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Health Notes: Boca Regional is back in UnitedHealthcare network

Baptist Health and UnitedHealthcare have agreed to renew United’s network relationship with Boca Raton Regional Hospital, a Baptist property. Beginning Dec. 1, United members enrolled in employer-sponsored, individual, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid benefit plans again had network access to Boca Regional.

The old agreement expired June 30, leaving plan members to find other providers or go out of network.

The BocaCare Physician Network has added neurologist Dr. Svetlana Faktorovich to the staff of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. She specializes in general neurology, neuromuscular medicine, and diagnosing and treating disorders affecting the peripheral nervous system. Those include myasthenia gravis, cervical and lumbar radiculopathy, plexopathy, peripheral neuropathy and myopathy.
Her expertise also includes electromyography/nerve conduction testing, skin biopsy for the diagnosis of small fiber neuropathy, and the use of botulinum toxin for the treatment of neurological ailments that include disorders of muscle tone and migraines.

Faktorovich, board certified in neurology, completed her undergraduate studies at Stony Brook University in New York and received a master of arts in medical sciences from Boston University School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. Her postgraduate training included a residency program in neurology and a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology with a focus in neuromuscular medicine, both at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. She is fluent in English and Russian.

Faktorovich is affiliated with the Marcus Neuroscience Institute and will see patients at 800 Meadows Road in Boca.

Tracy Edelstein was named vice president and chief nursing officer of Bethesda Hospital. Previously, she served as associate vice president of nursing services and interim regional chief nursing officer for Geisinger Health System in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She also served as an adjunct professor of nursing at Carlow University in Pittsburgh.

FoundCare Inc. health care center has been awarded $80,000 by the Promise Fund of Florida to start a program designed to help people with breast and cervical cancer get access to services. The program will cover education about breast and cervical cancer; it will link people at risk to screenings, such as mammograms and Pap tests; and it will help those diagnosed with cancer identify resources to facilitate their treatment and meet other daily needs. 

FoundCare is working with patients from Palm Beach County who receive primary care through FoundCare’s two locations, in central West Palm Beach and North Palm Beach. FoundCare accepts most insurance plans, Medicaid, Medicare, and self-pay is based on income and family size.

FoundCare was named a Health Center Quality Leader by the Health Resources and Services Administration in 2017 and 2018.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 561-432-5849 or visit

Drs. Evan Bergmann and Christy Baggett have joined Cohen Medical Associates of Delray Beach.

Bergmann, a family medicine specialist, completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida and graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine medical school. He served his residency at Palmetto General Hospital.

Baggett is board certified in family medicine. She was a member of the Student Honor Organization during her undergraduate days at the University of Florida. She earned her medical degree at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she also completed a pre-doctoral fellowship in osteopathic principles and practice, emphasizing the musculoskeletal system.

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