Shell Point Medical Team
The team of compassionate physicians and advanced registered nurse practitioners at the Medical Center at Shell Point are specially trained to treat geriatric patients.
While it is rare for most retirement communities to have a single onsite staff physician, Shell Point has a team of multiple full-time physicians and nurse practitioners who work exclusively with residents. These healthcare professionals spend quality time with each individual to get a complete understanding of his or her unique situation and craft a personalized care plan.
Gary Goforth, MD, Medical Director
Dr. Gary Goforth leads the medical team at Shell Point. He graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and has almost 40 years of experience, with a focus in family practice. Dr. Goforth has a passion for medical education and international medical missions. He has also received many military decorations from the U.S. Army as well as humane and rural education awards, including an international award for the development of medical residency training in Afghanistan.
David Nesselroade, MD
Dr. David Nesselroade graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine. He also completed his internship and residency in family practice at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Nesselroade became board certified in Family Practice in 1979, and began practicing at Shell Point in 1986. His primary area of care is the skilled nursing facility.
Kathy Thompson, MD
Dr. Kathy Thompson joined Shell Point in 2019 from a geriatric fellowship at Florida Hospital in Winter Park, Florida. She received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Southern Illinois University, a master’s degree in science education from University of Central Florida, and her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica. Dr. Thompson also completed a family medicine residency program at Piedmont Columbus Regional in Georgia.
Maria F. Badami, DO
Dr. Maria Badami is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician and a Fellow of the American Board Family Medicine, the American Board of Osteopathic Family Medicine, and the American Academy of Family Practice. She received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine and an MBA in Healthcare Leadership from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. She completed a family medicine residency program at University Missouri Kansas City-Truman Medical in Kansas City, Missouri. Most recently, Dr. Badami served as a primary care physician in the Lee County, Naples and Bay Pines VA Healthcare Clinics.
Lewis Caldrone, APRN
Lewis Caldrone received a master’s degree in nursing from Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio, with a specialization as a family nurse practitioner. He also received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia. He specializes in adult care, geriatrics, women’s health, mental health and acute/ chronic illnesses. He was honored as the Lee Physicians Group’s 2017 Advanced Provider of the Year. He also served as a clinical preceptor for advanced practice nursing students.
Rocio Campbell, APRN
Rocio “Rosie” Campbell began working at Shell Point in 2008 and served as an LPN – and later an RN. She is the first-ever recipient of the Edith C. Frazer Scholarship, which was generously provided by a Shell Point resident to benefit a healthcare employee. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) in 2014 with a bachelor’s in nursing with a focus on leadership and management. Rocio was then accepted into the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at USF, and went on to obtain her master’s degree in nursing from USF. She is also certified through the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy.
Carol Clark, EdD, APRN
Carol Clark received her baccalaureate, master’s and post-master’s degrees in primary care from Indiana Wesleyan University. She also received a doctor of adult and community education degree from Ball State University, and holds certification as a gerontological nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Commission on Certification. Carol came to Shell Point in 2003, and currently serves at the J. Howard Wood Medical Center in clinical practice.
Amy Dudley, DNP, FNP-BC
Amy Dudley received a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and communications from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Her nursing education spans two decades and includes an associate’s degree in applied science (nursing) from Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville, Virginia, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, a master’s degree in nursing from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida, and a doctorate in nursing practice from the University of South Alabama. Amy has been an ANCC board-certified family practice APRN since 2010, serving residents in the Larsen Pavilion as well as the J. Howard Wood Medical Center.
Miguel A. Gonzalez, APRN
Miguel Gonzalez received a master’s degree in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from University of South Florida, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from University of Central Florida, and a bachelor’s in Microbiology and Cell Science from University of Florida. He brings experience as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at Fort Myers Men’s Clinic and Gulf Coast Medical Center. At Lee Memorial Hospital and Health Park Medical Center in Fort Myers, he served as a Registered Nurse in the Surgical/Trauma intensive care unit and an Acute Care Nurse practitioner.
Shell Point Specialty Services
The Behavioral Health team at Shell Point engages with residents to support their overall concept of self, exploring the emotions, behaviors and biology relating to mental wellbeing and their ability to function in everyday life.
Kathy Fratrick, LCSW
Kathy Fratrick, LCSW, is a native of Appomattox, Virginia. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Westhampton College/University of Richmond, and a master’s degree in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her early career included a specialty with children, adolescents, and adults in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings. Kathy has been with the Department of Behavioral Health at Shell Point since 2002. Currently, Kathy’s interests and expertise are in the continuum of depression, anxiety, Alzheimer’s and other dementias, caregiver stress, grief counseling and transitional care.
Home Health and Home Care
Director of Outpatient Services
Shell Point Home Health is essentially skilled nursing care and therapy provided in the comfort of your own home. This system of care is provided to residents in their homes by Shell Point’s skilled practitioners working under the direction of your physician. Shell Point Home Health is now also bringing Skilled Nursing Care to the residents of Sanibel and Captiva as well. Skilled nursing services include post-operative care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and medical social work services.
Shell Point Home Care, a Florida-licensed home care service, provides on-campus residents an assortment of customized personal assistance services, such as help with bathing and dressing, laundry, companionship, personal shopping, light housekeeping, meal assistance, medication set-up and assistance, appointment scheduling and escort, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, and more. Shell Point Home Care offers support for you and your loved ones, allowing you to remain in your home as long as possible. You do not have to be ill, nor do you need doctor’s orders to benefit from Shell Point Home Care. If your needs are as simple as a couple hours of support or as complex as 24-hour care, our nurses, certified nursing assistants, and home health aides are available to meet your needs.
Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
Karen Wilhite, OTR/L
Senior Director of Rehab
The Rehabilitation Center at Shell Point is an important component of the healthcare continuum, providing occupational, physical and speech therapy services. The state-of-the-art facility provides both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services through an interdisciplinary team of professionals.
Short term rehabilitative services include physical, speech, and occupational therapy; indoor and outdoor aqua therapy pools, a full-size occupational therapy suite and beautiful outdoor transition therapy paths. Specialized programs for dysphagia, pain management, stroke and low vision are also offered.
A leading-edge approach focuses on successful functional outcomes that maximize recovery from post-surgical and complex medical issues, helping residents reach their maximum potential and level of function. Post-operative care is available for orthopedics, cardiac, pulmonary, neurological, and other specialties, including stroke and memory care, dysphagia, pain management and low vision.
The therapy gym contains a wide range of equipment designed in a circular shape to build camaraderie and motivate residents to engage in the rehab process. Private treatment rooms are also available as needed.
An occupational therapy suite features a full kitchen, bathroom and bedroom to practice “activities of daily living” in preparation for a safe discharge home. Two aquatic therapy pools, heated to 92 degrees, include underwater treadmills and a lift for those unable to use stairs.
Appointments for therapy are made through one’s primary physician. Upon receipt of a doctor’s prescription, the therapy team will call each patient to schedule appointments.
Florida Radiology Consultants has been serving the Shell Point community for more than 12 years. The group, led by Dr. Geoffrey A. Negin, MD, director of Outpatient Imaging, provides x-ray and ultrasound services from their location in the J. Howard Wood Medical Center on The Island at Shell Point. Shell Point residents’ results are expedited immediately to the onsite medical staff. On-call x-ray services are also provided on weekends during designated hours.