SUZANNE SCHWAB M.D.
Lexington, SC 29072
Seasoned Family Physician with 27 years experience treating patients with a vast spectrum of medical and surgical conditions. Areas of interest include hypertension, diabetes, primary mental health and minor surgical conditions. American Board of Family Medicine, Addiction Medicine BE, Advance Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and DATA 2000 Waiver certified. Highly motivated, team oriented compassionate medical doctor with extensive outpatient primary care, teaching, rural and concierge healthcare experience.
Accomplished in Primary Care
Solid clinical judgment
Medical staff management
Humane and respectful
Strong interpersonal skills
Addiction Medicine experience
Open minded communicative physician
Dedicated to excellence
09/2019-Present- Medical University of South Carolina-Clinical Assistant Professor of Rural Medicine
-Teaching physician rural medicine for students in their third year clerckship
03/2019-Present Lexington Medical Center Batesberg-Leesville SC-Rural Medicine
-Primary Physician in a single physician practice
-Primary collaborating physician for 3 nurse practitioners
-Continuity care and complex urgent care duties
-Proficient with minor procedures, wound care, fracture management and complex lacerations including industrial and farm injuries
-Proficient in acute emergent and cardiac care in a rural setting
-Successfully wrote and obtained a “Breath Easy” grant for nebulizers, medication and spirometry equipment for underserved patients with respiratory ailments
07/2018-2/2019 The Medical Group of South Florida-Jupiter Fl- Staff Physician
08/2017 -02/18 Hanley Center at Origins- Staff Physician- Staff Physician-
03/2018 Staff physician duties at a residential substance abuse treatment center.
Managed the acute medical detox unit, wrote orders for substance abuse detox and managed complex medical and psychiatric co-morbidities.
04/2015 to VIP Health LLC-Lexington, SC
01/2018 Medical Director
-Managed clinical oversight for an outpatient executive addiction treatment facility
-Responsible for primary care,case management and medication management
- Ordered and read lab tests and EKG’s
Kershaw Health Systems- Camden South Carolina
Urgent Care Physician
Performed basic and advanced patient assessments and care in a fast paced high volume urgent care managed 3-4 patients an hour.
Monitored patients condition and progress and reassessed as necessary.
07/2014-16 Singleton Health Center- Santee and Orangeburg, South Carolina
04/2015 to Carolina Colonoscopy Center- Columbia, SC
04/2016 Trained for and became proficient in primary care colonoscopy including removal of polyps and surgical biopsies.
04/2009 to Medmission (Mission of Hope Ministries)
07/2017 Medical Director/Founder
Developed and oversaw operations for the first free mobile medical clinic for the underserved population for the midlands of South Carolina
Managed over a 1000 complex medical patients of all ages in 4 locations and oversaw a staff of 25 mobile professionals and 20 volunteers.
Evaluated patient care needs in a cost effective manner,prioritized treatment.
Experienced in public speaking community relations with community health partner and hospital leaders.
03/2017 to Edgefeild County Hospital- Edgefeild South Carolina
03/2010 Active rural critical access hospital in a one doctor emergency department
01/2005 to Lexington Urgent Care /Lexington Medical Center– Lexington South Carolina
01/2007 Locum tenens Urgent Care physician
01/2000 to Florida Department of Health- Yulee Florida Senior
07/2002 Senior Physician
Took care of 600 of Nassau Counties medically fragile Patients.
Ordered and executed diagnostic tests and analyzed diagnostic images to further investigate patient conditions.
Administered and prescribed appropriate course of treatment, including pharmaceutical medications
Educated patients regarding diet, hygiene and effective disease prevention methods.
01/2000 to Amelia Island Family Practice- Amelia Island, Florida
07/2002 Ordered and executed diagnostic tests and analyzed diagnostic images to further assess patient conditions.
12/1998- Providence Family Practice- Columbia, South Carolina
07/2000 Hospitalist/Family physician
Chronic patient care in med-surg unit and ICU, adeptly handling all aspects of treatment from medication to wound care.
Primary care evaluation of neonatal and pediatric patients
Oversaw and managed a number of clinical and support staff in patient care activities while maintaining a high level of staff morale and professionalism.
1998 Residency completed Family Medicine
University of South Carolina- Columbia, South Carolina
1994 Internship: General Surgery
University of Virginia-Charlottesville, Virginia
1993- Doctor of Medicine
State University of New York, Syracuse, New York
1988 Bachelor of Science Biology/Chemistry
St John’s University-Queens, NY
Continuing education in Addiction Medicine
Continuing education in endoscopy
Provide an array of minor surgical procedures and orthopedic injections.
South Carolina Medical Association (SCMA) Biomedical Ethics Committee-voting member.
Duties included obtaining policy platforms on controversial medical topics, education of the medical community, government, the public, present at the annual meeting.
Mission of Hope Ministries Board of Directors- Oversaw local South Carolina as well as international operations, Medical Mission as well as food pantry.
Doctor of The Day at the South Carolina State House- Provide medical care to legislators onite at at the South Carolina State Capital twice a year during legislative session.
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)- Assisted with disaster recovery during the 2015 History 1000 yr flood in Columbia South Carolina. Available to mobilize for state and national disasters.
Missions Committee Mt Horeb United Methodist Church, Lexington, South Carolina- Oversaw 34 Mission projects in multiple countries and assisted with disbursement of a $425,000 budget.
Samaritans Well Shelter for Women and Children Advised on matters of health and wellness, educated clients on healthy lifestyle and nutrition.
Board Certified in Family Medicine
Board Eligible Addiction Medicine (board results pending)
Active Medical License South Carolina and Florida
Data 2000 waiver
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Family life with four terrific kids age 26, 22, 20, 18, church, local and international medical missions, water coloring, sculpture, interval strength training, cycling, swimming