Our first guest is Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS, FRCSI is a hand and upper extremity surgeon at Badia Hand to Shoulder Center in Doral, Florida. He will discuss his new book “Healthcare From The Trenches: An Insider Account of the Complex Barriers of U.S. Healthcare from the Providers and Patients’ Perspective”. The U.S. healthcare system is in crisis.
This book is written from a doctor’s perspective, by Alejandro Badia, M.D., F.A.C.S. He didn’t want to write this book but felt he had to because of the incredible problems he sees every day in getting the patient the care they need; and, as an expert, his treatment plans are constantly second-guessed and obstructed by the system which has a near-zero understanding of the problem that the patient faces. It became unbearable for Dr. Badia to continue to practice without calling out what is happening, every day, as the norm, and not the exception anymore.
Dr. Badia has been a practicing orthopedic surgeon for three decades and is the founder of OrthoNOW® clinics in South Florida. He has been in the trenches with our broken healthcare system since 1989. For more information on Dr. Badia visit Dr.Badia.com Orthonowcare.com and DoralDOC.com
Our second guest is Dr. Robert Lookstein, Executive Vice Chairman, Department of Diagnostic, Molecular, and Interventional Radiology, Mount Sinai Health System. Dr. Lookstein will discuss what this means for patients, including highlights from a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Did you know that nearly five hundred thousand people in the US receive dialysis for kidney failure– a life-sustaining therapy that cleans the blood in place of the kidney. But in addition to visiting their dialysis clinic several times a week for treatment, many patients also require other procedures to ensure they can continue receiving this critical therapy.
Unfortunately, this means visiting the hospital where dialysis patients are at greater risk for infection, like COVID-19. Fortunately, there are now ways to reduce dialysis interruptions and ultimately hospital visits, which is especially important amid the current global pandemic. This New Study Offers Hope for Under-Recognized Public Health Crisis Breakthrough Advancements in the Fight Against Kidney Disease. for more information go to the New England Journal of Medicine.