West Boca Physician Couple Honored 
Friday, 14 May 2010 
Internist Dr. Brian Moraes is honored by West Boca CEO Mitch Feldman. 

Husband and wife receive recognition as Physician of the Year and Best Dermatologist

See the news clip -- Dr. Michele Moraes

Boca Raton, FL – West Boca Medical Center (WBMC) announces that two of its physicians, Michele Moraes, MD, and Brian Moraes, DO, recently received recognition for their excellent quality of work and compassion for patients.

Dr. Michele Moraes was named Best Dermatologist in Boca by the Boca Raton Forum and West Boca Forum publications, and husband Dr. Brian Moraes was named West Boca Medical Center's community-based Physician of the Year.

Dr. Michele Moraes is board-certified and has been practicing in Boca Raton for 10 years, specializing in skin cancer treatment and screenings, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, hair loss, nail and skin fungus and rashes. She offers laser treatments, as well as Botox, Restylane, and Perlane.

Dr. Brian Moraes was honored for kindness, dedication and commitment to patients. The hospital made a $500 donation to Dr. Moraes’ favorite charity, the Nova Southeastern University Education Endowment Fund.

Board-certified, he has been a member of the hospital medical staff since 2001 and is Chairman, Department of Medicine.  Dr. Moraes supports his colleagues and hospital without hesitation and has demonstrated great compassion and teamwork in assisting with the grievance committee.

About West Boca Medical Center:

West Boca Medical Center, part of Tenet South Florida, is a 195-bed acute care hospital located at 21644 State Road 7 in Boca Raton, Florida. West Boca Medical Center has been serving the medical and healthcare needs of its community and surrounding areas for over 20 years.
West Boca Medical Center offers a broad array of services, including general medical and surgical care, orthopedics and sports medicine, a robotic surgery program offering minimally invasive surgery for gynecological, urological and general surgical procedures, a state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging center featuring open MRI and digital mammography, cardiac and surgical intensive care, outpatient surgery services, 24-hour emergency services for adults and children, diabetes education, a cystic fibrosis program for adults and children, outpatient rehabilitation services and a specialized sleep diagnostic center with a dedicated lab for infants and pediatrics as well as adults. West Boca Medical Center is also a Certified Primary Stroke Center.

The hospital also offers several specialties, including a level III neonatal intensive care unit, the BirthCare Pavilion, a pediatric unit and a pediatric intensive care unit.  It is also a recipient of the HealthGrades Maternity Care Excellence Award four years in a row (2006/2007 and 2007/2008, 2008/2009 and 2009/2010). HealthGrades has ranked West Boca’s maternity program among the top 5% five percent in the nation for three years in a row (2007/2008, 2008/2009, 2009/2010).

The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. For more information about West Boca Medical Center or for physician referral, call 866-904-WBMC (9262).