Palmetto Digestive Health Specialists and Endoscopy Center

Palmetto Digestive Health Specialists and Endoscopy Center

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Thank Dr. Schnell for all your help!
I highly recommend them. Very courteous, professional staff.
Great experience for my first endoscopy. I was there early for my appointment by an 1 Hr, They got me in and out. Friendly staff that made you feel comfortable. The only thing I did not care for was the Fluid for the flush. It would seem after all the medical advancements they could find a way to make it taste better. Otherwise no complaints whatsoever!

Leading gastroenterologists in Charleston dedicated to your good digestive and liver health. Call us today for all of your digestive care needs.

(843) 571-0643. Palmetto Digestive Health Specialists have provided outstanding patient care for over 25 years and have office locations in West Ashley, Mt Pleasant, Summerville, and Moncks Corner. The Physicians of Palmetto Digestive Health Specialists maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in digestive health and gastroenter

Operating as usual

10/29/2021

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, everyone! 🎃🎃

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, everyone! 🎃🎃

Photos from Palmetto Digestive Health Specialists and Endoscopy Center's post 10/22/2021

Thank you to the physician partners, colleagues, and community leaders who came out to help us celebrate the opening of our Carolina Park location.

Guests toured the GI Clinic and Endoscopy Center, enjoyed charcuterie cups and sweet treats from our Carolina Park neighbors The Front Porch Coffeehouse and Creamery and Charleston Pops Desserts and sipped on Palmettos from our friends at Coastal Cocktails LLC.

We are proud to have an excellent team and a second, state-of-the-art facility in which to perform both screening and diagnostic colonoscopies and endoscopies!

10/01/2021

During the first Covid-19 surge, colonoscopies for colon cancer screening rates fell sharply, and the effects of those delays are becoming clearer:

• A recent study found that people diagnosed with metastatic colorectal cancer after the lockdown had a tumor burden nearly seven times higher than people diagnosed before the pandemic.

• A National Cancer Institute model predicts there would be 10,000 excess deaths in the US over the next 10 years because of pandemic-related delays in diagnosis and treatment.

Do not delay your care! Screenings can find colorectal cancer early, when it's small, hasn't spread, and is easier to treat. Regular screening can even prevent colorectal cancer by removing polyps before they have the chance to turn into cancer.

Have a change in your insurance? DON’T SIT ON IT! Schedule your appointments and screenings and know that we are here to work with you. Find out more:
https://www.palmettodigestive.com/dont-sit-on-it/

During the first Covid-19 surge, colonoscopies for colon cancer screening rates fell sharply, and the effects of those delays are becoming clearer:

• A recent study found that people diagnosed with metastatic colorectal cancer after the lockdown had a tumor burden nearly seven times higher than people diagnosed before the pandemic.

• A National Cancer Institute model predicts there would be 10,000 excess deaths in the US over the next 10 years because of pandemic-related delays in diagnosis and treatment.

Do not delay your care! Screenings can find colorectal cancer early, when it's small, hasn't spread, and is easier to treat. Regular screening can even prevent colorectal cancer by removing polyps before they have the chance to turn into cancer.

Have a change in your insurance? DON’T SIT ON IT! Schedule your appointments and screenings and know that we are here to work with you. Find out more:
https://www.palmettodigestive.com/dont-sit-on-it/

How healthy is your p**p? 💩 09/30/2021

How healthy is your p**p? 💩

Some very useful information. And we’re here if you need us. Call 843-571-0643 for appointments.

How healthy is your p**p? 💩 Your stool offers useful information about the health of your digestive system. Here’s how to “read” it. Healthy p**p varies from person to person. The most important thing to look for is any change in the color and texture of your stool that lasts several days. Use this guide to help you iden...

09/24/2021

One of our awesome patients brought homemade bread. We appreciate the home baked love Michele! We love our patients!! ❤️

One of our awesome patients brought homemade bread. We appreciate the home baked love Michele! We love our patients!! ❤️

09/23/2021

Come visit us at the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce expo today from 1 - 6 pm, and enter to win a $100 gift card to Publix. We are enjoying meeting and networking with our Mt Pleasant business neighbors.

Come visit us at the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce expo today from 1 - 6 pm, and enter to win a $100 gift card to Publix. We are enjoying meeting and networking with our Mt Pleasant business neighbors.

