Health & Wellness


‘Welcome back to the island’ webinar now available to watch

November 24, 2022
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 recorded webinar to welc…

Cases of the flu, RSV continue to rise as holiday season approaches

November 18, 2022
Influenza is hitting the U.S. unusually early and very hard. The New York Times reports that we are seeing the most hospitalizations at this point in the season in more than a decade, “underscorin…

Red tide, flesh-eating bacteria and more show up in the Ian aftermath, leaving us to wonder … say, Doc? You think that water is safe?

November 4, 2022
By Dr. Raymond James, DO, Boca Grande Health Clinic That is a good question after the storm of the century. And when might it be safe? City Water Everyone who was in Boca after the storm …

Are we okay?Telltale signs of stress tell the story after a traumatic event like Hurricane Ian … particularly regarding our children

November 4, 2022
Many say that the climate of a community is best monitored by the mental health of the children who live there. Are they safe? Are they happy? Do they have plans for their future? Do they have fai…

Hidden dangers in the water could affect swimmers and boaters – let logic prevail

October 28, 2022
As many of you know, Cayo Costa State Park is where Hurricane Ian made its initial landfall. The damage to the park was catastrophic. Along with so many in our local community, several of the park…

Mold and your home – what you should know

October 20, 2022
The Florida Department of Health in Lee County (DOH-Lee) has addressed some of the most common questions concerning indoor mold.  How can I tell if there is mold in my home? · Search areas w…

Boca Grande Health Clinic to offer drive-through flu and boosters

October 20, 2022
The Boca Grande Health Clinic will be conducting drive-thru COVID-19 booster and flu shot clinics beginning in October for our registered patients. Like past years, the shots will be offered outsi…

Boca Grande Health Clinic helps after the storm

October 13, 2022
Dana Pellant and Natalie Cole, nurses at the Boca Grande Health Clinic, were a rescue team driving through storm-ravaged Boca Grande in the first days after Hurricane Ian hit the Island. Natalie’s…

ASK A DOC: Checkups?

August 25, 2022
BY DR. RAYMOND JAMES, D.O. Doubtful David recently asked me, “Do I really need to see you every year for a checkup if I feel good?”  His question was especially pertinent, since he had …

A summer ‘thank you’

July 22, 2022
By Thomas J Ervin MD It is officially summer in Boca Grande. It is definitely hot. Hopefully, it will rain most afternoons by 5 p.m. You can park downtown easily. You may even get a table in th…