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Banks R. Cates III, MD
Dr. Cates received his medical degree from the University of Zurich Medical School in Switzerland and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Greenville Health System. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. At Hillcrest Memorial Hospital of Greenville Health System, Dr. Cates has served as chief of staff, chairman of the Medical Care Committee, vice president of the Medical Staff, and chairman of the Intensive Care Unit and Respiratory Therapy departments.
Patricia L. Cheek, MD
Dr. Cheek received her medical degree from Bowman Gray School of Medicine and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Nephrology. With specialties in internal medicine and nephrology, she also has a special interest in preventive medicine. Dr. Cheek has joined Cypress Internal Medicine-Simpsonville as a primary care physician.
Laurie J. Griffin, DO
Dr. Griffin received her medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at Greenville Health System. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Robin W. Simpkins, NP
Robin received her nursing degree from Clemson University and her nurse practitioner degree from the University of South Carolina. She is an ANCC Board Certified Nurse Practitioner in the areas of Adult and Acute Care. Her medical interests include all areas of adult health, wellness and preventive medicine. She is accepting new patients.
Collection Of Patient Amounts Due
Insurance companies require that we collect any co-pay or co-insurance amounts at the time of service. We will collect the co-pay amounts at the time of check-in to avoid a wait at checkout. All co-insurance amounts will be collected at the time of check-out. Please understand that you will be responsible for any amounts not paid by your insurance company.
We understand that temporary financial problems may effect timely payment of your balance. We encourage you to communicate any such problems so that we may assist you in the management of your account.
Prescription Refill Requests By Phone
We will generally need to see an existing patient back in the office prior to calling in a prescription. However, in rare cases where it’s appropriate to write, call in or describe the prescription, there will be a $15.00 charge in order to cover operating costs. We will do our best to meet your needs.
Patient Centered Medical Home
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