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Ross Medical Group Recommends Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine! Jan 13th, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine is expected to become available to the general population in the near future. The doctors at Ross Medical Group strongly recommend getting vaccinated as soon as the vaccine is available to you. While the CDC makes recommendations for who should be offered COVID-19 vaccine first, each state...

13 Minute COVID-19 Testing Now Available Oct 21st, 2020

We are pleased to announce that we are offering Rapid COVID-19 Swab testing for our patients at Ross Medical Group. Our rapid COVID-19 test is done through a nasal swab and the test is run in-house at Ross Medical Group. The results return in 13 minutes or less. Rapid COVID-19...

We have the Flu Vaccine 2020 Sep 23rd, 2020

We have the Flu Vaccine! Given the unexpected events and pandemic of 2020, the doctors at Ross Medical Group are especially recommending for our patients to get the flu vaccine for this year. Keeping your immune system healthy during the upcoming flu season is extremely important. Getting your flu vaccine...

How do I know I am entering Menopause?  Jul 28th, 2020

What is menopause?  Natural menopause occurs after a woman has experienced 12 months without a menstrual period. Menopause occurs at a median age of 52 years in normal women and is a reflection of complete or near complete ovarian follicle depletion. During menopause, there is a decreased level of circulating estrogen, which...

Telehealth Virtual visits at Ross Medical Group Mar 25th, 2020

We are now offering Telemedicine services at Ross Medical Group! If you would like to schedule a visit with ANY one of our providers, please call us at 305-279-7677 to reserve a time or schedule on our website 24 hours a day.  All you need is your phone/tablet or computer!...

COVID-19 Mar 18th, 2020

Dear Patients and Families, As you are all aware, we as a world and a nation are in the midst of a pandemic caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus. This virus, affecting the entire country, has also reached our immediate community of Miami-Dade County. Our County is now in a State...

Plantar Fasciitis Jan 16th, 2020

What is Plantar Fasciitis?  Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the thick banded tissue (termed plantar fascia) located on the bottom, or plantar aspect, of the foot. Inflammation of the plantar fascia is one of the most common causes of heel pain, as it originates at the base of the calcaneus....

Ergonomics In The Workplace Jan 8th, 2020

What is ergonomics in the workplace?  Ergonomics in the workplace is the ability to build your work environment around a proper posture.  Why ergonomics matter in the workplace. Sitting for long periods of time can take a toll on the human body, especially at the neck and low back. This...

Viscosupplementation for Knee Arthritis Oct 7th, 2019

When you have knee arthritis, it can be difficult to do every day activities like walking, going up and down stairs, and playing sports. At Ross Medical Group, our goal is to get you back on your feet so you can get back to doing the activities that you enjoy....

Concussion in Sports May 16th, 2019

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine recently published an update on managing concussions (https://bit.ly/2Jm7vjU) It is important for all athletes (especially pediatric athletes) who play contact sports (football, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, etc.) to have pre-season baseline concussion evaluations. Having a baseline exam can help in making individualized management programs for patients...

What is Testosterone and Hypogonadism (Low T)? Mar 19th, 2019

Testosterone is a hormone that works to maintain men’s bone density, muscle strength and mass, facial and body hair, sex drive, red blood cell production and sperm production. Testosterone levels generally peak during adolescence and early adulthood. As you get older, your testosterone level gradually declines — typically about 1...

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Mar 19th, 2019

This October, Ross Medical Group is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women after skin cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news...

Ross Medical Group offers PRP treatment for Musculoskeletal Injuries Mar 19th, 2019

What is PRP? PRP is short for “Platelet Rich Plasma”. When you are injured, your body automatically signals for help and calls your platelets, white blood cells, red blood cells and other components within your blood to travel to the site of injury. Once there, these cells communicate with each...

Exercising in the Heat – What you need to know: Mar 19th, 2019

As the summer begins and temperatures rise, heat related illness becomes more common. At Ross Medical Group, Dr. David Ross has some information to keep you safe while exercising and playing sports in the warmer and more humid weather. Heat illness can cause problems such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion...

Diet and Weight Loss Plans from Ross Medical Group Mar 19th, 2019

Get ready for summer and start your journey towards better health. At Ross Medical Group, our doctors offer weight loss consultations that will help you lose weight and are safe for your health. It is important that before starting a diet, to have a doctor review your medical history and...

Allergy Testing and Treatment at Ross Medical Group Mar 19th, 2019

More than 50 million people in the United States have allergies. Finding out what you are allergic to is an important first step to effective allergy treatment. Today allergy tests are more convenient and accurate than ever before. When combined with a detailed medical history, allergy testing can identify the...

