A Special Anniversary Message

Celebrating 75 Years: A Legacy of Caring

On March 3, 1949, Doctors Hospital admitted its first patient – a mechanic from Pan American Airways. The hospital was the brainchild of renowned local surgeon John T. Macdonald, M.D., and three other physicians, AD Amerise, M.D., Joseph Lucinian, M.D., and Herbert Virgin, M.D., who realized the need for hospital beds in Coral Gables. In the wake of World War II, the community was booming as thousands headed south to build their post-war lives amidst our sunny shores.

The community took pride in the two-story, 98-bed and 24-bassinet building. The staff was close-knit, and many lived in the area and socialized with each other. Much has changed in 75 years. But what hasn’t is our steadfast commitment to our mission of providing the highest quality care to our patients.

Doctors Hospital, located in the heart of historic Coral Gables, has provided high-quality medical care to the community since 1949. Recognized as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence, Doctors Hospital offers general and specialized services, including orthopedics and sports medicine, cardiac care and sports cardiology, general surgery, robotic and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, geriatric medicine and pulmonary care. The emergency department at Doctors Hospital provides a high-tech, high-touch approach to medicine. The facility also boasts a state-of-the-art intensive care unit and provides a wide range of outpatient diagnostic services.

Doctors Hospital is also home to the Miami HEAT Sports Medicine Center at Baptist Health Orthopedic Institute. The 49,000-square-foot facility houses all of the Institute’s orthopedic specialties, including an ambulatory surgery center on the top floor.

U.S. News & World Report recognized Doctors Hospital as high-performing in Geriatrics, Orthopedics, COPD, Hip Replacement, Kidney Failure, Knee Replacement, and Pneumonia. Baptist Health Orthopedic Institute at Doctors Hospital earned high-performing honors in Orthopedics, Hip Replacement, and Knee Replacement for 2023- 2024.

Services & Specialties Available

  • Hematology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Laboratory Services
  • Non-surgical Treatments
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Physical Therapy
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Primary Care Sports Medicine
  • Surgery


5000 University Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

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About Doctors Hospital

Doctors Hospital also is home to Baptist Health Orthopedic Institute, a Center of Excellence at Baptist Health and is a nationally and internationally recognized program that provides comprehensive orthopedic services using innovative technologies including minimally invasive treatments. The institute provides sports medicine services for the Miami Dolphins, Miami HEAT, Florida Panthers, Florida International University athletics, Orange Bowl, Miami Beach Bowl, Miami-Dade County Public Schools athletics, Miami Open Tennis and Miami Marathon and Half Marathon is trusted by professional athletes to get them back in top form. However, weekend warriors also benefit from the expertise of Board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic physicians who are recognized locally, nationally and internationally. Baptist Health Orthopedic Institute combines its resources of experienced physicians and leading-edge treatments and technology to provide advanced orthopedic, pediatric orthopedic and sports medicine care. The Institute's expert physicians also treat patients at several other Baptist Health entities, including Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

Miami HEAT Sports Medicine Center

Miami HEAT Sports Medicine Center

The heart of the Institute, the Miami HEAT Sports Medicine Center, is located on the Baptist Health Doctors Hospital campus in Coral Gables. This facility houses several orthopedics and sports medicine clinics and an ambulatory surgery center with four operating rooms.

The Institute’s integrated network of locations includes outposts throughout the tri-county South Florida region.

Nominate a Nurse

Nominate a Nurse

If you are a patient, family member, medical staff, support staff or volunteer, and would like to nominate a deserving nurse for The DAISY Award, click here.

Visitor Information

For the health and safety of our patients, our visitor policy is as follows:

  • Visiting hours are from 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • After 9 p.m., all patients must enter and exit through the Emergency Room. The main lobby will be closed.

The visitation policy is managed by the Patient Experience and Security teams. They may be reached at 1-833-Mybaptist.
Updated 5/26/23


Reserved Parking is available for the patients visiting our facility. There is also a valet service, and a public transportation drop off a block away from our facility.

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Classes & Events

To learn more about the classes & events being held at Doctors Hospital, click here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Applications are currently being accepted for volunteer opportunities at Doctors Hospital. For all inquiries, please email DHVolunteerservices@baptisthealth.net.

Thank you for your time and thank you for choosing to volunteer at Doctors Hospital.

Gift Shop

The gift shop at Doctors Hospital is located in the main lobby of the hospital.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. / Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. / Sunday: Closed.
To place an order call the Doctors Hospital gift shop at 786-308-3190.

Forms of payment accepted include Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover Card.

Deliveries to a patient's rooms can be arranged throughout the day.


Healthcare needs are sometimes unpredictable. The cost of medical services shouldn’t be. At Baptist Health, our Central Pricing Office gives you accurate, out-of-pocket pricing information to help you avoid the financial guesswork.

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Insurances Accepted

To view the insurances accepted at this hospital, click here.


Pay a Bill

Paying your bill online is fast, easy, and secure.

Patient Portal

Access your medical records, test results, and track health conditions, allergies and medications through your Baptist Health account.

Patient Rights & Responsibilities

Baptist Health believes it’s important for you to take an active part in your healthcare.

Requesting Medical Records

Request medical records online or inquire about having records mailed to you. Unsure where to access or request your medical records? Our new self-service tool will guide you to the appropriate location for accessing or obtaining your medical records.

Nursing Services

Through shared governance, Baptist Health nurses provide superior evidence-based patient- and family-centered care utilizing a professional model of practice. By embracing leadership, collaboration and service excellence, they demonstrate advocacy and support for staff, patients, families and physicians.

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*Estimated wait times are estimates only and cannot be guaranteed. While your medical condition will be evaluated by a qualified health care professional after your arrival, The estimated wait time indicated is the average estimated time it will take for you to be seen by a treating medical professional (physician, nurse, practitioner or physician assistant.

Depending on your medical condition and that of other patients at the center, the estimated wait time can change since patients are seen based on the severity of their condition, and the more critical patients are seen first. This estimate is provided for information purposes only and cannot be guaranteed.

During your visit at our facility, you may receive services from our facility as well as from other health care providers. You may receive a separate bill from these other health care providers, and they may or may not participate in the same health insurance plans as the facility. You should contact the health care providers who may render services to you for a list of the insurance plans with which they participate. You may also request from the facility and other health care providers a personalized estimate of charges. For a list of health care providers and medical practices who may provide services to you during your visit a Baptist Health facility, click here

If you have any questions regarding a separate statement/invoice you received from a health care provider, please contact the specific health care provider’s or group’s billing offices.

If however, you have any questions or concerns directly pertaining to your Baptist Health facility bill, please contact our Patient Financial Services Department at 786-596-6507.

Additional information regarding patient billing and collection procedures, our financial assistance policy and charitable care program is available on our site.

Good Faith Estimate

If you are uninsured, you have a right to receive a Good Faith Estimate of Expected Charges under the No Surprises Act. Learn more.

Your Rights and Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills

When you get emergency care or get treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, you are protected from surprise billing or balance billing. Learn more.

Resources for Hospital Data

Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) makes available data on hospital prices and performance on their Internet website at FloridaHealthFinder.gov and Pricing.FloridaHealthFinder.gov. The data on hospital prices and performance are based on a compilation of charges for the average patient. A patient's bill may vary from the average shown, depending upon the severity of illness and individual care needs. The service bundle information is a non-personalized estimate of costs that may be incurred by the patient for anticipated services and that actual costs will be based on services actually provided to the patient.

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