Fun-Raiser 2018: And the Winners Are …!

It was another home run for the Medical Center’s 36th-annual Fun-Raiser! Perfect weather arrived for the March 20 and 21 sporting event of tennis, pickleball and golf. Evening festivities included dinner and dancing to the fantastic sounds of “Soul Survivor,” a golf cart auction and a record raffle of $98,000. Below, the 2018 pickleball players…

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Backtalk!

Ladies and gentlemen, please join us for a Night Out at the Medical Center to hear some “backtalk” … but not the kind you warned your children about. Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Dr. John Nordt will discuss the many aspects of back problems, disorders and surgical interventions on Thursday, March 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. Dr. Nordt is the…

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Sportsman’s Donor Club Challenge Blood Drive: March 27 and 28!

The seventh-annual Sportsman’s Donor Club Challenge Blood Drive will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, March 27-28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Medical Center. The Challenge is a friendly competition between 17 organizations within Ocean Reef Club and the Key Largo Angler’s Club. Each competitor names one of these organizations to represent their…

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Let’s Have a Drink or Two!

Once you begin to feel thirsty, you have already waited too long. Thirst is a signal that you’ve already lost about 1 percent of your body’s water content; however, thirst is not always a reliable indicator, especially in older adults. As you age, your ability to conserve water is reduced and your sense of thirst…

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Lecture Series Explores “Marijuana: Is it Medicine Yet?”

The 2018 Medical Center Lecture Series continues Tuesday, March 13, with “Marijuana: Is it Medicine Yet?” presented by Donald L. Abrams, M.D., chief of the Hematology-Oncology Division at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Abrams, pictured at right, has long been interested in clinical trials of complementary and alternative medicine interventions for HIV/AIDS and cancer, including evaluations of…

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Doggone It: It’s Pre-hab Time!

Most of us think of physical therapy as re-habilitation, but there is a growing trend in medicine and physical therapy to pre-habilitate patients prior to surgery. Prehabilitation, or pre-hab for short, is an exercise regime designed to prepare a surgical patient to optimize a successful outcome and a quicker recovery. Generally, the more fit you are prior to surgery,…

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Private Medicine Plus+: Personalized Medicine Par Excellence

The Medical Center at Ocean Reef was one of the early providers of concierge medicine, a popular program with more than 200 members in the Private Medicine program. Continuing our trend of providing leading-edge initiatives, the Medical Center introduced the next level in personalized medicine with the Private Medicine Plus+ program in October 2016. Private Medicine Plus+…

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Vision Quest: Support for the Visually Impaired

A small but determined group of individuals meets regularly to brainstorm the complexities of vision impairment and disease. Led by clinical psychologist Dr. Luisa Bryan, the Vision Support Group shares resources and experiences with the added value of a clinical mentor. Discussion topics are wide-ranging: glaucoma, wet and dry macular degeneration, blepharospasm, detached retinas, cataract…

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Space-Age Urology: Men’s Night Out at the Medical Center

Men, do you have a urological question or concern? Join us for Men’s Night Out at the Medical Center on Tuesday, Feb. 27, with Dr. Murugesan Manoharan, a renowned urologist and innovator in the field of urologic oncology who specializes in robotic, laparoscopic and complex open-cancer surgical procedures. Dr. Manoharan, who is encouraging questions to be emailed to…

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Lecture Series: Infectious Diseases a Global Concern

Join us for the next lecture in this season’s Lecture Series when Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, will speak about Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases: a topic of global magnitude that concerns us all. Dr. Fauci’s lecture will take…

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