Becker’s Spine Review is a publication for orthopedic and spine surgeons and surgery center administrators. Each week, Becker’s releases additions to their Ask Spine Surgeons series, and earlier this month, spine surgeons were asked to share what they recommend for spine surgery to the younger generation of surgeons. Check out Dr. Richard Kube’s response, below!
Question: What is best personal finance decision you have ever made?
Richard Kube, MD. Founder and CEO of Prairie Spine & Pain Institute (Peoria, Ill.): Without a doubt my best decision was to start my own spine practice. It has certainly had its challenges, but it has been overwhelmingly rewarding. I have been able to focus on spine without the distractions of general orthopedic trauma, and have been able to use that time and energy to grow the practice. I have gained knowledge in business and the experience of owning a company has helped with other business decisions and investing. Besides building rehabilitation departments and a surgical facility and some of the more familiar verticals, I have been able to branch into the business world beyond spine and medicine in general, and I have made contacts and relationship I would have never thought possible. Starting my practice eight years ago set the foundation and put me on the trajectory I am on today.