Special interests in preventive health, geriatrics and sleep medicine.
Dr. Marler was born in Durham, North Carolina but through his lifetime has lived in numerous places-New York City suburbs, London (England), Montreal (Canada), Los Angeles, Worcester (MA), Columbia (SC), and most recently Greer (SC).
In 1987 he was inspired to work with Mother Teresa of Calcutta after training in radio and television broadcasting. He spent a year in Calcutta, India and Kathmandu, Nepal, volunteering with the Sisters of Charity. He and local volunteers met occasionally with Mother Teresa. Dr. Marler was deeply inspired by the sister's model of charity and Christian faith. After several years of studies in Microbiology at McGill University (Canada) he was accepted into medical school.
Dr. Marler moved to Columbia, SC, in 1999 to complete a 2 year National Health Service Corps (Public Health) commitment at Waverly Family Practice on Gervais Street (Eau Claire Cooperative). In 2001 he worked as an Assistant Professor for the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of South Carolina Specialty Clinic. Dr. Marler's responsibilities included teaching Internal Medicine residents outpatient and inpatient care, as well as seeing private patients in the faculty practice. He was a frequent guest physician on WIS-TV in 2001 on the Sunrise Show hosted by Judi Gatson. In 2003 Dr. Marler was commissioned by the State of South Carolina to update South Carolina's Dept. of Transportation (DOT) medical exam form used by thousands of commercial drivers in the State. Dr. Marler worked as Medical Director of Longs Pharmacy in Columbia. He founded a solo practice in 2003, Millbrook Internal Medicine.
After nine years of managing a successful practice, faced with the changing climate of healthcare reimbursement, Dr.Marler decided to pursue hospital based outpatient medicine. In 2013 he joined Piedmont Internal Medicine West (Mary Black Health System) in Spartanburg, South Carolina. March 2015 Dr. Marler joined Bon Secours Medical Group in Greenville at St. Francis Primary Care Downtown, and in February 2017 Woodward Medical Center. He is a preceptor physician with VCOM-Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine of Spartanburg, SC, teaching third year medical students, and a preceptor of nurse practitioners with Bon Secours St. Francis.
He is accepting new patients including Medicare and Medicaid.