Serving the Hispanic Community


Jorge BordenaveDr. Jorge Bordenave was born in Havana, Cuba and moved with his physician father and educator mother to Miami, Florida when he was an infant. Being a medical doctor seems to run in his family, as his grandfather was also a physician.

First Focus

Dr. Bordenave’s first focus was internal medicine and he spent his medical internship in the Bronx, New York, at St. Barnabas Hospital. St. Barnabas is a teaching hospital and Dr. Bordenave was exposed to a wide range of medical conditions and diseases. This is where he first developed a strong interest in cardiovascular disease. He relocated to Chicago to complete his residency in general internal medicine.

Throughout his residency, his interest in cardiology grew and when it was completed, he applied to Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach for a three-year cardiology fellowship.


His application to Mt. Sinai’s cardiology fellowship was accepted and he went on to become proficient at a great number of cardiac procedures such as cardiac catheterization and transesophageal echocardiography. He had a keen interest in new technology and began to learn about nuclear cardiology. This new method of diagnosis was non-invasive and involves the use of radioactive elements that show where blood is flowing through the heart and more importantly, where it was not, or where blood flow was restricted. Dr. Bordenave was on the ground floor of the use of this new method and was among the first cardiologists in South Florida to start using the practice in the field.

After several years in private practice as a clinical cardiologist and having performed hundreds of cardiac catheterizations, Dr. Bordenave realized that he was seeing younger and younger patients. He noticed a growing dependence on drugs, testing and invasive procedures. He decided to stop performing invasive procedures in his practice and wanted to find alternative treatments for helping his patients. With a mind toward holistic medicine, he took up another fellowship, this time in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona under Dr. Andrew Weil.

Focus on Integrative Medicine

While at the University of Arizona, Dr. Bordenave became reacquainted with the belief that the body has a natural ability to cure itself. His training and continued learning has placed him as a leader in preventative medicine in south Florida.

As a teacher at Florida International University, sought after lecturer and author, Dr. Bordenave is passing on his passion for patient’s health and wellness through teaching other medical professionals the benefits of integrative, complementary medicine.

Connecting with the Hispanic Communityfamily

Dr. Bordenave is well known throughout the south Florida communities in which he serves, but he places a special focus on the Hispanic community.

The doctor presents weekly television and radio programs in Spanish that features experts and advice from other fields that provide information on a wide range of medically related topics. Dr. Bordenave and Your Health is geared toward giving the Hispanic community the kind of information that they might not normally have access to; information that can help them live healthier lives.

Dr. Bordenave provides information in Spanish about obtaining a healthy body and mind through the use of proper nutrition, exercise and a peaceful mind. The information he provides cover subjects as diverse as coronary artery disease; Tai Chi for arthritis, diabetes, back pain and osteoporosis; meditation; depression; sleep apnea and insomnia; kidney disease; acupuncture and of course, nutrition for optimum health. He also puts out a Spanish language monthly magazine, Su Salud.

His outreach doesn’t stop at health, wellness and medicine. In addition, Dr. Bordenave provides information to Spanish speakers regarding Medicare and now, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. The information and resources he provides is invaluable to the Hispanic community.

As a leader in preventative and integrative medicine, Dr. Jorge Bordenave has been serving south Florida from his Coral Gables location since 1996. He has a sincere interest in patient health and wellness and teaching the Hispanic community how to obtain these through lifestyle choices, diet and exercise. Contact him today for an appointment and learn how the integrative medicine approach can help you achieve wellness.

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