Meet the Team

Each team member has over ten years of experience, and one of them is in the clinic almost every business day. They help care for the 95% of people who do not require surgical care in our practice. Together they see over 1,200 patients and assist with over 200 spine cases with Dr. Paul every year. Having reputations in the medical community for being caring and knowledgeable, it’s not unusual for physicians and nurses to seek advice from them.

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Certified Physician AssistantAdam Mollsen, PA-C

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Adam Mollsen has been with Dr. Paul and The Spine Cen­ter since 2009.

Well edu­cat­ed in gen­er­al spine health as well as min­i­mal­ly inva­sive tech­niques, he has helped proc­tor oth­er mid-lev­els and sur­geons on novel methods of treatment. His approach is team-ori­ent­ed and he aims to treat patients like his own fam­i­ly. He feels the edu­ca­tion of patients is para­mount to optimal recovery. Adam believes that knowl­edge is pow­er, and edu­cat­ing patients to be active par­tic­i­pants in their own health­care gives them the tools they need to achieve the best possible results from their therapies.

He looks at every patient as an indi­vid­ual and focuses on treating the per­son, not just imaging studies and tests. He is part of Edward Hos­pi­tal Spine Steering com­mit­tee edu­cat­ing floor and OR staff, try­ing always to bet­ter patient out­comes and expe­ri­ences. He strives to remain cur­rent in all relevant healthcare process­es and to maintain an open line of com­mu­ni­ca­tion between both patients and providers. Adam Mollsen is a leader among his peers helping to drive spine care forward.

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Certified Physician AssistantAdam Mollsen, PA-C

Adam Mollsen has been with Dr. Paul and The Spine Cen­ter since 2009.

Well edu­cat­ed in gen­er­al spine health as well as min­i­mal­ly inva­sive tech­niques, he has helped proc­tor oth­er mid-lev­els and sur­geons on novel methods of treatment. His approach is team-ori­ent­ed and he aims to treat patients like his own fam­i­ly. He feels the edu­ca­tion of patients is para­mount to optimal recovery. Adam believes that knowl­edge is pow­er, and edu­cat­ing patients to be active par­tic­i­pants in their own health­care gives them the tools they need to achieve the best possible results from their therapies.

He looks at every patient as an indi­vid­ual and focuses on treating the per­son, not just imaging studies and tests. He is part of Edward Hos­pi­tal Spine Steering com­mit­tee edu­cat­ing floor and OR staff, try­ing always to bet­ter patient out­comes and expe­ri­ences. He strives to remain cur­rent in all relevant healthcare process­es and to maintain an open line of com­mu­ni­ca­tion between both patients and providers. Adam Mollsen is a leader among his peers helping to drive spine care forward.

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Certified Physician AssistantKevin Wright, PA-C

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Kevin Wright has over 15 years of expe­ri­ence as an ortho­pe­dic PA and has been work­ing with Dr. Paul since 2013.

He has a keen inter­est in min­i­mal­ly inva­sive tech­niques, and has helped proc­tor oth­er mid-lev­els and sur­geons on new approach­es in this field. In his practice, Kevin empha­sizes patient edu­ca­tion and a mutu­al agree­ment and under­stand­ing of the treat­ment plan. Although Kevin uses your imaging studies as a guide towards under­stand­ing the diag­no­sis, the empha­sis is always on meet­ing indi­vid­ual needs, min­i­miz­ing pain while max­i­miz­ing qual­i­ty of life, as we say he ​“treats peo­ple, not images”.

Kevin is very patient and makes every attempt to answer your ques­tions on each vis­it. His team feels that spend­ing extra time in the office for teach­ing goes a long way in patient care. He con­tin­u­al­ly works on build­ing rela­tion­ships with patients. He espe­cial­ly enjoys the final post-sur­gi­cal vis­it, when patients get to look back and see how much progress they have made. After meet­ing Kevin you will quickly real­ize he loves his job, and loves work­ing on Dr. Paul’s team. Kevin is part of Edward Hos­pi­tal Spine Steer­ing com­mit­tee with an empha­sis on edu­cat­ing floor and OR staff. Kevin is in constant collaboration with nurs­es and OR staff in a consistent effort to improve patient out­comes and experiences. Kevin has a passion for caring that is palpable.

