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Updated: 04/20/2017 08:30:03AM

Local physician recognized by national group

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SUN FILE PHOTO BY DONNELL BATES

Dr. Mark Asperilla and Dr. David Klein, co-founders of the Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic, pose for a photo during a fundraiser in 2015. “I thought I knew philanthropy and medicine – until I met him in the ‘90s,” Klein said of Asperilla. “He showed me a whole other level.”

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Dr. David Klein, an ophthalmologist, sees patient Theresa Soto of Englewood at the Virginia B. Andes Community Clinic in Port Charlotte.

Dr. David Klein

By RUSTY PRAY

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Dr. David Klein sat back and considered the meaning of it.

The co-founder of the Virginia B. Andres Community Clinic had just learned he had been recognized by the American Medical Association Foundation with an Excellence in Medicine Award. Specifically, he had been named recipient of the Jack B. McConnell M.D. Award for Excellence in Volunteerism.

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