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Presbyterian Health Plan, Inc. P.O. Box 27489 Albuquerque, NM 87125-7489 Important plan information MC Standard U.S. Postage PAID Presbyterian Health Plan INSIDE New support and wellness center 2 Presbyterian Dual Plus: FAQs 11 Your Summer 2023 for Presbyterian Senior Care (HMO/HMO-POS), Presbyterian MediCare PPO, and Presbyterian Dual Plus (HMO D-SNP) members Presbyterian has made it easier for you to manage your health. Medicare members can now download the myPRES app on their mobile device for easy access to their most important health resources. Using the myPRES app, you can access your ID card from the homepage. This is intended to make it easier for you to manage your card(s), so you always have it for appointments. Here are some other features on the app: • View your benefits • View bills and claims • Track prior authorizations • Access health and wellness resources • Access MyChart You can also use Get Care, a onestop shop for scheduling a visit with a provider. This can be a Video Visit, Online Visit, or in-person visit to an urgent care facility. Get Care streamlines your needs for primary, specialty, and behavioral health. All these features can easily be accessed on the myPRES app. myPRES is an essential tool in managing your health and care. You can download the app for Apple and Android devices. Simply search for myPRES in the App Store for Apple or the Google Play Store for Android devices. If you do not have a myPRES account, you will need to create an account. You can create an account at myPRES. Manage your health using our new myPRES app

2 Presbyterian Medicare Advantage Plans will ensure access to benefits in the following manner when a disaster or emergency is declared and there is disruption of access to healthcare. A disruption of access to healthcare is an interruption or interference in the service area such that members do not have the ability to access contracted providers or contracted providers do not have the ability to provide needed services to members, resulting in Presbyterian Medicare Advantage Plans failing to meet the normal prevailing patterns of community healthcare delivery in the service area: •Cover Medicare Part A and B services and supplemental Part C benefits furnished at non-contracted facilities •Waive requirements for gatekeeper referrals where applicable •Provide the same cost-sharing as if the service or benefit had been furnished at a contracted facility • Make the changes that benefit members effective immediately without the required 30-day notice A declaration of disaster will identify the geographic area affected by the event and may be made as one of the following: • Presidential declaration of disaster or emergency under either: »The Stafford Act »The National Emergencies Act • Secretarial declaration of a public health emergency under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act • Declaration by the Governor of the State of New Mexico Presbyterian Medicare Advantage Plans will continue furnishing access to benefits as described above for 30 days after the following, whichever is earlier: •All sources that declared a disaster or emergency declare an end • No end date was identified, and all applicable emergencies or disasters declared for the area have ended, including through expiration of the declaration or any renewal of such declaration • There is no longer a disruption of access to healthcare MEDICARE TRANSFORMATION A new Presbyterian Health Plan retail center By 2030, New Mexico is expected to be among the top six states with the greatest proportion of residents over the age of 65. Presbyterian Health Plan is ready to support this need by creating a Health Plan Place that is designed to provide you with many of the services you need and want in one location, with a dedicated team to help you. Health Plan Place is a Presbyterian Health Plan support and wellness center designed to give members wellness and tech education in a communityoriented social environment. Within Health Plan Place, cross-trained specialists will help restore existing members’ confidence and provide new members with a face-to-face enrollment experience. This is a value-based clinic designed to promote the best care for Medicare members. This includes: • Preventive care • Complex screenings Health Plan Place is located at Winrock Town Center, an Albuquerque landmark. This familiar setting includes neighbors such as New Mexico Orthopaedics, Albuquerque Hearing and Balance, TriCore Reference Laboratories, StretchLab, Chuze Fitness, and Uptown Park Dental and is complemented by dozens of shopping and dining options. This location promotes an active and social lifestyle for all members. As we move forward, we plan to expand access to care to meet the needs of our Medicare members. For more information about Health Plan Place, please visit • Therapies • Virtual care • Fall prevention • Nutrition Obtaining needed care during a state of disaster or public health emergency 3 It is important to keep scheduled appointments There are many reasons to schedule an appointment. It can be for an annual checkup, screenings, or