University Family Medicine – Ellis Oak

Dr. Kristen Hood Watson

At University Family Medicine - Ellis Oak, patients will find specialized care in Family Medicine, conveniently located in James Island. Our doctors deliver academic medicine excellence and are committed to advancing the health of our community. We are accepting new patients of all ages, from newborns to grandparents.

Your family medicine care team consists of doctors, nurses, technicians, medical students, and support staff who work in unison to provide you with the best care. We diagnose and treat a wide range of health conditions, offering accessible and complete medical care for acute illnesses, chronic disease management, and preventive care. On-site laboratory and pharmacy services are also available to our patients.

Resident Physicians Are Accepting New Patients

As part of the Medical University of South Carolina academic medical center, you may be seen by resident physicians (“residents”). All resident doctors are accepting new patients. Visit to schedule an appointment with the resident doctors at Ellis Oak. Our residents are doctors who have completed medical school and are pursuing specialized training in the Family Medicine field. Medical students may also be in the clinic alongside residents and attendings.

Schedule a Family Medicine Appointment in James Island

Please call 843-792-3451 or visit to schedule a doctor’s appointment on James Island. Patients can request medication refills via the Ellis Oak pharmacy by calling 843-792-3064.  

Office hours:
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday
7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday 

Evening hours:

5 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday


Primary Care Ellis Oak

650 Ellis Oak Drive

Charleston, SC 29412

Scheduling: 843-792-3451