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Dr. David Anthony Miranda Looks at the Increasing Prevalence of Specialized Telemedicine

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Dr. David Anthony Miranda Looks at the Increasing Prevalence of Specialized Telemedicine

 

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A growing trend in the U.S. medical field, telemedicine is today becoming increasingly prevalent in urgent care, according to experienced Texas-based physician Dr. David Anthony Miranda. A general term for a number of rapidly evolving medical sector technologies, telemedicine has seen huge growth in day-to-day medicine in the last decade and has now begun to gain traction within specialized urgent and emergency room care.

 

Also known as telehealth, telemedicine has quickly spread largely thanks to the convenience afforded to patients, according to Dr. David Anthony Miranda, an experienced urgent care physician based in San Antonio, Texas. “Telehealth technology now offers patients a much quicker way of connecting with their physician thanks to the option of ‘at-home’ consultations,” explains the doctor.

 

With this in mind, Dr. David Anthony Miranda is keen to stress that emergency rooms and urgent care centers can no longer ignore the telemedicine or telehealth trend, something which has, until recently, he says, be more prevalent in routine care. “Once largely confined to routine medical care, with urgent care traffic on the increase year-on-year, emergency care doctors must begin to embrace the various telemedicine and telehealth offerings now available to specialist doctors and healthcare professionals,” says Dr. David Anthony Miranda.

 

 

Specialist Physician Dr. David Anthony Miranda Explores the Rapid Rise of Telemedicine Within Urgent and Emergency Care Fields.

 

Increased so-called urgent care ‘traffic,’ he says, now demonstrates a significant need for doctors in the field to adopt telemedicine. “Much as increased primary care traffic drove many family doctors to adopt early telehealth solutions, we in the urgent care sector must now follow suit as demand for medical care across the board continues to increase,” explains Dr. David Anthony Miranda.

 

A recent survey performed by Merritt Hawkins, a Dallas, Texas-based physician search and advanced practice recruiting firm, showed that a push from insurance companies to switch to telemedicine and other telehealth solutions was a major recent driving force in the adoption of the various currently available technologies, according to Dr. David Anthony Miranda.

 

In line with Merritt Hawkins’ findings, by 2020, it’s estimated that the global telemedicine market will reach a value of more than $36 billion according to market research firm Mordor Intelligence. “A figure of $36 billion,” Dr. David Anthony Miranda points out, “will put the market value at more than double what it was in 2015.”

 

“As such,” he adds, wrapping up, “telemedicine within urgent care must now be fully embraced by those who specialize in the field, just as it has been by other medical professionals and service providers in recent years.”

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Dr. David Anthony Miranda reveals growing concerns surrounding primary care in medically underserved communities

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Dr. David Anthony Miranda reveals growing concerns surrounding primary care in medically underserved communities

 

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Medically underserved communities—also known as medically underserved areas and medically underserved populations—are particular geographic locations wherein which residents suffer from a lack of, or reduced access to, primary medical care services and facilities. An urgent care physician based in San Antonio and specializing in care within medically underserved communities, Dr. David Anthony Miranda reveals more about the situation as concern grows surrounding the provision of primary care under such circumstances.

 

According to Texas-based Dr. Miranda, such geographic locations can range from individual suburbs to entire countries. “Many third world countries are considered wholly medically underserved,” he explains, “while in the U.S., it’s more typical to find smaller pockets within a particular city or state which are deemed to be underserved medically.”

 

The urgent care physician points toward his home state of Texas as an example. “From individual and neighboring counties to urban census tracts and civil divisions, a shortage of primary medical care services or facilities throughout the state has seen large swathes of Texas deemed medically underserved in recent years,” Dr. Miranda explains.

 

Indeed, a report carried out earlier this year by the Association of American Medical Colleges currently ranks Texas as 47th out of the 50 U.S. states in terms of adequate physician coverage in correlation with population numbers. An abundance of highly rural communities is, Dr. Miranda says, a significant contributing factor in the state’s struggle to provide sufficient primary medical care coverage. “The Association of American Medical Colleges has now declared Texas as ‘medically deprived’ based on its most recent findings,” he points out.

 

Dr. David Anthony Miranda shares growing concerns pertaining to primary medical care in Texas and across the U.S.