dental or vision care — or because you have a concern about your health. After you make an appointment, it is vital that you prepare for the meeting with your provider. How to prepare Preparing for an appointment is as important as scheduling one. Schedule an appointment on days where you have some flexibility. Provider offices can be busy and, at times, it can take longer than you think it should to be seen. Your provider wants to see you, and they are doing their best to see you on time. By scheduling an appointment on a day when your schedule is more open, it gives you the time you need to see your provider and can help reduce your stress. Remember, this is your opportunity to address health concerns, ask questions, and update your provider about anything new in your life. It can be helpful to make a list and take it with you. Also consider taking any medications/prescriptions that you currently use to the appointment. Appointment day Provider offices are busy places. After you check in, be sure that you have your list of questions ready. It is helpful to decide what questions are most important and to ask them first. Appointments can go by quickly. If you feel that your most important questions aren’t being addressed, be sure to ask about it. Remind your provider about your concerns and set up a plan for next steps. After your visit, review your notes. If you need another appointment, start the process for getting it on the calendar. It can take months before you see a provider, so getting it scheduled as soon as possible is best. If you need to follow up, take steps to ensure you are doing so in a timely manner. This will benefit you and your provider. By seeing your provider regularly and attending your appointments, you can stay on top of your health and manage your conditions. This also helps set up a good relationship with your provider and gives you confidence when you see them for your next visit. Prepare your advance directive You may wonder how to make sure your family knows what your wishes are if you are injured or sick and can’t speak for yourself. An advance directive helps to make your wishes clear so that they are followed. Electronic advance directives, or an e-AD, make it easy to share your wishes with your loved ones and healthcare providers. An advance directive is a document that makes your wishes clear if you are injured or sick and cannot speak for yourself. Making a plan is important so that your loved ones don’t have to make crucial decisions in unexpected or emotional situations. Your e-AD document: •Goes directly into your electronic medical record in real time •Is easily shared with family, loved ones, and decision makers •Leaves no guessing or tough decisions If you already have an advance directive on le, it’s easy to review your wishes at, or go to your myPRES or MyChart account. If you don’t have an advance directive, have questions about the electronic advance directive, or want to make an appointment with an advance care planning facilitator, please call us at (505) 559-7226 or toll-free at 1-866-773-7226.

4 Seeing your provider regularly is essential to both your current and future health. If you have been enrolled in Medicare Part B for more than 12 months, you are eligible for one no-cost wellness visit each year. If you just enrolled, don’t worry — you also receive a no-cost “welcome” visit. These appointments allow your provider to monitor your well-being and detect and treat new health concerns as early as possible. What does it include? • You will fill out a questionnaire to help your provider assess your health. • Your provider will measure your height, weight, and blood pressure. • They will also screen for any issues with memory or cognition. • You will review your medical history together and talk about risk factors or treatment options for any current conditions. • Your provider will create a healthcare plan for your next five to 10 years. This may include recommended screenings, vaccines, or new medications. There may be additional costs if you need tests or procedures that are not considered routine or are not covered by Medicare. How should I prepare? 1. Bring any relevant medical information with you; for example, vaccine records and current prescriptions. 2. Know your family medical history. Your provider will use this information when recommending other tests or health checks. 