Developing an OrthoNOW Franchise
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BY CELIA AMPEL
SPECIAL TO THE MIAMI HERALD
Like all the best superheroes, Rebecca Amster has multiple identities.
After teaching her Wednesday morning Zumba class in Kendall, she ducks into a bathroom to change. Her plastic purple watch and “Suck It Up, Buttercup” T-shirt make way for a pulled-together suit. She’s off to save a kid in danger — or do her best, as a guardian ad litem for children of divorce.Read More
On a recent trip to Miami, FL. I had the opportunity to tour the OrthoNow Flagship franchise. I was not only blown away by the business model, but the staff and the founder himself Dr Alejandro Badia, all were huge proponents of smart medicine. Why do we call it smart medicine?
Let’s take for an example a friend playing a pick up soccer match.
BY JEFFREY MCKINNEY
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.
Calling itself the nation’s only orthopedic urgent care franchise,Read More
Dr. Alejandro Badia, CEO and Chief Medical Officer at OrthoNOW™ Doral, South Florida’s only Orthopaedic Urgent Care Center, is named as one of the Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leaders by Diversity MBA Magazine
Fort Lauderdale, Fl., July 22, 2014
Diversity MBA Magazine, an internationally distributed publication, announced the names of the Top 100 under 50 Diverse Executive and Emerging Leaders for 2014. This year was the most competitive yet and Chief Medical Officer at OrthoNOW™ Doral, Dr. Alejandro Badia, was among the leaders chosen. Dr. Badia was selected from a group of more than 300 highly qualified candidates from both public and privately held companies, entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations.
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Many Americans believe that the health care industry will benefit from President Obama’s health care legislation known as the Affordable Care Act. Growth in the area of outpatient medical centers was something that was already expected as the immense baby boomer generation ages. However, the prospect of extending health insurance to an estimated 30 million currently uninsured citizens through the new health care law, known by most as ObamaCare, will likely spur a surge in the need for health care space.Read More
America’s hospital industry prepares for upheaval
AMERICA’S hospitals are the most ex
pensive part of the world‘s most ex— pensive health system. They accounted for $851 billion, or 31%, of American health spending in 2011. If they were a country, they would be the world’s 16th-1argest economy. And they are in the midst of dramatic change, much of it due to the “Oba— macare” health reforms.
The most visible change so far is that big hospital companies are getting bigger.
By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL DECEMBER 2, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO — With blood oozing from deep lacerations, the two patients arrived at California Pacific Medical Center’s tidy emergency room. Deepika Singh, 26, had gashed her knee at a backyard barbecue. Orla Roche, a rambunctious toddler on vacation with her family, had tumbled from a couch, splitting open her forehead on a table.
On a quiet Saturday in May, nurses in blue scrubs quickly ushered the two patients into treatment rooms.Read More
NORWALK, Conn. — Start in Room 4, just beyond the reception area: A man is having blood drained from a bruised finger. Over in Room 1, a woman is being treated for eye trouble. Next door, in Room 2, a boy is having his throat swabbed.
For more than eight hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year, an assortment of ailments is on display at the tidy medical clinic on Main Avenue here.Read More
This story appears in the July 21, 2014 issue of Forbes.
The path to owning your own medical practice typically runs through more than a decade of schooling, grinding through medical school, residency and years of specialty training.
Unless you’re Rick Crews. “I knew next to nothing about health care,” says the proud owner of four urgent care clinics in Massachusetts. The former UBS financial advisor isn’t a board-certified physician–he’s a franchisee,Read More
FREE Concussion Baseline Testing at OrthoNOW
Baseline testing is a pre-season exam performed FREE of CHARGE every Saturday from 9AM to 4 PM and Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6-9PM at OrthoNOW, South Florida’s only Orthopedic Urgent Care facility in Doral.