Duarte Staff

Our practitioners are accustomed to delivering care in our offices or in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, and occasionally to a patient’s home. We are also available to deliver care 24/7. This level of service and expertise provides the highest standards of quality and care for you.

Lorena Bautista

Patient Services Coordinator and Technician

Lorena works as both a patient services coordinator and a technician here at Prosthetic and Orthotic Group. She is happily married with four kids, one girl and three boys. She loves spending time with her family and being the soccer mom for her kids. In her free time she enjoys shopping, traveling, going to the movies, and being outdoors.

Mark Rodriguez CPO

Certified Prosthetist Orthotist

Mr. Rodriguez received his Bachelors of Science in kinesiology from the University of California Los Angeles in 1991. While an undergraduate, he began his O&P career working at the UCLA Rehabilitation Center. In 1993, he completed the orthotics certificate at Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center and upon graduation, was hired by Rancho to provide orthotic services for the local post-polio population. In 1995, Mr. Rodriguez had transitioned to working with Orthopliance Group providing orthotic and prosthetic care to the patients of Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles. It was during this tenure that Mr. Rodriguez expanded his clinical knowledge base and completed the prosthetic certificate coursework at the California State University Dominguez Hills program. In all, Mr. Rodriguez has over 20 years of pediatric orthotic and prosthetic experience. In addition to his participation in many of the clinics of Children’s Hospital, he also provides care for clients of California’s Children’s Services at many medical treatment units throughout Los Angeles. Mr. Rodriguez is fluent in Spanish.

 

Mr. Rodriguez feels strongly about giving back to the profession. As such, he has been a volunteer for the American Board for Certification (ABC) functioning as a certification examiner since 2007. In 2015, he joined Jornada, a volunteer group of rehabilitation specialists that provide orthotic, prosthetic, occupational, physical and speech therapy services to clients in Tijuana, Mexico.

 

When not at work, Mark and his wife are occupied with family activities with their college-aged children. He enjoys the outdoors, travelling and good cuisine.

Alina Skwarcan MSOP

Prosthetist/Orthotist

Alina Skwarcan is completing her orthotic residency at Prosthetic and Orthotic Group in Duarte. She recently graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills Orthotic & Prosthetic masters’ program in 2018. She completed her undergraduate studies at Hanover College in Indiana. She graduated with her bachelors in Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology. Through that she discovered the orthotic and prosthetic field. She worked as an office assistant, and as a part-time tech for a company in her home town. As her interests grew she began applying to graduate programs, and has enjoyed the field ever since. She enjoys all the new technology, and the different aspects of the field that are continually growing. She is originally from Indiana and has never lived out of state until grad school. She enjoys traveling and volunteering. Alina also enjoys all the nature that California has to offer that she does not get in Indiana. Such as, hiking in the mountains and then spending the day at the beach. So far she has enjoyed camping in all the state and national parks in California.

Jack Soulis CPO

Certified Prosthetist Orthotist

Mr. Soulis started his career in orthotics and prosthetics in 2010 by working as a technician and assisting with patient care in the Department of Rehabilitation Services at the University of California Los Angeles. He then proceeded to the California State University Dominguez Hills Orthotic and Prosthetic Program, graduating with a Master’s of Science in 2015. Prior to his matriculation from CSUDH, Mr. Soulis’ research, “Utilizing Pattern Recognition to Improve Myoelectric Control: A Case Study” was published in the Academy Today.

 

Jack’s practice includes providing orthotic and prosthetic care for clients of California’s Children’s Services at many medical treatment units throughout Los Angeles. Moreover, he is a privileged practitioner able to participate in many of the clinics of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. In addition to his clinical practice, Mr. Soulis is a part-time instructor of orthotic and prosthetic theories for the California State University Long Beach Physical Therapy program and has also been a guest lecturer at West Coast University Center for Graduate Studies

Lilybeth Urieta

Patient Service Coordinator
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