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Veterans Health System Targets Improvements
Programs designed to decrease wait times for veterans and provide research opportunities
September 25, 2016 :: Read

UnitedHealthcare Hosts Medicare Education Expo
Residents learn about Medicare, health as the annual open enroolment period approaches
September 18, 2016 :: Read

New Medicare Models Shift Health Care Focus
Hospitals will receive payments for their quality of care, not simply the quantity of services
September 11, 2016 :: Read

Urologist Offers New Life-Changing Devices
Spanner stent and Mona Lisa Touch Laser to improve quality of life for those 50 and older
September 4, 2016 :: Read

Basham Joins Staffs at Mulberry Care Center
New nurse practitioner says really listening to patients makes a huge difference
August 28, 2016 :: Read

WomenHeart Advocates For Change in Legislation
Group strives to raise awareness about cardiac rehabilitation programs
August 21, 2016 :: Read

Evergreen Wellness Holds First Event in The Villages
Keynote speaker stresses the importance of relationships with primary care physicians
August 14, 2016 :: Read

Patients Checking Into Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealthcare agents are clearing up misconceptions, Villages Health providers say
August 9, 2016 :: Read

Interactive Effort to Help Seniors Enjoy Better Lives
Evergreen Wellness plans events, complementary website offering tips for a healthier lifestyle
August 7, 2016 :: Read

New Drug Offers Hope For Parkinson's Patients
FDA approves medication that could help those who experience hallucinations
July 31, 2016 :: Read

Villages Health Physicians Tout Superior Quality Scores
Doctors say they appreciate being recognized for making preventive care a staple
July 24, 2016 :: Read

The Villages Health Moves To Medicare Advantage
Chief medical officer says the decision assures better care, sustainability for the practice into the future
July 17, 2016 :: Read

Miller Joins Staff at Pinellas Care Center
New nurse practitioner says her nursing background pays off when treating patients
July 10, 2016 :: Read

Health Care Providers Deal With Drug Shortages
More than 150 medications are considered in low supply nationwide
July 3, 2016 :: Read

Summer Starts With Yoga and A Splash
From quiet exercise to sharing plenty of laughs and cooling off in style, it was a day that Villagers won't soon forget
June 26, 2016 :: Read

Villagers Invited to Attend Yoga on the Square Event
Tuesday's event at Lake Sumter Landing Market Square is free, open to the public
June 19, 2016 :: Read

Lundy Joins Staff at Colony Care Center
New nurse practitioner spent 20 years as a nurse working in critical care and emergency rooms
June 12, 2016 :: Read

Neurosurgeon Joins Central Florida Health
Army veteran Dr. Harry Weiser says he's excited to be practicing medicine in The Villages
June 5, 2016 :: Read

Hospital Providers Offer Thoughts on Expansion
Central Florida Health officials discuss the importance of providing excellent patient care
May 29, 2016 :: Read

Rehab Director Shares Thoughts on New Facility

May 22, 2016 :: Read

Physician Inspires Others Through Weight-Loss Battle
Dr. Frank Melidona tests a pilot program with patients seeking healthier lifestyles
May 15, 2016 :: Read

New Physician Kaplan Joins Pinellas Care Team
Longtime doctor says he appreciates how The Villages Health stresses primary care
May 8, 2016 :: Read

Education Important in Battle Against Diabetes
Eating healthy, physical activity among top goals for those battling disease
May 1, 2016 :: Read

New Physician Sahai Joins Villages Health
Primary care doctor practicing at Mulberry Grove Case Center after moving here from Arizona
April 24, 2016 :: Read

Alzheimer's Versus Normal Memory Loss
Earlier detection can be critical in slowing down the progression of the disease
April 17, 2016 :: Read

CFHA's Spencer Offers Thoughts on Health Care

April 10, 2016 :: Read

Nurse Practitioner Johnson Joins Pinellas Care Center
Former Cape Girardeau, Missouri, resident says she's thrilled to be a part of The Villages Health
April 3, 2016 :: Read

