www. Char l es tonPhys i c i ans . com | www.Hea l thL i nksChar l es ton . com | 55 HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS? “Palmetto Primary Care Physicians has been caring for patients in the Lowcountry since 1996, when seven family medicine physicians came together in an effort to collaborate and provide patients with coordinated care beyond the walls of their practices. I joined the independent physicians group in 2020 and opened the only Mount Pleasant location at 1200 Two Island Court, Suite E. My medical practice is named Palmetto Primary Care Physicians – Island Court.” WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON SERVICES YOU OFFER? “My medical practice offers services in family medicine, including generic checkups; ear, throat and sinus infections; depression and anxiety; pediatric care, including well child checkups, immunizations, vaccines and acute care; women’s health, including pap smears, pregnancy testing and infectious diseases; and noninvasive cosmetic procedures, including Jeuveau injections.” WHAT ARE YOU ALL LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2022? “In 2022, we are excited to develop deeper relationships with our community partners in Mount Pleasant and Isle of Palms and to participate in local events through sponsorships. We want to make a social impact not just through delivering outstanding patient care in the office but also by being a good steward in our community.” TELL US SOMETHING NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT YOUR PRACTICE. “My medical practice is an independent physicians practice, meaning that we are not owned by or affiliated with a hospital. Palmetto Primary Care Physicians is owned and operated by physicians. Similar to a hospital, our physicians group has access to imaging, lab and specialty care services. However, we can work closely with our patients to develop customized treatment plans that prioritize their preferences by selecting the best specialists and support services available to them, regardless of affiliation. Our patient-centered focus has resulted in Palmetto Primary Care Physicians ranking No. 1 in quality scores for South Carolina-based health systems and independent practices through our Accountable Care Organization, in both 2019 and 2020." PALMETTO PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS Best Primary Care Practice Dr. Ann Gregory Kelly with the Island Court office in Mount Pleasant.