South Florida Hospital News
Tuesday March 28, 2017

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March 2017 - Volume 13 - Issue 9




Gastro Health, LLC announced the acquisition of Douglas M. Weissman, M.D., P.A., one of the leading gastroenterology practices in Coral Springs, FL.

Established in 1992, the private gastroenterology practice is led by Dr. Douglas M. Weissman who will continue providing the excellent care that his patients have come to expect. This partnership will make additional resources available to the practice, allowing them to continue offering their patients with the safe and affordable gastrointestinal care they need. All of Gastro Health’s care centers are equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology to ensure the best outcomes possible for each individual patient. 
Baptist Health Medical Group has added several specialists and primary care physicians to its team. Primary care physician Gabriel Solti Grasz, M.D., endocrinologist Pascual De Santis, M.D., and gastroenterologist Barry Mills, M.D., have joined the Medical Group.
Dr. Solti Grasz is Board-certified in internal medicine. He earned his medical degree at Universidad Central de Venezuela, Escuela José María Vargas, in Caracas, Venezuela. He completed internships in internal medicine at Hospital Vargas de Caracas in Caracas, Venezuela, and Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. He also completed a residency in pulmonary medicine at José Ignasio Baldó Hospital in Caracas, and later served as associate program director of the hospital’s pulmonary residency program.
Dr. De Santis obtained his medical degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela Escuela de Medicina in Caracas, Venezuela. He completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine-Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.
Dr. Mills obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Boston College in Chestnut Hill. He attended medical school at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed residencies in internal medicine and gastroenterology as well as a fellowship in gastroenterology at Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Indian River Medical Center (IRMC) welcomes board-certified Medical Oncologist Patrick Judson, M.D., to its multi-specialty group of physicians.
Dr. Judson received his baccalaureate and medical degrees from George Washington University in Washington, DC. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii and served a fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology and Hospice and Palliative Medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine.

The Lee County Medical Society recently installed its Board of Officers for 2017 during the nonprofit’s annual awards event at Lexington Country Club in Fort Myers.

Officers of the Board for 2017:
- 85th President of the Society, Jon Burdzy, D.O., Family Medicine Physician with Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida
- President-Elect, F. Rick Palmon, M.D., Ophthalmologist, Founder and Medical Director of Southwest Florida Eye Care
- Past-President, Shari Skinner, M.D., Dermatologist with Associates in Dermatology - Treasurer Daniel de la Torre, M.D., Hospitalist with Lee Health Lee Physicians Group’s Hospitalist Group
- Secretary Elizabeth Cosmai-Cintron, M.D., Cardiologist with Florida Heart Associates
At-Large Board Members 2017:
- Joanna Carioba, M.D.; Arie Dosoretz, M.D.; E. Trevor Elmquist, D.O.; Ryan Lundquist, M.D.; Alejandro Miranda-Sousa, M.D.; Cherrie Morris, M.D.; Annette St. Pierre MacKoul, M.D.; Tracy Vo, D.O.

Indian River Medical Center (IRMC) welcomes board-certified Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon John C. Brock, M.D., to its multi-specialty group of physicians.

Dr. Brock attended medical school at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL and completed his internship, residency and cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.
Dr. Brock’s academic and hospital appointments include clinical professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Tampa General Hospital.

Arif Dalvi, M.D., will now serve as the medical director of the Memory Disorder Center at St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Dr. Dalvi specializes in Adult Neurology and all movement disorders. He also currently serves as the medical director of the Comprehensive Movement Disorder Center for the Palm Beach Neuroscience Institute. He is also board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has been practicing medicine since 1990.

Leah Lynch, M.D., has been promoted to system medical director of clinical quality initiatives and informatics for Lee Physician Group.

Dr. Lynch joined Lee Physician Group as an internal medicine physician in 1995. She is board certified in both internal medicine and clinical informatics, and has served as Lee Physician Group’s Medical Director of Informatics. She earned her medical degree at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa and she completed an internship and internal medicine residency at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

NASCAR® driver Ryan Reed visited Broward Health Coral Springs(BHCS) and shared how he manages his diabetes while pursuing his racing career. This came in an effort for the Broward Health’s Pediatric Diabetes Center to bring someone to the platform who can inspire kids within the community affected with diabetes. Reed understands the daily challenges that come with diabetes, and he helps motivate people to take control of their disease so that they can continue to live well.

In effort to continue to empower people to live well with diabetes, Lilly Diabetes supports Reed and the American Diabetes Association® on the Drive to Stop Diabetesâ„  campaign. As part of the campaign, Reed connects with fans while traveling for races, encouraging those with diabetes to actively manage the disease by talking frequently with their doctor and reaching out to family and friends for encouragement and support.
Pictured (l-r) Dr. Ernesto Blanco, Medical Director of Camp Coral Kids; Dr. Risa Wolf, Lead Endocrinologist at the Pediatric Diabetes Center; NASCAR® driver Ryan Reed ; Dr. Lital Reitblat, pediatric endocrinologist at Pediatric Diabetes Center; Shelly Nicholls, RN.

Broward Health Coral Springs invested nearly $6 million in state-of-the-art radiology equipment - all to benefit patient care and allow physicians to make more definitive diagnosis. To inaugurate this great accomplishment, the radiology department recently opened its doors with an open house to showcase the new equipment.

Pictured are (l-r) Scott Bracci, Radiology Regional Manager, Dr. Ken Morrison, Radiologist, Dr. Carl Raboi Radiology Medical Director, Dr. Shawn Fibkins Gough, Radiologist, Drew Grossman, CEO.
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