ARTHRITIS – OSTEOPOROSIS TREATMENT AND RESEARCH CENTER
Dr. George Muñoz, MD
Dr. George Munoz was born in Quito, Ecuador and immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of 2, where he grew up in New York City. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College in New York City. He then graduated with honors, AOA, from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1980 and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital of New York. He then went on to complete his Rheumatology Subspecialty training at Harvard affiliates, The Brigham and Women’s Hospital and The Beth Israel Hospitals in Boston, MA in 1985. He then moved to South Florida and has been in private practice primarily as a sub specialist rheumatologist in the North Miami Beach and Aventura areas ever since. He is heavily involved in his community lecturing on health, wellness, arthritis prevention, and novel arthritis treatments, as well as community health projects. Dr. Munoz is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. His hobbies include martial arts, personal athletic training, coaching youth athletics, music, and wilderness exploration. He lives with his family including 3 dogs in Davie, Florida.
Dr. Munoz is a national and local speaker and an expert on nutrition, supplements, vitamins, and Integrative Rheumatology. Dr. Munoz also has vast experience of exercise techniques for arthritis and injury prevention. He serves as Team Physician for all Florida International University Athletics and is a personal physician for over 75 NFL, NBA, and MLB athletes. He also oversees and advises on collegiate, high school, and youth athletics in his areas of expertise. Dr. Munoz consults with and treats patients primarily from South Florida, but because of his broad expertise in many areas, patients from all over the US, South America, and the Caribbean come to see him. Dr. Munoz believes that “health is not just the absence of disease.” Dr. Munoz is a Fellowship trained Integrative Medicine Specialist and the first Integrative Rheumatologist trained at the prestigious Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona founded by Dr. Andrew Weil.
Arthritis – Osteoporosis Treatment and Research Center
AOTRC (ARTHRITIS AND OSTEOPOROSIS TREATMENT-RESEARCH CENTER, INC.) is a state of the art facility conveniently located in the Aventura area. Dr. Munoz and his personally trained Physician Assistant, Muriel Guigui, have and continue to provide outstanding specialty rheumatology care in this location for the past 15 years. Dr. Munoz has practiced in the North Miami Beach/Aventura areas for 25 years. Dr. Munoz himself has 27 years of experience as a superb rheumatology clinician respected both locally and nationally for his wide repertoire of skillsets. Both Dr. Munoz and his physician assistant, Muriel Guigui, are trained experts in the use of ultrasound for guided joint injections. AOTRC has full diagnostic capability including x-ray, DEXA Scan, vascular and nerve testing capability, and EKG. Full lab capability is also available. From a treatment standpoint, infusion suites for biologic therapies are available in addition to physical therapy modalities. AOTRC also offers INTEGRATIVE RHEUMATOLOGY services that take into account the mind, body, and spirit of health and wellness and interface with conventional treatments.
The following services are offered at our office: IV Nutrient Infusions, Infusion Therapy, X-Rays, Bone Densitometry (DEXA), Body Composition, Ultrasound, Physical Therapy, Massage, Specialty Labs (including Allergy Testing), Acupuncture, Functional Medicine, Nutritionist, Pain Management, Homeopathy, and more.
Muriel Guigui – PA-C, Clinical Coordinator
Muriel Guigui was born in Montreal, Canada and raised in South Florida. Muriel graduated Cum Laude from Florida International University with a Major in Biology and Minor in Chemistry. Muriel furthered her education at Nova Southeastern University by completing a degree as a Physician Assistant (PA-C) in 1999. Muriel is not only certified as a PA –C in Florida but nationally as well. Muriel joined Arthritis Osteoporosis Treatment and Research Center working directly under the supervision of Dr. George Munoz in 2000, where she was mentored and guided to become Dr. Munoz’s “right hand” of the practice. Muriel is well respected by all of her patients and the medical community. She is a member of the National Physician Assistant’s Association along with memberships with the Florida Society of Rheumatology and The American College of Rheumatology.
She has been with Dr. Munoz for the last 15 years and is Clinical Coordinator of ATORC. With her knowledge, preparation, and mentoring, Muriel has become an integral part of the development and practice of Integrated Medicine. Additionally, knowing all aspects of the practice and business, Muriel continues to train in the field of Rheumatology, Functional Medicine, and Integrative Medicine along with providing expert knowledge about drug studies and rheumatic treatments. She continues to keep her finger on the pulse of today’s medicine and medical world.
In her free time, Muriel enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends and family.