When Dr. Steven Cyr (a deeply religious man and the former chief of spine surgery for the U.S. Air Force) first opened his own practice, his focus was on providing the very best care for his patients, improving spine surgery results, and running an ethical business. He soon discovered that just because you play by the rules, it doesn't mean everyone else will.
Despite following the law to the letter, Dr. Cyr was descended upon by cutthroat businessmen, jealous colleagues, federal agents, and ambitious lawyers. Their barrage of legal attacks and false claims culminated in him being targeted for federal indictment and nearly losing everything he owned, including his good name and his home. Only through God's grace, the love of his wife, LeAnn, and a steadfast faith in doing what's right was he able to find the strength to overcome the forces aligned against him.
Cutthroat provides an insider's perspective on the many battles that doctors fight for their patients and their practices and exposes the truth about the complex financial, legal, and regulatory pressures faced by doctors who enter the business world. It's a wake-up call for a healthcare industry that has lost its way.
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About the Author
Dr. Cyr was born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and served fourteen years in the U.S. Air Force, during which time he was the chief of spine surgery for the Air Force and spine surgery consultant to the surgeon general of the Air Force and the Pentagon.
While in the military, he served two tours of duty in Iraq as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. He also served as professor of orthopaedic surgery and assistant professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences. A two-year fellowship in cosmetic surgery made him the world's first fellowship-trained orthopaedic and cosmetic surgeon.
He has been married to his wife, LeAnn, for twenty-two years. They have four children: Alexa, Caden, Colton, and Ava.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Targeted 13
Chapter 2 Calm in the Storm 21
Chapter 3 My Calling to Medicine 33
Chapter 4 Unanswered Prayers 43
Chapter 5 A Cinderella Story 61
Chapter 6 Surgical Precision 71
Chapter 7 The Hornet's Nest 83
Chapter 8 Workers' Decompensation 99
Chapter 9 The Love of Money 115
Chapter 10 Free at Last 133
Chapter 11 "Cutter" 149
Chapter 12 To Lease or Not to Lease 163
Chapter 13 Et Tu 179
Chapter 14 As Sure as the Pope Is Catholic 189
Chapter 15 In God We "Trust" 203
Chapter 16 Out of the Frying Pan, into the Oven 217
Chapter 17 Vindication 227
Chapter 18 Beauty from Ashes 241
Chapter 19 Pawns and Cons 247
Source Material 273