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Luis Rodriguez, M.D., Joins Baptist Health Medical Group

February 9, 2016

Luis Rodriguez, M.D.Primary care sports medicine specialist Luis Rodriguez, M.D., has joined Baptist Health Medical Group, an organization of more than 180 physicians, as part of the Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute. Dr. Rodriguez specializes in non-surgical treatments for acute, overuse and chronic orthopedic problems, with a special interest in concussions in sports, sports cardiology, musculoskeletal ultrasound and fracture care.

Dr. Rodriguez received his medical degree from the Luis Razetti School of Medicine at Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, where he graduated with honors, receiving the Outstanding Performance Award by Subject. He completed an internal medicine internship and residency at Cleveland Clinic Foundation – Florida. In addition, he completed a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at UHS Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City, N.Y. Following his training, he worked as an attending physician for Mercy Health Associates in Philadelphia and for UHS Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Binghamton, N.Y. He was a clinical assistant professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Binghamton campus, and was the assistant program director for the UHS Wilson Memorial Hospital Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program.

“South Florida is home to a very active and athletic population, and the addition of Dr. Rodriguez to our team means that patients with an orthopedic injury that does not require surgery will have quick access to an expert,” said Bernie Fernandez Jr., M.D., CEO of Baptist Health Medical Group.

He has served as a team physician for the U.S. Ski Team, the Binghamton Senators ice hockey team, and a variety of college, high school and league sports, including baseball, basketball and football.

“Dr. Rodriguez’s experience is a significant advantage for patients in South Florida,” said John Uribe, M.D., Medical Director of Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute. “We are fortunate to have him as part of our team.”

Dr. Rodriguez has a sports medicine Board certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine.

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 seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), nearly 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence. The not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,300 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.

Contact: Georgi Pipkin, Phone: 786-596-6534

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