Physician David Haines has just a little over $1 million cash and $1,300 in equipment.
His immediate care office is about a mile from his home in North Hollywood, California.
Hains works as a paramedic in the United States Army.
It’s not exactly the best way to start a new job, but he has a job waiting for him.
He’s also a professional musician, recording more than 50 albums and touring internationally.
He says the equipment and staff at his facility have helped him build a successful career.
“My staff have been really supportive of me,” Hainse told Recode.
“They really have a passion for the business and they’re just really excited to get it going and I really appreciate that.”
Hainese says he started as a “pilgrim,” a paramedical technician, and has since expanded to include paramedics in other capacities.
He also works with patients on physical therapy and rehabilitation.
It was not easy to find a location in the Los Angeles area that had an abundance of equipment, but Hainsey says he’s been fortunate to work with equipment suppliers who have a high standard of quality.
He said he got a job with a large, highly-skilled supplier and he was surprised to find that it was a full-time position.
Hains health insurance covered the whole amount of equipment and medical supplies he needed, but the cost of the supplies was a big factor in the decision.
“I knew I had to find the right supplier, but I also knew it was going to cost me a lot,” he said.
He decided to work for a company that was willing to pay him at a lower rate than the other companies he had previously worked for.
“The whole idea is to get people the most bang for their buck,” Hains said.
“It’s really easy to work from home, you don’t have to have a lot of paperwork, and you can really afford to pay your bills.”
He says his immediate care staff is the best he’s ever worked with.
“A lot of the time you’re just a passenger, but they’re the ones who are the most focused and they have the most expertise,” he told Recizec.
Haining says he has seen patients with a range of injuries that he was able to help, but has seen more serious cases where patients have been taken off life support and have to be rushed to the hospital.
“You get a lot more out of it when you’re a passenger than when you are a technician, so it’s a great combination,” he explained.
Haine said the experience of working for a paramedico is unique.
“To be able to work so close to the patients, I really can’t say enough good things about it,” he added.