Health & Wellness


COVID tests and P.O. Boxes: Many have questions

January 20, 2022
If you have been trying to obtain the free COVID test kits that the government is sending out and you get a message that says your P.O. Box is registered to a business, you are not alone. Island p…

Next ‘Grande Rounds’ will examine the secrets of longevity

January 14, 2022
The Boca Grande Health Clinic and the Boca Grande Health Foundation are teaming up once again with the Healthnetwork Foundation to bring esteemed health education to the Island. “How to Live to be…

In this day and age, it’s good to practice being a positive thinker

January 14, 2022
(Part I in a series on meditation practices) If you want to make a change in your life, think about the things that matter most to you. Self-affirmation is the practice of reflecting on the thi…

A message from the Clinic: The Omicron surge

January 6, 2022
The latest COVID-19 variant, Omicron – the most contagious variant yet – has sent cases soaring to their highest level yet. Florida is shattering single-day records. The steady rise of the Omicron…

A year of acknowledgment and celebration planned for Boca Grande Health Clinic

January 6, 2022
From our earliest days working out of a small room above the Railroad Depot, the Boca Grande Health Clinic set out to provide personal, compassionate care. 2022 marks an important milestone as we …

Boca Grande Health Clinic CEO reflects on challenges and blessings of a year of change

December 24, 2021
By Mark Driscoll, CEO of the Boca Grande Health Clinic As 2021 draws to a close, it seems only appropriate to reflect on the challenging year we have all had! Marked most obviously by the unpre…

A year-end message from the Clinic Board

December 18, 2021
As we approach the end of 2021 I want to reflect on some of the issues facing the Boca Grande Health Clinic and share the perspective of our board.  Over the past year we have not only weathere…

Grande Rounds series off to a good start

December 11, 2021
The Grande Rounds health lecture series sponsored by the Boca Grande Health Clinic and the Boca Grande Health Clinic Foundation kicked off the season on November 16 with a webinar to welcome every…

Holiday cheer

December 4, 2021
I was considering writing an article about COPD and lung cancer since those diseases are featured as the Awareness Diseases for the month of November. After a try or two, I decided that I was not …

Love the bees but hate the sting? Here’s how to keep the relationship amicable

November 20, 2021
Who would ever dare to imagine putting oneself in a situation that would purposely trigger the flight or fight response typically associated with an unexpected encounter with bees be therapeutic? …