Care Clinic, Inc.
Healthcare For Our Community
Story by Sue Erwin
Photos by Christine Cunningham
become angels to
those in need ...
Boca Grande Health Clinic physician Dr. Raymond James was fed up with the fact there are many
people in the Charlotte County community who can’t afford health insurance, and nine years ago
he decided to do something about it. While he was working as an emergency room physician with
Gulf Coast Emergency Physicians, Inc. he started up a dialogue with Dr. Mark Asperilla and Dr. David Klein.
Together they initiated the concept for the Englewood Community Care Clinic, envisioning a place where
free medical care was provided for those without health insurance.
The Englewood Community Care Clinic serve residents of Charlotte and Sarasota counties who are 18
to 64 years old and are without health insurance and Medicaid, and whose income falls at or below 200
percent of the federal poverty level.
Dr. Asperilla and Dr. Klein are also the founders of the St. Vincent DePaul Community Clinic, Inc., which
is now the Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Clinic in Port Charlotte.
The three physicians began recruiting board members in May 2009, as well as local physicians who
would be willing to volunteer their services at the clinic.