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FIU Health to provide medical services for retired professional basketball players


On Thursday, Sept. 19, at 12:30 p.m., FIU will announce a partnership between FIU Health, the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s Faculty Group Practice, and the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA). Through the partnership, FIU Health will provide health and wellness physicals to uninsured and underinsured NBRPA members and their spouses.

The announcement will take place at FIU Health, PG-5 Building on the northeast side of FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus, 11200 SW 8th St., in west Miami-Dade.

Attendees include: Dr. John Rock, Founding Dean and Senior Vice President for Health Affairs, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine; Otis Birdsong, Chairman of the Board, National Basketball Retired Players Association; Dr. Fernando Valverde, CEO, FIU Health Care Network; Thurl Bailey, Vice Chairman, NBRPA; George Tinsley, Past Chairman, NBRPA; Sam Vincent, Player Ambassador, NBRPA; Arnie Fielkow, President and CEO, NBRPA.

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