3. Make a note of anything you might want to discuss. For example, do you want to plan advance directives or think about making your home safer? To protect your health and make the most of your coverage, don’t delay in scheduling your next annual visit. Sources: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services;; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Presbyterian’s Quality Improvement Program Presbyterian Health Plan’s Quality Improvement (QI) Program is committed to providing quality care and services to our Medicare members. We have a comprehensive QI Program that evaluates the care and services you receive. Our goal is to work continually to improve your experience with care and services. The QI Program includes: • Member experience activities •Quality and safety of clinical care •Quality of service •Annual goals, processes, and activities At the end of each year, we evaluate the QI Program to not only see how we did, but to see what we can do to better serve you the following year. We learned and implemented many new ways to better serve you in 2022 that we have taken into 2023. Here are a few of our 2022 activities and results: •We performed an in-depth analysis of our data to identify how best to serve our members, more effectively coordinate individualized care, and address social determinants of health, if any. Social determinants of health are the conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, and worship, and their age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). • We decreased the hospitalization readmission rates for members with the help of our Care Coordination, Community Health Worker, and Peer Support Worker teams. • We utilized member mailings and educational brochures to provide important information on depression symptoms, screening, and treatment. We also worked with providers to increase the number of depression screenings and to encourage antidepressant medication conversations. We look forward to continuing to serve you in 2023. Make the most of your annual wellness visit 5 Keep moving for better health Regular exercise helps keep everyone healthy. This is especially true for older adults. Exercise can help delay or prevent some of the health problems that come with aging. Even moderate physical activity offers big benefits. These include: • Improving heart and lung health • Having better balance • Helping maintain a healthy weight • Reducing stress • Keeping your mind sharp The goal is to get 30 minutes of moderate exercise, like walking, five days a week. Remember that anything that increases your heart rate or uses your muscles is good. Here are some tips on staying active: Start out small. Starting a new exercise routine? Set small goals that help you build up to a bigger workout. For instance: Add a few steps every day to your walk. Swim an extra few laps. It all adds up. Make it fun. The gym isn’t the only way to get moving. Find something you enjoy and turn it into a workout. A yoga or dance class can offer great aerobic exercise. Make it part of your daily life. Try to set aside some time every day for exercise. Whether this is a half hour every morning or three 10-minute workouts during the day, every step counts. Be more active during the day. Try not to sit all day. Instead, find a gentle activity to keep you moving. This could be walking the dog. Or you might do some light housework or gardening. Make it social. Exercise can also be social. If the weather isn’t great, try meeting friends to take a walk inside a mall or store. If you are considering a class, ask a friend to go with you. Medicare members can benefit from the SilverSneakers program. This is a great program to help keep you active. To learn more, please visit Sources: American Geriatrics Society; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Institute on Aging

6 Being prepared for an Online Visit Healthcare continues to expand its online presence. There are many more tools available for people to get care online. Our members can meet with many providers from the comfort of their home using a Video Visit or telehealth visit. There are many benefits to a Video Visit or telehealth visit. You won’t have to travel, there is a shorter waiting period, and you can fit it into your day much easier. It also improves access to care and can lead to more positive outcomes. Before your visit Before you meet online, test your device. Make sure your audio and video (if you are using video) are working properly. Sometimes, you will need to join through an invite. It can be best to do so early to ensure that everything is working properly. Also plan to use a private area where you can discuss your health. If you are using video, make sure the area has good lighting so the provider can see clearly. Try to avoid areas in public that can be busy and noisy. When you meet with your provider, take notes, and don’t be afraid to ask the provider to repeat themselves. Visiting online can go faster than meeting in person, so remember to slow down and ask questions. It is a good idea to make a list of your needs and go over them during the visit. A telehealth visit is like a traditional office visit, except you and the healthcare provider are in different places. Your provider may offer help, such as a screen reader, closed captioning, or an interpreter. Talk to your provider before your appointment if you have concerns about handling the Video Visit successfully. Medication Therapy Management (MTM) is a service offered to our Medicare members at no charge. It allows our members to review their medications with a Presbyterian Health Plan pharmacist. This helps our members improve their drug therapy and outcomes. Once the review is completed, we mail the member a written medication action plan. Who is eligible? Presbyterian identifies members monthly, based on our program eligibility criteria submitted to CMS yearly. Once