The Medical Center is pleased to announce that Lauren Nicolas, OD, will be seeing optometry patients at the Center beginning Oct. 15. She is on staff with Drs. Gerald Furnari and Robert Lofton of South Florida Eye Care Centers in Homestead, Florida. Dr. Nicholas specializes in primary care and ocular disease with proficiency in the…

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The Medical Center’s Visiting Specialists will have modified clinic times during the summer months. Please check below for news concerning specific specialists and their schedules. Click any specialists’ name to open their page and learn more about them: Dr. Varee Poochareon and Dr. Caitlin Martin-Lutz of the Skin Center of South Miami’s dermatology group have…

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With summer approaching and national Skin Cancer Awareness Month just having passed, the summer months are a good time to take stock of your sunscreen supplies. Discard any expired sunscreen and replenish with a fresh supply. When choosing a sunscreen, look for the words “broad spectrum” to protect the skin from UVA (ultraviolet A) and…

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The sun’s angle in relation to the earth varies according to the season, and during the summer months the sun shines on us more directly, resulting in a greater amount of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Always use your sunblock lotion, hat and sunglasses. UV rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., so be extra…

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Though this has been a challenging season for many, the Medical Center’s Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Department has had a very successful season. Through teamwork, compassion, and their multifaceted clinical skills, Department Manager Miguel Gonzalez, Meagan Starnes and Adriana Gonzalez have helped many return to the activities they love. The department will continue to…

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Medical Center Elects New Chairman The Medical Center extends its sincere appreciation to retiring Chairman Ken Karl. Mr. Karl served as chairman of the Medical Center Board of Directors from 2018 until this year’s annual meeting of members held on April 13. Director Michael Berman, who has served on the Medical Center Board since 2019,…

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Automatic Pharmacy Refills Please provide new instructions to Public Safety for your automatically refilled pharmacy prescriptions that are picked up by Public Safety from a Key Largo pharmacy. Once picked up by Public Safety they cannot be returned or refilled by another pharmacy. This could leave you in a dilemma, especially when it’s a critically…

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Please join us at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, for our final lecture of the 2021 Medical Center Lecture Series, presented by Dr. Ranya Habash, Medical Director of Technology Innovation and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Miami Health System’s Bascom Palmer Institute. Dr. Habash will speak about how technology and clinical insight…

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Parkinson’s disease affects approximately one million people in the U.S. and six million worldwide. It’s believed to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. The loss of dopaminergic neurons in the area of the brain called the substantia nigra is the main finding in Parkinson’s disease. Environmental risk factors associated with Parkinson’s…

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Please join us at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, for the latest lecture in our 2021 Lecture Series: A live broadcast with Michael McDermott. M.D., neurosurgeon and Chief Medical Executive at Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute. Tuesday evening’s lecture is entitled “Neurosurgery, Neuroscience and the Future at Miami Neuroscience Center of Excellence.” Click here to…

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