Quick Overview by Dr. Badia In this chapter of the book “Healthcare From The Trenches”, Alejandro Badia, M.D. discusses: Medical malpractice (putting things into perspective) Defensive medicine Lawsuits amount up to 5% of US healthcare costs The infamous McDonalds vs. Stella Liebeck hot takeout coffee case Lawsuit that take long period of time, one case… Continue Reading
The “same old, same old” mentality has truly constrained progress and efficiency in the delivery of healthcare. In this chapter of the book “Healthcare From The Trenches”, Alejandro Badia, M.D. discusses: Never let a crisis go to waste Opportunists in healthcare During my fellowship year in Pittsburgh During our early years at OrthoNOW® How perverse… Continue Reading
Can the process get any more complicated? In this chapter of the book “Healthcare From The Trenches”, Alejandro Badia, M.D. discusses: Medical insurance: a necessary evil of our society EOB (explanation of benefits) Factors that are driving up the cost of healthcare Authorization is a four letter word Who is best to know what is… Continue Reading
Specialty walk-in centers are still an emerging trend Alejandro Badia, M.D. discusses the chapter 8 of the book #HealthcareFromTheTrenches named “The Hospital System Behemoths and Bureaucracy.” The move of orthopedic care away from the hospital to urgent care centers, and perhaps to specialized orthopedic urgent care has been demonstrated, although in somewhat lethargic fashion due… Continue Reading
What should be the role of the government when it comes to Healthcare? Alejandro Badia, M.D. discusses the chapter 7 of the book #HealthcareFromTheTrenches named “Government Interference and The Politics of Medicine.” There is a huge cost of not providing appropriate and timely hand care, but also a major benefit when that investment is made… Continue Reading
Do physicians need a level playing field in healthcare markets as other industries seem to enjoy? Alejandro Badia, M.D. discusses the chapter 6 of the book #HealthcareFromTheTrenches named “There’s No End: The Ongoing Education of a Doctor.” This chapter is eye opening, especially for fellow physicians. It delves in #medicaleducation, the outgoing education in a… Continue Reading
How to streamline healthcare? How can healthcare be better delivered? Alejandro Badia, M.D. discusses the chapter 5 of the book #HealthcareFromTheTrenches named “Forging A New Path.” Dr. Alejandro Badia also mentions two books he uses at his practice Badia Hand to Shoulder Center, the “The Endangered Customer” by Richard R. Shapiro that teaches how to… Continue Reading
Chapter 4 of the book Healthcare From The Trenches Alejandro Badia, M.D. from Badia Hand to Shoulder Center discusses the chapter 4 of the book #HealthcareFromTheTrenches named “Cats, Colleagues and Collaboration.” Sitting at The Surgical Center at Doral, he explains that is difficult to get cats to follow one leader and work together. That’s very… Continue Reading
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Entering Medical Practice: The Inside Story In chapter 3, Alejandro Badia, M.D. explains what it takes to enter the medical practice, including all the training that physicians have to go through. He also shares some patient stories in his years working as a Miami Hand Surgeon at Badia Hand to Shoulder Center.