News at MCOR

Lecture Series: Aging and Pelvic Health

“Aging and Your Pelvic Health: What You Really Need to Know” is the subject of our next Lecture Series presentation, presented by Sangeeta Tina Mahajan, M.D., of University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Mahajan, Division Head of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at University Hospitals, will make her presentation at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March…
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Dr. Susanna Tamkins Joins Visiting Specialist Program

The Medical Center welcomes Susanna Tamkins, O.D., F.A.A.O., of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, to its Visiting Specialist program. Dr. Tamkins, who also specializes in pediatric optometry, provides services to patients of all ages. Dr. Tamkins graduated from the University of California in 1992 and completed her residency at Pennsylvania College of Optometry, which is affiliated…
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Boutique D’ Reef: Don’t Miss Out!

Clear your calendar for Tuesday-Thursday, March 1-3, when the 32nd-annual Boutique D’ Reef opens the doors for great shopping with more than 30 vendors. Added this year are ten new, carefully curated vendors that won’t disappoint! Shop for beautiful clothing, linens, jewelry, leather goods and so much more. The brainchild of Adelaide Skoglund, Mary Zick…
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Boutique D’Reef: A Few Short Weeks Away!

Boutique D’ Reef will be back into full swing March 1-3 at the Town Hall. After last year’s need to “Reimagine the Boutique” – no thanks to the pandemic disruption – this year’s event will feature more than 30 vendors, some returning and some brand-new. Clothes, shoes, linens, jewelry, leather goods, children’s items and more…
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Night Out: Living with Movement Disorders

Join us for an evening with Justin Sporrer, M.D., neurosurgeon and director of functional neurosurgery at Baptist Health’s Miami Neuroscience Institute. He specializes in general neurosurgery, functional neurosurgery, deep brain stimulation and high-intensity focused ultrasound (HiFU) for movement disorders. Our annual Night Out will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in Carysfort Hall’s Pelican…
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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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