John Pate, M.D., joins Palmetto Health-USC Family Medicine in Bishopville

Bishopville, S.C.—Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will open Palmetto Health-USC Family Medicine of Bishopville this spring. The practice will be led by longtime community physician John Pate, M.D. Pate will provide patients with the same high-quality health care he has provided for years in a familiar location, 116 Hospital Square, Bishopville, South Carolina. Pate’s transition will not be immediate. Beginning the first week of April, Pate will begin seeing patients at Carolina Family Practice, 15 N. Sumter St., Suite 400, Sumter, South Carolina.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Pate to our organization,” said Bill Anderson, M.D., chief medical officer, Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group. “He’s an excellent physician and we appreciate the care he’s provided to the residents of Bishopville and Lee County over the years. We look forward to partnering with him to provide greater care and greater access to this community.”

To make an appointment with Pate and get prescription refills, call 803-774-7425. For more information, about Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group, visit

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About Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group

Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group is a not-for-profit company that brings together health care providers from Palmetto Health and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. With nearly 700 physicians and health care providers and 2,200 team members, Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group is the largest multispecialty medical group and provide the broadest range of health care services in the Midlands region. For more information, about Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group, visit

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