Thirteen years ago in Lugoff, South Carolina, Todd Kraemer, M.D., took an outward approach to shape women’s health care. Kraemer Women’s Care was established in 2007 with one office and one physician, Dr. Kraemer. He is a third generation obstetrician and gynecologist. Born and raised in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area, he completed his residency in 2007 at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He was recruited to South Carolina shortly after his residency, and it was then he knew that he wanted to start his own private practice. Dr. Kraemer’s dedication is to the patients. “I treat every patient compassionately and respectfully because I feel like this job is a privilege given to me to practice using the tools and research that have been bestowed upon me,” he says.
His charismatic approach to women’s health and overall ability to provide this high quality, patient-centered care has transformed his practice into what it is today. Currently, Kraemer Women’s Care is serving the Midlands with three locations: Northeast Columbia, Downtown Columbia, and West Columbia. The practice is closely aligned with Prisma Health, with many deliveries and surgeries taking place at Prisma Health Baptist Hospital. Dr. Kraemer works along with four other OB/GYN physicians in his practice: Orson Ravenell, M.D.; Anthony Koehler, M.D.; Kristin Bell, D.O.; Freddie Reynolds, M.D.; and three nurse practitioners.
Dr. Ravenell has been in practice for more than 15 years. He joined Kraemer Women’s Care in 2013 and has an interest in high risk obstetrics. He is also a licensed pharmacist. Dr. Ravenell and Dr. Kraemer both trained together in residency and have known each other for many years. He treats every patient with compassionate care as if they were his family.
Dr. Koehler has worked in private OB/GYN practice for more than 20 years, experiencing diversity of medical perspectives and techniques from different regions of the United States. He has performed more than 3,500 surgical procedures and has a special interest in Urogynecological procedures and treatment of incontinence in women.
Kristin Bell, D.O., is newly acquired to the practice, but is a second-generation doctor who continues her interest in minimal invasive surgery, obstetrics and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Reynolds has been a physician in Lexington for many years, owning his own private practice until joining Kraemer Women’s Care in 2016. Dr. Reynolds enjoys continuing to care for his patients who he has had for many years.
“With years of experience, the physicians of Kraemer Women’s Care demonstrate professionalism and expertise at every level,” Dr. Kraemer explains. The practice offers a full range of obstetrics and gynecology services from the initial exam, through childbirth, menopause and beyond. Kraemer Women’s Care has expanded to include not just basic OB/GYN services, but contraceptive counseling as well as treatment for menopausal symptoms, urinary tract infections, anxiety/depression, and more. Dr. Kraemer explains, “We offer minimally invasive robotic surgery for our GYN patients as well as 4D ultrasound for all patients when needed. We also offer in-office procedures such as endometrial ablation and office hysteroscopy for patients desiring to avoid the hospital.”
Because Kraemer Women’s Care is an independent practice, it has the ability to work with insurance companies to offer services to patients that are instituted at a lesser cost than what might be charged at the hospital. “In fact, we are always looking for novel ways of delivering health care that’s pleasing to the patient but that is also cost-conscious,” says Dr. Kraemer. “Women’s health is ever-changing, especially in the current times. We evolve and keep our physicians up to date on the latest options for women.”
Dr. Kraemer says the focus has always been about enhancing patients’ experiences at Kraemer Women’s Care, and that philosophy is ongoing — even during the global health crisis. With COVID-19’s impact on the pregnancy experience, Kraemer Women’s Care has adapted such practices as allowing telehealth visits to keep patients from having to come into the office for visits if they prefer. “We also have the ability for FaceTime on a patient’s phone so family members can be involved in the visits if they are not able to be in the office,” says Dr. Kraemer.
“It’s more than a typical doctor’s visit. Our patients become a part of our family. It’s important that all patients have multiple connection points throughout the practice. From the front desk staff, medical assistants, sonographers, nurses, and as a whole because that’s how we achieve an overall positive experience.”
Kraemer Women’s Care continues to grow rapidly throughout the Midlands and has plans to expand in the upcoming year with new locations and additional providers. Dr. Kraemer and his staff encourage you to “come join our family!”