Proactive MD welcomes 80 Simpsonville firefighters for annual physicals, stress tests

SIMPSONVILLE, SC — Just weeks ahead of National First Responders Day, Proactive MD, the transformative and rapidly-growing Advanced Primary Care provider headquartered in Simpsonville, hosted the Simpsonville Fire Department to complete their annual physical exams. The extensive check-up includes hearing, vision, respiratory, circuit and stress tests, along with a visit with a Proactive MD physician.

“We are proud to serve the City of Simpsonville – its leadership, staff and especially first responders, who put their lives at risk every day for their communities,” said Dr. Douglas Whitehead, physician with Proactive MD. “At Proactive MD, we recognize the importance of treating each individual’s needs and ensuring we deliver the highest quality primary care. Setting aside this time dedicated to our firefighters is a great way for us to serve Simpsonville’s heroes.”

Proactive MD takes pride in their ability to treat and support the unique needs of first responders. Recognizing whole-body health is more than just a physical status, Proactive MD offers first responders full-service care that supports the mental and physical health needs that arise from their line of duty.

“It is so important for our firefighters to go through this annual check-up,” said Simpsonville Fire Chief Wesley Williams. “Apart from OSHA and SCSFA regulations, we want to make sure our firefighters are in optimal health before they enter the line of duty. We appreciate our partnership with Proactive MD, because they go above and beyond what’s required to keep us healthy.”

Proactive MD’s unique model and guaranteed cost savings has made it one of the fastest growing companies in South Carolina, and it is expanding throughout the nation. Though the company’s customers include businesses of various industries and sizes, Proactive MD has proven to be a strong fit for municipalities, serving more than 1,000 public servants in the Upstate alone. Across the country, Proactive MD has completed more than 500 firefighter and police physicals in the past year.

Proactive MD provides occupational health services at 33 health centers across the country, serving first responders, teachers, bus drivers and those in high-risk manufacturing and chemical production jobs.

“It was an easy choice to select Proactive MD as the City of Simpsonville’s employee medical provider,” said Mayor Paul Shewmaker. “It’s a wonderful benefit to have a location with dedicated care providers who can solve most health concerns onsite. We’ve received very positive feedback from our staff, and it’s a great investment in our community’s health.”

About Proactive MD

Patients and employers benefit from Proactive MD’s total health care and population health management solution, which offers Advanced Primary Care Health Centers at member companies. By elevating the standard of primary care and going above and beyond the typical boundaries of health care, Proactive MD meets each employee’s unique care needs. Proactive MD’s model is built on the foundation of strong physician-patient relationships and dedicated Patient Advocates, empowered by advanced population health insights, to personally guide and advise employees through the full care continuum. Today, Proactive MD is headquartered in Simpsonville, SC and operates in 17 states with more than 70 Health Centers across the U.S. For more information, please contact us at info@ or visit

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