Dr. Ji Han is a renowned figure in the realm of pain management, boasting over two decades of invaluable expertise. His illustrious career has solidified his status as a distinguished authority in the field. Dr. Han’s academic journey commenced at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he earned his degree in 2002, setting the stage for his remarkable career trajectory. Throughout his career, Dr. Han has held prestigious roles at eminent healthcare institutions, including serving as the Director of Pain Management at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Queens and Queens Medical Associates Center. His formidable residency and fellowship training were completed at esteemed establishments such as Weill Cornell Medical Center, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Institute. Yet, what truly distinguishes Dr. Han is his unwavering commitment to delivering compassionate care to his patients. His profound expertise has been a lifeline for countless individuals in their pursuit of pain relief.
Dr. Han stands as a beacon of hope for those grappling with pain-related challenges, consistently offering the highest caliber of care and proficiency. Presently, he leads the NY Spine Care, an institution synonymous with hope for patients in need. Under his visionary leadership, the NY Spine Care team is dedicated to helping patients conquer a broad spectrum of pain conditions, ranging from arm to foot discomfort and everything in between. What sets NY Spine Care apart is their personalized treatment strategies, meticulously crafted to attain the optimal outcome for each patient. Their commitment to excellence recently culminated in the inauguration of a cutting-edge facility exclusively devoted to interventional pain management.
How and what inspired you to start the medical practice?
I started NY Spine Care out of a profound dedication to alleviating pain in patients. This unwavering commitment has been a driving force throughout my career path. After earning a medical degree from the University of Alabama, I sought out opportunities to gain experience across various hospitals. Eventually, I arrived at the position of Director of Pain Management at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Queens and Queens Medical Associates Center. These experiences laid the groundwork for the eventual creation of NY Spine Care. My passion to serve patients to the best of my ability motivated me to establish a facility that prioritizes compassionate care and innovative treatment methods.
What treatments does your medical practice provide?
At NY Spine Care, we pride ourselves on being experts at identifying and treating spine-related pain. Our team of highly trained professionals is dedicated to providing personalized care to each patient, taking into account their unique situation and needs. Chronic pain, in particular, can be incredibly debilitating and negatively impact a person’s quality of life. That is why we make it our mission to provide effective and long-lasting pain management solutions that reduce pain and improve overall function.
When you were starting out, was there ever a time you doubted it would work? If so, how did you handle that?
Both as an entrepreneur and a medical doctor, it is common to have doubts when starting out. I know I certainly did. When I was considering whether or not to launch NY Spine Care, I had many questions. Was it the right time? Was it the right decision? These were tough considerations, but ultimately, my passion for helping those suffering from pain and spine-related problems outweighed any uncertainty. Taking that risk paid off, as NY Spine Care has grown into one of the best institutions of its kind. Today, I am proud of everything we have accomplished and the lives we have improved.
What is one marketing strategy (other than referrals) that you’re using that works really well to generate new patients?
As a medical practice, we understand the importance of staying current with the changing times. This is why we have invested in digital marketing as part of our advertising strategy. Of course, referrals are an important aspect of our marketing plan, but we recognize the potential of the vast online market. Through targeted campaigns and engaging content, we have established a strong online presence and expanded our reach to new potential patients. The results have exceeded our expectations, and we are excited to continue exploring the endless possibilities of digital marketing.
What has been your most satisfying moment in running NY Spine Care?
As the owner of NY Spine Care, I have had the privilege of witnessing countless success stories. Honestly, I can’t pinpoint one single best moment because there are so many. Every time a patient walks into our facility in pain and leaves pain-free, it’s a rewarding experience. Witnessing someone’s physical and emotional transformation is truly humbling. It’s reassuring to know that our team’s expertise and dedication to patient care has made a difference in someone’s life. As a professional, I take pride in knowing that our facility is making a significant impact on the well-being of so many individuals.
What does the future hold for your medical practice? What are you most excited about?
As a healthcare professional, I am optimistic about the future of spine treatment. Medicine is experiencing significant advances in technology that make it possible to provide more efficient and effective treatments to patients. I believe these advances will continue to grow even further, yielding newer and better techniques that will help us give our patients the best possible care. With better technology, spine treatments can become a more precise and targeted process that offers improved outcomes for those who need it. I am excited to see what the future holds for the field and am committed to staying at the forefront of these advancements to provide our patients with the care they deserve.
What books have inspired you and given you insight in prioritizing work life balance?
Over the last few years, I have read my fair share of books, but few have had the practical and long-lasting impact of David Allen’s Getting Things Done. This book is a treasure trove of strategies for better managing our time, tasks, and priorities, all aimed at helping us become more productive and effective in our work. Whether you are a busy executive, an entrepreneur, or a medical doctor, there is something in this book for everyone. From its straightforward approach to setting goals and managing projects to its clever tricks for reducing stress and increasing focus, Getting Things Done is a must-read for anyone who wants to achieve more in less time.
Is there a phrase, mantra you live by?
That would be, Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. I think it’s Theodore Roosevelt who said it, and I find it so relatable in my life.