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  • Writer's pictureGainesville Prosthetics

Perks of In-Clinic Technician

In the prosthetic field, the relationship between clinicians and technicians is a crucial factor that directly influences patient outcomes and satisfaction. At Gainesville Prosthetics, our commitment to providing the best prosthetic solutions is reinforced by having an in-house technician, Jared, who collaborates closely with our clinician, Cara. Their partnership is the backbone of our clinic's success, ensuring that our patients receive well-fitting, high-quality prosthetic devices that meet their unique needs.

The presence of an in-clinic technician grants our prosthetist, Cara, the invaluable opportunity to invest meaningful time and energy into building strong relationships with her patients. By entrusting Jared with the fabrication process, Cara gains the freedom to devote more attention to meeting with her patients and understanding their preferences. This in turn allows her to develop conclusive insights into how patients envision their prosthetic devices. The foundation of an effective clinician-technician relationship is built on respect, trust, and open communication. Having Jared in-house has paved the way for him and Cara to pursue a collaborative partnership that benefits both patients and the clinic. Their direct line of communication ensures that they work together on every case, keeping them seamlessly connected as a team. While Cara focuses on understanding patients' needs, goals, and challenges, Jared takes on the task of translating these aspirations into prosthetic devices. During challenging clinical cases, Jared can provide insight that is invaluable to troubleshooting and coming up with a solution that will work for the patient.

Unlike the limitations imposed by central fabrication facilities, where technicians work outside the clinic and solely rely on clinicians' instructions, Jared's presence in-house brings about a distinct advantage. The gap in communication that can occur with central fabrication is eliminated, enhancing the relationship between the clinician and technician. The resulting outcome directly impacts the fit and functionality of patients' prostheses. The in-person interaction between our clinician and technician allows for detailed discussions about patients' prosthetic devices. Through verbal exchanges, Cara provides Jared with specific goals for each patient's case, and Jared can in turn provide ideas from his history of providing prosthetic fabrication for more than 20 years. Additionally, Jared has the opportunity to engage with patients, gaining profound insights into their preferences, lifestyles, and cosmetic desires. This personalized approach contributes significantly to the satisfaction and comfort levels of our patients with their socket designs.

The shared passion and commitment of our clinician and technician to helping patients achieve their mobility goals are the driving force behind our clinic's success. Their mutual respect and willingness to explore diverse ideas have led to the development of cutting-edge solutions for our patients at Gainesville Prosthetics.

Ideas & Content Inspired by: "Working Together: The Technician and Clinician Partnership" by Maria St. Louis-Sanchez

Cara (Certified Prosthetist) and Jared (Certified Technician) working together to modify a patient's socket.

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