First Responders

Introducing the FirstCare Clinic

The FistCare Clinic is a new experience in healthcare for the first responders and first program of its kind in Collier County. It combines an occupation- specific program of required annual physical exams, lab tests, stress tests, EKGs, hearing booth and personal wellness monitoring with strong working relationships between the patient, the doctors, and the entire healthcare organization.

Founded by a former firefighter and EMT, the FirstCare Clinic was designed by a physician and is tailored to streamline and upgrade the medical process for firefighters, EMTs, law enforcement, and other first responders. The FirstCare Clinic manages the day-to-day healthcare needs of these busy professionals - eliminating the hassles and ensuring the highest level of service, convenience, and care throughout the year.

“Our goal is to take special care of the ones that are out there every day looking out for us.”

Dr. Paul Hobaica
Founder and Medical Director

What services are included?

The Highest level of personal service doesn’t have to be a thing of the past. Patients receive the following:

Annual fire department and EMS physicals designed for first responders and customized for the specific needs of each fire district and EMS. 

All EMS Department recommended screenings may include stress tests, audiograms, CT scans, ultrasound, and other lab tests performed on site.

Convenient one-stop appointments at local hospitals.

A designated personal physician and medical team available to answer any questions, anytime.

  • Personal ID cards to identify FirstCare Clinic Members.
  • Thorough, unhurried visits with your doctor.
  • Analysis and monitoring of your medical history.
  • Fast access to your medical team by phone, in person, email and tele?
  • Fast access to the Collier County Healthcare System with more than 500 on staff physicians at all campuses including after-hours emergency care.
  • Personal prescription management.

What about special services?

In the event of an illness that requires specialized care or surgery, your doctor will not merely provide you with the names of a few specialists. Your physician will will be there as your advocate to walk you through the medical talk and help you understand every situation and every decision. He will serve as your advocate, coordinating all medical issues of insurance coverage, and resolving any conflicts that may arise.

Can my family benefit from the FirstClinic Clinic?

Yes. Absolutely. You and your family can be enrolled to receive all the FirstCare Clinic patient services listed. Simply tell Dr. Hobaica or one of the team members that you want to become a FirstCare Clinic member and we will take care of all the rest - obtaining your medical records and setting up a medical history interview.

Please feel free to stop in or call if you have any questions about how this program can work for you and your family.

How does the FirstCare Clinic work?

Primary Care and Wellness

Whether it’s your annual recommended physical exam or any other medical need you come to us for, each new patient has access and can be enrolled as a member of this exclusive medical service. Member will be scheduled for a personal interview and complete physical exam. Then each will be matched with a personal physician, whose job it will be to become as knowledgeable as possible about your medical history and ongoing care. The concept behind the FirstCare Clinic is to improve medical care by building close doctor- patient relationships.

At the first meeting, your doctor will review your medical history and discuss overall medical condition. The exam will be set up at a time that works well with your schedule, and you will get preferred access to the medical team, with no lost time in the waiting room.

The attention you deserve

An important advantage of the FirstCare Clinic is full, preferred access to the entire staff and all facilities. If you have a medical condition that requires the attention of a specialist, we will arrange your appointment quickly and seamlessly - with your primary care physician taking part every step of the way.

The concept of relationship and general medicine has long been recognized as one of the best ways of delivering cost-effective, appropriate medical care. Unfortunately, rising costs have changed the face of medicine in recent decades forcing doctors to specialize and to spend less and less time getting to know their patients. We believe that everyone should have “a regular doctor” and with the FirstCare clinic, that’s exactly what you get.