Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina

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Press Release, April 3, 2018

Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina, LLC, a group of primary care physicians operating from 5 locations in the Columbia area, recently announced that it will close all locations on or about May 31, 2018.

“We regret after 38 years serving our patients in the greater Columbia area, that FMC will close its doors on or about May 31 due to financial reasons,” said Dr. Peter J. Stahl, FMC co-founder and President. “Patient care is of paramount concern to the staff at FMC and we are ensuring an orderly transition of patients and medical records.”

According to Stahl, most of FMC’s physicians and their nurse practitioner intend to continue practicing in the greater Columbia area. As information regarding their new locations is confirmed, it will be made available on the practice’s website at www.FMCOFSC.com. FMC plans to retain administrative staff after May 31 to assist patients with transition issues, including maintaining the website, processing medical record requests, and winding down its business affairs.

“Every patient seen in the last two years has been sent a letter informing them of the practice's closure. We are committed to providing continuity of care for our patients,” said Stahl. “We are also committed to taking care of our valued employees by providing them with various resources that will assist them in pursuing other opportunities.”

In order to find the most up to date information about your doctor's plans, please visit our doctors page.

In order to provide the best possible Primary Care for patients and their families, we pledge to be compassionate, comprehensive, committed, competent, and cost-effective.

Compassionate

We value a sincere, compassionate doctor-patient relationship. Our ultimate goal is to deliver outstanding medical service as your personal physician, who has come to know you and your family through years of caring.

Comprehensive

The diversified training of our physicians and the broad range of services we offer enable you to get most of your Primary Care through our Practice. We arrange for prompt referral of problems which require special expertise or equipment, and we help coordinate your overall medical care with other providers.

Committed

We have made a long-term commitment to our patients in order to ensure a close working relationship and consistent medical follow-up year after year. Although we treat many acute problems every day, our main emphasis is Preventive Medicine. Our Practice isn’t an impersonal hospital clinic or urgent care center with revolving doctors. We’re here for you, and we’re here to stay!

Competent

Our physicians are all Board-Certified in Family Practice or other specialties, and are qualified to manage a broad range of clinical problems. We have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide superior health care. Your family doctor should be someone you can trust with your life!

Cost-effective

We make every effort to evaluate and treat patients efficiently in the office rather than through expensive hospitals, emergency rooms and specialists. Most medical services are less costly at a Family Doctor’s office than elsewhere, and patients need sound guidance on when and how to use other health care providers.