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EXECUTIVE FOCUS: STEPHEN E. PRATHER, M.D., PRESIDENT, MEDICAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

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VITAL STATISTICS

Age: 43.Where born: Manhattan, Kan.

Family: Spouse: Cynthia Jones Prather, M.D., and children, Leland Jack Prather, 5, and Robert Austin Prather, 3.

Education: University of Kansas School of Medicine: Kansas City, Mo., M.D., 1975. Attended Norwalk Hospital, an affiliate of Yale University, Norwalk, Conn. 1975-1976. University of Utah Medical Center: OB/GYN Residency Program, 1976-79. University of Norway: postgraduate education in Fetal and Maternal Medicine, Aker Sykehus, Oslo, Norway. August-September 1979. Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Primary products: Medical research consulting and leadership training.

Primary markets: Hospitals, clinical offices and clinical insurer companies.

Number of employees: 5.

Annual sales: $500,000.

PERSONALITY PROFILE

First "real" job: Got a work permit at age 14 and worked at a men's clothing store cleaning up.

Management style: I believe in cooperation as a leadership style and the use of data to make decisions.

Strategy for success: Empowerment and clear feedback. Document what works and reward the behavior you would like to see in your company.

A memorable failure: Lost high school state wrestling championship in 1968.

Heroes: Richard Bells, author of "What Color is Your Parachute," portrait artist John Singer Sargent and Dr. Howard, a Kansas physician who inspired me to become a medical doctor.

Leisure time and hobbies: Oil painting, landscaping, golf and writing. Co-author of "Medical Risk Management."

Favorite book and movie: Book: "Think on These Things," J. Karishnamurti. Movie: "Dances with Wolves."