Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS is a hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgeon based in Miami, FL (read about “Badia Hand to Shoulder Center“). Learn what are the most common Hand & Wrist problems, and treatments of hand and wrist injuries in athletes. Consultations may be scheduled via phone by calling (305)227-4263 or internet by completing this online form.
Always on the go: World traveler Nick Chappell seeking continued success at Kalamazoo’s USTA Nationals stopPosted on Friday, January 10th, 2014
KALAMAZOO — It took a nightmarish two days for Indianapolis’ Nick Chappell to travel home from London after he competed in Junior Wimbledon last month. “We had to go through Paris and that flight was canceled,” Chappell said. “We couldn’t leave until the next day. “Then I got sick, and then they lost my bags.” Chappell, 17, won’t have those kinds of worries [...]
The concept of Medical Tourism (U.S. patients going to India or Thailand to receive ‘better, cheaper’ surgeries in ‘state of the art’ facilities) has served to undermine confidence in our healthcare system. Michael Moore’s movie, Sicko, portrays foreign doctors and medical facilities as vastly superior to those within the United States. But that’s not how I and many other [...]
Better cost management for business while improving health for employees was the umbrella topic for a Doral Business Council forum in partnership with Hialeah Hospital, July 23 at the DaVinci Center in Doral. South Florida business owners who attended the panel discussion, moderated by Ralph Aleman, Hialeah Hospital CEO, heard from medical experts Dr. Doug Bartel, Blue Cross and Blue [...]
By Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon Badia Hand to Shoulder Center The concept of Medical Tourism (U.S. patients going to India or Thailand to receive ‘better, cheaper’ surgeries in ‘state of the art’ facilities) has served to undermine confidence in our healthcare system recently illustrated in Michael Moore’s movie, Sicko. But that’s not [...]
In a former flower warehouse in Doral on a recent Saturday morning, 10 operating tables each contained a human hand and arm. Dozens of surgeons hovered over them, learning how to insert small titanium plates to fix fractures. For this exercise, more than 60 doctors had come from Brazil, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Colombia and California to get advanced training using cadaver parts at [...]
People with diabetes are prone to carpal tunnel syndrome People with diabetes know that their disease may cause foot problems and are constantly on the alert for “danger” symptoms. But virtually nobody knows that diabetes is also a common element in hand problems. Do you have numbness or tingling in your fingers? This may be a complication of diabetes. Frequently, hand problems [...]