identified, Presbyterian Health Plan mails a welcome letter and then calls members to be included in the program. Members may call Presbyterian Pharmacy Services, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at (505) 923-5757. How do participating members benefit from the program? Members benefit from our MTM services by receiving a one-onone, personalized, comprehensive medication review with one of our team members. During a comprehensive medication review, team members address the following: • Questions or concerns regarding drug therapies • Assessment of how well current drug therapies are working • Review of the patient’s understanding of all medications • Review of patient history and health status • Discussion of the goals of pharmacy and over-the-counter therapies • Identification, resolution, and prevention of drug therapy problems • A personal care plan and medication list for the member As part of the review, our team also addresses cost concerns by finding opportunities for: • Brand to generic drug therapy changes • Drug therapy class changes (lower tier) • Removal of duplicate therapy (multiple medications for the same treatment) • Copay assistance programs, if applicable • Filling medications through the Presbyterian sample clinic, if applicable Adherence outreach Our clinical pharmacists also reach out by phone call monthly to members on chronic (daily) medications to provide education and help with barriers that may cause our members not to take their medication. After speaking with the member, we save them time by calling their pharmacy of choice to request a refill for them. The Medication Therapy Management Program 7 There’s plenty to be gained by channeling your inner child when it comes to play. Playtime is for grownups, too, and it’s not only fun but actually good for you. It is good for your brain and can help you stay connected to the people that mean the most to you. Trying new things is a great way to keep life fun and amusing. The benefits of being amused, according to experts, include decreased stress and increased relaxation. Don’t be afraid to try new hobbies and participate in group play. Social gatherings, sports, and hobbies done in groups are great ways to have more fun. You know what they say about all work and no play. It is important to play. It helps stimulate your creativity and problem-solving skills, perhaps helping you to bust through a mental block and complete an important project or meet a personal goal. Don’t be afraid to show your playful side. By incorporating play into your life, you can help stimulate your mind and keep moving. This is important as we get older. An active and playful lifestyle keeps you healthier and can help increase your longevity. Source: HelpGuide How to fit in some fun Like anything else that doesn’t earn you a paycheck, the trick is to fit playtime into your busy day. Here’s how: •Make work breaks playdates. Instead of checking your phone, try new activities and possibly take up a new hobby. There are group classes that take place at all times of the day. Some classes are only 15 to 30 minutes. •Play with a pet after work. Pets are wonderful companions and can help get you moving. Take them outside for play and get moving with them. •Beat boredom with an evening board game. Clear off the kitchen table and gather your friends and family. •Be spontaneous with your partner. Show off your silliest celebrity impression. Pen a funny love poem. Lie on a blanket in the grass and try to spot animal shapes in the clouds. •Do something you enjoyed as a kid. There is nothing like doing something that you loved as a kid. Bring back those fun hobbies and see how much you still enjoy doing them. You’re never too old to play

8 Tips for new caregivers Sources: American Cancer Society; Family Caregiver Alliance; National Institute on Aging How will I take care of my own well-being? Caregiving is hard work. It’s good to go into it with a plan to take care of your own health. You may want to join a caregiver support network. Look for ways to take breaks so that you can recharge. Being physically and emotionally healthy will make you a better caregiver in the long term. Where are my loved one’s medical and financial records? You may need access to your loved one’s personal information in an emergency. Make sure you know where they keep their records. And, if needed, get permission to speak to their health plan or to pay bills on their behalf. What caregiving resources are there in my community? Caregivers often rely on informal support networks of friends and family. Local and state agencies can also offer help with things like food preparation or transportation. You may also want to consider adult day care. This service allows your loved to spend time away from home in a safe environment. What does my loved one need help with? Do they need help dressing and bathing? Managing bills or medications? Or do they just need companionship? Which of these things can you do yourself, and which will you need help with? These are a few first questions to ask yourself when getting started. What should I know about my loved one’s condition? The more you know about your loved one’s health, the more confident you’ll feel in your new role. Get permission to talk with their healthcare providers about how their condition may affect their physical abilities or lifestyle. This can help you offer the right kind of support from day one. When a partner, parent, or friend needs your help with daily living, becoming a caregiver is a beautiful way to express your love. But those are big shoes to step into, and it’s natural to feel overwhelmed. Where do you even begin? If you’re new to caregiving, asking yourself these questions can help you start to understand what you and your loved one will need in the days ahead. 