Dr. Richard Covington, DO

Dr. Richard Covington, DO

Family Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Richard Covington, DO is a family medicine specialist in Myrtle Beach, SC and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988 and specializes in family medicine.Read his story

945 82nd Pkwy

Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • 18 More

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Covington

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Dr. Covington's Experience

Dr. Covington's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Covington's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Covington "Dr. Covington is originally from West Columbia, South Carolina. He received his undergraduate degree from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1976 and his medical degree from the University of New England, Biddeford, Maine in 1988. He then completed a family practice residency at Warren Hospital in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Dr. Covington has 22 years of experience in family medicine, including five years as a solo practitioner at the National Health Service Corps site in Warren, New Hampshire. He has been with Carolina Health Specialists since 2001. Dr. Covington enjoys a broad range of family practice. His interests include Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Pediatrics, and Acute and Chronic Adult Medicine. Dr. Covington has two children, Dylan and Maylee."
Read Less

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Covington "Carolina Health Specialists is committed to the patients of Horry, Georgetown, and Brunswick counties with facility locations throughout the Grand Strand area. All physicians are Board Certified/Board Eligible in their specialty. By providing a team approach to patient care, the physicians of Carolina Health Specialists are able to focus their time and abilities on the particular needs of each patient."

1  Specialties

  • Family Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Covington does not have any board certifications listed.

189  Conditions Treated

Read Less

15  Procedures

  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Immunization
  • Liver Function Test
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Physical Examination
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Wofford College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • N/A
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Warren Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • N/A
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • N/A
    Other Education | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Covington has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Covington has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Covington does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Covington and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Covington's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Covington to family and friends
18 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Covington's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Incorrect superficial misdiagnoses that lead to ER visit that evening. Physical appearance and lack of communications skills should have been a give away.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option0thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
Professional. Knowledgeable answering questions. Doesn't make you feel rushed or made to hurry through visit. Wait time minimal. Each patient gets all time required before visit end. Confident in Dr. Covington expertise.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option1thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
Dr. Covington has been my Doctor over ten years now. Before I had seen many doctors and only Dr. Covington was able to properly diagnose and offer proper treatment. Dr. Covington will explain in detail any questions, he understands and cares about you. If you have no or "bad" insurance, tell him,...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option2thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option2thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
Spent a lot of time explaining things, warm and friendly, prompt, filled all my prescriptions right away, ordered all of my annual preventative exams, blood work, screenings the same day at my request for convenience. Seriously, the best Dr. appt. I have ever had. So much so, I remember telling the...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option4thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
Image of Dr. Covington
Are you Dr. Covington?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!