First Care Medical Centers is at your service! We are a multi-functional practice designed and equipped to serve the diverse needs of our community.
Since 1984, our physicians have served the medical needs of the residents, workers, employers, and visitors of Fort Myers. Dr. Joseph Howard and Dr. Jeffrey Williams are graduates of the University of Miami School of Medicine, they have been practicing since 1980 and are on staff at Lee Memorial Health System. In addition to receiving Workers Compensation Certification, they are affiliated with many outstanding organizations such as Florida Medical Association, The Lee County Medical Society, and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Our office also staffs four Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners who bring to the practice a wealth of clinical experience. Their ability to offer walk-in, on-demand care expands the scope of our practice significantly. With the expanding role of Occupational Medicine and Workers Compensation, our office staffs a Registered Nurse Case Manager. Her full time position allows her the opportunity to follow the care of injured employees and serve as an intermediary for their employers.
Our office is staffed with physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, laboratory and x-ray technologists, as well as skilled clerical specialists. This enables us to provide the greatest diversity of care to our patients. We are equipped to treat simple emergencies such as lacerations, sprains, strains, simple fractures and minor burns. We also treat sore throats, upper respiratory infections and flu. Our office is available to fill your simple emergency care needs, many times with shorter wait time than the emergency room.
Our Family Practice has the ability to care for the medical needs of our patients. We are versed in the treatment of common health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and depression. Appointments can be made for annual exams, including paps.
Walk-Ins and Workman's Compensation
Due to the availability of our Nurse Practitioners, we have been able to significantly expand this service. We also have a full-time workers compensation Registered Nurse Case Manager. She serves as a liaison between the providers, employers, insurance companies and injured workers. We are experienced and qualified to meet the extensive demands of occupational medicine. We also provide an on-site pharmacy dispensing some non-narcotic medications for the convenience of our busy workers comp patients.
First Care Medical Centers has extensive experience in drug screening and breath alcohol testing. Our clinical staff are certified in State and Federal regulations. We perform DOT, FAA, basic and complex physical examinations. There is availability of immediate testing utilizing an audiometry booth, pulmonary function, spirometry, titmus, x-ray and EKG. Hepatitis B, and tetanus vaccines are kept on site for convenience. PPD skin testing is offered for tuberculosis screening. Lab testing is available utilizing multiple laboratory facilities.
Our office hours accommodate busy work schedules, vacations and other needs of employers or visitors. Except for major holidays, our office is open from 7:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 8:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Friday, and 9:00 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday. Our office has the flexibility of appointments or walk-in care.
We are conveniently located in South Fort Myers at 12995 S. Cleveland Avenue, Suite 184. Our office is north of the Bell Tower Mall, just east of the Outback Steakhouse Restaurant, across from the Crowne Plaza Hotel. We are just a 20-25 minute drive from Sanibel, Fort Myers Beach, and downtown Fort Myers. We can be reached at (239)-939-2201.