Meet Our Team
Our professional team includes practitioners who are fully accredited by the American Board of Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics. Anchor O & P is a BOC accredited facility. Our full-service office includes a laboratory with a full-time certified technician.
Terry McDonald earned his B.A. at California State University, Chico and his Orthotic certification from California State University Dominguez Hills. Early in his career Terry had the privilege of training extensively at Rancho Los Amigos rehabilitation hospital in Downey California where he had the opportunity to work alongside some of the pioneers of orthopedics and gait analysis, including the “Grand Dame of Orthopedics” Dr. Jacqueline Perry.
Terry began his independent Orthotic career working for Advanced BioMehanics in Sacramento CA. Later Advanced BioMechanics was bought by a larger company which provided the opportunity for Terry to start Anchor Orthotic & Prosthetics Inc. Since this moment Terry has never looked back. Anchor Orthotics & Prosthetics has been serving patients in the greater Sacramento area for 15 years and has built a shining reputation for itself.
With over 28 years of experience, Terry has proven himself to be very skilled and creative at coming up with solutions to meet his client’s needs and has become known for his ability to treat complicated conditions such as Polio, MS, CP, Spinal Cord injuries, traumas and more.
Terry’s unique abilities and kindness toward clients has made him successful in his field. Terry has thrown fund raisers to help his clients in need and driven hours out of his way to work on animals—yes, Terry treats animals, dogs, alpaca, horses, and other animals as well. Terry has lectured on many topics In the Orthotics and Prosthetics field to medical professionals, university students and faculty, and high school students.
Outside of being an Orthotist Terry enjoys an active lifestyle with his wife, children and friends doing whatever the seasons bring, from hiking to biking to skiing and more.
Ferhan is a native of Atlanta Georgia where he received his undergraduate degree from Georgia State and his degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics from the University of Washington. Residing in California since 2006, he has developed strong roots and love for the West Coast. Ferhan brings 24 years of experience in the field, starting his career in Prosthetics then evolved to encompass the elements of Orthotics. Due to his love of teaching he is an active NCOPE Residency Director for the past 10 years and has been a part-time lecturer for the Masters of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics at Georgia Tech University.
Ferhan believes in building a long lasting and trusting relationship with his patients. He feels the importance to seek and acquire a comprehensive evaluation on each patient by taking time to listen and understand their individual needs. His aspiration is to enhance and provide a positive healing experience while instilling confidence in his patients. During his time off, he enjoys camping, cooking and taking long drives in his Subaru. Anchor Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc. is excited to make this announcement and look forward to expanding our Prosthetics and Orthotics programs throughout Northern California. With practitioners like Ferhan, we believe that patients will receive the best patient care and treatment available.
Jessica is the Patient Care Supervisor and manages the administrative team at Anchor. She oversees all the insurance authorizations and billing. She try’s her best to make sure this process goes as smoothly as possible, this is a very hard time for all our patients and the last thing they should worry about is the insurance authorization process.
Jessica has been part of Anchor since 2015 and has been in the medical administration field since 2010. Jessica graduated from the Medical Billing & Coding program at the Institute of Technology in 2010 and has lived in Sacramento her whole life.
She is passionate about the service she provides and loves to help others. Jessica is proud to part of the anchor family! When not at work she loves to spend time with her family, traveling,
crocheting, cooking and gardening.
I’m an administrator for Anchor orthotics and prosthetics and I love my role here. I have been working in the medical field for 30 years, and have been and LVN since 1998. During my time in the medical field I have also worked in the ER at UCD, AIDS clinics, Pediatrics, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Plastic Surgery, Dialysis Nursing, Practice Management, and most recently, Administration.
I enjoy working with my team and find that my experience in the medical field is very beneficial to our patients. Many of our patients I have referred here from the vascular surgery side, and I now see them here on the prosthetic side, which I find immensely rewarding. In my spare time, my husband and I enjoy camping, concerts, our two Boston terriers, and spending time with our children.
Jay, as an amputee, became a RBKA June of 2015. His passion is to help other amputees and their families by providing support, tips and advice. He had no one there to help or assist him through his process, so wants to help others and let them know that they are not alone.
Jay is a peer support/care coordinator he goes to meet people when they are at the hospital, care facility, or even their residence that have or are getting ready to face amputation and shares information on what to expect after amputation along with his own experience as an amputee.
He spent almost 7.5 years in a wheelchair but was back on his feet just 1.5 months after amputation. In the workplace Jay enjoys the fact he gets to assist other amputees and see the reaction of excitement on their faces when they are able to stand tall and even walk for the first time since amputation. It gives him great satisfaction knowing he was a part of that journey in their life.
Jay enjoys doing anything he can with his two feet, whether its just walking to the store for a gallon of milk to riding his bike from South Sacramento to Folsom and home (52 miles) 1-2 times a week to have lunch with his wife. He enjoys playing basketball with the fellas and golfing with his brother and friends. Jay also likes to attend as many amputee clinics and events that are held locally or even in the Bay Area and strives to get other patients involved as much as possible. Jay is also a season ticket holder for the California Golden Bears… GO BEARS!
I am an administrative assistant here at Anchor O&P. Since my desk is in the front, I meet all of our patients and I enjoy the conversations I get to have with them. I always try to make their day. This is my first position I have had in the medical field, but it is great being part of
the Anchor team.
I am currently a student in the Masters of Science-Kinesiology program at Sacramento State. I received my Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with a minor in Biochemistry from CSU Fresno. I have a background in exercise science, biomechanics and metabolism.
Rick is a native northern Californian who grew up in the San Francisco bay area. While working toward his degree in Exercise Physiology at California State University, Chico and studying biomechanics he discovered the field of prosthetics. This led to attending and graduating from the Prosthetics Education Program at UCLA.
After completing his residency and passing his Board exams he returned to the Bay Area to hone his skills as a Certified Prosthetist gaining experience working with patients of various amputation levels, but mostly with the adult population. Then an opportunity presented itself for a new experience and he accepted a position at Shriners Hospital for Children. For the next 16 years he focused on pediatric prosthetics treating children from birth to the age of 21. The Shriners Hospital for Children, Northern California had just opened a new flagship hospital in Sacramento and treated children with orthopedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns and performed research. He worked with child amputees resulting from congenital anomalies, disease such as cancer, and trauma including burn. “You would think this would be a tremendously sad situation to work in, and it wasn’t that those circumstances initially were not, but I was part of a team working for improvement and solutions,” Rick said. “The resilience of the children and their families was remarkable. It was an awesome thing to participate in, just to be a part of it.”
When not at work Rick enjoys spending time with his family, reading and tinkering in his garage.