Page Content 6 Key Benefits for Spine Center Patients Spine Center patients benefit from our: Collaboration: A variety of specialists work together for seamless, patient-centered care, combining spine care expertise and exploring different options to provide the care and treatment that is right for each patient. Continuity: Spine Center doctors stay in touch with each other in person or through the patient's electronic medical record and can discuss an individual patient's ongoing treatment and care. Common Goal: The goal is to help patients live a more functional, pain-free life without surgery unless that's the only evidence-based solution. Education: Patients are often misinformed about care and may demand surgical treatment that is not in their long-term best interests. Our doctors take on the role of educator, teaching the patient about evidence-based medicine and the wisdom of a conservative approach in treating the spine and neck. We take the time to educate, so that patients can make an informed decision and understand the impact of a rush into surgical treatment. Preparation: In addition, Kelsey-Seybold physicians develop a Preparation Plan when surgery is indicated, taking time to address and goal-set around a targeted weight for surgery, smoking cessation, and other issues for optimal outcome. Facilitate Timely Appointments for Patients: A PM&R specialist can be seen at most locations within three working days. We strive to schedule patients as quickly as possible.