Recently we sat down with Dr. and PhD. Erick Santos an Orthopedic Surgeon from Corpus Christi Texas to discuss why he is a proud member of the Movement is Life Caucus and their efforts to fight health care disparities. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, he is former United State Air Force flight surgeon.
Why are you committed to the Movement is life Caucus? I want to end health care disparities having seen them first hand as a surgeon in South Texas.
Why are fighting disparities important? Fighting discrimination and advocating for the good of my patients is the right thing to do. By eliminating disparities we bring better health to all.
What is one way to fight unconscious bias? Education, communication and transparency are key. It will also be important to know that sharing will also work to get the message out.
Since the caucus is about movement, can you tell us one thing you do in your health and wellness journey? I exercise three-four times per week and walking four miles on the treadmill.
What is one health and wellness resource you value? I think a great resource is the website: www.ortholnfo.org.