Telepsychiatry Plays Critical Role in Residency Training

Feb 17, 2020
A doctor and patient use tele-psychiatry for an appointment.
Taylor Crouch and Marina Ziehe

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 University of South Carolina School of Medicine, preparing for life after residency training when he’ll be a practicing psychiatrist. He says part of his training involved telehealth, using live video to conduct appointments with patients in remote parts of the state while he stayed in Columbia.

Dr. Daniel Judge
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Daniel Judge about new developments in the early diagnosis and treatment of cardiac amyloid.  Dr. Judge is a cardiologist specializing in inherited heart disease, and he’s the Director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Program at MUSC. 

Dr. Charlie Strange
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Charlie Strange about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  Dr. Strange is a Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at MUSC. 

Robinson meeting with his doctor via telehealth.
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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,” Robinson says. “My doctor was concerned for my health and he sent an email to my job and said I couldn’t do it no more.”

Dr. Laura Carpenter
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Laura Carpenter about the importance of early identification of autism spectrum disorder, and early interventions and therapy for children with this disorder.  Dr. Carpenter is a Professor of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at MUSC. 

Dr. Aundrea Loftley
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Aundrea Loftley about diabetes and about health disparities in diabetes outcomes in S.C.   Dr. Loftley is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and she’s an Endocrinologist at MUSC.

North Charleston firefighters station.
Julia Shillinglaw

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 having to respond to the death of one of his own classmates.

Dr. Thomas Koch
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Thomas Koch about Tourette syndrome in children, with information about therapy and treatment for children with this disorder. Dr. Koch is a Pediatric Neurologist and Director of Pediatric Neurology Education and Residency at MUSC.

Innovation in Pharmacy School Transforms Rural Care

Jan 28, 2020
Dr. James Sterrett teleprecepting with a Pharmacy Student.
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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 who serves as a mentor and helps students make the right judgment calls for patients.

Drug Recalls

Jan 28, 2020
Dr. Jeffrey Brittai
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 This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Jeffrey Brittain about drug recalls in the U.S.  Dr. Brittain is an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy and he’s the Director of Pharmacy Support Services at MUSC. 

Dr. Rachel Zweigoron
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Rachel Zweigoron about the health benefits, and practical tips of reducing added sugar in your child’s diet.   Dr. Zweigoron is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and a Pediatrician at MUSC Children’s Health.

Dr. Jessica Tarleton
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Jessica Tarleton about cervical cancer prevention and screening. Dr. Tarleton is an OB/GYN and an Infectious Disease Specialist at MUSC.

Dr. Andrea Rinn
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Andrea Rinn about healthy sleep habits and routines for adults.  Dr. Rinn is a physician in the Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at MUSC. 

Florence School Uses Telehealth for Concussion Follow-up Care

Jan 20, 2020
Thomas Woods (center) with his mom, Wendy, and athletic trainer Joe Cauble use telehealth at school to see McLeod sports medicine physicians after Thomas sustained a concussion during football practice.
John Lewis, Julia Shillingshaw/SCETV

Thomas Woods doesn’t remember exactly what happened during Labor Day football practice, but he’ll try to piece it together.

“I remember being on the ground,” Woods says, “and my coach asking me what was wrong and trying to explain that my head was hurting.”

Woods is a starting linebacker for The King’s Academy, a private school in Florence. After the big hit, coach Keith Rogers had teammates drive Thomas home and drop off his truck at his house.

Telehealth Helps Save Child's Life

Jan 17, 2020
Annie Nichols recovers from traumatic brain injur
Julia Shillingshaw/SCETV

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 wasn’t the worst thing you’ve ever heard.” But later that day when Annie starting screaming in pain, they immediately rushed her to Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet, where she had to be placed on a breathing machine to hold her airway open.