GuideWell Health

Get to Know Dr. Elana Schrader

Author: Sonya Ferris, Enterprise Communications

She grew up with an outstanding role model: a physician father utterly devoted to serving his patients, with an equally impressive command of his subject matter. From watching his example, Elana Schrader, M.D., Senior Vice President, Health Care Services and President, GuideWell Health, realized at a young age that fulfillment comes from serving others—and knowledge creates the opportunity to do so.

She’s been living by that motto ever since.

In her current role at GuideWell, Elana leads the health care delivery business for the enterprise. She is also responsible for the development of the overarching clinical strategy for Florida Blue and leading clinical activities including care and quality management, pharmacy, health promotions and wellness, care partners and vendors and a new area focused on behavioral health.

GuideWell to Open Six New Clinics in Tampa Bay Focused on Reducing ER Costs

Tampa Bay will soon have a lower-cost alternative to the emergency room. GuideWell Emergency Doctors announced it will expand into Hillsborough and Pinellas counties with six new locations.

The innovative medical practice, operated by Crucial Care, will treat both urgent and emergency medical needs to patients of all ages and provide an alternative to overcrowded, high-cost emergency rooms by combining the convenience and low-cost of an urgent care clinic with the technology and medical personnel associated with a hospital ER.

High Quality Care at More Affordable Prices

Full Transcript: President & CEO Pat Geraghty Thanks Frontline Health Care Workers

At Florida Blue and GuideWell,we're a mission-driven health solutions enterprise,committed to helping people and communities achieve better health.

This isn't something we can accomplish on our own. It takes strong and innovative care partnerships in communities across the state and beyond, all working together for those we serve.

As we collectively face a pandemic unlike any other, our health care industry's network of caregivers is leading the way, walking into the crisis head on, and being the face of strength, courage and compassion in a time of fear and uncertainty.

On behalf of our enterprise, I want to thank every physician, nurse and front-line care team member putting the health and wellness of our