Is Something Afoot? Call Coastal Podiatry

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As the weather warms up, the lure of the outdoors is hard to resist. Whether you’re putting on your tennis shoes and pounding the pavement on a morning run or taking a leisurely beach stroll in your flip-flops, the spring and summer provide a great breath of fresh air. However, a more active lifestyle can also mean more foot pain. “If you’re becoming more active or … [Read more...]

Dr. Margarita Murphy: Relationships Are Her Best Medicine

Dr Margarita Murphy

Ever since she can remember, Dr. Margarita Murphy wanted to be a doctor. She pursued her dream with gleeful and dogged persistence and has established herself as one of the leading gastrointestinal surgeons in the Lowcountry. It is no surprise then that Dr. Murphy was chosen as “Best of Mount Pleasant” by the readers of Mount Pleasant Magazine. “I wanted to be a doctor to … [Read more...]

The Charleston Health and Wellness Expo: Keep Your Well-Being a Top Priority

People exercising in Charleston, South Catolina

In the Lowcountry, we like to maintain an active lifestyle. From walking the Ravenel Bridge to kayaking in one of the many local waterways, we revel in being outdoors while staying fit. In 2017, just as folks start to make those lofty New Year’s resolutions, a Health and Wellness Expo that’s sure to inform, entertain and inspire will take center stage. On Jan. 9 and 10, from 10 … [Read more...]

Whole Health from the Inside Out Better Life Carolinas

Whole Health from the Inside Out Better Life Carolinas

Whole health begins from the inside out, and you’re never too old or too young to get started on the path toward a better life. Dr. Mickey Barber and her experienced team at Better Life Carolinas take an integrative, proactive approach to wellness that is unique to the area in more ways than one. A resident of South Carolina since the age of 19, Dr. Barber completed her … [Read more...]

Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital: Orchestrating Health Care

Anthony Jackson is new to the job of CEO of Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital, but he’s already making a difference.

Health care is a complicated network of hospitals, doctors, nurses, therapists and other professionals. But one hospital East of the Cooper is designed to be more accessible, a part of the community and a place where health care is simplified for residents. Just five years old, Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital is setting a new standard. A spacious facility located … [Read more...]

Need to Recharge? Elements Massage

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  Stress seems to be synonymous with life. In our fast-paced world, pressures can pile up, causing us to feel rundown or at times generally depleted. Feel the need to recharge? One new establishment in Mount Pleasant has the cure for fighting off those aches and anxieties that surface at the end of a long day. Elements Massage, located at 1153 Oakland Market Road, … [Read more...]

A Critical Relationship: Patients Come First at Park West Primary Care


Because technological advances, economics and policy adjustments have transformed the relationship between doctors and their patients, providing health care services has evolved into a more patient-centered approach, with emphasis on quality instead of quantity. Considered to be the gatekeepers of a person’s health care team, primary care providers have a deep understanding … [Read more...]

Approach Every Day with a Smile: Dr. Roberta Gardner

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Roberta Z. Gardner, DMD, MS, has been practicing orthodontics for 20 years. Her formula for success? Approach every day with a (pardon the pun) smile and create a professional yet relaxed atmosphere for her patients. “I treat others as I would want to be treated,” said Dr. Gardner. “I consider the entire individual and not just another set of jaws and teeth. I have one … [Read more...]

The Best Decision for Improving Hearing Health: Advanced Hearing Care

Dr. Casey Adkins runs hearing tests on patient Lib Tiller.

Advanced Hearing Care isn’t concerned about selling hearing aids. Instead, the doctors at the longtime East Cooper business concentrate on developing long-term relationships with their patients and providing “the highest quality hearing health care services in the Lowcountry,” according to Audiologist Dr. Mary Anne Larkin. That, most likely, is the major reason the readers … [Read more...]

Your Best You: Lowcountry Beauty and Wellness Spa

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Business success doesn’t come easy, though the team at Lowcountry Beauty and Wellness Spa has certainly made it look that way. Michele Hensel, owner of Lowcountry Beauty and Wellness Spa, is a walking testimonial, and her patients respond to that. “We opened in 2010 after Dr. Hensel, myself and four other people did the hCG weight loss program for ourselves. Between the … [Read more...]