Learn the best course of care for aches and pains on Tuesday, Feb. 5, when Physiatrist Dr. Ronald Tolchin will host a Night Out at the Medical Center. Both men and women are welcome to attend Dr. Tolchin’s two-hour presentation which will begin at 5 p.m. at the Medical Center.
Deciding the best course of care for an ache or pain when you’re not sure what or where it’s coming from can leave you questioning what to do or who to see. Primary care? Physical therapist? Physiatrist? (Physi-what? Try “fi-zahy-uh-trist” — it’s kind of fun to say!)
Dr. Tolchin, a Visiting Specialist at the Medical Center, specializes in spine-related disorders, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, rheumatologic and soft tissue disorders, scoliosis and osteopathic medicine.
He received his Bachelor’s degree at Philadelphia’s Villanova University and his medical education at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale. Currently he is Medical Director of Baptist Health South Florida’s Center for Spine Care and has been named one of the Best Doctors in America since 2007.
To learn more about Dr. Tolchin or to make an appointment, click here.
If you’ve never heard of a physiatrist, it may be due to the fact that it’s a fairly recent specialty. During World War II, physiatrists were asked to supervise the rehabilitation of U.S. soldiers returning home with severe musculoskeletal disabilities. Soon afterward, in 1947, the American Board of Medical Specialties formally approved physiatry as a medical specialty.
All are welcome to attend Dr. Tolchin’s presentation, but please RSVP to 305-367-6777 to reserve a space if you plan to attend. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will follow the presentation and you will have the opportunity to speak with Dr. Tolchin during a question and answer period. We look forward to seeing you there!
Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the Feb. 19 installment of the 2019 Medical Center Lecture Series: “The Masters Athlete: Emerging Sports Medicine Treatments to Maintain an Active Lifestyle,” presented by Dr. James Voos, chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at University Hospitals Health Systems in Cleveland, Ohio. For more information about Dr. Voos’ lecture and the rest of the series, click here.