A Doctor’s Prescription – Part 2 – Bedside Manner

A Doctor’s Prescription – Part 2 – Bedside Manner

A Doctor’s Prescription – Part 2 – Bedside Manner Welcome back for Part 2 of my blog series on Dr. John Fisher’s recent article in Notre Dame Magazine, a letter to pre-med college students titled, “A Doctor’s Prescription.” You can read Dr. Fisher’s very thoughtful...
Introducing Walk with a Doc – Columbia!

Introducing Walk with a Doc – Columbia!

Introducing Walk with a Doc – Columbia! Dr. Melissa Boylan, owner of Noreta Family Medicine, and Dr. Victoria Leventis-Shew, owner of Victory Family Medicine, are encouraging Columbia, SC residents to take a step toward better health through Walk with a Doc, a health...
Noreta’s No Hunger November Food Drive

Noreta’s No Hunger November Food Drive

Noreta’s No Hunger November Food Drive I have been wanting to do a project that would help the Midlands community for a while now, and I’m happy to partner with Harvest Hope Food Bank for Noreta’s first community project! Food is one of our basic needs,...
Collagen 101

Collagen 101

Collagen 101 Collagen advertisements are all over the TV and internet, not just here in South Carolina, but I would guess all over the world! I recently dug a little deeper into what collagen is, what it might be useful for and what it is not useful for. The answers...
A Doctor’s Prescription – Part 2 – Bedside Manner

Medicine’s Dirty Little Secret – Part 2

Medicine’s Dirty Little Secret – Part 2 This is Part 2 in my “Dirty Little Secret” blog series, inspired by this article on NPR which featured Dani Yuengling, a woman who lives in Conway, SC, who received an unexpected bill for a breast biopsy that she had done at...
Medicine’s Dirty Little Secret – Part 1

Medicine’s Dirty Little Secret – Part 1

Medicine’s Dirty Little Secret – Part 1 I recently read this article on NPR which featured Dani Yuengling, a woman who lives in Conway, SC, who received an unexpected bill for a breast biopsy that she had done at Grand Strand Medical Center. It inspired me to write...
Being Mortal

Being Mortal

Being Mortal “Nothing is certain except death and taxes” – Benjamin Franklin I’m going to use this article to focus on one of two of those things…and it isn’t taxes. At this point you may be wondering if you should skip this post, but I encourage you to keep reading...
The Days When a Human Answered the Phone

The Days When a Human Answered the Phone

The Days When a Human Answered the Phone My in-laws volunteer at their local hospital up North, and love being friendly helpers who guide lost or anxious patients to their test or appointment. Given that I am a family doctor, they often discuss their volunteer...