- General Surgery
The Surgery Center of Dillon
409 East Madison Street
Dillon, SC 29536
With more than 40 years of experience as a general surgeon, Dr. Walter Blum of The Surgery Center of Dillon understands what it takes to successfully care for his patients. Dr. Blum is a board certified general surgeon. "Whenever possible, I prefer to get to know them to better anticipate their needs, calm their fears, and bring them both physically and psychologically to recovery," says Dr. Blum. "The unique environment here in Dillon, which includes a tightly knit group of physicians, technicians, nurses and support personnel at McLeod Dillon, makes all of this possible. The unique, tight-knit environment of McLeod Dillon allows for better treatment of my patients."
- Family Medicine
MRMC - Family Medicine Center
144 N. Ravenel Street
Florence, SC 29506
Title: Associate Program Director, McLeod Family Medicine Residency MUSC, AHEC Associate Professor of Family Medicine (Florence)
Director of Procedural Skills and Trainiing
University of South Carolina, BS, 1980
University of South Carolina, MD, 1984
Baptist Memorial Hospital Family Practice Program, 1987
Areas of Special interests: Office and hospital procedures - endoscopy, central lines, PICC lines, thoracentesis, paracentesis, cardiac stress testing, Holter interpretation, bedside ultrasound and ultrasound guided procedures.
Awards and Achievements:
Vice Chief of Medical Staff, 2014-2015
Secretary, McLeod Medical Staff, 2012-2013
Chairman, McLeod Quality Outcomes Committee, 2012-2013
McLeod Merit Award, 2013
Fellow of American Academy of Family Practice, 1993
Past president and Board Memeber of South Carolina Academy of Family Medicine
Hobbies and Interests: Two annual Medical Mission Trips to Honduras, spending time at the beach and Lake Marion with his wife Derinda. Dr. Connor's son Ryan is a Family Medicine Resident at McLeod and his daughter Amanda is a RN in the McLeod Emergency Department.
Mr. Kinney is the Editor and Publisher of the Marlboro Herald-Advocate. He has been a McLeod Foundation Board Trustee since 1998. When his term expired in 2007, he rolled off the Board for a year and was reinstated in 2008. He serves on the Planning Committee. His hobbies include walking, gardening, and historic preservation. He is married to Peggy, and they have two children.