Board certified physician assistant Eric Gearhart has joined the staff of Beaufort Memorial Lady’s Island Internal Medicine. He will be joining internists Drs. Philip Cusumano, Randy Dalbow and Robert Vyge, now seeing patients in their newly constructed 8,500-square-foot office at 117 Sea Island Parkway on Lady’s Island.
A retired Navy officer with 26 years of active military service, Gearhart was a former battalion medical officer for the 1st, 3rd and 4th Battalions at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, responsible for managing the medical staff providing health care to recruits.
During his military career, he also worked at Beaufort Naval Hospital and was the only physician assistant to be selected department head of family medicine. Prior to moving to Beaufort, he served as medical officer of public health in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.
Most recently, Gearhart worked at Beaufort Family Care. During his two-and-a-half year tenure with the practice, he diagnosed and treated a variety of diseases, ordered and executed diagnostic tests and performed minor surgical procedures, including skin biopsies, suturing, cryotherapy and intra-articular joint injections.
Gearhart received both his Bachelor of Science degree and his Masters in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Nebraska.
Lady’s Internal Medicine, part of Beaufort Memorial Physicians Partners, provides adult medical care that includes diagnosis and treatment, case management, and coordination of care across the life spectrum.
The practice currently offers same-day appointments, on-site laboratory services, as well as physical and occupational therapy. Imaging services are planned within the next year. In addition the practice will offer extended hours to better accommodate patients’ schedules. For an appointment, call 843-522-7240.