Here at Miami Integrative Medicine we hope that you have a wonderful New Year celebration ahead that includes all of your favorite things.
Egg nog is a traditional holiday beverage that many enjoy, but it is very high in calories. Dr. Bordenave says that it’s okay to enjoy a serving or two, but make sure you pass up the rum.
Dr. 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.
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.
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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Thanksgiving is done but there are many temptations ahead. Before you go out and indulge, Dr. Bordenave suggests eating a snack before going to parties. This way you won’t be as inclined to overeat sweets and heavy foods.
The cooler weather often brings arthritis aches and pains. Dr. Jorge Bordenave at Miami Integrative Medicine can show you natural remedies and exercises to help relieve the effects of this sometimes-debilitating disease. Give us a call today.
Dr. Jorge Bordenave and all of his staff want to wish you and your family the best of Thanksgivings as we each gather together with our friends and family to give thanks for all of our blessings.
Thanksgiving brings a veritable cornucopia of foods to the dining table. However, that doesn’t mean that the celebration means that you have to eat unhealthy foods. Dr. Bordenave suggests making good food choices and staying away from fatty, heavy foods and those with little nutritional value. Take a look at our November newsletter; we hope you will enjoy reading it.
Being healthy includes a healthy mind, as well as a healthy body. Dr. Bordenave of Miami Integrative Medicine can help you reach that goal.
Integrative medicine aims at using the entire body and mind, non-mainstream and mainstream methods to bring you health and wellness. Miami Integrative Medicine can show you the way.
When modern medicine and traditional medicine are used together to treat a patient, the patient benefits from both methods, and it produces better results. Contact Dr. Bordenave’s office and see how the partnership can benefit you.