About Genesis Prosthetics

About David Van Auker, MA, CP, CCA

David Van Auker MA, CP, CCADavide Van Auker MA CP CCADavid Van Auker has a masters degree (MA) in studio art from Eastern Michigan University (with a bachelors in art and journalism and a minor in economics), and his prosthetics certificate (CP) from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. He is board certified with the American Board for Certification in Prosthetics and Orthotics (ABC). He is also a board certified clinical anaplastologist (CCA) with the Board for Certification in Clinical Anaplastology (BCCA). He spent almost 12 years working for Pros-Tech Prosthetic Technological Center in Troy, Michigan, treating all types of amputations from post operative thru final prosthetic fitting. He fits above and below knee amputations as well as partial feet, hand injuries and upper extremities. He also makes facial prosthetics including eyes, ears and noses. He has established himself as the only practicing certified prosthetist and anaplastolgist in the state of Michigan, and one of a handful of specialists of this type nationwide. Before working at Pros-Tech, he worked as a researcher at the world renowned Sabolich Prosthetics and Research Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where he was involved in the development of cosmetic finishing systems and silicone technology. He is currently the only individual in the United States that is certified in BOTH prosthetics and anaplastology!

My Philosophy

Giving patients the highest quality prosthesis available anywhere as a choice is important. I think patients deserve to have more options, and my company is focused on giving motivated patients choices that they may have been deprived of elsewhere. Unfortunately many prosthetic clinics don’t tell patients about someone like my self, sometimes because they don’t know, but mostly because they are focused on what they provide, not in fully educating the patient as to their actual range of choices. I suppose this is to maintain their bottom line. I don’t give kick backs or payoffs to enhance my business. I am not about being charming or giving false hope. Honest care, with the best results is my first priority. Second is to make a prosthesis you may not be able to get ANYWHERE! I love making a prosthesis for a patient that I know is the best available in all regards. I believe that a patient who is motivated to get a quality product deserves it. I also believe that if a patient doesn’t care, then I can’t care for them. Ultimately I believe independence is the foundation for a quality of life. A good prosthesis and a motivated and educated patient is the beginning of that quality of life.

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