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Jim Haas, CO
Jim Haas, CO

Certified Orthotist, Owner

Springfield Office

413-737-2404 ext.101
413-733-1389 (fax)

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Jim Is a Certified Orthotist and holds his certificate from the American Board for Certification in Orthotics & Prosthetics.  Prior to purchasing the company with Blaine Drysdale in 2009, Jim had worked at O & P Labs as a staff orthotist since 1991.

Starting his career in the field of orthotics and prosthetics at the age of 17, Jim worked at Shriners Hospital for Children from 1981 to 1989, as an orthotic technician and later as a registered prosthetic technician .   In 1986 his technique of using flexible surlyIn sockets in myoelectric prostheses was published in the March edition of the Journal of Orthotics and Prosthetics.  His final two years at the hospital were spent in the Prosthetic Research Department implementing the use of Computer Aided Design as a production tool.  Because of his background at Shriners Hospital he is passionate about working with children.

Married to his wife Sara since 1985, Jim has two sons, Alex and Evan.  Outside of work Jim enjoys travel, golf, is a member of the Holyoke Revolver Club, a New England Patriots Season Ticket holder and a diehard Boston Red Sox fan.

Blaine Drysdale, CP, MSPT
Blaine Drysdale, CP, MSPT

CP, Owner

Springfield Office

413-737-2404
413-733-1389 (fax)

Jeff Berger, COA, COF
Jeff Berger, COA, COF

Practice Manager

Springfield Office

413-737-2404
413-733-1389 (fax)

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Jeff holds certificates from the American Board for Certification in Orthotics & Prosthetics as a Certified Orthotic Fitter and a Certified Orthotic Assistant.

He has been employed at O & P Labs since August of 2009.  Jeff also holds certificates for fitting of the Boston Band, Dynamic Movement Orthoses  and Juzo Compression Garments. Because of his multiple knee surgeries from a torn ACL, Jeff specializes in functional knee bracing and has an extensive knowledge of Osteoarthritis bracing as well as the fitting of Diabetic footwear.

Jeff has been married to his wife Alison for over 3 years and they have a 2  1/2 year od son, Colin. Jeff enjoys playing sports especially golf, basketball and volleyball and when not playing sports he enjoys spending time with his family and friends .

Jim Reed, CO
Jim Reed, CO

Certified Orthotist

Springfield Office

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Jim founded Orthotics West in 1982 and has been providing care to patients throughout western Massachusetts for over 40 years.  Prior to that, he was a partner at National Rehabilitative Services Inc., one of the areas original providers of orthotic devices.  He also worked as a staff orthotist for Shriners Hospital for Children and Newington Children’s Hospital.  His formal training came from certificate programs at both New York and Northwestern Universities.  In 1979, he earned his certification in orthotics from the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics.  Jim is well versed in all areas of care but specializes in spinal and lower extremity bracing.  Living in Holyoke, he enjoys wood and metal working, kayaking, fishing and visiting other countries with his wife Donna, former owner of the Pink Petal.

Ted Stelmat, BOCO
Ted Stelmat, BOCO

Clinical Director, Northampton Office

Northampton Office

413-585-8622
413-587-3773 (fax)

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Ted is a licensed BOC Orthotist with 15 years experience. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from UMass in 1992 and has since been treating patients and fitting braces. Outside of work, Ted enjoys basketball, running, camping and spending time with his 3 dogs. He is also the proud grandfather to 7 grandchildren.

“I really enjoy the work I do. It’s very rewarding to help improve someone’s quality of life.”

Nicole Cartigena

Collections Specialist

Springfield Office

413-737-2404 x103
413-733-1389 (fax)

Mary Carrier
Mary Carrier

Billing Specialist

Springfield Office

413-737-2404 x107
413-733-1389 (fax)

Judy Cordi
Judy Cordi

Office Manager, Billing Specialist

Springfield Office

413-737-2404 x106
413-733-1389 (fax)

Tim Cunningham
Tim Cunningham

Orthotic/Prosthetic Technician

Springfield Office

413-737-2404
413-733-1389 (fax)

Kari Gonzalez

Prosthetic Administrative Assistant

Springfield Office

413-737-2404 Ext 102
413-733-1389 (fax)

Alex Haas
Alex Haas

Purchasing Manager

Springfield Office

413-737-2404
413-733-1389 (fax)

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Jasmin Hanlon
Jasmin Hanlon

Administrative Assistant

Springfield Office

413-737-2404 x109
413-733-1389 (fax)

Michele Hastings
Michele Hastings

Administrative Assistant

Springfield Office

413-737-2404
413-733-1389 (fax)

Stephanie Lawson
Stephanie Lawson

Administrative Assistant

Northampton Office

413-585-8622
413-587-3773 (fax)

Dave Mee
Dave Mee

Orthotic/Prosthetic Technician

Springfield Office

413-737-2404
413-733-1389 (fax)

Missy Reilly, CPO
Missy Reilly, CPO

Certified Orthotist & Prosthetist

Springfield Office

413-737-2404
413-733-1389 (fax)

Sarah Caragian
Sarah Caragian

Orthotic & Prosthetic Resident

Melissa Torres
Melissa Torres

Insurance Specialist

Springfield Office

413-737-2404 x108
413-733-1389 (fax)

Kiara Stone
Kiara Stone

Insurance Specialist

Springfield Office

413-737-2404
413-733-1389 (fax)