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Education Programs

Education Programs

The South Carolina chapter offers scleroderma education programs locally with leading experts in the field to help individuals understand their disease, cope with the challenges of their symptoms, and find their best path forward. Our chapter also helps identify local resources available to individuals affected by scleroderma through public and private entities.

Local Resources:

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

Division of Rheumatology

Clinical Sciences Building, CSB
96 Jonathan Lucas Street
Floor: 8th Floor
Suite: 822
MSC Code: 637
Charleston, SC 29425
Main: 843-792-1991
Scheduling: 843-876-0615
Fax: 843-792-7121

Lexington Rheumatology
146 E Hospital Dr Suite 550
West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 936-7410


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
  • West Columbia Branch (803) 786-6900, 3229 Sunset Blvd Ste C, West Columbia, SC 29169