Dr. James Turek, MD

Dr. James Turek, MD

Family MedicineMaleAge 62

Accepting new patients

Dr. James Turek, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Murrells Inlet, SC. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital and Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Turek to book an appointment.

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Tidelands Health Family Medicine

Tidelands Health Family Medicine at Garden City2347 HIGHWAY 17 BUSINESS S Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
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Dr. Turek's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Turek

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Based on 32 ratings

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I called in to his office for a prescription refill. It’s been over a week now and the refill has not been called in to the pharmacy. I’ve gone through this with them many times. You have to practically beg them to call it in. I have even had a staff member hang up on me while I was trying to explain. I need my medications that the doctor has prescribed. I don’t understand their problem. It’s a staff problem not a doctor problem.
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Oct 28, 2021
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Horrible Doctor. Does not know the word "Hippocratic Oath". Find a doctor who cares, because this one NEVER will.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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NEVER AGAIN – Sep 11, 2020
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Dr. Turek has been our family Dr. for 22 years. I have moved to Charleston, but still drive back for my appointments. That should tell you that he is a great, compassionate Doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Patricia Amore – May 25, 2020
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I called for an appointment on Thursday, got an appointment for 9:45 AM the following Monday. I was called in at 9:45 and seen by Dr. Turek at 10:00. I explained my problem and after an exam he told me what the problem was and what his plan of action was. I was very happy with Dr. Turek and his staff, and this not the first time I had appointments with him. When I need medical help I will continue to see him.... Jim H. in Garden City
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jim H. – Feb 13, 2020
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Absolutely the worst experience of my life. I went to Dr. Turek for his quit smoking program. 4 hours after receiving the treatment I had terrible tremors and uncontrollable shaking. I ended up at grand strand hospital and MUSC. I have never had any kind of mental or anxiety issues in my life. This has changed my life for the bad in every way. I had to make my brother who lives in NJ my advocate for me because the next day I couldn’t put 2 words together. It took me about a Attila be able to put a sentence together. Between my husband and my brother they called the Dr. 7 times for help. He never returned any of our calls. Finally my brother contacted the CEO of Tidelands and he called my brother back. He refuses to take any responsibility for this even though there was nothing wrong until I had the shot. The only thing he finally offered was 50% of what I paid for the shot. I had this shot on January 31 I still have memory loss and continue to shake. Still under Dr’s care with a nuro
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Susan in Garden City , SC – Jun 12, 2019
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He is a waste of time and money. Find another doctor. The wait times are horrible and he will not spend longer than 5 minutes in the room with you. He doesn't listen to what you have to say.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Garden city – Jan 31, 2019
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My wife and I are extremely unhappy with this doctor and even the office. There are some very rude people that work there. Talking to our daughter behind our back while we were at a doctors visit as well as not writing a letter that was agreed upon and asked many times. Dr. Turek didn’t even come into a room to face my crying wife why he wouldn’t see our very sick three-year-old even when they scheduled her. We were told to go elsewhere. Entitled attitude and don’t bother me attitude. Sad
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Jeff Wallen in Murrells Inlet , SC – Sep 01, 2018
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He is a little weasel does not care about his patients, he hert me when i need him the most,it's so hard to find a good doc,it's all good if everything is perfect u have a bump in the road he Will dump you his ofice was ok just realy shock how a doc can just drop u for realy no real reason when he has u on meds for years,anyone got some feed back these docs should not be able to hurt us dame we go to them for help,the people should have more power dr Tureck u should be ashamed, karma......
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
3 people found this helpful
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Good person that got disrespect in Myrtle beach – Feb 26, 2018
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Be prepare d for a very long wait time in the sitting area. Be prepared for a very long wait time once called back. Be prepared for a very short time with Dr. Turek once he finally comes in as he will dash away ASAP.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Sara in Murrells Inlet – Apr 12, 2017
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Dr. Turek has been my family Doctor for 17 years. Enough said! He is great as well as John and Candace !!! Some of the newer front desk people are rude, new, not knowing me... But they will learn. Lol Love my doctor, would highly recommend !
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Patricia A. in Gresham, SC – Oct 17, 2016
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MedPlus in Garden City, is run by Dr. Turek. He is the worst Doctor I have encountered in recent memory. His office manager SHARON who he uses to clean up his dishonestness and laziness is a complete Buffoon and has no business calling patients back about anything at all. She is his stooge and only succeeds in making him look even worse. I asked for an apology from TUREK for his unethical and most likely illegal mistreatment of Me but he instead had SHARON call Me back. I smartly recorded ALL!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
20 people found this helpful
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David in Myrtle Beach, SC – Aug 18, 2016
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Will NOT recommend this dr. He hurried in, sat down and said you need to take this medicine for your uti...cipro. I reminded him it's on my DO NOT PRESCRIBE list. He asked me why can't you take it, and I re-explained what is already in my record. He seemed bothered that he had to look up my chart. I had to watch him leave the exam room quickly as I was asking a question. And he clearly rushed on out with my voice trailing off. One minute is all the time he had and I am NOT high maintence! BAD
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
16 people found this helpful
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C S Lowery in Garden City, SC – May 07, 2016
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Dr. Turek is one of the most honest doctors I have had the pleasure to meet.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Doug in Myrtle Beach – Apr 08, 2016
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Long wait for scheduled visit. Short visit. Went for SSD review per SSA. MD sent me to xray room (which had ancient looking film Xray). Xray tech has order for Xray of right foot, to determine likelyhood of neuropathy in right leg. Primary issue was in fact bad right (and left) knee. Nerves do not show on X-ray. Xray tech argued with me (former EMT w/ ER expereince) and finally under protest xrayed right knee only). His radiologist read film. No problem with right HIP. Yup....
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Jim in Murrells Inlet, SC – Jan 03, 2016
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Have been this doctor numerous times for myself and with my mom. Would not recommend. Wait times are long for minimal time with Doctor. Mom went to him for a stress test related to cancer surgery. After talking to three people in the office and waiting over an hour past appt time, found out the office does not do stress tests. And...never asked Mom about her cancer. Both Dr Turek and Dr Miller I compassionate.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Kat in Murrells Inlet, SC – Dec 29, 2015
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Dr. Turek's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Administrative Physical
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Balanitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cold Sore
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Detoxification Evaluation
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dysentery
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dyslexia Assessment
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Echocardiography
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Eye Infections
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Health Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • HIV Screening
  • Hives
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hydrocele
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impairment Rating Evaluation
  • Impetigo
  • Independent Educational Evaluation
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laryngitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease Evaluation
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mammography
  • Mastodynia
  • McMurray's Test
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patch Testing
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Pre-Operative Evaluation
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
  • Proteinuria
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radioallergosorbent Test
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • STD Screening
  • Strep Test
  • Strep Throat
  • Stye
  • Sunburn
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheelchair Evaluation
  • Wheezing
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • Yeast Infections

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Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Allergy & Immunology

Education

Wilford Hall Usaf Medical Center
Internship Hospital
Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences
Medical School

Frequently Asked Questions

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Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (843) 213-6743, and for other questions, call (843) 357-2443.

Does Dr. James Turek, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. James Turek, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Turek frequently treats Arthritis of the Elbow, Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot, and Cough. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Turek treats.

Where is Dr. James Turek, MD's office located?

Dr. Turek's office is located at 2347 HIGHWAY 17 BUSINESS S, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Turek is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital

Murrells Inlet, SC

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital

Georgetown, SC

60% Patient Experience Rating, 9% lower than the national average

Grand Strand Medical Center

Myrtle Beach, SC

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

21 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)