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About Senior Primary Care Practice
Senior Primary Care Practice at Palmetto Health Richland
3010 Farrow Road, Suite 300, Columbia, SC 29203
Senior Primary Care Practice at Parkridge
100 Palmetto Health Parkway, Suite G-100, Columbia, SC 29212
The Senior Primary Care Practice is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level-III Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)—the highest possible designation. The Patient-Centered Medical Home is a health care setting that emphasizes partnerships between individual patients and their personal physicians. The quality-focused model replaces acute illness care with care based on prevention, care coordination for chronic diseases, and a long term-healing relationship with a health care team that is centered on the needs of the patient and their family. Primary care practices that receive a Level-III designation, like the Senior Primary Care, must go through a rigorous assessment and review process.
We have long prided ourselves in the level of care we are able to provide to our patients and their families. We believe excellent patient care should not only address patients' physical ailments, but also emotional and social wellbeing. Receiving the Level III (the highest) NCQA accreditation has reinforced our belief that we are doing the right thing for our patients. This recognition sets us apart as a center of excellence at the national, state and local levels.
Geriatric medicine is its own specialty. After an internal medicine or family practice residency, physicians can complete a one or two year fellowship to become certified in geriatrics. Geriatricians are primary care doctors for older patients and also can service as consultants to other physicians and to hospital programs that work with the elderly. Psychiatrists also can complete a fellowship to specialize in geriatric psychiatry.
Our physicians have graduated from top medical schools in the country. Whether spending time with a patient, conducting research studies or writing grants, our staff is committed to the wellbeing of each patient.
You Are Important To Us
When you join our practice, everything changes. Gone are the days of long lines at a physician's office. From the time you enter our practice, you meet with your social worker. Your social worker determines any concerns or issues with your healthcare. You then meet with your physician for a minimum of 30 minutes. Your physician does a thorough medical assessment and works with his or her team to identify ways to meet your needs.
Whether it is a concern about an ache or pain or newly diagnosed chronic illness, we are committed to being invested in your health.
For more information or to make an appointment, please call 803-434-1210 (downtown) or 803-434-4700.