Each of our physicians at Moore has a team designated to them to help ensure that our patients receive the most efficient, quality care available. This group of nurses, medical assistants, and administrative assistants is called a "Care Team." If you have already received medical care from one of our offices and would like to speak with a representative from your physician's Care Team, please dial the appropriate number below:
If you have not yet been seen by one of our physicians, please dial (803)227-8000 to speak to one of our dedicated representatives to schedule an appointment. Please remember that all office visits must be scheduled in advance.
Physician Support Team
"PA" is an abbreviation often used that stands for Physician Assistant. Other common terms used are "Physician Assistant", "PA", or "PA-C (physician assistant – certified)";, which may be used in verbal or written communication. The traditional term, Physician Assistant, is a medical provider who works under the supervision of a licensed doctor (an MD) or osteopathic physician (a DO). They must have at least a bachelor's degree and complete a PA training program that is accredited by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Physician assistants work under the supervision of physicians to evaluate patients, diagnose and treat medical problems, order and interpret diagnostic testing, and provide medical advice and counseling to patients. They also assist in surgery, perform minor surgical procedures independently, and have prescribing rights in all 50 states. The Physician Assistants employed by Moore Orthopaedic Clinic are certified by the NCCPA and licensed by the South Carolina State Board of Medical Examiners.
"NP" is an abbreviation often used that stands for Nurse Practitioner. A Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse (RN) who has completed specific advanced nursing education (master's or doctoral degree) and training in the diagnosis and management of medical conditions. Nurse Practitioners are licensed through nursing boards rather than medical boards. Nurse Practitioners provide a broad range of health care services including evaluating, diagnosing and treating acute and chronic illnesses and diseases, ordering special tests (including x-ray, MRI, and physical therapy) and assisting in surgery.