Developing an OrthoNOW Franchise
OrthoNOW® Healthcare Franchise News
Healthcare and medical businesses are growing at close to a double-digit pace annually, reflecting those firms’ adaptability to the franchise business model.
Overall, franchise and company units in the healthcare industry had a compound growth rate of 10 percent in 2013 from 2008, reports FRANdata, an Arlington, Virginia-based research and consulting firm. As of 2013, FRANdata reported 13,150 of those units, the latest figure available.
Conservatively, FRANdata analysts project the annual growth rate for all units in the category at 8 to 9 percent for 2014.Read More
Another #AlligatorAttack in Florida left a woman without a limb. Between 1948 and November 2012, the@FloridaFishandWildlifeCommission recorded 348 alligator attacks on people. What to do when this occurs? @drbadia, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of @OrthoNOW, suggests:
- Control the bleeding by using a shirt or belt as a tourniquet.
- Place amputated limb in a moist towel or shirt and place it in a bag, and then into ice.
It used to be that patients with acute orthopaedic injuries had to either seek treatment in a busy hospital emergency department (ED) or wait several days to get an appointment with an orthopaedic surgeon. Today’s patients, however, demand quicker and easier access to specialized orthopaedic care. As a result, orthopaedic surgeons are increasingly turning to alternative delivery models—such as orthopaedic urgent care clinics—to meet those demands
Like EDs, many orthopaedic urgent care centers are open 7 days a week.Read More
Area of expertise: OrthoNOW CEO and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Alejandro Badia, an orthopedic surgeon, reviews X-rays of a wrist fracture at the orthopedic care center in Doral. OrthoNOW is building a network of orthopedic urgent care centers and OrthoNOW Doral is the flagship location. MARSHA HALPER Miami Herald
Dr. Alejandro Badia, an orthopedic surgeon, was frustrated seeing patients for the first time long after their injury, sometimes a month later. That’s because they often went to the emergency room or a general urgent care center first.Read More
Dr. Alejandro Badia, CEO and Medical Director of OrthoNOW® Doral, was featured on Telemundo to discuss the hand injury that Enrique Iglesias sustained during his concert in Mexico. During the show, Enrique sliced his finger on stage while trying to grab a drone.
To learn more about these kinds of hand injuries and treatment methods, watch the video here:
Note: the interview was conducted in Spanish.Read More
The 2015 In Touch Legacy Award Presented to Dr. Alejandro Badia at the Excellence Awards Gala in Pembroke Pines
“In Touch with Today’s Work Comp Professionals” hosted its Excellence Awards Gala and recognized Dr. Alejandro Badia, world renowned Orthopedic Surgeon and Founder of Badia Hand to Shoulder, OrthoNOW® and co-founder of the M.A.R.C. center, with its prestigious In Touch Legacy Award. The event took place on May 1st at Pembroke Pines.
The Legacy Award celebrates individuals that successfully combine excellence with innovation to make a significant difference in their area of expertise or industry.Read More
Dr. Alejandro Badia, right, and a staffer at OrthoNow, offering orthopedic urgent care.
With demand for services up and job satisfaction for providers down, medical franchises are taking off. But beware, one expert says, because ‘franchising in healthcare is not for sissies.’
Walk-in patients with ankle sprains, wrist fractures, concussions and other injuries will soon get instant relief, if OrthoNow realizes its plan to sell 15 franchises across the country this year.Read More
OrthoNOW® is developing a national network of franchised orthopedic-specialized urgent care centers, supporting
various business domains of these nascent facilities.