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Ask A Doc for September 29, 2023

September 28, 2023

New ultrasound equipment is a game changer for Clinic

September 7, 2023
Thanks to the generosity of MaryLee and Jack Hollis, Boca Grande Health Clinic patients now get faster diagnoses without having to leave the island. A gift from the Hollis family provided the mean…

When your brain says to leave but your heart says no – why so many would rather stay at home with their pets than evacuate (Part II)

September 7, 2023
In times of stress, such as having to pack up and leave in the event of a pending natural disaster, if you don’t already have a plan in place it’s quite likely that one’s faculties will be frazzle…


September 7, 2023

When your brain says to leave but your heart says no – why so many would rather face a disaster at home with their pets than evacuate: Part I

August 31, 2023
In the height of hurricane season in Florida, most people who live here year-round have some idea of what their plan is in the event they have to evacuate. While those plans vary greatly, there is…

Celebrate National Golf Month by warming up and cooling down

August 10, 2023
By Andrew Colburn, Boca Grande Health Clinic Back in 1993, the Professional Golf Association deemed August National Golf Month. For the golf obsessed, this is a great excuse to get out and play…


August 3, 2023

Summer heat becoming a real issue with humans, as well as with pets

July 27, 2023
Anyone who knows island resident Libby Frazier knows that she is a lover of all animals. You might see her on her golf cart in town, several dogs in tow, running daily errands. There are few peopl…


July 20, 2023
Author George Bernard Shaw famously claimed youth was wasted on the young. Apparently, he never met Effie Joiner, because she is not wasting a moment of her youth. Effie is not yet 27 but is putti…

ASK A DOC: Is inflammation good or bad?

July 13, 2023
Chronic inflammation is the root of many health issues. While medical professionals recognize the link between inflammation and disease, there’s much more to learn about the connection and the imp…