With the opening of Beaufort Memorial’s new Okatie Medical Pavilion, residents of southern Beaufort and Jasper counties will now have a walk-in clinic in the neighborhood offering same-day care for minor illnesses and injuries.
The hospital’s second immediate care facility in Southern Beaufort County, Beaufort Memorial Express Care & Occupational Health is one of 30 medical practices that opened Nov. 2 in the in the three-story complex at 122 Okatie Center Boulevard North. The hospital opened its first Bluffton area Express Care clinic last fall in the May River Medical Pavilion on Burnt Church Road.
Both offer on-the-spot treatment for non-life-threatening medical issues, including the flu, strep throat, sprains and strains, urinary tract infections, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration and lacerations, along with immunizations, lab services, X-ray, and school, sports and camp physicals.
Express Care in Okatie is staffed by board-certified family medicine specialist Dr. Joseph McShea, and certified physician assistants Sarah Blau and Natalie Miller.
Dr. McShea brings more than 25 years’ experience in primary and urgent care to the practice. He has worked for large health care systems in Chicago, Maryland and the Carolinas, most recently at CaroMont Medical Group in Dallas, North Carolina.
Blau moved to the Lowcountry from Ann Arbor, Mich., where she worked for three years in an urgent care center. She also worked as a PA in an urgent care clinic in Metro Detroit.
For the past five years, Miller has been on the ER team in the Beaufort Memorial Pratt Emergency Center. Her career as a PA also has taken her to Texas and Pennsylvania.
Express Care & Occupational Health in Okatie will be open seven days a week and can be reached at 843-706-8840. For more information on either location or to schedule an appointment, visit BeaufortMemorial.org/ExpressCare.