ABOUT

Business Bio Edward Dieguez Jr. M.D.

Education and background.

Dr. Dieguez Jr. is an anesthesiologist who has practiced in Saint Augustine since1988. He is a graduate of the prestigious European University of Santiago de Compostela School of Medicine in Spain, a University founded over five hundred years ago in 1495.  Coincidentally this was the same medical school that his maternal grandfather had graduated from in 1906. Not very long ago its University Hospital was on the news for treating the victims of the most deadly high speed train accident in Spain's history.  After graduation, he served as an unpaid intern in the Department of Surgery at the university under the tutelage of Professor and Department Chairman Jose Luis Puente Dominguez, a member of the Royal Academy of Medicine and Surgery of Spain. Upon returning to the United States, he served as a surgical resident in Baltimore Maryland at a Johns Hopkins affiliated surgical program. Later he went on to the prestigious University of Miami, Florida, where he completed his Anesthesiology residency. 

 

Dr. Dieguez was born in Cuba and arrived in the United States as a child in 1964 completing his elementary education and high school in the US before moving to Europe where he lived for eight years.

While in Saint Augustine.

In his 31 years in Saint Augustine, he initially practiced at the old Saint Augustine General Hospital. He provided anesthetic care and ICU care for all types of major surgical cases utilizing both general anesthesia and regional anesthesia. Later he joined the Flagler Hospital Department of Anesthesia, a department that he later chaired. While there, he was instrumental in organizing and recruiting physicians for the first clinic in Saint Johns County dedicated to the treatment of painful acute and chronic musculoskeletal and arthritic conditions.  As an anesthesiologist and with his surgical background, he has always being dedicated to the relief of suffering from acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions utilizing his skills in regional anesthesia and surgery. 

 

After a hiatus from practice that lasted several months from September of 2018 to August of 2019, he is now ready to go back and do what he loves. Taking care of patients! He wants to provide his expertise to the many patients that he has cared for along the years, many of which have become personal friends. He had to interrupt his practice due to a condition that he developed, which damaged one of his heart valves. He underwent a very successful open-heart surgery with aortic valve replacement at Flagler Hospital. 

 

Dr. Dieguez Jr., while still holding staff privileges at Flagler hospital, and continuing to meet all state requirements to practice medicine in the state of Florida, will be seeing patients in his new office three days a week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to care for patients suffering from both acute and chronic musculoskeletal, orthopedic, sport injuries and spine conditions, that can benefit from the most advanced technology such as minimally invasive surgical injection procedures. However his staff will be at the office handling call and scheduling patient Monday thru Thursday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM and Friday 8:30AM  to 2:00 PM. We close for lunch Monday thru Thursday Noon to 1:00 PM   

 

His private office is now be located at 810 State Road 206 East in the South Shore Plaza Ste.1 Saint Augustine, Florida 32086 with ample parking.There, in his fully equipped top of the line Interventional Procedures suite, he will carrie out  the full gamut of Interventional orthopedic procedures such as precision fluoroscopically and ultrasound guided injections directed at the relief of chronic conditions such as: sciatica, spine and other back issues, failed back surgery syndrome, tailbone issues, herniated disc, spine fractures, hip bursitis, shoulder bursitis, rotator cuff tear, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, muscle strain and tears, carpal tunnel nerve compression, joint arthritis, sacroiliac joint issues, trigger finger, trigger thumb, intercostal nerve issues, diabetic neuropathy, ganglion cyst, fracture ribs, plantar fasciitis, occipital nerve issues, shingles, and many more. Because of his expertise Dr. Dieguez Jr. receives referral from many physicians in Saint Augustine and the surrounding area, including family doctors, primary care physicians, neurologist, all the major local orthopedic groups and even the Mayo Clinic. He feels honor for the trust that these physicians have placed in him. 

 

Other Modalities. 

In his constant pursuit to increase his armamentarium to treat his patients, Dr. Dieguez  trained at the University of Miami Department of Complementary Medicine in the ancient art of Medical Acupuncture. He feels honor to have learned this modality under the tutelage of the distinguished Chinese Professor Dr.Fu Di, now Vice President of the prestigious Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years in China. It originated in China more than 2000 years ago, making it one of the oldest and most commonly used medical procedures in the world. Modern western medical theory cannot be ignored however, but combining it with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) may have added benefits. UCLA continues to use acupuncture as one of its main modalities for the relief of many chronic musculoskeletal conditions. 

 

Cutting Edge Technology. 

He strongly believes in bringing to his patient other alternative beside prescribing addictive controlled substances such as Opioids and others. As of July first of 2019 it is required by the Florida legislator that patient be offered these alternative for their treatment of their joint and or spine uncomfortable conditions. The goal is to try to address the opioid abuse problem we have in Florida.

We are proud to offer to our patients Interventional Orthopedic Medicine techniques using orthobiologics and other natural products.  Additionally he will offer other precision guided injections for joint and spine conditions in addition to Electrotherapy, Medical Acupuncture and also orthotics that can be very beneficial for certain conditions. All are cutting edge, and  non-operative alternative for the treatment of many, musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritic joints, ligament and tendon injuries such as rotator cuff tears, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, and many other ligaments and sports injuries.  We are proud to have introduced the most advanced interventional orthopedic techniques to Saint Augustine and Northeast Florida. 

Our Goals.

Attention to the patient's comfort and well being is assured during every step of the visit to Dr. Dieguez's office. Simply put, "preceding, during and following treatment of your condition, his staff and Dr. Dieguez will make every effort to see that you received the best and most sensitive care available". At your scheduled appointment time, you can be assured that you will be seen on time without any undue delays. Please visit the office Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WellnessAndRegenerativeMD/ for upcoming schedule events, additional information about the office, and interesting videos about common procedures.  We have a new  Phone number (904) 824-0955.  Call us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dieguez. You will be glad you did!