The first 3 months of 2016 have been a whirlwind of activity, and we are so thankful you’ve taken the ride with us! ABS has brought a breath of fresh air to brain and spine care in Athens, raising the bar for our specialty as our community leaps to the next level in medical education and new partnerships. We are so proud to be a part of Athens at this exciting time in medicine. Here’s a little taste of what we’ve been up to…. We revel in building individual relationships with our fantastic patients. How privileged we are to get to know such a great group of men and women! They are teaching us on a daily basis how to improve their care. Individualized perioperative counseling on a one-on-one basis, a robust and growing education library on our website, and a commitment to keep our referring doctors informed about their patients’ progress are a few of our most important initiatives. We’ve teamed up to continue to spread the word about projects to support the Gales Family as Devon graduated from Shepherd and went home. We are launching our WELL WORTH THE WAIT program this month, offering our patients and their families the opportunity to use their wait times to build their health, walking on the Medical Services Building’s indoor path or exploring the nearby community park, completing various educational activities, or writing their own healthy living contract to engage them in their own treatment. Our staff is trying to walk the walk, too….literally! The ABS team will participate in ARMC’s Dogwood Dash in April. We hope you will join us in this fabulous fundraiser for cancer research in our community. Much more to come in 2016!!