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Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum’s Career in Orthopaedics

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is a fully accredited orthopedic surgeon in the medical industry by all relevant authorities. He is an orthopedic surgeon and chairman at Bronxcare Health System in New York. His expertise is renowned in joints and bones surgeries involving knee, shoulder and hip replacement.

Orthopedics is the branch of medicine that specializes explicitly in the correction of bones, muscles, and ligaments. Dr. Kirschenbaum’s mainly concentrates in correcting orthopedics problems related to patients who were born with the conditions, but he sometimes performs surgeries on sportsmen and women in New York and has been practicing medicine for more than 20 years.

A brief background of Dr. Kirschenbaum

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum studied for his undergraduate degree at Brown University and then attended Albert Einstein’s College of Medicine. He later studied at Rothman Institute after completing his residency and continued to earn his fellowship in reconstructive surgery and hip and knee replacement at Thomas Jefferson University. His experience in orthopedics has led him to earn a unique reputation as a surgeon.

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has impressive leadership skills in operations, innovative designs and information technology. He has also lectured and offered and offered peer reviews to different scientific journals in orthopedics and also enjoys affiliations with other hospitals including See hospital.

Dr. Kirschenbaum’s career in Orthopaedics

Ira is one among other eleven orthopedic surgeons at Bronx- Lebanon Hospital Centre Health Care System. Before his current position at Bronxcare Health System, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum worked at the Kaiser Permanente System as the Chief of Adult Reconstructive Surgery. Kirschenbaum also owned his private practice where he took care of over 500 patients annually. Medscape, which was later bought out by WebMD is one his achievements, having been part of the team that developed the system.

In his position at Bronxcare Health System, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is considered to have allowed for an increase in outpatient and surgical cases and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons since 1995. Other notable positions that he has been a part of in the medical industry include Chief Technology Officer for the Swiftpath program, Orthopaedic Consultant to Stryker Corporation and Managing Director at DTC Healthcom.

Read more about Dr. Ira in an interview he gave recently

Shafik Sachedina’s (SHC) Sussex Healthcare Turns 25

Recently, Sussex Healthcare celebrated its 25th year since it opened its doors to clients and patients alike. SHC is an institution that specializes in providing care for the elderly suffering from conditions brought about by aging. Besides, the healthcare institution also offers care to patients with special needs. Currently, SHC’s facilities are found in the Southern Coast of England.

Shafik Sachedina and Shiraz Boghani are the brains that conceived Sussex Healthcare, the two are currently the firm’s top executives, and they hold the position of co-chairperson. Shafik Sachedina and Shiraz Boghani teamed up and brought their unique and diverse backgrounds while establishing Sussex Healthcare.

When it comes to managing hotels and establishments or enterprises in the hospitality industry, Shiraz Boghani is your go-to professional. To date, Boghani is still actively involved with the running of hotels and enterprises in the hospitality industry; he currently oversees the running of more than 20 hotels. Boghani’s partner, Shafik Sachedina is a peer-respected medical practitioner who to date practices as a dental surgeon.

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Shafik Sachedina went for his dentistry training at the Guy’s Hospital that is located in Southwark, London. These two professionals brought their entrepreneurial minds together and established Sussex Healthcare, an award-winning healthcare institution. Currently, SHC operates a network of facilities that are specially designed to offer care to both adults (including senior citizens) and patients in need of specialized care and treatment.

Since opening its doors in 1995, SHC has established itself as a healthcare facility that specializes in providing quality and specialized healthcare services for the elderly and patients in need of specialized care.

The institution’s dedication to offering quality and unrivaled services to its clients and patients has played a significant growth of the award-winning healthcare institution. SHC currently operates 20 facilities under the institution’s umbrella. These facilities boast of state-of-the-art daycare facilities & residential “houses,” and gyms that are used to offer the residing clients healthcare services.

Sussex Healthcare offers residency plus “live-in” facilities for its adult population and senior citizens. SHC also offers residency for patients who have Alzheimer’s and dementia. Children with cognitive conditions and issues receive specialized treatment and care at the SHC.





Dr. Eric Forsthoeful is an emergency room doctor in Florida. In 2009, he attended medical school at the University of Louisville. In 2012, he attended Louisiana State University, where he completed his emergency medicine residency. He has been certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine with two medical licenses, one in Louisiana and one in Florida, where he resides and works. He is a highly experienced emergency room physician and takes care of many patients with severe illnesses, traumas, fractures, cardiac ailments, etc.

In an article about emergency rooms, it portrays how emergency rooms aren’t being used for emergencies; therefore, is becoming a major healthcare problem. An eye-opening survey showed how one-third of emergency room patients have non-urgent conditions. This has been an increasing trend for thirty years, according to a report by the American Journal of Managed Care. Dr. Forsthoeful says the state of Florida is no different. He explained some of the issues as to why this is happening:

  1. Lack of primary care medicine.
  2. Want instant care, don’t want appointments, don’t want to wait for days to

see a doctor.

  1. Like the convenience and want to avoid a primary care provider connection.
  2. Younger patients and African Americans frequent emergency rooms more often.
  3. Medicaid patients three times more likely to use an emergency room.

Dr. Forsthoeful explains that even though many patients aren’t emergencies, each patient is taken care of by physicians, nurses, technicians and support staff and given a bed, no matter what. He said it is stressful for emergency room staff, because the critically ill patients need continuous monitoring. It is difficult, and a major undertaking for the staff to be stretched so thin. They have to work harder to maintain an efficient work environment.

Many understand the problems associated with access to healthcare, and those who are working on emergency room problems think if copays and/or deductibles could be changed, patients would not be as likely to go to emergency rooms for basic illnesses. Some insurance companies don’t pay for non-urgent care anymore, but many physicians in emergency rooms don’t approve, because it can be difficult to determine whether an issue is an emergency or not. Doctors don’t like this policy because patients could die if they don’t receive the treatment they need, if it is a true emergency. Some signs of a medical problem may not be critical, but until it’s checked out, the doctor doesn’t know for certain.

Dr. Eric Forsthoeful is working on possible solutions by working with others, conducting surveys and collecting data to determine effective ways to reduce visits. They know there is not an easy solution but have determined that making primary care more convenient, and finding other alternatives for patients, are the best ways to solve the ever-increasing non-urgent visits. They hope that eventually they will see a decrease so emergency room staff can be more efficient and focus on the critically ill patients.