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Providers Properties and Performance

Mar 9, 2021

Trisha’s guest today is Dr. Alejandro Badia, an orthopedic surgeon focusing on hand and upper extremities based out of Miami, Florida. He operates Badia Hand to Shoulder Center, The Surgery Center at Doral, and the immediate orthopedic care center OrthoNOW. During the pandemic, he published his book Healthcare from The Trenches: An Insider Account of the Complex Barriers of U.S. Healthcare from the Providers and Patients' Perspective. His goal is to generate awareness and educate people on how insurance companies and government regulation are causing healthcare costs to skyrocket and how it affects the clinician’s ability to provide care.


In this episode, we talk about…


  • [03:02] Dr. Badia’s background in private practice and time spent working in hospitals
  • [04:48] The increasing complexity of the U.S. healthcare system
  • [07:35] Why Dr. Badia pursued orthopedic surgery and specifically his subspeciality
  • [09:27] The inspiration behind Healthcare from The Trenches
  • [12:33] The root cause of today’s healthcare crisis
  • [15:24] How to move the needle toward free market healthcare
  • [18:24] Why specialists need to be given more authority in the healthcare process
  • [20:49] What high-quality and cost-effective healthcare looks like
  • [24:02] How COVID-19 may actually lead to more efficiency in hospitals in the future


Links to resources:


Dr. Alejandro Badia: Badia Hand to Shoulder Center | LinkedIn


The Surgery Center at Doral

Healthcare From The Trenches (book)

Experts in Pink (book)

The Case for Free Market Healthcare (book)



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