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Dr. Satish Nadig
Bobbi Connor/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Satish Nadig about pediatric and adult organ transplantation during the pandemic.   Dr. Nadig is an adult and pediatric multi-organ transplant surgeon and he is the PK Baliga MD Endowed Chair in solid organ transplantation at MUSC.

Dr. James McElligott
MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. James McElligott about virtual appointments (or telehealth visits), which have become part of the new normal during the coronavirus pandemic.  Dr. McElligott is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Director of the Center for Telehealth at MUSC.

Prisma Health Infectious Disease physician Dr. Robin LaCroix gave updates this week on Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), a condition associated with COVID-19. Two children in South Carolina have been diagnosed with the condition,
Prisma Health

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 18, 2020, we bring you the latest on Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) attempts to reshore medical manufacturing jobs to the US, recent polling on how South Carolinians feel about masks and working from home, and updates on what parents can do about the COVID-linked MIS-C syndrome affecting children. 

Healthcare providers are relying on telehealth to treat patients during the pandemic.
SCETV

As the impact of the Coronavirus continues to evolve and expand, doctors and healthcare providers are continually being forced to reimagine the way they deliver care to their patients on a fundamental level. Providers are relying on live video appointments with patients, commonly known as telehealth, to address concerns during the pandemic.

Dr. Rochelle Hanson
MUSC

  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Rochelle Hanson about coping with uncertainty and protecting our mental health during the pandemic. Dr. Hanson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma, and she’s a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at The National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at MUSC.

Dr. Michael Schmidt
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Michael Schmidt about preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.  Dr. Schmidt is a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at MUSC and he is the past Chair of the Council of Microbial Sciences at the American Society for Microbiology

Dr. Laura Carpenter
Bobbi Connor/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Laura Carpenter about helping children with autism spectrum disorder adjust to changes during the pandemic, including creating new routines for kids and tips to help parents. Dr. Carpenter is a Professor of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at MUSC.

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Dr. Aundrea Loftley
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Aundrea Loftley about the importance of managing high blood pressure and diabetes during the pandemic, including virtual visits with care providers to help accomplish this goal.  Dr. Loftley is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and an Endocrinologist at MUSC. 

Dr. Vanessa Hinson
MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Vanessa Hinson about challenges for patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) during the pandemic, plus updates about research and newly approved medicines for PD patients in 2020. Dr. Hinson is a Professor of Neurology and the Director of the Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence at MUSC.

Dr. Kenneth Michael Cummings
MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Kenneth Michael Cummings about a plan to quit smoking during the pandemic and a look at the many benefits of quitting (plus practical tips to help succeed at quitting). Dr. Cummings is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and he is involved in research related to tobacco use prevention and smoking cessation at MUSC.

Dr. Joshua Smith
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Josh Smith about the increase in risk for developing an alcohol problem during stressful times, and tips for reducing alcohol consumption.  Dr. Smith is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science and he is the Clinical Director of the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs at MUSC.

Transcript (PDF) available upon request.

Dr. Christine Holmstedt
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christine Holmstedt about the signs of acute stroke, and the decrease in the number of patients seeking evaluation and treatment for possible stroke during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Dr. Holmstedt is a Professor of Neurology and the Director of Clinical Stroke Services at MUSC.

Transcript (PDF) available upon request.

How COVID Changed the Way You See Your Doctor

Jun 11, 2020

The coronavirus forced our healthcare system to make sweeping operational changes. In rural health clinics and in the state’s largest hospitals, providers started relying more on telehealth to see patients through live video to limit exposure to COVID-19.

Dr. Anita Ramsetty
Bobbi Connor/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Anita Ramsetty about the free medical care and health screening provided in rural SC during the pandemic through the CARES program.  Dr. Ramsetty is an Assistant Professor based in Family Medicine at MUSC and Director of the CARES program.

Dr. Connie Guille
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Connie Guille about helping pregnant women and new moms manage mental health problems during the pandemic. Dr. Guille is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and OB/GYN, and she is the Director of the Women’s Reproductive Behavioral Health Program at MUSC.

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