Lester Carrodeguas, M.D., Joins Baptist Health Medical Group
Primary care physician Lester Carrodeguas, M.D., has joined Baptist Health Medical Group, an organization of more than 180 physicians in multiple specialties, as part of the Baptist Health Primary Care team. Dr. Carrodeguas specializes in simple to complex health concerns, including asthma, diabetes, heart disease, internal medicine, disease prevention, health-risk assessments and healthy lifestyle choices.
Dr. Carrodeguas received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, and his medical degree from the Universidad Autόnoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine, in Guadalajara, Mexico. He held post-doctoral research fellowships at Ohio State University Hospital and Arthur James Comprehensive Cancer Institute. He completed a clinical research fellowship at The Bariatric Institute – Cleveland Clinic Florida and a family medicine residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Hoboken University Medical Center.
“Research and patient care have both been vital to Dr. Carrodeguas,” said Bernie Fernandez Jr., M.D., CEO of Baptist Health Medical Group. “With his broad range of interests, he is well prepared to assist the South Florida community.” Dr. Carrodeguas has performed research in the areas of immunology, transplantation and obesity. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. He is fluent in English and Spanish.
Baptist Health Medical Group is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital) and more than 30 outpatient and urgent care facilities spanning three counties. The not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has more than 15,000 employees and 2,200 affiliated physicians and also includes Baptist Outpatient Services and internationally renowned centers of excellence.
Baptist Health Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities. Baptist Health is listed by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America (#23 in the nation) and has remained on the list for 15 years. It was also recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the fifth year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information on Baptist Health Primary Care, go to BaptistHealth.net/PrimaryCare.
Contact: Alicia Vigil; 786-596-6534