Physician Referrals

If you are a physician, specialist physician or rehabilitation professional, and you would like to receive our patient referral materials, please call our Nanaimo Main Clinic at:

(250) 753-0315 or (BC) TF 1-855-753-0315

Our Office Assistant will be happy to arrange for complimentary delivery of our referral materials to your clinic. You will find printable Information Sheets for Patients below and on our website’s Patient Information page. A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section is also available on the Patient Information page.

At OrthotiCare Clinics, we welcome and appreciate patient referrals from physicians, specialist physicians and rehabilitation professionals to Tim Miller, Certified Orthotist. By appointment, Tim Miller provides for patients at our Nanaimo Main Clinic, and at our scheduled Satellite Clinics in Duncan, Courtenay, Port Alberni and Campbell River.

A physician’s prescription, stating both the diagnosis and the medical order for specific custom or off-the-shelf orthoses is often required. Most patients accessing extended health benefits or third party funding agency benefits for their orthotic treatment will require a specific prescription from their physician, and in some cases from an orthopaedic specialist physician.

An initial referral can be made for assessment purposes, and Tim Miller, Certified Orthotist, can provide recommendations based on a thorough clinical assessment of the patient. If a prescription is required, our Certified Orthotist can provide information to a patient’s physician for confirmation of the diagnosis, recommended orthotic treatment and subsequent prescription.

Patients may also self-refer initially. We welcome new patients and offer orthotic assessment appointments.

 

Why Refer to a Certified Orthotist?

In order to become a Certified Orthotist, and to receive designation from the Canadian Board for Certification of Orthotics and Prosthetics (CBCPO), certified members of Orthotics Prosthetics Canada (OPC) receive a thorough post-graduate education in orthotic clinical and technical theory and methods. A two-year, supervised clinical internship is a further requirement. This is followed by a national certification exam that demands the highest professional standards be met. Mandatory professional development and continuing requirements keep Certified Orthotists current with the latest research and technology available.

More About Certified Orthotists CO (c) :   *https://www.opcanada.ca/download.php?id=18/

5 Variables that differentiate Certified Orthotists CO (c) as the Premier Orthotic Professionals:   *https://opcanada.ca/download.php?id=17/

When you refer to a Certified Orthotist, you can be sure that they are highly qualified to provide your patients with the best treatment available in orthotsis/orthopaedic appliance design and orthotic patient care.

 

Patient Information

Information Sheets for Patients

For patient use, we have the following Information Sheets that can be printed:

For a printable Information Sheet about OrthotiCare Clinics, click here.

For a printable Information Sheet about our 5 Clinic Locations, click here.

 

We are a Qualified Orthotics Provider

OrthotiCare Clinics is a qualified provider for third party funding agencies including: Ministry of Housing and Social Development, Ministry of Child and Family Development, PharmaCare, At Home Program, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, WorkSafe BC, Department of National Defence, Department of Veterans Affairs, RCMP, First Nations & Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) and Intertribal Health Authority (ITHA).

We request that patients bring all information relevant to their funding application, including their BC health care card and current prescription, to their initial assessment appointment.

In the case of private and group health insurance plans, OrthotiCare Clinics provides an official payment receipt that can be submitted to a patient’s insurer, if eligible to make a claim. OrthotiCare Clinics cannot direct bill to extended health insurance providers. We can provide our patients with supporting information, if required by their extended health insurance provider. It is recommended that patients contact their extended health provider prior to initiating orthotic treatment, to confirm their eligibility and claim requirements.

 

Tim Miller, Certified Orthotist, offers patients 5 clinic locations: Nanaimo, Duncan, Courtenay, Port Alberni, and Campbell River

If you have questions, wish to arrange your appointment, or need directions please call our Nanaimo Main Clinic at:

(250) 753-0315 or (BC) TF 1-855-753-0315

For appointments, please do not call the Satellite Clinic locations directly. OrthotiCare Clinics books all of our Nanaimo Main Clinic and Satellite Clinic appointments through our Nanaimo Main Clinic only. Thank you!

Recommend Us: If you know someone who could benefit from being aware of the products, services and professional orthotic care management that OrthotiCare Clinics Inc. offers, please email them a link to our website. Thank you!

 

Canadian Professional Orthotic Associations & Schools

Orthotics Prosthetics Canada (OPC)   https://www.opcanada.ca/

Certified Orthotists C.O.(c)   https://www.opcanada.ca/download.php?id=18/

Prosthetics & Orthotics Association of British Columbia (POABC)   http://www.poabc.ca/

George Brown College: Clinical Methods in Orthotics/Prosthetics Program (post-graduate)   http://www.georgebrown.ca/S407-2012-2013/

BCIT: Prosthetics and Orthotics Diploma (post-graduate)   http://www.bcit.ca/study/programs/7100diplt

Orthotics Research Site – OandP.com   http://www.oandp.com/channels/canada/

 

*Disclaimer:  We are not responsible for the authenticity or maintenance of the website links provided on this website. At the time that the links were posted by us, they were active and considered to be relevant for informational purposes.