patient & staff resources

We invite and encourage you to take full advantage of an incredible amount of online resources. The more knowledgeable you are about your own health issues, the better. Often, the first and best treatment isn’t really treatment at all … but early prevention. So many health challenges today can be fixed … or at least reduced in their severity … by some simple changes in lifestyle, a little exercise, maybe even some extra downtime. Please use these links to explore suggestions and information that could help improve your everyday life. And when you have questions, we’re always here to help.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

American Diabetes Association

We lead the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected--by diabetes.

• We fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes. • We deliver services to hundreds of communities. • We provide objective and credible information. • We give voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.

American Gastroenterological Association

The American Gastroenterological Association is the trusted voice of the GI community. Founded in 1897, the AGA has grown to include 17,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology. The AGA Institute administers the practice, research and educational programs of the organization.

American Heart Association

Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question. Preventing heart disease (and all cardiovascular diseases) means making smart choices now that will pay off the rest of your life.

Lack of exercise, a poor diet and other bad habits can take their toll over the years. Anyone at any age can benefit from simple steps to keep their heart healthy during each decade of life.

American Lung Association

The average adult takes 15 to 20 breaths a minute – over 20,000 breaths a day. Your respiratory system, which includes the nose, throat, windpipe (trachea) and lungs, brings air into the body when you breathe. In the lungs, the oxygen from each breath is transferred to the bloodstream and sent to all the body’s cells as life-sustaining fuel. Keeping your lungs healthy is an important part of an overall healthy lifestyle.

American Osteopathic Association

Serving as the professional family for more than 100,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) promotes public health and encourages scientific research. In addition to serving as the primary certifying body for DOs, the AOA is the accrediting agency for all osteopathic medical schools and has federal authority to accredit hospitals and other health care facilities.

American Society of Hypertension

Established in 1985 to provide a forum for the exchange of information among basic scientists, clinical investigators and others involved in the study or management of high blood pressure, ASH is dedicated to the advancement of science, prevention and treatment of high blood pressure and its consequences-with special emphasis on treating cases of resistant and complex hypertension. ASH remains committed to eliminating hypertension and its consequences through a renewed and vigorous focus on translational research leading to effective treatment strategies for patients.

Brain Injury Association of South Carolina

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the country’s oldest and largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization. Our mission is to be the voice of brain injury. Through advocacy, education and research, we bring help, hope and healing to millions of individuals living with brain injury, their families and the professionals who serve them. The Brain Injury Association of America was founded by individuals who wanted to improve the quality of life for their family members and patients who had sustained brain injuries. The Association has a long and illustrious history.

As a physician, best-selling author, and motivational speaker, Dr. Ann Kulze is on a personal crusade to share with as many people as possible the joys of living well. She is a renowned authority in the areas of nutrition, healthy lifestyles and disease prevention. As a gifted teacher with unrivaled credibility and passion, Dr. Ann transforms all of the “new science” of healthy living into programs that are simple, easy and fun!

Family Doctor.Org

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is one of the largest national medical organizations, representing 105,900 family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students nationwide. Founded in 1947, its mission has been to preserve and promote the science and art of family medicine and to ensure high-quality, cost-effective health care for patients of all ages.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees for members; we are self-supporting through our own contributions, neither soliciting nor accepting outside donations. OA is not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology or religious doctrine; we take no position on outside issues. Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive overeating and to carry this message of recovery to those who still suffer.


A DMAT is a group of professionals and para-professional medical personnel (supported by a cadre of logistical and administrative staff) designed to provide emergency medical care during a disaster or other unusual event. Because DMAT members are appointed as Federal employees, potential problems of licensure and certification are avoided, particularly where teams are moved across state lines. A DMAT is designed to be a rapid-response element to supplement local medical care until other Federal or contract resources can be mobilized, or the situation is resolved.

TOPS Club, Inc.

TOPS Club, Inc. is the original, nonprofit, weight-loss support and wellness education organization. Established in 1948 to champion weight-loss support and success, we've helped millions of people live healthier lives. TOPS was born around a kitchen table (wouldn't you know it!) in 1948 when Mrs. Manz and two friends gathered with others at the Beulah Brinton Recreation Center in Milwaukee. Their desire was to support each other to thinner figures and better health.

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers developed the "four pillars of healthy weight loss" based on years of scientific research and analysis. And our 45 years of experience helping people lose weight has taught us that each element is equally important. The PointsPlus program is based on the latest nutritional science, and factors in the way your body actually processes food. Combined with the proven advantages of the Weight Watchers approach, the program helps you make healthy choices.

Wounded Warrior’s Project

The greatest casualty is being forgotten.® Your generous, tax deductible donation to Wounded Warrior Project enables us to help thousands of injured warriors returning home from the current conflicts and to provide assistance to their families. As the number of wounded steadily increases, it is easy to see how the needs of these brave individuals also increase.