April 13, 2014
BEAUFORT, SC - Beaufort Memorial Physician Partners is proud to welcome the multi-specialty practice Lowcountry Medical Group to its growing network of providers and services.
The physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners who represent specialties ranging from primary care, gynecology, cardiology, gastroenterology, oncology, neurology, and orthopedics as well as outpatient imaging and lab, will become official members of the Beaufort Memorial family of care effective March 1, 2014.
"We are thrilled to have such a talented group of providers join our growing family of physicians and nurse practitioners and physicians assistants to continue to offer outstanding care to patients and families in our community," said Beaufort Memorial President and CEO Rick Toomey.
“Times are unique and challenging in the changing healthcare industry. We look to our new relationship with Beaufort Memorial Hospital to enable us to grow and provide excellent healthcare in the region,” said Lowcountry Medical Group Partner J. Craig Floyd, MD.
The practice will be renamed Beaufort Memorial Lowcountry Medical Group and services will continue to be provided without interruption throughout the transition. All insurance plans currently accepted by the group will remain in place, and additional plans may be added over the next several months.
The board-certified physicians who will become a part of Beaufort Memorial Lowcountry Medical Group and the Beaufort Memorial Physician Partners network are: Family medicine physician Dr. Craig Floyd; Internists Drs. Carl Derrick, Nicholas Dardes and Robert Parrick; Gastroenterologists Drs. Richard Stewart and John Crisologo; Cardiologists Drs. Stuart Smalheiser and M. Shannon Shook; Orthopedist Dr. Leland Stoddard; Medical Oncologist Dr. Mark Newberry; Neurologist Dr. Charles Shissias; and, Gynecologist Dr. Eve Ashby.
Additionally, Nurse Practitioners Jenny Martin and Erin Scott, as well as Physician Assistants Lika Schrock and Kim Thorpe will continue to work as physician extenders for the specialists they support.
Improvements are planned to improve patient access to physician offices, and to connect physicians to
the hospital's online networks for imaging, laboratory and other services.
For more information about the providers and services currently available at Beaufort Memorial Lowcountry Medical Group please visit www.lcmedicalgroup.com.