Our practice provides comprehensive, compassionate care to infants, children and teens. We will address your child’s medical needs as well as growth and developmental issues. Ideally we become your partners. Our goal is to assist you in helping your child reach their full potential. We ask that you choose a primary care physician. This is the physician with whom you will schedule you child’s check-ups and most of your office visits.
Our practice is a member of Medical Group of the Carolinas (MGC), a large multi-specialty physician group serving Upstate South Carolina and parts of North Carolina. MGC doctors are dedicated to meeting your healthcare needs, from wellness and prevention to the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses.
Services & Conditions Treated
Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is usually diagnosed in childhood and is characterized by some or all of the following: a persistent pattern of impulsiveness, short attention span, easily distracted, restlessness, fidgeting, and hyperactivity. These can interfere with academic, occupational and social performance.
- Condition starts in early childhood
- Up to one-fifth of cases resolve, but the rest continue through adulthood
- Poor and inconsistent ability to maintain attention
- Trouble ignoring distractions, both external and internal
- Often a feeling of restlessness
- Cannot stand boredom
- Many, but not all, with ADD are impulsive, to one degree or another
- This condition tends to run in families and has no relation to IQ
- The core symptoms can also be seen in anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and sleep deprivation
- Medication does not cure, but it can be very helpful in up to 90 percent without causing personality changes or other significant side effects
- Long-term outcome, however, depends on non-medication treatments and strategies
When to seek medical help:
- You or your child has a diagnosis of ADHD or ADD and are already on medication, but you are not sure your medicine is doing all that you want it to.
- You or your child has a diagnosis and stopped taking medication, but you would like to give it another try.
- You’re not sure if you or your child might have ADD/ADHD, and you would like to look into it further.
We can diagnose and treat your ADHD and keep your regular doctor informed; but you should continue to see him or her for your medical care.
If you are already on medication for ADD/ADHD, we can:
- Make sure your medication is doing all that it can
- Make sure your medication is working when you need it
- Eliminate side effects
- Look for other issues which may not respond to ADHD medication
- Evaluate your non-medication treatments:
- Compensatory strategies
Please arrive 15-20 minutes before your appointment to fill out your medical history and registration forms. You may also be provided a health assessment or questionnaire to complete in advance of your visit. To cancel an appointment, please notify us 24 hours in advance so we can make the appointment available to another patient.
What to bring with you:
- Current medications
- Medication reconciliation form, if needed
- Parent/guardian valid photo ID
- Legal guardianship documentation
- Co-payment, if required by your insurance provider
- Prior medical records, including documentation of any allergies, chronic conditions, treatments or surgeries
- Questions for your doctor
Current patients can schedule appointments by phone, or use the MyChart patient portal or app to see available times.
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Once you become a patient you will find that YOU are the most critical part of your care team. As a patient, you can obtain care and clinical advice during normal business hours by contacting your physician’s office. After business hours, our answering service will contact the appropriate person to handle your needs, as we have an on-call physician available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you are a patient currently using MyChart, you may be able to request a refill through the app or online portal. For prescriptions not available in MyChart, please make an appointment so a physician can evaluate if the medications need to be changed. It could take up to 24-48 business hours for a refill to be submitted.
Our practices use an electronic health record system that allows for a seamless patient experience through improved communications, timeliness, patient information storage and portability. This system, called MyChart, will allow you to view medications, allergies, health issues and recent visits.
New patients in our practices are asked to complete a medical release form before your appointment. The signed form gives us the ability to request medical records from other physician practices that you may have visited. This information provides our physicians with a more complete medical history. To obtain or transfer detailed medical records to another practice, please contact the Medical Records Office at 864-560-6273.
Insurance & Billing
We are participating providers for most medical insurance plans. Because there are a variety of options, please contact your insurance company or one of our patient access representatives to ensure our practice is a provider for your plan. Please remember to bring your insurance card with you.
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We request payment for all office visits at the time of service. Co-pays are required for all insured patients. If you have questions about fees, our office or Physicians Billing Service will be glad to assist you at 864-560-4413 or 877-596-2455.
Patient Centered Medical Home
Our practice is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Physician Practice Connections®-Patient Centered Medical Home (PPC-PCMH). Our physicians and staff are dedicated to providing medical care tailored to you and your family's healthcare needs. Your personal healthcare team will work with you to make informed decisions on the most effective and appropriate treatment of care and help you set goals to improve your health and quality of life.
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All telephone calls of a medical nature are reviewed by a nurse and are handled as promptly as possible. Urgent calls are given priority. In order to provide the best assessment and care for your health, we generally do not diagnose or prescribe treatment by telephone.
If you or a family member experience an emergency after hours, please call 911 for assistance. If you become ill after hours but it is not a medical emergency, please call your physician’s office. Your call will automatically be routed to our answering service, which is available to assist you. Calls should only be made for health problems that cannot wait until normal business hours. It is our policy not to refill medicines or call in new prescriptions after hours.
For non-emergency medical concerns that need urgent attention, please visit one of the Spartanburg Regional’s Immediate Care Centers nearest you:
- Immediate Care Center—Eastside (Spartanburg, SC)
- Immediate Care Center—Westside (Spartanburg, SC)
- Immediate Care Center—Pelham (Greer, SC)
- Immediate Care Center—Gaffney (Gaffney, SC)