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Our mission

To provide a unifying, diverse and inclusive professional resource for the medical physicians of Charleston County with a focus on advocacy, public health and preservation of the values of the medical profession.

CCMS Annual Membership Meeting

November 19th, 2019|Categories: 2019, General, Meeting, Membership, Public Health|Tags: |

Thursday, December 19, 2019, from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Country Club of Charleston 1 Country Club Drive Charleston, SC 29412

Keynote Speaker:

United States Surgeon General

Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH


Due to special requirements and limited seating, attendance will be limited to Ticket Holders.

NoteCCMS Members in good standing are entitled to claim ONE FREE TICKET

Burnt Toast

August 29th, 2019|Categories: Marcelo Hochman MD|

I recently heard from a local physician who decided to take a ‘sabbatical’ from the practice of medicine. The ‘bureaucracy’ of daily practice, ‘lack of control’ and ‘feeling disrespected’ all contributed to the doctor’s decision to step away. I quote the email I received – ‘My toast is burnt’. This sentiment, fellow Doctors, is an increasingly common occurrence. Physicians are feeling burdened and increasingly isolated in their […]

Congratulations to James Henry Tolley, MD, MAT, Assistant Professor

August 8th, 2019|Categories: 2019, Member Highlights, Retired Physician|Tags: |

James Henry Tolley, M.D., MAT, is a native of Charleston, SC, a graduate of Clemson University and received his Master’s Degree from The Citadel. He received his MD degree from The Medical University of South Carolina in 1985. Dr. Tolley completed his residency in Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice.

Upon completing his residency in […]

Walter E. Limehouse, MD, MA, FACEP, Associate Professor Retires

August 8th, 2019|Categories: 2019, Member Highlights, Retired Physician|Tags: |

Dr. Walter Limehouse retired June 30, 2019 after 22 years at MUSC.

He graduated from MUSC in 1974 and completed his medicine internship at Hospital St. Raphael/Yale in New Haven, CT before serving in the US Public Health Service in Wilkesboro NC.

His general medical practice with the National Health Service Corps sponsored among the first free-standing nurse practitioner offices in NC. In 1977 he returned to residency, this […]

Fletcher C. Derrick, Jr., MD, Retires

August 8th, 2019|Categories: 2019, Member Highlights, Retired Physician|Tags: |

As of June 30, 2019, Dr. Fletcher C. Derrick, Jr. will be retiring from the practice of urology at Lowcountry Urology Clinics and from the staffs of Roper and St Francis Hospitals.

Dr. Derrick was a junior intern at St. Francis in 1957 while in Medical School at MUSC and subsequently several rotations at both Roper and St. Francis.
Derrick joined the US Army Medical Corps as a senior […]

Congratulations to Dr. Richard Gross

June 8th, 2019|Categories: 2019, Health Disparities, Indigent Care, Member Highlights|Tags: |

We would like to recognize Dr. Richard Gross for his recent receipt of the Humanitarian Award from the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America.  This is a terrific and well-deserved honor for Dr. Gross.  Congratulations!

Interesting Info about Dr. Gross:

The son of a theologian/minister and schoolteacher, Richard Gross grew up in western New York and Pennsylvania. In 1961, he graduated from Alfred University, where he was a forgettable […]