Partnering with our patients

In partnership with our patients, we believe we can study the effect of treatments to determine a more evidence-based plan of care. We look to accomplish this through thoughtful study design and by keeping our patients at the center of the outcomes measured. Our physicians have been recognized by their peers for their excellence in foot and ankle surgery and serve in regional and national leadership roles.

Research initiatives

Our team is focusing on patient-centered experience research by instituting a collection system for patient reported outcome (PRO) metrics through iPad devices. The belief is that with our patients' perspective on their current state of health and their response to treatment should guide our decision-making.

Our team is also seeking to provide efficient and cost-effective care to our patients. To that end, our physicians are studying the utility of ultrasound to diagnose tendinopathy of the foot and ankle. They believe that this tool, when properly utilized, could allow for a more rapid and dynamic assessment of disease and provide a more cost effective way to deliver care.

The physicians believe that, with our patients, they can study the effect of treatments to determine a more evidence-based plan of care. This can be accomplished with thoughtful study design and by keeping our patients at the center of the outcomes measured.

The Foot and Ankle team continues to stay on the cutting edge of orthopedic research. In academic year 2015, our team applied for more than $400,000 of grant funding. Currently there are six IRB-approved research studies involving foot and ankle patients and look forward to doubling that number during the next calendar year.
 

Our affiliate system

Prisma Health is the largest not-for-profit health organization in South Carolina, serving more than 1.2 million patients annually. Our 30,000 team members are dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of you and your family. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will be rebranded at a later date and will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

Our promise is to: Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference.

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Palmetto Health is becoming Prisma Health. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group is part of Prisma Health.