LOCAL FOOTBALL STARS AID IN FIGHT AGAINST COVID19, DONATE MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO FAMILY MEDICINE PRACTICE
Moncks Corner, SC, May 22, 2020 - As the battle against the coronavirus wears on, two local football stars aid in the fight. Cousins, Andre and Bruce Ellington, donated n95 respiratory masks and provided lunch to the staff of Berkeley Family Practice, LLC. Andre along with other family members delivered the donation personally while Bruce joined in from FaceTime. Their donation and their time was well-received with praises and gratitude from the medical staff who continue to provide comprehensive primary care services to our community while balancing COVID19 threats.
Both football stars are Berkeley High School graduates. Andre played college football at Clemson University while Bruce played at University of South Carolina. Both went on to be drafted in the NFL and are currently free agents. The pair have a long history of giving back to their community including through their partnership, Ellington Elite Youth Football Camp. This free football camp for ages 6-16 typically takes place every summer at Berkeley High School but due to COVID19 has been postponed this year.
Berkeley Family Practice, LLC is a local and trusted family medicine practice serving the community since 1979. Recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home since 2015, this Moncks Corner clinic has 11 board-certified providers ready to care for you and your family. They offer in-clinic appointments as well as telemedicine appointments for all current patients. They have been able to quickly adapt to the evolving pandemic of COVID19 and offer two types of COVID19 testing:
As Berkeley Family Practice continues to provide medical care during this pandemic, the resources donated today by Andre and Bruce Ellington will be put to great use. Protecting our staff while implementing new processes and procedures to keep our patients safe and healthy is their utmost concern.
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A Letter from our partners
Dear Loyal Families,
We wanted to take a moment to thank all of our patients and families for their patience and swift adoption of our new office processes during this COVID19 outbreak. We also want to thank our team members for working so hard to make these changes happen!
Our number one goal has been to continue to care for you and your family while supporting our staff in the safest manner possible during these unprecedented times. We are so proud to say that we have been able to conduct over 1000 telemedicine appointments. While our doors have been open to care for our patients who needed to be seen in the office, through telehealth, we have been able to see these patients safely and meet their healthcare needs...while promoting social distancing and limiting everyone's exposure to COVID-19.
As the situation continues to evolve, we will continue to do our best to slow the spread of COVID-19 by:
- designated waiting areas
- designated appointment times for well and sick
- checking temperatures prior to entry for patients and employees
- virtual screening and drive through testing for patients with COVID19 symptoms
Virtual visits can be scheduled by calling our office at 843.761.8800 or sending an appointment request through the patient portal at: https://www.berkeleyfamilypractice.com/patient-portal.html. The following conditions can be treated through telehealth:
Lastly, as our state and nation starts to slowly reopen, we advise patients to remain cautious. Particularly those patients who are at higher risk including patients with advanced age, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease or liver disease. Please let us know if you have any questions. We are here to help you and be your partner in health!
Jeffrey Santi, MD
Jeremy Ackermann, DO
Sarah Heincelman, MD
Samuel Adams, DO
Partners of Berkeley Family Practice
BERKELEY FAMILY PRACTICE, LLC
2061 Highway 52, Moncks Corner, SC 29461
(O) 843-761-8800 | (F) 843-761-8824