At Advanced Family Medicine, our goal is to offer comprehensive primary care for you and your family. Serving as your medical home will give us the best overall view of your health and family medical history, which will enable us to provide care that works best for you. And should you ever need to see a GHS specialist, that doctor will have access to your electronic medical record – quickly and securely – to assist in your health care.
Pediatric, adolescent and adult medicine services, including the following:
- Acute illnesses such as bronchitis, allergies, skin conditions, minor cuts, allergies, colds and flu
- Cancer screenings
- Childhood illnesses
- Chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol management, and hypertension
- Family and personal counseling
- Full-service laboratory services
- Gynecologic care including Pap smears, birth control and menopausal care
- Minor surgery, such as cyst, wart or mole removal
- Nutrition counseling
- On-site lab for routine blood or urine analysis
- Pediatric care, including well visits for newborns, infants and children
- Physicals, including those for annual checkups, camp, kindergarten, flight, immigration and sports
- Same-day appointments
- Sports injuries
- Well-child exams including vaccinations
We see patients by appointment, except for medical emergencies. If you need an urgent appointment, please call the office and we will make every effort to see you the same day.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment so that our front office and clinical staff may prepare for your visit with the doctor. If you arrive after your scheduled appointment time, we may ask that you reschedule your appointment for another day.
If you are unable to keep an appointment, we request that you notify the office 24 hours in advance. Missed appointments may result in a fee. Our clinical staff is available to answer questions and help you decide if you need an appointment. A staff member will return all calls made before 2:00 p.m. on the same business day. Our staff may not be able to return routine calls received after 2:00 p.m. until the following day.
Our physicians are available for after-hours emergency calls. If you need to speak with a doctor after hours, please call (864) 833-0973 and you will be directed to the GHS after-hours service. They will provide you with instructions on reaching the on-call physician.
We request that routine questions be directed to the clinical staff during office hours.
Patients who are admitted to the hospital for treatment will be cared for by GHS hospitalists (the inpatient physician team).
Visits to the nurse are scheduled by appointment for immunizations, weight checks, blood pressure checks, B-12 shots, testosterone shots, and diabetes and/or porosis education and medication assistance programs.
Prescriptions and prescription refills will be given at your office visit. If you need a refill between visits, please call us during office hours. We will need two business days to process requests for prescription refills. We are unable to refill routine prescriptions after hours or on weekends.
Special forms and Correspondence
A processing fee will be applied for special forms and correspondence, including but not limited to requests related to life insurance, employment, sports/physicals, disability, driver’s licenses, nursing home and assisted living admission forms, and FMLA.
Insurance and Payment Policy
Our office will assist you in filing claims with your insurance company. Payment for co-payments and deductibles must be made at the time of your visit. Please be familiar with your insurance benefits and requirements. There may be fees from your insurance company if you use an unapproved location for laboratory tests or fail to obtain appropriate authorizations. Please notify our office with any changes to your insurance, address, phone number or personal information.