RSV - Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is commonly seen in the winter. Dr. Lucretia Carter, pediatrician at Tidelands Health, discusses RSV.
High-quality medical care early in life can play a pivotal role in your child’s long-term health. At Tidelands Health, we offer a broad range of pediatric primary care and specialty services to support your child’s unique health and wellness needs.
Whether your child is in need of preventive care, treatment for an illness or injury or pediatric rehabilitative services, our team is here to help. We are committed to partnering with you to help reach the health goals you’ve set for your child – for today, tomorrow and beyond.
Our team of expert pediatricians and family medicine providers offers care for children at convenient locations across the region. Whether you live in Georgetown, Murrells Inlet, Garden City, Myrtle Beach or elsewhere, you’ll find a broad range of services close to home.
- Newborn visits and well-child checkups
- Treatment for injuries and common childhood illnesses
- School and sports physicals
- Hearing and vision screenings
- Advice on helping your child adopt healthy habits
- ADHD/ADD evaluation and treatment
- Lactation/breastfeeding evaluation
- Care of pediatric patients with special needs
Virus or bacteria: What’s causing my child’s illness?
Parents may wonder whether their child's illness was caused by a virus or bacteria.
Pediatric Orthopedic Care
Children can face unique musculoskeletal conditions because their bodies are still growing. At Tidelands Health, we offer specialized pediatric orthopedic care to diagnose, treat and manage bone, joint and muscle conditions in children and adolescents.
Tidelands Health offers the only outpatient pediatric rehabilitation program for children younger than 14 in Georgetown, Horry and surrounding counties. Our experienced team offers a comprehensive range of rehabilitative services including speech, occupational and physical therapy to help your child thrive.
Education and Support
Preparation and education can offer comfort and help you reach goals for your family.
At Tidelands Health, we offer a variety of education and support services to help parents and children.
Before your child is born, you can participate in classes focusing on topics such as breastfeeding, childbirth and newborn care.
In recognition of the outstanding support we provide to new mothers and newborns, Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital has been recognized as Baby-Friendly, a global initiative led by the World Health Organization and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund that recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer optimal care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies.
As your child gets older, your family can receive continued support through our participation in the Positive Parenting Program, which offers seminars and classes that provide practical strategies to help parents build strong, healthy relationships, confidently manage their children’s behavior and promote positive childhood development.
Timely Access to MUSC Health Experts
Tidelands Health is our region’s MUSC Health affiliate, which means your child can benefit from the advanced care offered at our state’s only academic medical center without the need for you to travel far from home.
By using telehealth video and audio technology available at our hospitals, an MUSC Health specialist can assess your child’s condition and discuss a treatment plan with your doctors. This service is available around the clock to give parents peace of mind.