BSN Student Volunteers with Panira Clinic to Provide Free Sports Physicals to Students of Everglades City
July 01, 2022 / Tags: Community Outreach, FGCU BSN, FGCU School of Nursing
Rural Everglades City does not have a pediatrics office so Panira Clinic of Naples answered the call to provide sports physicals, for free to the students at the local K-12 school.
Ryan Carmak, FGCU BSN student and Dr. Dzioba, Assistant Professor, volunteered to provide support through vision screening, blood pressure screening and BMI measurements which are needed to complete the physical.
16 students received a complete physical by Lawrence Egger PA and were provided with a completed form so they could participate in cross country, basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, and other physically active sports.
This free sports physical clinic was organized in coordination with the Everglades City school and the local community and has been a yearly event since the need was identified post-Irma.
Without this service families have to travel to Naples or to Marco Island to receive services taking several hours to complete. With the support of FGCU BSN students, Faculty and Panira Clinic, families waited less than an hour for the service.
We are proud of our BSN Eagles! Thank you for your willingness to serve to help others in need.