Get the facts about birth control so you can decide which type is right for you.
- Birth Control Facts about birth control to help decide which type is right for you.
- Type 2 Diabetes Basic facts about type 2 diabetes & risk factors to be aware of.
- COPD Get the facts about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including symptoms and complications.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Facts about carpal tunnel syndrome, including the causes and symptoms.
- Diabetic Macular Edema Facts about diabetic macular edema, including the different types.
- Fibromyalgia Facts about fibromyalgia, including the symptoms and conditions.
- Flu Facts about influenza (flu), including symptoms and vaccines.
- GERD Get the facts about gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
- Gout Get the facts about gout, including the risk factors.
- Lupus Get the facts about lupus, including symptoms, risk factors, and the different types.
- View All Care Guides Prepare for your next visit with our extensive library of Care Guides
About Dr. Frank E Harper
Dr. Frank E Harper, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Mount Pleasant, SC. He has 43 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. Dr. Harper is affiliated with Roper Hospital and East Cooper Regional Medical Center. He speaks English.
Book Online Now
Dr. Frank E Harper has the following 2 specialties
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.<br>These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.
Dr. Frank E Harper has the following 10 expertise
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Rheumatic Diseases
Dr. Frank E Harper is Board Certified in 2 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
Showing 5 of 5
Self-verified patient of Dr. Frank E Harper - Posted on December 13th, 2015
Doc Harper is quite a talker. He is generally kind and concerned about his patients. Staff have not followed through with requests, won't discuss situations by phone or let you speak directly with doctor, impolite by phone, and do not return calls during work hours, and neglect to tell needed info.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Frank E Harper - Posted on December 16th, 2013
Best Doctor Ever
Self-verified patient of Dr. Frank E Harper - Posted on April 18th, 2013
I have recommended Dr. Harper to many, including my own family. He is the kindest most detailed doctor ever. He has treated me for FM and other arthritis for over 10 years. He treats me without using narcotics 99% of the time. He helped me get through pregnancy with FM. He probably saved my life or my sanity when other doctors doubted me. Can not say enough good things about him. I live 3 hours to see him!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Frank E Harper - Posted on July 5th, 2012
Self-verified patient of Dr. Frank E Harper - Posted on June 30th, 2009
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Dr. Harper is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
43 Years Experience
Medical University Of South Carolina College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1975
Dr. Frank E Harper Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
BCBS South Carolina
- BCBS South Carolina
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsEAST COOPER RHEUMATOLOGY PA, 890 Johnnie Dodds Blvd Ste 2A, Mount Pleasant, SC
Take a minute to learn about Dr. Frank E Harper, MD - Rheumatology in Mount Pleasant, SC, in this video.
Dr. Frank E Harper is similar to the following 4 Doctors near Mount Pleasant, SC.