News at MCOR

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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Summer Means Skin Cancer Awareness Time

With summer approaching and national Skin Cancer Awareness Month just having passed, the summer months are a good time to take stock of your sunscreen supplies. Discard any expired sunscreen and replenish with a fresh supply. When choosing a sunscreen, look for the words “broad spectrum” to protect the skin from UVA (ultraviolet A) and…
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Eye Care in the Summer Sun

The sun’s angle in relation to the earth varies according to the season, and during the summer months the sun shines on us more directly, resulting in a greater amount of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Always use your sunblock lotion, hat and sunglasses. UV rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., so be extra…
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Ladies Night Out Wed., Jan. 17, with Jill S. Waibel, M.D.

Forty-three years ago a shocking photo from the Vietnam War showed a naked 9-year-old Vietnamese girl covered in napalm, burning and running down a road. With more than a third of her body burned, it created scar tissue four times the thickness of her skin. After a grueling two years in the hospital, Kim Phuc…
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Lecture Series: “Soothing that Barking Dog in Our Brains”

Wait … what? Barking dogs in our brains? What’s this about? Come on out to the Cultural Center Theatre next Tuesday, Jan. 9, and hear Harvard Medical School Psychiatry Professor Gregory Lewis Fricchione, M.D., pictured at right, tell us about “Soothing that Barking Dog in Our Brains.” His lecture will begin at 5 p.m. with a post-lecture…
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