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.

Jason Alvarez

Patient Services Coordinator

Jason Alvarez started with Prosthetic & Orthotic Group in 2017 as a Patient Service Coordinator in the San Gabriel Valley Office. Prior to working in the O&P field he worked as a warehouse Clerk. He hopes to come to have a long career with Prosthetic & Orthotic Group.

Luis Huerta

Certified Orthotics Fitter and Lab Technician

Mr. Huerta began his career in orthotics and prosthetics in 2011 as a front office clerk, tending to scheduling, billing and paperwork responsibilities. Soon, he was supporting the shipping and receiving department as well. By 2012, Mark Rodriguez, CPO, began to mentor Mr. Huerta as a practitioner assistant. While assisting clinicians, Mr. Huerta had the opportunity to aid with the provision of pediatric orthotic and prosthetic care to patients in various orthopedic clinics, medical therapy units and hospitals around the greater Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley areas. In 2017, Mr. Huerta completed the necessary training and coursework to obtain his certification as a Certified Fitter – Orthotics (CFo). His responsibilities now involve interacting, engaging and providing a complete range of pre-fabricated devices for pediatric patients.

 

Over the years, Mr. Huerta has been impressed and encouraged to see how many people around Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley are involved with supplying the pediatric population with the orthotic and prosthetic devices these children need to have active, healthy and happy lives.

Alma Martinez

Patient Services Coordinator

Alma Martinez started working with Prosthetic & Orthotic Group in 2015. She’s been in the medical field for over 5 years working as an LVN in urgent care and is now a Patient Service Coordinator in the San Gabriel Office.  Outside of the office, Alma stays busy with her 3 year old son William Jeremiah from fun trips to the zoo, swimming class, and Hiking. Aside from her child, she enjoys attending church and running.

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

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