John G. Ramsbottom Jr., MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

As an experienced family medicine physician, I am your advocate in our complicated medical system. My main focus in on wellness and prevention, but I am well versed in acute and chronic medical conditions.  Communication, trust and building long-standing relationships are important to me as a primary care doctor. With a warm and friendly atmosphere and quality time during visits, I am able to partner with my patients and tailor their care to their individual needs and goals.

In my personalized healthcare practice, often compared to a concierge medical practice, patients have direct contact with me on my cell phone, home phone and office phone 24 hours a day. This keeps our line of communication uninterrupted at all times, which has resulted in preventing an office visit or ER visit when appropriate. My MDVIP-affiliated primary care practice has given me the time and tools to provide my patients with the individualized care and attention they deserve.

My office is located in the heart of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, but I take care of patients from Pawleys Island to St. James Plantation near Southport, North Carolina, better known as the Grand Strand. I am affiliated with Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, and my primary interests, other than wellness and prevention, are focused on treatment for hypertension, diabetes and cholesterol disorders, as well as general adult medicine issues.

Physician Profile


University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
Bachelor of Science, Biology 1974
Medical School
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC
Doctorate of Medicine 1978
Spartanburg General Hospital
Spartanburg, SC
Family Practice 1978-1979
Spartanburg General Hospital
Spartanburg, SC
Family Practice 1979-1981


South Carolina

Professional Society Memberships

Fellow, American Academy of Physicians
South Carolina Medical Association
Horry County Medical Society

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Principal Investigator and Consultant, Advanced Clinical Trials, Inc. 2006-present

Principal Investigatorand Consultant Odyssey Researchpresent

Grand Strand Regional Medical Center
- Chairman, Board of Trustees 2000-2005
- Chief of Staff 1990-1991

Hospital Affiliations

Grand Strand Regional Medical Center

Research Experience

Principal Investigator, Osteoarthritis Trial Cox II Inhibitor 2007-present
Principal Investigator, Type II Diabetes Trial DPP-IV Inhibitor 2007-present
Principal Investigator, Type II Diabetes Trial with Inhaled Insulin 2007-present
Principal Investigator, Type II Diabetes Trial DPP-IV Inhibitor 2007

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Margaret (Midge)

    It is a very comfortable atmosphere at the office. Everyone is very friendly. Charlene is very caring and patient and calming gi...

  • Member: Nancy

    Dr. Ramsbottom is a kind, caring physician, and I am glad I made the decision to join his practice.

  • Member: Geri

    I know he LISTENS to his patients.Always attentive.

  • Member: Frances

    John and I are more than pleased with the care we receive. Not only is Dr. Ramsbottom our doctor, he is a good friend and confida...