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OR Excellence Session Previews - June 2015

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3 6 S U P P L E M E N T T O O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E J U N E 2 0 1 5 S urgery is a team sport. Clinical and adminis- trative professionals have to work together to win. But all too often, sparks fly. Where does that conflict come from? Is it inevitable? In his inter- active presentation, "We're Not the Enemy: What Your Surgeons Wish You Knew About Us," Gerard Honoré, PhD, MD, medical director and owner of Fertility Specialists of San Antonio, will discuss common (and some not-so-common) conflicts and their underlying causes, and offer real-life solutions. We recently spoke to Dr. Honoré. • Surgeons and nurses both want the same thing. What's the toughest thing for administrators and others to understand about surgeons? There are a lot of answers competing for the top spot to this question, but my top choice is that surgeons and administra- tors share all of the same goals. Everybody wants safe surgeries, high patient satisfaction, and effi- cient, profitable facilities. This may be difficult to remember or believe when you're shouting at one another, but it's true. The more both sides keep this in mind, the closer to solutions we are. Bridging the Gap Between Surgeons and Administrators Perspective is the first step toward solutions. Speaker Profile • Medical director, reproductive endocrinologist and owner of Fertility Specialists of San Antonio. • Co-author of "Overcoming Infertility: A Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant." • Has advanced degrees in math- ematics and physics, as well as medicine. Gerard Honoré, PhD, MD

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