New medical clinic for Savannah

Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital recently opened a new medical clinic at the Countrywide Shopping Village in Savannah that is offering a variety of primary care services six-days a week.

Savannah Medical Clinic (SMC) offers walk in and urgent care services for minor acute illnesses and injuries. The clinic also offers screening and detection of major illnesses such as heart disease and common cancers and monitors common diseases such as hypertension, heart disease and diabetes.

By the end of summer, SMC plans to offer a diabetes clinic devoted to education and management of diabetic patients that will include a nutritionist and podiatrist. Additional services include paediatric visits, work permit physicals and employment physicals.

The clinic is staffed by Dr. Rachel Pandit, M.D, a graduate of the University of Missouri. Mrs. Pandit went on to complete her residency in Family Medicine at the University of South Florida. She has been a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine since July 2000.

Dr. Pandit has a special interest in wellness, nutrition and the preventions of chronic disease through lifestyle changes. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct diabetes and metabolism research at the University of Italy, Perugia. She also completed an intensive course on obesity management at the Pritikin Longevity Centre in Miami, Florida.

Dr. Pandit has done her own further studies in nutrition while conducting research for a book she is writing to guide patients in making lifestyle changes.

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