What is personalized medicine?

What is personalized medicine?

What is personalized medicine?

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The world of medicine, especially spine care, has changed completely in the last ten years. Everyone has something they market; lasers, stem cells, or smaller incisions. It is confusing for everyone but even more confusing if you are in severe pain and just want relief.

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If you get down to the nitty-gritty, almost all the surgeries offered are very similar to each other. The goal is to decompress a nerve in the least invasive way possible so the changes to the spine are minimal. What are not similar is how the patients are vetted, treated and followed up on.

At ShimSpine, you are treated as an individual. You meet the actual person doing the surgery (Dr. Shim) and get to review your exam and films with him.

You will meet his clinical team, Jason Mazza and Cathie Nicholson. They will be part of your care from the minute you walk into the office and are always available for any questions or observations.

You will know that Dr. Shim has no ownership in any Surgery Centers or hospitals so he does not profit from where and when he does surgery. He has no quotas to reach so therefore this appointment is about you, not getting another body through the door.

If you need surgery, Dr. Shim, Jason and Cathie will be with you, and your family, through the whole experience. You will never feel alone and your family will be updated frequently throughout surgery.

You will be educated. We will only do surgery on someone who understands what we are doing and why we are doing it.

You will get the smallest surgery that is available to treat your problem. No big fusions for small problems; no months of recovery; no “what have I done?” the week after surgery.

You will be followed after surgery. With frequent phone calls and appointments, we want to know how you are doing. You will be able to contact one of us at any time.

You will not be getting continuous bills. We will give you the price of everything ahead of time. The only thing that can possibly change is if you use your health insurance for the hospital or tests. All prices of MRI’s and hospitals have been pre-negotiated for you and are very reasonable.

This is your only Spine. We will treat it like it was ours… that’s personalized medicine.

 

Article by Catherine Nicholson based on over 30 years as a Registered Nurse and 15 years as a practice manager in a spine practice.

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Chief of Surgery, Mease Countryside and Mease Dunedin Hospitals, Safety Harbor and Dunedin, Florida. 2014-2016.

Orthopaedic Section Chief Mease Countryside Hospital; Safety Harbor, Florida Mease Dunedin Hospital; Dunedin, Florida.2008-2013

Board Member Morton Plant Mease Research Council

Co-Director of Mease Neuro-Ortho Spine Center Mease Dunedin Hospital; Dunedin, Florida.

One of “6 Spine Physicians Ranked #1 on Google” – December 2016

Top Ten Most Liked Spine Surgeons on the Internet – July 2016

2016 Spine Surgeons to Know list – January 2016

2014 Spine Specialists to know list – September 2014

One of Ten Leaders of Certified Spine Programs – December 2011

 

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The information provided on this website does not provide or should be considered medical advice. It is not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment of any condition. The information provided is for informational purposes only. You should not rely solely on the information provided on this website in making a decision to pursue a specific treatment or advice. You should consult directly with a professional healthcare provider.

As a condition of using the information on this website, ShimSpine and its physicians are not responsible for any advice, diagnosis, treatment or outcome you may obtain.

ShimSpine.com is completely self-funded. No outside funds are accepted or used. This website does not utilize paid advertising as a source of revenue.
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What is Spinal Stenosis? www.Spine-Health.com. October 2015.

Surgeon insights on the Changing Landscape of Orthopedic Care. OrthopedicToday. June 2014

Chapter 33: Interspinous Spacers. Shim JH, Mazza JS, Kim DH Published in Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Spinal Techniques. Elsevier Health Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Published 2011)

Chapter 35: Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Lumbar Fusion Technique.Shim JH, Mazza JS, Kim DH Published in Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Spinal Techniques. Elsevier Health Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Published 2011)

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February 2010 A Review of Dynamic Stabilization in the Lumbar Spine Selby Spine Symposium; Park City, Utah

November 2009 Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Community Based Lecture; Tampa, Florida

September 2009 Instructor/Proctor Minimally Invasive Lumbar Cadaver Lab; Tampa, Florida

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February 2008 The Degenerative Spine: The Role of Dynamic Lumbar Stablization and Interspinous Spacers Selby Spine Symposium; Park City, Utah

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September 2007 Emerging Technology in Spinal Surgery Orthopaedics in the 21st Century Symposium; Morton Plant Mease Healthcare; Largo, Florida

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May 2005 The Role of Kyphoplasty in the Treatment of Vertebral Compression Fractures Mease Neurosciences Symposium; Clearwater, Florida
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