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Ask a Doc: Behind the Scenes with Our Boca Grande Doctors

In a special edition of “Ask a Doc,” the Boca Grande Health Clinic’s three board-certified physicians answer some questions about themselves and shed light on what makes them the special people who care for the Island’s residents.

If you were not a doctor, what would you “be” and why?

Dr. Raymond James, D.O., Medical Director:

I would be an entrepreneur. I would enjoy trying many professions, including restaurateur because I love food, a medical device development company, a race car experience company, a home theater and automation company, and a few other interesting ideas. I have met so many interesting people with fascinating careers and accomplishments on Boca. I would love to have worked with the creative minds that created twister and cardiac pacemakers and creative medical devices, among many others.

Dr. Bret Kueber. M.D.:

So, if I was not a doctor, I would have loved to have been a test pilot. Unfortunately, my eyesight was not good enough in college otherwise I would have gone into the Navy through ROTC. Then on to become a naval aviator.  

Dr. Emily Haly, M.D.:

I would be an editor because I am able to find abnormalities or something that doesn’t look right.

What would be the best or most surprising scientific discovery imaginable?

Dr. Raymond James, D.O., Medical Director:

Best scientific discovery imaginable: A cure for cancer.

Dr. Emily Haly, M.D.:

I think the most amazing discovery will be healing eyesight for patients with macular degeneration, which they are working on now.

You have to sing karaoke, what song do you pick – and why?

Dr. Bret Kueber. M.D.:

If I have to sing karaoke, generally, I pick a Jimmy Buffett song. I know most of them by heart.

The Clinic’s three primary care physicians are board-certified in emergency medicine, family practice and internal medicine. A physician is on duty after hours, weekends and holidays. That’s the peace of mind that comes from 24/7, year-round access to outstanding physicians and exceptional care. For an appointment, call 941-964-2276.

Do you have a question for us? If so, please send questions to the Clinic at or to the Boca Beacon and we will answer them monthly.

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