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Old 07-18-2012, 06:21 PM
NameDr. March E Seabrook
Address131 Summerplace Drive
 West Columbia, South Carolina, 29169
 United States
Websitehttp://www.scgastro.com
PhoneUnknown
BioFrom Consultants in Gastroenterology website:

"Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the US - and every four minutes, someone is diagnosed. Our state has a higher rate for those diagnosed with colon cancer than the national average. It is my life's work to do something to change that."

Hometown: Anderson, SC

Undergraduate Degree: Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC, Cum Laude with a BS in Biology

Medical Degree: University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia SC

Residency: University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia SC

GI Fellowship: University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia SC

Board Certifications: Gastroenterology & Internal Medicine

Membership: SC Medical Association; Lexington Medical Association; American Medical Association; American College of Gastroenterology; American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review

Noteworthy: Founding Member & Past President of the SC Gastroenterology Association; Past Chief of Medical Staff at Lexington Medical Center

Hospital Affiliations: Lexington Medical Center, Palmetto Health Richland, Providence Hospital, Providence Northeast
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07-18-2012, 06:28 PM   #2
elizamt
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: South Carolina
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Seabrook! I was first diagnosed after having surgery in Raleigh, NC. As a student in Columbia, SC, I was worried about finding a doctor without referrals from trusted friends and family. A classmate's father practices with Dr. Seabrook and was able to get me an appointment, for which I am eternally grateful.

Dr. Seabrook is entirely willing to take things at a pace comfortable to me, whether that means taking a wait-and-see approach or aggressively tackling my symptoms. He's also exceptionally honest with me about my prognosis and his medical opinion, which is a trait I value highly. I prefer to know the truth, rather than having a doctor beat around the bush to try and sugarcoat things and pocket more money.

Furthermore, Dr. Seabrook is quite obviously knowledgeable about Crohn's disease, as reflected by his many academic and professional accolades. More importantly, Dr. Seabrook is exceptionally personable and makes me feel comfortable with this strange new disease.

Because he practices as part of a gastroenterology-specialist group, Dr. Seabrook is very accessible. I have called his offices many, many times and always receive a call back from his nurse within just a few hours. In addition, I have utilized the "emergency after-hours" line for the practice and was pleased with the results. Within an hour of leaving a voicemail, one of Dr. Seabrook's colleagues returned my call and helped me decide which course of action to take. The following day, I received a call from Seabrook's nurse, as both she and the doctor wanted to ensure everything was okay.

Overall, Dr. Seabrook is a wonderful doctor and, more importantly, a wonderful person. If anyone I knew needed a GI referral, I would urge them to contact Seabrook or his colleagues.

Rating:
5 / 5 Bedside Manner
5 / 5 Knowledgeable
5 / 5 Open to alternative treatments
5 / 5 Ease of accessibility
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Dx: May 2011
Surgery: Ileocecal resection May 2011 (~13 in)
Meds: 500mg Pentasa 4x/day
B12 Injections 1x/month
Iron 45 mg for Anemia
Vitamin D 1000 mcg
Thinking about starting Remicade or Humira
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