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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Key Healthcare Issues Discussed by Dr. Alejandro Badia, Author of Healthcare from the Trenches, on WJR-AM Radio, Detroit

Miami, Florida – Dr. Alejandro Badia, orthopedic surgeon and author of Healthcare from the Trenches, has been on a quest to alert the public, politicians and bureaucrats about the need for serious healthcare reform. His book, which has contributions from 27 healthcare industry participants and experts, cites a number of major problems in the healthcare delivery process. During a recent interview on WJR-AM Radio, Detroit, Dr. Badia explained in detail to host Vanessa Denha the nature of changes required to deliver quality healthcare services in a timely manner.

Denha, a small business owner, was well versed in many of the bureaucratic tangles clogging up the system and how businesses of all sizes are reacting to the changes. Dr. Badia, based in Miami, related that his practice is unique because he has many international clients, from South America and the Caribbean, who fly in and pay cash for surgical procedures. This gives him a buffer as U.S. insurance and government reimbursement rates for highly complex orthopedic procedures, such as knee or shoulder replacement, have been slashed dramatically. Such developments have forced many fine doctors to retire or stop accepting certain insurance plans.  

Here are six podcasts from that interview where Dr. Badia explains the problems in the U.S. healthcare system in 2020:

Dr. Badia explains, "Despite the political debates and media coverage on healthcare policy and reform, there remains little or no feedback from the people in the trenches—the physicians and other health care professionals who provide care to the patients. That's why I wrote Healthcare from the Trenches. My hope is that a broader discussion of the issues can be a catalyst to positive change."

Dr. Badia is the founder and chief medical officer of the Florida-based OrthoNOW®, a pioneering network of single-specialty, immediate orthopedic care centers in South Florida.

"The goal is to provide the patient with the care they need, at the time they need it, minimizing any interference to that process," says Dr. Badia. "This is a life and death matter and people are dying because of a flawed system. It's time for every American to be educated about the root causes of our healthcare crisis and demand meaningful reform."

"Instead of simply squatting under the dark cloud of our current healthcare system, Dr. Badia stands tall and offers the opinions and perspectives of healthcare providers and patients."- Grady Harp, Amazon Top 50 Hall of Fame Reviewer, 5-stars

"Dr. Badia passionately believes that the key participants in every healthcare transaction deserve a voice, and this is just what Healthcare from the Trenches does."- Susan Keefe, Midwest Book Review and Columbia Book Review, 5-stars

Healthcare From the Trenches: An Insider Account of the Complex Barriers of U.S. Healthcare from the Providers and Patients' Perspective, ISBN 978-0-57868-099-6 (Paperback) $19.97, AISN B088PSH2RL (eBook) $2.99, 2020, Badia Hand to Shoulder, 465 pages, available at Amazon or www.DrBadiaBook.com Watch the book trailer here: http://bit.ly/BookTrailerDrBadia

Alejandro Badia, M.D., F.A.C.S. has been in the trenches with our broken healthcare system since 1989

A hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgeon at Badia Hand to Shoulder Center in Miami, Florida, Dr. Badia previously served as Chief of Hand Surgery at Baptist Hospital of Miami. He studied physiology at Cornell University and obtained his medical degree at New York University, 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 active international hand fellowship and previously organized a yearly Miami meeting for surgeons and therapists that was devoted to upper limb arthroscopy and arthroplasty. In 2005, Dr. Badia cofounded the Miami Anatomical Research Center (M.A.R.C.), one of the world's largest surgical cadaveric training labs.

In 2008, he completed the Badia Hand to Shoulder Center, a fully integrated clinical facility for the upper limb also encompassing the Surgery Center at Doral, rehabilitation and an MRI imaging facility. More recently, Dr. Badia inaugurated OrthoNOW®, the first intermediate orthopedic urgent care center in South Florida. OrthoNOW® was officially licensed in 2018 and is actively engaging healthcare entrepreneurs and surgeons, in North America and abroad, to open immediate orthopedic care facilities.

For more information on Dr. Badia, visit DrBadia.com, Orthonowcare.com, and DoralDOC.com.

Media Contact: For a review copy of Healthcare from the Trenches or to arrange an interview with Dr. Alejandro Badia, contact Scott Lorenz of Westwind Communications Book Marketing at scottlorenz@westwindcos.com or by phone at 248-705-2214. Follow Lorenz on twitter @abookpublicist

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