9 Depression later in life: Don’t stay silent Depression can happen to any of us as we age. And it can have many causes. It might be brought on by the loss of a loved one or other life changes. It may run in your family. Sometimes, it goes hand in hand with an illness. The side effects of medicines can play a role in depression too. Whatever its cause, depression is never a normal part of aging. It’s a medical condition that can be treated — the sooner, the better. Could you be depressed? Depression isn’t something you can just snap out of. Most people need treatment to feel better. It’s good to know the signs. You might be depressed if you have any of these symptoms for more than two weeks: • A sad or empty mood • Feeling hopeless, guilty, or worthless •Loss of interest in things that once gave you pleasure • Frequent crying Still, depression in older adults can look different than in younger ones. Late in life, people with depression may be more likely to: • Feel tired •Feel irritable •Have trouble sleeping •Have health problems, such as worsening headaches • Have a hard time focusing •Be confused Reach out If there’s any chance you’re depressed, tell your provider. Your provider will want to rule out certain diseases and medicines that can cause the same symptoms. If you are depressed, treatment can help you feel like yourself again. It may include talk therapy, medicine, or both. There may be lifestyle changes that can help too. Early treatment can help keep your depression from getting worse. That’s why it’s so crucial to speak up if you’re struggling. There are better days ahead. Sources: American Academy of Family Physicians; National Institute on Aging MAKE IT HAPPEN Get screened for colorectal cancer Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death in the U.S. Screening tests for colorectal cancer can save lives — and you have multiple screening tests to choose from, each with its own pros and cons. Types of screening tests Screenings for colorectal cancer can be divided into two main groups: • Stool-based tests • Visual exams Stool-based tests look at your stool for possible signs of polyps — growths that sometimes turn cancerous — or for colorectal cancer itself. You collect samples of your stool that are then sent to a lab for analysis. These tests don’t require the kind of colon preparation needed for a colonoscopy. But you need to do them more often — sometimes every year. Visual exams include a traditional colonoscopy and a virtual colonoscopy. A third visual exam, sigmoidoscopy, isn’t commonly used for screening in the U.S. For a colonoscopy, you’re sedated while a scope is inserted into your rectum and fed through your colon. A doctor uses a camera on the end of the scope to look for precancerous polyps or signs of cancer. A major advantage of a colonoscopy is that a doctor can remove any polyps discovered during this exam. A virtual colonoscopy is an advanced type of CT scan. It can find polyps or cancer. Both types of colonoscopies require you to clean out your colon with a mix of laxatives beforehand. Any abnormalities found on stool-based tests or a virtual colonoscopy require follow-up with a traditional colonoscopy. When should you be screened? People at average risk for colorectal cancer should first be screened at age 45. Regular screenings should be done through age 75. Screening until age 85 should be based on personal preference and risk. If you’re at increased risk, your doctor may suggest you get specific types of tests. You also may need to be tested more often. The most important thing is to get it done. The best test for you is the one you’re most likely to do. So talk with your provider about your risk and the various screenings available. Sources: American Cancer Society; National Cancer Institute

