Home for Dr. Scott Ross growing up was a small coal-mining town in southwestern Pennsylvania. His parents had lived in that town for their entire lives. He was the first in his family to go into medicine, inspired by the example of two family doctors he had growing up.
His interest in medicine was furthered by a high school summer program at the University of Pittsburgh in which he took courses to be a student athletic trainer. Working with student-athletes pushed his interest in sports medicine, something he still has today. He’s spent countless Friday nights on the sidelines as the team doctor for high school football teams.
He and his wife met when he was in medical school at Georgetown University and she had just graduated as a critical care nurse. They were friends at first as they worked in the same hospital until, “She made it clear that I was supposed to ask her out, at least that’s my version of the story,” he said with a laugh. “And the rest as they say is history.”
He and his family are new to the area, having just started working at CMC Primary Care -Towne Center in Carolina Forest in March. When it comes to family practice, he likes the variety of being able to do a lot of different things, just as he saw his two family physicians do years ago. When looking to relocate, much of the decision came down to his younger son, about to get out of the Marine Corps. He is staying in the South, so Dr. Ross, his wife, and older son moved to the Grand Strand area wanting to be closer to him.
When deciding on a new location, he said it was the people here who drew them to the area. “It was actually the people we met when we came here to interview and the opportunity at Conway Medical Center. The people that we met during the process won us over and are why we landed here.” His wife started a non-profit and is working as a real estate agent. They enjoy the outdoors and both participating in and watching sports. They are especially excited to become part of a parish here, as their religion and faith are very important to them. He is a permanent deacon in the Roman Catholic Church, and they are ready to get involved in a church home here, as they make their new home in the Conway area.
To contact Dr. Scott Ross for an appointment, call CMC Primary Care Towne Center at 843-236-2700.