HealthLinks Charleston May/June 2022

www. Char l es tonPhys i c i ans . com | www.Hea l thL i nksChar l es ton . com | 59 BEST PATIENT ADVOCATE Things can get overwhelming and confusing sometimes when dealing with medical knowledge out of your wheelhouse. Laura Boykin of Trident Medical Center helps the wheels keep turning, identifying opportunities for communication and amplifying your needs as a patient. BEST PEDIATRIC AFTER HOURS CLINIC As an extension of its commitment to compassion and advocacy for every patient and family, regardless of the time of day, Coastal Pediatric Associates is South Carolina’s choice for Best Pediatric After Hours Clinic. BEST PEDIATRIC DENTIST Even if they will need braces, there is no need for children to brace themselves when they come into the child-friendly office of Dr. Randall Pagenkopf – just call him Dr. Randy. His “floss-ophy” for the best care is working together with a team of pediatricians and other dental specialists. BEST PEDIATRIC PRACTICE Coastal Pediatric Associates makes obtaining great medical care a breeze so you and your children can coast into a healthy lifestyle. They take great pride in being compassionate, relentless advocates for patients and their families. BEST PEDIATRICIAN Contrary to the small size of some of his patients, Dr. Stephen Stripling of Coastal Pediatric Research has huge “patients” when it comes to delivering excellent care to infants, children and adolescents. HealthLinks’ readers voted him the Best Pediatrician. BEST PERIODONTIST Having anything less than great care can be pretty “jawing.” Luckily, HealthLinks’ readers have identified Dr. Jeffrey Laro of the Center for Periodontics and Implant Dentistry as the best for dental implants and the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. BEST PERSONAL TRAINER Empower your health and happiness journey with the powerful ethos of Joey Welling of Ethos Athletic Club. He founded the club and the culture and energy rooted in integrity, discipline and growth. He is committed to positivity and empowerment to cultivate confident, strong and healthy athletes. BEST PHARMACIST A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, and a great pharmacist helps you get it! Joe Gandy of Delta Pharmacy earned top honors with our readers for helping patients manage and access their medications. BEST PHARMACY Make obtaining medicine an easy pill to swallow at Sweetgrass Pharmacy & Compounding. Locally opened and operated, it is committed to personalizing medicine for the entire family, even the pets, and offers services such as compounding and compliance packaging for an improved and customized experience. BEST PHYSICAL THERAPIST The votes are in. Dr. Jonathan Cancienne of Advantage Physical Therapy is the choice of HealthLinks readers for the Best Physical Therapist. He specializes in post-surgical care, chronic pain in athletes, functional training and balance disorders. BEST PICU HealthLinks’ readers’ top “pick” for pediatric intensive care unit is MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital. It offers comprehensive pediatric care in settings designed for children and ease and convenience for parents. BEST PLASTIC SURGEON Uncovering the results of HealthLinks’ readers voting – Dr. Sonny O is the winner for patients looking to uncover their natural beauty. He provides face, body and breast rejuvenation, offering a range of surgical and nonsurgical solutions. BEST PODIATRIST When you are off your feet, you need someone that will get you “heeled” fast. When you can no longer stand it, head to the best – Dr. Andrew Saffer of Carolina Foot & Ankle Specialists – for excellent care. BEST PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR Looking to get yourself in prime health? Make an appointment with a third-generation primary care physician, Dr. Kay Durst with Roper St. Francis Physician Partners. Her passion for lifestyle medicine and commitment to putting herself in her patients’ shoes makes individualized and lasting health care possible. BEST PRIMARY CARE PRACTICE If you are prioritizing pristine primary care, go to Palmetto Primary Care Physicians to improve your lifestyle, detect diseases early and identify more advanced care when you need it.