MUSC provides pediatric primary care (general pediatric care) to children at 3 Charleston area sites using the patient-centered medical home model. This means that your child's medical treatment is coordinated through his or her primary care pediatrician, working on both the medical and non-medical needs of your child and family. We follow and take care of your child, healthy and sick, from birth through high school. Pediatric Primary Care, our downtown Charleston site, is staffed by pediatric residents and pediatric attending faculty members through the Division of General Pediatrics.
Our practices in North Charleston and Moncks Corner, provide primary care at community sites staffed by MUSC Health community pediatric faculty and staff.
Services We Offer
- Pediatric primary care (general pediatric care)
- Newborn care in the Level I Nursery
- The medical home coordinates with early intervention programs, early child education programs and other public/private programs that address children's needs.
Conditions We Treat
All General Pediatric care, including preventive care (well visits) and sick visit care. Our clinics also offer access to aligned services, such as mental health, social work, and referrals to community services.
Parent & Teacher Resources
University Family Medicine - Ben Sawyer
Our Care Team
More Care Team Members
Nurses, medical students, support staff, resident doctors, and attending doctors are all important parts of your child’s health care team at Pediatric Primary Care (PPC).
Here are the team members you may meet, in the order you see them at the visit.
The registration staff work at the front desk and are the first staff you see when you arrive and the last staff you see when you leave. They check patients in, collect and return forms to families, help with scheduling follow up appointments, and make follow up appointments at the time of your visit. They may also collect co-payment for visits and confirm insurance information.
The nurses at PPC are registered nurses (RN) or licensed practical nurses (LPN). They take patient vital signs, provide education to patients and families, give immunizations (shots) and may take blood, as well as helping with form completion, answering questions, and helping the clinic to run smoothly. Our nurses help to coordinate your child’s care, and if you call the clinic with a question you may be directed to speak with one of our nurses about your child.
Your child’s primary care doctor is a resident doctor, which means that they are doctors who have finished medical school and are doing advanced training in pediatrics. They can: write prescriptions, diagnose and treat medical problems and help you and your child to live a healthier life.
The attending doctors at PPC are there to help and supervise the resident doctors. All the attending physicians are board certified in pediatrics (meaning that they have completed advanced training in pediatric care). They participate in every visit at PPC and are always available if you, your child, or the resident doctors have any questions or concerns.
Professional interpreters who are fluent in English and another language are available to help with communication at clinic visits. They may interpret medical history information, consent information, explaining a diagnosis and plan of care, and procedures needed.
Our pediatric clinic has a social worker who helps to provide support and counseling to families, as well as helping families to identify community resources.
Medical students, nursing students, dental students and other health professional students may observe or participate in your child’s care. They are closely supervised at all times by clinic staff.