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Greenville Medical Clinic is a Christian-based, community health clinic. Here to serve. Here to assist.
We are open and ready to help you.
Mon/Tue/Wed/Sat 9am-5pm, Thu/Fri 4–9pm. Closed Sunday.
We treat every patient with dignity, compassion, and respect for your privacy and concerns
We'll look for ways to save you money on your medications.
Our 5-day-per-week schedule is designed to assist our patients with convenient day and evening hours
Family Nurse Practitioner
Master of Science, Nursing
In April, 2014, Greenville Medical Clinic (GMC) opened its doors with a philosophy, a goal, and far more dedication than working capital! For Toni Silver, owner and Family Nurse Practitioner (advanced-practice registered nurse) GMC fulfilled a lifetime dream...Read More
We are now open 6 days a week, with day and evening walk-in hours to assist you! Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday - 9am–5pm; Thursday & Friday - 4:00pm–9:00pm; Closed: Sunday
For over two years, we have been proud and privileged to serve our friends in the Greenville community. Our original fee for service was established so that our patients, no matter their income or lack of insurance, could access quality, affordable, professional and compassionate medical attention.
Today, many of our clinic supplies have increased in cost. And, because we are growing, we have taken on the financial responsibility of hiring professional assistants, in addition to welcoming our many volunteers. These increases in clinic expenditures have put us at a crossroad: cut back on the services we offer in order to stay in line with our clinic fee of $20. Or increase our fee so that we can continue to provide the expert services and procedures our patients need and prefer.
All things considered, my decision is to increase the clinic fee to $30 per visit, beginning August 1, 2016. All lab fees will remain the same, and as always, there is "no insurance required." As many of you know, this clinic is very important to me: a lifelong dream to serve Him by serving our community, including the underprivileged. I am also committed to providing the finest quality care that I can, which this fee increase will ensure.
Thank you for your understanding, and I apologize for any burden or inconvenience this may cause my patients. I look forward to offering even more services and specialized care to you, your families and to more patents in the future.
Be well, Toni Silver
As you may know, at Greenville Medical Clinic we are always trying to help you save money on your prescriptions. Recently, I came across a feature article in WebMD, titled "Dos and Don'ts for Saving Money on RX Drugs." It offers some really great ideas, which I want to pass on to all my patients.
Here's a little background: In 2008, American patients and insurance companies spent more than $234 billion on prescriptions, up from $40 million in 1990. In 2020, annual spending on prescription drugs is expected to top $512 billion.
Here are just a few things you can do RIGHT NOW to take the pain out of paying for prescription drugs.
In most cases, generic drugs can save a great deal of money. And almost 80% of FDA-approved drugs have generic alternatives that cost an average of four times less than the brand-name versions. Be sure to check out your options.
Pill splitting is based on the fact that many pills cost about the same even if they contain twice as much medication. An 80 mg pill is often close in price to a pill with 40 mg of the same drug. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if your medication is safe for pill splitting. If so, ask your Nurse Practitioner or doctor to prescribe twice the dosage you really need, so you can split your pills in half.
NOTE: Be aware, many pills are not safe to split, including time-released drugs, coated pills, and capsules. Ask your ask pharmacist whether it's safe to split a pill.
(as reported in webmd.com/heart-disease/news)
The American Heart Association has identified seven "simple" steps you can take for a healthy heart.
The road to better cardiovascular health will take some work, but in the long run is well worth the effort. Start Now!!
Cardiovascular health can be can be categorized as Poor, Intermediate, or Ideal. Published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, the AHA says ideal cardiovascular health for adults is defined by these health measures:
Ten-year-old Elison with his 2-month-old brother Jose Wesley, who was born with microcephaly, in Poco Fundo, Brazil.
By Jennifer J. Brown, PhD. Reviewed by Chad Tewell, MD
As reported on everydayhealth.com
For most people, the Zika virus causes only a brief, mild flu-like illness. But in pregnant women it has been linked to an alarming increase in the rate of the birth defect known as microcephaly— a debilitatingly small head and brain size. The clusters of birth defects linked to the Zika virus have been called an international public health emergency.
Here are the facts about the Zika virus:
1. The Zika virus is carried by mosquitoes and people, but usually spread by mosquitoes; specifically by the bite of the Aedes mosquito. The virus can also be sexually transmitted.
Now that the weather has turned colder and many of us are spending more time indoors, it’s time to get the facts on Norovirus, a highly contagious, infectious, gastrointestinal illness that thrives in close, crowded quarters. Airplanes. Cruise ships—we’ve all heard of outbreaks from these sources. But day care centers and even hospitals and assisted living facilities are prime “breeding grounds” for the fast-spreading virus.
While initial symptoms might appear to be a violent flu, Norovirus can be more serious and warrants immediate attention, Here’s why: Once it attacks the digestive system, Norovirus can leave you dangerously dehydrated due to diarrhea, lack of appetite, and vomiting, within just 24 hours.
Read and remember the symptoms of Norovirus. If you suspect that you or a loved one has become dangerously dehydrated, seek medical attention immediately.
Here’s a salad that truly is as delicious and fresh as it sounds!
Follow the recipe below for all-American flavor. For Italian-style, try a quality Parmesan with toasted pine nuts. Or, use crumbled Stilton and toasted walnuts for a classic British blend.
YIELD 6 servings, 1 cup each
PREP TIME 25 mins
TOTAL TIME 25 mins
Did you know? One baked, medium-sized sweet potato contains:
• 105 calories
• 438% daily value of vitamin A (a white potato contains only 1%)
• 37% of daily vitamin C, plus calcium, potassium, and iron.
• 4 grams of dietary fiber—16% of the daily value.
• 0 fat.
Good news too….this heathy recipe calls for reduced-fat sour cream and sharp cheddar cheese instead of milk and butter.
Add the smoky flavor of diced Canadian bacon, and you’ve got one, sweet, twice-baked potato!