In a continuing effort to meet community demand for walk-in care for minor injuries and illnesses, Beaufort Memorial has added an experienced board-certified physician assistant to its Express Care & Occupational Health team.

Kristen Vestigo, PA-C brings widely ranging experience in urgent care and family medicine to the practice, where she will treat acute illness and injury in adults and children.

A New Jersey native who grew up on Long Island and in Philadelphia, Vestigo came to the Lowcountry from FastMed Urgent Care in Statesville, North Carolina, where she provided family medicine and urgent care services at the practice. Her experience there includes managing chronic conditions such as hypertension and diabetes, performing annual physicals, suturing lacerations, placing splints, ordering and interpreting laboratory and imaging tests and administering medications and injections.

Earlier, Vestigo, who holds a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and a Bachelor of Science in health sciences, both from Philadelphia University, worked as a physician assistant at Taylor Hospital Rehabilitation Unit in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania.   

With three locations in Okatie at Beaufort Memorial Okatie Medical Pavilion, 122 Okatie Center Blvd. North; in Bluffton at 1 Burnt Church Road; and in Port Royal at 1680 Ribaut Road, the Express Care practices offer fast access to care for acute, non-life-threatening medical issues. They also provide services to employees of businesses participating in Beaufort Memorial’s Well at Work program.

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