Villages Health Providers Offer Thoughts on Practice

March 27, 2016 :: Read

Hospital Chief Offers thoughts on Growth

March 20, 2016 :: Read

Q&A With Oncologists from Florida Cancer Specialists

March 13, 2016 :: Read

New Physician Sudduth Joins Pinellas Care Center
Lifelong Inverness resident says she's enjoying getting to know her new patients
March 6, 2016 :: Read

Providers Offer Thoughts On Health Care Initiative

February 28, 2016 :: Read

Specialty Care Manager Enjoying Opportunity
Longtime administrator Kevin Pizzuti says it's vitally important to always keep the focus on patient-centered care
February 21, 2016 :: Read

Henderson Offers Thoughts on Hospital
CFHA leader weighs in on imporvements, customer service, safety awards
February 14, 2016 :: Read

Medical Providers Offer Thoughts on Patient Care

February 7, 2016 :: Read

Bairossi Joins Staff of Specialty Care Center
General surgeon offers wide array of services, including robotic surgeries
January 31, 2016 :: Read

A Health Care System Like No Other
Villages Health breaks the mold when it comes to patient-centered primary care and preventive measures
January 27, 2016 :: Read

Advice for a Happy New Year
Villages Health providers, area doctors offer tips for staying healthy
January 24, 2016 :: Read

Plans for a Successful Year
Villages Health medical providers share goals, resolutions for 2016
January 17, 2016 :: Read

Path to a Prosperous 2016
Villages Health medical providers, area doctors offer some solid answers
January 10, 2016 :: Read

Plans for the New Year
Villages Health medical providers share their goals and resolutions for 2016
January 3, 2016 :: Read


To a Prosperous 2016
Villages Health providers share plans, goals and resolutions for the new year
December 27, 2015 :: Read

To a Happy, Healthy 2016
Villages Health medical providers share their plans, goals and resolutions for the new year
December 20, 2015 :: Read

Creekside Medical Chief Shares Health Insights

December 13, 2015 :: Read

Physician Offers Thoughts On Medicare Advantage

December 6, 2015 :: Read

Residents Praise Villages Health, Benefits of Medicare Advantage
Villagers Mike and Carol Olenick say they have peace of mind here in Florida's Friendliest Hometown
November 29, 2015 :: Read

Learning the Specifiecs About Medicare Advantage Plans
Pete Clarkson, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement in North/Central Florida, offers answers to frequently asked questions.
November 22, 2015 :: Read

Villages Health Physicians Talk Medicare Advantage
Doctors offer thoughts on benefits of preventive services, data collection and team approach to health care
November 15, 2015 :: Read

Residents Say They're Thrilled With Care from Villages Health
Villagers also offer thoughts on UnitedHealthcare's Medicare Advantage plans
November 8, 2015 :: Read

Resident Encourages Use of Villages Health, Medicare Advantage
Patt Reed touts primary-care-driven system, say she's never been healthier
November 1, 2015 :: Read

Patients Offer Praise For Medicare Advantage
Residents say UnitedHealthcare plans offer peace of mind, important preventive measures
October 25, 2015 :: Read

Understanding Medicare Advantage Vs. Original, Fee-for-Service Medicare
Pete Clarkson, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement in North/Central Florida, offers answers to frequently asked questions
October 18, 2015 :: Read

Patients, Doctors Say Villages Health on the Right Path
Recent accolades, national rankings highlight importance of providing patient-centered primary care, officials say
October 11, 2015 :: Read

Learning Medicare Facts Before Open Enrollment
Pete Clarkson, CEO of UnitdHealthcare Medicare & Retirement for North/Central Florida, offers answers to frequently asked questions
October 4, 2015 :: Read

Villages Health Care Patients Offer Praise
Tom and Carol Branham say their UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plan offers them peace of mind
September 27, 2015 :: Read

Villagers Get Advice Prior to Open Enrollment
UnitedHealthcare's Clarkson offers pertinent information for Medicare beneficiaries
September 20, 2015 :: Read

