Prosthetic Patient Testimonials
Prosthetist: Bill Simon
Office: Ann Arbor
Patient: Jim Germane
I have been a patient with Wright & Filippis since the spring of 2015. I visit the Ann Arbor office and Bill Simon is my Prosthetist. I had to have an above knee amputation in 2003 due to a logging accident. My overall experience with Wright & Filippis has been great for me. Bill provides me with excellent care. I have always worn a direct fit socket but Bill recently had me try a new liner and it’s working out wonderful. It fits and stays on great and is easy on my skin.
I am an 80 year old hay farmer and now that my prosthesis fits exactly the way I want it to I am able to load and unload hay, and also drive my backhoe and other farming equipment again. The secret to my success is getting back to my normal day and not feeling sorry for myself and Bill has helped me achieve that. I would highly recommend Bill Simon and look forward to working with him in the future.
Prosthetist: Ryan Filippis
Patient: George Costea
I have been a patient with Wright & Filippis since July 22, 2014. I visit the Warren office and Ryan Filippis is my Prosthetist. I had to have a below knee amputation July 21, 2014 on my left leg for persistent cellulitis and osteomyelitis of the left foot. My overall experience with Wright & Filippis has been great. I am a family physician and work 6 days a week. Ryan was very flexible and worked with my schedule. He provided me with excellent care which allowed me to continue working throughout the entire process of measuring and fitting my prosthesis. He also visited me while I was in the hospital and in rehabilitation. Afterward, he came to my office on several occasions and met with my surgeons in preparation of the proposed prosthesis.
Now that I am mobile with my prosthesis I am back to working 14 hour days and wearing my prosthesis up to 18 hours a day, 6 days a week. I am able to exercise again, swim, go on vacations and site see like I was once able to. I am happy with the progression I have made thus far. I would highly recommend Ryan Filippis and look forward to working with him in the future.
Prosthetist: Robin Beals
Office: Farmington Hills
Patient: Emma Wacht, Age 11 (Written by her mom Michele Wacht)
Emma is a below knee amputee and has been a patient with Wright & Filippis at their Farmington Hills location and has had Robin Beals as her prosthetist since she was born. Emma had to have her rudimentary foot removed because of amniotic banding. Robin was in Emma’s surgery with Dr. Zaltz and cast Emma’s leg for her first prosthesis. Wright & Filippis and Robin have shown extreme care and innovation with Emma’s prosthesis.
Emma was walking at 14 months thanks to Dr. Zaltz and Robin. We enrolled her in Gymnastics at the age of 4 to avoid physical therapy and to keep her active and thriving. She is still in gymnastics at age 11 and competes competitively. She placed in her State meets this year on bars and vault. It’s been amazing to watch. Emma trusts Robin, as do we (her parents), completely. As Emma’s mom, I appreciate that Robin is very sensitive to the emotional aspects of an 11 year old girl, I’m sure partly because she has a daughter of her own, but I think that’s just how Robin’s heart works. Robin is very caring and compassionate and her commitment to our family has never wavered. I do not say this lightly, but Robin has helped form the character and strength of our daughter by giving her wings (or a magic leg as we call it) to know that she can attempt and do anything, because her prosthetic is an extension of her body, not a limitation. It has never defined her, but certainly challenged her intestinal fortitude at a very young age. I would without a doubt recommend Wright & Filippis and Robin Beals.
Prosthetist: Dave Keck
Patient: Ken Wolschlager
I have been a patient with Wright & Filippis since August 1983. I lost my leg in a farming accident and Wright & Filippis helped fit me with a leg that has no irritation and that I can wear up to 16 hours a day 7 days a week. They were very flexible with appointments and being that I am a farmer, flexibility with time is important.
My prosthetist Dave Keck at the Saginaw office helped tremendously with the transition from my old leg to my new one. He develops a relationship with you and makes it very personal. He is thorough and makes sure everything is working properly and that you feel comfortable before you leave the office. Every little detail counts and he checks each one. Wright & Filippis helped me get back to my normal day. I am able to do the things I love such as giving my girls piggy back rides to the bus stop, working at my job that I love, farming, playing softball and just loving life. Thank you Dave Keck and Wright & Filippis!
Prosthetist: Dave Keck
Patient: Aidan Maratta, Age 8 (Written by his mom Jennifer Maratta)
Aidan has been a patient with Wright & Filippis since he was 2 or 3 months old and visits the Saginaw location and sees Dave Keck as his prosthetist. Aidan was born without a tibia bone and had surgery through his knees because he was also born without knee caps. He wears prosthetics on both legs. Our experience with Dave has been great. I appreciate the relationship Dave has with my son. Dave loves Aidan, and Aidan loves Dave. Wright & Filippis is always flexible with getting Aidan in for any problems or adjustments with his legs. Dave is currently helping Aidan get running legs, and is helping our family get a sponsor to help with the cost of the legs.
Aidan is able to walk correctly, tries to run, plays baseball, basketball and swims at his grandparent’s house often. As Aidan’s mom, I hope Dave sticks around for a long time so that Aidan can keep seeing him as his prosthetist. Our family has complete trust in Wright & Filippis and Dave Keck, and would highly recommend them for anyone needing a prosthesis.