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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.

  • Health Coaching
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Weight Loss Advocates
  • Bariatric Surgery

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 over 10 years with experience in Orthopedics, Trauma, Medical/Surgical, and Vascular Surgery, and currently holds her bachelor’s degree in the science of nursing from Polk State College and master’s degree in Healthcare Systems Engineering from 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 / Bariatric Movement Coach

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