New doctor for BayCare
Dr. Yasmeen Hashimie has joined BayCare Medical Group and is affiliated with St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, 4211 Van Dyke Road, in Lutz. Dr. Hashimie is board certified in internal medicine, and specializes in general hematology and oncology. She speaks Hindi, and her clinical practice emphasizes patient and family centered care. Dr. Hashimie is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, the American Medical Women’s Association, the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association and the Gold Humanism Honor Society.
The annual Medicare Advantage (MA) OEP runs Jan. 1 to March 31 each year, which allows individuals enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan as of Jan. 1 to make a one-time election to another MA plan or return to Original Medicare and a standalone Medicare Part D plan (PDP).
This enrollment period does not allow for Part D changes for individuals enrolled in Original Medicare.
To find out more about the Medicare Special Enrollment periods and how to change a plan, call SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) at 727-217-8111.
AdventHealth’s West Florida Division hospitals are again restricting visitation to one visitor per day, in an effort to keep the community safe and limit the spread of COVID-19, according to a news release.
Visitation restrictions began on Jan. 17, for Tampa Bay hospital locations only.
These hospitals include: AdventHealth Carrollwood, AdventHealth Dade City; AdventHealth North Pinellas; AdventHealth Tampa; AdventHealth Wesley Chapel; and AdventHealth Zephyrhills.
Masks are required for anyone in the listed AdventHealth hospitals, regardless of vaccination status.
Visitors are encouraged to review each hospital’s website for more information.
The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk counties and local not-for-profit hospitals are joining efforts as the All4HealthFL Collaborative, to conduct a comprehensive surey to understand the needs of the communities so they can be addressed, according to a news release.
The 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) survey for the four-county region is now open online until Feb. 28, and anyone in the community can answer the survey (participation is anonymous).
The survey contains questions relating to access to health care, mental health, food insecurity, and overeall health and well-being.
Results from the survey will help inform efforts by all members of the All4HealthFL Collaborative to improve community health.
To take the survey, visit bit.ly/healthsurvey2022.