News at MCOR

Nephrology Services Now Available

The Medical Center is pleased to announce our newest addition to the Visiting Specialists program: Antony Farias, M.D., with Nephrology Associates of South Miami. Nephrology is a subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the kidney. Kidneys are the body’s multitaskers. They clean your blood and play other…
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A Thank You to our Founders Society Members

As we look back on what our Founders have helped us accomplish this year, the Ocean Reef Community can feel very proud of its Medical Center’s relentless commitment, endurance and hope in getting through the most challenging times it has ever faced. Our Founders’ support not only has helped the Medical Center take care of…
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Lung Awareness Month Focuses on COPD

November is National Lung Awareness Month, and this year the American Lung Association is focusing on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD. Chronic coughing, sometimes called “smoker’s cough;” feeling unable to take a deep breath; wheezing; shortness of breath while performing everyday activities or excess sputum production — all could be symptoms of COPD. Risk…
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Find Success with FitMed Weight Management Program

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity, defined as a BMI of 30 or above, affects over 40 percent of middle-aged adults in the United States. Excess weight is closely related to chronic diseases including heart disease, hypertension, type-2 diabetes, sleep apnea, certain cancers and joint problems. People who struggle with…
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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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Need to See a Specialist this Summer?

The Medical Center’s Visiting Specialists will have modified clinic times during the summer months. Please check below for news concerning specific specialists and their schedules. Click any specialists’ name to open their page and learn more about them: Dr. Varee Poochareon and Dr. Caitlin Martin-Lutz of the Skin Center of South Miami’s dermatology group have…
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