News at MCOR

Announcing the 2021 Medical Lecture Series

The Medical Center Lecture Series has five outstanding presentations for the 2021 season. The format will be different than in previous years due to COVID-19 restrictions; however, great speakers and topics will be presented with live broadcasts arranged through PSAV. Stay tuned for future information regarding how to connect to these live broadcasts. The 2021…
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Medical Center Welcomes New Endocrinology Specialist

The Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Heberto Ramon Valdes to our Visiting Specialists program. Dr. Valdes is a board-certified physician with Baptist Health South Florida. In addition to his work treating patients, Dr. Valdes is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Medicine.…
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Take a Screen Time Break!

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed what we do for entertainment, and if you’re like many people, you’re probably spending more time on a computer, smart phone, tablet or other technology … all with screens. Focusing on a computer display, tablet or other device has been shown to reduce blinking up to one-third to one-half of…
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State-of-the-Art CT Scanner Arrives

In keeping with the most advanced technology in diagnostics, the Medical Center has replaced its 13-year-old Philips CT Scanner with a state-of-the-art Philips IQon Elite 256-slice scanner which provides a more nuanced look at body tissues and more detailed anatomical information. The new scanner has spectral technology capabilities. The varied frequencies of X-rays in a…
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Same-Day, Same-Service Excellence

The Medical Center does its best to accommodate appointment requests the same day when possible; however, there are difficult days when schedules are full or an urgent appointment is added to the day. For patients who prefer not to wait for the next available appointment with their respective provider, The Medical Center’s new Day Clinic…
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Announcing: The Reimagined Boutique D’ Reef!

Boutique D’ Reef plays an important role for the Medical Center’s fund-raising efforts, and while this is an unusual year for everything and everyone, the tradition — now in its 31st year — will continue on a smaller scale with some fabulous shopping opportunities. From Feb. 28 through March 24, seven alternating Boutique vendors will…
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I’m Vaccinated. Now What?

Thanks to the Medical Center’s quick response to obtaining the COVID-19 vaccine and the support of so many community volunteers, most people have or will soon receive their second vaccinations. The anxious feeling we’ve all endured for over a year is slowly fading, but vigilance is still needed. As of Feb. 9, the Centers for…
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Physical Therapy is Growing

The Medical Center’s Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Department is pleased to introduce Adriana Gonzalez. She joins seasoned co-workers Miguel Gonzalez, PTA, Department Supervisor (no relation to Adriana); and Meagan Starnes, DPT. Adriana earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Florida International University. Some of her previous hands-on training was performed at Baptist Hospital acute…
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Women and Heart Disease: February is Heart Month

Heart disease is still the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S., with someone suffering a heart attack or stroke every 40 seconds. But symptoms can differ between men and women. Symptoms of a heart attack — like the “elephant on the chest” feeling — can be experienced by both…
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Lecture Series Live Broadcast: Making the Right Decisions When it Comes to Your Cardiac Intervention

Please join us at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, for the next installment of the 2021 Medical Center Lecture Series. This lecture will take the form of a live broadcast. Speaker David H. Adams, M.D., is the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Professor and System Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Icahn…
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