Health Notes 3-26-21
Florida Skin Center hires Peterson
Florida Skin Center, skin care specialists that provide a full range of medical and cosmetic dermatological care, has announced that Shana Peterson, PA-C, has joined the practice. Peterson is a certified physician assistant specializing in general and cosmetic dermatology.
Peterson joins Florida Skin Center from New Mexico, where she worked for a large dermatology practice as a medical provider, diagnosing and treating all skin conditions, including skin cancer.
Peterson graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in biology and earned a master of science degree in physician assistant studies from DeSales University in Pennsylvania. Upon completing formal education and training, she began her career as a provider for a dermatology office near her hometown in Pennsylvania. She developed an extensive background in skin health, expanding to laser and cosmetic procedures.
Florida Skin Center has offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres and Punta Gorda. All locations offer readily available same-week and early-morning appointments. Fort Myers and Cape Coral offices open on select Saturdays. Appointment scheduling and text messaging available online at FloridaSkinCenter.com or call 239-561-3376. Follow Florida Skin Center on Facebook and Instagram.
Two Doctor’s Choice Home Care locations receive patient satisfaction awards
Doctor’s Choice Home Care Inc. has received Fazzi Associates’ Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Patient Satisfaction 2020 Award of Distinction for its Fort Myers and Englewood locations.
The award is presented annually to home health organizations subscribed to Fazzi Associates’ Patient Satisfaction Service, and that demonstrate superior performance in overall patient satisfaction.
Consideration for the award was based on results from Fazzi Associates’ Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey, specifically responses to questions about overall satisfaction and likelihood of recommending. Results indicated that Doctor’s Choice Home Care, Inc. placed in the top 25% of Fazzi’s national database.
For more information about Doctor’s Choice Home Care, Inc., visit www.doctorschoicefl.com or call 833-AT-DOCTORS (283-6286).
Headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, Doctor’s Choice Home Care, Inc. is an independent home care agency. Led by an experienced group of clinical leaders and trusted professionals, Doctor’s Choice provides expertise in hospital-to-home transitions, recovery, and the management of chronic illnesses.
For more information, please visit www.doctorschoicefl.com or call 833-AT-DOCTORS (283-6286).
Millennium Physician Group pre-registering patients for COVID-19 vaccines
Millennium Physician Group has once again rallied around its patients during this pandemic to now offer Millennium patients the opportunity to pre-register themselves for the COVID-19 vaccine. Patients sign up and are then notified when it’s time to get the shot.
All Millennium patients have to do is visit https://MillenniumPhysician.com/ to be directed to the vaccine self-registration website. Once on the website, patients will be prompted to enter some basic information to be automatically placed in line. Once a vaccine becomes available, patients will receive an email or text prompting them to choose a time, date and location at which to get vaccinated.
Millennium Physician Group is a comprehensive, independent physician group in Florida with more than 130 locations in 19 Florida counties. With more than 500 healthcare providers, Millennium offers primary care, specialty care, walk-in centers, imaging centers, labs and more.
Learn more at: MillenniumPhysician.com.
Florida Skin Center now offering sclerotherapy
Florida Skin Center, skin care specialists that provide a full range of medical and cosmetic dermatological care, announced that it is now offering sclerotherapy to treat spider veins.
Spider veins are small red or blue veins. They lie close to the surface of the skin and tend to resemble tree branches or spider patterns. Spider veins occur on the legs, but can also be found on the face, and they tend to be painless.
Each sclerotherapy treatment takes approximately 30 minutes to complete (depending on the size of the treatment area) and you will start seeing results in as little as 4 weeks. Individual results may vary depending on vein severity, skin tone and number of treatments.
Sclerotherapy appointments are available at Florida Skin Center’s Fort Myers and Cape Coral offices.
Appointment scheduling and text messaging available online at FloridaSkinCenter.com or call 239-561-3376. Follow Florida Skin Center on Facebook and Instagram.
Signature Hope Hospice fundraiser set to ‘Shine’ in 2021
The second annual Shine fundraiser for Hope Hospice is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 15, at 5 p.m., at the historic Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers.
The outdoor event will feature riverside cocktails, dining, entertainment and a live auction to support Hope’s mission of providing comforting care to everyone living with serious illness. Shine will be hosted safely, with the appropriate recommended measures in place, to ensure the well-being of all guests.
State Rep. Jenna Persons-Mulicka and former State Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto will return for a second year to serve as the fundraiser’s chairs. More than 250 guests attended the inaugural Shine event in 2019, which raised $440,000 to benefit Hope.
To learn about sponsorship opportunities or to request an invitation to the event, call 239-985-7758. Hope Hospice is a not-for-profit health care organization dedicated to providing care and comfort to every individual and their loved ones as they fulfill life’s journey. For more information, visit MoreHope.org
Lee Health welcomes 8 resident physicians on Match Day 2021
Eight new family medicine residents will begin their training at Lee Health through The Florida State University College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program.The first-year residents were announced at the annual Match Day celebration on Friday, March 19.
The new residents include:
* Sandy Bolis, DO, Edward via College of Osteopathic Medicine
* Jessica Byas, MD, St. George’s University SOM
* Danielle Ferra, DO, Edward via College of Osteopathic Medicine
* Laura Hart, DO, Edward via College of Osteopathic Medicine
* Deliabell Hernandez, MD, Wayne State University SOM
* Nicole Jimenez, MD, Florida State University COM
* Stacy Stephen, MD, Government Medical College Kottayam
* Audrey Wagner, MD, University of Missouri-Columbia SOM
The residency program, based at Lee Memorial Hospital with The Florida State University College of Medicine as its institutional sponsor, accepts eight new doctors each year for a three-year residency. Medical school graduates are required to complete residency training in their specialty of choice to become independently practicing physicians.
These new resident physicians were selected after a rigorous vetting and interview process of the more than 1,500 applications received from U.S. medical students and physicians from around the world for the 8 available positions.
Lee Health launched the residency program in 2012 to address the shortage of primary care physicians in Southwest Florida.
About 60 percent of family medicine residents practice medicine in the same area where they undergo training. Of the 32 Lee Health program graduates, 19 (59 percent) have chosen to remain in Southwest Florida to practice.