Choosing a primary care doctor can be a tough decision, no matter who you are. Even if you’re a doctor.  “It’s one thing I think everyone struggles with,” said Dr. Deborah Stewart, a senior medical dire [...]

For most of the year, people have been feeling the pressure of the life that COVID-19 has brought. Months of staying in our homes, which have doubled as offices for our work and classrooms for our kids. We’ve leaned heavily on technology like Zoom to be able to see our family and friends, but it’s not the same as a hug or a handshake. And we’ve felt it. Some more than others. We’ve been [...]

For decades, Black people have been less likely to get a flu shot than those from many other races. And the percentages in Florida are among the lowest in the country. The Center for Disease Control and Prev [...]

Before the sun rises, Marisa Langford likes to take a walk with Buddy, her family’s 3-year-old labradoodle. It’s often the calm before the start of her busy day as a mother of four, wife, full-time national partnership manager and popular mommy blogger. [...]

Irene Seidt hadn’t heard from one of her elderly diabetic patients in a while, so she reached out to check on him. Seidt wanted to tell him that she and others in the Florida Blue Centers were working from their homes due to COVID-19 concerns. She wanted to see if he was taking the precautions they had talked about. And she wanted him to know that although hi [...]

Penny Shaffer found herself surrounded as she was painting the frame around patio doors at a home in South Florida. There were a couple of first responders painting the ceiling right above her. Nearby, people were changing the home’s yellow exterior walls to white. Not far away, there were folks building a pergola and others adding new landscaping. To make the cramped area feel even tig [...]

A woman and her 29-year-old son walked into a Florida Blue Center looking for a health insurance plan to better serve his needs for a rare condition he’s had since he was 2. They left the Tallahassee center with life-changing help. Tumors have been growing throughout the man’s body for 27 years. His premiums and prescription costs with a plan from another company were high. Plus [...]

Last year’s flu season was one of the longest in the 40 years the government has been keeping track of the data. The season before was the deadliest, with about 80,000 people dying. And still, fewer than hal [...]

Not long after Jeanne Moman began as one of the first eight community specialists for Florida Blue, she heard a heartbreaking story. A mother who lost a child was struggling with her crushing grief. The woman needed one-on-one counseling but didn’t have reliable transportation or a computer. “This was not just handing someone a list and saying, ‘Look it up,’” said Moman, who beg [...]

As Dr. Kelli Wells talked about the recent spate of fatal vibriosis cases, she clearly wasn’t overly concerned. In fact, her children were at the beach at the time. Wells, who is Florida Blue’s senior medica [...]

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