VARNVILLE, SC (July 18, 2013) Hampton Regional Medical Center (HRMC) has recently added providers at Coastal Plains Primary Care. On June 25, Dr. Tom Kucharchik, who goes by “Dr. Tom,” joined the practice and began seeing patients in the newly opened medical office building located on the HRMC campus. Additionally, the hospital just announced that Dr. Malcolm Horry has rejoined its primary care practice and will begin to see patients on Monday, August 5.
These two physicians will provide increased access to the primary care services currently provided by Coastal Plains Primary Care, which will have a total of four health care providers to include Dr. Dan Smith and Susan Henderson, PA-C.
Coastal Plains Primary Care Physicians:
Dr. Dan Smith
Dr. Tom Kucharchik
Dr. Malcolm Horry
Susan Henderson, PA-C
About the New Physicians
Dr. Tom Kucharchik
With more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Tom is a board certified family physician with an extensive background in pediatrics and internal medicine. He has clinical experience in a wide range of settings, including solo private practice, large multi-physician managed care practices, nursing homes, and hospital inpatient care. He earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and attended medical school at Columbia University in New York.
Dr. Tom is no stranger to South Carolina. He completed his family practice residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and served as medical officer at the United States Naval Hospital in Charleston.
Dr. Malcolm Horry
HRMC is pleased to announce that Dr. Malcolm Horry is rejoining Coastal Plains Primary Care and will start seeing patients Monday, August 5. Dr. Horry comes back to the hospital after having served as a physician for the Naval Hospital in Beaufort for the last two years. Prior to that, he served as HRMC’s family medicine provider for its clinic that was located in Ridgeland.
Dr. Horry is board certified and has more than 30 years of experience having served as a medical officer at many Naval Hospitals around the country. He earned his undergraduate degree from Furman University in Greenville and attended medical school at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. Dr. Horry completed his internship and residency in family practice at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.
Both physicians provide services to all ages and to all members of the family, ranging from pediatrics to our local senior population.
You can schedule appointments for all of the physicians at Coastal Plains Primary Care by calling: 803.943.7612
Benefits to seeing a primary care physician
What is Primary Care?
Primary care is traditionally the point of ‘first contact’ for the patient when a medical illness, issue or concern arises. Primary care not only treats the patient when they are ill, but works with the patient when they are healthy to establish strong health maintenance skills by practicing disease prevention and health education.
Primary care includes health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, counseling, patient education, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses in a variety of health care settings. Primary care is performed and managed by a personal physician, physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner utilizing other health professionals, consultation and/or referral as appropriate.
Who is it for?
Primary care providers see patients of all ages – pediatrics, adults and senior patients. Physicians can see each member of the family regardless of sex, age or type of problem, be it biological, behavioral, or social. They will refer to specialty providers when needed.
Be on the lookout for an additional “get to know the new physicians” article in August.