Robert Marks, M.D. testifies to oppose CSSB 207 and CSHB 1617 and speak up for independent physicians and their patients.
Dr. Robert Marks talked with senators on the Committee on State Affairs on March 29 and representatives on the Committee on the Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence on April 6 about the negative impacts SB 207 and HB 1617 would have on his anesthesiology and pain medicine practice and his patients.
Dr. Marks is a fellowship-trained pain specialist who cares for patients in the Austin area. He is double board-certified in anesthesiology and pain management. Dr. Marks completed his residency in anesthesiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and pain management fellowship at the International Pain Center at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He is twice the recipient of the University Medical Center Safe Surgeon Award.
Shawn Hayden, M.D., Ph.D, MBAOrthopedic Surgeon
“Government rates, and insurance-set rates that use government rates as a basis for payment, do not cover the costs of providing health care, particularly for patients involved in personal injury cases. For many private physician practices in Texas already struggling to stay in business after the pandemic’s devastation, these bills will be the nail in the coffin, and the result will be fewer physicians practicing in Texas and longer waits for patients to get care.”
Dr. Hayden is an orthopedic surgeon with a PhD from UT Southwestern, an MBA from University of Tennessee, and residency and fellowship training from Harvard-associated hospitals. He practices in Plano, Texas, where he and his family reside.
Robert Josey, M.D.Orthopedic Surgeon
“With Washington increasingly likely to impose more government control over health care, we’re counting on our state lawmakers to protect the ability of independent physicians to operate our practices and care for our patients.”
A board certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Josey specializes in the complete and comprehensive medical and surgical treatment of the spine from diagnosis through recovery. Born and raised in Houston, TX, he attended Washington and Lee University before graduating from the University of Texas with honors. He went on to graduate from Baylor College of Medicine near the top of his class and earned an award for the outstanding medical student in orthopedic surgery.
Christopher Chun, M.D.Anesthesiologist
“Physicians have been subject to an increasingly unsustainable level of government regulation and control in our practices – resulting in physician burnout, early retirement, and unfortunately, leaving medicine altogether. The pandemic has only accelerated these trends, and it’s leaving Texas patients to suffer from a lack of essential medical care when they’re sick or injured.“
Dr. Chun is a fellowship-trained interventional pain specialist who truly believes in a patient-centered approach to treating pain. He is double board certified in anesthesiology and pain management. Dr. Chun completed his residency in anesthesiology and an ACGME-accredited interventional Pain Management fellowship at Loma Linda University Medical Center.