Spine Centers of Excellence utilize a multidisciplinary care management approach that makes use of standardized clinical protocols. This model focuses on improving the way care is provided through a coordinated system that identifies and treats conditions of the neck and back, ranging from the most common to the most complex. Central to the COE concept is a finely tuned and structured triage pathway that gives the patient immediate access and navigates the patient through an organized, coordinated approach to appropriate diagnosis and treatment and, most importantly, insures that patients see the right provider at the right time. In addition, Centers of Excellence are staffed by professionals who are "fellowship trained," the highest level of training available for physicians.
Precision Spine Care is a spine center of excellence that treats patients from across East Texas. The spine center includes the expertise of Dr. Charles Gordon and Dr. Andy Redmond. Precision Spine Care has these spine providers as well as physical therapists, physician assistants, medical assistants, RNs, diagnostic tools and other treatments all under one roof. This multidisciplinary team concept combines decades of experience of selected members dedicated to successful treatment. The intent is to provide a variety of highly effective non-surgical and, when indicated, surgical solutions for the back and neck pain sufferer.
Precision Spine Care is the only spine center in East Texas to be included in Spine Center Network, an exclusive national listing of credentialed spine centers of excellence. Click here to learn more.
Research has shown that complex problems like back pain are treated more successfully through a multidisciplinary approach, involving the best aspects of many complementary back specialists. The strength of Precision Spine Care lies in the medical expertise brought by a variety of additional complementary specialists, like physical medicine and neurosurgery, etc.
Through the use of standardized written clinical protocols, physicians take a uniform approach to managing injured backs. This approach reduces variation in care and ensures that no one will get unnecessary or premature surgery.
A patient who goes to a center that does not utilize clinical protocols will notice that he or she may get a different diagnosis and treatment recommendation if they see two different doctors in the same clinic, or if they come back for a second visit. Well defined clinical pathways that are outcome driven ensure quality in health care.
Precision Spine Care protocols eliminate diagnostic tests and uncomfortable procedures when they really are not necessary. This saves the patient unnecessary pain, discomfort and money. Clinical protocols act as guidelines to ensure that the right thing is done, at the right time, every time. In a sense, having such protocols helps to ensure that all physicians in the center are practicing the same kind of medicine — the best medicine.
In the multidisciplinary treatment approach that is Precision Spine Care, accurate diagnosis is critical and less invasive and non surgical options can be utilized in many instances. However, trauma, severe acuity and life threatening conditions, as well as the inability to benefit from previously applied less invasive treatment options, can require that Surgical Treatment Options be utilized.
When Spine Surgery is necessary, the results with Precision Spine Care can be quite impressive. Some procedures, such as the microdiscectomy, can be performed as an outpatient surgery where patients go home the very same day. Other Lumbar and Cervical Procedures are performed at the hospital with Precision Spine Care providers.
Precision Spine Care provides a new spine center resource for those living in East Texas who would otherwise have to travel 30+ miles by car or plane to other major cities for treatment of complex back and neck pain problems.
While some back problems self resolve with time, that is not the case for those patients with emergency symptoms like weakness or numbness into a leg or arm, or loss of control of bowel or bladder. These “red flag” symptoms if untreated for only a week, can become permanent. Such is the problem with delaying diagnostics for people with back or neck pain. Simple to treat problems can snowball into life-changing permanent disability because care is delayed.
Dr. Jonathan Blau
Board certified PM&R
Fellowship-trained in spine
Dr. Ellisiv Lien
Board certified PM&R
Dr. Charles R. Gordon
Board certified neurological surgeon
Fellowship-trained spine surgeon
Dr. Andy J. Redmond
Board Certified Neurological surgeon
Dr. Alan Muns
Fellowship-trained spine surgeon
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