Whether you’re 5 or 95, it’s important to have a medical home. A medical home is a place where a team of medical professionals know your story and can provide you with personalized care, follow your health status over time and spot potential problems before they become life-threatening.
At practices across the upstate region, Greenville Health System has physicians committed to serving you and your family. Plus, as part of GHS, these physicians have access to approximately 400 specialists, should you need one.
The first step is deciding what type of physician you want to see. Below are some of the most common types of primary care physicians.
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.
- Palmetto Medical Associates
- Skylyn Medical Associates
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.
- Cypress Internal Medicine-Greer
- GHS Internal Medicine–Laurens
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.
- Greenville Ob/Gyn Associates
- Greenville Midwifery Care & Birth Center
- Gynecology Specialists
- OB/GYN Center
- Piedmont OB/GYN
Pediatricians 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.
- GHS Children’s Hospital After-Hours Care
- Carolina Pediatrics of Greenville
- Clemson-Seneca Pediatrics
- GHS Pediatrics & Internal Medicine–Wade Hampton
- Greenville Pediatric Health Center
- Spartanburg Pediatric Health Center
- Center for Pediatric Medicine
- The Children’s Clinic
- Christie Pediatric Group
- Heritage Pediatrics & Internal Medicine–Simpsonville
Urgent Care Facilities