The second largest state in the U.S. covering over 268,000 square miles and home to a population of upwards of 28.3 million and growing, Texas has endured particular difficulties surrounding the provision of primary care since budget-balancing within the medical sector during the 1990s.

 

The state is currently working on the construction of numerous additional medical schools in an effort to see more qualified physicians living and working in Texas. “Extra efforts must also be made, however,” adds Dr. Miranda, wrapping up, “to increase the number of available residency positions open to newly qualified doctors, physicians, and other medical professionals if we’re going to really combat the problem, especially in the short term.”

 

Dr. David Anthony Miranda is a partner of Fit-Life MD, a physician-owned medical wellness and fitness clinic in San Antonio, Texas. The mission of Fit-Life MD is to improve the overall health and wellness of patients through individually designed and personalized treatment plans tailored toward general health and physical well-being. Dr. Miranda’s personal interests include investing in the stock market, especially publicly-traded healthcare stocks, as well as music, theater, and film.

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Drive to Solve Texas Doctor Shortage 

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Drive to Solve Texas Doctor Shortage

 

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Dr. David Miranda – Texas Doctor Shortage

Urgent care specialist Dr. David Miranda explores the state of Texas’ efforts to solve its ongoing shortage of qualified physicians.

 

With almost ten percent of Texas’ counties having just one licensed physician according to a recent report by the Texas Medical Board, doctor shortages are an issue which the state is looking to address as a priority, according to Dr. David Miranda, an urgent care physician based in San Antonio.

 

“Approximately another ten percent of Texas’ 254 counties only have two or three qualified doctors,” he reveals, “meaning that medically underserved communities pose a significant risk to public health in the state.”

 

Dr. David Miranda is not alone in his concerns. In fact, the Association of American Medical Colleges has ranked Texas 47th out of the 50 U.S. states in terms of adequate physician coverage in relation to population. According to the association’s reporting, more doctors are desperately required in rural areas, many of which are currently considered ‘medically deprived’ according to its findings.

 

“This is a particular concern of mine,” says Dr. David Miranda, who specializes in the care of medically underserved, often rural populations.

 

The so-called Lone Star State is currently working on the construction of more medical schools, although according to Dr. Miranda, this alone will not solve matters. “The matter cannot be solved simply by building more medical schools,” he says, “especially not in the short term.”

 

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By 2020, the University of Houston and Sam Houston State University both plan to have established their own medical schools. Already, the new Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin is open, as is the new University of Texas Rio Grande School of Medicine in Edinburg, plus the new University of the Incarnate School of Osteopathic Medicine in San Antonio.

 

“There’s also the Texas Christian University and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth which have partnered and each plan to start teaching medicine next year,” adds Dr. Miranda.

 

A lack of medical schools, however, he says, is not necessarily the problem. “Physicians cannot practice until they’ve completed a residency,” the doctor explains, “and, right now, the state’s hospitals do not have sufficient slots for the residency requests which they’re already receiving.”

 

This lack of residency places, says Dr. Miranda, is driving students to undertake their medical education or complete their post-graduate training elsewhere in the country. “Often, that’s where they’ll then stay and start their career, even if they’re a native Texan,” he suggests.

 

What’s required, then, says Dr. David Miranda, is a review of the costs associated with—and funds allocated toward—the provision of residency slots in the state. “Budget-balancing in the ’90s has compounded issues surrounding the shortage of doctors in Texas ever since,” he adds, wrapping up, “and it’s now vital that the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act which has been left to languish since 2017 be reexamined and expedited as a priority if we’re to prevent matters further worsening.”

 

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Dr. David Anthony Miranda Shares Details of Recent Advances in Telemedicine

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Dr. David Anthony Miranda Shares Details of Recent Advances in Telemedicine

 

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Dr. David Miranda – ADVANCEMENTS IN TELEMEDICINE

Texas-based physician Dr. David Anthony Miranda explores advances in telemedicine as the practice continues to grow in prevalence.

 

Growing in parallel with the ever more widespread adoption of the internet since the 1990s—both in the U.S. and globally—two decades on, the prevalence of telemedicine continues to rise, according to Dr. David Anthony Miranda, an experienced urgent care physician based in San Antonio, Texas.

