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Thomas N. Joseph, M.D. | Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon


​General Orthopedics, Foot and Ankle


As a Camden native, I returned to take care of our local community, providing world class orthopedic care to Kershaw County.


Georgetown University 
Washington, DC 1993
Medical University of South Carolina 
Charleston, SC 1997


New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases
New York,NY 1997-2003


Union Memorial/Mark Myerson/ Foot and Ankle
Baltimore, MD 2004


Diplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons


Chris Tran, M.D. | Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon


​Sports Medicine, ACL Injuries, Knee Replacements, Arthritis 

Doctor Tran earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of California at Berkley, Masters at Chicago Medical School, Chicago Illinois and completed Medical School at The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington D.C. He completed his orthopedic residency at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia. Dr. Tran is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of Kershaw County Medical Society and Society of Military Orthopedics Surgeons.


Bachelors of Arts – University of California
Berkley, 1998

Master of Science – Chicago Medical School
Chicago, 1999


George Washington University School of Medicine 
Washington, DC 2003


Orthopedic Surgery – Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center 
New York,NY, 1997-2003


American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons


Michael J. Murphy, M.D. | Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon


​Sports Medicine, Ultrasound Injections and Diagnostics, ACL Injuries, Arthritis 


Doctor Murphy earned his medical degree at The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio and completed his residency in family medicine at the University of South Carolina/Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, South Carolina. He completed his fellowship subspecialty training in Primary Care Sports Medicine at the University of South Carolina where he was a team doctor for multiple USC Gamecock varsity athletic teams including Football, the Final 4 Men’s Basketball team, Baseball, Women’s Soccer, Volleyball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Golf, and Cheerleading. He was also a team doctor for the Columbia Fireflies Single-A minor league baseball team.  He currently helps lead the Kershaw County Sports Medicine Initiative to provide medical care and game coverage to all three Kershaw County High Schools and also works with Camden Military Academy. Dr. Murphy is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians, South Carolina Medical Association, and South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Murphy has additional training in musculoskeletal ultrasound and has taught courses and classes for healthcare professionals teaching about the musculoskeletal ultrasound. Dr. Murphy is excited to bring his knowledge and experience with musculoskeletal ultrasound, SEC athletics, and professional baseball to care for the athletes and residents of Kershaw County.


The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH, 2009

The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, OH, 2013


Palmetto Health Richland/University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC, 2016


Palmetto Health Richland/University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC, 2017


Diplomat American Board of Family Medicine

Sub-specialty Certification (CAQ) Primary Care Sports Medicine

Credentialed ImPACT Concussion Consultant


James W. Nichols, D.O. | Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon


Carpal Tunnel, Joint Replacement


Dr. James W Nichols specializes in orthopedic surgery, and has over 44 years of experience in the field of medicine. He graduated from University Of Osteopathic Medicine And Health Sciences with his medical degree in 1972. He is affiliated with numerous hospitals in the Camden area including Kershaw Health. He is available for appointments, preventative care, medical care as well as ongoing patient care.


University of Osteopathic Medicine
Des Moines, Iowa


Walter Reed Army Medical Center 


Diplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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