Choosing a Provider

Selecting a provider is one of the most important decisions you will make regarding your treatment. Whether you are in need of a prosthetic or orthotic provider, having the right health care team at your side is critical for success throughout your journey. Use these recommendations to help you choose a provider that is right for you.

Make a list of your options 

First, ask your referring physician for a few recommendations and check with your family and friends to see if they see an orthotist or prosthetist they would recommend.

Evaluate your options 

Do some research to find a provider that is right for you: 
  • Find the providers on your list online, learn more about them, and read reviews. 
  • Make note of the distance of the clinic from your home or office. 
  • Consider each option’s level of specialization. It may be worth a longer trip to the office for a provider that’s a better fit for your needs!
Once you’ve narrowed down your list to a few favorites, ask about complimentary consultations. Many orthotic and prosthetic clinics offer a free initial consultation to help you make sure their clinic is right for you. If a provider you’re interested in doesn’t offer complimentary evaluations, learn what you can over the phone. 

Here are some questions to ask during an initial consultation to help you evaluate your options: 
  • Have you treated cases like mine? 
  • In the event of an emergency, how long would it take for me to be seen? 
  • Can members of my family attend appointments with me? 
  • Do you accept my insurance? 
  • Do you offer the latest in orthotic and prosthetic technology? 

Choose a provider 

Once you’ve looked into your options, choose a provider. Because your provider is likely someone you will engage with frequently, focus on selecting a provider that you can communicate with, that you trust, and who seems to have your best interests in mind.

Make the most of your relationship 

It is your provider’s job to listen to your concerns, so ask questions, share your goals, and let your provider guide you towards a successful recovery. The journey is not easy—but it helps to have someone at your side to support you. 

Schedule you free evaluation! Call 877-4HANGER for help finding the closest Hanger Clinic location specializing in your care.