Dr. Arredondo is a MedikalPreneur at heart. He created that word to describe a physician who is an entrepreneur, because he’s on a quest to shatter the myth that doctors cannot become excellent business people. To change this, he’s sharing his template for success in his new book, MedikalPreneur: The Official Guidebook for Physicians’ Success in Business.
After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Institute of Technology and Higher Studies School of Medicine in Monterrey, Mexico, he was honored as one of “the best medical students of the country”.
Dr. Arredondo’s passion for fertility began when he collaborated with a physician who was responsible for Mexico’s first In Vitro Fertilization baby in 1989. Later, Dr. Arredondo did research at a World Health Organization fertility center in Mexico City.
Then, in the USA, he did an internship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai at the Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens, New York. After that, a residency in OBGYN in the University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio. He completed a Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He then was awarded a prize by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology to earn a Master of Public Health at Harvard University, where he focused on several aspects of management.
Dr. Arredondo subsequently was a rural OBGYN in Kentucky and became an Assistant Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Arredondo’s 40th birthday inspired a new path: to become a serial MedikalPreneur. In 2006, he moved to San Antonio, Texas, where he opened a small fertility center. Over the next 13 years, he expanded to four centers and 80 team members. He participated in 2 mergers and became the Chief Medical Officer of Inception Prelude overseeing 65 physicians nationwide. He sold all his shares in all the fertility companies and exited to take a sabbatical and write his book, MedikalPreneur, to be released in the Spring of 2021.
Dr. Arredondo truly believes that physicians are equipped with very unique skills (hardware) that form an excellent foundation to become exceptional business people. This, he says, simply requires an upgrade to the MedikalPreneurial (software of the mind). Now he’s showing medical professionals how to follow his successful blueprint to create fulfilling, prosperous, and impactful careers as entrepreneurs.
A Step-by-Step Wellness Workbook for Family Building Through IUI and IVF
by Francisco Arredondo, MD, MPH and Maria Eugenia Quevedo, LPC, LMFT, RPT
The authors, a reproductive endocrinologist and a psychotherapist, provide expert information from a medical perspective and emotional tools. Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist Dr. Francisco “Paco” Arredondo has founded several fertility companies and clinics in Texas. He was the founder and C.E.O. (Chief Experience Officer) of Reproductive Medicine Associates of Texas and led in the creation of the largest fertility network of clinics in the United States in 2019. Teams under his leadership have developed financial software and consulting companies to improve patient experiences in women’s health care and an individualized and simplified method of communication between patient, physician, embryologist, nursing, wellness professionals, and administration, helping promote the importance of healthcare organizations that treat, prevent, and rehabilitate the patient as a whole; body, mind, and soul.