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

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 celebrate 75 years providing medical care to year-round and seasonal residents, vacation homeowners and employees, in our beautiful island paradise. In tribute […]

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

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 unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, this year the Boca Grande Health Clinic has seen growth, unparalleled community outreach and a variety of […]

A year-end message from the Clinic Board

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 weathered the pandemic and the dramatic changes that COVID has brought to all of our lives but, also, […]

Grande Rounds series off to a good start

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 everyone back for the season. Clinic physician Raymond A. James, D.O., and Clinic CEO Mark Driscoll, covered what to expect as our seasonal […]

Holiday cheer

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 up for suggesting that people stop smoking, given my failure at suggesting that people get vaccinated and attempt to […]

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

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? If you have ever experienced the unwelcome and unwanted presence of bees in or anywhere around your perimeter, you know the terrifying feeling first hand. […]

Grande Rounds series begins with ‘Back to Boca’ virtual talk

The “Grande Rounds” health lecture series sponsored by the Boca Grande Health Clinic and the Boca Grande Health Clinic Foundation is set to kick off the season on November 16. “Back to Boca” will be the main theme of the first talk, which will feature Clinic physician Raymond A. James, D.O. and Clinic CEO Mark […]

New Physician to Join Boca Grande Health Clinic

By the Boca Grande Health Clinic CEO The Boca Grande Health Clinic is pleased to announce that Bret Kueber, M.D. will join the Clinic early next year as a full-time physician alongside Raymond A. James, D.O. and Thomas J. Ervin, M.D. “I am very excited to welcome Dr. Kueber to the Clinic,” said Mark Driscoll, […]

Just a spoonful of sugar … finding sweet balance

With Halloween just days away, you may have found yourself dipping into the candy bowl. If you have kids you know the temptation of digging through their trick-or-treat bag to find those Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or Kit Kats, which more often than not leads to the psychological distress of owning up to the deed […]

Florida legislators introduce Safe Waterways Act

To the Editor: Residents and tourists come to Florida’s iconic waters for recreation and enjoyment, but unfortunately many state waterways have become more polluted and dangerous. In fact, nearly one million acres of coastal estuaries and 9,000 miles of Florida’s streams and rivers are verified impaired for fecal indicator bacteria. FIB indicates the presence of […]