Please be advised that the office is open for routine care.  However, if you are sick, please call us BEFORE coming in to the office so we can appropriately triage you.  We will send people for Coronavirus testing as needed. 

You can call or email us if you need prescriptions refilled or have other questions.  Please, however, call the office or the after- hours number if you are sick as we can respond to you more quickly that way.

Stay well and continue to practice good health measures.

Laura C. Knobel, MD

Welcome to the new home of Laura C. Knobel, MD LLC.
Thank you for visiting.

We are excited to announce that our new practice is open.  You can find us at 29 Plantation Park Drive, Suite 202 in Bluffton South Carolina.  Our phone number is 843-836-2200 and our general email is  Please do not leave any urgent or medically related information on this email address; use it for general questions only.

Our practice will be different from the norm.  We are using an alternative type of health care delivery called “Direct Primary Care”.  It is a way to take the insurance companies and the federal government out of the patient-physician relationship.  First, and foremost, it is NOT a form of insurance and it is NOT a concierge practice.

In a Direct Primary Care Practice, the patient pays a low monthly fee for the services offered by the physician in her office.  As we are not billing insurances or Medicare, there are no co-payments or deductibles required, and we determine what services are included, not the insurance company.  Our in-office blood work is included, as are certain vaccines.  Direct Primary Care allows us to spend more time with you, the patient, as we have eliminated the hassles of dealing with the insurance companies.  We can still order your medications, lab and radiology studies, as well as connect you to the specialists you see when you need them.

Please call the office or send us a quick email so we can schedule you in for a free information session to answer any questions, go over the practice structure in more detail and get the paperwork completed.

We look forward to welcoming you into our practice!

Laura C. Knobel, MD