When I began my journey to become a Physician, I had many options placed before me. The most important question I had to decide was, “what type of physician do I want to be?” I knew right away that I wanted to be one who embodied altruism, practiced servant leadership, and offered more than just medicine. After just a few hours of shadowing an osteopathic physician, I realized that the osteopathic lifestyle was more than simply treating medical diseases, it was about treating the whole person: mind, body, and soul.

Now, it is my goal, as a Physician, to continue to push the osteopathic agenda, which I believe is to be mindful of the complexity of the human body and its inherent capacity to recover by using good clinical judgement, evidence based medicine, and osteopathic manipulation.

Furthermore, I am so thankful I get to do this in SC, where I was born and raised. It’s my honor and privilege to be a part of my home community where I can meet the needs of those who suffer from health disparities and give hope to those who live in a world of darkness and pain.

I believe that by serving on the SCOMS board, I will be given the connections, the resources, and the platform to spread the osteopathic mission: to provide quality healthcare in South Carolina. I believe I am responsible for improving public health by creating a safe environment, reliable advice, effective communication, and high quality medical care. I want SC and the world to know Osteopathic Physicians are more than just doctors treating diseases. We are people caring about people.

Rachel Fenters, D.O.
McLeod Family Medicine Resident, Intern

Upcoming Events

12:00 pm @ Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens
@ Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join SCOMS at the Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens for lunch and an afternoon of fun for the whole family! SCOMS will be covering the cost of lunch and zoo admission for yourself and up to[...]