Dr. Michael Duffy, our orthopedic spine surgeon in Mansfield, took some time out of his practice on Tuesday to talk with Chris Flanagan from Good Morning Texas about how to avoid injuring your back pain when golf. Dr. Duffy actually played golf in college so this type of segment was right up his alley! 

Dr. Duffy and Chris Flanagan.

Dr. Duffy and Chris having a good time!

 

 

Thanks so much to Mansfield Methodist for inviting us on the show. 

 

If you have questions about back/neck pain, please come out to the BACK TALK event Saturday August 6th at 10am. 

 

We have talked about Dr. Belanger before, but for those who haven’t heard about him, he is the latest addition to the Texas Back Institute physician team. He joined our team in January and works out of our Rockwall office.  He is an orthopedic spine surgeon and he is in Rockwall full-time! We are so excited to have him as part of our TBI family! 

Since it has been a full 6 months since Dr. Belanger came onboard we decided we wanted to thank some of the physician’s in the area that have helped welcome Dr. Belanger into the Rockwall medical community.  What better way to do this than a sunset sail on Lake Ray Hubbard? 

Our view walking from the shops to the pier.  Gorgeous!

Cheryl and Dr. Bean on the boat.

Dr. Belanger and his wife Toni.

The grub!

The whole gang!

We had such a good time and were so happy that everyone was able to make it out!  Thanks for everyone who came! 

As a final thought, check out how cute this little duck family was! Adorable!

The last two days we have been quietly filming what will soon be our new virtual tour video after the clinic is closed.  This tour, that will be hosted on our website, will walk through a typical new patient visit.  From start to finish you will get an inside look at what a new patient can expect when they come to Texas Back Institute.

 All the people in the video are employees at TBI too! 

 Though the video won’t be ready for a little while here are some pictures from behind the scenes. 

Our staging area was in the boardroom.  This is just a picture of everyone hanging out. 

This was the real deal, folks!  We even had a make up artist on set!  Shannon Knox did everyone’s makeup.   She was wonderful!

We even did a little makeup on some of the guys!  Let’s just say they weren’t expecting it. 

In this one, we were filming in our Physical Therapy department.

Jeric and Ronna are just enjoying a little down time in the zero gravity chairs!

Robert is showing us one of the many exercises our patients might do in PT. 

A couple of the “actors”

 

Thanks so much to all the employees who helped make this video! 

We had so much fun and can’t wait to share it with everyone! 

If you have been a patient at TBI, tell us about your first visit. 

Recently Dr. Lieberman, the scoliosis and spine tumor expert at Texas Back Institute was featured on the cover of the MD News magazine.  Did you see it?

Not only did MD News put Dr. Lieberman on the cover of the issue, they also did a spread inside the magazine.  Here’s the first page of the article.

 After the issue came out MD News had a really nice reception honoring Dr. Lieberman and his team at Three Forks in Dallas.  We had a really good turn out and though Dr. Lieberman prefers not to be the center of attention, he had a blast.  

Here’s a video of Dr. Lieberman’s speech. (It’s a little long, dark and shaky but we wanted to share it anyways!)

MD News and Dr. Lieberman 

Tiffany, business development for the Scoliosis and Spine Tumor Center with Dr. Rashbaum

 Tiffany and the two of the Texas Back Institute sales team members, Jeric and Kelly.

It was such a fun night and everyone had a great time!

Have you ever been a patient of Dr. Lieberman’s?  If so, tell us what your experience was like. 

You may know by now that we really like to share some of the cool things our doctors, here at Texas Back Institute, do when they aren’t in clinic or in surgery.  Well today is no different.  We want to share a story about Dr. Lieberman (or as he likes to be called Izzy) and why he is running in the NYC Marathon. Here’s a little background information on Dr. Lieberman.  He has been with Texas Back Institute since the beginning of the year.  He is one of the top surgeons in the world and he heads about our Scoliosis and Spine Tumor Center. 

If you have read through our blog before you may have noticed that Izzy recently went on a spine mission trip to Uganda and blogged all about it. But one thing you may not know is that he loves to run.  Izzy has entered several races this year including:

The Warrior Dash

Here’s a picture of all the Texas Back group.

The Big D run

 

And Jail Break 2010 (sorry no pics at this time)

 But the big run is still coming up.  The New York City Marathon!!!!!!!

 Izzy is running in the marathon to benefit a charity very close to his heart,  the Blue Card, a fund that assists destitute Holocaust survivors in the United States.  Dr. Lieberman’s father was a Holocaust survivor and this is one of the many ways to honor him.

  Below is an excerpt taken from the NY Times today.  Truly an amazing story, don’t you think?

When Max Lieberman saw a break in the line, he ran. Officers leading the Auschwitz death march shot him, but he kept sprinting through the woods until he collapsed in a field. Farmers nursed him to health, and he never wanted to run again.

More than 65 years later, Izzy Lieberman will traverse the five boroughs of the New York City Marathon to honor his father’s escape in Poland and to help others whose post-Holocaust journeys have become increasingly difficult to bear.

“I think of him every morning when I’m running,” Lieberman said of his father, Max, who died of pancreatic cancer a decade ago, “and I’m just pushing it and pushing it.”

Lieberman, 51, guaranteed his entry into the Nov. 7 marathon by raising money for the Blue Card, a fund that assists destitute Holocaust survivors in the United States. In the field of 43,000, 7,400 will be running for charity, an increasingly viable way to get into the coveted race for those who do not beat the long lottery odds, qualify by time or live near enough to participate in 10 required races in New York.

Running for charity has been a common way to enter other major marathons for decades — especially in London, where nearly 80 percent of the field of 36,550 ran for charities in 2010, raising $81 million. It is a fairly new phenomenon, however, in New York.

The Blue Card is among 86 charity teams, up from 14 in 2006, when New York started its program. In addition, 104 community charity teams from the New York area will each have 5 to 10 entries. The New York Road Runners, the nonprofit organization that operates the race, estimated that $26.2 million would be raised, about $2 million more than last year’s total and $15 million more than in 2006.

Click here to read the whole story. 

August marked the one year anniversary for our Mansfield office.  We had been trying to come up with a way to thank all the people who helped make our first year successful so we decided to have an anniversary party!  We held the party last night and it was awesome!

Some of Dr. Duffy’s patients attended as well as referring physicians and their office staff. Check out the pictures!  We had a great time!

The Mansfield team.  Tammy, Dr. Duffy, Diane, Misty, Candace, Vera and Sandra

We started off with a few words from the TBI leaders.

Dr. Hisey, Mr. President & Trish, CEO or as Dr. Hisey said, the woman who does it all.

Stephanie Boston, our HR director and Lise McConnell, our director of finance.

Vera Johnson and one of Dr. Duffy’s patients, Mary Boyd-Long

Mike Lish, winner of the $250 golf package

Dr Hisey relaxing

Jaclyn McDaniel our sales and marketing coordinator and Vera Johnson, our office manager.

Candace Nelson, Dr. Duffy’s assistant with Jeric Hopkins and Sandra Perez, two members of the sales team.

Thanks to everyone who helped, participated and made this a great event!

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