10 Tools you can use! myPRES: A new platform just for you! myPRES is our secure member site that allows you to view important information about your health plan. Log in to myPRES, Presbyterian’s secure online member and patient portal, where you can: • View or request a replacement member ID card • Pay your health plan premium • Order prescriptions • Access Video Visits and preference center • Look up benefit information securely, view claims status, and track deductibles Register for myPRES today: Go to and click REGISTER NOW. Video Visits Video Visits and telehealth help you stay healthy while staying safe. Talk to your provider from the comfort of your own home. Make an appointment today through your myPRES account at If you need help logging in to your account, call the number on the back of your Presbyterian ID card. PresRN Speak with a Presbyterian Health Plan nurse if you are not feeling well and do not know what to do. PresRN phone calls are free and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our nurses are happy to answer general health questions when you are healthy too. Call PresRN at 505-923-5573 or 1-800-887-9917. Presbyterian Senior Connection Presbyterian Senior Connection gives you a variety of health promotion, educational, and social opportunities. These include an education series, physical activity programs, senior services, sun tours, and local business discounts. • Phone: (505) 823-8352 • Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. SilverSneakers: Go digital to help you keep up your fitness routine Exercise is a key part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and can support a healthy immune system. You can use your SilverSneakers® benefit to stay active without leaving home. • Get SilverSneakers videos when and where you want! • Check out hundreds of online workout videos with SilverSneakers On-Demand™. Videos range from easy, lowimpact exercises to cardio workouts. • Log in at to get started! Our local Presbyterian Customer Service Center (PCSC) is here to help! We’re available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week (except holidays) from October 1 through March 31, and Monday through Friday (except holidays) from April 1 through September 30. Members can reach the PCSC at the following numbers: Presbyterian Senior Care (HMO)/(HMO-POS), Presbyterian UltraFlex (HMO-POS), and Presbyterian MediCare PPO members call: (505) 923-6060 or 1-800-797-5343 (TTY: 711) Presbyterian Dual Plus (HMO D-SNP) members call: (505) 923-7675 or 1-855-465-7737 (TTY: 711) OTHER IMPORTANT NUMBERS: PresRN: (505) 923-5677 or 1-888-730-2300 (TTY: 711) New Mexico Crisis and Access Line (for a behavioral health crisis): 1-855-662-7474 (1-855-NMCRISIS) DentaQuest: 1-888-278-7310 or visit TruHearing: 1-866-202-0110 or visit Superior Vision: 1-800-879-6901 or visit (for D-SNP members only) Routine Transportation (for non-emergency medical transportation): 1-855-774-7737 (for D-SNP members only) Over-the-counter benefit — Nations OTC: 1-866-757-2043 or visit (for D-SNP members only) Keep these numbers handy 11 Presbyterian Dual Plus (HMO D-SNP) corner Are you a member who qualifies for both Medicare and Medicaid? Then our Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan (D-SNP), Presbyterian Dual Plus (HMO D-SNP), may be for you! Our service area includes all counties in New Mexico! Dual Plus offers an expanded network to include Lovelace, the University of New Mexico (UNM), and Christus St. Vincent. To find out if your provider accepts our plan, please call the Presbyterian Customer Service Center (PCSC) at the number listed below. You can also visit and search our online Provider Directory under the D-SNP plan for information. For more information on our Presbyterian Dual Plus (HMO D-SNP) plan, call us! Our licensed Health Plan Insurance Consultants are here to help! • Phone: (505) 923-8458 • Toll-free: 1-800-347-4766 • TTY: 711 • Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday (except holidays) If you are already a Presbyterian Dual Plus (HMO D-SNP) member, here are some frequently asked questions that might help you! Q: Are all supplement benefits available in all New Mexico counties? A: No, please call PCSC for information about benefits and where they are available. Q: What is the benefit that we receive on our over-the-counter (OTC) card? A: The OTC card is mailed ready to use with $320. Please be sure to activate your card by calling 1-833-832-7306. We will load the benefit to that same card each quarter. Q: What is the name of the company that I order my products from? A: You can place an order online using You can also place an order over the phone by calling OTC Advocates at 1-866757-2043 (TTY: 711). Q: How can I tell which OTC products are covered in the store? A: The OTC Network Mobile App allows you to keep track of your balance and find eligible items when shopping at the participating retailers below: • Albertsons • CVS • Dollar General • Family Dollar • Smiths • Walgreens • Walmart Q: How do I schedule transportation? A: You can contact Secure Transportation at (505) 923-6300 or toll-free at 1-855-774-7737 for services. Secure Transportation also has an app that you can use.* Q: Do I have dental coverage? A: The plan covers a $3,000 annual limit benefit. The benefit includes some preventive and comprehensive services. For more detailed information, please contact the PCSC at the number listed below.* Q: Are dental implants covered? A: No. Q: Can I get glasses on the plan? A: Yes, the plan offers a $275 annual benefit for routine eyewear (frames, lenses, contacts, and contact lens fitting). *Only applies to members with a 004 plan. For additional information on your benefits, the PCSC is here to help! Call us at (505) 923-7675 or 1-855-465-7737. You can also visit members/Pages/dual-plus-dsnp -members.aspx for more information.

