Our personal experience underscores every relationship we build with a patient. We understand the mental and physical hurdles in an amputee’s journey to their new life with their new prosthesis. From pre-op to complete fit, Shamrock Prosthetics builds a relationship based on trust, compassion, belief and encouragement with each patient on their unique path to recovery. We provide innovative technological solutions for the customer in this antiquated industry and underscore our relationship with the highest caliber of customer.
Founder & CEO
As Founder & CEO of Shamrock Prosthetics, Steve Ehrestman directs the strategic leadership of the team and heads up sales for the company. He also follows up on all physician referrals, manages inter-operative care, oversees hospital contracts and leads new patient on boarding. Prior to launching Shamrock, Ehrestman was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a prosthetic company headquartered in Buford, Georgia. During his five years with the company he grew revenue three-fold, expanded into three markets and launched two new offices. Ehrestman’s results-based marketing and sales roles include positions with other prestigious consumer brands including Gatorade, Coca-Cola Company and Budweiser among others. A former Division 1 student athlete and captain of the Boston University Basketball Team, a 2001 accident and 13 later surgeries left Ehretsman with a below knee amputation. His experience with navigating the surgical and prosthetic process left him frustrated and eventually became the motivation to change the industry standard for prosthetic and amputee care. In 2011 he was named to Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 Under 40 list of Rising Business Leaders and has been featured in other prominent news publications. From Cleveland, Ohio, Ehrestman resides in Atlanta.
Ikeithia “Ike” Davis joined Shamrock first as Office Administrator quickly moving into a large role of Office Manager. She brings 15 years of medical office administrative experience and now oversees account receivables, accounts payables, billing, staff credentialing, purchasing, inventory and human resources. She is pursuing a degree in Health and Human Services at Southern New Hampshire University.
Ryan Dougherty CPO LPO
As a licensed prosthetist orthotist and the Clinical Director for Shamrock Prosthetics, Ryan Dougherty clinically fits the patients with their upper or lower extremity prosthesis post healing or in the reinvention phase. Ryan joined Shamrock in August 2017. He has over 10 years of experience as a certified and licensed prosthetist and has been involved in patient care across all age groups as he managed offices across 5 counties in the Tampa Bay market. Ryan received his undergraduate degree in Health Science Education from the University of Florida and his Certificate in Prosthetics from the University of Connecticut. He is licensed in Georgia and a member of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists as well as the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics.
Gini Thomas is a Shamrock Prosthetics patient and now the company’s territory representative where she uses her personal amputation story to help other patients on their journey. In August 2012, Gini and her husband Joe of 17 months were involved in a motorcycle accident. Joe was killed instantly. Gini sustained serious injuries fracturing every bone in her right leg. After undergoing 11 surgeries over the next three years and in an attempt to restore function and reduce pain, she decided to amputate her right leg above the knee. That decision and working with Shamrock on a custom prosthetic allowed her to immediately reclaim her life. Having worked with Shamrock and in speaking to other amputee’s, she realized the level of care and education she received from Shamrock was not typical to other amputee’s stories. Drawing on her experience in the healthcare industry as a medical assistant and in front office positions at The Center for Pain of Montgomery, Gini is able to easily and empathetically connect to other patients as they embark on their path to creating a new life with their prosthetic.
Marie Smith joined Shamrock Prosthetics bringing 25 years of experience in billing in the orthopedic field. As office administrator, Marie is integral in walking with our patients in their reinvention process. She interfaces with insurance companies for authorization and coverage and keeps patients informed on appointments and all aspects of their journey with Shamrock.
James Strickland CPOA
James “Jamie” Strickland joined Shamrock in July 2017 brining 10 years of experience in the field. He completed 500 clinical hours in LaGrange, GA and became American Board for Certification as a Certified Prosthetic Orthotic Assistant. In his role as Prosthetic Technician, he assists our prosthetist with the casting and fitting process and handles all in-house fabrication of prosthetics. His passion for the field extends to animals having fabricated a prosthesis for his dog.
We continue to grow and build our family of Shamrock Prosthetics patients. In 2017 we will open our second facility in Atlanta metropolitan area with continued plan of growth throughout Georgia and the United States.