• Michael Swartzon, M.D.

    Michael Swartzon, M.D.

    Program Director

    Michael Swartzon, M.D., is a sports medicine physician with a dual board certification in family and sports medicine. He cares for active people, athletes and individuals with musculoskeletal conditions.  He is an important player on your health team with significant specialized training in treatment and prevention of illness and injury to help you lead a healthier lifestyle.  Dr. Swartzon cares for youth athletes, “weekend warriors,” active individuals, elite athletes and non-athletes alike. He can maximize non-operative treatment, guide referrals to physical and occupational therapies and if necessary, expedite an appointment to a surgeon for treatment.

    Dr. Swartzon is an associate professor for Florida International University as well as an affiliate professor for Nova Southeastern University and program director for Baptist Health’s primary care sports medicine fellowship program.  He is published in several medical journals and regularly presents at national conferences focused on sports medicine research.

    He has significant experience with professional athletes as a team physician for the Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, the jockeys at Gulfstream Park Racetrack and a tournament physician for the Miami Open.  He is the co-medical director for the Miami Marathon & Half Marathon.  Additionally, he cares for a variety of collegiate teams such as Florida International University, Barry University and St. Thomas University. Previously, Dr. Swartzon provided medical care for El Clásico Barcelona vs Real Madrid, the World Golf Championship, the University of New Mexico Lobos basketball team, Mountain West conference championship, NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, New Mexico state rodeo and the USA Track and Field Indoor Championship.

    His specialties include stem cell, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and amniotic regenerative orthobiological therapy.  He performs orthopedic ultrasound diagnostics and ultrasound-guided procedures.  He is also a certified FAA Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) and performs physicals for pilots.

    As a South Florida native, Dr. Swartzon is an avid fan of local sports teams.

    Education & Training
    • University of New Mexico Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
    • University of Kansas Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program
    • Sackler School of Medicine (Israel)
    Certifications
    • American Board of Family Medicine
    • Family Medicine
    • Sports Medicine

  • Luis Rodriguez, M.D.

    Luis Rodriguez, M.D.

    Luis Rodriguez, M.D., is a primary care sports medicine physician with Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute and a member of Baptist Health Medical Group, an organization of more than 180 physicians in multiple specialties integrated within Baptist Health South Florida. He specializes in non-surgical treatments for acute, overuse and chronic orthopedic problems, with a special interest in sports related injuries, joint arthritis, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and ultrasound-guided procedures. Dr. Rodriguez received his medical degree from the Luis Razetti School of Medicine at Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, where he received five Outstanding Performance Awards during clinical rotations. He completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation– Florida Program, and a Fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at UHS Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City, N.Y. An academic affiliate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has served as team physician for the U.S. Ski Team, Miami F.C., Florida International University Athletics, the Binghamton Senators Ice Hockey team, and a variety of college, high school and league sports, including baseball, basketball and football. He is Board-certified in Primary Care Sports Medicine and is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine.

    Education & Training
    • UHS Wilson Memorial Hospital Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
    • Internal Medicine Residency Program at Cleveland Clinic Florida
    • Universidad Central de Venezuela Luis Razetti School of Medicine
    Certifications
    • Internal Medicine
    • Sports Medicine

  • Alejandro Centurion, M.D.

    Alejandro Centurion, M.D.

    As a family and primary care orthopedics sports medicine physician, Alejandro Centurion, M.D., helps people of all ages keep their bones, joints, muscles, and ligaments healthy so they can stay active. He evaluates and diagnoses acute, chronic and overuse injuries and develops individualized treatment plans utilizing conservative, nonsurgical methods. He also provides the highest level of care to athletes of all ages, sports and levels of competition — from youth competitors to weekend warriors to professional athletes. Dr. Centurion is involved in education, research and hands-on field experience in the sports medicine specialty. He has served as team physician for major league soccer teams, fellow team physician for major and minor league baseball programs and assistant team physician for several collegiate and high school athletic programs. He also has provided medical coverage for many national sporting events, such as the Arnold Palmer Invitational Golf Tournament, NCAA Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament and USA Triathlon Championships. He speaks English and Spanish.

    Education & Training
    • Orlando Health Orthopaedic Institute, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
    • University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program
    • St. George's University School of Medicine (Grenada)
    Certifications
    • American Board of Family Medicine
    • Family Medicine
    • Sports Medicine