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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. 

FGCU BSN student Ryan Carmak, along with BSN Assistant Professor, Dr. Dzioba, volunteered to provide support at the event through vision screening, blood pressure screening and BMI measurements which are needed to complete the sports physicals. 
   
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. 

Go Eagles! 

Volunteers Provide Free Sports Physicals to Evergaldes City Students
Image courtesy of Dr. Dzioba, from left to right: Lawrence Egger PA, Randy, Geneve Mongene-Egger RN,
Christina Dzioba APRN, Ryan Carmack FGCU SN