Photo: Kimberly A. Purgavie, D.O.

Kimberly A. Purgavie, D.O.

Specialties:

Back, Neck, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Spine

Patient Reviews

5
Verified Patient Rating: 5 (5 patient reviews and ratings)
“She is delightful, caring and took the time to listen.”
– Linda S.
Patient Rating:
5

Dr. Kimberly Purgavie has practiced in the Myrtle Beach community since 2010. She received her bachelor of science in biochemistry from Stockton University in Galloway, New Jersey, followed by earning her medical degree at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey. Dr. Purgavie completed a rotating internship at Jefferson Health’s Jefferson Frankford Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and underwent residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison, New Jersey.

As a physiatrist, or physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, Dr. Purgavie’s primary goal is to restore function and treat those with disorders of the nerves, muscles, and bones. She provides the highest level of nonsurgical diagnostics and care for pain and musculoskeletal disorders and offers injections for peripheral joints and trigger points, including injections guided by fluoroscopy and ultrasound.

Dr. Purgavie is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, and the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She serves as the medical director of inpatient rehabilitation at Grand Strand Medical Center.

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry: Stockton University, Galloway, NJ
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ
  • Rotating Internship: Jefferson Health, Jefferson Frankford Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency: JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, Edison, NJ

Certification

  • American Board of Independent Medical Examiners 
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Medical Interests

  • Electrodiagnostics (NCS/EMG)
  • Joint Injections
  • Spinal Monitoring
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Ultrasound
“She is delightful, caring and took the time to listen.”
– Linda S.
Patient Rating:
5