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Spine Specialists Open New East Valley Office

Sonoran Spine Center, Arizona’s leading spine and back specialists are moving to a new office in Tempe. Located at 1255 West Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 107, this marks the fifth location for Sonoran Spine Center in Metro Phoenix with a sixth office operating in Show Low, Ariz.

Opened in 1999 by Dr. Dennis Crandall, Sonoran Spine Center includes a group of cutting-edge, innovative physicians and surgeons specializing in all areas of the back and spine. Their objective is to help adults and children with spinal curvatures, scoliosis, work injuries, slipped vertebra and disc herniations, as well as many other conditions. Their team of doctors have studied new and ground-breaking methods to improve treatment through both surgical and non-surgical techniques.

“Sonoran Spine Center is growing and adapting to our patients’ needs,” said Dr. Crandall. “We are excited about our new office opening this summer on Rio Salado Parkway in Tempe, just down from ASU’s stadium and the Tempe Center for the Arts.”

Sonoran Spine Center physicians are known for their ability to assess and treat very difficult and complex spine problems. A significant portion of their patients, upwards of 90%, are able to avoid surgical intervention thanks to conservative care like physical medication and rehabilitation (PM&R) or physical therapy (PT.)

“The Mesa office, at the Banner Desert Hospital campus, limited our space and the services we could provide, plus the parking and access problems were a challenge for our patients. These problems are solved at our brand new office located in one of the most desirable areas of the East Valley,” added Dr. Crandall.

The new Tempe location will provide patients with a state-of-the-art medical facility and easy access off the 202 freeway at Priest Road. Updated services will also be provided at this location including convenient on-site Physical Therapy, x-ray and MRI facilities.

Sonoran Spine Center provides comprehensive care as well as spinal surgery options to for both adults and children. For more information about the services they provided or to schedule an appointment with one of the highly-qualified physicians on staff, visit sonoranspine.com.

HCL Awards 2012 - Julie Robbins

HCL Awards 2012: Researcher, Julie Robbins


Researcher

Julie Robbins

Battelle

HCL Awards 2012 - Julie RobbinsJulie Robbins, who has been working in the healthcare industry for more than 25 years, is responsible for coordinating many Arizona research projects and educational seminars. In her position with Battelle, Robbins works as a research scientist, working closely with the Arizona Biomedical Research Consortium. Some of Robbins’ projects in 2011 included:

1. Arizona Public Cord Blood Banking Project. This project gave Arizona families the opportunity to store core blood in a public cord blood bank, which is the only one of its kind in Arizona. Participating hospitals include St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Maricopa Integrated Health System and Phoenix Baptist Hospital.

2. Arizona Virtual Bio-specimen Repository. This monumental project will allow researchers to share bio-specimens via a proprietary online platform. The repository will allow hospitals and researchers easier and faster access to critical bio-specimen samples. This pivotal project will keep Arizona on the forefront of biomedical research innovation.

3. Robbins has also created seminars to assist healthcare professionals in keeping their medical licenses current. The most recent seminar she put together was a two-day grant writing and research skills workshop.

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Finalist

Dennis Crandall

Sonoran Spine Center

HCL Awards 2012 - Dennis CrandallIn 2000, Crandall founded the Sonoran Spine Research and education Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds college scholarships for students with spinal deformities, spinal research projects, and educational seminars such as the annual Arizona Spine and Scoliosis Symposium and Fund Raiser for the National Scoliosis Association. Crandall has developed a new spinal instrumentation system that solves certain difficult spinal deformity problems which are not correctable with other technology. The challenge and gratification of alleviating pain and restoring function in patients with complex spinal disorders in what made Crandall choose his medical specialty.

sonoranspine.com


Finalist

Dr. Robert Kuske

Arizona Breast Cancer Specialists

HCL Awards 2012 - Robert KuskeKuske is the co-founder/medical director of Arizona Breast Cancer Specialists as well as its chief research officer. He and his partner founded ABCs in 2008 and have grown the practice into 50+ employees, three offices and seven practicing doctors in four short years. Today, he is co-principal investigator in the largest breast cancer radiation trial in history. His trial, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, is testing head-to-head six-week whole breast radiation versus five-day partial breast irradiation. Targeted to a randomized 4,300 women, Kuske is within a year of finishing the trial, and believes the results will cause a major shift in how breast cancer patients will be treated.

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HCL Awards 2012 Winners & Finalists

AZ Business Magazine March/April 2012