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Pain Management, Substance Use, Chiropractic, and Rheumatology

Quality health is essential to overall quality of life and includes both physical and mental wellbeing. HopeHealth offers assistance to help you meet your mental and physical needs.

HopeHealth on Palmetto Street

Substance Use Disorder Treatment

  • Counseling: HopeHealth’s substance use disorder services include substance use assessment, drug screenings and counseling for opioid and other addictions. Assessment and counseling are provided by licensed addictions counselors who are skilled in facilitating patients’ successful recovery..
  • Medication Assisted Treatment: Additionally, we offer access to medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction at our Palmetto Street and Kingstree locations. Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) combines behavioral therapy and medications to treat substance use disorders. Our MAT providers are certified Buprenorphine Treatment Practitioners authorized to treat opioid dependency with buprenorphine (Suboxone). In addition to Suboxone, medications like Vivitrol are also available to facilitate patients’ recovery.

Chiropractic Services

HopeHealth provides chiropractic care services in Florence, SC. Recognizing the need for integrated medicine, HopeHealth began offering chiropractic care in November 2014. Dr. Brian Hutcheson and Dr. Kunal Patel provide diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal, biomechanical and neurological disorders. While chiropractic care is a specialty service, our providers help people of all ages with a wide variety of conditions, including joint pain, headaches, strained muscles, numbness and tingling, as well as balance issues. Additionally, chiropractic care services help rehabilitate patients involved in trauma or injury, as well as following surgery, and is also known to alleviate discomfort and pain during pregnancy, as well as provide relief from colic and constipation in infants.

Chiropractic care collaborations with primary care providers give patients a unique assessment; one that takes into account the patients’ physical form and deviations from their individual norm. Chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between the body’s structure and its function. Chiropractic care is a philosophy, science and art; a system of adjusting the spine without the use of surgical means to correct areas with reduced coordination.

Rheumatology

Most everyone has some joint or muscle pain once in a while that will go away on its own over time. However, when patients complain of pain that affects activities of daily living and interferes with enjoying the activities they love, they may be suffering from an autoimmune or rheumatic disease. These carry symptoms that affect the joints, muscles, and bones. Without proper treatment, pain, swelling, stiffness can occur and progress further to joint damage. Rheumatology involves the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases to manage or alleviate symptoms and prevent further damage or deformity of the affected joints.

Rheumatology services in Florence

HopeHealth opened its rheumatology department in January 2019 after it became apparent that many patients were suffering from autoimmune diseases such as arthritis and osteoporosis.  As part of our integrated care approach, we address your health holistically, which includes family medicine as well as specialty medicine. Dr. Supen Patel, Dr. J. Harrell Docherty, and  Melissa Felder, FNP, use a team approach to treat patients with rheumatic disorders or diseases.

Pain Management Services

HopeHealth offers Pain Management to help reduce, and/or eliminate chronic pain through consistent and relevant treatment and intervention. HopeHealth Pain Management is committed to helping patients identify their cause of pain, and the appropriate and effective treatment options including: medications, physical therapy, behavioral health, relaxation techniques, and meditation.

Our Providers

Danielle Williams, MS, CACII, LPC

Specialties
Substance Use Disorders
Degrees and Certifications
Bachelor of Arts in Experimental Psychology, University of South Carolina
Master of Science in Applied Psychology, Francis Marion University
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Ernie Kirkland, MS, CACII, LPC

Specialties
Substance Abuse & Addictions Counseling
Degrees and Certifications
Licensed Professional Counselor and Credentialed Clinical Addictions Counselor II
Master of Science in Psychology, Francis Marion University, Florence, SC, 1992
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Stephanie Ferguson, FNP-C

Specialties
Degrees and Certifications
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Francis Marion University, Florence, SC Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Francis Marion University, Florence, SC Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN American Association of Nurse Practitioners
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Gregory Browning, MD

Specialties
Family Medicine
Degrees and Certifications
Bachelor of Science in Biology & Chemistry, Charleston Southern University, Charleston, SC, 1969
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Medical University of Charleston, Charleston, SC, 1974
Doctor of Medicine, Medical University of Charleston, Charleston, SC, 1981
Family Practice Residency, McLeod Family Practice, Florence, SC, 1984
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Supen Patel, MD

Specialties
Rheumatology Internal Medicine
Degrees and Certifications
Doctor of Medicine, University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biology, Houston Baptist University Fellowship Training in Rheumatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA Residencies in Internal Medicine (2), Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA Board certified in Rheumatology Board certified in Internal Medicine
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Melissa Felder, FNP

Specialties
Degrees and Certifications
Master of Nursing with specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner, Walden University Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Francis Marion University, Florence, SC
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Brian Hutcheson, DC

Specialties
Chiropractic Medicine, Acupuncture, Functional Dry Needling
Degrees and Certifications
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2008
Doctor of Chiropractic, National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL, 2013
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Kunal Patel, DC

Specialties
Chiropractic Medicine. Functional Dry Needling
Degrees and Certifications
Doctor of Chiropractic, Sherman College of Chiropractic, Spartanburg, South Carolina Associate of Science, Pre-Med, Pennsylvania State College, York, Pennsylvania
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Nicole Cogdell-Quick, LPC/S

Specialties
Degrees and Certifications
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with Sociology minor, Francis Marion University, Florence, South Carolina Master of Arts in Psychology, Professional Counseling, Argosy University, Atlanta, Georgia
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Marsha Tunstall, LPC, LAC

Specialties
Degrees and Certifications
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Coker College, Hartsville, S.C. Master of Arts in Professional Counseling, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
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J. Harrell Docherty, Jr., MD

Specialties
Rheumatology
Degrees and Certifications
Fellowship, Rheumatology, University of Tennessee, Memphis; Doctor of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston; Residency, University of Tennessee, Memphis; Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Tennessee, Memphis
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Debbie Matthews, MSN, APRN, FNP

Specialties
Family Medicine
Degrees and Certifications
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, 1995
Master of Science in Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 2000
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Chatonia Smalls, LISW-CP

Specialties
Degrees and Certifications
Master of Social Work, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC Bachelor of Social Work, Coker College, Hartsville, SC
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