COVID-19: Alone and Afraid

Eduardo Vadia, MD

Dr. Eduardo Vadia, a board-certified pulmonary and critical care physician and co-founder of Access Physicians, is committed to merging his comprehensive bedside experience with technology innovation to craft scalable care delivery platforms that integrate healthcare networks, drive clinical outcomes, and personalize healthcare for individual patients and their healthcare systems.

In addition to his role at Access Physicians, Dr. Vadia is a part-time faculty physician with UT Southwestern’s Pulmonary & Critical Care Division. Dr. Vadia trained at UT Southwestern for his Internal Medicine Residency, Chief Medical Residency, and Pulmonary-Critical Care Fellowship. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine and his bachelor’s degree from Boston College.

Saurin Patel, MD Current Position: Chief Medical Officer, Access Physicians

Dr. Saurin Patel is board certified in Internal Medicine. He ties his strengths as a physician leader to a background in business and finance, with a particular interest in improving processes and efficiencies. He has never believed in the oft-maligned paradigm that technology decreases efficiency in healthcare settings, and has quantitatively demonstrated how to effectively use technology to substantially improve outcomes, patient satisfaction, and physician efficiency. Dr. Patel held leadership positions at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas prior to joining Access Physicians. Prior to his career in medicine, he worked in the hedge fund industry. He holds an undergraduate degree in finance and a Doctor of Medicine.

Padmaja Reddy, MD

After spending several years as a high school biology teacher in Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Reddy returned to her home state of Texas in 2008 to complete medical school and residency training in Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern. During residency, Dr. Reddy developed an interest in subspecialty Palliative Medicine, particularly in the critical care setting. After completing her fellowship in Palliative Medicine at UT Southwestern, she joined the faculty with an eye on serving the vulnerable patient population at Parkland Hospital. Since then, Dr. Reddy has led a successful effort to embed the Palliative Medicine team in the Parkland Medical ICU. A teacher at heart, Dr. Reddy is also the director of a new Palliative Medicine rotation for Internal Medicine residents.