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Published on March 09, 2016

Pelham Medical Center Welcomes Primary Stroke Medical Director

Neurologist John Pilch, MD, joins Medical Group of the Carolinas

When a patient suffers from a stroke, having an expert neurologist is key to their recovery. That’s why Medical Group of the Carolinas’ (MGC) latest addition, John Pilch, MD, joined the team in late 2015. Dr. Pilch provides top-notch neurological care in a practice setting, and is the medical director for Pelham Medical Center’s Primary Stroke Center, the only certified stroke center in Greer.

Dr. Pilch joins Medical Group of the Carolinas—Neurology—Pelham, specializing in diagnose and treating disorders of the central nervous system such as headache, seizure, stroke, dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

“When a patient suffers from a seizure, stroke or another disorder of the central nervous system, it’s crucial that they receive quick medical attention,” Dr. Pilch said. “I look forward to helping improve the lives of patients with these medical disorders and helping make a difference in the Greer community.”

Dr. Pilch received his medical degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC and completed his residency at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where he served as chief resident in neurology. Dr. Pilch also completed a fellowship in neurophysiology and is an active member of the American Academy of Neurology. He is a board certified Family Medicine Physician Diplomat and a member of the American Board of Neurology and Psychology.

Medical Group of the Carolinas—Neurology—Pelham is located at 420 The Parkway; Ste. A; Greer, SC 29650.

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About Medical Group of the Carolinas

Medical Group of the Carolinas is a group of more than 300 physicians in more than 22 specialties and primary care, serving 11 counties. Originally named the Spartanburg Regional Physician Group, the Medical Group of the Carolinas (MGC) offers eight OB/GYN practices at nine locations for women’s health. MGC also offers three pediatric practices, and 28 family medicine and internal medicine practices throughout the Carolinas. MGC has locations throughout the region including Spartanburg, Greer, Chesnee, Boiling Springs and Duncan. Twenty-four practices have been recognized as Physician Practice Connections-Patient Centered Medical Homes.

About Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) offers a full spectrum of services through four hospitals: Spartanburg Medical Center, Pelham Medical Center, Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care and Union Medical Center. SRHS also includes Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 113-bed long-term care, skilled nursing facility that offers nursing care and rehabilitation services. SRHS provides unparalleled oncological care through the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute. The multidisciplinary Medical Group of the Carolinas has more than 300 physicians across seven counties in two states. SRHS employs nearly 6,000 associates and offers outpatient surgery centers, a vibrant post-acute division, a Level I Trauma Center, and Advicare, a licensed Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). Advicare provides Medicaid services to residents throughout the state of South Carolina. U.S. News and World Report ranked Spartanburg Medical Center the No. 1 regional hospital in South Carolina in 2014-15. The Commission on Cancer gave Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute its Outstanding Achievement Award.

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