Primary Care for Your Well-Being

Your First Call for Medical Care

Whether you need help getting healthy or staying healthy, a primary care provider can help with your medical needs.

By establishing care with a provider at Regional Medical Center, you’ll have someone to call first whenever you have a nonurgent health concern. If you need a routine exam, immunization, diagnosis or treatment, schedule an appointment today.

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When to Visit Primary Care

There are many reasons you might see a primary care provider. For example, primary care providers can conduct routine health screenings, such as a blood pressure check or cancer screenings. They can also track your need for immunizations, such as the annual flu shot or Tdap vaccine.

Conditions and symptoms treated by primary care providers include:

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Constipation and diarrhea
  • Diabetes
  • Ear infections
  • Fever
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Minor pains and sprains
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rashes
  • Sexually transmitted illness
  • Sinus infections
  • Sore throat
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Upper respiratory infections

Types of Primary Care Providers

If you’re looking for a primary care provider, you might not be sure who to pick. To help you make an informed decision, we’ve defined the different types of primary care providers you might encounter.

Medical doctor (MD): A physician with a traditional medical degree. MDs practice an allopathic approach to care, meaning they focus on treating conditions by using science-based medicine.

Doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO): A physician that takes an osteopathic, or holistic, approach to care. DOs tend to focus on healing the body as a whole as opposed to treating a specific condition.

Obstetrician/gynecologist (OB-GYN): Obstetricians specialize in the care of women during pregnancy and childbirth, while gynecologists specialize in treating the female reproductive system from adolescence through adulthood. Taken as a whole, OB-GYNs specialize in women’s health.

Advanced practice registered nurse (APRN): This nursing professional has advanced certification that allows them to diagnose illnesses, order lab tests and prescribe medications.

Nurse practitioner (NP): Nurse practitioners are a type of APRN who generally follow a patient-centered model of care. This means NPs give as much attention to a patient’s mental and emotional health when considering treatment of physical problems. NPs choose a patient population to specialize in, such as families (FNP), pediatrics (PNP), adults (ANP) or geriatrics (GNP).

Physician assistant (PA): Physician assistants generally follow a disease-centered model of care. This means PAs focus first and foremost on testing, diagnosing and treating a patient’s physical problems. PAs must work in collaboration with an MD or DO.

Benefits of a Primary Care Provider from RMC

Regional Medical Center is more than a hospital – it is a health care system serving Orangeburg, Calhoun, Bamberg and Barnwell counties. When you see one of our primary care providers, you benefit not only from their knowledge and expertise but also the massive resources of RMC as a whole. Our providers work collaboratively to coordinate patient care and create a truly cohesive experience in which your entire medical team is kept up to date on the treatments and tests you’ve had.

Financial Information

All our primary care practices accept Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield and most private insurances. We also offer financial assistance to people in need.

For New Patients - please print, complete and bring with you this New Patient Packet to your first appointment.

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