Healthcare >> CEO Interviews >> January 20, 2003

Argil Wheelock – Healthtronics Surgical Services Inc (htrn)

DR. ARGIL J. WHEELOCK has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HealthTronics Surgical Services, Inc. (formerly HealthTronics, Inc.) since July 1, 1996. Dr. Wheelock was a practicing, board-certified Urologist in Chattanooga, Tennessee, from 1979 until 1996. Since July 1, 1996 he has worked exclusively as CEO of HealthTronics Surgical Services. From November 1994 until June 30, 1996, he worked for Phymatrix, a NASDAQ listed company that specializes in physician practice management. From July 1991 until November 1994, he was Vice President in charge of Lithotripsy Services at Coram Healthcare, a NYSE listed company engaged in home health care. Dr. Wheelock is the President, a Director and a shareholder of NGST, a Tennessee corporation engaged in mobile lithotripsy through partnerships; a shareholder of Cobb Regional Lithotripter Services, Inc.; the managing general partner of TennGa Stone Group Two; and the Chairman and President of Florida Lithology, Inc., a Florida corporation engaged in providing lithotripsy services through a limited partnership. Profile
TWST: Would you give us a background summary of HealthTronics?

Dr. Wheelock: HealthTronics is a leading provider of non-invasive

surgical treatments for a wide range of urologic and