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Certified Physician AssistantKevin Wright, PA-C

Kevin Wright has over 15 years of expe­ri­ence as an ortho­pe­dic PA and has been work­ing with Dr. Paul since 2013.

He has a keen inter­est in min­i­mal­ly inva­sive tech­niques, and has helped proc­tor oth­er mid-lev­els and sur­geons on new approach­es in this field. In his practice, Kevin empha­sizes patient edu­ca­tion and a mutu­al agree­ment and under­stand­ing of the treat­ment plan. Although Kevin uses your imaging studies as a guide towards under­stand­ing the diag­no­sis, the empha­sis is always on meet­ing indi­vid­ual needs, min­i­miz­ing pain while max­i­miz­ing qual­i­ty of life, as we say he ​“treats peo­ple, not images”.

Kevin is very patient and makes every attempt to answer your ques­tions on each vis­it. His team feels that spend­ing extra time in the office for teach­ing goes a long way in patient care. He con­tin­u­al­ly works on build­ing rela­tion­ships with patients. He espe­cial­ly enjoys the final post-sur­gi­cal vis­it, when patients get to look back and see how much progress they have made. After meet­ing Kevin you will quickly real­ize he loves his job, and loves work­ing on Dr. Paul’s team. Kevin is part of Edward Hos­pi­tal Spine Steer­ing com­mit­tee with an empha­sis on edu­cat­ing floor and OR staff. Kevin is in constant collaboration with nurs­es and OR staff in a consistent effort to improve patient out­comes and experiences. Kevin has a passion for caring that is palpable.

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Nurse NavigatorLaura Dudley, RN

Laura Dudley is one of the spine center’s original nurses and serves as its clinical lead.

With over 15 years of spine nursing experience, she is a driving force behind helping all of Dr. Paul’s patients. She takes great pride in assisting all of Dr. Paul’s patients through the pre-operative process. Warm, caring while being thorough-she is your concierge when undergoing surgery.

Laura also helps aid in communication between other members of Dr. Paul’s team. She continues to use her knowledge in order to train new staff and help them evolve in their roles. She works closely with the physician assistant’s on Dr Paul’s team in order to ensure patients’ questions and concerns are being answered and their needs are being met.

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Nurse NavigatorLaura Dudley, RN

Laura Dudley is one of the spine center’s original nurses and serves as its clinical lead.

With over 15 years of spine nursing experience, she is a driving force behind helping all of Dr. Paul’s patients. She takes great pride in assisting all of Dr. Paul’s patients through the pre-operative process. Warm, caring while being thorough-she is your concierge when undergoing surgery.

Laura also helps aid in communication between other members of Dr. Paul’s team. She continues to use her knowledge in order to train new staff and help them evolve in their roles. She works closely with the physician assistant’s on Dr Paul’s team in order to ensure patients’ questions and concerns are being answered and their needs are being met.

Triage-Staff NurseBrigid Darden, RN

As one of the original spine center nurses Brigid has handled thousands of patients and worked closely with Dr. Paul for over a decade.

Brigid is dearly loved by patients and has become a fabric of the practice community. She has a level of commitment and compassion that goes above and beyond with patient care, while working in unison with all members of the spine team. Brigid is dedicated to responding and prioritizing incoming patient messages and test results to ensure a high level of satisfaction. She can schedule tests, procedures, answer patient questions/concerns and obtain insurance prior-authorization to make appointments a much smoother and seamless experience.

She will also deliver patient education according to the individualized needs of the patient and as prescribed by the Provider and/or Group policy. Brigid is a big believer of education and strives to educate patients and/or family members about diagnostic procedures, medications, nutrition and maintenance of health and wellness.

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Triage-Staff NurseBrigid Darden, RN

As one of the original spine center nurses Brigid has handled thousands of patients and worked closely with Dr. Paul for over a decade.

