Physical Therapy: Here We Grow Again!

The Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Department is growing again, welcoming Carolyn Burke to the PT team. “Ms. Burke will be handling the department’s administrative duties which include scheduling, insurance authorizations and referral,” Department Supervisor Miguel Gonzalez, PTA, said. “We are also pleased to announce that Adriana Gonzalez, DPT, is working towards certification in the…

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Cold and Flu Season is Approaching

September is a good time to prepare for the upcoming cold and influenza (flu) season. Flu season will be starting soon and generally peaks around January, and the flu vaccine takes approximately two weeks for antibodies to build and become effective. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “For people younger than…

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Dermatology News

The Medical Center’s Visiting Specialists program has expanded to include an additional Board-certified Dermatologist. Dermatology is a very popular specialty and we are pleased to announce that Alexandra Price, M.D., will soon begin seeing patients at the Center. Dr. Price is the daughter of Dr. Debra Price who has been providing dermatology services at the…

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Summer Services at the Medical Center

If you are interested in seeing a specialist at Ocean Reef during the summer months, check the Visiting Specialists page for a calendar of Visiting Specialists who are available during the off-season. Several of our Visiting Specialists and other departments maintain schedules here throughout the summer months. One of those departments is the Physical Therapy…

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Summer Heat and Hurricanes: Be Prepared

MCOR Staff Physicians say, be prepared! Front row (L-R): Richard Baxley, MD; Carlos Smith, MD; Rene Fernandez, MD. Back row (L-R): Jennifer Perez, APRN; Mara Cakans, APRN; Suzanne Romeo, MD This year will rank among the 10 warmest on record, according to the National Center for Environmental Information’s Global Annual Temperature Rankings Outlook. Prepare now…

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Summer Departure Reminders

Travel Planning Tips If you are planning to travel this summer, be sure to check the current COVID-19 information. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides updated travel information. To avoid delays, carry your COVID-19 vaccination card and take a photo of your card with your cell phone in the event you lose…

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Annual ‘Changing of the Guard’ at Joint Meeting

The Medical Center and Ocean Reef Medical Center Foundation held their joint Annual Meeting elections on April 12, welcoming new directors and thanking outgoing directors for their service. New Medical Center directors are Lori Young, Michael Fay and William Parfet. Mrs. Young was elected as the Medical Center’s corporate secretary. She is future chair for…

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Get Ready for Summer with FitMed!

Last fall the Medical Center launched a weight loss and management program called FitMed for patients interested in achieving their weight goals. The program has been a resounding success for participants. In the six months since the program’s inception last October, participants have lost a collective 708 pounds, averaging about 20 pounds per patient. What…

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Meet the Medical Center’s FemCare OB-GYNs

FemCare OB-GYN is a combination practice of obstetrics and gynecology offering a full spectrum of gynecological services. It specializes in traditional, robotic and laparoscopic gynecologic surgery, diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy, endometrial ablation, evaluation and management of urinary incontinence, and contraceptive management, high-risk obstetrics, infertility evaluation and treatment. Here at the Medical Center, our qualified physicians…

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Lecture Series: Better Times Ahead

Baptist Health South Florida’s Dr. Ana Viamonte Ros wraps up this season’s Medical Center Lecture Series with some helpful tips about COVID-19 at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 12. Dr. Ros’ lecture, which will take place at the Cultural Center Theatre, is entitled “Better Times Ahead: Identifying and Coping with Burnout During COVID-19.” COVID-19 has been…

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