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November 20th, 2018 Baptist Health Medical Group

Family and Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician Alejandro Centurion, M.D., Joins Baptist Health Medical Group

Dr. Alejandro Centurion HeadshotMIAMI, FL – November 21, 2018 – Family and primary care sports medicine physician Alejandro Centurion, M.D., 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 Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute. Dr. Centurion helps people at all stages of life keep their bones, joints, muscles and ligaments healthy so they can stay active. He evaluates and diagnoses acute, chronic and overuse injuries and develops individualized treatment plans utilizing conservative, nonsurgical methods. Dr. Centurion is affiliated with Baptist Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

Dr. Centurion earned his medical degree at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. He completed an internship and residency in family and preventive medicine and sports medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City. He also completed fellowship training in primary care sports medicine at Orlando Health Orthopedic Institute, University of Florida, in Orlando. Dr. Centurion is board certified in family medicine.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Centurion to Baptist Health Medical Group and our team of highly skilled medical experts at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute,” said Bernie Fernandez Jr., M.D., CEO of Baptist Health Medical Group. “He will provide the highest level of care of care to patients of all ages, sports and levels of competition — from youth competitors to weekend warriors to professional athletes.”

John Uribe, M.D., Chief Medical Executive of Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, added, “Dr. Centurion’s unique training gives him a keen understanding of conditions and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. His addition to our team means that patients with orthopedic injuries will have quick access to an expert who can get them back in action again.”

Dr. Centurion is involved in education, research and hands-on field experience in the sports medicine specialty. He has served as team physician for major league soccer teams, fellow team physician for major and minor league baseball programs and assistant team physician for several collegiate and high school athletic programs. He also has provided medical coverage for many national sporting events such as the Arnold Palmer Invitational Golf Tournament, NCAA Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament and USA Triathlon Championships.

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About Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health Medical Group, a network of primary care doctors and specialists who provide high quality medical care to patients of all ages, is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 10 hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 40 physician practices, 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence spanning across Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has more than 19,500 employees and more than 3,000 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida 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 BaptistHealth.net/newsroom and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.

About Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute
Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute offers comprehensive services for athletes and non-athletes – from physical and cognitive evaluation to rehabilitation and surgical reconstruction. Additionally, Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute is the sports medicine provider for the Miami Dolphins, Miami HEAT, Florida Panthers, Florida International University athletics, Orange Bowl, Miami Open Tennis, Miami Marathon and Half Marathon and Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with ten hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 40 physician practices, 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence spanning across Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has approximately 18,500 employees and more than 3,000 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida 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 BaptistHealth.net/newsroom and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.


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