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Cary B. Edgar, JD is the President and founder of PT Management Support Systems (PTM) which provides physical and hand therapy development, management and consulting services to outpatient physical and hand therapy practices throughout the US. Cary focuses on financial and regulatory matters for PTM clients and is a recognized expert on PT/OT benchmarking, compensation and strategic planning. During the past 20 plus years, he has helped open and manage more than 150 outpatient orthopaedic PT/OT practices across the US.
Juris Doctor, Northwestern University, 1984
Bachelor of General Studies, University of Michigan, 1980
American Health Lawyers Association
Arizona Bar Association
Ben is the Chairperson and Associate Professor at the Rangos School of Health Sciences Physical Therapy at Duquesne University. Ben joined the full-time faculty of the Physical Therapy Department in July 2013. He is a graduate of Elon College's Exercise/Sport Science Program, the University of Pittsburgh's Physical Therapy Program, and completed his PhD studies in Rehabilitation Science at Duquesne University. Ben instructs students enrolled in the graduate programs for Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy students in Human Anatomy and oversees operations of the Human Cadaver Laboratory. He also teaches Physical Therapy students in Orthopedic Science. Ben has published several research articles on the topic of musculoskeletal anatomy, functional performance testing, and post-operative rehabilitation and outcomes. Ben is also recognized as a Board Certified Specialist in Sports and Orthopedic Physical and enjoys treating patients with various sports and orthopedic injuries. His clinical interests and expertise are in pediatric sports medicine, hip, shoulder, and knee rehabilitation, injury prevention programs, and use of Astym® therapy to enhance clinical practice. In addition to his academic and clinical responsibilities, Ben serves as the Chairperson of the Hip Special Interest Group for the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy, Research Coordinator for the Multi-Center Arthroscopic Study of the Hip (MASH) and is recognized as a national and international speaker with expertise in topics related to diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of the hip joint and the pediatric athlete.
Paul is a graduate of Northern Arizona University with an undergraduate degree in exercise science and a master’s in physical therapy. Paul is adjunct faculty at A.T. Still University where he lectures on musculoskeletal conditions, mindfulness and performance attributes. Paul has spent his career in an outpatient orthopaedic setting where he has worked in multiple settings from private practice to physician owned practices. He was Clinical Instructor of the Year in 2019 and has been providing clinical instruction since 2003. Paul is also involved in coaching at semi-pro and amateur level for running and cycling. Paul’s interest lies in maximizing optimal performance and communication among clinicians and patients as well as assessment and treatment of persistent pain states. He continues to develop psychologically informed practice and being inclusive with respect to the research evidence; embracing the range of methodologies and designs to inform the different aspects of clinical practice.
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Monica coordinates new patient intake, appointment scheduling, verification of benefits and eligibility, as well as communicate with our therapists and referring providers to ensure patients receive care in an efficient and timely manner. Monica takes great pride in completing her work with precision and accuracy. She has years of front desk and referral experience and always goes the extra mile to guarantee a hassle-free experience for our patients. Monica is married and has a young baby boy who keeps her from looking for things to do. She spends her free time taking him on walks and watching him grow. Monica speaks fluent Spanish and takes pride in using her bilingual skills to help others.
Cindy has been practicing as a licensed physical therapist in Texas since 1992. During her entire career, Cindy has specialized in both the clinical and regulatory aspects of outpatient orthopaedics. Cindy has taught courses for the Texas Medical Association, Texas Orthopedic Association, and has also presented to the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO). In addition, she authored the “Workers Compensation Guide for Texas Physicians, 4th edition” for the Texas Medical Association. Cindy has served as the Director of Rehabilitation for OrthoTexas Physicians and Surgeons, PLLC (formerly Associated Physical Therapy). In this role, she was responsible for both chart reviews and coding and documentation training for all PT/OT providers. Cindy has been involved in hundreds of outpatient orthopaedic PT/OT chart reviews in recent years and is familiar with all of the major EHR systems. Cindy graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in Health Education and received her BS in Physical Therapy in 1992 from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
Heather has worked in the medical field for more than 15 years and has experience working at the front desk, in billing and collections, and worked for several years as a practice manager for a multi-physician endocrinology clinic. Heather strives to deliver both our patients and providers with accurate and reliable information while maintaining efficiency and establishing a relationship that encourages trust and promotes growth. Heather is a wife and mother of two boys. She spends her time-off watching her youngest son kick the ball around the soccer field and can also be found driving back and forth to the golf course with her oldest son who has finally found an interest in something other than football!
Laurie has more than 20 years’ experience working as a Credentialing Specialist and is responsible for assisting our providers in acquiring insurance contracts with both large and small insurance plans across the United States. The credentialing process requires intense attention to detail and rigorous knowledge of the application requirements as well as the ability to navigate numerous payer portals, which are all part of the skill set she is pleased to bring to our team. Laurie takes pride in the crucial role she plays by obtaining contracts and maintaining provider credentials which in turn allow our therapists the opportunity to provide patients with specialized services to help them achieve and maintain their personal health goals. In her free time, Laurie enjoys being surrounded by her 5 grown children and 11 grandchildren. Laurie also enjoys riding horses at the local stable.