Learn More About Medicare This Week
National Medicare Education Week begins Tuesday in Florida's Friendliest Hometown
September 13, 2015 :: Read

Couple Offer Praise for Doctor, Pinellas Team
Village of Collier residents say they're thrilled with the patient-centered care they receive
September 6, 2015 :: Read

Learning the Facts About Different Medicare Plans

August 30, 2015 :: Read

Villages Health Patients Share Milestone at Pinellas
Those turning 65 enjoy birthday party, mingle with medical providers in a social setting
August 23, 2015 :: Read

Villages Health Patients Share Milestone Birthday Together at Care Center

August 16, 2015 :: Read

Medicare Patients Praise Villages Health
From fast access to preventive screenings to physicians who listen, Villagers say medical experience here is much different from elsewhere
August 9, 2015 :: Read

Villagers Celebrate as Medicare Hits Milestone
UnitedHealthcare's MedicareStores host parties to celebrate 50 years of landmark health insurance program
August 2, 2015 :: Read

Medical Providers Proud Of National Rankings
Villages Health among top performers in patient satisfaction, quality of care
July 26, 2015 :: Read

Resident Touts Villages Health, His Physician
Stafford says medical experience here is much different than in other communities
July 19, 2015 :: Read

Resident Appreciates The Villages Health
Lancione also a fan of Medicare Advantage plan, preventive care that comes along with it
July 12, 2015 :: Read

Stopyra Learns Valuable Lesson As Paramedic
Villages doctor says experience with special patient taught her to have 'professional skepticism'
July 5, 2015 :: Read

Patients Praise The Vilages Health 'Family'
Charles and Betty Dunn truly appreciate the solid relationship they have with their physician
June 28, 2015 :: Read

Finding Balance, Flexibility On National Yoga Day

June 23, 2015 :: Read

Villagers Invited to Attend Yoga on the Square Event
Wednesday's event at Lake Sumter Landing Market Square is free and open to the public
June 21, 2015 :: Read

Villager Offers Praise for Physician, Level of Care
Villages Health patient also credits Medicare Advantage for helping her stay healthy
June 14, 2015 :: Read

Villages Health Award Proves Efforts are Changing Health Care

June 9, 2015 :: Read

Cloukey Enjoying Role as Pinellas Medical Director
Physician says she came to Villages Health from Boston with leadership position in mind
June 7, 2015 :: Read

It's Official: Our Docs Are Tops
UnitdHealthcare presents Villages Health with prestigious award; organization ranked No. 1 in Florida, among top 4 percent in insurer's nationwide networks
June 6, 2015 :: Read

Medicare Advantage Offers Hospitalist, Nurse Navigators
Villages Health physicians say those two benefits are vitally important for their patients
May 31, 2015 :: Read

Doctors: Medicare Advantage Leads to Better Health Care
Doctors say they appreciate the many ways those plans stress preventive care
May 24, 2015 :: Read

Study: Patients Like Medicare Advantage
Villages Health doctors not surprised by Better Medicare Alliance data
May 17, 2015 :: Read

Turning 65 Is a Reason to Celebrate in The Villages
Each primary care center throws parties for patients marking milestone birthdays
May 10, 2015 :: Read

Emergency Medicine Prepared Kinsey Well
She looked to her dad for inspiration, then applied her experience to her current role
May 3, 2015 :: Read

Stopyra Ready for New Challenge at Mulberry
Goals for new medical director include focus on service, constantly improving practice
April 26, 2015 :: Read

Journey to Become PA Started in an Ambulance
Doyle once served as volunteer paramedic in Pennsylvania
April 19, 2015 :: Read

Where the Jobs Are
How the nation's seniors are driving teh explosive demand for quality health care
April 12, 2015 :: Read

Community Center Offers Screenings, Health Classes
Office, programs popular with area residents who are searching for healthy lifestyle
April 5, 2015 :: Read

