We are excited to announce that we have recently added online bill pay to our list of features designed to help you manage your health. We are always working to improve your patient experience, and online bill pay makes managing payments easy and convenient.
Patients can access their account through our secure patient portal. Your patient portal has several convenient options to allow you to efficiently manage your health in addition to online bill pay including:
If you have questions about your account or online bill pay options, please contact us at 843.881.2030
We couldn’t be more excited to announce our 4th Annual Peanut Free Night! Come join us Wednesday, May 15th as the RiverDogs take on West Virginia Power (Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate). Gates open at 6:00pm and the game starts at 7:05pm.
Currently, the vast majority of climate scientists feel that climate change is occurring and that our planet is warming. Global warming is an increase in average global temperature that is mainly attributed – directly or indirectly – to human activities resulting in an increase in atmospheric greenhouse gases including water vapor, ozone, carbon dioxide, and methane. Unfortunately, belief in, or rejection of, climate change and global warming have recently become a “political football” and now seems to define specific political parties.
Here’s why everyone should get the flu vaccine: the flu is a serious illness that can cause severe illness, days lost from work or school, hospital admission, and even death. The flu vaccine is the absolute best way to prevent the flu. Even though you can still get the flu after receiving the vaccine, people who do so have a less severe illness. In addition to protecting yourself, you can help prevent the spread of the flu to family, friends, and coworkers by getting an annual vaccine each fall.
Many people with allergies notice that their symptoms are worse during particular times of the year. Whether your allergies are worse in the spring or fall often depends on what specifically you are allergic to.
In an effort to mitigate EpiPen shortages, the FDA is extending the expiration date for specific lots of 0.3 milligram products.
“We are doing everything we can to help mitigate shortages of these products, especially ahead of the back-to-school season. We’ve completed the necessary reviews of the data to extend the expiration date by four months for specific lots of EpiPen that are expired or close to expiring.” – Exerpt from the FDA in Brief
There might not be a yellow coating on your car but fall still brings with it plenty of allergen exposure! Unlike the tree pollen of early spring, fall allergens can be more stealth with their arrival. Weeds will start pollinating as early as August and can pollinate through the first frost, which in Charleston can be as late as December depending on the year.
Believe it or not, thunderstorms can actually cause asthma attacks. This phenomenon has been observed and mentioned in medical literature since 1983. If atmospheric conditions are just right, thunderstorms can cause allergy particles in the atmosphere, especially grass pollen, to be broken down into smaller particles that are easily inhaled into the lungs. Patients who are sensitive or allergic to these particles can suddenly developed severe asthma symptoms which can require hospitalization or even intensive care.