Roper St. Francis Physician Partners Primary Care is expanding again and enhancing access to patients by opening a new practice on Monday in the Live Oak Square Shopping Center on Johns Island.
Dr. Sheela Bhattacharyya, who is board certified in family medicine, began seeing patients on Monday. The practice also will offer Walk-In Care Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., making it the first primary care practice on Johns Island to offer extended hours.
The practice can be reached at 1807 Crowne Commons Way or at (843) 203-2280. The office is open to adult patients as well as children who need to see a physician urgently.
“Roper St. Francis Healthcare has made a conscious and intentional decision to provide primary care to the growing population on Johns Island,” said Jim Bowron, director of primary care. “The island has seen a dramatic amount of growth in small businesses and families, and this new location is best suited to providing primary care to those living or working on the island.”
The effort to establish a primary care practice on Johns Island has been in the works for years. Because of this pandemic, the need for primary care – and to make a connection with a primary care physician – is more important than ever, he said.
“It’s a privilege to care for patients, and we’re honored to serve the Johns Island community in this new location,” Bowron said.