I was born in Key West. I’m a conch! I’m 63 years old and I’ve been a captain for 40 years. They call me Captain Mitch. I work as a fishing guide; I own Reel Chaos Charters. But then the economy took a dump, and then there was the oil spill…times have been tough. The charter business is down. Some months, I’m lucky to get 2 or 3 charters the whole month.
My wife and I have both been going to the Good Health Clinic in Tavernier for our medical care for 3 years. We love the staff there. I don’t know what we would have done without them. We don’t have health insurance. It’s a real shame that anybody should have to choose not to get medical care because of financial problems. We are so thankful for the Good Health Clinic.
I had double cataract surgery there. I was legally blind in one eye and half blind in the other. Now I have 20/20 vision in one eye and 20/25 in the other! I would call that success! And I also had problems with my knee. It was so bad I had to stop doing charters for a while. They did a scope and it’s like new! I was back to work 10 days after the procedure.
I can’t say enough about the Good Health Clinic. Karen takes great care of us, as do the doctors and all of the staff; they have become like family. We are lucky to have them.