The John Morrison White Clinic is a research, academic and service
unit of the Lancaster campus of the University of South Carolina.
The well equipped cardiovascular and pulmonary laboratories, along
with the nutritional and body composition assessment capabilities
make the clinic unique within the USC System. Numerous activities,
projects and services are conducted in the Clinic by USCL faculty
and staff, with the support of consulting physicians and other health
care professionals in the Lancaster Community. The Clinic
is involved in cooperative programs with the USC Schools of Medicine
and Public Health, with students
from both schools working here throughout the year.
LANCASTER AREA CARDIAC REHABILITATION PROGRAM
In cooperation withthe South
Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department, USC Lancaster
provides a comprehensive program of cardiac rehabilitation
for Lancaster and the surrounding counties, including some in North
Carolina. The multidisciplined program is fully certified
by the Joint Committee on Cardiovascular Rehabilitation of the South
Carolina Medical Association and the South Carolina Affiliate
of the American Heart Association.
The cardiac rehabilitation program consists of three phases of
active participation by the patient in his or her recovery from
heart disease. Phase I takes place in the hospital and consists
of the initial educational aspects of the program, progressive self-care
and light physical activity.
Phase II is the first part of the program which is conducted in
the J. M. White Clinic. Patients should enter this phase as
soon as medically feasible following discharge from the hospital.
The educational activities are expanded, as more emphasis is placed
on the exercise portion of the program. Phase II participants
come to the clinic three (3) days per week for 12 weeks of medically
prescribed and monitored exercise. The cost of Phase II is
reimbursed by many insurance carriers, including Medicare, within
individual contract limitations. A physician and an exercise
physiologist supervise the program. Registered nurses, registered
dietitians and vocational counselors work with each patient to help
him or her learn how to make any required changes in life-style.
Support is provided in the areas of nutrition and weight control,
and in returning to work when appropriate. Assistance with
individual special needs can also be provided. The ultimate
goal of the program is to help each patient return to a healthy,
active, high quality life.
Phase III, lasting 6 to 12 months following Phase II, is an option
for those who want to continue in a supervised setting. All
of the services of Phase II are available, but the medical monitoring
is not provided. A fee is charged for participation in Phase
Physician Referral is required for participation
in the cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs. Medical records
must also be provided.
Similar to the cardiac rehabilitation program, this service provides
medically prescribed and monitored exercise therapy for patients
suffering from various respiratory conditions. Supplemental
oxygen is available for use during exercise when requested by
a physician. The appropriate educational services are also
available to pulmonary patients. Fees are charged for this
Physician Referral is required for participation
in the cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs. Medical
records must also be provided.
The J. M. White Clinic is equipped to conduct metabolic, cardiovascular
and pulmonary exercise stress testing with state-of-the-art equipment.
This testing is required upon entry and exit for all cardiac and
pulmonary rehabilitation patients. The service is available
to others when requested by a physician or otherwise indicated by
accepted standards of medical practice. All results will be
interpreted by the Clinic Medical Director. Reports will be
sent to appropriate parties if requested by the patient. Fees
apply for these services. Insurance forms will be filed upon
NUTRITIONAL AND BODY COMPOSITION ASSESSMENT
Computerized dietary assessment can be conducted in the Clinic.
The program data base is regularly updated in an attempt to maintain
the validity of the assessment.
Body composition can be determined by appropriate anthropometric
measurements and hydrostatic (underwater) weighing. These
remain the most reliable and validated methods available.
Reports of the results, with explanations and recommendations will
be provided. Follow-up services are also available.
Fees apply for these services.
CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENTAL
EXERCISE AND NUTRITIONAL RESEARCH
The importance of physical activity and nutritional status during
the life cycle has been given considerable attention recently, both
in the media and by the scientific community. Most of our
current knowledge, however, is focused on the young adult and middle-aged
segments of society. There are a number of health related
issues involving both children and older persons that remain open
for investigation. The J. M. White Clinic conducts an ongoing
research program dealing with the mechanisms of exercise and nutrition
as they relate to health status and age. The purpose of the
research aspect of the Clinic operation is to contribute to the
existing knowledge in these specific areas. Faculty from both
the Lancaster and Columbia campuses of USC are involved in this
research, as are graduate students from the Schools of Public Health
Research is an important part of our mission, especially as health
issues are coming more and more to the forefront in every aspect
of our lives. From time to time, these research projects will
require volunteer subjects. Some of these projects have intervention
services associated with them which offer direct benefit to participants,
while others are strictly research based.
If you are interested in any aspect of the programs
and services of the John Morrison White Clinic, please call or come
visit the Clinic on the Lancaster campus of the University of South
Carolina. The Clinic is located on the
campus of USC Lancaster in the Carole Ray Dowling Health Services
CONTACT THE CLINIC AT:
512 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster, South Carolina 29720
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Phone (803) 313-7104, Fax (803) 313-7130
The University of South Carolina
offers equal opportunity in its employment, admissions, educational
activities and services, in accordance with Title IX of the
Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973 and other State and Federal non-discrimination laws.