Roper St. Francis Healthcare, Experience Matters

When it comes to entrusting someone with your health, experience matters. The people of the Lowcountry have trusted Roper St. Francis Healthcare for more than 160 years.

We are the area's preferred healthcare provider, with more families choosing us than anyone else. Our expert medical staff of more than 900 doctors represents every medical specialty. With services in five counties, we are always close by.

  • Dry Drowning
    Stories of dry drowning are frightening accounts of children who seemed fine at first but then became dangerously ill hours after leaving the water. But although the topic may make headlines every summer, dry drowning doesn’t happen often. And luckily, it can usually be prevented by taking the proper precautions. What is dry drowning? Drowning
  • Preventive Screenings: Know in Advance
    Preventive screenings help us stay one step ahead of some of the deadliest diseases, because when it comes to your health, the best defense is a good offense WRITTEN BY Kinsey GidickPHOTOGRAPH BY Scott Henderson When performed in patients who don’t exhibit symptoms but do have certain risk factors (including age), preventive screenings allow doctors
  • How We Grill Really Matters
    Backyard grills across the Lowcountry are getting quite a workout with summer in full swing. That’s why Dr. Valerie Scott with Roper St. Francis Physician Partners says now is the perfect time to talk about what meats we’re grilling and how we’re grilling them. First, traditional cookout foods such as hamburgers and hot dogs are
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Retinopathy screenings for diabetics

Dr. Marcus Salo explains why the world’s number one cause of blindness is diabetic retinopathy.

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Men: Tips for a longer and healthier life

The formula for a healthier life? It's pretty simple: See your doctor regularly, eat right, stay active, watch your weight, don't smoke and mind your mental health.

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Classes and Events

Classes & Events

Roper St. Francis Healthcare offers many educational classes, programs, and special events such as health fairs to promote health and wellness to our patients and throughout the community. 

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DIET MISTAKE: Consuming sugar-free everything

Research shows that sugar alternatives can increase cravings and cause you to overcompensate for the missed item by overeating.

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