CPG Pediatrics @ Carolina Forest growing in more ways than one  

CONWAY, SC–  Conway Medical Center (CMC) and Conway Physicians Group (CPG) are pleased to welcome Dr. Eugenia Cooper-Merchant and Ashley M. Gibbs, APRN, FNP-BC at CPG Pediatrics @ Carolina Forest.  They join existing physicians Dr. William Nichols and Dr. Marwan Al Aswad.  The addition of Dr. Cooper-Merchant and Gibbs and the finished expansion of the pediatric office are part of an effort to meet the growing demand for pediatric primary care in the Carolina Forest area.   

Eugenia Cooper-Merchant, MD is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.  She earned her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Liberia A.M. Dogliotti School of Medicine.  She completed her residency in pediatrics at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York where she also completed her internship in pediatrics.  

Ashley Gibbs, APRN, FNP-BC has an extensive background as a registered nurse and has significant experience in urgent care and family practice settings.  She received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Southern Maine where she also earned her Master of Science in nursing with a concentration of family nurse practitioner. 

An expansion of CPG Pediatrics @ Carolina Forest was recently completed.  The project involved the addition of approximately 1700 square feet that includes five more patient rooms for evaluation and treatment.  The practice has also extended their hours and is open on Saturdays.  

“We are committed to meeting the growing healthcare needs in Carolina Forest and surrounding area,” said Warren Ratley, vice president of Conway Physicians Group.  “With the increase in space provided by the expansion project, the additions of these highly qualified physicians, and also incorporating the extended hours, we are not only able to meet those needs but also honor our commitment to giving patients compassionate, efficient, and exceptional service. 

CPG Pediatrics @ Carolina Forest specializes in comprehensive, quality healthcare for children from birth through high school and they are committed to providing compassionate, efficient and exceptional healthcare services to patients and their families. CPG Pediatrics @ Carolina Forest offers extended hours for the convenience of their patients.  Their services include but are not limited to wellness checks; childhood immunizations; school & sports physicals; dermatological conditions; pediatric injuries; diagnosis, treatment and management of chronic illnesses, including allergies, asthma, and ADHD; and sick-child care for fevers, flu, colds, headaches, stomach aches and more. 

CPG Pediatrics @ Carolina Forest is accepting new patients and accepts most major insurances including Medicare and Medicaid.  They are located at 4022-C Postal Way in Carolina Forest.  Their hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 7 p.m. with service continuing through lunch and Saturday 8 a.m.- 12 p.m.  For more information or to schedule an appointment call 843-903-4111.  Like them on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/cpgpeds.



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Conway Medical Center is defined by its historical ability to consistently meet the healthcare needs of Horry County.  The nonprofit medical center, was established in 1928 as Horry County’s first hospital and has 210 inpatient beds; a 66-bed long-term care facility, Kingston Nursing Center; a 22-bed sub-acute care facility, Medstar; an Outpatient Diagnostic Center and Conway Physicians Group (CPG), a multi-specialty group of 20 physician offices affiliated with the hospital.

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