Patient Advocate Program


AlliedOP understands that full-service prosthetic care extends well beyond physical treatment. At our foundation and core is our five-pronged approach to care, focusing on physical, mental, emotional, social, and vocational care. To that end, AlliedOP offers each of its prosthetic patients the assistance of one of our Patient Advocates. AlliedOP Patient Advocates focus on the mental, emotional, social, and vocational aspects of treatment associated with the prosthetic treatment process. Patient Advocates have a unique understanding of the process, because they are prosthetic wearers themselves.



One of AlliedOP’s Patient Advocates is Chris Gossett. Chris serves AlliedOP’s Northern New Jersey patients. Chris, a New Jersey native who grew up in Elmwood Park, has been an above-knee amputee for seventeen years. A true outdoorsman and adrenaline seeker, Chris spends his time outside of work skiing, riding motorcycles and dirt bikes, boating, and drag racing. Chris is extremely passionate about his work and understands the value and comfort that comes with having a Patient Advocate who has been through the process.



Serving AlliedOP’s Southern and Central New Jersey patients is Carl Wardell. Carl has been an AlliedOP Patient Advocate for 6 years. Initially, Carl was an AlliedOP patient. Carl has developed expertise in the latest bionic technology, in part from his own personal experience. Carl was the first in the United States to wear the Ossur Power Knee.

When Carl is not serving prosthetic patients as an AlliedOP Patient Advocate, Carl enjoys spending time with his family, including coaching his son’s baseball and hockey teams. Carl is also active in the outdoors, and enjoys fishing and riding ATVs.




To connect with Carl, Chris or another AlliedOP Patient Advocate in your area, please reach out to us at, 1-800-848-8866, or stop by one of our locations.

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