South Florida Ostomy Support Group
at Baptist Hospital, South Miami, FL
Warm welcome to South Florida Ostomy Support Group web site. We hope the information found on this page will be of great help, and hope we can provide education and comfort to all ostomates and their families. We are one of hundreds of ostomy support chapters throughout the United States associated with the United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA). Undergoing an ostomy surgery presents challenges and carries misunderstanding by ostomates and the general public. If you are contemplating surgery and have questions, we would like you to visit us.
The group meets every third Monday of each Month from 6-7pm at the Baptist Health Resource Center, Medical Arts Building, located at 8900 North Kendall Drive, Suite 105 (map). Summer break July–August. Each meeting we will have Wound and Ostomy Care nurses to help answer questions, supplier personnel to help with any concerns regarding supplies, doctors to answer questions, and other speakers from the medical field. We look forward to meet you at our next meeting, and be encouraged to know that you are not alone.
There is no application or cost for membership to the South Florida Ostomy Support Group UOAA Chapter. However we do encourage our members to subscribe to The Phoenix ostomy magazine.
For more Information, call Lourdes Placeres at 786-596-6036.
United Ostomy Associations of America
P.O. Box 525
Kennebunk, ME 04043-0525
Call us toll-free at: 1-800-826-0826.
Our Information Line hours are Monday-Friday, 9am to 3pm (Wednesday until 2pm) EST. If you have an emergency, please dial 911 or contact your local medical professional.
Please understand that UOAA is a private, nonprofit, advocacy and informational organization. We are not a medical facility and we do not have medical or legal professionals on staff. Therefore, UOAA does not provide Medical, Mental Health, Insurance or Legal Advice.
UOAA is the leading organization proactively advocating on behalf of the ostomy community. Recognizing that we are always stronger together, we encourage everyone to get involved by joining our Advocacy Network. We’ve also created several Advocacy Tools and Resources to help you successfully advocate on behalf of the ostomy community to ensure every ostomate receives quality care.
UOAA does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
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