Our Mission – To assist our patients in achieving their functional goals by providing custom orthotic and prosthetic devices in a timely, thoughtful and caring manner, while working within the medical community.
Douglas J. Turner, CP BOCO
Doug was born and raised in Michigan, and has lived in Missoula since 2000. He opened WMOP in 2006 and hasn't looked back. Doug earned his Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and his prosthetics certificate from Florida International University. He has been certified for and has treated patients in both orthotics & prosthetics for 25+ years. As a 10 year old, Doug lost his left leg above the knee to cancer. Since then, he’s walked on every possible type of prosthesis, from wooden legs to his current computer driven knee. WMOP was founded on the firmly held belief that people with amputations can return to a productive life, and should be able to receive the best care in their hometown. With that ideal in mind, Doug brings both his personal and professional experiences with him into patient interactions. In his free time, Doug enjoys his family, and spending time in the outdoors hunting, hiking and biking.
Levi Spence, CP CPED CPOA
Levi is a certified Prosthetist and Pedorthist born and raised in Tennessee. He joined the WMOP team in March of 2018. Levi has accumulated experience in the O and P field for over 9 years. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and the outdoors. “I have always found myself aspiring to create an everyday life that I never felt I needed a vacation from. I found that in Montana.”
Jacob Kirkpatrick, Orthotic & Prosthetic Resident
Jacob Kirkpatrick is currently a resident at WMOP. He plans to finish his residency and take Orthotic & Prosthetic testing in late 2018. Jake grew up on a ranch in central Nebraska. One of the many reasons he was attracted to the field prosthetics and orthotics is that there is no cookie cutter solution for every person. He received his master’s degree from Northwestern University. Prosthetics and orthotics offers him the chance to apply these unique skills to help empower individuals to live a fulfilling and happy lifestyle. Jake enjoys acquiring new skills not only from the field of prosthetics and orthotics, but in many aspects of life. He has multiple hobbies such as woodworking, auto mechanics, hunting, and fishing. “Knowledge is not heavy to carry.”
Sean Peterson, Orthotic & Prosthetic Technician
Sean has worked at WMOP for six years as a prosthetics and orthotics technician. Originally From Havre Montana, Sean has lived in Missoula for over ten years. With a construction background, and creative thought process, the transition into the O and P field has been very smooth for Sean. To create a device that is functional, user friendly, and visually appealing is the approach he takes on everything he fabricates. Sean enjoys family, friends, sports and anything outdoors in his free time. He enjoys living in Missoula for all of the recreational activity that it offers. If he had to choose a favorite activity to do, ice fishing tops the list. This field has offered many things for Sean that he feels have been very valuable aspects to his personal life. He is driven by the ability to see lives improved after leaving WMOP. Sean is constantly trying to improve his craft, and provide the best possible solution for all of our patients needs and desires.
Jamie, Office Manager
Jamie was born and raised right here in Missoula. She has a passion for healthcare, earning her Medical Assisting degree from the University of Montana. After nursing for several years, Jamie became part of the WMOP team when they opened in 2006. Jamie views every interaction with insurance companies from the patient’s perspective, advocating for what is best for the patient. With almost 20 years experience in the insurance industry, Jamie is able to speak their language, and influence their view on what is most beneficial for all parties involved. In her free time, Jamie thoroughly enjoys her family, and traveling the West watching her kids play sports. Jamie’s black lab, Daisy, is the WMOP shop dog, and goes to work every day.
Candace, Administrative Assistant
Candace graduated from MSU-Billings in 2015 with an AA in Medical Administrative Assisting. She has been in the medical field for 15 years and has had a wide array of experience including PCA work in home health and facilities, medical records, public health, medical billing, administrative assisting and much more. She and her family enjoy snowmobiling, camping, swimming, exploring Montana and surrounding areas, trying new foods, and many other outdoor activities. Candace also enjoys refurbishing furniture in her spare time.