Becker’s Spine Review recently released their 2016 Spine Surgeons to know, and our own Dr. Richard Kube was on the list!

Richard Kube, MD (Prairie Spine & Pain Institute, Peoria, Ill.). Dr. Kube is the founder of Prairie Spine & Pain Institute and Prairie Surgicare. He also serves on the clinical faculty at University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. He is the treasurer of the American Board of Spine Surgery and serves or has served on various committees of the North American Spine Society and International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery. He is the advisor to Twisted Sun Innovations, a Hydrogen energy company working on renewable energy solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense. His additional training includes a spine fellowship with Spine Surgery PSC in Louisville, Ky.

Additionally, Becker’s Spine also interviewed Dr. Kube about clinical, business, and policy issues. Check it out, below.

Ask a Spine Surgeon is a weekly series of questions posed to spine surgeons around the country about clinical, business and policy issues affecting spine care. We invite all spine surgeon and specialist responses.

Richard Kube, MD, Founder, CEO, Prairie Spine & Pain Institute (Peoria, Ill.): We have added another surgeon to our practice, so we are striving to help his practice grow and thrive.

Additionally, we are also moving forward with an adult stem cell program for pain management. Last major category is finalizing some contracting with our bundled payment model. We hope that some early traction translates into another practice vertical.