Gastroenterologist in Charleston and Summerville, SC | Palmetto Digestive Health Specialists 09/16/2021

Gastroenterologist in Charleston and Summerville, SC | Palmetto Digestive Health Specialists

Come visit us at the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce expo on Thursday, Septmber 23 from 1 - 6 pm! We are proud to be a lobby sponsor, and look forward to greeting our Mt Pleasant business neighbors.
https://mountpleasantchamber.org/expo

We're excited to expand our footprint East of the Cooper with the opening of our beautiful, newly-contructed clinic and endoscopy center in Carolina Park this October.

Gastroenterologist in Charleston and Summerville, SC | Palmetto Digestive Health Specialists For the best digestive health services, count on Palmetto Digestive Disease & Endoscopy Center. We’re proud to serve patients across the Lowcountry.

09/14/2021

Stop by our table tonight at the Mt Pleasant Farmers Market tonight and pick up a reusable grocery tote. We've enjoyed visiting with our neighbors in Mt Pleasant and are thrilled to be opening our new clinic and Endoscopy Center in Carolina Park this Fall!

Stop by our table tonight at the Mt Pleasant Farmers Market tonight and pick up a reusable grocery tote. We've enjoyed visiting with our neighbors in Mt Pleasant and are thrilled to be opening our new clinic and Endoscopy Center in Carolina Park this Fall!

09/03/2021

A little Friday funny for your holiday weekend! Have a great long weekend, and stay safe.

A little Friday funny for your holiday weekend! Have a great long weekend, and stay safe.

08/30/2021

Your gut and brain are connected! It’s important to take time to de-stress to keep your gut health optimal. Adopt habits and strategies to manage your anxiety and help save your stomach.

Some things to try:

• Deep Breathing
• Meditating
• Exercising
• Journaling
• “Unplugging”
• Soaking Bath

Your gut and brain are connected! It’s important to take time to de-stress to keep your gut health optimal. Adopt habits and strategies to manage your anxiety and help save your stomach.

Some things to try:

• Deep Breathing
• Meditating
• Exercising
• Journaling
• “Unplugging”
• Soaking Bath

[08/26/21]   "I received EXCEPTIONAL care! Thank you all!" - Kathleen G.

#patientslovepalmetto

08/24/2021

There’s still time to visit our table to pick up a reusable grocery bag or 2! Come on over, Mt. Pleasant neighbors💕

There’s still time to visit our table to pick up a reusable grocery bag or 2! Come on over, Mt. Pleasant neighbors💕

08/24/2021

We'll be at the The Town of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina - Mt Pleasant Farmers Market today from 3:30 - 7:00 pm handing out reusable shopping bags to our friends East of the Cooper! Stop by to see us and get your bag: Farmers Market Pavilion (Moultrie Middle School), 645 Coleman Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464.

We'll be at the The Town of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina - Mt Pleasant Farmers Market today from 3:30 - 7:00 pm handing out reusable shopping bags to our friends East of the Cooper! Stop by to see us and get your bag: Farmers Market Pavilion (Moultrie Middle School), 645 Coleman Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464.

08/11/2021

Back to school with GI issues? Planning ahead can help make the return a little easier.

- Communicate with teachers and nurses to ensure that they are aware of any GI issues.

- Establish a 504 plan to ensure the student is not penalized for medical issues.

- Review meals and snacks to ensure the student is getting proper nutrition and avoiding any possible issues or flareups.

Create an easily accessible “cheat sheet” with a list of red-flag foods and safe foods that the student can carry with them and refer to.

- For older students, it can be helpful to schedule core classes in the middle of the day to allow for flexibility in dealing with GI issues or flareups.

- Review with your student any medication they take and the lifestyle choices they can make to feel their best.

- A rescue kit containing items that help ease and manage symptoms can really save the day if there is a flare-up at school. (Medicine, wipes, change of clothes, etc.)

Back to school with GI issues? Planning ahead can help make the return a little easier.

- Communicate with teachers and nurses to ensure that they are aware of any GI issues.

- Establish a 504 plan to ensure the student is not penalized for medical issues.

- Review meals and snacks to ensure the student is getting proper nutrition and avoiding any possible issues or flareups.

Create an easily accessible “cheat sheet” with a list of red-flag foods and safe foods that the student can carry with them and refer to.

