Cherokee County Medical Facilities: Obstetricians/Gynecologists, Pregnancy Services Providers, and Pediatricians

Patient-talking-to-doctorOBSTETRICIANS/GYNECOLOGISTS
Obstetricians/gynecologists are like two sides of the same coin. If you’re currently a mother, or will be playing that role sometime soon, you know your obstetrician will become your best buddy during your pregnancy. She’ll keep close tabs on your health during those important nine months, deliver your baby, and provide care just after the baby is born.

In contrast, a gynecologist (or GYN) provides reproductive health care throughout your lifetime. Whether you’re a teenaged girl, a woman of childbearing age, or a lady who has entered (or completed) menopause, you’ll benefit from regularly visiting your gynecologist. During those appointments, she’ll provide routine screenings and diagnose and treat infections. In some cases, she might perform surgery to address a specific problem. A trained obstetrician/gynecologist switches effortlessly between both roles. Here in Murphy, NC, two types of medical professionals can provide you with good reproductive health support.

Murphy Group Practice: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Larry Holder and Dr. Pushpa Phillips, supported by dedicated nursing and operating room staff, provide the full range of obstetrics/gynecology services in Cherokee County. They’ll conduct your annual screenings, perform targeted procedures, support you through pregnancy and delivery, or help make your menopausal years smoother. Location: 75 Medical Park Lane, Suite D in Murphy. Hours: Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to Noon. Call for an appointment: (828) 837-1332.

Pregnancy Services Providers
The Cherokee County Health Department ensures that expectant mothers have access to numerous pregnancy care services. Two nurse practitioners serve as care managers, handling prenatal care appointments and referrals, and counseling patients about healthy habits during pregnancy. Information on Medicaid childbirth classes is also readily available. Location: 228 Hilton Street in Murphy. Call for an appointment: 828-837-7486.

PEDIATRICIANS
Your child’s pediatrician can give your child a healthy start, and provide health-related guidance until he (or she) reaches age 21. Besides conducting regular physical exams and administering recommended immunizations, the pediatrician will diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries. She’ll also provide you with child nutrition and safety guidelines, and ensure that your child meets appropriate developmental milestones. If your child needs specialized care, your pediatrician will closely collaborate with a recognized medical expert.

Peachtree Pediatrics
At this established pediatrics practice, your child or adolescent will receive professional care from board-certified pediatricians and nurse practitioners. Location: 125 Medical Park Lane, Suite F, Murphy, NC. Hours: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. After-Hours Clinic most days from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday Urgent Walk-In Clinic opens at 9:30 a.m., and all patients must be signed in by 10:00 a.m. Note: The Saturday Clinic does not operate during June, July and August. Call for an appointment: (828) 837-2128.

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