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Physicians Services

Offering a full spectrum of services


NHC HealthCare, Garden City has nurse practitioners 5 days a week and attending physicians to oversee care. We also have a podiatrist, dentist, psychiatric practitioners that come to the center.

In addition to the spectrum of services available on our campus, NHC HealthCare, Garden City partners with area medical centers, primary care and specialty physicians, community health centers, and other health care providers from Palmetto Internal Medicine, Primary Medical Associates, South Strand Internist, and The Doc House to provide a continuum of coordinated, high-quality care.

Our Medical Staff

Brian K. Adler, MD, FACP

Dr. Adler is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. He established his practice in 1984 specializing in Adult and Geriatric Medicine with an emphasis on wellness and preventative care. Graduating with a degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Colorado, he went on to earn his medical degree at St. Georges University School of Medicine. Dr. Adler is on active staff at Waccamaw Hospital.



James M. Vest, MD, MPH
Dr. Vest has provided medical care to nursing home patients along the Grand Strand for twenty years and is a Nursing Home Certified Medical Director. He has two offices, Primary Medical Associates in Surfside Beach and Carolina Forest Family Medicine in Carolina Forest. He graduated from Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine in 1984. He finished a three year Family Practice Residency at Colonial Family Practice in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is board certified and has a masters degree in Public Health from the University of Michigan and a bachelor of science in Microbiology from Michigan State University.

Dr. Jim Vest moved to the Surfside Beach area with his wife Sharon in 1987. They have one daughter, Heather. Besides medicine, Dr. Vest also enjoys performing and is the drummer for two local bands, Retrograde and The Salamanders. These bands play from Carolina Forest to Murrells Inlet. He also organized and runs the adult roller hockey league at Myrtle Beach Extreme Hockey where he continues to referee and play. His other interests include water skiing and snow boarding.

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NHC HealthCare, Garden City  ·  9405 Highway 17 Bypass  ·  Murrells Inlet, SC   29576  ·  P: (843) 650-2213  ·  F: (843) 650-2236

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