SouthernMED Pediatrics: Quality and Compassionate Healthcare

SouthernMED Pediatrics is focused on creating a positive relationship between child and pediatrician to start a lifetime of healthy living. Each child and parent not only receives outstanding healthcare, but is treated with compassion, dignity, and respect. Their staff and physicians go above and beyond making each encounter pleasant and informative while respecting the time and individual needs of families. In South Carolina, SouthernMED has a proven model across 9 locations offering the benefits of small town feel with the quality parents require! And, they added a convenient location right here in Clemson last Fall. Are you ready to receive efficient and quality healthcare for your family?

Thank you to SouthernMED Pediatrics for sponsoring this article.

Meet Dr. Ashley Carter

Dr. Ashley Carter is a board-certified pediatrician who trained at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of South Carolina / Palmetto Health. Being board-certified is important when seeking a provider because it means Dr. Carter voluntarily exceeded state licensing requirements for practicing medicine with an ongoing commitment to continuously expand her knowledge in a medical specialty, like pediatrics.

Dr. Carter is not only a Mom, but her background pursuing professional level ballet helps her understand the importance of optimal health and function of children. Prick her and you’ll find out that she bleeds orange, too! When Dr. Carter’s move from Lake Murray expanded SouthernMED to Clemson, she said: “I’ve been a Clemson fan ever since I was little and I bleed orange! It’s just a good place. I spent my college years in Clemson and I’m really excited to get back up there. I think it will be a great area to practice in and a fun place to be. It’s God’s country!”

We got to know Dr. Carter with a few fun questions.

  • Favorite 90s jam: Whitney Houston
  • Favorite TV show: crime scene type shows
  • If you could be any Disney princess: Ariel (because she has the best songs)
  • 1st concert: Dave Matthews Band
  • Miss most about being a child: naps & playtime
  • Favorite junk food: sour gummy worms
  • Advice for parents: don’t Google too much. No question is a bad question and I’m here to answer them all!

Selecting a pediatrician when you’re expecting

Did you know the best time to research and select a pediatrician is while you’re expecting? If you are pregnant and would like your child to become a patient of Dr. Carter’s after birth, just let your OB or the hospital where you are delivering know that your child will be a SouthernMED patient. The hospital will notify SouthernMED once the baby is born.

Prenatal visits are available to meet Dr. Carter, see the facility, and answer questions! Please call the office to set up a prenatal consultation.

The SouthernMed Difference

Understanding the SouthernMED practice philosophy is an excellent step in appreciating how care will be delivered. They believe the best care is customized to the patient reflecting a deep understanding of needs and long-term growth.

The Clemson location offers same-day sick visits, online scheduling, efficient in-office visits, pediatric trained nurses, on-site phone triage with real and practical advice, 24/7 phone nurse triage, on-site moderately complex lab capabilities with experienced lab technicians, and electronic medical records.

Convenient Patient Portal & Telemedicine

With COVID-19, SouthernMED launched an amazing app through their patient portal that facilities quick access to a patient’s record along with the ease of access to telemedicine. TeleVisits can also be conducted via computer, tablet or smart phone!

Keeping patients safe during COVID-19

  • Well children are seen in the mornings and sick children in the afternoon
  • Respiratory symptoms are scheduled for a curbside visit
  • All visits are prescreened for respiratory symptoms
  • Online scheduling has been modified to allow for appropriate screening
  • TeleVisits are available for sick children, well children and med checks!


Learn more about how SouthernMed cares along with what insurance is accepted at SouthernMed here.

To schedule an appointment or new patient consult with Dr. Carter please call 864-643-5001.

What other parents are saying …

We came from Lexington, SC just to see Dr. Carter!!! She is simply amazing in every way. My little one looks forward to seeing her and that makes me so happy. The staff is very pleasant and makes us comfortable. No question goes unanswered. Can’t wait for our annual checkup next year 😃

Takelia Robinson

Dr. Carter is a brilliant, compassionate pediatrician loved by all her patients. As the mom of a Clemson student, I am happy she is now serving that community. I appreciate the ease of scheduling and the same day appointment option for my son on a recent visit. The staff is very friendly, and there is always someone available to answer questions and offer family support if needed. This practice is a wonderful resource for pediatric care in Clemson.

Heather Yeh

Clemson has really gained an asset with Dr. Carter. We are fortunate that we are still able to see Dr. Carter in Clemson (after having seen her for many years in the midlands). She is an advocate for her patients and genuinely cares to provide parents with the knowledge and resources they need to be able to address their children’s needs. We value her expertise in the care of our children. Like all SouthernMed Pediatric clinics that we’ve experienced, the office is well kept and staff are easy to work with.

Candice & Paul Padgett
About the Author
Kylee is a happy South Carolina transplant from native Virginia. With 18 years in pharmaceutical research, she has transitioned to work independently in marketing, PR, and social media management for several clients. She serves with the Junior League of Greenville, volunteers with a local Catholic church, and spends time as a daughter, friend and plays with her rescued black cat named Lucy.

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