Today we’d like to introduce you to Diana Koutinas.
Diana, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I started this business when I realized there was a need for trustworthy and honest neuromonitoring companies in our area. I want to bring good core values back to medicine, with respect for the patients, the surgeon and the professionals who provide the monitoring: neurologists and intraoperative neurophysiologists (CNIM). Being in the industry for 13 years and having worked in 6 different states, I have a lot of experience seeing how the industry operates. We all need to stand up and go back to fighting for quality of care over just making financial gains, which can sometimes cloud people’s judgement of what’s right. Surgery is a scary time for patients; we need to make sure that we keep our standards high.
Has it been a smooth road?
I’m constantly struggling. With hospital contracts, surgeons, getting enough business, etc. I’ve only been at this for 6 months, so I keep telling myself that rejection and dead ends are just a part of the learning process. I know that commitment to my goal and keeping my values intact is the most important thing that I can’t let go of. Whatever failures and successes come of it, all that does is pave the road for the right people to be in my life who understand my mission. Sometimes a good cry in the office doesn’t hurt either!
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Artemis Intraoperative Monitoring – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Basically what we do is provide intraoperative neuromonitoring. What that means is that when someone is having certain surgeries such as back surgery, neck surgery, thyroid, brain, or even something like a hip surgery, we run different tests during the case to test for brain, spinal cord, and nerve function. This way, the surgeon knows if something is happening during the case that might cause the patient to have a nerve deficit when they wake up form anesthesia, which could affect their ability to walk or even feel. By having this type of monitoring during the surgery, we can prevent these types of permanent, life changing injuries and the keep the patient happy, healthy, and on the road to recovery.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
What I love about our city are the new developments, plenty of places to live, and the affordable prices. I grew up on Long Island, NY, so the prices are one of the reasons that I moved here in the first place! Having a pool at every apartment complex still feels like such a luxury. However, my least favorite part about our city are all the tollways!
- Address: The Colonnade
15305 Dallas Pkwy Suite 300
Addison, TX 75001
- Website: www.ArtemisIOM.com
- Phone: 214-810-3449
- Email: info@ArtemisIOM.com