News at MCOR

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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Need to See a Specialist this Summer?

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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Summer Means Skin Cancer Awareness Time

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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Eye Care in the Summer Sun

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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Physical Therapy: Keep Moving this Summer

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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Changing of the Guard at Medical Center, Foundation

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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