Lowcountry based independent physicians group opens first offices in Columbia

Charleston, SC – Palmetto Primary Care Physicians (PPCP), the largest independent multi-specialty physicians group in South Carolina, will be opening two family medicine practices in Columbia by the end of Summer 2018.

The group, which has deep roots in the Lowcountry, currently has over 30 physicians offices located throughout four counties: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester and Hampton. The addition of the two Columbia practices will expand their reach from four to six counties.

PPCP is best known in the medical community for their innovative practices. They were among one of the first practices nationally to establish a successful Patient Centered Medical Home program and continue to be nationally recognized for their work in quality initiatives.

While private practices throughout the country continue to be bought out by hospital systems, PPCP has spent the last 22 years building a patient care delivery model in the Lowcountry that provides patients the benefits of coordinated services all under one umbrella, while remaining independent. Their patients have access to not only family medicine practitioners, but also specialists, an urgent care clinic, a full suite of imaging services, diagnostic testing, lab services and health and wellness programs.

“Our goal is to take to the Midlands, the same level of high-quality, coordinated care that we offer patients here in the Lowcountry,” states Terry Cunningham, CEO of PPCP. “We understand that it all begins with our physicians and staff, so it was a priority of ours to find the most well-respected physicians and staff in the Columbia community to help us care for patients locally”.

Those well-respected physicians are long time Columbia physicians Kimberly Williams, MD, Stacy Gajewski, MD and Pamela Brown, MD, alongside Wendy Lykes, APRN-BC, FNP.

Kimberly Williams, MD and Wendy Lykes, APRN-BC, FNP will be located at PPCP’s Northeast Office, located at 710 Rabon Road, Suite 202. The office will open on Monday, June 18, 2018. To schedule an appointment, call (803) 636-2121.

Stacy Gajewski, MD and Pamela Brown, MD will be located at PPCP’s Irmo Office, located at 7611 St. Andrews Road in Irmo. The office will open on Monday, July 2, 2018. To schedule an appointment, call (803) 714-3300.

About Palmetto Primary Care Physicians

Palmetto Primary Care Physicians (PPCP) is the largest independent multi-specialty group practice in South Carolina. The group is comprised of over 95 clinical providers with a wide range of expertise in primary and specialty care including endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology and physical therapy. The company employs over 400 clinical and non-clinical staff throughout South Carolina and provides exceptional medical care for patients through 30 physician’s offices in four counties.

PPCP has proudly served patients since 1996 and is known for their innovative patient centered delivery model. The group was among one of the first practices to nationally establish a successful Patient Centered Medical Home Program and the first in South Carolina. Today PPCP offers a wide range of services, including a state-of-the-art urgent care clinic, imaging, diagnostics and labs.

To learn more about PPCP, visit www.PalmettoPrimaryCare.com

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