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Baptist Medical Arts Building - East Tower.
8940 North Kendall Drive, Suite 101-E
Miami, Florida 33176
O: 305.275.5677
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Athletes United Athletes United
Using the latest in sports medicine, Athletes United provides athletes of every level the very best and latest recources available for them to safely and effectively meet their goals and gain an edge on and off the field
Stop Sports Injuries Stop Sports Injuries
There is a growing epidemic of preventable youth sports injuries that are dismantling kids' athletic hopes and dreams at an early age.
Stop Sports Injuries

Zoflexa
Benefits Proven by Clinical Trials
Maintains Joint Health and Mobility. Also Promotes Antioxidant Joint Protection

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Scikrill
Phospholipid-Bound Omega3
Supports Joint Health. Supports Natural Inflammatory Response

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Arthroscopy Association of North America Arthroscopy Association of North America
(AANA) exists to promote the knowledge of arthroscopic surgery in order to improve upon the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculo-skeletal system.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
ABOS functions to serve the best interests of the public and of the medical profession by establishing educational standards for orthopaedic residents
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Founded in 1933, the Academy is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others in the world
american sports medicine institute american sports medicine institute
Aims to improve the understanding, prevention, and treatment of sports-related injuries

Meet Our Medical Team

Joseph Fernandez M.D. Joseph I. Fernandez , M.D.

Dr. Fernandez graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery at the American Sports Medicine Institute with Lawrence Lemak, M.D, James Andrew, M.D., and William Clancy, M.D. Dr. Fernandez is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

He has been in private practice for over 15 years and is the Chairman of the Department of Orthopeadics for Baptist Hospital of Miami. Dr. Fernandez is a sports medicine specialist who specializes in sport related injuries and arthroscopic surgery. He lectures all over the world on topics related to sports injuries of the knees and shoulders. He has been a tournament physician for the Key Biscayne Lipton, NASDAQ, and Sony Erickson since 1995. He has been a master instructor in shoulder surgery for the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and routinely treats world class professional, college and high school athletes.




Sam Ash, M.D. Sam Ash, M.D.

Dr. Ash was born April 5, 1947 and graduated from the American University of Beirut, School of Medicine in 1971. Dr. Ash completed his residency program at Jackson Memorial Health/University of Miami with a rehabilitation fellowship in 1980.

He was the Assistant Professor of Orthopedics at the University of Miami until 1988, and is currently working at Miami Sports Medicine as a non-operative clinical orthopedist.










Ralph Doerner, MS, PA-C Ralph Doerner, MS, PA-C

Ralph grew up in New Jersey and moved to Coral Springs, Florida in 1985. He finished Coral Springs High School as the class Valedictorian in 1989. After that, Ralph graduated with highest honors from the University of Florida in 1993 with a degree in Biochemistry. He attended the Physician Assistant Program at Baylor College of Medicine, where he graduated in 1998 and was granted the Lewis A. Leavitt Academic Excellence Award for the highest academic record in his class.

He has been working as a physician assistant with Dr. Fernandez since 1999. He is a member of both the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants. He has maintained certification with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). “I enjoy working as a physician assistant in Orthopedic Surgery because it gives me a great opportunity for both hands-on care, and for educating patients – by educating patients, you give them the knowledge they need to get better.”




Matthieu D. Myers, MMS, PA-C Matthieu D. Myers, MMS, PA-C

Matt Myers was born and raised in South Florida. He attended Coral Gables High School, and was in the International Studies French program and graduated in 1997 with honors. He attended Louisiana State University where he was a student-athlete. He majored in Kinesiology and Biology and was a member of the LSU swimming team, where he competed at the national level and received accolades in the long distance events. He was awarded the Southeastern Conference scholar-athlete award from 1998-2001.

Following his undergraduate degree, he returned to South Florida obtaining his Masters in Medical Science at Nova Southeastern University Physician Assistant program in 2007. He is a member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and has maintained his Certification with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).