The former Pediatric Clinic of Orangeburg is now under the Medical University of South Carolina.

The 940 Holly St. main clinic and the annex at 630 Laurel St. officially became a part of the MUSC Health System on Sept. 29.

The Holly Street clinic is now named MUSC Children’s Health Pediatrics-Orangeburg and the former annex facility is named MUSC Children’s Health Pediatrics Wellness Care-Orangeburg.

“Patients and families can continue to expect the same patient-centered medical care to which they have become accustomed,” Dr. Tracy Macpherson said in a hospital press release. “From the friendly greeting at the front desk to the familiar faces of the nurses who triage, record medical histories and assist with procedures to the care provided by trusted practitioners, it’s important for our patients to know that their experience will not change.”

People are also reading…

“MUSC Health is dedicated to upholding the same commitment that TPC has had, ensuring that Orangeburg and surrounding areas have a thriving, high-quality pediatric practice for many more years to come,” Macpherson said.

All of the providers have remained, as well as the managers.

A few of the employees decided to not transition to MUSC, Macpherson said.

The practice currently has 20 employees.

Macpherson, who has led the practice, noted it has over 6,000 patients in Orangeburg and surrounding counties.

“We have provided high-quality care for three generations of children,” Macpherson said. “As I looked to transition to less stress, more patient contact time, and more free time, I approached MUSC.”

Macpherson said she’s partial to MUSC because that’s where she attended medical school and her pediatric residency.

“I have always held MUSC in high regards. They are state-owned and, in turn, can offer additional benefits that are superior to what a private practice could provide,” she said.

“MUSC is a teaching institute. We have multiple NPs, PAs and students already doing rotations with us,” Macpherson continued. “I wanted to remain in mentoring.”

The practice has served patients from Orangeburg, Calhoun and Bamberg counties for 50 years.

“We are very pleased to announce the newest addition to our ambulatory services,” MUSC Health Orangeburg Executive Director of Ambulatory Operations Echo McAlhany said.

“Until now, we did not have a practice dedicated to pediatric care within the MUSC Health-Orangeburg network. Dr. Macpherson and her team have a sterling reputation, and their addition to our family of providers is invaluable,” McAlhany said.

Over the last several months, MUSC Health has been working with medical and office staff in preparation for the transition.

The practice is transitioning to the Epic electronic health record system used by MUSC Health, with all other MUSC Health-Orangeburg locations following in December.

“I am excited about the transition,” Macpherson said. “MUSC has a lot to offer. Please be patient as we are undergoing growing pains but the patients will benefit the most once we are through this phase!”

The practice has a laboratory staff and offers prenatal interviews, vaccinations, adolescent health care, sports and camp physical screenings, behavior therapy including ADHD evaluations, ADHD management and all aspects of sick visit care.

The Holly Street and Laurel Street practices are both open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. according to the hospital’s website.

For more information about MUSC Children’s Health, call 803-536-2725.

Contact the writer: or 803-533-5551. Check out Zaleski on Twitter at @ZaleskiTD.

#lee-rev-content { margin:0 -5px; } #lee-rev-content h3 { font-family: inherit!important; font-weight: 700!important; border-left: 8px solid var(–lee-blox-link-color); text-indent: 7px; font-size: 24px!important; line-height: 24px; } #lee-rev-content .rc-provider { font-family: inherit!important; } #lee-rev-content h4 { line-height: 24px!important; font-family: “serif-ds”,Times,”Times New Roman”,serif!important; margin-top: 10px!important; } @media (max-width: 991px) { #lee-rev-content h3 { font-size: 18px!important; line-height: 18px; } } #pu-email-form-daily-email-article { clear: both; background-color: #fff; color: #222; background-position: bottom; background-repeat: no-repeat; padding: 15px 0 20px; margin-bottom: 40px; border-top: 4px solid rgba(0,0,0,.8); border-bottom: 1px solid rgba(0,0,0,.2); display: none; } #pu-email-form-daily-email-article, #pu-email-form-daily-email-article p { font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, “Segoe UI”, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, “Apple Color Emoji”, “Segoe UI Emoji”, “Segoe UI Symbol”; } #pu-email-form-daily-email-article h2 { font-size: 24px; margin: 15px 0 5px 0; font-family: “serif-ds”, Times, “Times New Roman”, serif; } #pu-email-form-daily-email-article .lead { margin-bottom: 5px; } #pu-email-form-daily-email-article .email-desc { font-size: 16px; line-height: 20px; margin-bottom: 5px; opacity: 0.7; } #pu-email-form-daily-email-article form { padding: 10px 30px 5px 30px; } #pu-email-form-daily-email-article .disclaimer { opacity: 0.5; margin-bottom: 0; line-height: 100%; } #pu-email-form-daily-email-article .disclaimer a { color: #222; text-decoration: underline; } #pu-email-form-daily-email-article .email-hammer { border-bottom: 3px solid #222; opacity: .5; display: inline-block; padding: 0 10px 5px 10px; margin-bottom: -5px; font-size: 16px; } @media (max-width: 991px) { #pu-email-form-daily-email-article form { padding: 10px 0 5px 0; } } .grecaptcha-badge { visibility: hidden; }

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>