News at MCOR

Lecture Series: Better Times Ahead

Baptist Health South Florida’s Dr. Ana Viamonte Ros wraps up this season’s Medical Center Lecture Series with some helpful tips about COVID-19 at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 12. Dr. Ros’ lecture, which will take place at the Cultural Center Theatre, is entitled “Better Times Ahead: Identifying and Coping with Burnout During COVID-19.” COVID-19 has been…
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Get to Know Your Medical Center

If you are a recent Ocean Reef Club member or homeowner, you may not yet be familiar with the Medical Center, your accredited, on-site provider of medical care of all types and specialties. Even if you’re a longtime Ocean Reef resident, you may be unaware of some of the many professional services available a golf…
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Fun-Raiser 2022: And the Winner is … the Medical Center!

The 40th-annual Medical Center Fun-Raiser is now history! There was something for everyone this year, be it tennis, golf (9- or 18-hole) or pickleball, and even a chance to try your luck at winning up to $10,000 in cash … all for a good cause: the Ocean Reef Medical Center Foundation! The 40th-annual Fun-Raiser took…
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Yes, it Tastes Delicious

March is National Nutrition Month and a good reminder to think about how and what you eat. The best-tasting foods are salty, sugary and fatty, and all taste wonderfully good — so an occasional indulgence is going to happen. Limiting your intake of salt, sugar and fat takes a conscious effort. Start small by making…
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Lecture Series: Pediatric Orthopedics

Learn about the science of pediatric orthopedics during the latest installment of the 2022 Medical Center Lecture Series, coming to the Cultural Center Theatre at 5 p.m. Monday, March 14. Please note that unlike other lectures that usually take place on Tuesdays, this lecture takes place on Monday. “ACL Reconstructions in Pediatrics and Mission Moments…
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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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