Primary Care Physician in Beaufort, NC

At Open Water Medical we are proud to provide individualized healthcare to patients over the age of 18. With over 30 years of experience and five medical practices, we are the correct choice for a comprehensive primary care physician in the Crystal Coast community of North Carolina.

We offer a range of general practice services, including:

  • Urgent Care Visits
  • Physicals
  • Remote Patient Monitoring
  • In-office Lab Testing
  • H1AC Testing
  • Weight Loss Counseling
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Covid-19 Rapid Testing
  • Covid-19 Vaccines

Beaufort Location

1620 Live Oak Street
Beaufort, NC 28516

Become a patient at our Beaufort location today!


  • Annual Executive Panel
  • Minor “In practice” Surgery (excluding pathology costs)
  • In-office EKG
  • Joint Injections (Sports Medicine)
  • -50% Discount on Labs through Mako Labs
  • Annual Wellness Visit
  • Routine GYN Care (Excludes pathology for Pap smears)

Learn More About DPC

When you pay directly to your physician, the care is more personal and efficient. In this new membership based payment model for personal healthcare services called Direct Personal Care (DPC), patients are granted access not just preventative exams but also other essential tools that would otherwise cost them an arm and leg via traditional third party insurance coverage or out-of pocket payments with no guarantee as it pertains toward what’s covered under these plans besides high deductibles which can lead people into bankruptcy court if something happens requiring major surgery, etc.

The benefits don’t stop there, though! With DPC, they get everything from basic checkups all the way up through complex medical procedures without having any added hassle dealing either with buying unnecessary tests/trips. Rather than rewarding doctors for the number of patients they treat, DPC eliminates “fee-for-service” incentives and encourages a more personal relationship with each patient. This means that instead of only focusing on one’s healthcare needs during sessions or appointments – as is common in personal care today – doctors are able to spend time getting acquainted with their clientele so that he/she can become an active partner throughout all aspects related thereto: guiding them through some complex aspects of it (the US system), while also providing support when needed most by utilizing available resources and such. Personal healthcare, or the DPC model for short, is an experience that puts patients back in control of their care. At Open Water Medical, we offer this service with a trusted and experienced personal doctor by your side to help you navigate through any health problems as efficiently as possible!

It’s time we change how our country approaches medical services; I believe it would be better if everyone had access regardless what age or income level because if someone needs assistance then surely there must somewhere provide them some type.

This flexible revenue model can help family physicians stabilize their practices and focus on the needs of patients, while also improving health outcomes. Patients enjoy having a DPC practice because it covers fees for many personal care services furnished in one such center; this means they don’t need to pay out-of-pocket costs like prescriptions or visits with specialists when receiving treatment there! The goal of this policy is to ensure that all patients have access, regardless if they are covered by insurance or not. To do so effectively removes any financial barriers which may exist in accessing routine care including preventative services like wellness checks and chronic diseases management programs – allowing specialists (including doctors) as well as hospitalization when needed without being considered an additional cost due solely on their being insured. With this model, patients with high deductible plans will no longer have a co-pay for personal care services. This is especially beneficial as many people are on tight budgets and pay out of pocket when it comes to things like doctor visits or ER trips which could never justify their cost in the first place!

The DPC model prioritizes the intrinsic power of relationships between patients and their family physicians in order to improve health outcomes while lowering overall healthcare costs. With the DPC contract fee structure, physicians can spend more time with their patients in both face-to-face visits and through telephonic or electronic communications mediums. Since they are not bound by insurance reimbursement restrictions this allows them to provide personalized care for each individual patient without being financially impacted because of limitations on what services an institution will pay for when it comes down to specific treatments prescribed medications etc. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports the advanced personal care functions and a blended payment method that rewards family medicine practices for providing high quality, cost-effective healthcare. This includes CME credit to help members learn more about this innovative model – Direct Personal Care or DPC!

With over 30 years of experience and five medical practices, Open Water Medical is proud to provide individualized healthcare for patients on the North Carolina coast. From family medicine or general internal medicine with an emphasis in chronic conditions like diabetes & high cholesterol – we have you covered!

Open Water Medical

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM