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How to cope with the impacts of a natural disaster

In Southwest Florida, we are no strangers to natural disasters. We all know natural disasters like Hurricane Ian can have a major impact on our daily lives. What is often overlooked is the mental effects hurricanes can have in the short and long term on especially children. While the aftermath [...]

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Hurricane Ian Resources

The effects of Hurricane Ian have been devastating to the SWFL community. During this hectic and chaotic time, finding resources can be overwhelming. To help SWFL residents, below is a list of local and national resources available. You are encouraged to share this list with others who may need it [...]

How do I know if my child is struggling with mental health?

Through their stages of development, children will experience a variety of moods that affect the way they behave. And while it is natural for moods to fluctuate from time to time, how can you tell if a change in mood or behavior is normal or if this is a more [...]

Is My Teenager Ready to Babysit?

For many young teens, babysitting is a rite of passage from childhood to adolescence. It provides them an opportunity to earn money, develop responsibility and grow career skills like setting schedules, salary negotiations and money management. As a parent of two teen girls and a pediatric provider, parents often ask [...]

What Women Need to Know About Osteoporosis

As we age, remaining mobile is important to maintaining independence. While bone loss is a normal part of growing older, one in two women and up to one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is often referred to as a [...]

How to Build Self-Esteem in Children and Teens

Understanding our own self-esteem can have practical significance. But what exactly is self-esteem? Self-esteem is an individual’s overall sense of personal value and self-worth or simply, the measure of how much we like ourselves. Psychologist, Carl Jung acknowledged that a vital part of what contributes to self-esteem is early experiences, [...]



Storm Recovery Information

Due to significant damage from Hurricane Ian, Healthcare Network’s Friendship Health practice, located at 2355 Sanford Ct., Naples 34112, is temporarily unavailable.

For patients with appointments at our Friendship Health practice, our staff will contact you.

Otherwise, all other Healthcare Network practices located throughout Collier County are open and welcoming patients during normal business hours. Please call 239.658.3000 to schedule an in-person or telehealth visit.