John G. Ramsbottom Jr., MD

Family Medicine
86 Cedar Avenue
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 Get Directions
John G. Ramsbottom Jr., MD

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Annual Membership Fee

500.00 every 3 months **
1,000.00 every 6 months **
2,000.00 each year **

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, 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. Similar to concierge medicine practices, I also offer conveniences like same- or next-day appointments that start on time. 

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.

Dr. Ramsbottom's Credentials

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Spartanburg General Hospital
Spartanburg, SC
Family Practice 1979-1981

Spartanburg General Hospital
Spartanburg, SC
Family Practice 1978-1979

Medical School:
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC
Doctorate of Medicine 1978

University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
Bachelor of Science, Biology 1974

Grand Strand Regional Medical Center
Principal Investigator and Consultant, Advanced Clinical Trials, Inc. 2006-present
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
Fellow, American Academy of Physicians
South Carolina Medical Association
Horry County Medical Society
South Carolina

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Testimonials from patients of Dr. Ramsbottom

from Susan in SC March 14, 2020 for John G. Ramsbottom Jr., MD

Dr. Ramsbottom sent me for a abdominal scan which showed that I had ovarian, kidney and liver cancer at the same time. He got me in touch with the proper doctors and I am now cancer free for the last almost 7 years. He is a true friend that I can call on at any time any hour. He makes sure I have regular check-ups with him yearly and sometimes in between. He kept a check on me through out… See more

from Richard in SC March 13, 2020 for John G. Ramsbottom Jr., MD

Just wanted to say how much I appreciate having Dr Ramsbottom as my doctor. I have a tendency to catch colds that’s go down into my chest and become severe? Dr R is always available with advise and meditations that have proved very helpful. Additionally, Dr R always takes a lot of time to go over my physicals in a way that anyone could understand and make any changes I need to make to stay… See more

from Margaret in SC March 12, 2020 for John G. Ramsbottom Jr., MD

Nothing but praise for the pleasure of being a patient of Dr. Ramsbottom. He is very professional and caring. I can discuss any concerns and he is reachable all hours for any minor or major concern. Glad we stayed with him and joined MDVIP. Thank you for your service

from Robert in SC March 12, 2020 for John G. Ramsbottom Jr., MD

Only a month after I joined MDVIP, I was on the golf course when I began to see thick opaque floaters in my vision. It was after hours and I called Dr. Ramsbottom on his cellphone with my concerns. He called the head of one the best eye clinics in the area and the doctor set me up with his top retina specialists that day. To make long story short, I ended up with a tear in my retina. It was… See more

from stephen and Gretchen in SC March 11, 2020 for John G. Ramsbottom Jr., MD

Dr Ramsbottom,

We want to thank you for the care you have given us. You are always there when we need you and are extremely knowledgeable, empathetic, and have heart of gold. You helped us through the illness and death of daddy and the grieving afterwards. We are very blessed to have you in our lives not just as our physician but as a friend

from Judy in SC March 11, 2020 for John G. Ramsbottom Jr., MD

I walked into his office to talk about joining his VIP practice. I was seeing an internist for a lingering horrible productive cough. Without an exam he looked at me and said you have pneumonia. Thanks to him at 76 I recovered. He is extremely responsive to questions and concerns, even calling on Sunday morning to give us results of test. He is the best!

from Amanda in SC March 11, 2020 for John G. Ramsbottom Jr., MD

Last year when we were on vacation in the mountains of N. Carolina, my husband was rushed to the hospital for respiratory problems. The very attentive doctor at the hospital contacted Dr. Ramsbottom immediately and was able to coordinate the care based on Dr. Ramsbottom's input of my husband's health history. Between the two of them, the hospital care moved forward attentively, and… See more

from John and FrancesFrances in SC March 10, 2020 for John G. Ramsbottom Jr., MD

My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Ramsbottom for many years. He has always taken good care of our health. My husband has had many health problems, and Dr. Ramsbottom has always found a solution to his problems which has added many years to his life. Just this week, my husband had shortness of breath, so I called his office to make an appointment for the following day. His efficient… See more

from gretchen in SC March 18, 2018 for John G. Ramsbottom Jr., MD

Thank you Dr Ramsbottom for all the personalized care , concern an compassion in taking care of our family. You are always there when we need you and always make us feel that we are your only patients!! We are truly blessed to have a doctor that is knowledgable and as understanding as you. Thank you and happy physicians day