Health Plans Selected For The Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Managed Medical Assistance Program

Health Plans Selected For The Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Managed Medical Assistance Program

  The Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) selected the health plans it will contract with for the Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) program. The Agency selected 10 general, non-specialty MMA plans via a competitive bidding process. In addition, the Agency selected five companies to provide specialty plans, including specialty plans focused on HIV/AIDS, child welfare […]

Ocala Regional May Have Caused A Fathers Death

Ocala Regional May Have Caused A Fathers Death

OCALA, Florida — Recent allegations among healthcare facilities seems to be the topic in every Facebook status in the past month. First Polliwog Dental and most recently Ocala Regional Medical Center.       Ocala Regional Medical Center was recently investigated by the Agency for Health Care Administration and found that laws had been broken […]

Motrin Infants’ Drops Recall Alert September 2013

Motrin Infants’ Drops Recall Alert September 2013

  Recall Alert — September 6, 2013 – McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. (“McNeil”) is voluntarily recalling at the retail level three lots, approximately 200,000 bottles, of Concentrated MOTRIN® Infants’ Drops Original Berry Flavor 1/2 fl oz bottles distributed in the United States (see full product list below). This recall is being conducted […]

Medical license suspended for Polliwog Dental owner, Michael Tarver

Medical license suspended for Polliwog Dental owner, Michael Tarver

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Post first ran a story on Polliwog Dental on August 30, 2013, after the owner, Michael Tarver, lashed out directly toward Medicaid patients. Polliwog Dental was investigated by the DEA back in July for suspicion of overmedicating children. Specifically using Demerol to sedate and “control” children whom Mr. Tarver felt were […]

Marion County Tuberculosis Health Alert Update

Marion County Tuberculosis Health Alert Update

This in an update in regards to the tuberculosis outbreak in the Ocala-Marion County area. We reached out to the Department of Health (DOH) and we have received further information.     Mr. Ackerman, the Public Information Officer for the Department of Health in Marion County said, “None of the 12 people who tested positive […]

Tuberculosis Health Alert Marion County

Tuberculosis Health Alert Marion County

Ocala – Marion County – After a Marion High School Student tested positive for tuberculosis back in August, Marion County is now investigating 12 more cases. According to the Health Department, 12 more cases have been confirmed. The Marion County Health Department said that family members, friends, classmates, and teachers from both North Marion High […]

Florida And Mosquitoes – Know The Facts

Florida And Mosquitoes – Know The Facts

As the populations in Florida increases so does the threat of diseases, especially from mosquitoes. Mosquitoes in Florida carry four types of virus called arboviruses.         These viruses are; St. Louis encephalitis (SLE), Eastern equine encephalomyelitis(EEE), Western equine encephalitis , and West Nile Virus (WN).   SLE is the most common of […]

Immunization – Back To School Germs

Immunization – Back To School Germs

With summer vacation winding down, it’s not just back to school for kids… It’s also back to school for germs. The Marion County Health Department will be holding a special back-to-school immunization clinic to help parents get their kids ready for the start of a new school year. The clinic will be located at 1801 […]

CDC Warns Of Cyclospora Outbreak

CDC Warns Of Cyclospora Outbreak

Two confirmed cases of Cyclospora infection were reported to the Centers for Disease Control back on June 28th, 2013 after residents in Iowa became ill in June with no history of international travel 14 days prior to the onset of illness. The CDC has since been working with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and […]

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