staff of the Boca Grande Health Clinic working together in the office

Clinic Services

Boca Grande Health Clinic is a primary healthcare center providing a broad array of medical services by our board-certified physicians Raymond James, D.O., Medical Director; Bret Kueber, M.D.; and Emily Haly, M.D. To schedule an appointment with one of our physicians, call 941-964-2276. Fax: 941-964-2983.

Typical services offered at the health clinic include:

Adult Illness Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Headaches (Migraines)
  • Sinusitis
  • Ear problems
  • Sore throats
  • Respiratory infections (e.g. bronchitis, pneumonia)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Urinary problems
  • Skin problems
  • Leg pain and swelling
  • Foot problems
  • Anxiety and depression

Pediatric Illness Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Earaches
  • Swimmer’s ear
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain

Treatment of Minor Injuries

  • Falls – abrasions, etc.
  • Lacerations
  • Splinters
  • Foreign particles in eye
  • Stingray wounds
  • Jellyfish stings
  • Sprains
  • Shoulder, hip, knee, ankle injuries – evaluation and referral if needed
  • Physical examinations (adults and children), such as:
  • Complete history and physical examinations – male and female
  • School physicals
  • Captains’ physicals
  • Sports physicals

Treatment & Management of Chronic Health Issues

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (e.g. asthma, emphysema)
  • Hypertension
  • Reflux (acid)
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid
  • Kidney problems
  • Heart problems
  • High cholesterol


  • Pneumonia
  • Tetanus
  • Flu vaccination
  • Shingles

Wound Management

  • Minor abrasions
  • Skin tears
  • Postoperative wound care
  • Suture removal
  • Drain abscess


  • Fast and convenient on-island x-rays
  • Simple fractures receive quick urgent care
  • Referrals to specialists as needed


Dr. Bret Kueber offers acupuncture services to clinic patients. The ancient Chinese art of acupuncture involves placing extremely fine, needles into the skin and is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world.  Acupuncture, according to the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA) is “a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning”.  Kueber says the Chinese theory of acupuncture centers around making sure that the body’s energy, or Qi (pronounced “chee”) flows through the body’s medians, or energy channels. The placement of small, light needles in specific areas help get energy flowing, and deeper needles are supposed to draw energy up and down through the body.  Doctors then use heat lamps or low-frequency electricity to get the energy flowing. According to the AAMA, modern science supports that “needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord and brain.”

Dr. Kueber combines acupuncture with a variety of Western and alternative treatments for a more “integrated” approach to medicine. He said, “For example, if a patient is seen for a sprained ankle, in addition to prescribing rest, ice and elevation, I’ll also offer acupuncture to help start the healing process and ease the pain.  I’ll combine it with conventional treatments to offer the patients the best solution I can provide.” Acupuncture is widely used for sinusitis, migraines, headaches, digestive issues, tendinitis, and several other pain-inducing conditions. You may schedule an appointment with Dr. Kueber to discuss acupuncture by calling the Boca Grande Health Clinic. 

Please call 941-964-2276 for an appointment with one of our physicians.

Lab Services

Laboratory services are available for established patients who have had appointments within the prior 12 months. Specimens can be collected at the time of your visit to the Clinic or by appointment. Fasting patient appointments will be scheduled between 8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. The Clinic is unable to process outside lab orders. We are only authorized to draw lab specimens ordered by Clinic providers. All laboratory work will be sent to Quest Diagnostics for processing. Our clinical staff will notify you of your laboratory results.

Medicare Patients: The Clinic will collect specimens for laboratory services. As a courtesy, your billing information will be forwarded to Quest Diagnostics to file for payment from Medicare on your behalf. The Clinic will charge a fee for the collection of specimens at the time of service.

Private Pay Patients: The Clinic does not accept health insurance. We will collect specimens for laboratory services and charge patients for the specimen collection and the laboratory processing at the time of service. Patients will receive a receipt that they may submit to their insurer. However, many insurers only pay for lab services provided directly through one of their designated laboratories. Clinic patients will have the option to receive an order for lab tests that can be taken to their health insurer’s designated lab off-Island.