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Life & Work with Dr. Farzin Kabaei

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Farzin Kabaei.

The founding surgeons, Dr. Khawar Siddique, Dr. Brian Perri, Dr. Jason Snibbe, and Dr. Roy Nini, had a vision of providing high-quality, personalized medical care to a large demographic, ensuring their patients’ needs and comfort are a priority. At the same time, this dynamic group of surgeons intended to create an entity that was scalable, efficient, and sustainable.

With all that in mind, they took the first step of purchasing prime real estate in the heart of Los Angeles. After building an extraordinary, state-of-the-art practice, it was essential to own and run their own hospital within a two-mile radius. In due time, a physician-owned and operated treatment and surgical center was established, ready to disrupt the healthcare industry, putting the patient’s needs first.

DOCS Health has transformed healthcare, improving patient experience through innovation and most importantly, compassion. As the sole decision-makers, the founding surgeons are primarily concerned about the quality of care a patient receives. Today, most large hospitals are run by non-physicians who are mainly concerned about revenue and who have never sat at a patient’s bedside.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
One of the biggest struggles was to make ends meet financially. Since the 1990s, reimbursement to physicians, and particularly surgeons, significantly decreased while the cost-of-living has gone up. Clearly, this is a non-sustainable system. Also, this is primarily why new surgeons who just completed years’ worth of training do not go into private practice. Instead, they seek out big hospitals as a safety net because these revenue generating entities are able to absorb more costs and hand out high salaries to surgeons. Although such a system may increase the patient’s access to healthcare, it decreases the quality of care given. The reason for this is that major decisions regarding the type of care a patient receives are made by non-physicians, whose main concern is how to sustain themselves financially. Inevitably, such a mindset leads to a lapse in the quality of care provided to the patient.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am a fellowship-trained orthopedic trauma surgeon specializing in minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery. My background includes being Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

I have extensive experience treating patients with orthopedic trauma and complex joint problems from previous trauma, infection, and childhood deformities, including treating failed, painful, and infected joint replacements. At DOCS Health, I take a multidisciplinary approach to patients with knee, hip, and spine disease. I have access to the most advanced technology in order to practice orthopedics, improving the health and well-being of my patients.

DOCS Health is an absolute game changer in the health industry. We own our own office building, outpatient surgical center, and hospital, allowing us as surgeons to implement our decisions with the patient’s quality of care in mind. We hand-select our in-house physicians, providing a team of physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists and orthopedic, sports injury and neuro-spine surgeons who have all received their education and training from some of the finest universities and most recognized medical institutions.

Our patients receive a superior form of medical care where they have access to flexible clinic follow-up appointments with their specialist or surgeon and out-of-state and international phone consultations, as well as video conference calls to discuss patient questions and concerns. We also offer the highest standard of clinical services, such as x-rays and MRI machines to provide convenient imaging. In addition, patients have the option of recovering in our private Recovery Center that is staffed with 24/7 nursing, catered food, therapy, and immediate access to our surgeons. Lastly, we are one of the few surgery centers that offer minimally invasive robotic hip and knee replacement surgery.

DOCS Health is able to provide this type of elevated care because we have access to our own surgery center, allowing our team to work efficiently and cost-effectively, which ultimately improves the quality of care a patient receives. We are proudly invested in our patients’ well-being.

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