The safety of our patients and community is of utmost importance to us. Due to the weather, AccessHope in Florence and Manning and our pharmacy in the HopeHealth Medical Plaza will be closed Saturday, January 22. An on-call provider will be available to patients by calling the number associated with their provider. In the case of an emergency, call 911 or visit your nearest emergency department.
HopeHealth Pediatrics in Florence is a pediatric and adolescent care provider for newborns, infants, young children, adolescents, and teens. As the leading health care provider for newborns and children in Florence, Marion, Darlington, Lake City, Quinby, Timmonsville, Hartsville and the Pee Dee Region. HopeHealth Pediatrics in Florence leads the way in pediatric care.
HopeHealth’s board certified pediatricians provide excellent health care to children of all ages and are considered by many moms and dads to be the best pediatricians in the Florence, SC area for newborn care.
As medical professionals, one of the most important services we provide to our patients are immunizations that protect against vaccine preventable diseases. We firmly believe in the safety and effectiveness of vaccines and require that all HH Pediatric patients receive the recommended vaccines according to the schedule published by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) and the ACIP (Advisory Council on Immunization Practices).
For HopeHealth patients ages 5-11, HopeHealth administers the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at Pediatrics in Florence and Pediatrics in Manning by appointment only. For HopeHealth patients ages 12-17, at this time, please seek your vaccine at one of our community partners.
Pediatric Infectious Disease Pediatrician
Our pediatric infectious disease pediatrician, Dr. Michael K. Foxworth II, is one of just a handful of pediatric infectious disease specialists in the state of South Carolina. He is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of many different types of infectious diseases and infections. Some of the types of infectious diseases our pediatricians treat include: HIV/AIDS diagnosis and evaluation, complicated lung infections, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (aka MRSA), travel-related infections, such as parasitic infections or malaria, nervous system infections, specialty referrals, recurring infections and more.
Quality Through Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics
According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, “the Quality through Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics (QTIP) program works to improve health care for children in South Carolina by working on quality measures and incorporating mental health into a medical home. Started in 2010 under a CHIPRA federal grant, this program brings practices together to collaborate on specific measures and foster quality improvement projects at each practice site.”
Goals of the QTIP Program:
Improve children’s quality care measures
Improve child care through peer-to-peer measures amongst other pediatricians
Focus on the mental well-being of children
Integrate the patient-centered medical home model of care (PCMH).
Michael K. Foxworth II, MD, FAAP
Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Degrees and Certifications
Bachelor of Arts in Music, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 2001
Doctor of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, Charleston, SC, 2006
Pediatric Residency, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System-Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, 2006-2009
Residency, Pediatrics, University Pediatric Hospital, Medical Science Campus of University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico;
Doctor of Medicine, Iberoamericana University, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic;
Internship, Pediatrics, University Pediatric Hospital, Medical Science Campus of University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico;
Bachelor of General Science, University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus