“Our next appointment is in 19 days.” What?! Yes, this is what’s happening in healthcare nationwide if you’re a new patient and want to see a cardiologist, dermatologist, gynecologist, orthopedic surgeon or primary care physician. Healthcare consulting firm Merritt Hawkins obtained responses from 1,414 physicians in 15 metropolitan areas of the United States and found…

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Whether you’re a weekend warrior on the golf course or a professional athlete, everyone wants the ability to maintain an active lifestyle. Join us Tuesday, Feb. 19, when Cleveland’s University Hospitals Health Systems Dr. James Voos presents “The Masters Athlete: Emerging Sports Medicine Treatments to Maintain an Active Lifestyle.” Dr. Voos’ lecture, the latest in…

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February is National Heart Month and a good reminder to embrace best practices for a healthy heart. Exercise, diet and genetics all play an important part, and while we can control our diet and exercise, our genetics are predetermined. Coronary artery disease results in damage to the arteries primarily due to plaque and inflammation. Plaque…

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Parents with children under 18 can breathe easier knowing that emergent pediatric care consultations are available to the Ocean Reef community. The Medical Center’s commitment to pediatric care is to determine the nature of the care needed and assist with any referral or transfer as appropriate. One of the referral pathways is through Baptist Health…

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