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Local Resources

Medical: 

  • Medical University of South Carolina. M.U.S.C. Department of Medicine's Rheumatology & Immunology division is led by Richard Silver, M.D. Members within the division are dedicated to research and patient care.  Contact:

Division of Rheumatology & Immunology
96 Jonathan Lucas Street, Suite 912
P.O. Box 250637
Charleston, SC  29425
Phone: (843) 792-1991
Fax: (843) 792-7121

  • Apria Healthcare provides individuals with an assortment of therapies such as sleep management or oxygen therapy, clinical programs and services, and home medical equipment. Their branches in South Carolina include:

    • Duncan Branch (864) 433-0615, 325 Inglesby Parkway, Ste. A, Duncan, SC  29334-9117
    • Florence Branch (843) 665-6294, 799 N. Cashua Drive, Florence, SC  29501-6927
    • Myrtle Beach Branch (843) 357-3520, 1626 American Way, Myrtle Beach, SC  29577
    • North Charleston Branch (843) 747-0341, 2540 Oscar Johnson Dr., North Charleston, SC  29405-6841
    • Sumter Branch (803) 773-4760, 50 Wesmark Court, Sumter, SC  29150-996
    • West Columbia Branch (803) 794-0855, 3229 Sunset Boulevard, Ste. C, West Columbia, SC  29169-3202

Motivation and Inspiration:

  • The Ugly Dress is a metphor for chronic illness. The theme of our work is, “If you have to wear an ugly dress, learn to accessorize.” “Accessories” are attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors embedded in our life management strategies that allow us to live healthy, happy lives in spite of illness.

    Contact: theuglydress@gmail.com, or join us on our Facebook page: The Ugly Dress