan University in 2014.

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Ellie Thompson

CPA, Certified Prosthetic Assistant

Ellie is a Certified Prosthetic Assistant.  She has assisted in providing prosthetic and orthotic care for more than 10 years and has been heavily involved in the fabrication process for 20 years.

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Andrea Kinsinger

Physical Therapist

Andrea Kinsinger  has been a licensed Physical Therapist  since 1986.  Andrea has worked with lower extremity amputee patients throughout her career. She enjoys offering her expertise, advice, and support throughout the patient’s rehabilitation.

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Jim Scharf

PTA, Prosthetic Assistant, Gait Specialist

Jim Scharf has been a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant since 1988.  Jim has worked with lower extremity amputee patients throughout his career.  He serves as Gait Specialist and Liaison when prosthetic patients are meeting with their therapists, offering his expertise, advice, and support throughout the patient’s rehabilitation.

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Aimee Eckert

Patient Advocate

Aimee Eckert is a below-knee amputee, sustained during an auto accident.  She has unique insight and perspective into amputation, and serves as a patient advocate, offering encouragement and support.  She stays closely involved with each patient from the time of surgery, through recovery and rehab, until the prosthesis is received and gait training begins.

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Lyndsey Wilcox

Patient Advocate

Lyndsey Wilcox is a bilateral below-knee amputee.  Lyndsey lost her legs at the age of 12 due to loss of circulation to her lower extremities.  Over the years, she has spent time at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital talking to patients and their families to help them overcome their concerns and help answer any questions.  As a patient advocate, she stays closely involved with each patient from the time of surgery, through recovery and rehab, until the prosthesis is received and gait training begins.

Douglas Oaks

COO

Douglas Oaks has worked in sales, marketing and administrative for manufacturing and distribution companies for 30 years. He earned a BS in Business Administration from Wright State University in 1983 and an MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1996.

Melanie Welch

Physical Therapist

Melanie Welch has been a licensed Physical Therapist since 1984.  She has worked with amputees on and off for the past 23 years in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  She enjoys the challenge of creating a comprehensive plan of care for each individual patient.

Maribeth McClure

Clinical Assistant

Maribeth’s role is to aid practitioners in documentation, outcome measures, adjustments and other day to day clinical tasks.

Jaimie Howard

CP

Jaimie Howard received her BS in Exercise Science from Morehead State University in 2012  and her MS in Orthotics & Prosthetics from Eastern Michigan University in 2015.

Laura Hughey

CO/Prosthetic Resident

Laura Hughey received her BS in Polymer and Fiber Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2013 and MS in Orthotics and Prosthetics from Georgia Tech in 2015.

Carissa Alioto

Business Development and Community Outreach Coordinator

Carissa is responsible for building and maintaining referral relationships and increasing awareness of amputee care and company’s vision, mission, and values.

Anita Curtis

Office Manager

Anita manages office operations, including insurance and patient billing and collections, accounts payable, appeals, and payroll; as well as oversees all administrative processes.

Crystal Reed

HR/Compliance Manager

Crystal is responsible for managing the recruiting, human resources, and compliance for the company.

Amanda Doolin

Compliance Assistant/Marketing Assistant

Amanda is responsible for reviewing documentation to ensure compliance with Medicare and Medicaid guidelines while maintaining excellent relationships with our referral sources and working closely with other members of the administrative and clinical team. She also manages our website, Facebook page, and eNewsletter content and distribution.

 

Juliy Moore

Authorization Specialist

Juliy obtains insurance authorizations as well as  answering phones in our Dayton office, scheduling appointments and helping to obtain detailed prescriptions.

Shanda Browning

Medical Biller

Shanda is responsible for submitting claims, receiving and posting insurance and patient payments, following up with insurance companies and filing claim appeals while maintaining excellent relationships with our payer sources and working closely with other members of the administrative team.

Kristilyn Slabey

Administrative Assistant

Kristilyn is the first to greet patients and answer the phones in our Columbus office, scheduling appointments and helping to obtain detailed prescriptions.

Samantha Dickensheets

Administrative Assistant

Samantha checks out patients, answers phones, assists with scheduling appointments and obtains detailed prescriptions at our Dayton office.

Andrea Vernon

Administrative Assistant

Andrea is the first to greet patients and answer the phones in our Cincinnati office, scheduling appointments and helping to obtain detailed prescriptions.

Meka Edwards

Administrative Assistant Physical Therapy/Marketing

Meka obtains insurance authorizations for our physical therapy department as well as assisting with marketing, answering phones and scheduling appointments.

Ruth Ann Kanost

Insurance Verification Specialist

Ruth Ann is responsible for the verification of eligibility and benefits for patient while maintaining excellent customer service relationships.

Russell Hawkes

Technical Advisor

Russell works in the lab, fabricating custom prosthetic devices and assembling them with selected componentry.  He also manages inventory and shipping/receiving.

Tim Dues

Lab Manager

Tim is responsible for overseeing technical operations of the practice.

Chyler Hastings

Prosthetic Technician

Chyler works in the lab, fabricating custom prosthetic devices and assembling them with selected componentry.

Jamie Stidham

Prosthetic Technician

Jamie works in the lab, fabricating custom prosthetic devices and assembling them with selected componentry.

Nick Collinsworth

Prosthetic Technician

Nick works in the lab, fabricating custom prosthetic devices and assembling them with selected componentry.