"After working at a nursing home during high school and college, I knew walking into medical school that I would go into geriatric medicine. Our patients (at The Senior Primary Care Practice) want to be involved in their health. I encourage their interest in their care, enjoy our discussions, and appreciate the wisdom, knowledge and experiences they bring to me."
Dr. Hirth specializes in providing primary care services to patients age 65 and older. In addition to caring for patients at the practice, Dr. Hirth also is the medical director for Lowman Home Long Term Care Facility and Wildewood Downs Retirement Community. Education and research are particular passions. He is an assistant professor in the Geriatrics Division of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the associate program director for The Geriatric Fellowship Program at Palmetto Health Richland. Dr. Hirth has been recognized by his students for excellence in teaching. He has ongoing geriatrics-related research projects with the American Academy of Medical Colleges and Bowman Gray-Wake Forest University and has been published in national and international medical journals. In his free time, Dr. Hirth enjoys traveling with his wife and daughter.
Medical Director, Palmetto Health Division of Geriatrics
Medical Degree: University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Fellowship: Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Washington
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
Geriatric Medicine, Certificate of Added Qualifications