September 2013


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 Take a look at what's going on at St. Francis this month:



Back Care Yoga


Chair Yoga


Yoga for Cancer Survivors


Balanced Life Yoga


Yoga for Cancer Survivors


Breastfeeding Support Group


Natural Family Planning


Fibromyalgia Seminar


Heart Saver CPR AED (Adult, Infant and Child)


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Featured Article


This summer, Governor Haley signed a bill to better identify and treat concussion in student athletes at high school sporting events. As part of the bill, student athletes who are suspected of having a concussion must be removed from practice or competition until he or she has been evaluated by a trained medical professional and has received written medical clearance. Please continue reading to learn more:

Concussion: Do You Know the Signs?


Concussion Symptoms

Symptoms reported by the athlete can include a headache or pressure in the head, nausea or vomiting, balance problems, vision problems, concentration or memory problems and confusion. Others may notice the athlete appearing dazed, confused, clumsy and forgetful.


If a student athlete exhibits these behaviors, he or she should be taken out of play and seek medical attention.


St. Francis has Emergency Rooms at both ST. FRANCIS downtown and ST. FRANCIS eastside, as well as Bon Secours Express Care, an urgent care facility in downtown Greenville. After Hours Care (primary care after hours and on weekends) is also available at ST. FRANCIS millennium and in Travelers Rest, and the 675-HURT line is always available to take calls regarding potential sports injuries.


Visit St. Francis Sports Medicine's concussion web page for more information about concussion. 

Fibromyalgia Seminar

Are you living with chronic, widespread pain? Do your symptoms flare up according to changes in the weather? Join us for a free seminar to learn more about the symptoms and treatments options for fibromyalgia, a chronic disorder affecting more than five million Americans.


If prescription medicine hasn't worked for you, you owe it to yourself to learn about Bon Secours St. Francis Fibromyalgia Restorative Care Program.


Participation limited to first 50 guests. Register now!  

Clemson Honorary Game Captain


Football season has finally arrived, and Bon Secours St. Francis is proud to have the chance to honor seven very special football fans in the Upstate. As part of our sponsorship of the Clemson Honorary Game Captains, one of our remarkable patients will be named Honorary Game Captain for each of the seven home games this season. The Honorary Game Captain will be honored on the field of Memorial Stadium during the second half and featured on The Dabo Swinney Show.


20-year-old cancer survivor Johnny Waldun was our first Honorary Game Captain for the Clemson vs. University of Georgia game last weekend. To learn more about Johnny's story and how St. Francis helped support him on his journey to health and wholeness, watch his video. Check our Honorary Game Captains page the day before each home game to see each game captain's story.




New Pages to Like!

St. Francis has three new Facebook pages:


St. Francis Sports Medicine: Get behind-the-scenes coverage of all types of community sporting events in the Upstate, see photos from Upstate sporting events, get up-to-the-minute scores from teams we cover, injury prevention tips, and more!


St. Francis Baby: A great community for new moms and moms-to-be in the Upstate. From fun baby photo contests to pregnancy and breastfeeding tips, St. Francis Baby's facebook page is your source for mommy info!


St. Francis HealThy Self: Looking for healthy eating ideas? Follow St. Francis HealThy Self for nutritious and delicious recipes, exercise tips and all types of ways to stay healthy!


Browse all of Bon Secours St. Francis and Bon Secours Medical Group Facebook pages here>>

Welcome to the Bon Secours Medical Group Family!


Neerja Arya, MD, MPH

Bon Secours Geriatric Care


Rebecca Barksdale, MD  
Barksdale Family Medical Center


John Burrell, MD

Bon Secours Family Medical Center


Erin Dickert, MD

Upstate Maternal Fetal Medicine


Carolyn Fields, MD  
Paris View Family Practice


Travis Greer, MD

Palmetto Pulmonary


Arvin Raheja, MD  
Women's Healthcare


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