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Easley Family Practice and Internal Medicine offers a unique combination of care approaches for the physical and emotional treatment of you and your family.
Family Practice Physicians are trained to provide comprehensive medical care to the entire family—newborns to adults. Your family physician gets to know each family member as a person, and factors your medical history into your personalized care. For family practice physicians, prevention is a big part of your family’s healthcare.
Internists, or Internal Medicine Physicians, cultivate a long-term commitment to each patient, focusing on broad medical knowledge and skill in diagnosis and treatment. Internists treat illnesses and offer primary care to adults and adolescents. The care of internists occurs primarily in the office, although they oversee and coordinate your care and treatment during any hospitalizations or long-term care situations.
Osteopathic Physicians offer a slight difference in philosophy that is appealing to some individuals and families. Dating back to the roots of the approach, osteopaths tend to be more holistic than their MD colleagues. The education of an osteopath (DO) is similar to that of an MD—four years of medical school followed by at least three years of residency. Their emphasis on primary care makes Osteopathic Physicians excellent family health physicians and diagnosticians.
Our practice is now an NCQA Recognized
Patient-Centered Medical Home!
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Recognition Programs assess whether clinicians and practices support the delivery of high-quality care and are built on evidence-based, nationally recognized clinical standards of care.
Read on to learn more about Easley Family Practice and Internal Medicine. Email EFPIMInfo@baptisteasley.org if you have any questions or comments.
Appointments and Emergencies
For your convenience, appointments are available Monday through Friday, from 8:00am–4:30pm. To schedule an appointment, call 864.859.2220, option 1.
Because we respect your time, we sincerely try to stay on schedule; however, occasionally we experience unforeseen problems and emergencies. Whenever possible, we will keep you informed of any delays and will ask your preference of either waiting or rescheduling your appointment. We also make every effort to see “work-ins,” or patients who need to be seen but who do not have an appointment. We can do this by fitting in these patients between or after scheduled appointments, which may require a longer wait. Also, if we are seeing you for the first time, we will do a complete physical, depending on the reason for your visit. This will require more time than a regular appointment.
To be fair to all patients, we ask that you give us at least a 24-hour notice if you need to cancel or change an appointment.
Many urgent problems can be seen in the office during regular office hours. However, should your emergency occur after hours or during the weekend, our answering service will take your information and immediately contact the physician or nurse practitioner on call. In the event of a life-threatening emergency, we urge you to call Emergency Medical Services at 9-1-1 or go directly to the closest Emergency Room.
Prescription medications will not be called in after regular business hours.
Fees and Insurance
We accept most insurance plans, Medicare, and Medicaid. If you have a question about our fees or about your bill, call 864.855.5104.
Payment is due when services are rendered. For your convenience, we accept cash, check, MasterCard, and Visa. We will help you process your insurance claims for reimbursement by providing an itemized statement with all necessary information needed by your insurance carrier. In some cases, we accept assignment of benefits and will file your insurance for you. It is your responsibility to fully understand your coverage benefits and to verify that we are listed as approved providers prior to scheduling an appointment with us.
For nearly a decade, Easley Family Practice & Internal Medicine has been assisting local employers in managing their industrial medicine needs and costs. We offer a comprehensive approach to the treatment of work-related injuries and illnesses.
Our program services include physical exams, drug screens, diagnostic testing, individual care plans, case dispositions, and more—all for competitive fees. If you are an employer who would like to learn more about the program, call 864.859.2220.
Please make your prescription and renewal requests during office hours when your chart is available. We are not able to call them in after regular business hours. If you call in your request, please have available the name of your medication, how you are taking it, and the name and telephone number of your pharmacy. For your safety, we cannot approve prescription renewals if you have not seen the doctor in our office within a one-year period or have not seen the doctor for any recommended follow-up care.
Here are many of the services our medical staff provides:
- Children’s Immunizations
- Clinical Breast Exams
- Contraceptive Counseling
- Drug Screening
- Exercise Stress Testing
- Industrial Medicine
- Lab Testing
- Medication Refills
- Minor Surgery
- Pap Smears
- Physical Exams
- Prostate Exams
- Sports Physicals
- Well Baby Checks
What is an Osteopath?
In the 19th century, frontier doctor Andrew Taylor Still began to apply his unique and holistic philosophy to diagnosis and treatment. He called his approach to the practice of medicine “osteopathy” and its practitioners “osteopaths.”
Throughout the first half of the 20th century, osteopathic medicine moved closer and closer to traditional medicine in both practice and training, adopting modern public health and biomedical principles, while maintaining much of its philosophical heritage. Osteopaths became “Osteopathic Physicians,” gaining full practice rights in all 50 states, and in the United States Armed Forces. Today, the education of an osteopath (DO) is similar to that of an MD—four years of medical school followed by at least three years of residency.
While the training and applications are very similar, Osteopathic Physicians offer a slight difference in philosophy that is appealing to some individuals and families. Dating back to the roots of the approach, osteopaths tend to be more holistic than their MD colleagues. For example, their emphasis on primary care makes them excellent family health physicians and diagnosticians.
Today, you can find Osteopathic Physicians practicing in many hospitals and clinics, often in partnership with MDs. For the patients of Easley Family Practice and Internal Medicine, Dr. Bruce Schober, DO, and Dr. Rachel Pruitt, DO, offer an appealing alternative. And because Dr. Schober and Dr. Pruitt are part of the Baptist Easley Hospital family, you can rest assured of receiving the best family care around.