A Provider You Can Trust

Just like her father, Dr. Sellers takes a patient-centered approach

On her tenth birthday, Dr. Rebecca Sellers received an unusual present. Her father, a family physician in her rural hometown of Homer, Georgia, invited the young Dr. Sellers to witness a miracle as he presided over a childbirth. In that moment, she saw the impact her father had on their town and its people, and the trajectory of her life was forever changed.

“I was really inspired by the good work he’s done, and for my father, there really aren’t many specialists nearby,” Dr. Sellers says. “So, he’s an all-encompassing physician. My goal is to be that way, too; very well-rounded and see a broad-based population.”

While Dr. Sellers carves her own path as a physician, speaker and research author, she continues abiding by many of the core physician values she saw in her father. Establishing a strong relationship with patients thr ough trust and communication are fundamental elements for successful care, she says.

“I have a very patient-centered approach to how I practice,” she says. “Listening builds trust, and if someone can’t trust their physician, it’s going to be difficult for them to take the advice or recommendations they’re given.” 

Physicians practicing patient-centered care improve their patients’ clinical outcomes and satisfaction rates by improving the quality of the doctor-patient relationship, while at the same time decreasing the utilization of diagnostic testing, prescriptions, hospitalizations, and referrals.

Dr. Sellers at a Glance

Board Certification:
American Board of
Family Medicine

Residency:
Chief Resident, Family Medicine, Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah, Ga

Education:
Doctor of Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, Savannah, Georgia

Professional Affiliations:
American Academy of Family Physicians; Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

Hospital Affiliations:
St. Joseph’s/Candler; Memorial Health University Medical Center
Southcoast Health
89 Interchange Dr., Richmond Hill, GA 31324 / 912.527.5301 / SouthCoastHealth.com
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