Dr. Richard Covington, DO

Family Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
(17)
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Dr. Richard Covington, DO
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.

945 82nd Pkwy

Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

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Dr. Richard Covington, DO

Dr. Richard Covington, DO

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Husky Health
  • 13 More

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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.
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Dr. Covington's Experience

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Dr. Covington's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
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  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Family Medicine
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Board Certifications

Dr. Covington does not have any board certifications listed.

22

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
2

Procedures

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Physical Examination

Background Check

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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.

Education

  • 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

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Covington's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Covington to family and friends
3.0
based on 17 total reviews (4 with comments)
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 Comments (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 accepts 27 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
    Medicare
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
    Tricare
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Tricare
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • SelectHealth
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Medicaid
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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Hospitals where Dr. Covington has admitting privileges

Grand Strand Health – Grand Strand Medical Center
809 82nd Pkwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
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