- For older students, it can be helpful to schedule core classes in the middle of the day to allow for flexibility in dealing with GI issues or flareups.

- Review with your student any medication they take and the lifestyle choices they can make to feel their best.

- A rescue kit containing items that help ease and manage symptoms can really save the day if there is a flare-up at school. (Medicine, wipes, change of clothes, etc.)

08/06/2021

We’re proud to sponsor the The Town of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Waterfront Movie series.

In a world, where a simple procedure can save your life… remember the screening that matters most to you and the ones you love. GET SCREENED for colon cancer!!

Movie Schedule:
• August 6: Jumanji - The Next Level
• August 13: Top Gun
• August 20: Godzilla vs Kong
• August 27: When the Game Stands Tall

#getscreened #ScreeningsSaveLives #patientslovepalmetto #coloncancerscreening

Photos from Palmetto Digestive Health Specialists and Endoscopy Center's post 07/27/2021

“For the wonderful care you gave to me.”
#PatientsLovePalmetto
#EveryPatientEveryTime
#BestCareTeamBestPatients

07/26/2021

Dr. Suarez recently participated on a panel of physician experts discussing the clinical diagnosis and treatment of Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency, or EPI, as it’s commonly known. EPI’s symptoms include abdominal pain, excessive flatulence, abdominal bloating, unexplained weight loss, and an oily, greasy, foul-smelling stool.

While talking about these kind of personal details can be challenging, it is SO IMPORTANT to talk candidly with your provider. Diagnosing EPI and other GI conditions, is particularly challenging if patients do not open up about their GI symptoms. We get it: talking about your “bathroom problems” is hard. We want to assure you: WE ARE HERE FOR YOU, and we are dedicated to your digestive health. By opening up and talking with your provider about your symptoms, we can advocate for you. At Palmetto Digestive - we've got guts!

Dr. Suarez recently participated on a panel of physician experts discussing the clinical diagnosis and treatment of Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency, or EPI, as it’s commonly known. EPI’s symptoms include abdominal pain, excessive flatulence, abdominal bloating, unexplained weight loss, and an oily, greasy, foul-smelling stool.

While talking about these kind of personal details can be challenging, it is SO IMPORTANT to talk candidly with your provider. Diagnosing EPI and other GI conditions, is particularly challenging if patients do not open up about their GI symptoms. We get it: talking about your “bathroom problems” is hard. We want to assure you: WE ARE HERE FOR YOU, and we are dedicated to your digestive health. By opening up and talking with your provider about your symptoms, we can advocate for you. At Palmetto Digestive - we've got guts!

07/17/2021

Megan K. R. Stewart-Forbes received a note and gift card from a patient to say “Thank you for going above and beyond.” We’re so blessed to have staff who truly care about patients.
#PalmettoDigestive #EveryPatientEveryTime #Thanks #AboveandBeyond

Megan K. R. Stewart-Forbes received a note and gift card from a patient to say “Thank you for going above and beyond.” We’re so blessed to have staff who truly care about patients.
#PalmettoDigestive #EveryPatientEveryTime #Thanks #AboveandBeyond

07/12/2021

Dr. Lori Robbins has welcomed a new little one to her family. Liam became a big brother to baby Ayden in late June. We are thrilled to say that everyone is happy, healthy, and well. Congratulations to this beautiful family! #PalmettoDigestive #WeAreFamily #ThisIsOurwhy

Dr. Lori Robbins has welcomed a new little one to her family. Liam became a big brother to baby Ayden in late June. We are thrilled to say that everyone is happy, healthy, and well. Congratulations to this beautiful family! #PalmettoDigestive #WeAreFamily #ThisIsOurwhy

Photos from Palmetto Digestive Health Specialists and Endoscopy Center's post 07/10/2021

Today I had the distinct honor of participating in the William E. Ladson Jr. Health Awareness Summit to promote awareness for colonoscopy screenings. Sadly, Mr. Ladson lost his life to colon cancer at the young age of 39. He had a tremendous impact on his family, friends, and community. We're sure this awareness event will be the first of many in his honor. Please help spread the word that #ScreeningsSaveLives! To contribute to their efforts please go to https://paypal.me/pools/c/8zckaGRciC.
Thank you Lakeeta and Demetria for inviting us.

