Bad Medicine

My Journey to Becoming a Top-Rated Doctor

A detailed dive into our healthcare system and how one man, against all odds, became a top-rated doctor.

Many years before becoming appointed by President Donald Trump to the President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition, Stephen Soloway was a graduate contemplating dental school. From New York City, Dr. Soloway completed his undergraduate studies at SUNY Stony Brook. It is there he was told by his medical adviser that he could be a dentist, a podiatrist, or a chiropractor, but not a doctor. Fortunately for the world of medicine, a newspaper ad for the American University School of the Caribbean became the start of his journey.  

In this inspirational biography, Dr. Soloway walks us through his gripping journey—thousands of miles away from home, completely alone, believing he did not have the grade point average to become a doctor, putting all those fears aside and becoming a man on a mission. Through countless hours of hands-on experience, from delivering twins to dealing with gunshot wounds to simple respiratory problems, nothing was as interesting and as alarming to Dr. Soloway as rheumatology. 

As a leader in his field, he sits on numerous boards and panels in the pharmacology industry along with national advisory panels for major companies involved in arthritis or osteoporosis research. He is known within the medical community as a medical detective and will proudly announce, "If I can't fix you, I will get someone that can." It is through rheumatology that he became aware of the medical crisis facing the US, and learned to answer: What is wrong with our current system? How did it break down? How can we fix it?

In Bad Medicine, Dr. Stephen Soloway brings to light issues within our medical system, but most importantly, he offers a story of  passion, hard work, perseverance, and a constant pursuit of excellence. 

Originally from New York City, Dr. Soloway completed undergraduate studies at SUNY at Stony Brook. In pursuit of his lifelong dream to be a physician he attended the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in the British West Indies, London, Boston MA, Omaha NE, with post graduate training at Mercy Catholic Medical Center, Misericordia Division, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

Dr. Soloway has dedicated his life to helping patients and colleagues for decades. He has patients visit him from six countries and many U.S. cities. Dr. Soloway’s devotion to patient’s needs have earned him Top Doctor Awards every year since 2003 and he is regarded as one of the leaders in the Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware area for Rheumatologic care. His credientials are as follows: 

  • Nominated Chairman Department of Rheumatology Division of Internal Medicine Inspira Health Network
  • Clinical Associate Professor Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctor
  • Philadelphia Magazine and Inside New Jersey Magazine Top Doctor

He is now recognized as one of the top physicians in his field nationally by Philadelphia Magazine, Castle Connolly, and US News and World Report. As an industry leader he sits on numerous boards and panels within the pharmacology industry along with national advisory panels for all major companies involved in arthritis or osteoporosis research. He is known within the medical community as a medical detective and will proudly announce "If I can't fix you, I will get someone that can." His vast experience is second to none. He was recently nominated Chairman Department of Rheumatology Division of Interla Medicine Inspira Health Network. 

Dr. Soloway is involved not only in arthritis and osteoporosis treatment, but sports and occupational medicine as well. He runs osteoporosis, knee, and back pain clinics. Dr. Soloway enjoys giving back to the community thru charity and by teaching doctors from several medical institutions in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He has been board certified in Internal Medicine since 1991 and Rheumatology since 1993 with specialized certificates in Osteoporosis.