Dr. Steven Kessel joins Friends of Caroline

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Friends of Caroline Palliative and Hospice Care is proud to announce the addition of a Co-Medical Director, Dr. Steven Kessel, to the team. Dr. Kessel joins Dr. Gordon Krueger, who has been working with Friends of Caroline for the past seven years.

Kessel grew up in a medical family with both his grandfather and father physicians. After completing medical school himself, Kessel spent a year volunteering in the Samoan Islands. 

After backpacking around the world for a year, he settled down in West Virginia, practicing internal medicine. His career led him to Charlotte, N.C. and then to Beaufort, where he spent 18 of his 38 years providing care. 

During his early years of practice, Kessel was a member of Friends of Caroline.

“I have continued to be impressed with the commitment of FOCH to their patients and the community in general,” Dr. Kessel said. 

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Kessel join our team. He is compassionate and very knowledgeable. The Lowcountry is lucky to have his ongoing care in this community,” Friends of Caroline Executive Director Lindsay Roberg said in a release.

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