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Orthotists

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Gabriel Beversluis, CO, LO

Practice Areas:
Pediatric Neuromuscular Bracing
Pediatric Dynamic Stretching Bracing
Orthopedic Trauma Bracing

Certification:
ABC Certified Orthotist 2004, #C0-003370
American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, 2004

Licensure:
Kentucky Licensed Orthotist 2016, #002252277

Education:
Grand Rapids Christian High School, Grand Rapids, MI 1991
Indiana University East, Richmond, IN

Year of Hire:
2016

Profile:
I have spent the past 15 years specializing in pediatric bracing in order to help children develop to their full physical potential. I enjoy working from a team approach by including patients, families, therapists and physicians to provide the best solutions for each unique patient. When I am not working, I enjoy spending my free time cooking and dining with my wife and four daughters. I also enjoy my bi-annual orthotics related mission trips to Jamaica.

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David Burns, BOCO, LO, C.Ped

Practice Areas:
Foot and Ankle Bracing
Diabetic Footwear and Orthotics
Spinal Fracture Bracing
Orthopedic Trauma Bracing
Post-Operative Bracing
Compression Garments
Continuous Passive Motion Machines

Certification:
ABC Pedorthist 2005, #CPed1970
BOC Orthotist 2012, C49693

Licensure:
Kentucky Licensed Orthotist 2013, #LO189

Education:
Shelby County High School, Shelbyville, KY, 1991
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2005

Year of Hire:
2010

Profile:
I am a Kentucky born and bred resident. I have helped thousands of patients improve their lives by reducing pain and helping them recover from injuries and accidents. I enjoy spending my free time hiking and backpacking in the southern Appalachian Mountains.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Barry Portrait

Barry Crume, BOCO, LO

Practice Areas:
Spinal Fracture Bracing
Orthopedic Trauma Bracing
Post-Operative Bracing

Certification:
BOC Orthotist 2008, #C16108

Licensure:
Kentucky Licensed Orthotist 2013, #LO-177

Education:
Phillips Academy of Andover, Andover, MA, 1988
Biology, Centre College, Danville, KY, 1993

Year of Hire:
1999

Profile:
My name is Barry Crume and I love living in Lexington. I am married and have one son, who is in college. I truly enjoy my career as an orthotist. I get great satisfaction working with patients and being an important part of their recovery process. When not working and helping patients, I focus on my interests in fly fishing, bird hunting and antique collecting.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Mark Portrait

Mark Siegel, BOCO, LO

Practice Areas:
Spinal Fracture Bracing
Orthopedic Trauma/Fracture Bracing
Post-Operative Bracing
Osteoarthritis and Ligament Instability Knee Bracing
Continuous Passive Motion Machines
Game Ready Systems

Certification:
BOC Orthotist 2012, #C46544

Licensure:
Kentucky Licensed Orthotist 2013, #LO-226

Education:
Henry Clay High School, Lexington, KY 1987
Economics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1991

Year of Hire:
2006

Profile:
I am a Kentucky native currently living in Georgetown. I have been in the bracing profession for 10 years working with doctors in the following specialties: general orthopedics, pain management, spine surgery and internal medicine. I enjoy the daily challenges in the healthcare field and especially enjoy helping patients with their needs. I am licensed in the state of Kentucky and can provide both custom and off-the-shelf bracing. My hobbies include working in my garden and fishing with my wife and son.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

Orthotic Fitters

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Ben Graves, COF, LOF

Practice Areas:
Post-Operative Bracing
Orthopedic Sports Medicine Bracing
Osteoarthritis and Ligament Instability Knee Bracing
Continuous Passive Motion Machines
Game Ready Systems

Certification:
BOC Certified Orthotic Fitter 2012, #C50397

Licensure:
Kentucky Licensed Orthotic Fitter 2013, #LOF-212

Education:
Tates Creek High School, Lexington, KY 1991
Communications, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, 1995

Year of Hire:
2011

Profile:
Hello, my name is Ben Graves and, even though I wasn’t born in Lexington, I am proud to call it my home. I have two children, one going off to college this year and one in high school. Being an orthotic fitter is a very fulfilling and satisfying career as I truly enjoy being an integral part of a physician’s treatment plan when helping their patients. In my free time I enjoy attending my children’s sporting events and playing golf and tennis.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Jeff Portrait

