Dr. Dieguez, Jr. is an anesthesiologist who has practiced medicine in St. Augustine since 1988. 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 graduated from in 1906. Recently, the 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 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.
In his 29 years in St. Augustine, he initially practiced at the old Saint Augustine Hospital. He provided anesthetic care and ICU care for all types of major surgical cases, utilizing both general and regional anesthesia. He was a pioneer in St. Augustine providing post surgical pain control utilizing interventional techniques, more specifically epidural analgesia after major surgical cases like Aortic Aneurysm repair, Whipple Procedures for pancreatic cancer and femoro-popliteal bypass. 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 acute and chronic musculoskeletal painful conditions. As an anesthesiologist and with his surgical background, he has always been dedicated to the relief of patients that suffer from acute and chronic musculoskeletal painful conditions, by utilizing his skills in regional anesthesia and surgery.
At present Dr. Dieguez, Jr., while still holding privileges at Flagler Hospital, is dedicated full time to the care of patients suffering from both acute and chronic painful musculoskeletal conditions at his own private office, located in the Flagler Hospital campus Reuben J. Plant Building, Suite #4, at 120 Health Park Blvd. in St. Augustine, FL 32086, next to the Flagler Wellness Center and the Healing Arts Urgent Care walk-in clinic. There, in his modern, fully equipped, top-of-the-line Interventional Procedures suite, he carries out the full gamut of procedures, such as precision fluoroscopically and ultrasound guided injections directed at the relief of chronic conditions, on a daily basis. He helps his patients find relief from such chronic painful conditions as: sciatica, spinal stenosis, back strain, back discomfort, failed back surgery, tailbone discomfort, herniated disc, spine fractures, hip bursitis, shoulder bursitis, rotator cuff tear, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbows, muscle strain, carpal tunnel, nerve compression, joint arthritis, sacroiliac joint discomfort, trigger finger, trigger thumb, intercostal neuralgia, diabetic neuropathy, ganglion cyst, fracture rib discomfort, plantar fasciitis, occipital neuralgia, shingles, post herpetic neuralgia and many other conditions.
Because of his expertise and reputation, Dr. Dieguez receives calls from patient both locals and from far away wanting to come in for a consultation. Additionally he gets routinely referrals from many physicians in St. Augustine and the surrounding areas, including family doctors, primary care physicians, neurologist, all the major local orthopedic groups and even the Mayo Clinic. He is honored by the trust that these physicians have placed upon him.
In his constant pursuit to increase his armamentarium to treat his patients, Dr. Dieguez also trained at the University of Miami Department of Complementary Medicine in the ancient art of Medical Acupuncture. He is honored 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, FL. Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years. It originated in China more than 2,000 years ago. This makes the practice of acupuncture one of the oldest and most commonly used medical procedures in the world. Modern western medical theory cannot be ignored, but combining it with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has added benefits. Such medical establishments like UCLA continue to use acupuncture as one of its main modalities for the relief of many chronic musculoskeletal conditions.
Additionally, we are proud to be the only full time facility in Saint Augustine, Florida with a local doctor (not a traveling doctor) to offer our patients Interventional Orthopedic Procedures to treat their arthritic conditions using Regenerative Medicine including Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Autologous Adult Stem Cell Therapy with Liposuction and Fat transfer and bone marrow concentrate (BMC). This cutting edge revolutionary treatments allows us to offer our patients non-surgical natural treatment alternatives for their painful musculoskeletal conditions. The conditions include any arthritic joint, ligament and tendon injuries, joint meniscus tears, muscle tears, pecific tendon injuries like rotator cuff tears, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, etc. and other ligaments and sports injuries. The stem cells are obtained from the patient's own blood, bone marrow or fatty tissues to avoid risk of allergic reaction or disease transmission.
Attention to the patient’s comfort and well being is assured during every step of a visit to Dr. Dieguez’s office. When you schedule an appointment with Dr. Dieguez you will not see a nurse practitioner or a physician assistant, you will see him personally and he will spend with you all the needed time to make sure all your questions are answered to your satisfaction. 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.” When you schedule an appointment, you can be assured that you will be seen on time, without any undue delays. Call today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dieguez at (904) 827-1455. You will be glad you did! Please visit the office Facebook page for upcoming scheduled events, additional information about the office, and interesting videos about common procedures.