Dr. Carlos Barba discussed his background, experiences and vision.
BROWNSVILLE, TX / ACCESSWIRE / March 17, 2021 / Dr. Carlos Barba, MD, a board-certified general and bariatric surgeon in Brownsville, TX and Harlingen, TX, has been featured in a pair of exclusive new interviews with Thrive Global and Ideamensch, respectively.
Dr. Carlos Barba's new feature interview with Thrive Global is available on the official site. Founded by Arianna Huffington, Thrive Global is helps the world's leading organizations and their people build healthy habits through inspirational storytelling and actionable microsteps.
In the wide-ranging interview, Dr. Carlos Barba discussed his background, experiences and vision, including the one piece of advice he would give to aspiring surgeons (do it because you love it and are passionate about helping patients, and not for the money or status), the one thing he would change about his field if he could (out-of-control malpractice scrutiny and risk that in many ways is harming rather than helping patients), and how he achieves work-life balance. With respect to this latter aspect, Dr. Carlos Barba stated: "That is something that is not easy for me. If a patient of mine calls in the middle of the night, I want to help. My wife is not a physician, but she supports me 100% and helps me with this. You have to make time for your kids and your family. My kids are older and do not want to do as many things with us, but hobbies also help me."
Dr. Carlos Barba's new feature interview with Ideamensch is available here. Ideamensch is a platform on which visionaries, innovators, and entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by sharing their professional and personal stories.
In the in-depth interview, Dr. Carlos Barba discussed trends that excite him (the potential of robotic surgery), essential habits that boost his productivity (strong time management skills and loving what he does), advice he could give his younger self (be more patient), and something that many people disagree with him about. With respect to this latter aspect, Dr. Carlos Barba shared: "The way that hospitals are being run today is focusing too much on the business. Of course, it cannot be free, but a physician should not get into this to make money. We all like money. A physician should be comfortable, but we are not going to be millionaires. I have seen cases where a lot of X-rays, labs and testing were done because a patient has good insurance, not because they needed it."
Readers are invited to click on the links above for the full text of Dr. Carlos Barba's exclusive new feature interviews with Thrive Global and Ideamensch, respectively, which dive into the above topics and explore many additional areas.
About Dr. Carlos Barba, MD
Dr. Carlos Barba is a board-certified general and bariatric surgeon in Brownsville, TX and Harlingen, TX. He is a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS), and the American College of Surgeons (ACS). In 2005, Dr. Barba helped create the first ASMBS Center of Excellence in Connecticut. In 2006, he was granted Surgeon of Excellence certification, and in 2008 the Hospital of Central Connecticut where Dr. Barba practiced was granted designation as a Center of Excellence by the ASMBS. To meet this requirement, both the surgeon and hospital must meet the highest standards in patient care. Dr. Barba has also authored and co-authored numerous articles that have been published in peer-reviewed medical journals. Learn more at https://carlosabarbamd.com.
SOURCE: Dr. Carlos A. Barba, MD, PLLC