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Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease in which your body is unable to maintain a normal blood sugar (glucose) level.

  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award Patients' Choice Award
  • NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Top 10 Doctor - State Top 10 Doctor - State
  • Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna
  • First Health
  • BCBS South Carolina
  • Humana
  • Cigna

Doctors in Agape Senior Primary And Palliative Care

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  • Nearby Doctors

    There are no Doctors within 50 miles of West Columbia, SC that specialze in Neurology, Psychiatry, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and General Practice

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Ratings & Comments

81 ratings with 30 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Agape Senior Primary And Palliative Care when asked is excellent. Agape Senior Primary And Palliative Care has been reviewed by 81 patients. The rating is 3.9 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Agape Senior Primary And Palliative Care as provided by patient reviews is 26 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Location

get directions Agape Senior Primary And Palliative Care
2318 Sunset Blvd
West Columbia, SC 29169

Specialties

5 specialties

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • General Practice

    A general practitioner is similar to a family practitioner in that they treat patients of all ages with a variety of health concerns. These doctors treat everyday ailments, some acute and chronic diseases, and also provid health checkups, physicals, inoculations and preventative care.
    General practitioners differ from family practitioners because they are not required to complete an additional residency in family medicine after completing their medical school residency. Like family practitioners, general practitioners will also provide referrals to patients who are in need of a specialist.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

Doctors in Agape Senior Primary And Palliative Care

  • Dr. Stephen A Murk MD

    Internal Medicine

    West Columbia, SC

    5.0
    (4)
  • Dr. Floyd A Cribbs IV MD

    Family Medicine

    Beaufort, SC

    5.0
    (3)
  • Dr. Robert W Rowe MD

    Family Medicine

    West Columbia, SC

    4.5
    (2)
  • Dr. David H Hammett MD

    Neurology, Psychiatry

    West Columbia, SC

    3.9
    (56)
  • Dr. Charles P Busse MD

    Family Medicine

    West Columbia, SC

    3.7
    (8)
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Pikeville College School Of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine
  • Medical University Of South Carolina College Of Medicine
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Wake Forest University School Of Medicine
  • Medical College Of Wisconsin
  • Nearby Group Practices

    We don't have any physicians that practice at Agape Senior Primary And Palliative Care. Here are some Group Practices that specialize in Neurology, Psychiatry, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and General Practice near Agape Senior Primary And Palliative Care West Columbia, SC.

Information About Group Practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

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