Dr. Kara Huncik Named Medical Director for Hands of Hope, the Pediatric Care Team of Agape Care South Carolina

Hands of Hope, Agape Care’s pediatric program, is pleased to announce that Kara Huncik, M.D., has joined the team as Medical Director. Dr. Huncik attended medical school at the University of Tennessee and performed her residency at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Children’s Hospital. She is board-certified in pediatrics and will serve patients throughout all 46 counties in South Carolina.

Dr. Huncik brings to Hands of Hope a history of serving the most vulnerable children, treating those with special healthcare needs and chronic complex medical conditions. In 2005, she was handpicked while still in training to serve as the Medical Director of MUSC’s Medically Fragile Children’s Program, an innovative practice model to provide comprehensive medical care for chronically ill children. In 2009, she joined Coastal Pediatric Associates as a staff pediatrician, becoming partner in 2015. 

“Leaving my practice was a difficult decision and I will deeply miss my patients, but I look forward to this new chapter,” Dr. Huncik said. “I have always been passionate about palliative and hospice care and know that together, alongside the dedicated pediatric team, we will make a difference.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome Dr. Huncik to Hands of Hope and our Agape Care family,” Agape Care CEO Troy Yarborough said. “Her expertise in and passion for pediatric care will help us continue to provide compassionate, high-quality care for children and their families across South Carolina.”