Florida Medical Space
 Game Changers  
    Volume IV, Issue 5 | January 30, 2015 
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move: 
Promotions, Engagements, Appointments & Accolades
From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus & FloridaHealthIndustry.com

Calendar of Current Events


Palm Beach County Medical Society presents


Increasing Revenue to Offset Expenses


Wed., Feb. 4 | 11:30 am- 1:00 pm


West Palm Beach Marriott


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SFMGMA presents


Physician Compensation


Thurs., Feb 19 | 6-8 pm


UM Hospital Seminar Center


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SFHEF presents


Ethical Challenges in Healthcare Leadership


Thurs., Feb 19 | 5:30-9 pm


Kendall Regional Medical Center


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McDermott Will & Emery present 


2015 ASC Symposium


Fri., Feb. 27 | 8:00 am-6:30 pm


Fontainebleau Miami Beach


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Accountable Care Options
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TrustBridge Health and FHIcommunications present

End of Life Care: The Elephant in the Room

Tues., March 3 | 7:30-9:30 am
FiveStar Premier Residences of Hollywood

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United HomeCare Names Raul Mas Canosa to its Executive Management Team


United HomeCare� (UHC), a leading nonprofit home health and community care organization in South Florida, announced that Raul Mas Canosa has joined its management team as a senior executive responsible for development.


In this role, Mas is leading the fundraising efforts for United HomeCare and for The Residences of United HomeCare, a state-of-the-art senior living community in West Kendall that is scheduled to open in early 2015.


Mas is responsible for expanding and diversifying United HomeCare's donor base, as well as strengthening the organization's community ties and visibility. Prior to joining the organization, Mas spent 30 years in wealth management working with firms such as Chase, Goldman Sachs, American Express and others. His educational credentials include a master's degree from Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University.


"Raul's extensive experience in wealth management, his knowledge of charitable giving and his relationships in South Florida, will be a great asset to United HomeCare and The Residences of United HomeCare," said Jose Fox, president and CEO of United HomeCare. "He joins us at a crucial moment as our group is tapping into its four decades of experience to launch a bold new project, which will transform the way we provide housing and assisted living support for our seniors."



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Broward Based Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants Opens Office in Boca Raton



Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants (APCC) announced that it is opening an office in Boca Raton. Based in Tamarac, APCC's new office is located at 1401 NW 9th Ave., Boca Raton, FL 33486.


"By opening in Boca Raton, we will be able to expand our reach and better serve our patients in Southern Palm Beach County," said Ira Fox, MD, DABPM, FIPP, ABIPP, who founded the practice in 1996. "We look forward to working with patients in the Boca Raton area, and giving them a new lease on life by reducing or eliminating their pain."


Dr. Fox and his associate, Dr. Cuneyt Ozaktay, will be present in the Boca location and began seeing patients on January 14, 2015. Dr. Fox co-founded the practice and has more than 25 years of experience treating patients with acute and chronic pain. He maintains the following board certifications: American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians (ABIPP); World Institute of Pain - Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP); American Board of Pain Medicine; and the American Board of Anesthesiology with added certification in Pain Management. Dr. Fox serves as an examiner for the FIPP Board Certification, and is on the executive board for the World Institute of Pain.


Dr. Ozaktay joined the practice in 2008 and was named Pain Awareness Ambassador. He is a member of numerous organizations including the American Pain Society, American Academy of Pain Medicine and the American Society of Anesthesiologists. He has done extensive research on pain management been published in several orthopedic and neuroscience medical journals. Dr. Ozaktay is a noted lecturer, and has held various teaching appointments throughout his career.


Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants recently hosted the Second Annual Latin American Conference for Pain Physicians. Doctors from throughout Central and South America convened in Miami to learn advanced interventional pain management procedures and techniques. The conference was held at the Miami Anatomical Research Center. In addition, the practice also hosted its 17th Annual Pain Symposium. More than 150 professionals registered for this important seminar and workshop on combating and managing pain.


Medical Students in Action Announce 3rd Annual Fundraiser 

The annual event will take place on the evening of  Saturday, February 7th at CubaOcho Art and Research Center in Miami. Tickets are $100 with all proceeds benefiting Medical Students in Action.

Now in its 8th year, Medical Students in Action is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation registered in the State of Florida. Tax ID available upon request. Medical Students in Action and the people of the Dominican Republic thank you for your support and generosity.


Please contact Callie Chavoustie to RSVP for the event and to make your tax deductible donation.