All of the physicians at Heritage Pediatrics & Internal Medicine–Simpsonville are board certified and trained in Med-Peds. Med-Peds physicians are both internists (primary care physicians for adults) and pediatricians (primary care physicians for children), meaning they have board certification in both Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. Med-peds training combines the skills, wisdom, and dedication of pediatricians and internists into a single physician. A residency program in Med-Peds consists of in-depth training in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.
Because of our unique training in both fields, we are adept at treating adults with more complex diseases of childhood such as sickle cell disease, autism, congenital heart disease, and cystic fibrosis. Similarly, we are trained to treat children who have developed adult diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. While we are especially suited to care for patients with the above conditions, our practice is not limited to any specific group of patients. We are happy to care for ALL children and adults seeking a primary care provider.
Because we serve patients of all ages, Med-Peds physicians are able to care for the whole patient as well as the whole family. We see newborns, toddlers, school-aged children, adolescents, and adults, providing a unique perspective on growth, development, and preventative care for every age group. Patients and families may form long-term relationships with our physicians over several decades. We treasure the opportunity to serve as your medical home.
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