Experienced Rheumatologist Joins Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital

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Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital welcomes expert rheumatologist, Alastair Kennedy, MD, FRCP, FACP, PA. Dr. Kennedy earned his medical degree at the University of Glasgow in Scotland and has held positions in pediatrics, obstetrics, and rheumatology before making his way to Vero Beach, where he has practiced for more than 30 years.

Dr. Kennedy has presented at symposiums around the world and is well-published in the area of rheumatoid diseases. He has articles printed in the American College of Rheumatology, Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases and The American Journal of the Medical Sciences.

Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, Dr. Kennedy is a member of the Indian River Medical Society, Florida Medical Association, American College of Rheumatology, and the American College of Physicians. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Glasgow and Edinburgh and currently serves on the regional board of FSU Medical School.

Dr. Kennedy is accepting patients at the Health and Wellness Center. To schedule an appointment, call 772.569.8550.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 52,000 employees are more than 3,600 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 14,000 nurses, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic’s health system includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 15 regional hospitals (11 in Ohio, four in Florida), more than 150 northern Ohio outpatient locations – including 18 full-service family health centers and three health and wellness centers – and locations in Las Vegas, Nev.; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2017, there were 7.6 million outpatient visits, 229,000 hospital admissions and 207,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at twitter.com/ClevelandClinic. News and resources available at newsroom.clevelandclinic.org.

 About Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital

Founded by Garnett Radin, R.N., in 1932, Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital is a 332-bed, not for profit hospital offering comprehensive medical services to the Treasure Coast community. The Welsh Heart Center, Scully-Welsh Cancer Center and Scully Endoscopy Center offer full-service programs and a multidisciplinary approach. Healthcare professionals represent specialties including orthopedic services, minimally invasive vascular surgery, neurosurgery, stroke services, robotic surgery, a state-of-the-art wound healing center, bariatric surgery and the only maternity wing in the community. The hospital features all private rooms and is the largest private-sector employer in Indian River County.

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