Nothing Could Squash Drive to Be Physicians
In their mid-20s, Robert and Helene Aisenstat, primary care doctors with The Villages Health, made a decision that would change their lives.
April 4, 2015 :: Read

They Were Paramedics When EMS Was New
Villages Health physicians recall their days of saving lives on the streets of South Florida
March 15, 2015 :: Read

Lowenkron Joins Staff Of The Villages Health
Physician comes from USF, will oversee quality, outcomes as chief medical officer
March 8, 2015 :: Read

A Better Way to Track The Trends of Patients
Electronic medical record provides critical data and important reminders.
March 1, 2015 :: Read

An Important Tool For Doctor and Patient
Electronic medical records can be key for physicians outside the realm of primary care.
February 22, 2015 :: Read

Added Benefit for Doctors and Patients
Primary care physicians cite multiple advantages of electronic medical record
February 15, 2015 :: Read

Improved access
Villages Health specialists tout benefits of electronic medical records
February 8, 2015 :: Read

Joining the Team
Specialty Care Center Medical Providers Thrilled to Be Part of The Villages Health
February 1, 2015 :: Read

A coordinated effort
Specialty care thriving as part of Villages Health initiative
January 25, 2015 :: Read

A special mission
Villages Health audiologist Pratesi truly understands her patients’ needs
January 18, 2015 :: Read

A new level of care
Partnership with USF continues to pay off with advanced MS treatment
January 11, 2015 :: Read

To a Prosperous 2015
Health providers in America's Healthiest Hometown share their plans, goals and resolutions for the new year
January 4, 2015 :: Read


To a Happy, Healthy 2015
Health providers in America's Healthiest Hometown share their plans, goals and resolutions for the new year
December 28, 2014 :: Read

Healthy alternatives
VHS culinary students offer diabetic-friendly cooking tips during expo
December 21, 2014 :: Read

Community Support
Longtime health care expert Tuckson offers praise for Villages connectedness
December 14, 2014 :: Read

Villages Health Taking Saturday Appointments Starting in January

December 7, 2014 :: Read

Getting Peace of Mind
Villages Health Medicare Advantage patients say plan helps them stay healthy
November 30, 2014 :: Read

Charting a Course For Excellence
Nurse navigators provide extra level of care for Villages Health's Medicare advantage patients
November 23, 2014 :: Read

Becoming 'Dr. You'
'Doctor In The Mirror' author Tuckson offers tips for living longer, healthier lives
November 16, 2014 :: Read

Creative benefits
Medicare Advantage: Preventive care that helps patients in many ways
November 9, 2014 :: Read

A powerful Advantage
Villages Health doctors say Medicare Advantage makes them better
November 1, 2014 :: Read

Empowering patients
Villages Health touts benefits of Medicare Advantage, preventive care
October 26, 2014 :: Read

Villages Health encouraging patients to attend weekly fairs
October 19, 2014 :: Read

Positive changes
Belleview Care Center reopens after renovation
October 12, 2014 :: Read

A show of appreciation
Villages Health hosts first of six events to thank patients for support
October 5, 2014 :: Read

Medicare Q&A
UnitedHealthcare's Clarkson offers pertinent information for beneficiaries
September 28, 2014 :: Read

Learning about Medicare
September 21, 2014 :: Read

Medicare Q&A
UnitedHealthcare's Clarkson offers pertinent information for beneficiaries
September 14, 2014 :: Read

Planning out your health care
National Medicare Education Week coming back to The Villages
September 7, 2014 :: Read

Key communications
Villages Health doctors, physician extenders constantly talking about patients
August 31, 2014 :: Read

A special renovation
Changes at Belleview Care Center designed with patients in mind
August 24, 2014 :: Read

Sharing their knowledge
Villages Health doctors tout benefits of training medical students
August 17, 2014 :: Read

Villages Health plays host to its first USF medical student
August 17, 2014 :: Read

Access to Care
Physician extenders help make patient-centered concept reality
August 10, 2014 :: Read

