Today we have a guest blogger, Sandra! Sandra is one of our sales managers.
Sandra with her son, Will
I began working at Texas Back Institute six years ago. I knew of the Texas Back Institute because I was a sales representative for another organization, and Texas Back Institute was one of my primary referral accounts. Over the years I learned more and more positive things about this company, and I asked almost weekly if they were hiring, until one day they FINALLY said they were looking for a sales representative for the area. They asked me to submit my resume, which I conveniently had in my notebook, and three weeks later, I began working with the organization.
I had such reservations about going to work any other group of surgeons besides TBI because there are a lot of surgeons in the area that have the reputation of using surgery as a first option. However, I was very eager to work for TBI because of their “surgery as a last option” approach to treatment. Before I began working for TBI, I had no idea the degree of positive reputation they had throughout the medical community and that they were actively involved in things such as FDA trials, training other surgeons, and even had a research department. The TBI I initially knew of was just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
I have been a part of this organization for six years, and still, I sit in amazement at the level of treatment our organization provides to their patients. Every time I sit in a neuroscience meeting, I look around the room, and try to add the combined years of experience that are present in the room. (I usually lose count halfway through the back row.) Every time I speak for any amount of time with Donna Ohnmeiss, I sit in amazement, because how can one person know THAT much? Every time I speak with larger organizations and see how involved we are in utilizing social media, QR codes etc., in comparison to them, it makes one proud to be part of the TBI team. Every time I am out in the community and I speak with a patient who says one of our founding surgeons performed their surgery back in the 1980s and they are still doing great, it makes one prideful to represent an organization such as the Texas Back Institute.
Even though I am not a member of the surgical team, and am not the one performing surgery on our patients, I still feel that each and every one of us play an integral part of this team approach to treating patients, no matter how minor. I am sure that I not only speak for myself, but most of the individuals within our organization when I say, it is great to be a part of the team of experts that really do “Get Patients Back To Life”.