Our practitioners provide dedicated and compassionate care to every patient by working hard to meet their needs in a professional, courteous manner.

Alan Ross, CPO

Alan Ross, owner and president of Suncoast Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc., has been helping patients overcome their disabilities through customized service for more than 30 years.

Board certified in orthotics and prosthetics since 1978, Alan became interested in the profession while in the pre-med program at Ohio State University, where his roommate was an amputee. After graduating from OSU, he obtained a second Bachelor of Science Degree in Orthotics and Prosthetics from New York University. Alan worked at RGP Orthopedic Appliances in San Diego before establishing Suncoast Orthotics & Prosthetics in 1980.

Alan's mission is to encourage patients to consider their potential and remain positive in achieving their maximum physical ability. "It's very fulfilling to see someone come into this office in a wheelchair, and then eventually to be able to walk out unassisted," he says.

Alan is a member of the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists (AAOP); past president of the Florida Association of Orthotists & Prosthetists (FAOP), and past chairman, Government Liaison committee of the FAOP; Florida Blue Cross/Blue Shield Advisory Committee on Orthotics and Prosthetics for policy development; and past chairman, National Exam Development Committee of the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC).

He enjoys sports fishing and mountaineering. A native of Livingston, New Jersey, Alan now resides in Sarasota with his wife and two children.