Beach Community Health Center (MBCHC) board certified
endocrinologist Dr. Ramon E. Martinez recently collaborated with the Hormone
Health Network in developing content on osteoporosis and bone health
for their Bone
Health Digital Toolkit. The
Endocrine Society’s Hormone Health Network is the nation’s endocrine
patient education resource.
Dr. Martinez, Executive Vice President of Medical Education and Research
at MBCHC, completed medical school in Caracas, Venezuela and continued
his medical training in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center
in Miami Beach. Subsequently, he did a Geriatric & Gerontology
fellowship at the University of Miami, and finally an Endocrinology,
Diabetes & Metabolism fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New
York City. Dr. Martinez is board certified in all three specialties.
During his endocrinology fellowship, Dr. Martinez was selected for, and
completed with distinction, the “Preceptorial in Metabolic Bone
Diseases” at Columbia University in New York.
At MBCHC, Dr. Martinez has been principal investigator on more than 10
endocrine-related studies ranging from diabetes to hypercholesterolemia.
As part of the administrative team at MBCHC, Dr. Martinez is leading the
effort to improve diabetes comprehensive care, hypercholesterolemia
treatment, fall prevention, and osteoporosis screening. He has helped
MBCHC become the top Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Florida
and one of the top in the nation in quality measures for diabetes.
About Miami Beach Community Health Center: Since 1977, Miami
Beach Community Health Center has been dedicated to helping the
uninsured and underinsured in South Florida obtain affordable, quality
medical care. MBCHC is the only full-service ambulatory care health
center in Miami Beach offering patients a sliding fee schedule. Visit www.mbchc.org
for more information.
About the Hormone Health Network: Established by the Endocrine
Society in 1998, the Hormone
Health Network (HHN), is the leading national patient education
resource on endocrine-related disorders, hormones, and other related
topics such as diabetes, thyroid, menopause and healthy living. The
Society accomplishes this by working with more than 18,000 Endocrine
Society members and other health care professionals to provide
up-to-date, clinically accurate information in a variety of engaging and
patient-friendly resources available on hormone.org.
HHN helps to empower patients to take charge of their own health and
wellness and provides accurate, time-saving tools to positively impact
their health and well-being by moving them from educated to engaged; and
from informed to active partners in their healthcare.
Miami Beach Community Health Center
Trudy Pacheco, 305-538-8835,