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!
“Spine does not always work in a general orthopedic group. Had I known that, I mean truly know that, I would have probably taken a different position when I completed training. That being said, it did provide a launching pad to open my own practice. It would have been nice to have more background in human resources and law, but you can’t spend 40 years in school. I really have no regrets about the decision, and really anticipated many of the struggles and challenges we have faced. Ultimately, I am more successful than I would have been had I not gone out on my own.”
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.