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New internist joins Beaufort Primary Care

Dr. Alejandro Garcia Salas
Dr. Alejandro Garcia Salas

Beaufort Memorial Hospital has added another internist to the medical staff at Beaufort Primary Care. Dr. Alejandro Garcia Salas, a lieutenant commander with the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, will join the practice the first week of July. 

A graduate of M.D. Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Garcia Salas completed his internship and residency at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Virginia and received additional training in cardiology at the Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, and combat casualty care in San Antonio, Texas. He also participated in humanitarian missions in Oaxaca, Mexico and Leon, Nicaragua. 

For the last four years, the board-certified internal medicine specialist has served as a staff physician at Beaufort Naval Hospital. While stationed in the Lowcountry, he was deployed for eight months aboard the USNS Comfort Hospital Ship. 

At Beaufort Primary Care, Garcia Salas will be working with internists Drs. Andrea Hucks, Steven Kessel and Robert Webb and nurse practitioners Amy Wagner and Ronda O’Connell. A native of Guatemala, he is fluent in both English and Spanish. 

Beaufort Primary Care is located at 989 Ribaut Road, Suite 260. To make an appointment with Garcia Salas or any of the other healthcare providers in the practice, call 843-522-7600.

New dentist joins Howard Family Dental

Dr. Kevin Hardy
Dr. Kevin Hardy

Dr. Kevin Hardy has joined the Beaufort office of Howard Family Dental.

Hardy is originally from Danville, Va. He is a graduate of The University of Notre Dame and Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Dentistry. 

He also earned his MBA from the Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Business and JD degree from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law.

Howard Family Dental’s Beaufort office is now open Monday through Friday. Visit