Choosing a prosthetic provider
When the time came for them to choose a prosthetic provider, Dick and Carol met with three prosthetic companies. But when the couple met Knittel Ansa, CPO, of Aspire Prosthetics and Orthotics Inc. in York, the decision was easy.
Knittel took the time to learn what mobility meant to Dick – that he could go out for breakfast on the weekends, move freely about his home and enjoy one of his favorite pastimes, cheering on Penn State’s football team. Knittel educated the Willey family and painted a clear picture of what the journey ahead would be.
“We didn’t know what we needed or even the right questions to ask,” Dick says. “But Knittel walked in the room and laid it out. We didn’t need to know everything because he was going to be there each step of the way.”
Going above and beyond
Although young, Aspire Prosthetics and Orthotics has been rapidly turning the heads of the medical and general community with their hyper-focused attention on patient care.
The technical side of Aspire is just one of the many ways they provide exceptional care.
Angela Ansa, MPH, of Aspire carries her vision for changing the way healthcare is delivered through access and quality patient care. Each staff member looks at the comprehensive care of the patient, which is why pre-amputation consultation and home visits prior to prosthesis design and fabrication are so important.
“We see how they live, what challenges exist around the home and how a properly designed prosthetic device can improve their lifestyle,” Angela says. “We take a public health approach to patient care. Well fitted prostheses have many benefits, not only to the patient, but to the overall healthcare system. It reduces waste in healthcare and minimize utilization. This is where healthcare is going and we’re placing ourselves on the same trajectory as the development and evolution within the industry.”
David Smeresky, MSPO, Aspire’s orthotic resident, had no trouble deciding where he wanted to do his residency, thanks to Aspire’s obvious commitment to the patient. It’s why he commutes almost two hours to gain the experience that will propel him into his career.
“Aspire’s culture about doing the right thing, no matter what, really resonated with me and was important to me,” David says. “Whenever it comes to integrity and doing what’s right, even at a cost to the company, the leadership doesn’t blink an eye. That’s what matters.”