Jeff Johnson, COF, LOF

Practice Areas:
Post-Operative Bracing
Orthopedic Sports Medicine Bracing
Osteoarthritis and Ligament Instability Knee Bracing
Continuous Passive Motion Machines
Game Ready Systems

Certification:
BOC Certified Orthotic Fitter 2008, #C46572

Licensure:
Kentucky Licensed Orthotist 2013, #LO-218

Education:
Lafayette High School, Lexington, KY 1991
Finance and Marketing, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1995

Year of Hire:
2006

Profile:
I have worked in the orthopedics and sports medicine profession for over 12 years. I ran for the track team at UK and that is where my interest in sports medicine began. I enjoy my work very much as a LOF and like interacting with patients, especially high school and college athletes. I am married and have two daughters. I enjoy travelling with my family, attending my daughters’ sporting events, mountain biking and playing the guitar.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

Office Staff

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Kim Isaacs

Job Title:
Director of Medical Billing

Education:
Milford High School, Milford, OH, 1987
Certified Surgical Assistant, Registered Medical Assistant
Cincinnati Institute of Medical Technology, 1994

Year of Hire:
2009

Profile:
My husband and I moved to Lexington 10 years ago knowing that this is where we wanted to raise our children. Our son is a sophomore baseball player at Bellarmine University in Louisville, and our daughter is a sophomore softball player at Lexington Christian Academy. When I am not working, you can usually find me at the ball field. I have worked at Bluegrass Bracing for 7 years and I love it here! I enjoy the small family environment that we share and how our practitioners really make a difference in patient outcomes.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Kate Portrait

Kate Ott

Job Title:
Payment Specialist

Education:
Newton-Conover High School, Newton, NC, 2002
Economics and Religion, Centre College, Danville, KY, 2006

Year of Hire:
2010

Profile:
I am a North Carolina native, but instantly fell in love with Kentucky the first time I came here, and my heart has been here ever since. I enjoy working at Bluegrass Bracing and call it my home. I am very proud of our team and am constantly inspired by the level of care our practitioners provide and the enthusiasm of our administrative staff. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, photography, and spending time with my family.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Laura Portrait

Laura Crume

Job Title:
Vice President of Special Projects

Education:
Sayre School, Lexington, KY 1988
English, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1993

Year of Hire:
2004

Profile:
I am a Kentucky native and think Lexington is a wonderful place to live. I enjoy cooking, gardening and anything to do with rescuing animals. I am excited to be a part of the Bluegrass Bracing team. I am lucky to work with a highly talented group of professionals that make a difference in patients’ experiences and outcomes. The diversity of our staff’s expertise makes Bluegrass Bracing a very rewarding place to work.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Mary Jo Portrait

Mary Jo Campbell-Washington

Job Title:
Insurance Verification Specialist

Education:
Bryan Station High SChool, Lexington, KY, 1986
Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY 1987-1989

Year of Hire:
2016

Profile:
I am from Lexington, Kentucky and it is my plan to retire in this great state. I take pleasure in family time and assisting in outreach ministries for the less fortunate. I consider it a privilege to be a part of Bluegrass Bracing. I am new to Orthotics and DME and I am enjoying learning all there is to know in this position. I also enjoy working with the medical billing team and all of the practitioners here and I am proud to say that I am part of Bluegrass Bracing family.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Carllen Portrait

Jaclyn Sorenson

Job Title:
Insurance Verification Specialist

Education:
St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, Akron, OH, 1997
University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, 2002

Year of Hire:
2016

Profile:
I am originally from Ohio but have lived in many states. My husband and I moved with our 2 children to Lexington 3 years ago from Auburn, Alabama. Our son and daughter keep us very busy with their athletic and academic activities. I am excited to be a part of Bluegrass Bracing. I am also very proud of the care and attention we give to all of our patients and the professionalism that happens at every level in our office.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Anna Portrait

Anna Rucker

Job Title:
Insurance Verification Specialist

Education:
Twin City School, Lunenburg, MA, 2007
Business, Ohio Valley University, Vienna, WV, 2011

Year of Hire:
2015

Profile:
I am originally from Massachusetts, but I moved to Lexington 4 years ago and Kentucky has become my home. Being apart of the Bluegrass Bracing team has been a wonderful experience. I like how we treat our patients with respect and do what’s best for them. Every day is a new adventure in medical billing. Outside of the office, I enjoy cooking, running, hiking and any activity outdoors.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]