HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Recent rankings paint a very bad picture of health in some South Carolina counties, particularly Darlington, Dillon, Marlboro and Marion Counties.
Horry County ranks 14th healthiest in the state, according to a recent poll. The rankings also look at how you live your life outside the doctor's office - How your education, job, income and the environment play a role in how healthy you are and how long you're going to live.
Horry County doesn't have extremely high or low rankings in any of the categories. The best rank is 14 for physical environment and quality of life, and the worst is 32 for clinical care.
"Primary care in this area probably still is not what exactly what it should be based on the number of people that we have in the area," says Dr. Ron Reynolds of Beach Urgent Care in Myrtle Beach. "I think there's been some great strides recently to improve that, but still, there's a lot of areas to work on."