Island Women's Care's in Pawleys Island has this mission:  to provide personalized, high-quality Gynecological health care for women through all stages of their lives. Each physician is a board-certified Gynecologist.


CAROLINE MILLAN, MD -- Board Certified Gynecologist

“Women’s health care has evolved dramatically over the last few years,” says Dr. Caroline Millan. “I believe that an important element in delivering quality care is being up-to-date on new developments in the care of females. I’m always looking for better treatment options for my patients. I believe that mutually engaged patient-physician relationship, plus the delivery of evidence-based medicine, will improve the health and quality of life of my patients.”

Dr. Millan received a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Duke University, earned her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, and performed her residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. Before becoming a partner in Island Women’s Care, Dr. Millan practiced in Myrtle Beach, Marion, SC, and Alexandria, VA.

Medicine seemed a natural path for her to pursue, says Dr. Millan. “Several members of my family are in the medical field and have I was exposed to all aspects of medicine at an early age. My passion for women’s health issues developed during a clinical rotation in medical school.”


CHRISTINE GERBER, MD - Board Certified Gynecologist

Dr. Gerber has been a GYN in the area for 19 years, after graduating from Jefferson Medical College and practicing in the Philadelphia area. Dr. Gerber has lived in Pawleys Island and is a member of Tidelands Health board of trustees and a winner of the South Carolina Hospital Association’s Blackmon Award for Patient Safety.

Additionally, Dr. Gerber is a member of the South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative of the SC Department of Health & Human Services, a team member that won “Baby Friendly” accreditation for Waccamaw and Georgetown Hospitals, and a member of the team that earned Childbirth Center of Excellence designation for Waccamaw Community Hospital (the first hospital in the state to obtain this distinction).

 In addition to providing full GYN care, Dr. Gerber will also offer esthetic care for her patients.


CYNTHIA (CINDEE) ABACHNOU, MSN, FNP-BC - Nurse Practitioner


Cindee has worked in health care since 2001, gaining experience and education to become a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) with a Master’s Degree in Nursing from Millersville University in Pennsylvania.

 “I really enjoy working with Dr. Gerber and Dr. Millan, with their professional and personal hands-on care to help women lead a healthier life.”

 Here’s a detailed view of Cindee’s experience:

 
Work History

May 2019-Present      Nurse Practitioner with Island Women’s Care

 Dec. 2015-May 2019   Nurse Practitioner with CVS Minute Clinic in Myrtle Beach, SC providing patient-centered care.

 Oct. 2011-Present       Online grading and support for the RN-BSN program at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

 July 2010-Oct. 2015    Nurse Practitioner with LGHealth Express-Crooked Oak Family Medicine, Lancaster, PA.  

 Sept. 2004-Feb. 2014  Nurse Practitioner/Continuous Quality Improvement Coordinator with Appel Health Services, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

 May 2002-Dec. 2010   Nursing Supervisor in a variety of long-term care settings, managing medications and treatment administration for Central Penn Nurses, Inc, Lancaster, PA

 July 2001-Sept. 2004  Care Manager/Nurse Practitioner HCR Manor Care, Lancaster, PA specializing in chronic pain, diabetic management and wound care plus lab monitoring and staff communication.

 Aug. 1999-May2001   Graduate Assistant at Millersville University including lab preparation, supervising examinations, grading assignments and preparing materials for journal submission.

 Education

2001                Family Nurse Practitioner/ MSN, Millersville University

1996                Registered Nurse/BSN, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA

 Licenses/Certifications

Registered Nurse (RN) -- Pennsylvania, Ohio, South Carolina Departments of Nursing

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) – Pennsylvania, South Carolina Departments of Nursing




​    To schedule an appointment, please call: 843-235-1222. 

    NOTE: Island Women's Care is not taking OB Patients.


​​Island Women's Care

Women's Health Care in Pawleys Island

About Us

Call Us:  843-235-1222