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So What's it Like to Live and Practice Medicine in the Tidelands Region?

A series of photos depicting fun around the Tidelands region.


Dr. Gram Praytor"Coming from the upstate of South Carolina, the coast was an obvious attraction when my wife and I were looking for a place to relocate. The amenities that this area offers are endless, and we were attracted to the small-town feel. We especially love being able to take walks on the beach after work and have access to so many great local restaurants. When it comes to taking care of my patients, Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital provides me an excellent facility in which to practice medicine while being surrounded by other physicians who have a passion for serving their community. We are very excited to start and raise our family in a coastal area that offers such an array of recreational opportunity."  

Gram Praytor, MD

Pediatrics 

 

Dr. Lena Sandifer“One thing that was very important to me was finding a group of like-minded physicians. As a bonus for me, South Carolina is my home. I was born and raised here. I was looking to come back, and finding a practice that met my goals and the location that I desired was just perfect.”

Lena Sandifer, MD

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics



Dr. Ballou

“Thirty-five years ago, I moved to this area and have seen this small, rural hospital evolve into a multifaceted health care system. This is a community of warm and welcoming people that accepted me and my family as one their own. I have been blessed to raise my children in a coastal area with access to a varied aquatic environment that includes fresh water and saltwater venues. And then there’s the golf!”

Laurence Ballou, MD

Gastroenterology



Dr. Sarah Allen"When it came time to find somewhere to raise our family, we knew we wanted to be in a great community near the coast. After reviewing all practice opportunities in the area, Tidelands Health was clearly the top! The physician group is tightly knit, and we are all working toward the common goal of offering the very best to our patients. The health system has been supportive of my practice every step of the way. If you choose Tidelands Health, you will not be sorry!" 

Sarah Allen, MD

Internal Medicine

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