Whittier 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.

Claudia Aguilar

Patient Services Coordinator | Accounts Receivable Specialist

Claudia Aguilar has been in the medical field since 2007. She started as a Medical Assistant then became a registered Medical Assistant and started working for Prosthetic & Orthotic Group in 2013. She has the pleasure of working as a lead Patient Service Coordinator for the Whittier Office. Claudia is married and a mother of two beautiful children, a daughter who is 14 years old and a son who is 4 months old.

Alyssa Casillas

Patient Services Coordinator

Kevin Fujikami CO BOCP

Certified Orthotist I Board of Certification Prosthetist

Mr. Fujikami began his career in orthotics and prosthetics as a technician over 30 years ago. After honing his fabrication skills, Mr. Fujikami wanted to advance his training to become a clinical practitioner. He proceeded to graduate from the California State University Dominguez Hills Orthotic and Prosthetics Program in 1993.

To keep abreast of the latest technology, Mr. Fujikami has completed specialized certifications in the WalkAide® System, cranial remolding helmets and various scoliosis treatment modalities. In addition, he has additional training in elevated vacuum suspension systems for prosthetics.

Besides work, Kevin enjoys traveling and spending as much time as possible with his wife and children. He keeps himself busy by working out, playing hockey, surfing, and running Spartan races. He has two children that keep him occupied and entertained with their various sporting and school events.

Paul Kanzawa CO

Certified Orthotist

Mr. Kanzawa began his professional career at the prestigious Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center where he acquired exposure to a wide variety of patient populations: pediatric and adult spinal cord injury; stroke and neuromuscular rehabilitation, burn and diabetic foot and amputations. In 1996, he transitioned to Anaheim Prosthetics and Orthotics to expand his clinical exposure in prosthetics as well as geriatrics. In 1998, Mr. Kanzawa graduated from California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) with a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences in Orthotics and Prosthetics. After graduation, he went into private practice specializing in sports and orthopedic orthotics. In addition, Mr. Kanzawa has had the opportunity to guest lecture for the physical therapy departments of both Chapmen University and Mount Saint Mary’s; was a part-time instructor of orthotics at CSUDH and has had the pleasure to work with world class sports physical therapists and their patients.

Paul brings nearly 30 years of clinical experience, practical applications and dedicated patient care to P&O Group.

Alina Skwarcan CO, MSOP

Certified 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.

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