McLeod Health Clarendon is pleased to announce the opening of McLeod Primary Care Clarendon in their new practice location within the recently renovated McLeod Medical Plaza Clarendon, formerly known as The Cypress Center.
McLeod Primary Care Clarendon, the medical practice of providers: Dr. Clarence E. Coker, Dr. Lisa E. Heichberger and Family Nurse Practitioner Susanne Johnson, will care for patients in their new location at 50 East Hospital Street in Manning, South Carolina.
This is the initial phase of development of McLeod Medical Plaza Clarendon. This new addition also includes the renovated space for McLeod Rehabilitation Clarendon and The Spa at McLeod Health Clarendon. The second phase of development will include additional medical office space for primary and specialty care.
“McLeod Health is committed to improving and expanding its services and medical treatment available to families and residents of Clarendon and surrounding areas who entrust us with their care,” said Rachel Gainey, Administrator of McLeod Health Clarendon. “The expansion of McLeod Primary Care Clarendon to include the new McLeod Family Medicine Rural Residency Program is just the next step in our promise to increase access and the continuity of quality medical care to our community.”
The McLeod Family Medicine Rural Residency Program is a program at McLeod Health designed to train the “physicians of tomorrow” in an effort to increase availability of family medicine physicians to serve Clarendon and its surrounding communities, and other areas in rural South Carolina.The mission of McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program is to graduate skilled physicians whose commitment to intensive training in caring for high-acuity patients prepares them to practice comprehensive and compassionate, full-scope Family Medicine, particularly in rural or under-served settings.
The current McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program has achieved the highest regional/rural retention rate of all Family Medicine residencies in South Carolina. Of the 252 residents that have graduated since the program began in 1983, 55 percent continue to practice in the state of South Carolina. The McLeod Family Medicine Rural Residency Program in Clarendon will include Residents Dr. Laine Blank Way and Dr. Lauren Benning.
McLeod Primary Care Clarendon is accepting new patients. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (803) 435-8828.