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Our Services

Acute and Preventive Medicine

The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine provides comprehensive primary medical care to people of all ages. Our health care professionals understand the importance of a continuous relationship with a personal primary care provider who coordinates his or her care for wellness and illness.

Our team of health care providers serve as your partner to assure that your needs are met and also, as a gateway to specialists and hospital services, when needed. We are committed to helping you understand your health and live healthier!

Children and Adults

  • Coordination of care across all settings, including outpatient, inpatient, skilled nursing, assisted living, rehabilitation
  • Counseling, treatment and management of chronic and acute illnesses
  • Coordination of specialty care
  • Sports medicine
  • Psychiatric and mental health care
  • Social services
  • Nutrition counseling, including weight management and treatment of eating disorders
  • Medication management, counseling and education, including smoking cessation
  • Diagnostic and minor surgical procedures

Children

  • Well-child visits
  • Developmental screening, common parental concerns, anticipatory guidance, and all immunizations

All Adults

  • Physical exams, including blood pressure and weight, cholesterol count, and counseling (smoking, exercise, diet and other health risks)
  • Geriatric care

Adults 50 Years and older

  • Colon cancer screening
  • Flu shots and vaccinations
  • Physical exams and other health screenings

Women's Health

  • Gynecology and low-risk obstetrics
  • Pap smears
  • Mammograms
  • Osteoporosis counseling

Men's Health

  • Prostate health counseling
  • Physical exams

Helpful Links
www.FamilyDoctor.org

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Sports Medicine

The medical subspecialty of Sports Medicine is practiced by both fellowship-trained primary care physicians and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons. Sports Medicine encompasses a group of professionals from various disciplines, including athletic trainers, physical therapists, and physicians whose focus is the health of an athlete.  

Our team of sports medicine primary care and orthopaedic surgeons treat athletes of all ages, men and women, who play on all different levels:  youth, high school, collegiate, recreational, and professional.

The treatment to most primary care problems is generally non-surgical, is usually exercise and rehabilitative recommendations, bracing or taping, medications, and possibly soft tissue or joint injections.  In cases where surgery is needed or conservative treatments fail, a referral will be made to the appropriate orthopaedic surgeon, usually with the School of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.

Specific areas we treat, include:

  • Common musculoskeletal injuries
  • Pre-participation physical examinations
  • Concussion evaluation and management
  • Principles of injury rehabilitation
  • Non-operative fracture management
  • Joint and soft tissue injection
  • Obesity and healthy eating
  • Exercise prescription
  • Stress fractures
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Exercise induced bronchospasm (asthma)
  • Heart disease in athletes
  • Chronic exertional compartment syndrome
  • Sports hernia

Our department’s Sports Medicine physicians are also team physicians for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, as well as multiple local colleges and high schools. 

For more information about Sports Medicine, visit USC Sports Medicine online or call (803) 434-7689.

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Behavioral Health Care

Behavioral health services include individual, marital and family therapy to help people adapt to mental, emotional, or relationship difficulties that are often present across the life span.

Personal Performance Consultation (PPC) services are also offered. The purpose of this service is to help individuals, teams, and organizations achieve levels of optimal performance and reach their personally identified goals. The focus of performance consultation is the use of techniques and strategies that enhance mental and emotional performance skills.

General Behavioral Health Appointments
Lenatte Henry: (803) 434-2498

Smoking Cessation Classes are also provided through Palmetto Health’s Care Call
Smoking Cessation Appointments
(803) 296-2273

Helpful Links
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy: www.aamft.org

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Diabetes Education

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in South Carolina and about 70 percent of adults with diabetes has high blood pressure.  At the Family Medicine Center, we know this is an epidemic in our community and have designed a patient education program to better serve and help patients with diabetes.  Certified diabetes educators assist with the program.  We offer both individual and group sessions.

Individual Sessions
Help each Tuesday morning and Wednesdays
Appointments for individual sessions
(803) 434-6113

Group Sessions
Classes meet 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month
Appointments
Diane Richardson:  (803) 434-6116

Helpful Links
American Diabetes Association
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina

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In-Office Procedures/Lab

Procedures
Procedures performed at the Family Practice Center include casting and splinting, minor surgery, IUD fitting and vasectomy.

Diagnostic Testing
We provide diagnostic tests that include

  • Lab
  • X-ray services
  • Colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy (to view the colon)
  • Exercise stress testing
  • Colposcopy (to study the cervix)
  • Naso-pharyngoscopy (to examine the nose and throat)

Walk-In Labs: For your convenience walk-in labs are available between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. 

 

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