Atlantic Coast Spine & Pain Center
Brian D. Forbus, PA-C
Adult Medicine located in
At Atlantic Coast Adult Medicine, our focus is on the treatment of chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, and chronic lung disease processes, to name a few. Regular follow-up visits and checkups in our clinic can not only catch and diagnose these types of conditions but handle and treat them in a timely fashion. Our services include yearly and general physical exams, lab tests, and preventive screenings. We are now also excited to offer allergy testing and immunotherapy treatment via our partnership with Allergy 123. You can contact us by calling the office or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian D. Forbus, PA-C
Brian and his staff pride themselves on accessibility and patient comfort and care, while managing wait times. We also accept walk-ins but do recommend appointments. We attempt to develop a rapport with each of our patients to get to know their specific needs. We strive to provide great quality care and want to be your trusted medical provider of the Conway, Aynor, Loris, and surrounding areas.
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At Atlantic Coast Adult Medicine, we provide healthcare typically to patients aged 18 years and older. As an adult medicine provider, Brian will be attentive to your primary care needs. He is also able to provide dietary/exercise counseling, medicine therapy as appropriate and can educate you on the importance of making positive lifestyle changes specific to your disease process, in order to ensure you achieve your healthcare goals over time.
Brian has completed his training as a Physician's Assistant at MUSC in Charleston, SC and has also achieved his Master's degree in Physician's Assistant studies. He has been in practice locally for nearly 20 years and has a variety of skills spanning multiple specialties useful in providing the best care for you in a primary care setting. Although PA's do not require specific specialty-based certifications to practice primary care, Brian is NCCPA Board Certified and is fully SC DHEC and DEA compliant.
At Atlantic Coast Adult Medicine, Brian and his medical team are able to offer a variety of primary care services including:
A physical exam assesses your general well-being. It presents an opportunity to ask Brian questions or to discuss unusual symptoms relating to possible disease states from which you may be suffering. It is important to arrange for regular follow-up visits regarding the management of chronic disease states. We also stress the importance of scheduling at least a yearly physical even if you feel healthy.
Lab testing analyzes samples of your bodily fluids such as blood, urine, or saliva. Lab tests can be useful to identify potentially serious health problems including high cholesterol, nutritional deficiencies, and possible hormone disorders.
Diagnostic imaging uses technology in order to capture pictures of your bones and/or soft tissues. X-rays are just some of the useful variations of imaging that can be easily ordered and/or used to assist in the diagnosis of a multitude of potential disease processes of orthopedic, rheumatologic, or neurologic origin. If further imaging is appropriate, Brian can also order a DEXA scan, Bone scan, MRI or CT scan based on your individual needs in the evaluation of your condition.
Our medical team is able to evaluate what treatment may be right for you using medication, medical supplements, or other forms of treatment or assistance when necessary. If acute or chronic medicine therapy is appropriate, Brian and his staff will be happy to assist you with a prescription and are willing to monitor you for potential side effects or other potential problems. Regular follow-up is indicated so that we may ensure adequate progress and management of your disease process.
If Brian has diagnosed you with a musculoskeletal condition, he might recommend physical therapy as part of your treatment plan. Physical therapy uses stretching, strengthening, and other modalities to encourage your body's healing process in an attempt to correct the physical concern at hand. Brian has known our physical therapist, Kate for more than 15 years and is familiar with all aspects of the referral and follow-up process regarding your physical therapy progress.
As you age, you also become more susceptible to certain health concerns. Common screenings include colonoscopy, Cologuard, mammography, and digital rectal exam (DRE). We can also make recommendations on appropriate timing for vaccines, X-rays, and possible referrals for a variety of other necessary testing/evaluations as needed.