Prosthetics and Orthotics in Sumter
Reliable Medical Equipment of South Carolina is the only local company offering a board certified prosthetist/Orthotist and orthotic fitter along with its’ full line of durable medical equipment. The prosthetics available through RME are customized from state of the art technology and highest quality sockets, sleeves and feet to ensure the ideal personal fit, function and ease of use. Our Staff’s dedication to each patient achieving their maximum goals whether it is basic ambulation or returning to an active sports lifestyle has placed Reliable Medical Equipment of SC as the Reader’s Choice for Prosthetics for more than 10 years.
Amputation of a lower extremity can affect anyone at any age due to health issues, injury, or congenital reasons, and can range from a toe, partial/whole foot, to below the knee, or above the knee to the hip. Our prosthetist will follow a patient from the hospital, working closely with the physicians, physical therapists and family as part of the rehabilitation team. We also perform complete initial assessments and fittings in a rehab facility or the comfort of a patient’s home at no charge.
The orthotic department of Reliable Medical Equipment of SC has a complete line of off-the-shelf orthotics such as splints, braces and supports. We also provide customized bracing for sports and osteo-arthritis needs. The RME staff is well trained and certified in detecting potential concerns with diabetics’ feet, and work with diabetics to ensure custom fitting of diabetic shoes in the latest styles.
Richard Barkley, BOCOP
Richard is a BOC Certified Prosthetist and a BOC Certified Orthotist. He has worked with prosthetic and orthotic patients at Reliable Medical Equipment of South Carolina since 2007. Richard has provided care for a wide range of patients with varying conditions and needs. He is patient and logical in his approach and provides an excellent level of care. Richard graduated from Lakewood High School in 1999 and Presbyterian College in 2003 where he was member of the baseball team. Richard ended his baseball career after playing minor league baseball for the New York Yankees. Richard is a member of New Spring Church and enjoys spending his free time with his wife and three boys. He also takes advantage of any opportunity to be outdoors playing sports, hunting, and fishing.
Jeanette Warner, CFO, CFTS
Jeanette has been with Reliable Medical Equipment of SC since 2009 and has been in the medical equipment business for over 20 years. She is an ABC Certified Fitter of Orthotics and an ABC Certified Fitter of Therapeutic Shoes. Jeanette enjoys spending her free time with her husband, son, and three furry children. She loves animals, working in her garden, and helping her patients. Jeanette genuinely cares for each patient she encounters and strives to meet each patient’s individual needs.