Dallas, TX (PressExposure) June 12, 2014 -- Dr. Douglas Won, founder and director of SpineCARE and chief medical officer of Star Medical Center, will be a featured speaker at the annual Becker's Healthcare spine conference in Chicago, June 12-14, 2014. Dr. Won will speak Friday, June 13, at 1:45 p.m. on "Starting an Independent Spine Practice." The 40-minute presentation will focus on the top factors physicians and entrepreneurs should consider when building a spine practice.
The "12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Future of Spine," will be held at the Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.
"I am honored to be participating in the Becker's Healthcare annual conference," said Dr. Won. "The presentation is designed to help others create a successful, independent spine practice. It will include topics like: how to know your market, how to identify and utilize your strengths, what to look for when hiring employees, tips for building your brand, and suggestions to help you set goals and track progress."
Becker's Healthcare is an industry leader that produces a number of publications focusing on health news, business and legal issues. Among them are: Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review, Becker's ASC Review, Becker's Hospital Review, Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality, Becker's Hospital CIO Report, and Becker's Hospital CFO.
One of the most highly trained spine specialists world-wide, Dr. Won is an expert in helping people manage back and neck pain. Approximately 95% of Dr. Won's patients are treated non-surgically, but when surgery is necessary, Dr. Won employs the most non-invasive methods possible. He helped develop endoscopic laser spine surgery and was the first surgeon in Texas to perform it with a 3mm incision - the size of a grain of rice.
Dr. Won completed his fellowship training in spine surgery at William Beaumont Hospital's Spine Center and in cervical spine surgery, microscopic spine surgery and spinal deformity surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. He did his internship and residency through Washington University SOM/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, received his Doctor of Medicine from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, and holds undergraduate degrees from Northwestern University and Harvard University.
In Irving, Texas, Dr. Won serves as a mentor and a board member of the Irving Schools Foundation. He's also a clinical assistant professor at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and holds leadership positions with a number of professional organizations. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, distinguished fellow of the American College of Surgeons, board member of the American Board of Surgery and co-founder of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Treasury. Other professional memberships include the North American Spine Society, Texas Medical Association, Texas Orthopaedic Association and the International Association of Orthopedic Surgeons.
A division of Lumin Health in Irving, Texas, SpineCARE is a nationally acclaimed, comprehensive spine center dedicated to providing the most effective answers to back and neck problems. SpineCARE has 10 locations throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The practice is affiliated with Star Medical Center, a new surgical hospital in Plano, Texas, and OrthoCARE, which focuses on orthopedics, foot and ankle care, and sports medicine. For more information, call 1-888-600-6474 or visit http://www.spinecaredfw.com, http://www.starmedcenter.com or http://www.orthocaredfw.com.
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