Dr. Player joined the Research Fellowship at MUSC Family Medicine and the Clinical Research Masters Program (MSCR) in the College of Graduate Studies at MUSC in July 2005. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, and is the co-director of the Scholars Program for the Residency. He also mentors students in the Masters of Clinical Research program at MUSC. His clinical and research interests include electronic health visits and video visits and since 2015 has worked with telemedicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) developing, implementing and evaluating a successful acute asynchronous e-visit program, and is currently involved in projects to develop and expand e-visits for chronic medical issues including smoking cessation, COPD, and diabetes. Additionally, he is working with MUSC’s HRSA sponsored Telehealth Center of Excellence to study telemedicine in primary care. Dr. Player has an on-going telemedicine project to provide pre-exposure prophylaxis therapy to individuals in South Carolina at high risk for HIV transmission. Additionally, he has completed training and received the medication assistance treatment (MAT) waiver for prescribing buprenorphine. He is working on initiatives to expand MAT training for family medicine residents and is interested in expanding telemedicine work to incorporate MAT.
Dr. Player has presented on numerous telemedicine topics at state, national and international family medicine and telemedicine conferences, including the North American Primary Research Group (NAPCRG) and the American Telemedicine Association’s annual conferences in Orlando (2017) and Chicago (2018). He serves at the vice-chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians member interest group on telemedicine. In December 2018, he and colleagues published a paper on their acute e-visit program in a special telemedicine edition of the journal Health Affairs, and Dr. Player presented those findings at a special forum at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.