Dr. Marcy B. Bolster, MD

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Specializes in Rheumatology • Female • Age 52

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Dr. Bolster's Experience

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Hospital Quality

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Musc Medical Center
171 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Medical University of South Carolina - Rheumatology & Immunology
Medical University of South Carolina - Rheumatology & Immunology
135 Rutledge St
Charleston, SC 29425
Medical University of South Carolina - Rheumatology & Immunology
Medical University of South Carolina Medical Plaza
2125 Charlie Hall Blvd
Charleston, SC 29414
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    Dr. Bolster's Experience

    Research training, expertise and qualifications

    Specialties

    • Rheumatology

    Board Certifications

    • Internal Medicine, 2001
    • Rheumatology, 1994
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    • Joint Drainage
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Steroid Injections
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    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Amyloidosis
    • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
    • Arthritis
    • Behçet's Disease
    • Bursitis
    • Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Deposition Disease (CPPD)
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Connective Tissue Disorders
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dermatomyositis
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Giant Cell Arteritis
    • Gout
    • Hammer Toe
    • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lupus Erythematosus
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Osteoporosis
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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    • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
    • Polymyositis
    • Raynaud's Disease
    • Rheumatic Diseases
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Scleroderma
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spondylitis
    • Still's Disease
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Systemic Vasculitis
    • Trigger Finger
    • Vasculitis
    • Wegener's Granulomatosis
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    Background Check for Dr. Bolster

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

    Awards

    Media & Publications

    • Applause Award - Patient Recognition Award, 1998
    • The Sir William Osler Award - Intern Teaching Award, 1990
    • Arthritis Foundation Award - Volunteer Service Recognition Award, 1998
    • Senior Resident Research Award, 1991
    • How Do Functional Status and Gastrointestinal Dysfunction Influence Depression Among Patients with Systemic Sclerosis?, 2004
    • Patterns of Emergency Room Visits in a Multi-Ethnic Population of Patients with Systemic Sclerosis, 2004
    • Correlates of depression, including overall and gastrointestinal functional status, among patients with systemic sclerosis, 2005
    • The Influence of Renal Disease and Race on In-Hospital Mortality Among Patients with Systemic Sclerosis, 2004
    • Concordance of BAL and HRCT in the Scleroderma Lung Study, 2003
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Duke University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1988

    Internship Hospital

    Eastern Virginia Graduate School Of Medicine
    Complete in 1989

    Residency Hospital

    Eastern Virginia Graduate School Of Medicine

    Fellowship Hospital

    Medical University Of South Carolina

    Undergraduate Schools

    Duke University, B.A. Chemistry
    Graduated in 1984
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Bolster & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
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    Dr. Bolster's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Bolster

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bolster to family and friends

    7 responses
    below
    national average

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    Dr. Bolster's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    7 responses
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    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    7 responses
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    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes 7 responses
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    Experience with Dr. Bolster
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    7 responses
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    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    7 responses
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    How well provider listens and answers questions
    7 responses
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    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    7 responses
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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Bolster accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does she accept?

    • Aetna
    • American Republic
    • Assurant Health
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • CHAMPVA
    • Cigna
    • Commercial Insurance Company
    • First Choice Health
    • Humana
    • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
    • MedCost
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare
    • Mutual of Omaha
    • National Elevator
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    • NGS CoreSource
    • Tricare
    • United Healthcare
    • Universal American
    • Wells Fargo Insurance
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    Office Locations

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    Medical University of South Carolina - Rheumatology & Immunology
    Medical University of South Carolina Medical Plaza
    2125 Charlie Hall Blvd
    Charleston, SC 29414
    1-888-792-4990 (Office)
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