Southeastern Primary Care Specialists is an internal medical practice, and we serve as PCP (Primary Care Physician) for our patients. We are characteristically classified as an Adult Doctor primary care facility. We specialize in care for adults and will care for you from your peak of health to the end of life issues. Our patients have been as young as 17 and as old as 105.
We consider ourselves specialists at managing all your health concerns from the seemingly minor issues such as colds, flu, sinus infections, and obesity to the more complicated multi-symptom conditions that overlap each other like hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and pulmonary restrictions.
We are the “Marines” of medical care—your first line of assessment and treatment. For example, if you have shortness of breath and you go to a pulmonologist, he will reflexively point towards asthma. If you go to see a cardiologist, they will point towards a heart issue. An hematologist will suggest you have anemia and a psychiatrist is likely to convince you the issue is anxiety.
It is our hope that patients who begin their journey into adulthood will continue on a great path of health and wellness, long into their active older adult years. What better way to navigate yourself to optimum lifelong wellness than to start your journey with Southeastern Primary Care Specialists?
It is not unusual that at our practice we are privileged to take care of not only patients but as well families. Some of our patients have been under our care for our entire 25 years of practice. We do not act in a paternalist fashion, but rather, are your medical consultants and confidants. We offer advice, recommendations & tools that will optimize & enhance longevity. We will not judge your health issues as failures. We see them as opportunities, which if managed properly, may be the jump-start to your journey of enhancing your overall quality of life!
Our ideal patient is healthful, active, and happy. We get to confirm what they already know, and pat them on the back for a job well done. We give them a thumbs up, and look forward to seeing them next year. This is our goal for everyone.
Many of our patients have health issues that require us to open the medical “tool box” of advice and really work to fine-tune their health. It is not unheard of for hard work and meticulous attention to turn even the most advanced medical ailment around. These cases give us great joy.
We are not Web MD, Google, the Internet or your local health food store. Our advice is solely based on the current standards of medical care, and is not biased by the latest fads. We are medical Internists that look forward to sharing a long, healthful relationship with you. In fact, many times a patient simply needs direction and accountability—not pills. We have many successes that testify to the success of this approach.
Utilizing our on-site DEXA technology, Southeastern Primary Care Specialists offers you the most effective, safest, simplest, and most painless of all Bone Density Testing methods, without going to other specialist clinics for testing.
The feeling of uncontrollable breathlessness (suffocating) is consistently one of the biggest statistical fears of modern Americans. Much unlike the feeling of suffocation, a Spirometry test is painless and non-intrusive.
Non-invasive Ultrasound testing has revolutionized the medical community’s ability to see below the surface of the human body. At Southeastern Primary Care Specialists, we use Ultrasound technology, or sonography, to procure various types of medical knowledge.
While a Cardiac Stress Test is one of the most interactive and physical of the tests offered at Southeastern Primary Care Specialists, it is also one of the most important, and can even save your life!
If you are getting poor blood flow, but have not been able to diagnose the exact reasons why, your Primary Care Physician could recommend an ABI, or an Ankle Brachial Index test.
The results of this test can offer insight into issues like stress, fatigue, dizziness, chest pains, or any other heart-related symptoms that you might be experiencing. This test could very well save your life.
MET stands for Metabolic Rate, or more specifically for use of the medical field, Metabolic Equivalent of Task, and can be used to calculate the amount of oxygen that your body has to use to perform varying levels of necessary physical tasks.
At Southeastern Primary Care Specialists, we can utilize Pulmonary Function Testing as a stand-alone procedure, or we can use it in conjunction with other Cardio-Pulmonary Tests, like a CPET (Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test) or a Stress Test.
There are many types of diabetes, including Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes, Prediabetes, and Diabetes Insipidus. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta has stated that 9%, or roughly 29 million Americans, have Diabetes.
Studies have shown that nearly 2/3 of Americans are medically overweight. Being medically overweight greatly increases the chances that a person will develop heart disease, cardiovascular quandaries, diabetes, and even some forms of cancer. Many Americans find weight loss to be a monumental task.
A Holter Heart Monitor can provide immeasurable value to your primary care physician’s diagnosis of your heart activity over a 24-48 hour period. So your doctor can diagnose your heart statistics in what is truly your daily life.
Often disenfranchised with high level insurance plans and premiums, many corporations are seeking refuge, and finding reward, in Executive Wellness Programs. SEPCS offers some of the most sophisticated, helpful Executive Physical programs anywhere in the Southeast.
Are you a high school aged, middle school aged, or college aged athlete in need of a sports physical? Your primary care physician at Southeastern Primary Care Specialists can help! Call for an appointment, so you can get back out on the field!
If necessary, our patients are generally admitted to Southern Regional Medical Center, or Henry Medical Center, when hospitalization is required. A rotation of our Physicians will make daily visits to treat our patients who are admitted to those facilities.
Managing diabetes takes a combination of proper meal planning, medication, monitoring, exercise/activity, and training. Our Diabetes Management Program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for its quality, self-management education.
400,000 people in the United States die every year due to smoking related illnesses. Each cigarette you smoke shortens your life by 14 minutes. Together, we can beat these statistics! Stop Smoking Now! SEPCS can help!