Advanced Therapy & Sports Medicine started in 1984 in Great Bend. It has grown from a one-man clinic to three active clinics. Great Bend is the main office with satellite clinics in Hays and Larned. Tim Markus is the partner in Hays with a staff of five. Kevyn Soupiset is the partner in Larned with a staff of five. The Great Bend site has a staff of 11, which includes Terri Schettler, Susan Bauer and Karina Valles in the front office; PTA’s Diane Erb, Dan Crites, Cheryl Ralston and Bonny Schartz; and PT’s Megan Beahm, Dan Quillin, Kevyn Soupiset and Teresa Malone.
With the expansion the company plans to increase the programs offered, including balance and fall prevention, work comp rehab and an expansion of its athletic performance programs.
“Health care has changed over the last few years and we have tried to adapt to allow for the best care that can be given within the limitations of the insurance companies and to keep out-of-pocket expenses to a minimum,” Malone said.
“Direct Access has helped us work toward this goal. You can now call for an appointment without a doctor’s referral depending on your insurance. This allows us to start your musculoskeletal treatment quicker and often with less out-of-pocket expense to you.”
Elaine Simmons and Krystal Barns with Barton Community College are partners in Advanced Therapy’s Work Fit program. This is a post-offer employment test to help employers with their Work Comp premiums and the safety of their employees. There are many ways this program can help employers manage costs and their staff welfare, Malone said.
“Advanced Therapy & Sports Medicine wants to thank everyone for the support you have given over the years,” she said. “Stop by to visit. We would love to show you our new facility.”