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Baptist Health Medical Group welcomes phsyiatrist Justin Thottam, D.O.

October 5, 2019

Dr. Justin Thottam Headshot

MIAMI – October 5, 2019 — Physiatrist Justin Thottam, D.O., has joined Baptist Health Medical Group, a network of primary care doctors and specialists who provide high-quality medical care to patients of all ages, as part of Baptist Health Center for Spine Care. Dr. Thottam specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation that aims to enhance and restore the functional ability of patients with physical impairments or disabilities affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons. He designs comprehensive, patient-centered treatment plans that help maximize patients’ independence in activities of daily living and improve their quality of life.

Dr. Thottam earned his medical degree at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, N.Y. He completed an internship in osteopathic medicine and a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, N.Y., where he served as chief resident. He also completed fellowship training in spine medicine at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to joining Baptist Health Center for Spine Care, Dr. Thottam was on the physical medicine and rehabilitation medical staff at Cleveland Clinic.

“Our multidisciplinary team of specialists looks forward to collaborating with Dr. Thottam to provide individualized therapies that address the whole person and improve a patient’s quality of life,” said Bernie Fernandez Jr., M.D., CEO of Baptist Health Medical Group.

Baptist Health Center for Spine Care Medical Director Ronald Tolchin, D.O., added, “Dr. Thottam is exceptionally qualified to evaluate and treat pain and restore maximum function lost through injury, illness or disabling conditions. Our patients will benefit greatly from his expertise.”

Dr. Thottam is published in books and presents at scientific symposiums. He is a member of several professional societies, including the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Association of Academic Physiatrists and the Spine Intervention Society.

Dr. Thottam sees patients at two locations: 6200 Sunset Drive, Suite 130, in South Miami and 8950 North Kendall Drive, Suite 130, in Miami.

About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, nearly 23,000 employees, more than 4,000 physicians and more than 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

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