August 8, 2019

Sometimes, you meet a patient that just inspires you. That's the case with 13-year old Kaleb Merola. Born with a condition that left him with one of his shin bones shorter or absent, he underwent several procedures to try and correct the problem before he and his paren...

June 19, 2019

Recently a patient called us with a question about his explanation of benefits from Medicare. He is concerned that Medicare is going to run out money in the not-too-distant future and about allegations the government has made about the amount of Medicare fraud, and he...

April 18, 2019

I admit, I have a soft spot for Travis Mills. There's so much about his story that's inspiring. From the sense of duty that drove him to serve his country, to the personal courage he's shown in facing the obstacles resulting from that service, to the generosity of spir...

April 8, 2019

Over a long career of serving amputee patients, one thing I've always found to be true is that care may not always be convenient, but convenience is always care. What I mean is, we know that for patients, care can be difficult at times – especially for patients with mo...

June 21, 2017

Scoliosis, a condition in which the spine curves sideways in an S or C shape, affects roughly 3% of the population of the US. While it is most common in adolescent girls, it can affect anyone of any gender and age. And in the vast majority of cases, there’s no known ca...

May 17, 2017

Every year for Limb Loss Awareness Month (April), the Amputee Coalition shares information related to limb loss. One stat that’s striking is how common it is. In Maine, where most of our amputee patients live, there are 600 amputations every year. Now, in a state the s...