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Texas Health Plano Kicks Off Free Lecture Series

PLANO, Texas — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is kicking off the 2014 Advances in Medicine lecture series by encouraging men and women to “Put Back Pain Behind You.” Chronic neck and back pain can be debilitating, which means there is no time like the present to explore treatment options.

Rob Dickerman, M.D.
Rob Dickerman, M.D.

Advances in Medicine is a free educational lecture series presented by local health professionals, designed to provide consumers with the latest medical information in a particular area of focus.

Join Rob Dickerman, M.D., neurosurgeon on the medical staff at Texas Health Plano, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4 as he discuss both surgical and non-surgical procedures available for the treatment of chronic neck and back pain.

“Back pain, unfortunately, is something almost everyone will deal with at some point during their life,” Dickerman said. “I think many people suffering from chronic back or neck pain are under the impression that surgery is the only treatment option available, which deters them from seeing a doctor. In reality, there are a countless number of surgical as well as non-surgical treatments for this type of pain. You have to find what works best for you.”

Advances in Medicine lectures are held at Texas Health Plano in the Bluebonnet Room, located in Medical Office Building 2. The event is free and includes a complimentary light dinner, but registration is required.

For more information and to register, please visit or call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355).

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is a 366-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, providing technologically advanced care to Plano and surrounding areas since 1991. The hospital’s services include orthopedics, cardiovascular services, oncology, pediatrics and women’s services. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Plano has more than 1,600 employees and 1,300 physicians on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.

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