The body's endocrine system plays a critical role in your health by producing, storing and secreting hormones involved in metabolism, growth, reproduction, sleep, mood and other functions.
At Tidelands Health, we take a holistic approach to diagnosing and treating disorders of the endocrine system. Our endocrinology specialists work closely with team members from across our organization to treat a broad range of conditions, including:
Diabetes Prevention and Support
Diabetes is the most common endocrine disorder diagnosed in the U.S., and it is more prevalent in Georgetown and Horry counties than in the nation as a whole. That's why we offer a broad range of programs designed to help prevent and manage the condition.
- The Tidelands Health diabetes prevention program is a community-based effort that offers education and support to help people improve their health and delay or prevent the onset of diabetes. Our program is one of only a few in South Carolina to earn full recognition from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Call 843-520-8288 for more information.
- Our multifaceted diabetes self-management program is designed to help you learn more about diabetes and how to properly manage the disease. The program, which is accredited by the American Diabetes Association, offers an individualized assessment, customized nutritional plan and class support and instruction.
- Stronger through Movement is a clinically supervised medical fitness program specifically designed for men and women who need to incorporate physical activity into their lifestyle. Available exclusively at Tidelands HealthPoint Center for Health and Fitness, our region’s only medical fitness center, Stronger Through Movement empowers you to safely and enjoyably make fitness part of your life.
- A Walk in the Garden is a unique collaboration between Tidelands Health and Brookgreen Gardens that offers qualifying Tidelands Health Family Medicine patients the opportunity to receive a free, 30-day walking program prescription to Brookgreen. To be eligible to receive a prescription, you must be a patient at a Tidelands Health Family Medicine practice, at least 40 years old, not physically active and have one or more cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension or diabetes. Your physician will determine if the program is right for you.