Becker’s Spine Review recently published an article revealing the results of a survey in which spine surgeons discussed the most challenging moments of their career. See what Dr. Richard Kube’s response was, below!

“The most frustrating moment was just prior to opening my solo spine practice. I had spent a year away for my restrictive covenant, and as the time approached to return home and open the practice, I encountered huge pushback from the competition. While it was largely expected, I was surprised at how supposedly neutral parties, such as the hospitals, acted. It was surprising how much politics played into literally every step of the process. I persevered, and it honestly made success that much more satisfying. There was a time however, whether I thought it would be possible to fight the local machine.”

This survey was part of the “Ask Spine Surgeons” series of articles, in which Becker’s Spine Review interviews spine surgeons around the country about clinical, business and policy issues affecting spine care.

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