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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Get to Know Your Medical Center

If you are a recent Ocean Reef Club member or homeowner, you may not yet be familiar with the Medical Center, your accredited, on-site provider of medical care of all types and specialties. Even if you’re a longtime Ocean Reef resident, you may be unaware of some of the many professional services available a golf…

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Fun-Raiser 2022: And the Winner is … the Medical Center!

Pickleball in the Sun! The 40th-annual Medical Center Fun-Raiser is now history! There was something for everyone this year, be it tennis, golf (9- or 18-hole) or pickleball, and even a chance to try your luck at winning up to $10,000 in cash … all for a good cause: the Ocean Reef Medical Center Foundation!…

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Yes, it Tastes Delicious

March is National Nutrition Month and a good reminder to think about how and what you eat. The best-tasting foods are salty, sugary and fatty, and all taste wonderfully good — so an occasional indulgence is going to happen. Limiting your intake of salt, sugar and fat takes a conscious effort. Start small by making…

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Lecture Series: Pediatric Orthopedics

Dr. Spurdle Learn about the science of pediatric orthopedics during the latest installment of the 2022 Medical Center Lecture Series, coming to the Cultural Center Theatre at 5 p.m. Monday, March 14. Please note that unlike other lectures that usually take place on Tuesdays, this lecture takes place on Monday. “ACL Reconstructions in Pediatrics and…

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