The 6,624-square-foot practice will be located on 1.75 acres at 6650 S.C. 81 North, near the corner of S.C. 81 and S.C. 8. Design plans call for nine exam rooms, a procedure room, lab space and an x-ray room. Construction will begin immediately, and AnMed Health Wren Family Medicine will open in early 2012.
AnMed Health owns approximately 40 acres at site where the practice will be built. The health system has created a master plan for the property allowing AnMed Health Wren Family Medicine to grow with the Wren community. According to U.S. Census Bureau, the Powdersville-Piedmont area has shown the most significant growth in Anderson County over the past 10 years. The area grew by 34.32 percent from 19,655 residents in 2000 to 26,414 in residents 2010, a growth of nearly 7,000 people.
“Everyone at AnMed Health is excited to officially be part of the Wren community,” said Garrick Chidester, vice president of network operations and business development. “AnMed Health Wren Family Medicine will bring the same expert care we provide in Anderson to the heart of the Wren community. Every community is different, and we invested a lot of time in the planning process – from sending out community surveys to holding focus groups. We wanted to be certain we are building a practice that meets residents’ needs today and for many years to come.”
AnMed Health Wren Family Medicine will be home to two primary care physicians, Dr. Michael D. Seemuller and Dr. Kimberly K. Rothman.
Dr. Seemuller is a board-certified family medicine physician who is returning to the Upstate. A graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Dr. Seemuller completed his residency training in the AnMed Health Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Seemuller has more than 10 years of experience. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension and obesity management; preventative care for the whole family; skin cancer removal; and sports medicine.
Dr. Rothman is also a graduate of the AnMed Health Family Medicine Residency Program. A Kentucky native, Dr. Rothman completed medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. After medical school, she started an anesthesiology residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. In 2002, Dr. Rothman took a break from medicine to raise a family. During that time, she discovered her calling to family medicine. At AnMed Health, Dr. Rothman served as chief resident and was named outstanding first year resident in both obstetrics and internal medicine.
AnMed Health Wren Family Medicine will join a comprehensive network of physician offices. The AnMed Health Physician Network is home to more than 35 practices and includes specialists in family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopaedics, cardiology, vascular medicine, surgery and pulmonary and sleep medicine. To learn more or to find a doctor near you, go to www.AnMedHealth.org.