What are Dr. DuBose’s credentials?
- Board Certified, American Board of Family Practice Diplomat, recertification 2013
- Geriatric Medicine Certificate of Added Qualification, recertification 2015
- Private Practice, Carolina Geriatric Specialists, LLC, August 2005 - present
- Board of Trustees, South Carolina Medical Association, 2013 - present
- Fellowship, Geriatric Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Consortium, 2005
- Residency, Family Medicine, Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital, 2003
- MD, University of South Carolina, 2000
- BS, Cum Laude, Biological Sciences, Clemson University, 1996
My goal is to provide the highest-quality medical care and service, emphasizing a proactive, comprehensive approach to both disease prevention and wellness. I strive to provide excellence in care that is both compassionate and truly patient-focused. From the moment you enter my office, I want you to be completely satisfied with every aspect of your care.
I have intentionally limited the size of my practice in order to devote more time to each patient’s care and individual needs. I also offer patients certain non-covered amenities and benefits designed to personalize and enhance their health care experience. Patients will have little or no office waiting room time, and appointments will start promptly. This practice model also enables me to schedule longer patient appointments (approximately 30 minutes for routine appointments and approximately 60 minutes for the Comprehensive Annual Health Assessment) that they, or I, feel they need. If an issue requires extra time for evaluation or discussion, I will accommodate patients to the best of my ability. Also, you will be able to contact me on my personal patient-dedicated cell phone and email, making it easier than ever to communicate.
Please see the Highlights & Details document for a complete list of amenities and benefits provided to my personalized care patients. Your annual fee pays for those non-clinical, non-covered services. Professional services that are covered by Medicare or a commercial insurance plan will be billed separately—generally to your health plan—and you will continue to be responsible for any applicable co-pays or deductibles relating to those services.
My goal is to be available to my patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, there will be occasions when I am out of town or otherwise unavailable. In these situations, a trusted colleague will serve as my covering physician.
Please know that you can contact me at any time. However, if you have a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately. You can then call me or ask the hospital personnel to contact me so I may assist in your care. If youhave a non-urgent problem, feel free to contact me first.
Insurance & Billing Questions
No. The annual fee only includes services and benefits described in the Highlights & Details that are not covered by Medicare (or any other payer) and that will not be paid for or reimbursed by Medicare.