News at MCOR

Urology Appointments Now Available

The Medical Center is pleased to announce the availability of urologists from Baptist Health South Florida and the University of Miami via our Visiting Specialists program. Lunan Ji, M.D., is a urologist at Baptist Health South Florida. Dr. Ji specializes in general, reconstructive and female urology. Dr. Ji is also experienced in robotic and minimally…
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Seeing You Eye to Eye: Nation’s Best Eye Care is Here

We’re pleased to announce that the nation’s No. 1-ranked eye hospital, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, is now seeing patients at the Medical Center. 2021 marks the 20th year, and the 18th consecutively, that University of Miami Health System’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has been ranked No. 1 nationwide by U.S News & World Report. The…
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October is in the Pink!

October is in the Pink! October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s a great occasion to schedule your mammogram. The Susan G. Komen Foundation predicts that in 2021 there may be: 281,550 new cases of breast cancer 49,290 new cases of ductal carcinoma (in situ) non-invasive breast cancer. (In situ means the cancer…
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Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Partners with Visiting Specialist Program

The Medical Center is collaborating with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital to provide pediatric care for children up to 18 years of age. Two pediatric physicians have been selected to offer services to the Medical Center’s Visiting Specialist program. Rosa Fernandez, M.D., F.A.A.P.; and Iris Silverberg, M.D., F.A.A.P.; are board-certified Pediatric Physicians with many years of experience.…
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Introducing Lauren Nicholas, OD, FAAO

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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Lecture Series: Prostate Cancer

The Medical Center’s 2022 Lecture Series kicks off with an exploration of the latest advancements in prostate cancer science with the University of Miami Health System’s Dr. Dipen J. Parekh. Dr. Parekh will deliver his lecture, entitled Prostate Cancer, at 5 p.m.. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the Cultural Center Theatre. Dr. Parekh is UM Health…
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Testing: 1 … 2 … 3

The Medical Center’s response to COVID-19 has been the focus of 2020, 2021, and the start of 2022. Monroe County reported a 39.1 percent positivity rate in COVID during the week ending Jan. 7. According to The Miami Herald, “Florida’s surging COVID case counts are likely to peak by mid-January at about 90,000 new cases…
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Renew in 2022!

“You are never too old to reinvent yourself.” — Comedian Steve Harvey Make a commitment in 2022 to renew your focus on healthy habits. Start with little tweaks that can lead up to a larger goal. Is weight loss your goal? Start with eliminating one bad habit. Is it a bowl of ice cream in…
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Vaccinated. Boosted. Now what?

You’ve been vaccinated and had your booster. What’s next? Continue to practice the usual safety precautions like social distancing, appropriate masking, handwashing and testing. If you possibly have been exposed, be sure you are tested. Remember, a negative test doesn’t always mean you are in the clear. You may have tested too early or received…
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Podiatrist Joins Visiting Specialists Program

Board-certified Podiatrist Pedro Abrantes, D.P.M., has joined the Medical Center’s expansive Visiting Specialists program. He specializes in treatment of the lower leg, foot and ankle; treating disorders of pain, fractures and injuries; and restoring function. Dr. Abrantes attended Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences and received his advanced training residency at South Miami Hospital…
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