News at MCOR

Founding Member, Directors Named at Annual Meetings

The Ocean Reef Medical Center Foundation held a cocktail reception April 11 to honor the Medical Center’s generous supporters and recognize one special Founder for his outstanding contribution to the Medical Center. This year’s Founder Member Award went to Patrick P. Lee, pictured at right with Adelaide Skoglund, Chairman of the Ocean Reef Medical Center…
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Next on the Lecture Series Menu: Red Wine and Dark Chocolate!

Renowned thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Marc Gillinov of Ohio’s Cleveland Clinic will present “Red Wine, Dark Chocolate and the Real Secrets to Heart Health” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 at the Cultural Center Theater. Dr. Gillinov is chairman of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the clinic’s Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart and Vascular…
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Medical Center Welcomes Newest Team Member, Marvin Escobar

We are pleased to announce the addition of Marvin Escobar, MA, RT(R)(CT) to the Medical Center’s excellent health care team. Marvin, pictured at right, is a highly trained radiology technologist with experience in Diagnostic X-ray, CT, MRI, Bone Densitometry and Fluoroscopic studies. He also is proficient in starting intravenous drip (IV) lines for patients who…
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Fun-Raiser 2018: And the Winners Are …!

It was another home run for the Medical Center’s 36th-annual Fun-Raiser! Perfect weather arrived for the March 20 and 21 sporting event of tennis, pickleball and golf. Evening festivities included dinner and dancing to the fantastic sounds of “Soul Survivor,” a golf cart auction and a record raffle of $98,000. Below, the 2018 pickleball players…
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Backtalk!

Ladies and gentlemen, please join us for a Night Out at the Medical Center to hear some “backtalk” … but not the kind you warned your children about. Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Dr. John Nordt will discuss the many aspects of back problems, disorders and surgical interventions on Thursday, March 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. Dr. Nordt is the…
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On Your Mark, Get Set … Get Fit!

Want to wrap up 2022 by looking and feeling your best? The Medical Center’s FitMed weight management program and CoolSculpting sessions are a great start toward accomplishing that goal. Dr. Carlos Smith and assistant Amy Walton work with patients to implement FitMed’s methodology for lasting results in weight loss and management. Utilizing a whole-body approach,…
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Get Ready: Here Come the Holidays!

Let’s face it: Those Thanksgiving recipes tasted so delicious because they are usually high in salt, butter and sugar. And, it’s hard not to overindulge. … “Second helping, please?” Medical Center physician Dr. Carlos Smith has some sage advice. “In between the big events and travel, try to maintain a regular routine as much as…
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Taking Care with Antibiotic Usage

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has designated Nov. 18 to 24 U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week in an effort to raise awareness about the importance using antibiotics appropriately. In 1928, Alexander Fleming discovered the first broadly effective antibiotic which he named Penicillin. Many antibiotics are available today and, unfortunately, their effectiveness and widespread…
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New Staff Physician is a Familiar Face

The Medical Center is very pleased to announce the addition of board-certified primary care physician Manuel Torres, M.D., to its staff of excellent health care providers. Longtime Ocean Reef residents may recognize this name: Dr. Torres is the son of Dr. Manny Torres, anesthesiologist and Ocean Reef member beginning in 1983. Manny was affectionately nicknamed…
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Excellence in Vision Care at the Medical Center

This season marks Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s second year providing vision care at the Medical Center. The institute serves as the Department of Ophthalmology for the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. This year marks the 21st time is has been ranked as the nation’s best in ophthalmology by U.S. News…
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