Telehealth

Doctors around the state are urging everyone to stay home

March 23, 2020 - Posted in Health by Tabitha Safdi
Doctors around the state are urging everyone to stay home

Healthcare providers all over South Carolina are working to keep YOU safe. It's important to do your part and stay home. Virtual visits can bring healthcare to you wherever you are. Visit sctelehealth.org for details. We'll get through this together, South Carolina!

Insurance companies' telehealth policies during COVID-19

March 18, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
A doctor connects to a rural hospital from his office through telehealth.

As hospitals focus more attention on addressing the coronavirus pandemic , insurance companies and healthcare providers are emphasizing the use of telehealth services for patients that are not critically ill or presenting symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, shortness of...

How to access free telehealth services during COVID-19

March 17, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Dr. Bryon Frost, in his Florence office, uses telehealth for virtual appointments with patients.

To help assess patients with potential COVID-19 symptoms, several South Carolina healthcare providers are offering free access to telehealth services. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath), telehealth is a great way to be...

Doctors Urge Common Sense, Caution in Response to Coronavirus

March 12, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
A doctor conducting a telehealth visit

As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, doctors at the Medical University of South Carolina have spent much of their time in the past few weeks reminding people to use common sense, and not to panic. “If you think you are sick, the best thing to do is to stay home...

MUSC providing free telehealth screenings amid Coronavirus concerns

March 9, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
The hospital says its virtual urgent care platform is available to any South Carolina resident for free.

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) announced it will provide free telehealth visits to any South Carolina resident who is experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus (respiratory infection, fever, cough, flu-like symptoms). “This secure, virtual care option will...

Doctor Provides Opioid Addiction Counseling for Pregnant Mothers

March 3, 2020 - Posted in Health by Tabitha Safdi
Dr. Guille has a consultation via telehealth

Dr. Constance Guille is fighting the opioid epidemic in her own way. She is a psychologist from the Medical University of South Carolina, and was concerned with the effects that addiction has on both a mom's health and her infant's. Dr. Guille’s program was started to...

Babyscripts App Provides Convenient Care for Expectant Mothers

February 24, 2020 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Grace Balding reads a book to her toddler

Grace Balding and her family are getting ready for the arrival of their second baby boy. Grace is a stay-at-home mom, and her family temporarily has only one vehicle. This becomes a problem when Grace has to go to one of the many doctor’s visits she has scheduled with her...

Telepsychiatry Plays Critical Role in Residency Training

February 17, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
A doctor and patient use tele-psychiatry for an appointment.

Dr. Josh Jackson found his calling in medical school, after his first experience with psychiatry. “I really felt like I could connect with the patients on a different level than I could on some other specialties,” said Jackson. He’s the chief resident in psychiatry at the...

Cardiology Connection Keeps Care Local for Hampton Family

February 10, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Robinson meeting with his doctor via telehealth.

Andrea Robinson is a self-described workaholic. He says he took a lot of pride in his job leading a construction crew. When his doctor told him that he needed to slow down for the sake of his health, he didn’t want to listen. “I was hard-headed and I kind of overdid it,”...

Mental Health App Helps Firefighters Deal with Stress on the Job

February 3, 2020 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
North Charleston firefighters station.

Edwyn Barnett is a firefighter at the North Charleston Fire Department. He and his team encounter traumatic events on a weekly basis. They never know what to expect or who might have been severely injured or killed. Barnett knows the severity of his job especially after...

Innovation in Pharmacy School Transforms Rural Care

January 28, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Dr. James Sterrett teleprecepting with a Pharmacy Student.

Ryan Rosenblatt is working toward his doctor of pharmacy degree at the Medical University of South Carolina. As part of the four-year plan, he has to go to clinics to treat patients. This is done with the supervision and guidance of a preceptor: an experienced pharmacist...

Telehealth Helps Save Child's Life

January 17, 2020 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Annie Nichols recovers from traumatic brain injur

Time is crucial for a traumatic brain injury especially for Annie Nichols who was four at the time of her accident. When she slipped and hit her head in the garage, her parents, Kelsey and Billy, didn’t think much of it. “It was a bad fall,” Billy said. “She cried, but it...

School Telehealth Leads to Early Detection of Abnormal Cyst

January 15, 2020 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Mya Simmons and her brother Marcus sit in front of the telehealth cart.

Mya Simmons and her brother Marcus love playing outside at their grandmother’s house in Pinewood, S.C. They both also go to school in the area. A visit to the school nurse’s office one day ended up being something more serious for Mya. Lorrie Smart, the telepresenter at the...

Pediatric Telehealth Research Supported by Multimillion-Dollar Grant

January 8, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Dr. David McSwain

A group of health care providers including the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) received a $3.6 million grant to support large-scale research for telehealth in pediatric care. The five-year grant will “support the development of telehealth research efforts,...

Cardiology connection brings convenient care to Hampton family

January 6, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Andrea Robinson uses telehealth to see his cardiologist at the primary care clinic close to his home.

Andrea Robinson loves to fish. He and his wife, Sharome, have a favorite spot in Hampton County's Lake Warren. Andrea says a peaceful afternoon on the dock is one of his favorite things about living in a small town. But life in a small town comes with unique challenges...

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