07/10/2021

What an amazing night out with our extended work family. 💚 This is the hardest working, most talented crew around. They take excellent care of our patients and each other. We’re so blessed to call them teammates. THANK YOU! #PalmettoDigestive #AlleyCats #LuckyStrikes
#WeAreFamily #WorkHardPlayHarder

What an amazing night out with our extended work family. 💚 This is the hardest working, most talented crew around. They take excellent care of our patients and each other. We’re so blessed to call them teammates. THANK YOU! #PalmettoDigestive #AlleyCats #LuckyStrikes
#WeAreFamily #WorkHardPlayHarder

07/07/2021

In May, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force concluded that routine screening for colorectal cancer should begin at age 45 instead of 50. Starting routine screening five years earlier could prevent more deaths from colorectal cancer, the third-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. The change in guidelines was prompted by a significant rise in cases of colorectal cancer in people younger than 50 since the 1990s.

Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable malignancies, owing to its long natural history of progression and the availability of screening tests that can intercept and detect the disease early. Talk to your doctor about screening! It could save your life.

In May, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force concluded that routine screening for colorectal cancer should begin at age 45 instead of 50. Starting routine screening five years earlier could prevent more deaths from colorectal cancer, the third-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. The change in guidelines was prompted by a significant rise in cases of colorectal cancer in people younger than 50 since the 1990s.

Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable malignancies, owing to its long natural history of progression and the availability of screening tests that can intercept and detect the disease early. Talk to your doctor about screening! It could save your life.

07/03/2021

Cheers to a Happy 4th of July!

Alcohol is a gut irritant and can also act as a stimulant, becoming a problem for people with digestive symptoms. These tips can help keep you feeling your best.

• Select low FODMAP alcohol.
Beer, red, white & sparkling Wine, vodka, whiskey, and gin. Avoid rum, sweet dessert wines, and tequila.

• Drink in moderation.
Limit your intake of alcohol. Eat food while your drinking, and rotate drinking water between alcoholic beverages.

• Mix With Care.
Check your mixers for high FODMAP ingredients: honey, high fructose corn syrup, agave syrup, apple, mango, or other high FODMAP fruits.

Mix up some red, white and blue with a vodka, soda water, and lime juice cocktail garnished with blueberries and strawberries. Or muddle the berries with mint to make a mojito. Cheers!!

Cheers to a Happy 4th of July!

Alcohol is a gut irritant and can also act as a stimulant, becoming a problem for people with digestive symptoms. These tips can help keep you feeling your best.

• Select low FODMAP alcohol.
Beer, red, white & sparkling Wine, vodka, whiskey, and gin. Avoid rum, sweet dessert wines, and tequila.

• Drink in moderation.
Limit your intake of alcohol. Eat food while your drinking, and rotate drinking water between alcoholic beverages.

• Mix With Care.
Check your mixers for high FODMAP ingredients: honey, high fructose corn syrup, agave syrup, apple, mango, or other high FODMAP fruits.

Mix up some red, white and blue with a vodka, soda water, and lime juice cocktail garnished with blueberries and strawberries. Or muddle the berries with mint to make a mojito. Cheers!!

06/30/2021

Nothing makes us happier than getting great patient feedback! Here is what some of our patients wrote about their experience at the PDHS Endoscopy Center in the past week:

“Patrick was excellent. He took time to talk and calm me down.”

“My whole experience went perfectly. Thank you!”

“Very pleased with the professionalism and empathy displayed during my procedure.”

“Keep doing what you’re doing. Staff and procedure were excellent. Thank you!”

Nothing makes us happier than getting great patient feedback! Here is what some of our patients wrote about their experience at the PDHS Endoscopy Center in the past week:

“Patrick was excellent. He took time to talk and calm me down.”

“My whole experience went perfectly. Thank you!”

“Very pleased with the professionalism and empathy displayed during my procedure.”

“Keep doing what you’re doing. Staff and procedure were excellent. Thank you!”

Our focus is on YOU!

Palmetto Digestive Health Specialists have provided outstanding patient care for over 23 years and have office locations in West Ashley, Summerville, Moncks Corner and Mount Pleasant. The Physicians of Palmetto Digestive Health Specialists maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in digestive health and gastroenterology.

In May 2018, they received Level 3 Patient Centered Specialty Practice Recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) after undergoing a rigorous, independent review to assess their capabilities and commitment to excellence in sharing and using information to coordinate care that is centered around the patient.

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