2 concerns keeping Dr. Rick White up at night & what's exciting in sports medicine

Written by Megan Wood | November 16, 2017 | Print  |

Rick White, MD, of Mexico, Mo.-based SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital Audrain, emphasizes two concerns that keep him up at night as well as exciting new approaches in sports medicine.

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Question: What new techniques or approaches are coming down the pipeline in sports medicine that you are most excited about?


Dr. Rick White: [Sports medicine approaches to look out for include] new novel antibiotics, biologics, core strengthening and posture/alignment.


Q: What is a concern about the healthcare industry that keeps you up at night?


RW: [I'm concerned] that the direction of medicine is no longer led by physicians as well as about the cost and coverage of healthcare.


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