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Dr. James WebbDr. James Webb was honored with a 2012 Profile in Excellence Award by the alumni association of his alma mater – Oklahoma Baptist University.

Dr. Webb graduated from OBU in 1995.

This award is given to a former student who has “demonstrated recognizable accomplishment in his or her profession, business, avocation, or life service in such a way as to bring pride and honor to the University.”

Recipients of the award are featured in the OBU Magazine.

Here are some snippet of that article…

Most radiologists sit in a dark room reading X-rays, CT scans, MRIs and ultrasounds all day. Many interventional radiologists focus on image-guided minor procedures with general diagnostic imaging. Pain doctors administer epidural injections and other pain medicine.

Dr. Jim Webb, a 1995 OBU graduate, combines the work of those three medical specialists at his hybrid practice, Musculoskeletal Imaging of Tulsa. He brings expertise to read MRIs and other scans to find a diagnosis, and then he performs the procedures to help his patients, whether through interventional pain management or minimally invasive spine surgery.

“I take the 10 percent of pain patients that are difficult for other doctors, and that’s 90 percent of my practice,” Webb said. “I get to see patients who have dealt with pain for decades that we’re able to help.

“And every time that happens with a patient, I think back on something Jim Hurley said about advances in science. If you think about all the things that we are discovering about science, medicine and the human body in health and disease, you will realize that 100 years ago we didn’t even know what penicillin or DNA was, much less stem cells. The Creator, through his grace and magnanimity, helps those who would to discover the many secrets of the Universe.”

Read more in the original article at OKBU.edu.