I've been seeing Doctor Alyssa Degnan for many years. She is the best! She's been with me through various health issues and lately has helped me cope with the death of my husband and related depression and anxiety. I feel that I can tell her anything and she will have an answer for me. Trust her explicitly. She's a great listener and I always feel relieved when I walk out… See more
My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...
My goal as your private doctor is to provide you with highly personalized healthcare that will effectively treat your current health problems and help to prevent new ones from developing. Practicing good medicine includes a partnership between doctor and patient – a partnership based on mutual trust and respect that is earned, not given. In my MDVIP-affiliated practice, you will be treated as if you are a member of my family in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and I will work with you at each step to assist you with making informed decisions toward achieving your goals. Whether it’s running your first marathon, reducing the use of medication or improving your nutrition, we will work together as a team to help make a happy, healthy future your reality. There are no shortcuts to being healthy, no simple formulas and no "one size fits all" approach when it comes to the well-being of my patients as each of you are wonderfully unique individuals!
With over 17 years of experience practicing in the community, I have relationships with many specialists in the Central Savannah River Area to help with your unique needs and I am affiliated with Aiken Regional Medical Centers. My primary care office is located in Aiken, South Carolina. I am passionate about fitness, exercise and tennis and would welcome the opportunity to exercise with my patients as we reach our health care goals together.
Dr. Degnan's Credentials
Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania
Internal Medicine 1999-2001
Chief Resident 2001-2002
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine 1998
The College of New Jersey
Hillwood Lakes, NJ
Bachelor of Science, Biology and Chemistry 1993
Magna Cum Laude
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Basic Life Support
Most Compassionate Doctor, Patient's Choice Award 2010
Hospice Medical Director, Kindred Home Health 2017-present
Supervising Physician for Nurse Practitioner, Hope Health Inc. 2017-present
American Osteopathic Association
South Carolina Medical Association
Testimonials from patients of Dr. Degnan
I am grateful for Dr. Degnan's approach to care. She is thorough, caring, and direct. I recently complained of symptoms that were pretty generic (tiredness, fogginess, etc.). She looked at my record and noted that I had not had blood work for a while, so we started there. Each lab test led to another, and she helped me understand the situation by speaking in understandable language and… See more
I met Dr. Degnan over 15 years ago. I was immediately impressed and convinced my husband to use her as his primary physician also. We found her to be "so smart" and caring for us individually and as a couple. We found it so helpful to be going to the same primary care doctor. Her referrals were excellent and timely. When my husband was diagnosed with cancer, she became his so-… See more
Healthy till age 9. At 10 was diagnosed with RA (rheumatoid arthritis) age 13 diagnosed with UC (ulcerative colitis). RA Dr put me on 2 buffered aspirin ever 6 hours. This caused signs of UC at 13, with bloody diarrhea. Sick all the time with UC till doctors removed my colon & rectum at age 18. 32 abdominal surgeries later, 2 new hips and a new knee, doing pretty good. Got Covid 6/13/22,… See more
I was privileged to have Dr. Alyssa Degnan as my primary care physician prior to her association with MDVIP. When she made the move to MDVIP, I wondered whether or not it would be worth it from a financial standpoint to follow her. I made the decision that it would be and it was an excellent decision for me. Although she rendered wonderful care prior to her involvement with MDVIP, the extra… See more
My doctor is Alyssa Degnan in Aiken, SC, and am I lucky and grateful to have her.
Let me give you an example of the kind of care you can receive from her. I had a check up, and Dr. Degnan found a mass in my chest that she said could be a potential problem. The following day she called me, and said let's not wait for the mammography folks to call me with an appointment. She and… See more
I have been receiving excellent medical care from Dr. Degnan for over 10 years. However, the environment at her previous practice where I received care was anything but excellent. Dr. Degnan was responsible for the care of over 2500 patients. This number is coupled with the typical scheduling software that allocates 8 minutes per visit. Because Dr. Degnan would take the necessary time to… See more
Dr. Degnan has been my physician since 2008 and has always provided excellent care in a most friendly and efficient manner. Until last year I was in very good health and never needed more than a quick checkup. In June 2019 I had a brain-stem stroke which left me unable to swallow and with severe balance problems in addition to many other symptoms requiring the services of numerous physicians… See more
My husband and I became patients of Dr. Degnan in 2008 when we moved to Aiken. When she became a part of MDVIP, we made the decision to remain a part of her clientele. It has been a very good decision. For instance, while traveling in Egypt, I developed bronchitis. I saw a local doctor and was given an antibiotic, but I did not improve. Communicating in advance with Dr. Degnan found me… See more
Dr. Degnan has been with me through a diabetes diagnosis, severe anxiety and depression. She has always been patient, concerned and attentive to my questions and problems. I truly feel she cares, not just a doctor with a pasted on smile. Sve is genuinely kind.
Two doctors in Aiken, South Carolina, have opened new primary care practices that specialize in a personalized approach to health care with an emphasis on preventative medicine. Dr. Tracy Barefield, a family doctor in North Augusta, and Dr. Alyssa Degnan, an internist in Aiken, have joined the… See more