Dr. Richard Covington, DO
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Dr. Richard Covington, DO

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Family Medicine | Male

Care Philosophy

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.

Biography

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.

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    Dr. Covington's Reviews

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Covington to family and friends
    3
    based on 17 total surveys (4 with reviews)
    Dr. Covington's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      VERY GOOD
    • Office environment
      VERY GOOD
    • Staff friendliness
      VERY GOOD
    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Reviews (4)
    Myrtle Beach, SC |
    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.
    in Murrells Inlet, SC |
    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, for me he has prescribed less costly meds and test. He is very knowledgable about meds and side effects. I trust Dr. Covington 100% and because of him I am healthier and have a better quality life.
    in Myrtle Beach, SC |
    Outstanding
    in Myrtle Beach, SC |
    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 receptionist how wonderful the whole experience was when I checked out.
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    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.

    Dr. Covington's Care Philosophy

    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.

    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 board certification on record with Healthgrades
    •  Malpractice claims in South Carolina not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    Conditions Treated

    • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
    • Anxiety
    • Asthma
    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
    • Chronic Sinusitis
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Emphysema
    • Fracture
    • Heart Disease
    • High Cholesterol
    • Hypertension
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Injuries
    • Obesity
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Otitis Media
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Pneumonia
    • Skin Cancer
    • Sleep Apnea

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine

      Graduated in 1988

    • Internship Hospital
      N/A

      Completed in 1988

    • Residency Hospital
      Warren Hospital

      Completed in 1992

    • Fellowship Hospital
      N/A

      Completed in 1992

    • Undergraduate School
      Wofford College

      Graduated in 1976

    • Other Education
      N/A

      Completed in 1992

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Family Medicine

    Procedures Performed

    • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
    • Physical Examination