Primary Care

Providing Great Care Across the Upstate

Your primary care provider is your main doctor—the one who knows your name and your story and provides you with personalized care. Greenville Health System provides high-quality primary care and an excellent experience for patients and their families at dozens of offices located throughout the Upstate—so we’re never far from where you live, work and play.

The first step is deciding what kind of doctor you want to see. Below are some of the most common types of primary care doctors.

Family Medicine Doctors

Family medicine doctors provide continuing, comprehensive health care for the individual and family throughout the course of life. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages, each organ system and every disease entity. Family medicine doctors typically attend a four-year medical school and complete a three-year residency before passing a board-certification exam.

Internal Medicine Doctors

Internal medicine doctors are specialists who diagnose, treat and care for adults across the spectrum, from health maintenance to complex illness. At least three of their seven or more years of medical school and postgraduate training are dedicated to learning how to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases affecting adults, which then is followed by passing a board-certification exam.

Internal Medicine-Pediatrics

Internal medicine-pediatrics (Med-Peds) doctors provide general health care to adults and children of all ages, but have an added special focus on treating adults diagnosed with lifelong conditions in childhood, such as cystic fibrosis, diabetes, congenital heart disease and autism. These physicians typically attend a four-year medical school followed by a four-year residency (two years in internal medicine and two in pediatrics) before passing a board-certification exam. GHS’ two Heritage Pediatrics & Internal Medicine practices are the only ones in the Upstate that feature all Med-Peds doctors.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

OB/GYNs specialize in the management of pregnancy, labor and birth. These doctors also receive specialized education in the female reproductive system and surgical care. Much of their education focuses on the detection and management of obstetric and gynecologic problems. OB/GYNs typically attend a four-year medical school and then undertake a four-year residency before passing a board-certification exam.

Pediatricians

primary care buddyPediatricians manage the physical, behavioral and mental health of children from birth until age 21. These physicians are trained to diagnose and treat a broad range of childhood illnesses, from minor health problems to serious diseases. Pediatricians typically attend a four-year medical school and complete a three-year residency program in pediatrics before passing a board-certification exam.

Convenient Care Facilities

Powdersville

Oconee

Spartanburg

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