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For Jane Gonzalez, merely supplying a set of wheels to sick or immobile patients isn’t enough. Caring for the client’s quality of life is what really matters.

Gonzalez is the owner of MEDwheels, a company that provides orthotics, wheelchairs, vehicle lifts and home health equipment so that patients can get moving. To accomplish this, Gonzalez relies on service—and the right staff.

“It’s having a staff that cares,” Gonzalez said. “It’s having a staff that doesn’t just come to work and look at it as a job. They understand that we are in people’s lives because of some medical condition. It’s an understanding of the value that we can bring into their lives to make them better.”

Gonzalez, who always wanted to start her own business, got her chance as a secondary creator of MEDwheels, in partnership with her brother and sister-in-law. Six years later, the company primarily services veterans and senior citizens with health issues such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and cancer.

Many patients appreciate the sincerity of MEDwheels. One client left a competing medical mobility company in favor of Gonzalez and her associates’ great service. Another feisty patient uses the MEDwheels lot as her own personal drive-through, pulling up and honking the horn until Gonzalez hustles out to take care of her.

“Those are the moments that set us apart,” said Gonzalez with a smile. “We provide a very important contribution to our community.”

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