Monday, June 3, 2019

SC AHEC Excellence Awards: Practice of the Year

LC AHEC Executive Director Diane Matthews presents Barnwell Pediatrics staff with the award
The South Carolina AHEC Practice of the Year Award recognizes practices and training sites that exhibit exemplary dedication to the teaching of health professions students and a commitment to serving their communities. This year, South Carolina AHEC recognizes Low Country Heath Care System, Inc. - Barnwell Pediatrics as the 2019 Practice of the Year. 

Barnwell Pediatrics was founded in 1988 by Dr. Abe Moskow but is now owned by Low Country Health Care System, Inc. The practice has three physicians, two nurse practitioners and one physician assistant and provides a medical home for children from birth to 21 years of age. They meet the unique needs of children through all of their developmental stages as they grow and mature. Barnwell Pediatrics provides a full array of comprehensive primary care services to the population of Barnwell and surrounding counties. 

Lowcountry AHEC health profession students have benefited from a wide variety of
experiences at Barnwell Pediatrics. Each year the practitioners and the staff volunteer to provide hours of clinical education to health profession students. Barnwell Pediatrics providers have precepted more than 100 medical, nurse practitioner and physician assistant students since 2010 from more than 12 different educational institutions.

One student explained her experience learning at the practice: 

I have learned so much from this site in such a short time. From the friendly staffand nurses to the providers and patients, I was welcomed with opened arms and left every day having learned something new about pediatrics. My preceptor, Dr. Burnett, and co-preceptor Jory Croft, gave a lot of insight and knowledge about pediatrics and made me feel very comfortable assessing younger patients and creating differential diagnoses. More importantly, I realized that in pediatrics you are essentially caring for the patient, but also keeping their family informed and reassured. Overall, I have gained a great appreciation for pediatrics in addition to the copious amount of knowledge that I will take away from this rotation. I am so grateful for the learning environment that Barnwell Pediatrics has provided for me and my fellow colleagues.

Congratulations and thank you, Barnwell Pediatrics! 


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