Specialized Orthopedic Solutions, Inc. is co-owned by CEO Jeffrey H. VonderHaar and President Elizabeth Bress-VonderHaar. Their staff together bring over 35 years of experience in the Orthotics and Prosthetics industry.
SOS Medical employs a full-time ABC Certified Prosthetist Orthotist (CPO), who oversees the manufacturing and fitting of custom orthotics and prosthetics. While this RFP won’t include custom products SOS Medical offers the expertise and experience of both a Board Certified Prosthetist and an Orthotist. This sets us apart from competitors who are not able to offer this level of proficiency.
Prior to Specialized Orthopedic Solutions, Inc., Jeffrey served as a Sales Manager for OXYmed and as the Orthopedic Sales Manager for Team Post-Op Inc., where he accomplished unprecedented growth and success within those companies. However, after working for various companies in the Medical Industry where profits and margins took priority over patient care and employee loyalty, Jeffrey set out to make a difference.
In 2003, with a vision of providing exceptional patient care, quality medical products, and to be truly a ‘one stop solution’ for patients and their rehabilitative needs – Jeffrey founded Specialized Orthopedic Solutions, Inc.,(dba: SOS Medical). Since 2003, SOS Medical has blossomed into a thriving durable medical equipment (DME) distributorship, O&P Facility and Physical Therapy Clinic where they now care for hundreds of patients monthly. The vast knowledge gained over years in the medical industry, coupled with his drive and tenacity, all contributed to the success of SOS Medical today.
Elizabeth VonderHaar is President of Specialized Orthopedic Solutions, Inc. Elizabeth is a graduate of UPSA in Santa Cruz, Bolivia obtaining degrees in Business Administration and English with a Masters in Marketing.
As a Managing Partner, Elizabeth is responsible for overseeing new business/product development. Since her arrival in 2008, growth has increased by an average of 42% annually. Elizabeth began her career with Specialized Orthopedic Solutions, Inc. as a Territory Manager and quickly proved to be a Top Producer and Leader while exceeding sales expectations year after year.
In her years prior to SOS Medical and following graduation; Elizabeth moved to New York City to work as a Production Manager with Pachamama Films. Soon thereafter, she found herself pursuing a career of acting and modeling in addition to her being crown Mrs. Bolivia International 2004. Eventually, her acting career brought her to Los Angeles where she would experience yet another career change that would take on a more meaningful new direction.
In 2006, Elizabeth began a career in the medical field with Team Surgical working as a Sales Representative in the Surgical/Capital Equipment Division. She quickly ‘cut her teeth’ in the Medical Field and developed strong and lasting relationships with the Orthopedic Surgeons in her respected Territory. That experience, coupled with her personal experiences, vast education, tenacious work ethic and the strong desire to succeed, only made her the ideal Managing Partner for Jeffrey VonderHaar and Specialized Orthopedic Solutions, later in her career.
It is relative to point out that Elizabeth was born with a ‘Congenital Physical Abnormality’ of her lower right leg; subsequently, she had 7 additional unsuccessful surgeries to correct the aliment that resulted in an amputation just below her right knee at age 11. Though what may seem as a deterrent for success or an obstacle in the pursuit of dreams has only fueled Elizabeth’s desire and need to assist others with similar predicaments.
Elizabeth has been the motivating factor and key initiative for the development of Specialized Orthopedic Solution’s — Prosthetic Division.