Dr. Carter spent years in solo practice, but she’s glad to be part of a health system like Tidelands Health, our region’s largest health care provider with four hospitals and more than 60 outpatient locations. She says it creates advantages for both the physician and patient in maintaining a continuum of care.
“If a patient is admitted into the hospital, I’m able to be part of their overall plan of care while they are there and after they leave,” she says. “For families, there’s no wondering if their physician’s plan of care will differ from what they’ve received in the hospital. Not only is the care consistent, but the patient also benefits from the medical support their physician receives from a larger team of providers within the health system.”