CNN Hero & Founder of the OnePatient Global Health Initiative- Dr Daniel Ivankovich – Will appear on the Steve Harvey Show, today April 27th, check your local listings for show times
A Chicago Doctor Is Named A “Harvey’s Hero”
teve named DR. DAN IVANKOVICH, an orthopedic surgeon and founder of the “OnePatient Global Health Initiative” as a “Harvey’s Hero!” Through his health initiative, Dr. Dan provides medical services to everyone, regardless of their insurance situation and without prejudice, in both Chicago and Haiti. Nearly 30 million Americans don’t have any health insurance, which means many of them go without the medical treatment. To-date, Dr. Dan has helped an estimated 100,000 people get the services they need!
Dr. and Speaker Daniel Ivankovich is known for his advocacy on behalf of the underserved in Chicago’s inner city as leader of the Bone Squad, a group of medical professionals who treat the city’s uninsured and underinsured. He is the medical director and co-founder of OnePatient Global Health Initiative, a nonprofit foundation based in Chicago with a mission “to treat patients… who have musculoskeletal health disorders, regardless of their ability to pay.
During his 20-year career, Dr. and speaker Daniel Ivankovich has focused on providing state-of-the-art spine, joint and fracture care to Chicagoans from all walks of life. Dr. Dan understands the crippling pain of arthritis that his patients suffer, having personally undergone thirteen knee surgeries himself.
He’s overseen 100,000+ patient visits and provides specialty care for twisted spines, degenerated joints, sports injuries and broken bones. Having performed over ten thousand surgical procedures (which include spine and joint reconstruction, open reduction & internal fixation, arthroscopy and pain management), there are few surgical challenges that he can’t handle.
Additionally, Dr. Dan is a well-known public figure and humanitarian who’s helped establish orthopedic outreach and patient education programs at virtually all of Chicago’s safety-net hospitals. He’s raised $2,500,000+ in committed grants and donations to help expand health care services in some of the poorest and most underserved communities in America.
With all of his variable expertise, there is a connecting thread. When wielding a scalpel with skill and precision squeezing, preaching on the day’s relevant social issues or squeezing a blue note out of his six-string, integrity rules his reality. Dan Ivankovich delivers the goods with a street-savvy hipness and honesty that’s nearly extinct in today’s climate of inequitable health care policies, greed, corruption, and injustice.
An award-winning physician that’s part bluesman, healer, philosopher & shaman, and, as Rock & Roll Hall-Of-Famer Bo Diddley said about Ivankovich, “He ain’t from this planet.”