Dr. Marcy Bolster, MD

Dr. Marcy Bolster, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 56
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Dr. Marcy Bolster, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Charleston, SC and has been practicing for 30 years. She graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in rheumatology.

135 Rutledge Avenue

Charleston, SC 29425

Contact Information

1-888-792-4990

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Dr. Bolster's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bolster treats Osteoporosis more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Bolster treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip
Bone Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bolster treats Bone Disorders more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Bolster treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bolster treats Arthritis more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Bolster treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis

Dr. Bolster's conditions and procedures:

Achilles Tendinitis
Adhesive Capsulitis
Amyloidosis
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
Arthritis
Autoimmune Diseases
Behçet's Disease
Bleeding Disorders
Bone Disorders
Bursitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chondrocalcinosis
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Connective Tissue Disorders
Cryoglobulinemia
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
De Quervain's Disease
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dermatomyositis
Difficulty With Walking
Dupuytren's Contracture
Elbow Injuries
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Fever
Fibromyalgia
Foot Conditions
Gout
Hammer Toe
Hand Conditions
Hepatitis B - Immune Response
Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Joint Pain
Knee Disorders
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Limb Cramp
Limb Pain
Limb Swelling
Low Back Pain
Lupus
Lyme Disease
Malaise and Fatigue
Muscle Weakness
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Plantar Fasciitis
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
Polymyositis
Psoriatic Arthritis
Pulmonary Disease
Purpura
Raynaud's Disease
Rheumatic Diseases
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sarcoidosis
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Sjögren's Syndrome
Spine Disorders
Spondylitis
Spondylosis
Steroid Injection
Still's Disease
Systemic Sclerosis
Temporal Arteritis
Trigger Finger
Trigger Point Injection
Vascular Disease
Vasculitis
Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Marcy Bolster, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Charleston, SC and has been practicing for 30 years. She graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

Medical University Of South Carolina
Fellowship Hospital
Eastern Virginia Graduate School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1989
Eastern Virginia Graduate School Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1988
Duke University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1984
Duke University, B.A. Chemistry
Undergraduate School
1989
1988
1984

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • 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

Media & Publications

  • 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

Dr. Bolster's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bolster

2.7

Based on 7 reviews

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This was one of the worst doctor appointments I've ever experienced. She refused to read the medical history I brought with me, claimed my medical records were not on file after I was told by Mass General that they had indeed been received. She snapped at me because I having a hearing problem and...Read More
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Profound experience (more than 15-20 years), impressive intelligence and curiosity, heightened observation skills [she detected a problem which 4 other physicians overlooked].
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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
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MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
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