Healthcare from the Trenches with Dr. Alejandro Badia

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Americans are facing serious problems with our healthcare system- skyrocketing costs, a lack of patient access, and inefficient delivery. Despite all the political debates and media coverage on healthcare policy and reform, there is typically one glaring omission: feedback from the people in the trenches- the doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals who provide care to the patients.

To shed light on these critically important issues, we are joined by Dr. Alejandro Badia, Chief Medical Officer of OrthoNow and author of the acclaimed book, Healthcare from the Trenches. Dr. Badia shares his personal journey of becoming a national-leading orthopedic surgeon and why he is so dedicated to scaling his healthcare delivery model.

Join us to hear Dr. Badia’s powerful message for every American to understand the root causes of our healthcare crisis and demand meaningful reform.

Episode Highlights:

  • Dr. Badia’s dreams of being a surgeon as a child
  • Dr. Badia’s journey in orthopedics
  • The faults in the US Healthcare system
  • The lack of innovation and healthy competition in healthcare
  • Red tape holding back healthcare from patients
  • Why Alejandro wrote his book, “Healthcare from the Trenches”

About our Guest:

Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS, FRCSI is a hand and upper extremity surgeon at Badia Hand to Shoulder Center in Doral, Florida. Badia studied physiology at Cornell University and obtained his medical degree at NYU, where he also trained in orthopedics. A hand fellowship at Alleghany General Hospital in Pittsburgh was followed by an AO trauma fellowship in Freiburg, Germany. He runs an international hand fellowship, served on the review board of a hand surgery techniques journal, and previously organized a yearly Miami meeting for surgeons /therapists devoted to upper limb arthroscopy and arthroplasty. This international meeting was held at the renowned Miami Anatomical Research Center( M.A.R.C. ) which Badia co-founded in 2005.

In 2008 he created the Badia Hand to Shoulder Center and Surgery Center at Doral while in 2010, he launched OrthoNOW®, the first immediate orthopedic care center in South Florida, later franchising the concept which can now be licensed to orthopedic colleagues and healthcare systems.

He is past president of the International Society for Sport Traumatology of the Hand (ISSPORTH) is a member of several orthopedic societies (AAOS, ASSH, AAHS, EWAS), honorary member of more than 10 international hand surgery and arthroscopy associations, and served as an honored professor at the prestigious Philadelphia Hand Course in 2012. Having lectured in all seven continents he is currently focused on improving healthcare delivery in the orthopedics and sports medicine realm.

Dr. Badia has outlined his journey and delved into the major challenges and hurdles of delivering healthcare in the U.S. through his Amazon best-selling book, “Healthcare from the Trenches” published during the Covid19 pandemic.

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