AAMC chief touts Villages Health primary care initiative
August 3, 2014 :: Read

Extending Care
Villages Health doctors say team members' backgrounds impressive
July 27, 2014 :: Read

Excited about the future
New USF Health leader touts partnership, calls community 'dream' environment
July 20, 2014 :: Read

Perfect partnership
Villages Health doctors say physician extenders play vital role
July 13, 2014 :: Read

Extending the reach
Physician assistants, nurse practitioners key to providing patient access
July 6, 2014 :: Read

A special synergy
For Villages Health providers, teamwork centers around patients
June 29, 2014 :: Read

Specialty care shifts to The Villages Health
June 29, 2014 :: Read

Team Approach
For Villages Health providers, collegiality high on priority list
June 22, 2014 :: Read

Agent of change
Management expert offers insights, advice for Villages Health success
June 15, 2014 :: Read

Tracking Success
Researcher ponders ways data can be collected in study of Villages Health
June 8, 2014 :: Read

The Joy of Flight
USF Health surgeons recall special airborne adventures
Fixing health care: All about Dr. Christine Stopyra
June 1, 2014 :: Read

Educational Bond
USF Health doctors say military medical school offered excellent training
Fixing health care: All about Dr. Paul Daluga
May 25, 2014 :: Read

A need to serve
USF Health specialists credit military with helping to shape their lives
Fixing health care: All about ARNP Ginger Clive
May18, 2014 :: Read

A Special Bond
Health care expert offers praise for Villages Health, social connectedness in community
Fixing health care: All about Dr. Tomas Perez
May 11, 2014 :: Read

Commitment to patients
Longtime health care leader praises Villages Health model, dedication to strong relationships
May 4, 2014 :: Read

Pathway to change
Leading health care researcher says others can learn from The Villages Health model
April 27, 2014 :: Read

Villages Health launches new care center
April 20, 2014 :: Read

Patient-centered care
Medical providers at newest Villages Health facility praised for listening
April 20, 2014 :: Read

Focusing on mental health
Psychiatrist/hospital leader offers thoughts, praise for Villages Health initiative
April 13, 2014 :: Read

Perfect match
Audiologists say primary care setting best place to practice
April 6, 2014 :: Read

Villages Health doctors excited to team up with audiologists
April 6, 2014 :: Read

Labor of love
Audiologists strive to change Villagers' lives by improving their hearing
March 30, 2014 :: Read

Restoring the sounds of life
Villages Health audiologists step in to help patients with hearing issues
March 30, 2014 :: Read

'Exciting' opportunities
Physician/economist says initiative can lead to positive changes in health care
March 23, 2014 :: Read

Joining the team
Patients flock to Mulberry Grove Care Center for grand-opening event
March 16, 2014 :: Read

Walking the walk
Harvard professor: Villages Health on right track with patient-centered care
March 9, 2014 :: Read

Valued Input
Health care expert offers praises for Villages Health model
March 2, 2014 :: Read

Ready to teach the future
Villages Health doctors excited about training USF Health students
February23, 2014 :: Read

Fixing health care: All about Dr. Mariel Gonzalez Mendoza
February16, 2014 :: Read

Wild Olympic ride
Villages Health doctor spent 8 years treating US luge team
February16, 2014 :: Read

The medical directors who oversee care centers for The Villages Health
are excited to CHARGE AHEAD as the organization enters its second year

February 2, 2014 :: Read

Providing care with pride
USF Health celebrates addition of specialty care center
January 26, 2014 :: Read

Leading the charge
Reilly prepares for new role in opening two care centers
January 12, 2014 :: Read

Villages Health has big plans for 2014
January 5, 2014 :: Read


Limiting patient count
Doctors with full panels looking forward to providing excellent care
December 29, 2013 :: Read

Open for Business
Pinellas joins ranks of Villages Health facilities providing primary care in Florida's Friendliest Hometown
December 22, 2013 :: Read

A Special Anniversary
Colony Care Center celebrates year of providing primary care in a different way
December 15,, 2013 :: Read

