William P. Claire Jr., MD

Clare Jr. joins Beaufort Memorial Lady’s Island Internal Medicine


From staff reports

To expand access to primary care services for local residents, Beaufort Memorial is adding a board-certified and broadly experienced internal medicine specialist to its team at Beaufort Memorial Lady’s Island Internal Medicine.

William P. Clare Jr., M.D., will join the practice later this month. He comes to Beaufort after 26 years of internal medicine practice in Charleston, most recently at West Ashley Primary Care, where he was a member of the Roper St. Francis Physician Partners network, and previously at Lowcountry Medical Associates. From 2018 to 2021 he served as assistant medical director at Roper Hospice in Charleston and earlier as its interim medical director.

At Lady’s Island Internal Medicine, Dr. Clare will work with adult patients to prevent, diagnose and treat acute and chronic illness, including among his professional interests and areas of expertise preventive care, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and palliative and hospice care.

The Charleston native earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from University of South Carolina in Columbia and a Doctor of Medicine from Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville.

“We are indeed fortunate to welcome an internal medicine specialist of Dr. Clare’s caliber to our medical staff,” Beaufort Memorial President and CEO Russell Baxley said in a release. “His experience and expertise, coupled with his patient-centered approach to the practice of medicine, will be a great benefit to his patients here.”

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