Meet the Merchant: GoMed
GoMed, Daniel Island’s mobile medical care service, is bringing back the old-fashioned house call. GoMed offers almost everything an urgent care center does but in the comfort of your own home.
GoMed, which opened in January 2019, has two medical doctors and four physician assistants on staff, all with a wide range of knowledge in both family and emergency medicine.
GoMed COO Chance Harridge says the medical team can treat a multitude of medical conditions. Harridge and his family live on Daniel Island and he wanted to bring affordable and accessible health care to the community, from blood tests to wound care and more.
“We are as flexible as you need us to be. We offer every service that a standalone ‘doc in the box’ offers, however our waiting room is your favorite couch or recliner,” said Harridge.
Currently GoMed is actively seeking COVID-19 testing capability so it will be able to test in the comfort and safety of patients’ homes.
“We can help ease the tension of the unknown while keeping your social distance in check. [You can] keep your social distance and enjoy the peace of mind GoMed offers,” explained Harridge.
GoMed has become a favorite medical source among Daniel Island residents, including Laura Hughs and her family.
“It’s so convenient. Colleen has been to our home many times and we all love her, even our dog, Scout. She was also able to complete physicals for all three kids so they could compete in school sports. GoMed provides so many services...from prescriptions to flu and strep tests and much more.
The best thing about GoMed is the convenience and the safety. You don’t have to sit around other sick people at the doctor’s office while waiting to see the doctor,” said Hughs.
Valary Anderson Dreyer called GoMed when she thought her son was coming down with a case of strep throat or mono.
“GoMed is an amazing group of caring health care professionals. They made it to my door/his bedroom in 20 minutes. Coleen was a very professional PA. She was so polite, knowledgeable, comforting, did an amazing exam, all hygiene precautions, and chatted sports with my son in his bedroom while we watched ESPN. He never left bed! Everything took about 20 minutes,” explained Dreyer about a previous home visit before the COVID-19 crisis.
Erin Silver Kramschuster was impressed with the quick response and appreciates the alternative to an urgent care facility.
“It allowed me to avoid taking my feverish and very sleepy kiddo to the doctor. Kelli was so sweet, caring and thorough. What an amazing and valuable service,” she said.
GoMed reports it is currently the only mobile urgent care practice in the state of South Carolina with several locations around the state and two in Georgia. The mobile practice is available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. To find out more information, go to gomedhealth.com.
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