Solid leap of faith
Jordahls were first medical providers to say 'yes' to Villages Health
December 8,, 2013 :: Read

Fixing health care: All about Dr. Uyen Anh Nguyen
November 10, 2013 :: Read

Taking the reins
Villages Health promotes Noel to Pinellas medical director
November 3, 2013 :: Read

Fixing health care: All about Dr. Catherine Horner
October 27, 2013 :: Read

Fixing health care: All about Dr. Nasseer Masoodi
October 13, 2013 :: Read

$0 premium, $0 co-pay for primary care visits
UnitedHealthcare rolls out Medicare Advantage plan
October 8, 2013 :: Read

New Care Center Welcomes Patients
Santa Barbara becomes second primary care facility to open in The Villages
October 6, 2013 :: Read

Learning to stay healthy
USF Health's Wixted says education big part of wellness
September 29, 2013 :: Read

Shaping the future of health
September 22, 2013 :: Read

Specialists onboard
USF Specialty Care Center nearing completion
September 15, 2013 :: Read

United Healthcare to host Medicare Education Week
September 12, 2013 :: Read

Collaborative care
Villages Health doctors cover for each other to ensure seamless care
September 1, 2013 :: Read

Staying the path
USF Health's interim dean excited about initiative to revamp health care
August 25, 2013 :: Read

Health care with a HEART
August 18, 2013 :: Read

Medical Specialist Piece Quickly Falling Into Place
August 11, 2013 :: Read

Proud Fathers
August 9, 2013 :: Read

In the Villages, USF Health partnership fills missing piece
Tampa Bay Times; August 4, 2013 :: Read

Fixing health care: Getting to know Dr. Susan Hawley
August 4, 2013 :: Read

Fixing health care: Getting to know Dr. Brent Stabler
July 28, 2013 :: Read

Fixing health care: Getting to know Dr. Brooks Betts
July 21, 2013 :: Read

Fixing health care: Getting to know Dr. Christopher Pead
July 14, 2013 :: Read

Searching to find people who love serving people
July 9, 2013 :: Read

Designed with comfort in mind
July 7, 2013 :: Read

Industry Applauds Villages
Medical world taking note of how community is revolutionizing health care
June 30, 2013 :: Read

America's Health Rankings® Senior Report
United Health Foundation®
2013 Edition :: Read

You're Talking, We're Listening
May 29, 2013 :: Read

Fixing health care: Getting to know Dr. J.D. Steed
May 25, 2013 :: Read

Fixing health care: Getting to know Dr. Saul Rosenblum
May 24, 2013 :: Read

Fixing health care: Getting to know Dr. Dave Jordahl
May 23, 2013 :: Read

Fixing health care: Getting to know Dr. Joe Hildner
May 22, 2013 :: Read

Fixing health care: All about Dr. Elliot Sussman
May 21, 2013 :: Read

Paging Dr. Right...
May 20, 2013 :: Read

Fixing Health Care
May 19, 2013 :: Read

Please come along for this health care ride of a lifetime.
May 12, 2013 :: Read

Health Care –– Villages Style
May 9, 2013 :: Read

Work begins on USF Health Specialty Care Center in The Villages
March 11, 2013 :: Read


The Villages Health Survey results are in!
Dr. Donna Petersen -- USF Health
August 21, 2012 :: Read

America's Healthiest Hometown
Putting Patients First
April 25, 2012 :: Read

Needed to fix the health system:
'21st century Dr. Marcus Welbys'
March 25, 2012 :: Read

How Would You Want Your Mother Treated?
That question drives award-winning practice
March 11, 2012 :: Read

America's Healthiest Hometown
The Villages strives to change medical care, bring back days of 'Marcus Welby'
March 10, 2012 :: Read


We want to know what 86,000 Villagers think
Study Strives to Improve Health Across Entire Nation
November 13, 2011 :: Read

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The Villages: Patient-Centered Healthcare In Your Neighborhood