Looking back, it’s been a challenging year. None of us could have imagined how much the COVID-19 pandemic would change every aspect of our daily lives. Through it all, it’s been inspiring to see the compassion, resilience and determination demonstrated across every corner of our communities. We’ve all come together to be there for each other when we needed each other the most. Now is a time to look forward. All around us, there are moments of hope that show we are turning a corner on this pandemic. Many businesses are reopening. Schools are preparing to resume in-person...

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March 31, 2021

It’s National Doctors’ Day, an annual celebration of physicians and the work they do in our communities. For many reasons, it’s an occasion that is near and dear to my heart. I chose to pursue a career in medicine after a childhood spent watching my father, also a physician, tirelessly care for his patients. His dedication and depth of knowledge were inspiring. Today, I am equally inspired by so many of our team members at GuideWell who are using their time, talent and expertise as doctors to help our members and patients in a wide variety of roles. Whether in a clinical setting or serving...

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We continue to see a steady increase in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations across the country. So far, more than 44 million people have received at least one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Among the first phase of people receiving the vaccination are frontline health care workers. While supplies are still very limited – even to this population – many of our own GuideWell Health team members have gotten their first shot. After persistent efforts with the Department of Health, Diagnostic Clinic Medical Group – or DCMG – was able to secure a supply of...

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February 25, 2021 vaccine, COVID19, frontline workers

By: Lissette Campos, Enterprise Communications The notes are in different sizes and colors. Some are on sticky notes. And then there are the stick people drawings that look like they came from kids. This is what an outpouring of thanks from patients looks like. This is GuideWell Emergency Doctors. This week, the innovative medical practice expanded from Central Florida into the Tampa Bay region, opening its doors at 4748 North Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa. It’s the first of six coming to Hillsborough and Pinellas counties this year...

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January 28, 2021 guidewell emergency doctors

By: Lissette Campos, Enterprise Communications New medical facility provides access to top board-certified emergency doctors at one-third the costs and 50% less wait time The first of six GuideWell Emergency Doctors in the Tampa Bay area opened today. The innovative new medical facility combines the technology and medical personnel associated with a hospital ER and the convenience and low-cost of an urgent care clinic. The medical facilities are operated and staffed by Crucial Care. GuideWell Emergency Doctors is equipped with on-site...

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January 25, 2021 guidewell emergency doctors

By: Sonya Ferris, Enterprise Communications He was standing on a ladder to clean out a roof drain when the unthinkable happened. Kevin*, a 47-year-old man from North Florida, lost his balance and fell to the ground, fracturing both elbows, his left shoulder, and left kneecap upon impact. The injuries were so severe that he spent 19 days hospitalized at a local trauma center and rehab hospital and required five surgeries. Kevin’s wife and father, John*, immediately became his caregivers—and realized they would need help navigating the complexities of the health system....

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December 8, 2020 nurse, health advocate

Health care is an ever-changing industry that thrives on innovation. And that innovation leads to healthier children, healthier families and healthier communities. I’m proud that GuideWell continues to be an innovative leader, dedicated to finding new ways to provide quality health care that remains affordable. To do this, we’re collaborating with companies that are leaders in their fields to ensure our members receive high-quality care that is both innovative and affordable. We’re working with meQuilibrium, which uses insights driven by data to help people build...

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This year has brought many challenges to our industry. But for GuideWell, 2020 is so much more than a story of tribulations. It’s a story of how we’ve overcome adversity in powerful and meaningful ways. You may recall last December, we highlighted our enterprise’s 10 big wins for 2019. I find it only fitting to carry on this tradition this year by highlighting how we’re staying true to our mission through an unprecedented year. This is what reimagining the future of health care looks...

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There’s no more important time to have affordable quality health care coverage than in the midst of a crisis like COVID-19. We kept that in mind as our team prepared for the annual Open Enrollment Period for 2021. Our members’ needs have changed from even just a year ago. That’s why we expanded myBlue, our most affordable plan, to 36 counties. We made sure our premiums are even more affordable in 2021. We increased the amount members can earn in rewards incentives. And virtual health will play a more prominent role than ever – so we’ve got members covered...

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November 19, 2020 open enrollment, health coverage

As COVID-19 cases topped 10 million across the country last week, and hospitalizations hit an all-time high, we are hearing some encouraging news. The drug manufacturer Pfizer has announced that early data indicates its coronavirus vaccine is more than 90% effective. They’re seeking emergency use authorization, which could make the vaccine available to some before the end of the year. And the FDA has issued emergency authorization for an Eli Lilly antibody therapy to treat mild to moderate cases. That said, there has never been a more important time to make sure we’re doing...

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