A few photos from the Fearless Caregiver Conference in Cooper City, Florida!
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Congratulations to Katie Riston, Mobile Physician Services, Business Development Manager, on being re-elected to the Better Living for Seniors – Pinellas Board of Directors, as a Member at Large.
The Better Living for Seniors Consortium is a group of professionals who work with seniors. BLS was created in 1988 in affiliation with the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc. There is a Board of Directors and five committees. BLS proudly represents over 300 members who serve seniors in Pinellas County, Florida. The members of BLS play a critical role in its success. Members volunteer their time to be on committees, gather together to share information, network, educate and refer business to each other.
BLS Mission Statement:
“The Better Living for Seniors Consortium will promote continuing service excellence to seniors through proactive, visionary, and ethical leadership in networking, education and collaboration.” https://blspinellas.org/
Tampa, FL – Saturday, November 10th was an amazing morning with a great and inspirational group of people. The 2018 Tampa Heart Walk raised $4.3 Million, the most ever in its 25-year history. 35,000 people came out to Raymond James Stadium to support the Heart Walk. The money raised not only helps patients in our own community, but also funds lifesaving research and education for adults and children at risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The day was a powerful reminder of the reason for everything we do: to have a positive, meaningful and enduring impact on people’s lives.
Thank you to everyone who donated and cheered our MPS Team on. This was important to us as we came together to fight heart disease and stroke. The Heart Walk event is over, but you can still donate. Please visit our team fundraising page and donate now http://www2.heart.org/goto/MobilePhysicianServices
Charity Food Drive Benefitting Metropolitan Ministries.
Metropolitan Ministries provides 2,500 hot meals a day to our homeless and at risk neighbors in addition to providing food to families through their campus pantry. Donations will help alleviate hunger for children and their families throughout Tampa Bay.
Spread the word and help make a positive impact on someone’s life.
Non-perishable food collection drop-off containers will be located in the MPS office lobby, please consider supporting this important drive by donating items.
Mobile Physician Services, 6804 Cecelia Drive, New Port Richey, FL 34653
Needed Items: Most needed items in bold.
- Canned Meat
- Canned Fruit
- Peanut Butter
- Boxed Cereal
- Bottled Water
- Pasta/ Pasta Sauce
- Boxed Jell-O
- Baby Food (Formula/ Cereal/ Jars).
Drop-off Dates and Times:
- Monday-Friday, November 5-9th, 9:00am-4:00pm
- Monday-Friday, November 12-16th, 9:00am-4:00pm
- Monday-Tuesday, November 19-20th, 9:00am-4:00pm
- Wednesday, November 21st, 9:00am-3:00pm
- Friday, November 23rd, 9:00am-4:00pm
- Monday-Thursday, November 26-29th, 9:00am-4:00pm
- Friday, November 30th, 9:00am-12:00pm
The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against influenza is to get a flu vaccine every flu season. Flu is a contagious respiratory disease that can lead to serious illness. The CDC recommends everyone six months and older get an annual flu vaccine. At Mobile Physician Services, we have the Flu vaccine available. Plus, we can give family members of our patients’ flu shots. For more information on receiving a flu vaccination from Mobile Physician Services, call 855-232-0644.
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At Mobile Physician Services, we see patients in Alachua, Broward, Citrus, Collier, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Marion, Manatee, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Osceola, Orange, Sarasota, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia counties of Florida. As MPS continues to grow, new counties are being added. Our physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners visit our patients at their homes, as well as at Assisted Living Facilities.
Contact us for more information.
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For 2019 Medicare coverage, from October 15 through December 7, 2018, anyone who has a Medicare plan can change health care plans. During this time, known as the Annual Enrollment Period, you may make a change to your Medicare coverage.
Before you make any changes to your plans, make sure that your current health care providers are still in the plan’s provider network. If you are not sure, call your provider’s office to see what plans they will be accepting in 2019.
For more information on Medicare Enrollment, visit www.cms.gov
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is required to remove Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards by April 2019. A new, unique Medicare Number is replacing the SSN-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) on each new Medicare card. Since April 2018, CMS has been mailing new Medicare cards to all people with Medicare on a flow basis, based on geographic location and other factors.
According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, each year in the U.S., about 237,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women and about 2,100 in men. About 41,000 women and 450 men in the U.S. die each year from breast cancer.
The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is an organization made up of doctors and disease experts who look at research on the best way to prevent diseases and make recommendations on how doctors can help patients avoid diseases or find them early.
USPSTF recommends that women who are 50 to 74 years old and are at average risk for breast cancer get a mammogram every two years. Women who are 40 to 49 years old should talk to their doctor or other health care professional about when to start and how often to get a mammogram. Women should weigh the benefits and risks of screening tests when deciding whether to begin getting mammograms before age 50.
Mobile Physician Services, Inc.
6804 Cecelia Drive
New Port Richey, FL 34653
Toll-free: (855) 232-0644
Fax: (888) 546-0488