Lee County says ‘no’ to Friends COVID protocols

The Friends of Boca Grande Community Center has been notified by Jesse Lavender, Director of Lee County Parks and Recreation, that the previously announced health & safety protocol cannot be approved by the County.  The Friends policy asked all patrons 12 and older that are attending ticketed indoor programs to: • Provide proof of a […]

Is the island safe?

An open letter from the Boca Grande Health Clinic By Raymond James DO, Boca Grande Health Clinic The pandemic has created a very difficult and stressful year for us all, especially those of us in healthcare on the front lines. I believe politics should have no part in healthcare, yet the political manipulation and misinformation […]

Moderna booster shots available by appointment

The Boca Grande Health Clinic will offer drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinics for our registered patients and Island employees who signed the Boca Grande Pledge. The Clinic will administer the Moderna vaccine by appointment under the Clinic Annex carport. Drive-thru booster clinics will be open from 9 a.m. to Noon on the following days: • Thursday, […]

Friends Organization Health and Safety Protocols

To the Editor: The Friends of Boca Grande Community Center is ready to welcome you back to the island with a plethora of programming. We have begun selling tickets to the full capacity of our venues and social distancing is no longer in place. While we know there is no guarantee against exposure to COVID, […]

Boca Grande Health Clinic to offer November 4 flu clinic

The Boca Grande Health Clinic is conducting drive-thru flu shot clinics for our registered patients. The flu shots will be offered under the Clinic Annex carport. Please call the Clinic at 941-964-2276 to register for a flu shot time slot.    In addition to the first clinic completed October 21, a second drive-thru flu shot clinic […]

Breast cancer: Looking toward the future

Breast cancer treatment has come a long way in the past 100 years. At the beginning of the 20th century, it was believed that breast cancer was an infectious disease whose spread was expedited by surgery. One of the prominent surgeons of the day, James Syme (1799-1870) from Edinburgh, believed that surgery shouldn’t be attempted […]

‘I would like a second opinion’: Sometimes a little follow-up can save your life

This is part III in a breast cancer series for October, breast cancer awareness month. There is probably no moment for any person more terrifying than learning that you have cancer. But when faced with a life-changing cancer diagnosis, the more information you can gather, the better. For Cheryl Miller, owner of a shop in […]

A 50-year perspective: Breast cancer awareness

BY THOMAS ERVIN, MD BOCA GRANDE HEALTH CLINIC October is again Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Articles and programs will appear in the media emphasizing an awareness of the incidence of the disease and the treatment of breast cancer in our society. As male breast cancer is unusual, the media effort is often presented in literature […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Boca Grande Health Clinic patients so grateful for the personalized care received during a time of COVID

To the Editor: We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the Boca Grande Clinic, its doctors, nurses and staff. What a comfort to be able to turn to them for solid advice and care in these strange and scary times. We recently experienced “breakthrough” Covid cases after contact with an unvaccinated […]

Are you interested in receiving a flu shot or COVID-19 booster in the fall?

SUBMITTED BY THE BOCA GRANDE HEALTH CLINIC – The Boca Grande Health Clinic is running a survey to identify interest in receiving a flu shot, or a COVID-19 booster shot (if these become available) at the Clinic. “Last year’s drive-through flu clinic was a big success, and we hope to replicate it this coming flu […]