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South Carolinians Struggle to Access Vascular Specialists

South Carolinians Struggle to Access Vascular Specialists

Zachary M. Arthurs, MD

“We’re trying to break down those barriers,” said Dr. Zachary M. Arthurs of Coastal Vascular & Vein Center. The new ambulatory surgery center is more convenient, with “easy parking, easy access, easy hours.” CVVC will experiment with after-normal-business hours opportunities on Tuesdays or Thursdays or regularly opening a Saturday for scheduling.
The impact of after-hours availability is “improving access to get revascularization done.” For patients relying on a social system for transportation, the flexibility of extended hours allows them the opportunity to make appointments without disrupting the work schedules of their children or neighbors.

“The big picture is we’re expanding access to care,” said Dr. Arthurs. CVVC’s ambulatory surgery center is the first vascular-specific center in South Carolina. “That speaks to how committed we are,” said Dr. Arthurs, attesting to the state’s efforts to bring this lifesaving care to the patients that need it.
Extensions of this commitment are the limb salvage and wound care centers.

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