Faith Polkey, MD, MPH, FAAP, CPE
Chief of Clinical Services

Chelsea Medical Center
719 Okatie HWY
Okatie, SC 29909-3963
Phone: 843-987-7400
Specialty: Pediatrics

Dr. Polkey joined BJHCHS in September 2002 as a Pediatrician.  She is currently the Chief Clinical Officer after serving as Chief of Pediatrics for 13 years. She is also the Regional Director of Medical Education for AT Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, whose South Carolina campus is imbedded within the health center.

More About Dr. Polkey


  • College – University of South Carolina, BS in Biology
  • Graduate School – University of North Carolina at
  • Chapel Hill, Masters in Public Health
  • Medical School – Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Residency – Duke University Medical Center, Pediatrics
  • Residency – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Preventive Medicine and Public Health

Board Certification

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine


  • National Association of Community Health Centers
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Association for Physician Leadership
  • American College of Preventive Medicine

Community Involvement

  • Liberty Fellowship, Board Member
  • Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Board of Trustees
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.