Medicine

Black History Month: African American Pioneers in Medicine

Feb 1, 2020 Comments Off on Black History Month: African American Pioneers in Medicine
April 17 @ 3:13 pm

In celebration of Black History Month, here are a few profiles on notable African American pioneers in medicine. These men and women persevered against astounding racial and political odds of their time to become establishing pillars in the medical field. James McCoune Smith (1813-1865) The first African American to earn…

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An Author Among Us: Interview With BIFMC Volunteer Bernard Mansheim MD

Oct 28, 2019 Comments Off on An Author Among Us: Interview With BIFMC Volunteer Bernard Mansheim MD
April 17 @ 3:13 pm

BIFMC Volunteer Physician and Author of A Doctor a Day, Dr. Bernard Mansheim, shares his thoughts on on Health Care, Writing, Volunteering, and the Importance of Self Care. Interview with Carrie Moores How many years have you been a volunteer with the Clinic? I have volunteered at the free clinic…

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Clinic Featured in ‘The Post & Courier’ Article

Sep 5, 2017 Comments Off on Clinic Featured in ‘The Post & Courier’ Article
April 17 @ 3:13 pm

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic was recently featured in The Post & Courier on Monday, September 4, 2017. The health section top story, “This free clinic on Johns Island sees 350 patients per month. Most people don’t know it’s there,” written by journalist Mary Katherine Wildeman, underscored the constant yet quiet workings…

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Dear Nurse Wanda: When the Shoe’s on the Other Foot

Jul 12, 2017 Comments Off on Dear Nurse Wanda: When the Shoe’s on the Other Foot
April 17 @ 3:13 pm

Charleston Cares Guest Blogger, Wanda Lefler, RN, is the Nurse Manager at Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic. Each month, she will offer her insight into patient care, health management – and the art of listening. If you have a medical question for Nurse Wanda, please e-mail your questions to nursemanager.bifmc@gmail.com.…

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Where Can I Find the Cheapest Prescription Drugs?

Jun 10, 2017 Comments Off on Where Can I Find the Cheapest Prescription Drugs?
April 17 @ 3:13 pm

Filling your prescriptions- especially when treating chronic illness – can put a significant dent in your monthly budget.  Mary Bull, Patient Resource Coordinator at Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic  – a free clinic based outside of Charleston, SC – lives up to her title when it comes to finding the…

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Dear Nurse Wanda: The Art of Listening

Jun 6, 2017 Comments Off on Dear Nurse Wanda: The Art of Listening
April 17 @ 3:13 pm

Charleston Cares Guest Blogger, Wanda Lefler, RN, is the Nurse Manager at Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic. Each month, she will offer her insight into patient care, health management – and the art of listening. If you have a medical question for Nurse Wanda, please e-mail your questions to nursemanager.bifmc@gmail.com.…

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Dr. Jim Hayes Featured in Charleston’s ‘Healthlinks’ Magazine

May 18, 2017 Comments Off on Dr. Jim Hayes Featured in Charleston’s ‘Healthlinks’ Magazine
April 17 @ 3:13 pm

Dr. Jim Hayes, Board of Directors Chair and volunteer physician for Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, was featured recently in the May/June edition of Charleston’s Healthlinks Magazine. The piece, entitled “Doctors Who Give Back” by Anne Toole, highlighted the doctors who “make a difference in their patients’ lives every day” by…

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Top 12 Health & Wellness Books

Apr 24, 2017 Comments Off on Top 12 Health & Wellness Books
April 17 @ 3:13 pm

Love to indulge in a little health and wellness reading? We’ve compiled a list of some of the best published works from the last three years: From mindset magnums to the history of medicine and penetrating prose on mortality, you’re bound to find a book on this list that will leave…

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Dr. Kateryna Shaforost Featured in Volunteer Spotlight

Feb 22, 2017 Comments Off on Dr. Kateryna Shaforost Featured in Volunteer Spotlight
April 17 @ 3:13 pm

Each month, BIFMC shines a spotlight on one of our many exceptional clinic volunteers. From medical staff to voluntary file clerks, Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is able to provide a warm, caring and expert primary medical home to hundreds of uninsured patients. The residents and workers of our Lowcountry community are cared for and…

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Googling Your Symptoms: How To Avoid ‘Fake News’

Feb 17, 2017 Comments Off on Googling Your Symptoms: How To Avoid ‘Fake News’
April 17 @ 3:13 pm

When it comes ailments in the age of the internet, it seems that everyone is a medical expert at self diagnosis. But before you google any further “why does my eye keep twitching” or “why does my chest hurt,” (common medical inquiries), it is important to check your sources –…

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