March Is Colon Cancer Awareness Month Mar 19th, 2019

At Ross Medical Group, our doctors realize how important it is to screen for colon cancer. Screening for colon cancer provides early detection and helps save lives. Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is actually the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States....

February is American Heart Month Mar 19th, 2019

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women. Heart disease is affected by a lot of factors, including your age, activity level, family history, cholesterol, your weight, blood pressure and sugar level. Healthy living can decrease your risk of developing heart disease. The biggest part of...

Meet David Ross of Ross Medical Group in Kendall Mar 19th, 2019

Today we’d like to introduce you to David Ross. David, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?Our practice started in 1995, with my father, Dr. Michael Ross serving as the solo-practitioner and my mother, Mrs. Zaida Ross as the office manager. A...

The Healthy and Well Balanced Diet Mar 19th, 2019

In order to eat a healthy diet, you need to consume a wide variety of foods. Some foods are high in nutritional value and will give your body the nutrients and energy it needs, while other foods provide little nutritional value and can contribute to chronic medical problems. In order...

Ross Medical Group offers Running Analysis and Consultations! Mar 19th, 2019

It’s running season! Do you have the right shoe? There are so many different makes and models of running shoes out there, so how do you know which fit is right for you? Everyone’s feet are shaped differently, so it is very important to choose the right shoe for your...

Ross Medical Group offers Comprehensive Concussion Evaluation and Management Mar 19th, 2019

What is a concussion? A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. Some of the ways you can get a concussion are...

It’s time to get your Flu Shot! Ross Medical Group Offers Same Day appointments for the Flu Vaccine Mar 19th, 2019

Why should people get vaccinated against the Influenza (The Flu)? Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different. The influenza infection can affect people differently, but millions of people get the flu every year, hundreds of thousands of people...

Back to School Means it’s Time for Your Pre-participation Physical Exam (PPE)! Mar 19th, 2019

What is the PPE? Approximately 30 million athletes younger than 18 years receive medical clearance to participate in sports every year. The purpose of the pre-participation physical evaluation is to maximize the health of athletes and their safe participation in sports. What is included? Our doctor will perform a comprehensive...

Question: What is Direct Access to Physical Therapy? Mar 19th, 2019

In the past my doctor prescribed physical therapy for me. Now she says that I can have direct access to physical therapy. What is direct access? Answer: Direct access refers to the ability of patients to be evaluated and treated by a physical therapist without being referred by a doctor...

Its Flu season! Time to get your Flu Vaccine: Mar 19th, 2019

Influenza is a serious respiratory illness that is easily spread and can lead to severe complications, even death.  Each year, one out of every five Americans gets the flu.  Of those more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from influenza-related complications. Influenza seasons are unpredictable with flu-related deaths ranging from 3000...

Ross Medical Group has been recognized for quality laboratory services. Mar 19th, 2019

Ross Medical Group has met all criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization. Accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operations, demonstrate continued accuracy in the performance of proficiency testing, and pass a rigorous on-site laboratory survey. Ross Medical...

Human Papillomavirus (HPV): What you need to know Mar 19th, 2019

What is HPV and why should you care? Human Papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted infection in women and cervical cancer is the 3rd most common cancer in women worldwide. There are two groups of HPV, low-risk causing genital warts and high-risk causing low to high grade cervical lesions,...

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Mar 19th, 2019

Colorectal cancer is the 3rd most common cancer in both men and women in the United States. However, due to early screening and detection methods, the incidence and mortality due to colorectal cancer has declined dramatically over the past two decades. Thus, the removal of premalignant adenomas and polyps can prevent...

Workplace wellness: Eliminating pain at your desk Mar 19th, 2019

Do you ever find yourself with neck or low back pain following a long day at the office? Sitting for long periods of time can really take a toll on your body, especially the neck and low back. The lack of mobility can lead to severe muscular imbalances, aches, pain,...

New Study shows Ultrasound Guided Injections are Superior to Landmark Guided Injections Mar 19th, 2019

Don’t get a musculoskeletal injection without ultrasound guidance! A 2018 study published in the Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine comparedultrasound guided injections to landmark guided injections for various musculoskeletal conditions. These procedures involve injecting medications such as corticosteroids, viscosupplementation or PRP (platelet rich plasma) for conditions such as arthritis of...

ZILRETTA for Knee Arthritis Mar 19th, 2019

When you have knee arthritis, it can be difficult to do every day activities like walking, going up and down stairs, and playing sports. At Ross Medical Group, our goal is to get you back on your feet so you can get back to doing the activities that you enjoy....

Sun Protection – What you need to know: Mar 19th, 2019

Now that summer is here, it is extra important to use sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun. Diligent use of sunscreen can help prevent premature aging of your skin as well as skin cancer. Sunscreen should be used every day if you are going to be in the sun...