Biography


Where he was raised:

Dr. Marler is originally from Durham, North Carolina, however he has lived in many places since his childhood-
New York City, London (England), Montreal (Canada), Los Angeles, Worcester (MA), Columbia (SC), and
Greer (SC).

What inspired him to become a doctor:

In 1987 Dr. Marler was inspired to become a physician after volunteering a year with Mother Teresa's Sisters of Charity in Calcutta, India, and Kathmandu, Nepal. On several occasions Mother Teresa met with the volunteers. The Sisters of Charity deeply inspired Dr. Marler with their example of Christian faith, charity,
service and humility.

His education background:

Dr. Marler completed a B.A. in Communication Studies at S.U.N.Y, Plattsburgh, N.Y. He pursued undergraduate studies in Microbiology at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. His medical school training was at New York
Medical College, Valhalla, NY. Dr. Marler completed residency in Internal Medicine at University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA. He is board certified in Internal Medicine.

His professional history:

Dr. Marler moved to Columbia, SC, in 1999 to complete a two year National Health Service Corps (Public Health) commitment at Waverly Family Practice on Gervais Street (Eau Claire Cooperative).

In 2001 he worked as an Assistant Professor for the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of South Carolina Specialty Clinics, across from Richland Memorial Hospital. Dr. Marler's responsibilities at USC included teaching medical residents outpatient and inpatient care, as well as seeing private patients in the faculty practice.

He was a frequent guest physician on WIS-TV in 2001 on the Sunrise Show hosted by Judi Gatson.

In 2003 Dr. Marler was commissioned by the State of South Carolina to update South Carolina's Dept. of Transportation (DOT) medical exam form used by thousands of commercial drivers in the State.

Dr. Marler worked as Medical Director of Longs Pharmacy in Columbia.
He founded a solo practice in 2003, Millbrook Internal Medicine. After nine years of managing a successful practice, faced with the changing climate of healthcare reimbursement, Dr. Marler decided to pursue hospital based outpatient medicine.

January 2013 he joined Piedmont Internal Medicine West (Mary Black Health System) in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  Since 2014 he has served as Assistant Clinical Professor at VCOM, precepting outpatient medicine to student doctors.

March 2015 Dr. Marler joined a newly established practice in downtown Greenville-St. Francis Primary Care Downtown located across from St. Francis Hospital Emergency Room (Bon Secours St. Francis Health System).

Eric D. Marler, M.D.
Internal Medicine

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