Third Quarter 2021



Message from Alejandro Badia, M.D., F.A.C.S.



2021 is shaping up to be quite a year for all sectors of the Doral DOC (Doral Orthopedic Clinic).


As we rebound from the pandemic year, we are seeing patient volume records being broken for OrthoNOW®, our disruptive concept for easy access to expert orthopedic care.


The Surgery Center at Doral, of which over 10% of orthopedic surgical patients start their care journey via OrthoNOW, is also experiencing monthly surgical volume highs compared to pre-pandemic numbers. OrthoNOW rehab has similar experience as patients are eager to get back to work after so much time off or dealing with MSK issues that were not resolved during lockdown.


At Badia Hand to Shoulder Center, our core practice remains our international patients who have difficulty accessing certain procedures or technologies in their home countries but have the means and insight to seek expert care – In this case, a cost-effective one stop shopping outpatient facility as opposed to the local cumbersome and expensive hospital systems. As a center, we truly compete with renowned orthopedic centers such as the Mayo Clinic, HSS (Hospital for Special Surgery) or Cleveland clinic.


Educating the public and referral sources remains our major challenge since the medical/surgical care is top-notch as described. We do this via low cost mediums such as patient education initiatives (VuMedi TV) and our rapidly expanding social media presence. Help us with ideas and let's have phone. You never know, we may be calling on you to do a tick tock dance while rapping to how OrthoNOW manages back pain or a kid’s soccer injury !!


Thank you



Birthdays | Let's Celebrate Them!


May Birthdays


May 14th - Vanessa Carrillo (SCD)



June Birthdays


June 2nd - Roxy Aleman (SCD)

June 4th - Allyson Campuzano (PA-C)

June 7th - William Bodden, ARNP (ON)

June 11th - Laura Mendez (Rehab)

June 20th - Ashley Rios (SCD)

June 22nd - Ariadna Perez (SCD)



July Birthdays


July 19th - Jorge Duran Castro (ON)

July 25th - Aimet Lopez (SCD)

July 30th - Alina Siboret (ON)



August Birthdays


August 7th - Daniel Navarro (SCD)

August 13th - Kristin Rodriguez (Rehab)

August 20th - Marissa Mayolizz (ON)

August 23rd - Laurey Cruz (ON)

August 23rd - Denisse Alvelo (SCD)

August 23rd - Marcy Anchia (SCD)

August 24th - Arley Avila Prieto (SCD)



Employment Anniversary Milestones



May anniversaries


Ana Maria Robles - 5 yrs (SCD)

Daniel Navarro - 2 yrs (SCD)


August anniversaries


Amanda Pina - 3 yrs (ON Rehab)

Laura Mendez - 3 yrs (ON)

Vanessa Carrillo - 3 yrs (SCD)



Welcome to Our Family


Help us welcome our new employees with open arms:


Sabrina Morales
Office Administrator


Elbia Amaya
Patient Satisfaction



Laurey Cruz
MA/ X-ray Tech


Marianella "Nella" Praslin
Front Desk Coordinator


Gilda Ureña Sanchez
Medical Assistant,
Social Media Coordinator



Allyson Campuzano



Ashley Rios
Surgical Coordinator
Surgery Center at Doral


Ernesto Baloy
Operating Room Assistant
Surgery Center at Doral



Patients Reviews / What Our Patients Say About Us




Officer Ramirez Patient Testimonial

There are no words to express how grateful I am for stepping foot inside Dr. Badia's office after being involved in a motorcycle accident and sustaining Injuries to my thumb, clavicle and ribs.


Due to the fact that it was a worker comp claim I saw 2 separate Doctors before landing foot into Dr. Badia's office 3 WEEKS after the accident had occurred! In his office is where the severity of my injuries were finally revealed in depth.


Dr. Badia immediately scheduled me for surgery the next day to not waste any more time. After a few hours of surgery I was discharged for home recovery....Read full testimonial


I highly recommend Dr.Badia's Office and his team to address all your orthopedic needs.


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Jesse Cephus


Discharging this patient barely 90 days after fracturing both the proximal humerus shoulder and the wrist.


This patient found us through @orthonow and received the care he needed immediately, putting him at an advantage as opposed to cases which are first seen at a general occupational health center.


To treat this patient we utilized cutting edge technology and Biologics in order to expedite bony healing and minimize excess scarring and adhesions.


We are happy we were able to have our patient back to work and feeling great !


I came in for a shoulder (humerus) and wrist fracture . I only needed surgery for the wrist and I'm 3 months post! I had therapy across the hall from dr badia and the staff was great at working together and getting me recovered .


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Vania Chirinos


Pediatric soft tissue mallet finger.


Our patient does spearfishing and karate as a hobby!