 

Initially facilitated by early internet protocols allowing for the transfer of medical images, telemedicine practices soon evolved to include real-time audio and video consultation solutions, as well as means of communicating vital signs and other important medical measurements.

 

“Significant advances in technology during the last twenty years or so have seen telemedicine really take off,” suggests Dr. Miranda.

 

Advances which have facilitated this growth in the prevalence of telemedicine include improved data transfer and communication speeds, the routine digitization of information, more cost-effective data storage, standardization of data formats, improved data security standards, and the adoption of newer, more advanced programming languages.

 

“Telemedicine truly took off in the U.S. with the switch to electronic medical records and the launch of so-called ‘patient portals,'” adds Dr. Miranda, “originally led by government incentives.”

 

These patient portals, Dr. Miranda explains, allow individuals to find out their recent lab results, refill any necessary prescriptions, and send secure, direct messages to their doctor via the internet.

 

“Patients and medical professionals alike are becoming more tech-savvy,” he adds, “demonstrated by the continued growth of telemedicine and services such as physician-patient portals, both of which have been made all the more easy to access thanks to smartphones and other internet-enabled mobile devices.”

 

This is especially pertinent to the ongoing growth of what’s become known as ‘telemedicine 2.0,’ according to Dr. Miranda. “Reliant on so-called ‘web 2.0’ technologies, this latest branch of telemedicine is the most advanced yet,” adds the physician.

 

Employing existing technology and devices—such as modern laptops and smartphones—telemedicine 2.0 relies on standard web infrastructures and increasingly readily available diagnostics tools for gathering information. Examples of such tools range from smartphone cameras and vital sign monitoring devices to digital stethoscopes and wearable biosensors.

 

“I firmly believe that telemedicine is here to stay,” adds Dr. Miranda, wrapping up, “with many medical facilities now becoming providers of ‘hybrid’ healthcare, whereby which patients may see their physician either in person or via a telemedicine solution – arguably one of the most significant implementations and rollouts of telemedicine to date.”

 

Dr. David Anthony Miranda is an experienced medical professional and partner of Fit-Life MD, a physician-owned medical wellness and fitness clinic in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Miranda’s personal interests include investing in the stock market, especially publicly-traded healthcare stocks, as well as music, theater, and film.

Dr. David Anthony Miranda Addresses the Recent Closing of Freestanding ERs in Texas

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Dr. David Anthony Miranda Addresses the Recent Closing of Freestanding ERs in Texas

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Since passing legislation in 2009 and issuing licenses to freestanding emergency rooms from 2010 onward. The state of Texas has seen an explosion in these numbers of these convenience-focused medical facilities. Especially during the years which have followed. Now, however, it’s an industry that’s struggling, according to Dr. David Anthony Miranda, an experienced urgent care physician based in San Antonio, Texas.

 

Intended to allow patients quicker, more convenient access to medical attention, freestanding emergency rooms were also seen as a way to ease overcrowding in larger, established hospitals, while simultaneously affording more local emergency room access to those living in rural communities. “It’s been suggested that the freestanding emergency room business model grew too fast for its own good,” explains Dr. Miranda.

 

Such facilities have also faced criticism for being more costly than existing, traditional hospitals, often unbeknownst to patients who had been led to believe that these freestanding emergency rooms were, in fact, a less expensive alternative.

 

“One of the biggest touted benefits of freestanding emergency rooms was that they would bring emergency medical care to rural communities across Texas,” reveals Dr. Miranda, who specializes in the care of medically underserved, predominantly rural populations. “Unfortunately, however,” he continues, “these facilities became more prominent in larger towns and cities than in more remote areas where they would’ve proved more beneficial.”

 

Urgent Care Physician Dr. David Anthony Miranda Explores the Ongoing Struggles Faced by Texas’ Freestanding Emergency Rooms.

Another criticism, Dr. Miranda points out, is that—as a business model—freestanding emergency rooms rely heavily on what he calls ‘a well-insured patient population,’ something which is less common in more rural settings. “Many freestanding emergency rooms are now opting not to renew their licenses,” says the physician.

 

Licensing numbers are also down, nearby hospitals acquire such facilities. Which they can then operate under their existing license or licenses, according to Dr. Miranda.

 

“The industry,” he continues, “showed great promise, and I myself worked in one of Houston’s early facilities. The location has played a large part in both the success and failure of many freestanding emergency rooms. Opening more successful locations now under the ownership of larger hospitals.

