McLeod Health Welcomes These New Physicians


McLeod Health welcomes new physicians Dr. Eric C. Coughlin and Dr. J. Kevin O’Kelly.

Dr. Coughlin provides obstetric and gynecological care at McLeod Regional Medical Center. He joins Dr. Paul Chandler, Dr. Lynn Clary, Dr. Michael Davidson, Dr. Patricia Litts, Dr. Dale Lusk, and Dr. Kelly Rainwater in the practice of McLeod Women’s Care.

Dr. Coughlin comes to McLeod from West Virginia following the completion of his residency training at the Charleston Area Medical Center of West Virginia University where he was Chief Resident. Dr. Coughlin earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of West Virginia School of Medicine in 2012.

Dr. Coughlin enjoys creating relationships with patients, and the combination of surgery and direct patient care that obstetrics and gynecology provide. “There is no greater experience than delivering babies,” said Dr. Coughlin. “It is an honor and privilege to share that moment with mothers, and to guide and accompany them in their journey to bringing new life into the world.”

Dr. Coughlin and his wife, Brittany, are new parents of a six-week-old daughter, Amelia. The Coughlins look forward to becoming part of Florence and the McLeod team, and raising their family in a welcoming and friendly environment of just the right size.

McLeod Women’s Care welcomes new patients and same or next day appointments are available. To schedule an appointment, please call (843) 777-7500.

Dr. O’Kelly joins Dr. Christopher Fukuda, Dr. David Horger, and Dr. Robert Santa-Cruz as part of McLeod Urology Associates. Dr. O’Kelly is no stranger to McLeod, having treated patients as part of the medical staff since arriving in Florence in 1993. Since 1996, Dr. O’Kelly has provided care for the full spectrum of urologic concerns at Low County Urology. He specializes in surgical treatment of cancer of the prostate and bladder.

Dr. O’Kelly received his Doctor of Medicine degree from St. Georges School of Medicine in 1986. He completed a General Surgery residency in 1988 at the State University of New York, and his Urology residency in 1993 at The University of South Florida where he served as Chief Resident.

An active community leader, Dr. O’Kelly has served on the Francis Marion University Board of Trustees, Francis Marion University School of Nursing Advisory Board, and the University of South Carolina Board of Visitors. Dr. O’Kelly and his wife, Tonya, are parents of four children.

McLeod Urology Associates welcomes new patients by physician referral. For more information, please call (843) 777-7555.