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Meghan - Aerial Acrobat


Watch how this incredible dancer and Aerial Acrobat could return to such a demanding activity on her wrist after a diagnosis where many told her that her career was over.


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COVID-19 / Going Back to Work


What are the CDC guidelines for workplaces regarding covid-19?


CDC recommends wearing a cloth face covering as a measure to contain the wearer's respiratory droplets and help protect others.


Cloth face coverings are not considered personal protective equipment and may not protect the wearers from exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. However, cloth face coverings may prevent workers, including those who don't know they have the virus, from spreading it to others.


Although CDC guidelines are now more relaxed with regards to face masks. The recommendation of optional face masks does not apply to healthcare settings including " doctors offices, while traveling on trains , planes , buses and in transportation hubs such as airports and train stations."


  • The use of a mask is mandatory at BHS & OrthoNow.

  • Employees must wear company-provided masks with the OrthoNOW Logo or a solid-colored mask.

  • Masks with prints, slogans or other logos are not allowed.


Our Centers


Service Excellence Workshop – Richard Shapiro

Hosted by The Surgery Center at Doral at the Miami Anatomical Research Center M.A.R.C


Orthonow urgent care, The surgery center, Orthonow rehab and Badia Hand to shoulder center all attended a customer service workshop with the author of " The endangered customer" , Richard R. Shapiro. Our teams discussed the 8 pillars of customer service & toured the M.A.R.C Institute.

  1. Make me feel welcome (Hope)
  2. Give me your full attention (Control)
  3. Answer more than my question (Connect)
  4. Know your stuff (Trust)
  5. Don't tell me NO (Frustration)
  6. Invite me to return (Feel wanted)
  7. Show me I matter (Caring)
  8. Surprise me in good way ( feel special)

we CARE about customer service


News / Improvements and Novelties


Badia Hand to Shoulder center has signed a contract with " Worldwide insurance " and " Best Doctors " International insurance. OrthoNow is working on a similar contract with world wide insurance international.


Under the Umbrella is:

  • WorldWide Concierge (In Miami)
  • WorldWide Seguros, S.A.
  • Seguros Universales, S.A.
  • BISA Seguros y Reaseguros, S.A.
  • El Sol del Paraguay Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros, S.A.


The Countries they deal with are:

  • Panamá
  • Guatemala
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Paraguay
  • Bolivia
  • Columbia (Starting in 2022)


We were featured in the South Florida Business Journal.



A day in the operating room with Badia Hand and Shoulder's Dr. Badia (Photos) - South Florida Business Journal (



New procedure : Lipogem

The Lipogems procedure is an innovative adipose tissue technology that is designed to harvest, concentrate and transfer a patient's very own adipose-derived stem cells in order to accelerate healing and regenerate damaged tissue. The fat is collected from your midsection or “love handle” area.


OrthoNOW News



OrthoNOW Immediate Care – 3.0

  • OrthoNOW DoralIs NOW accepting Oscar Insurance. Hours are Mon-Fri 8-8pm and Sat. 9-3pm.

  • OrthoNOW Telehealth – we have extended our reduced fee of $25 until August 15, 2021.

  • OrthoNOW Rehab is now offering therapy visits by telemedicine. The fee is still reduced to $50 for established private pay patients.

  • OrthoNOW Mobile App - Please update your OrthoNOW® Mobile App to enjoy the newest features:




    OrthoChat® is our new module for clinician collaboration on a patient case! All clinicians at OrthoNOW (clinic and rehab) and Badia Hand to Shoulder Center will use this feature to consult with subspecialists and surgical coordinators.


    OrthoNOW staff members are encouraged to help patients download the OrthoNOW Mobile App at the clinic.




Congratulations to the OrthoNOW team, "WAY TO GO"


During the past six weeks the team has received 19 five star patient reviews


In Our Community


In the month of May, OrthoNOW manager Sabrina Morales and some of our urgent care team members gathered at a community bike event to create awareness about the services provided at OrthoNOW.





The OrthoNOW team volunteered at Divine Savior Academy and performed 45 sports physicals for their students. William Bodden and Marissa Mayoliz did an amazing job along with Sabrina Morales!



Surgery Center at Doral News



Congratulations to the Team and Dr. Hyde for performing our first Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion and Posterior Stabilization procedure this month!



Hyde, Jonathan, MD

Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery Spine


Follow us on our Social Media


Our Instagram name has changed to @BadiaHAND but is still our same account. We will be sharing patient testimonials, surgical procedures and educational content on Orthopedic procedures cared for in our practice.


Make sure you follow us and engage with our content by liking, sharing, commenting or simply clicking the save button. Taking these actions will help our accounts grow and we will be able to reach a greater number of people.


Help us raise awareness of our center and how patients can have all their orthopedic needs taken care of under one roof.