Orthopedic Surgeon Damion J. Valletta of Valletta Orthopedics Discusses the Business of Medicine on the Andrea Kaye Show
SAN DIEGO, CA – The San Diego Chamber of Commerce forecasts that the Affordable Care Act will continue to spook small businesses in the fourth quarter of 2015.
But what do physicians who are also small business owners think about ACA’s impact on their practices? The business of medicine is fraught with regulation, expense and shrinking profits for doctors.
Orthopedic Surgeon Damion Valletta, D.O., owner of Valletta Orthopedics and team consultant for the USA Woman’s Soccer Federation says that the difficulties in starting and managing a compliant, successful medical practice is overwhelming to most physicians.
Dr. Valletta has run his own medical practice since 2008 and has locations three offices in San Diego including La Jolla/UTC, Kearny Mesa and Coronado.
Physicians have been leaving private practice.
Dr. Valleta explains on the Andrea Kaye Show that physicians are not taught business in medical school and that the regulations and paperwork can be overwhelming to small offices. Today’s regulatory environment harms the business of medicine and makes access to private medical services for the average person cost prohibitive.
The fear many physicians have, such as Dr. Valleta, is that medicine will become more striated in the United States. The rich will have a higher level of care because they can afford private practices. And everyone else will have a different, and probably not as good, level of care.
To hear Dr. Valleta discuss the business of medicine and how it impacts today’s consumers, tune into the Andrea Kaye Show on Monday, October 19, 2015 at 8 pm on AM 1170 The Answer. Dr. Valletta and his practice will be featured in Alicia I. Dearn’s Bellatrix Business segment.
Valletta Orthopedics is dedicated to providing the highest quality of orthopedics care. In addition to treating immediate or chronic problems, they focus on prevention and perform comprehensive structural examinations to identify muscle imbalances, strength and flexibility deficits, and early arthritic conditions. Customized interventional rehabilitation programs for the patient are designed to prevent future difficulties.