Three spine surgeons discuss their daily routines and how they ensure their productivity remains high.
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Question: What is an integral part of your daily routine that helps you maintain productivity?
Issada Thongtrangan, MD. Orthopedic Spine and Neurosurgeon at Minimally Invasive Spine (Phoenix): For me, the best thing I can do to be productive is to create a morning routine. My routine is to start my day with being positive and being grateful for what I have. This will help set my mind on what I want to focus on for the day and set my heart and mind in the right attitude for the day.