Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Small Business Success Story - Andrade Medical, PLLC

Each year the New York Small Business Development Center recognizes outstanding small businesses in a variety of ways.  This Success Story from the  Bronx SBDC appears in our 2016 Annual Report

Dr. Joseph Andrade 
Andrade Medical, PLLC
Bronx SBDC

Dr. Joseph Andrade was born in Chone, Ecuador. He attended the Universidad de Guayaquil for his undergraduate and postgraduate studies and graduated in 1981. Dr. Andrade passed the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) in 1982, and the Federation Licensing Examination (FLEX) in 1983, examinations required to assess the readiness of international medical graduates to enter residency or fellowship programs in the United States in accredited hospitals. 
Dr. Andrade trained in pediatrics at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center from 1983 to 1986, and later trained in internal medicine from 1986 to 1988 at the same hospital. He received his NY medical license in 1986 and is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics. Dr. Andrade opened his first private practice in August 1988 and has served the Bronx community for 32 years. He takes care of patients with medical problems including asthma, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, mental disorders, and provides preventive medical care. 
In 2015, Dr. Andrade consulted the Bronx SBDC for assistance in securing financing to set up a new office. Advisor Lourdes Martinez helped him obtain funding from Spring Bank to cover the expenses of construction, renovation, fixtures, equipment, and working capital. He anticipates hiring five additional employees for the new office. Dr. Andrade was recognized with the Castle Connolly Top Doctors in the New York Metro area award for his outstanding work in 2003-2008 and 2010-2015. He is affiliated with Montefiore Hospital’s Wakefield Campus. 

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