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July 18, 2024
Last Wednesday afternoon, July 10, Silvia McCoy, a trauma nurse who runs Rescue Garage of North Port, was at the Boca Grande Fire Department for the final day of IV training. Members of the depart…

July 3, 2024
“Sunscreen is a surprising culprit of ocean pollution, and one that’s getting the attention it deserves. Not only are the chemicals in sunscreens damaging to marine life and reefs but they’re also…

June 20, 2024
BY DR. BRET KUEBER, M.D. As an avid sportsman and a strong believer in the power of healthy living, I sometimes get questions about the role of electrolyte beverages in maintaining optimal hydr…

May 17, 2024
By MARK DRISCOLL As the pace slows down on the Island, the Boca Grande Health Clinic wraps up an extraordinarily busy season marked by record-setting patient engagements. • Patient Visits: W…

May 9, 2024
The Boca Grande Health Clinic kicked off National Nurses Week (May 6 to 12) with a surprise presentation of giant greeting cards signed by members of the community expressing their gratitude.  …

May 2, 2024
Editor’s Note: Earlier this season, the Boca Grande Health Clinic and Foundation hosted a Grande Rounds lecture on resiliency, featuring Yale-trained and board-certified psychiatry specialist Alex…

May 2, 2024
Editors note: Keylime Bistro reopened on Friday, May 3 after a follow-up inspection on Thursday, May 2 during which the restaurant met all inspection standards. Citizen video circulates  The…

April 19, 2024
BY MARK DRISCOLL, CEO BOCA GRANDE HEALTH CLINIC Every year we celebrate Doctor’s Day and Nurses Week, but there’s one more recognition event that’s just as important. Administrative Professiona…

April 12, 2024
BY BRET KUEBER, M.D., ASSISTANT MEDICAL DIRECTOR, BOCA GRANDE HEALTH CLINIC April, the birth month of James Parkinson, is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. Parkinson’s is a degenerative synd…

April 4, 2024
There’s a fellow at Sea Oats who has the mind of a scientist and the heart of an artist. Dr. John McCall is an interesting mix, with a humble sense of humor that belies his multiple degrees and ac…