Health briefs for August 10th-16th

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BMH Lowcountry Medical Group adds PA

Margaret Miler
Margaret Miler

Beaufort Memorial Lowcountry Medical Group has added a new board-certified physician assistant to its medical staff. 

Margaret Miler, PA-C, will be working with board-certified gastroenterologists Drs. John Crisologo and Richard Stewart. The GI team also includes board-certified physician assistant Kimberly Thorpe.

A Charleston native, Miler joined the busy multi-specialty practice after working a year at East Cooper Coastal Family Physicians in Mount Pleasant. Her duties at the internal medicine clinic, which specializes in geriatric care, included performing physical exams; ordering and interpreting labs and other diagnostic studies; making diagnoses and developing and implementing treatment plans; and overseeing care and follow-up for hospitalized patients. 

A magna cum laude graduate of the College of Charleston with a degree in biology, Miler served as a certified medical assistant in Summerville for a year before beginning her physician assistant studies at the Medical University of South Carolina. She graduated in 2015 following five-week rotations in eight different specialties, including Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics and Family Medicine. 

Miler has been an active volunteer with several local charitable organizations in Charleston, including a yoga marathon for Louie’s Kids and a yoga flow for clean water benefiting Water Mission. In 2012, she participated in a medical mission trip to Costa Rica.

Along with the GI practitioners, Lowcountry Medical Group includes specialists in family and internal medicine, gynecology and cardiology. 

To make an appointment with Miler or any of the practice’s health care providers, call 843-770-0404.

Alzheimer’s patients topic of discussion

As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect.  

RiverOaks Assisted Living is offering a discussion on tips on how to communicate with a person struggling with Alzheimer’s.

This discussion will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at RiverOaks Assisted Living, 1251 Lady’s Island Drive in Port Royal.

To reserve a space and for more information, contact Candace at 843-521-2298 or via email at

This free educational program is hosted by RiverOaks Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s Family Service of Greater Beaufort.