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Programs and incentives for healthy lifestyle changes

Manatee YourChoice offers various programs that are all designed to provide guidance, support and incentive to members wanting to make lifestyle changes for weight loss.

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Weight Loss Advocates
  • Holiday Challenge: Maintain Your Weight

We also recommend:

  • Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less Program
  • Profile by Sanford
  • Weight Watchers

Meet Your Weight Loss Advocates

Jennifer Ruiz, RN

Nurse Advocate

Prior to joining YourChoice Health Plan, Jennifer worked in a primary care office for Tampa General Hospital as the office RN for six providers. She has worked in healthcare for 10 years with experience in Orthopedics, Trauma, Medical/Surgical, and Vascular Surgery, and is currently pursing her graduate degree in Healthcare Systems Engineering at the University of Central Florida.

Jennifer Ruiz

Florey Miller, MS, RD, CDE

Registered Dietitian / Diabetes Educator

Florey is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and has been a Certified Diabetes Educator since 1999. Her background includes working as clinical dietitian for Blake Medical Center, as diabetes educator at Doctors Hospital and she had a private practice in a cooking school. Click here to schedule an appointment online.

Florey Miller

Julie Drackett

Fitness Coordinator

A Florida native and raised here in Bradenton, Julie has had a love for fitness and exercise since childhood. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science from University of South Florida and ran a fitness center in Sun City Center for over 10 years.

Julie Drackett

Randi McDowall, LCSW

LAMP Supervisor & Care Coordinator

Randi is the Supervisor and Care Coordinator for the Behavioral Health Program (LAMP). She has been practicing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida for 20 years and holds a Master’s in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University.

Randi McDowall