 

Dr. David Anthony Miranda believes that we need a renewed focus on pricing and location. Those living in rural sections of Texas will benefit most from freestanding ERs. There’s still hope for the industry as a whole says Dr. Miranda.

 

“Our freestanding emergency rooms play an important role in Texas. I hope that, with time and a renewed focus, license numbers for these vital facilities will once again increase.”

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David Anthony Miranda Shares Advice for Seasonal Wellness

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David Anthony Miranda Shares Advice for Seasonal Wellness

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David Anthony Miranda | Maintaining health and wellness is important year-round, but never more vital than during the cold, winter months. From remaining motivated to stay active, to battling the possibility of seasonal bouts of depression, Dr. Miranda explores five ways to remain healthy from now until spring arrives.

 

“First and foremost,” says Miranda, an emergency locum physician from Texas, “don’t let diet and exercise fall by the wayside.”

 

Healthy eating habits and maintaining a level of fitness are essential during the winter months according to Dr. Miranda, especially in the fight against colds and flu. “Look for foods high in omega 3 fatty acids which are a natural anti-inflammatory, and eat regular fiber as this is known to boost immune system function,” he adds.

 

David Anthony Miranda also recommends scheduling exercise ahead of time, perhaps on a weekly basis, and sticking to a routine. “Try to keep this up until spring,” adds the physician.

 

Next says Dr. Miranda, maintain regular hand washing. “Cold and flu viruses spread rapidly during winter, especially in warm indoor areas such as offices or other workplaces,” he adds. By engaging in regular hand washing, not only is an individual protecting themselves from a bout of potential illness, but they’re also preventing the spread of the same illness or illnesses between others.

 

Dr. David Anthony Miranda Shares Tips for Staying Healthy

Further to maintaining healthy eating habits, David Miranda also suggests vitamin supplements. “Vitamins C and D are especially good during winter,” he explains, “boosting immunity and countering the effects of the seasonal reduction in daylight.”

 

Vitamin D is also known to assist in the absorption of other important vitamins, especially helpful during winter.

 

Fourth, David Anthony Miranda advises focusing on sleep. “Getting adequate rest during winter is important, but it’s a struggle for many due to the changes in daylight hours,” he says. To counter this, the doctor suggests establishing a routine and abiding by it, taking time to wind down before bed and rising at the same time each day until spring comes back around.

 

Lastly, says Dr. Miranda, get social. “Winter can feel lonely and isolating for many people. So remembering to socialize regularly is a good way to improve mood, boosting feelings of well-being and promoting better overall health,” he adds, wrapping up.

 

Dr. David Anthony Miranda is a partner of Fit-Life MD, a physician-owned medical wellness and fitness clinic in San Antonio, Texas. The mission of Fit-Life MD is to improve the overall health and wellness of patients. Done through individually designed and personalized treatment plans tailored toward general health and physical well-being. Dr. Miranda’s personal interests include investing in the stock market, especially publicly-traded healthcare stocks, as well as music, theater, and film.

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Dr David Anthony Miranda explores five publicly-traded health care stocks to watch

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Emergency locum physician Dr David Anthony Miranda shares details of five health care stocks to watch going into 2019.

Dr David Anthony Miranda is a partner of Fit-Life MD, a physician-owned medical wellness and fitness clinic in San Antonio, Texas.

A sector which clambered an impressive 23 percent higher last year, publicly-traded health care stocks are increasingly catching the attention of savvy investors. Passionate about serving economically stressed and medically underserved communities, Dr. David Anthony Miranda is one such individual. A highly experienced and respected emergency locum physician, among Dr David Anthony Miranda various personal interests is investing in the stock market, especially publicly-traded health care stocks.

Living and working across the U.S.—from California to New York and Mississippi. During a medical career spanning almost 30 years to date, Dr David Anthony Miranda , now based in Texas. He explores five publicly-traded health care stocks to watch going into 2019.

Founded

Founded by several of the scientists who first discovered CRISPR—a highly promising gene editing technology—Editas Medicine, Inc. (NYSE: EDIT) represents what Dr David Anthony Miranda calls a straightforward, compelling opportunity. “The technology being developed by Editas has world-changing potential,” he suggests. Earmarking it as something of an ‘all-or-nothing’ stock, but very much worth exploring.

Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: LGND), a fast-growing $3.4 billion mid-cap drug discovery and development company, should also be of interest, says the Texas-based emergency doctor.

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Interestingly, $150 billion biopharmaceutical giant AbbVie, Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) is still widely considered a value stock, according to Dr. Miranda. Incredibly, its dividend has now grown annually for 45 consecutive years according to the company’s financial reporting.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: REGN) meanwhile represents one of the current best health care stocks to consider going into 2019, according to experts. Anticipating total revenues of $6.39 billion for 2018, 9 percent more than in 2017, and up 204 percent compared to five years ago. Figures from the company suggest further significant revenue growth, says Dr David Anthony Miranda, during the next 12-18 months.

Dr David Anthony Miranda fifth mention, Celgene Corporation (NYSE: CELG) is still recovering from a nasty tumble in 2017, but represents what’s currently a genuinely cheap stock, he says, with good future potential including a suggested possible upside of 115 percent within two years.

The mission of Fit-Life MD is to improve the overall health and wellness of patients. Finally, through individually designed and personalized treatment plans tailored toward general health and physical well-being.

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Dr. David Anthony Miranda shares highlights from decades in medicine

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Passionate about serving economically stressed and medically underserved communities, Dr. David Anthony Miranda shares his experiences and lessons learned from his career.

Living and working across the U.S. during a medical career spanning almost 30 years to date, Dr. David Miranda is an experienced emergency locum physician. From California to New York, and from Mississippi to Texas, Dr. David Anthony Miranda boasts a particular drive to care for medically underserved, often highly rural populations. In South Mississippi, for example, the doctor worked tirelessly to serve rural, local populations equipped largely without specialty back-up.

“During my years spent in South Mississippi, I honed my ability to become independent in practice, often in the face of adversity,” reveals Dr. Miranda. “This experience, I believe, has benefited me massively in becoming a self-reliant emergency medical professional.”

Prior to qualifying as a physician, and as an undergraduate at UCLA, Dr. Miranda contributed a portion of his free time to volunteer as a science and math tutor, helping to educate disadvantaged high school students in Los Angeles. Moving from L.A. to New York, Dr. Miranda would go on to continue his studies at Cornell University Medical College, later completing a residency at North Shore University Hospital.

It was the doctor’s next move, however, which would help to shape his career and the direction of much of his work. “After completing my residency at North Shore University Hospital, I chose to partake in trauma rotations at Lincoln Hospital,” he reveals.

“Situated in the crime-ridden South Bronx of the 1990s,” explains Dr. Miranda, “I found enrichment in caring for individuals and families from economically stressed and medically underserved areas.”

Dr. Miranda suggests that it was his time spent at Lincoln Hospital which drove him to South Mississippi following his trauma rotations at the South Bronx medical facility. Here, working within rural populations and with strictly limited specialty back-up, the skilled physician was to shape himself into a highly self-reliant emergency doctor.

Following his time in South Mississippi, Dr. Miranda moved west to Texas, going on to work within more than a dozen different emergency departments throughout central, northern, and eastern parts of the state.

Later, and as a result, he was to be approached by a prominent Austin-based provider of emergency medicine, critical care, and OB-GYN services to leading hospital systems. It was then that Dr. Miranda assumed a new role, spearheading the company’s locums division. Already adept at overcoming obstacles and working in trying situations, the physician was tasked with starting up new contracts and turning around existing, distressed agreements on behalf of the organization, something at which he excelled.

Since then, Dr. Miranda has also gone on to become a partner of Fit-Life MD, a physician-owned medical wellness and fitness clinic in San Antonio, Texas. The mission of Fit-Life MD, he says, is to improve the overall health and wellness of patients through individually designed and personalized treatment plans tailored toward general health and physical well-being.

Dr. David Miranda’s personal interests include investing in the stock market, especially publicly-traded healthcare stocks, as well as music, theater, and film.

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Dr. David Miranda studies report naming top Texas medical schools

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A recent report has revealed what it’s claimed are this year’s top three Texas-based medical schools.

A recent report by U.S. News, a multi-platform publisher of news and information, has revealed what it claims to be the three best medical schools in the state of Texas. Named as the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. David Miranda, a resident of Travis County, Texas, explores the results.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston ranks third, according to U.S. News.