Take a trip to the farmers market New Mexico has many great farmers markets — a great way to get out and try some local foods. You can find seasonal fruits and vegetables when they are freshest. Also, it is a great way to connect with people. Here are some tips to make the trip more enjoyable: 1. Make a list. List some fruits, vegetables, and other foods that you want to try. There can be many market vendors. Try some samples and see which items you like best. 2. Talk with the vendors. Talk with them about their products. They have great tips on how to store and prepare the food. They can also give you information about their products, like where and how it’s grown. 3. Don’t buy too much. It can be easy to overspend on items. They are delicious and fresh. But be careful not to overspend on too much produce. It can be difficult to use all of it before it goes bad. Fresh produce is a great way to add new foods to your diet. If you are feeling adventurous, grab some of the ingredients listed for the recipe at a farmers market and try a great salad. Beet salad with peaches and walnuts Yourstory Your Story is published as a community service for the friends and patrons of: Presbyterian Health Plan and Presbyterian Insurance Company, Inc. Managing editor: A publication of Presbyterian Medicare Advantage Plans. Information in Your Story comes from a wide range of medical experts. Models may be used in photos and illustrations. If you have any concerns or questions about specific content that may affect your health, please contact your healthcare provider. 2023 © Coffey Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Y0055_MPC032306_ NSR_C_03212023 Like us on Facebook: Makes 6 servings. Ingredients 2 medium cooked red beets, sliced 1⁄ 4-inch 2 medium tomatoes, sliced 1⁄ 4-inch Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 small shallot, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons minced mint leaves (reserve a few sprigs for garnish) 1 teaspoon minced thyme (reserve a few sprigs for garnish) 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon honey 2 cups sliced peaches, without skin (fresh or frozen) ⅓ cup toasted chopped walnuts 1⁄ 4 cup crumbled goat cheese (or feta) Directions • On platter, arrange beets and tomato slices. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. • In large mixing bowl, combine shallot, mint, thyme, oil, lemon juice, and honey. Stir well to combine. Add peach wedges and gently toss to coat. • Arrange peach mixture over beets and tomatoes. Top salad with walnuts and cheese, garnish with mint and thyme sprigs, and serve. Nutrition information Amount per serving: 170 calories, 11g total fat (2g saturated fat, 0g trans fat), 5mg cholesterol, 15g carbohydrates, 4g protein, 3g dietary fiber, 60mg sodium. Source: American Institute for Cancer Research Presbyterian Senior Care (HMO/HMO-POS), Presbyterian MediCare PPO, and Presbyterian UltraFlex (HMO-POS) are Medicare Advantage Plans with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Presbyterian Senior Care (HMO/HMO-POS), Presbyterian MediCare PPO, and Presbyterian UltraFlex (HMO-POS) depends on contract renewal. Presbyterian Dual Plus is an HMO Special Needs Plan (SNP) with a Medicare contract and a contract with the State of New Mexico Human Services Department Medicaid program. Enrollment in Presbyterian Dual Plus (HMO D-SNP) depends on contract renewal. Based on a Model of Care review, Presbyterian Dual Plus (HMO D-SNP) has been approved by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) to operate a Special Needs Plan (SNP) through 2025. Presbyterian complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al (505) 923-5420, 1-855-592-7737 (TTY: 711). Providers featured in articles are representative of our network of practitioners and providers. For an entire list of network practitioners and providers, please contact customer service Monday through Friday (April 1 through September 30) from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Presbyterian Senior Care (HMO/HMO-POS), Presbyterian MediCare PPO, and Presbyterian UltraFlex (HMO-POS) plan Phone: (505) 923-6060 1-800-797-5343 TTY: 711 Presbyterian Dual Plus (HMO D-SNP) Phone: (505) 923-7675 1-855-465-7737 TTY: 711