News at MCOR

Cold and Flu Season is Approaching

September is a good time to prepare for the upcoming cold and influenza (flu) season. Flu season will be starting soon and generally peaks around January, and the flu vaccine takes approximately two weeks for antibodies to build and become effective. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “For people younger than…
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Dermatology News

The Medical Center’s Visiting Specialists program has expanded to include an additional Board-certified Dermatologist. Dermatology is a very popular specialty and we are pleased to announce that Alexandra Price, M.D., will soon begin seeing patients at the Center. Dr. Price is the daughter of Dr. Debra Price who has been providing dermatology services at the…
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Summer Services at the Medical Center

If you are interested in seeing a specialist at Ocean Reef during the summer months, check the Visiting Specialists page for a calendar of Visiting Specialists who are available during the off-season. Several of our Visiting Specialists and other departments maintain schedules here throughout the summer months. One of those departments is the Physical Therapy…
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Summer Heat and Hurricanes: Be Prepared

This year will rank among the 10 warmest on record, according to the National Center for Environmental Information’s Global Annual Temperature Rankings Outlook. Prepare now by remembering your summertime arsenal of a hat, sunblock and lip sunscreen. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends a water-resistant, broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher for any…
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Summer Departure Reminders

Travel Planning Tips If you are planning to travel this summer, be sure to check the current COVID-19 information. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides updated travel information. To avoid delays, carry your COVID-19 vaccination card and take a photo of your card with your cell phone in the event you lose…
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Did You Really Wash Them?

National Handwashing Awareness Week is Dec. 4-10 and is certainly timely with the upcoming flu season. It’s a good reminder of how important it is to wash your hands properly and how everything we touch has germs of one kind or another. Cell phones and computer keyboards can be especially germy, so wipe them down…
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Cognivue Computer Now at the Medical Center

Early detection and treatment can be crucial in delaying the effects of early onset dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, resulting in a higher quality of life for patients. A new computer that tests for cognitive impairments is available at the Medical Center. University of Rochester Medical Center Neurologist Charles Duffy, M.D., Ph.D., has collaborated with the…
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Sharpening Those Skills: Always Prepared

Emergency drills are an important exercise for health care organizations to optimize skills and gain familiarity with their health care partners. Smoothly incorporating everyone’s role in an emergency situation is a key factor for success. This is one of the many reasons Ocean Reef Public Safety and the Medical Center at Ocean Reef practice emergency…
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The Three “S’s”

Standards, Satisfaction and Safety: the three S’s that are valuable measures the Medical Center implements on a daily basis. Getting There and Staying There  We set standards by achieving accreditation with various agencies. This summer, the Medical Center will again be reviewed by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare(AAAHC). This is important in assuring patients that…
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Small Steps Make for Big Strides

Competitive running in a marathon race takes serious commitment. The Medical Center’s own physical therapist Anastassia Gibson recently competed in a marathon at Martha’s Vineyard. Despite the weather conditions being terrible at 51 degrees, overcast, very windy and rainy with almost 400 people participating, she came in second in her division with an overall time of…
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