Comprised of McGovern Medical School, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UTHealth School of Dentistry, UTHealth School of Nursing, UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics and UTHealth School of Public Health, the Houston-based science center ranks well with a faculty-student ratio of 1.4:1, boasting over 1,500 full- and part-time staff.

Dr. Miranda further reveals that the university has a current full-time enrollment of 966 students and an average tuition cost of approximately $26,000.

Rated second of the three, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center sits on a 100-acre campus in Dallas. The institution is comprised of UT Southwestern Medical School, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and UT Southwestern School of Health Professions.

With a strong faculty-student ratio, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center employs in excess of 2,650 full- and part-time staff. This puts the institution’s faculty-student ratio at 2.5:1, explains Dr. Miranda. Full-time enrollment is just below 940, with average tuition costs of around $32,000, according to the report.

Topping the rankings and named best medical school in the state of Texas for 2018 by U.S. News is Baylor College of Medicine.

Another Houston-based institution, Baylor College of Medicine is comprised of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Allied Health Sciences, and the National School of Tropical Medicine. Initially established in 1900, the school has a long and varied history, Dr. Miranda reveals. Enrollment of 736 equals an impressive faculty-student ratio of 3.1:1, with 2,785 staff and average tuition costs approaching $30,000.

A further report by U.S. News also ranks Baylor College of Medicine fifth in the U.S. in ‘Best Medical Schools: Primary Care,’ tied with Oregon Health and Science University, points out Dr. Miranda, who studied medicine at Cornell University Medical College, New York.

Over the course of 30 years in medicine, Dr. David Miranda has spent time in New York, Mississippi, California, and elsewhere across the U.S. He currently resides in Travis County, Texas. The physician is a partner of Fit-Life MD, a medical wellness and fitness clinic in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Miranda’s personal interests include investing in the stock market, especially publicly-traded healthcare stocks, as well as music, theater, and film.

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Dr. David Anthony Miranda explains care in medically underserved communities

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In serving predominantly rural, often medically underserved communities, Dr. David Anthony Miranda has traveled tens of thousands of miles across the U.S.

A highly experienced physician, Dr. David Anthony Miranda has spent three decades driven by a desire to care for underserved, predominantly rural populations. Subsequently, and as a direct result of his experiences, the doctor has gone on to forge a career as a highly respected emergency locum physician.

“Starting out as an undergraduate at the University of California in Los Angeles, I would volunteer tutoring math and science to disadvantaged high school students in the city,” reveals Dr. Miranda. Going on to attend medical school at Cornell University Medical College in New York City, followed by a residency at North Shore University Hospital, the doctor ultimately completed trauma rotations at Lincoln Hospital.

“At Lincoln Hospital, I found enrichment in taking care of individuals from economically stressed and medically underserved communities,” says the emergency locum physician of his time at the hospital.

Fresh out of residency, a young Dr. David Anthony Miranda took his first post-residency position in South Mississippi. “I quickly found myself working within rural populations and with very limited specialty back-up,” he explains. It was here, the doctor says, that he honed his ability to become independent in practice, going on to forge a career as a highly self-reliant emergency medical physician.

“More recently, I was selected by a prominent provider of emergency medicine and critical care services to leading hospital systems in the South Central U.S.,” says Dr. Miranda, “to spearhead their newly reorganized locums’ division.”

Dr. Miranda was selected after being identified as a fast, efficient, flexible, and dependable emergency physician, thanks in no small part to his time spent working in medically underserved communities.

With prior experience working in over ten different emergency departments within the region, the doctor went on to further hone his skills surrounding rapid adaptation. “Adapt and overcome was the goal,” he reveals, “starting up new contracts and turning around existing, distressed agreements.”

“This,” he adds in conclusion, “I was, therefore, able to do with great success.”

Over the course of 30 years in medicine, Dr. Miranda has spent time in New York, Mississippi, California, and elsewhere across the U.S. He currently resides in Travis County, Texas.

Dr. David Miranda is a partner of Fit-Life MD, a physician-owned medical wellness and fitness clinic in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Miranda’s personal interests include investing in the stock market, especially publicly-traded healthcare stocks, as well as music, theater, and film.