Yolandie McCoskey, M.D.
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia, I've loved science and been intrigued by medicine from a young age. Before attending Old Dominion University, I graduated from Granby High School where I enjoyed taking my high school science classes at Eastern Virginia Medical School. I thought I would go on to study medicine on the east coast, but God had other plans for me.
After a summer of visiting family in Southern California and falling in love with the easygoing weather, I moved west to complete my undergraduate degree. After completing a degree at the University of Redlands, I had the privileged of receiving my medical education from Loma Linda School of Medicine. This was followed by residency training with the Kaiser Permanente Family Medicine Program in Fontana, CA. After residency, I practiced as a primary care physician with Southern California Permanente Medical Group until moving to beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. In addition to practicing medicine, I've also enjoyed teaching clinical skills to medical students at the University of California Riverside and Ross School of Medicine in Dominica.
I am board certified in Family Medicine and am a member of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons.
I’ve known that I wanted to be a doctor since I was two years old, walking down the halls of Sentara Lee Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. I was visiting my father who was fighting for his life after sustaining severe burns on 80% of his body. With the combination of intense care from talented medical doctors, nurses, therapists and the miraculous healing power of God, my father survived and is still thriving today.
After such an experience, how could I escape the magnetic pull of medicine. Navigating sickness is a journey better traveled with care, support, and hope. I am ultimately most grateful to Jesus Christ, who offers the cure for our most grievous disease and is also the ultimate healer of body, soul and spirit. I count it a great privilege to be a small part in the sacred work of nurturing health and protecting life by practicing medicine.