Mark Your Calendars for “Screenagers Under the Influence”

Mark your calendars!  The Social Emotional Learning Alliance for South Carolina (SEL4SC) and Charleston County School District (CCSD) are hosting screenings of the documentary film "Screenagers Under the Influence."  This documentary addresses vaping and drug use in the digital age, examining how technology influences substance use among teenagers.  Summer screening opportunities will be available in July 2024.  Please see below: Dates: Wednesday, July 17 and Friday, July 26 Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm Location: Charleston County School for the Arts, 5109 W Enterprise St B, North Charleston, SC 29405

May 17, 2024|Categories: 2024, General, Newsletter, President|

Congratulations to MUSC’s 2024 Graduating Class!

Congratulations to MUSC's 2024 graduating class!  We wish you great success in your career and all your future endeavors.  For friends and family members who cannot attend the Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 18, 2024, you can watch it via live stream at 10:00 a.m. here.  Also, Rose Delores Gibbs, M.D., the first Black woman to graduate from MUSC's College of Medicine, is scheduled to speak at the commencement ceremonies.  Read More Here... Again, our thoughts and heartfelt congratulations are with you. - Kay Durst, MD, FAAFP

May 17, 2024|Categories: 2024, General, Newsletter, President|

Call for Physician Involvement in Community Outreach

The City of Charleston Health and Wellness Advisory Committee is eager to engage more physicians in community outreach efforts.  It wishes to enhance awareness of the various resources available to the community.  Please take a moment to review what options are available from DHEC and Healthy Tri-County. DHEC Resources: Heat-Related Illness Dashboard Prevent Vehicular Stroke City of Charleston Sunscreen Initiative Overdose Biosurveillance Dashboard SC Opioids Trend Dashboard Just Pain Killers Healthy Tri-County Resources: Trident United Way Resources Healthy Tri-County Website Healthy Tri-County: Become a Member

May 8, 2024|Categories: 2024, General, Newsletter|

Celebrate Mental Health Month!

Happy Mother's Day to all of our members who are mothers!  As we step into May, a month dedicated to raising awareness about mental health and celebrating physical fitness and sports, I find it essential to reflect on how these areas impact our professional and personal lives. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to reiterate our dedication to mental health.  Mental health, a crucial aspect of our overall well-being, often doesn't receive the attention it deserves in the medical community. Let's use this opportunity to educate ourselves and our patients about the importance of mental health care. [...]

May 7, 2024|Categories: 2024, General, Newsletter, President|

Interview with Dr. Durst

Summary: On the Health Links Podcast, hosted by DJ Thatcher, Dr. K Durst discusses the vital role of the Charleston County Medical Society in South Carolina, emphasizing its long history since 1749, efforts in physician wellness, and initiatives like the "Closing the Gap in Healthcare" program led by Dr. Thaddeus Bell to address health disparities, particularly in minority communities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKugJ3Due-k

March 27, 2024|Categories: 2024, General, Newsletter, President|

SCMA Alert– Important Changes to the Resolutions and House of Delegates Process

Dear Charleston County Medical Society Members, Over the last few years, the leadership of the SCMA has been discussing potential changes and improvements to the process of submitting policy resolutions by the SCMA membership and County Medical Societies. They are also looking at making changes to handling these resolutions at the Reference Committees and the House of Delegates meeting, which takes place each spring at the SCMA Annual meeting. The policy resolutions voted upon and approved at the Annual House of Delegates become the policy guidelines for the SCMA advocacy team's efforts, including our state legislature. Discussions have [...]

February 29, 2024|Categories: 2024, General, SCMA|

$15 billion win for physicians

For doctors in Charleston, SC, the new CMS rule on prior authorization could mean a major reduction in administrative burdens, allowing for quicker patient care. It specifically aims to streamline the prior authorization process, making it more efficient and less time-consuming. This could result in significant savings and improved healthcare delivery in Charleston and beyond. TLDR: The CMS rule change on prior authorization could greatly benefit Charleston, SC doctors by reducing paperwork and expediting patient care. https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/prior-authorization/15-billion-win-physicians-prior-authorization?utm_effort=DAPSRH

February 21, 2024|Categories: 2024|Tags: , |

Medical Mingle Update: February 20, 2024 – Taco Boy, Downtown Charleston

MEDICAL MINGLE UPDATE: Location: Taco Boy, Downtown Charleston Date/Time: Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. RSVP: info@charlestonmedicalsociety.org We Are excited to see you there!

February 15, 2024|Categories: 2024, General, Medical Mingle|

President’s Corner- Significant Health Observances

As we bid farewell to the first month of 2024, I trust you've had a joyful and safe start to the New Year, filled with joyous moments and connection with your loved ones. Here's to hoping the year is brimming with exciting possibilities and memorable experiences for you and your family. Thank you to all CCMS members and sponsors, the SCMA, and Dr. Gerry Harmon for attending the 2023 Annual Meeting.  We also enjoyed spending time with you at the January Medical Mingle and look forward to more in 2024.  Stay tuned for upcoming member events throughout the [...]

February 1, 2024|Categories: 2024, General, Newsletter, President|

Join the Celebration: Medical University of South Carolina’s Bicentennial Year!

We are thrilled to announce that the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is marking a significant milestone - 200 years of excellence in healthcare and education!  Please partake in the year-long celebration of MUSC's Bicentennial.  To get a glimpse of the exciting festivities planned, we encourage you to explore the Event's Website, where you will find an overview of the various events, milestones, and initiatives that will unfold throughout the year.

January 30, 2024|Categories: 2024, MUSC|

Fresh New Ideas: Advocates see SC health Reform Fueling Expansions, Doctor-Driven Projects

The recent reform of South Carolina's Certificate of Need law has brought about a significant change in the state's healthcare landscape.  With this reform, physicians can now establish more clinics, increasing citizens' accessibility to healthcare.   Read more here.

January 17, 2024|Categories: 2024, Member Highlights|

President’s Corner- 2023 Annual Meeting and Other Updates

Exciting news!  Our Annual Meeting on November 16th, 2023, is just around the corner, and we can't wait to see you there.  It's an excellent chance for networking and idea sharing.  BUT THAT'S NOT ALL!  We're thrilled to announce the launch of the new CCMS Mentorship Program,  Physicians in Training (PIT), where experienced doctors will guide and support medical students.  Also, remember to attend our Medical Mingle Socials for some fun and connection. We look forward to a great day on November 16th!  Please RSVP by Friday, November 3, 2023. I appreciate your dedication to the CCMS.  Please reach out to us if [...]

October 25, 2023|Categories: 2024, General, Newsletter, President|
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