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at St. Francis this month:

Childbirth Preparation


Surgical Weight Loss Information Seminar

Yoga for Cancer Survivors (Intermediate/Advanced)
Comforts for Managing Labor


Caregiver Support Group

Yoga for Cancer Survivors (Beginners)

Yoga for Osteoporosis

Great Expectations: Hospital Orientation

Facts of Life for Mothers and Daughters

Surgical Weight Loss Post-Op Education and Nutrition Class


 Caring for Your Baby

Breast Pumps 101

Hip & Knee Pain Seminar

Surgical Weight Loss Support Group


It's time to make your health a priority! Regular health exams and preventative screenings are important for a future that's full of life. Take control and contact your Primary Care Physician today to schedule an annual check-up. If you don't currently have a physician, consider making Bon Secours St. Francis your home, where you are always welcome. Please continue reading to learn more:
Make St. Francis Your Health Home

Bon Secours Medical Group
Bon Secours St. Francis knows how important it is to have convenient health care for you and your entire family. We have an ever-growing network of trusted physicians and medical practices that are committed to providing compassionate medical care to our community, with kindness and hospitality to make you feel right at home. We call this world-class network of affiliates Bon Secours Medical Group. Bon Secours Medical Group consists of outstanding primary care physicians and specialists working together to bring a special level of care to our patients. And, since we don't think you should have to travel far for quality care, we offer locations convenient to your home and work. In addition, Bon Secours Medical Group After Hours Care provides convenient care for minor illness even on the weekend.

Get to Know our Newest Additions to BSMG

We are delighted to announce three new physicians joining Bon Secours Medical Group:

Dr. Frits van Rhee of Upstate Oncology Associates

Dr. Barry Bishop of Plastic Surgery Associates

Dr. Lindsey Cecil of Premier Family Medicine   



BSMG together we make life better   

Importance of a Primary Care Physician

When was the last time you visited a doctor? For most of us, it was likely the last time we were sick. Bon Secours Medical Group Primary Care Physicians believe that being healthy is more than just not being sick. Annual exams and preventative screenings conducted by a primary care provider allow patients to reach their optimal health. It's important to see your physician on a regular basis, as they can educate you on healthy habits, review your family history, and provide a health home to help organize all of your medical care. Should you need comprehensive specialty care, your physician will work with our network of specialists. Together, they will put you back on the road to good health.


Deciding Flu Seasonon a health care provider is an essential step to living (and enjoying) a healthy life. Whether you need a routine check-up or specialty care, our online physician search makes the process of finding a physician near your home or work easy. Here are a few tips to help you find your perfect match:
  • Do they accept your insurance?
  • Are their hours convenient to your schedule?
  • Do you share their philosophy on health?
  • Is their office conveniently located near your home or work?  
  • Do they offer after hours care?   


National Doctor's Day | March 30th

The physicians of Bon Secours St. Francis are committed to delivering extraordinary care to our patients every single day. National Doctor's Day is a perfect time to take a moment to celebrate and thank our physicians for their gifts of good help to those in need. If you are looking for opportunities to honor or remember a physician that has made a difference in your life or the life of a loved one, please consider making a donation to the St. Francis Foundation. For more information or to make a gift, please call the St. Francis Foundation at 864-255-1040.

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