A Wake-Up Call for the Healthcare Industry

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In the multibillion-dollar business of American medicine, doctors are often portrayed as culprits—opportunistic millionaires who prey on the misfortune of their hapless patients and drive up the cost of healthcare. But oftentimes they are the real victims of a system designed to increase profits for the insurance companies, shady businessmen, and Big Government. 

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.

“Cyr is a captivating storyteller, recounting his experiences with passion and immediacy, from intimate details of his family dynamics to the breakneck pace of his ambitious career. The role of the author’s religious faith in his dedication to medicine is also noteworthy.”

— Kirkus Reviews

Steven J. Cyr, MD

Steven J. Cyr, MD, is the chief medical officer for SASpine and CYRxMD Cosmetic Surgery. He is a Mayo Clinic–trained, board-certified orthopaedic spine surgeon and has been named a Top Spine and Orthopedic Surgeon by numerous organizations. He has also been rated as the top doctor in San Antonio by RateMDs and recognized nationwide with Patients’ Choice and Compassionate Doctor Awards. 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.

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“As the former CEO of a multibillion-dollar NYSE healthcare company, I found Cutthroat to be an insightful portrayal of the corruption and brokenness of America’s healthcare system. Dr. Cyr’s story is both fascinating and inspiring.”

—Richard M. Scrushy, Founder and former chairman and CEO of HealthSouth Corporation

Cutthroat is a must-read for any physician—from residency to retirement—or patient who wants to learn about the inner workings and faults of the healthcare system.”

—J. Michael Bennett, MD, Board-certified orthopedic surgeon

Cutthroat is a critical look at the business of medicine as well as a heartfelt odyssey of family and faith.”

—Tim Weitz, JD, CAE, Former general counsel for the Texas Medical Board