If surgery is being considered for you, you should ask questions. If you do not understand the answers you receive, you should keep asking assertively and politely until the surgery and its effects are explained to you in terms you understand. It might help if you write down your questions before talking with the doctor.…Details
As stated in previous articles, you should use proper body mechanics and good posture to reduce the risk of injury to your back while performing any activity, including sleeping. Also, if you already have back pain, good body mechanics and posture may help minimize your pain and help to prevent further injury.
In March, Becker’s Spine Review included our very own Richard Kube, MD, in their list of 208 Spine Surgeons & Specialists to Know! The official feature on him may be found below. Richard A. Kube II, MD (Prairie Spine & Pain Institute, Peoria, Ill.).Dr. Kube is founder and owner of Prairie Spine and Pain Institute. He…Details
In late April Dr. Kube attended the Illinois State Medical Society’s annual House of Delegates Meeting as a delegate representing the Peoria Medical Society. Among other things, delegates passed resolutions protecting a physician’s right to practice according to their moral conscience and urging the revision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Earlier this year the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery created a Coding and Reimbursement Task Force. Dr. Kube was selected, along with 10 other spine professionals from around the country, to create the new task force to review and analyze medical coding changes, issues and valuation of work performed by surgeons.