Dr. Carlos M Barrera – President /Co-Founder
Dr. Carlos M. Barrera is the founder and president for Speedy Sticks. He previously served as the company’s CEO from inception to May 2021. He is responsible for overseeing all operations, relationships, revenue, business development and overseeing the prioritization and coordination of service line integration efforts across Speedy Sticks. He founded Speedy Sticks to make health care services more accessible and convenient.
Dr. Barrera has a track record for founding, opening, leading and managing health care companies to a level of great sustainability, professional relationships and capital. Aside from his clinical duties, he executes administrative duties. His clinical areas of interest include physical medicine, chiropractic medicine, musculoskeletal medicine, emergency medicine, laboratory medicine, primary care and orthopedics.
He has always had a passion for executive leadership and management, prior to him becoming a physician he held various managerial roles for various health care systems/hospitals. In addition to his role at Speedy Sticks, Dr. Barrera also serves as the Physician-in Chief/CEO of OneCare Health a NYC based urgent care, which he founded. From the years 2017-2019, he served as the founder and CEO of HealthCare Navigation Consultants a NYC based health care consulting firm which was absorbed by a non-profit. He is currently in both hospital and private practice where he sees patients and carries out administrative duties.
He is a sought-out lecturer and has served as a guest lecturer on various forums/panels on health care reform, careers in medicine, mentorship, barriers/diversity in medicine, and various other topics in medicine, health care, and health care administration.
Dr. Barrera holds his doctorate degree from The University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. His undergraduate degrees from St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Barrera’s love for academia and health care administration has him currently pursuing his Master of Science degree in health care administration back at his undergraduate alma mater; St. Francis College.
He also partakes in pro-bono work and community service. His volunteer experience includes previous affiliations with New York Road Runners Medical staff, ParaDocs Worldwide Medical staff, Make the Road NY/CT Medical staff/lecturer, and Project Hospitality amongst others. He is a lifelong member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.
Dr. Barrera has been featured on NY1 News, Thrive Global, Staten Island Advance and S.I live. During his free time, he enjoys fitness, community service, traveling, and research.