With the wide disparity of care around the world, most notably here at home in the U.S., where healthcare is an ongoing debate and insurance companies often dictate the level of care a patient receives, Badia says, “There’s a major lack of access and equality to healthcare, and we are so far from where we should be, considering our collective expertise. Part of that is the incredible waste in the system. The bureaucracy has gotten completely out of control. There are all of these talking heads in the media, but most of the people we hear from have not been in the ‘trenches.’ The problem is we are not hearing from the doctors. They’re the people delivering the care.”
This was never more evident than during the pandemic experience of the last two years, which continues to have seismic effects on the healthcare system. Those overburdened staffs leave the industry in droves after being stretched to exhaustion with resources overextended or tapped completely. Nevertheless, Dr. Badia holds hope for the future. “If there is any positive takeaway from the devastation of the pandemic, it’s that we finally started shedding light on frontline healthcare workers and have listened to them.”
Badia believes this is an opportunity.
We’re on the brink of what some folks in the industry have nicknamed ‘Healthcare 3.0.’ There will be a shift in healthcare delivery that will be much more efficient, and out-patient based because people are and always have been afraid of hospitals, and the simple fact is we don’t need to treat everything there.”
Dr. Badia is now scheduling consultations with patients in New York
In 2022, while other businesses were winding down, he quietly opened a second location in NYC. The fact that his patient base is both international and domestic, many of his patients reside in New York and New Jersey, or travel there as a tourist patient. Read also: Sports medicine as the branch of medicine
If ever there was a place that required immediate care, it’s New York. The city moves at a breakneck pace, and we want to offer New Yorkers the rapid care they deserve,” says Badia. “Our goal is to offer New Yorkers a better option than hours in a hospital or ER waiting room alongside someone with the flu, suffering a heart attack or worse.” Beyond that, Badia adds, “It’s also about treating patients more efficiently, putting the focus on specific care to get ahead of patients who are ‘doctor or pill shoppers.” Dr. Alejandro Badia
By opening a second location in midtown Manhattan NY, Dr. Badia is able to better accommodate to his patients residing in the Upper East Side. Many international patients also come to NYC for medical tourism, a practice that has grown exponentially in the last few years. Dr. Badia is now scheduling consultations with patients in New York. Reserve your spot (appointments are limited) by calling today at (305)570-3434 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The patient journey starts with a Telemedicine consultation.