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Healthcare Anderson, South Carolina
Anderson residents reap the benefits from locally operated health system
It is rare to find a community of our size boasting a hospital system such as AnMed Health, with dozens of specialized clinics and a vast array of expert medical specialists. AnMed Health professionals offer excellent treatment for your physical needs, as well as your emotional and psychological needs. As Anderson grows by leaps and bounds, Anderson County’s medical facilities are more than keeping pace.
For more than 100 years, AnMed Health has delivered high-quality care close to home. Today, AnMed Health is South Carolina’s largest independent, not-for-profit health system. With more than 50 health care delivery sites, the system provides access to primary care, specialists, advanced technology, and state-of-the-art treatments. AnMed Health has three licensed hospitals in Anderson County: AnMed Health Medical Center, AnMed Health Rehabilitation Hospital and AnMed Health Women’s and Children’s Hospital. In addition, AnMed Health operates a modern cancer center, a comprehensive home care division, a Level II trauma center, a cardiac and orthopedic center, three outpatient surgery centers, a family medicine program, two urgent care centers, two retail pharmacies, a helicopter ambulance service and a growing network of physician practices.
AnMed Health aims to be the gold standard, and the health system’s quality of care rates among the best in the nation. AnMed Health is one of only three hospitals in South Carolina to earn Magnet designation, nursing’s highest honor. AnMed Health has also been recognized by Thomson Reuters’ Top 100 Hospitals, U.S. News and World Report and a number of industry experts on quality health care. Accolades include accreditation as a Primary Stroke Center, a Chest Pain Center and -- for the Women’s and Children’s Hospital -- Baby Friendly status. To find a physician or learn more, go to www.AnMed Health.org.
Health Care Specialist Spotlight The focus at Anderson Pediatric Dentistry is to provide a Dental Home where they strive to support children in every aspect of their oral health. They believe that good oral health is an important part of overall health. Anderson Pediatric Dentistry focuses on prevention, early detection, and treatment of dental diseases in a pleasant environment and works hard to establish the trust and confidence of your children. Their goal is to help all children feel good about visiting the dentist and to establish healthy habits that promote a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles. Anderson Pediatric Dentistry strives to be the first choice in dental care for children in Anderson, South Carolina. Anderson Skin and Cancer Clinic has provided dermatological services to the Anderson area since 1982. Their priority has been to deliver quality dermatology care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting. Anderson Skin and Cancer Clinic has just recently opened a new state-of-the-art facility in Anderson. Their dedicated team of trained professionals will give you the individualized attention you deserve. Drs. Quarterman and Lupton are board certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology. Dr. Quarterman is also a member of the American Society for Mohs Surgery. Anderson Skin and Cancer Clinic specializes in the treatment of all diseases of the skin in adults and children including skin cancers, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, and dermatopathology along with providing patient education. They have three locations to better serve their patients in Anderson, Seneca and Abbeville.
"Caring, comfortable dentistry for all" is the philosophy at Austin/ Pray Family Dentistry. Dentists Robert G. Austin and Matthew A. Pray and their staff are dedicated to excellent personalized patient care. Their goal is to make a visit to their office as comfortable and pleasant as possible for patients of all ages and walks of life. Dr. Austin and Dr. Pray believe strongly in supporting their community by serving on numerous non-profit boards. They are especially focused on health and arts for children. Patients immediately notice the modern office’s ever-changing display of children’s artwork from a nearby elementary school, which adds a cheerful element to their office. Austin/Pray Family Dentistry puts tremendous emphasis on preventative care, believing that a healthy mouth, teeth and gums are crucial to maintaining optimum overall health. The practice offers all traditional dental services as well as aesthetic services, but always with an emphasis on oral health. Drs. Austin and Pray focus not only on the beauty of your smile but your overall health as well.
Hospice of the Upstate has been caring for patients and their families in Upstate South Carolina for over 25 years. As your community non-profit hospice, they provide support for patients with a limited life expectancy by emphasizing palliative care rather than curative treatment, choosing quality rather than quantity of life.
Their mission is to provide you and your family with superior care and a supportive presence, whether that is in the comfort of your own home or at our Rainey Hospice House. When comfort care becomes the focus, Hospice of the Upstate offers the patient and their family the difference you deserve.
The doctors at Medicus Eye Group continue to serve the greater Anderson Community with the most progressive, yet proven, methods and technology in the region, while maintaining the values of high quality and personalized care since its founding in 1928. The Ophthalmologists of Medicus Eye Group: Dr. Daniel Fleming, Dr. Philip Wilmeth, Dr. Mark Wolken, and Dr. Reid Murphy, are all Board Certified and practice comprehensive ophthalmology. The Medicus Eye Group Ophthalmologists have more than 75 years combined experience and all trained at leading programs. Dr. Steve Andreasen, Optometrist, rounds out the eye team. As a practice, the eye doctors at Medicus strive to be leaders in the field of Ophthalmology and Optometry while continuing to evaluate all new technology to provide the best possible eye care for patients.
Medicus offers an extensive array of services ranging from basic eye exams for glasses, contact lenses, and laser vision correction, to laser and surgical treatment of diseases including cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, and facial plastic surgery. All surgery is performed at the AnMedHealth Medicus Surgery Center adjacent to our office on an outpatient basis. As a group, the Ophthalmologists annually perform more than 1,800 cataract surgeries at this facility.
Senior Living Community Spotlight There are many communities here that serve every need our seniors may have. Depending on your or your family’s needs, our facilities range from large communities offering a modern and grand lobby with an adjoining open dining room, a movie theater, billiard and entertainment room, like the Legacy of Anderson, to facilities that offer more intensive medical care.
The Legacy of Anderson is an independent retirement community conveniently located just minutes from the East West Connector and I-85. Residents maintain their independence with the assistance of five star dining, weekly housekeeping and transportation. The Legacy’s choice of exciting social and wellness programs enrich the lives of their residents through a variety of leisure, recreational, educational, physical and spiritual opportunities. You can take comfort in knowing that doctor’s offices and medical centers are just minutes away. All services provided at The Legacy are located under one roof. Be sure to ask about their All Day Dining program. For additional information or to schedule a visit with the friendly staff, please call (864) 276-3501.
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