Brigid is dearly loved by patients and has become a fabric of the practice community. She has a level of commitment and compassion that goes above and beyond with patient care, while working in unison with all members of the spine team. Brigid is dedicated to responding and prioritizing incoming patient messages and test results to ensure a high level of satisfaction. She can schedule tests, procedures, answer patient questions/concerns and obtain insurance prior-authorization to make appointments a much smoother and seamless experience.

She will also deliver patient education according to the individualized needs of the patient and as prescribed by the Provider and/or Group policy. Brigid is a big believer of education and strives to educate patients and/or family members about diagnostic procedures, medications, nutrition and maintenance of health and wellness.

A Contemporary Approach to Spine Surgery

Dr. Paul is on the cutting-edge of minimally invasive spinal surgery. He is recognized for his work and serves as the founding surgeon of Duly Health and Care (formerly DuPage Medical Group)’s Spine Center.

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Dr. Paul does not recommend, endorse or make any representation about the efficacy, appropriateness or suitability of any specific tests, products, procedures, treatments, services, opinions, health care providers or other information that may be contained on or available through this web site. DR. PAUL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR ANY ADVICE, COURSE OF TREATMENT, DIAGNOSIS OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION, SERVICES OR PRODUCTS THAT YOU OBTAIN THROUGH THIS WEB SITE. www.paulspine.com/legal/disclaimer.

Individuals’ outcomes may depend on a number of factors, including but not limited to patient characteristics, disease characteristics and/or surgeon experience.

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The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this web site is for general information purposes only. Dr. Paul makes no representation and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information contained on or available through this web site, and such information is subject to change without notice. You are encouraged to confirm any information obtained from or through this website with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician. NEVER DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY SEEKING MEDICAL TREATMENT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE.

Dr. Paul does not recommend, endorse or make any representation about the efficacy, appropriateness or suitability of any specific tests, products, procedures, treatments, services, opinions, health care providers or other information that may be contained on or available through this web site. DR. PAUL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR ANY ADVICE, COURSE OF TREATMENT, DIAGNOSIS OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION, SERVICES OR PRODUCTS THAT YOU OBTAIN THROUGH THIS WEB SITE. www.paulspine.com/legal/disclaimer.

Individuals’ outcomes may depend on a number of factors, including but not limited to patient characteristics, disease characteristics and/or surgeon experience.

All logos and names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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DAY OF SURGERY INFORMATION

Edwards Hospital

Arrival & Directions

Drive to the South parking garage. Free Valet parking is available during business hours. If you self-park, take the elevator from the garage to the first floor to enter the main hospital lobby. Wheelchairs are available if needed. Take the D elevator to the 2nd floor. Proceed to the Surgical and Endoscopy Check-In Desk. Here you and your family will be checked in and escorted to the Pre-op Area to be prepared for surgery. Up to two family members may wait with you until you are taken to surgery. Your family may then wait in the Surgical Waiting room until notified by the surgeon that the surgery has been completed. A receptionist will take down contact information so that your family may be easily reached to speak with Dr. Paul. Complimentary coffee is available for your family while in the Surgical Waiting room. The cafeteria and gift shop are on the ground floor in the North area of the hospital and the coffee shop is in the South area of the hospital for your family’s convenience.

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In the preoperative room you will be prepared for surgery. The team will be checking your vital signs, starting your IV, validating your medications, health history, lab results and any follow up for additional testing needed. At this time, they will obtain your consent for surgery and answer any questions you may still have. Your anesthesiologist will see you and your family prior to your surgery. Dr. Paul, Adam or Kevin  will mark your surgical site. You will be escorted to the operating room by cart. Your family can wait in the surgical waiting room. Dr. Paul will call them when surgery is completed.  If he can not reach them, he will leave a message with the Patient Liaison. Following surgery you will be taken to the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) where you will recover for an hour or more. During this time, pain and nausea control will be established and your vital signs will be monitored frequently.