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Primary Care Specialist

K & M Care

General Family Medicine For All Ages located in Summerton, SC

To stay as healthy as possible or detect medical problems before they become serious, rely on K & M Care in Summerton, South Carolina, for exceptional primary care and urgent care services. Nurse practitioner Miranda S. Kerley and her skilled staff provide comprehensive care for patients of all ages. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or book one online today.

Primary Care Q&A

What is primary care?

Primary care includes a variety of medical services that reduce your risk of getting sick, diagnose a medical problem, or treat medical issues to maximize the health and wellness of you and your family.

K & M Care primary care specialists are experts in their field and offer a wide array of on-site services, such as:

  • Preventive care
  • Women’s health care
  • Acute and chronic disease treatment
  • Annual wellness exams
  • Mental health care
  • Rapid and PCR COVID-19 testing
  • Rapid flu, strep, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) testing
  • COVID-19 and other vaccinations
  • On-site lab testing
  • On-site X-rays
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals
  • School physicals
  • Drug and alcohol testing

You and your family can rely on K & M Care to care for you during non-life-threatening emergencies, but call 911 in the case of a severe or life-threatening problem.

Why is primary care important?

You can reap numerous benefits by choosing superior primary care at K & M Care if you or a loved one struggles with:

  • Flu, strep, RSV, or COVID-19
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Other chronic diseases
  • Depression, anxiety, or other mental health disorders
  • Injuries

Anytime you need a physical, wellness check-up, or same-day care for a medical problem, K & M Care providers are here for you.

What should I expect during primary care visits?

During primary care visits at K & M Care, friendly providers greet you and check your weight, temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs. They review your medical history, including medications you take, symptoms you may have, and your family and personal history of disease.

Primary care specialists complete a physical exam to assess your eyes, ears, throat, breathing, neck, heartbeat, and more. They offer prostate exams in men and pelvic exams, along with Pap tests, for women to screen for cancer.

If needed, your provider recommends you undergo on-site urine testing, blood tests, nasal or throat swabs, allergy or asthma tests, heart-function testing, X-rays, or other imaging procedures.

If you need treatment, they provide:

  • Nutrition and health counseling
  • Prescription oral medications
  • Eye drops
  • Nasal sprays
  • Inhalers
  • Injections
  • Vaccinations
  • IV therapy
  • Oxygen therapy 
  • Wound care
  • Fracture care
  • Other highly effective treatments

K & M Care specialists can refer you to in-patient hospital care or a specialist, as needed, for a complex or serious medical problem.

When should I schedule primary care appointments?

Schedule primary care visits with K & M Care at least annually for routine checkups. Skilled providers can also see you if you become ill, get injured, need help managing a chronic disease, require a physical, or experience new or unusual symptoms.

To schedule a primary care visit at K & M Care, call the office, book an appointment online, or simply walk in today.