Healthcare >> CEO Interviews >> April 4, 2005

John Barnidge – Healthtronics Inc (htrn)

JOHN Q. BARNIDGE has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of HealthTronics, Inc., f/k/a Prime Medical Services, Inc., since December 2001. Mr. Barnidge joined HealthTronics as Treasurer in August 2001. From 1986 to 2001, Mr. Barnidge, a Certified Public Accountant, was a partner in a public accounting and consulting firm. Formerly an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Graduate School of Business, Mr. Barnidge is also a Certified Valuation Analyst and a Certified Fraud Examiner and has a Master's degree in Accounting. Mr. Barnidge received a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University in 1973 and a Master's of Accounting degree from Georgia State University in 1975. Profile
TWST: Can we start with an overview of HealthTronics and how you see the

company at this point?

Mr. Barnidge: We feel HealthTronics is the largest single provider of

healthcare services to the