Dr Abess is a psychiatrist and is associated with Roper and Bon Secours St. Francis Xavier Hospitals. He also does private practice in peninsular Charleston, South Carolina. His private practice is located on State Street in the historic French quarter. He is a very experienced doctor who expresses information concisely and logically. He is the first doctor in South Carolina to develop a medical website and to incorporate tele-video with patients when appropriate. He has an MD in Psychiatry from the Medical University of South Carolina.