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Best Doctors

Aug 22, 2018 09:31AM ● By Emily Stevenson
Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, Best Doctors is a global benefits provider and medical information services company that connects individuals facing difficult medical treatment decisions with the best doctors, selected by impartial peer review in over 450 subspecialties of medicine, to review their diagnosis and treatment plans. Best Doctors seamlessly integrates its services with employers’ other health-related benefits to serve more than 40 million members in every major region of the world.

More than a traditional second opinion, Best Doctors delivers a comprehensive evaluation of a patient’s medical condition – providing value to both patients and treating physicians. By utilizing Best Doctors, members have access to the brightest minds in medicine to ensure the right diagnosis and treatment plan.

Best Doctors’ team of researchers conducts a biennial poll using the methodology that mimics the informal peer-to-peer process doctors themselves use to identify the right specialists for their patients. Using a polling method and proprietary balloting software, they gather the insight and experience of tens of thousands of leading specialists all over the country, while confirming their credentials and specific areas of expertise.

The result is the Best Doctors in America® List, which includes the nation’s most respected specialists and outstanding primary care physicians in the nation. These are the doctors that other doctors recognize as the best in their fields. They cannot pay a fee and are not paid to be listed and cannot nominate or vote for themselves. It is a list which is truly unbiased and respected by the medical profession and patients alike as the source of top quality medical information.

Best Doctors’ innovative services include access to an unrivaled database of physicians who have been selected as the best in their field by other leading physicians, analytics and technology. With every service offered, the goal remains the same: to help people in need get the right diagnosis and treatment, significantly improving health outcomes while reducing costs.

These lists are excerpted from The Best Doctors in America® 2017-2018 database, which includes close to 40,000 U.S. doctors in more than 40 medical specialties and 400 subspecialties. The Best Doctors in America® database is compiled and maintained by Best Doctors, Inc. For more information, visit www.bestdoctors.com or contact Best Doctors by telephone at 800-675-1199 or by e-mail at research@bestdoctors.com. Please note that lists of doctors are not available on the Best Doctors Web site.

“Best Doctors, Inc., has used its best efforts in assembling material for this list, but does not warrant that the information contained herein is complete or accurate, and does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person or other party for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein, whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause.

Copyright 2018, Best Doctors, Inc.  Used under license, all rights reserved. This list, or any parts thereof, must not be reproduced in any form without written permission from Best Doctors, Inc.  No commercial use of the information in this list may be made without the permission of Best Doctors, Inc.  No fees may be charged, directly or indirectly, for the use of the information in this list without permission.

Best Doctors, Inc. is the only authorized source of the official Best Doctors in America® plaque and other recognition items. Best Doctors does not authorize, contract with or license any organization to sell recognition items for Best Doctors, Inc.  Please contact Best Doctors at plaques@bestdoctors.com with any questions. For more information or to order visit usplaques.bestdoctors..com or call 617-963-1167.

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Cardiovascular Disease
    Amy Rawl Epps
    Lexington Cardiology
    Lexington Medical Park 1
    2728 Sunset Blvd, Ste 300
    West Columbia, SC  29169
    Phone: 803-744-4900

    Jennifer A. Feldman
    Palmetto Health - USC Medical Group
    Palmetto Heart
    8 Richland Medical Park Dr, Ste 100
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-434-3800

    William Joseph Hollins II
    Columbia Heart
    8 Richland Medical Park Dr, Ste 300
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-256-6511

    Robert Malanuk
    Lexington Cardiology
    Lexington Medical Park 1
    2728 Sunset Blvd, Ste 300
    West Columbia, SC  29169
    Phone: 803-744-4900

Dermatology
    Jim C. Chow
    Columbia Skin Clinic
    3 Richland Medical Park Dr, Ste 500
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-779-7316

    Annette W. Lynn
    Carolinas Dermatology Group
    1706 Saint Julian Pl
    Columbia, SC  29204
    Phone: 803-771-7506

Family Medicine
    Brian Cline
    Lexington Family Practice Northeast
    76 Polo Rd
    Columbia, SC  29223
    Phone: 803-699-7255

    Gerald A. Fishman
    Harbison Medical Associates
    Irmo Medical Park
    7033 Saint Andrews Rd, Ste 205
    Columbia, SC  29212
    Phone: 803-749-1155

    Robert Erik Hartvigsen
    100 Wildewood Park Dr
    Columbia, SC  29223
    Phone: 803-736-0731

Family Medicine (Continued)
    Scott Lamar
    Palmetto Health - USC Medical Group
    Family Medicine Center
    3209 Colonial Dr
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-434-6113

    Oscar F. Lovelace, Jr.
    600 N Wheeler Ave
    Prosperity, SC  29127
    Phone: 803-364-4852

    Carroll A. Pinner III
    32 River St
    Peak, SC  29122
    Phone: 803-345-3298

    Sarah Schumacher
    Three Rivers Medical Associates
    7430 College St
    Irmo, SC  29063
    Phone: 803-732-4001

Geriatric Medicine
    Rachelle N. Gajadhar
    Palmetto Health - USC Medical Group
    Senior Primary Care Practice
    Carolina Medical Plaza
    3010 Farrow Rd, Ste 300
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-434-1210

    Victor A. Hirth
    Palmetto Health - USC Medical Group
    Senior Primary Care Practice
    Carolina Medical Plaza
    3010 Farrow Rd, Ste 300
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-434-1210

    Margaret Matthews
    Palmetto Health - USC Medical Group
    Senior Primary Care Practice
    Carolina Medical Plaza
    3010 Farrow Rd, Ste 300
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-434-1210

    Sarah Schumacher
    Three Rivers Medical Associates
    7430 College St
    Irmo, SC  29063
    Phone: 803-732-4001

Geriatric Medicine/
     Hospice and Palliative Medicine
    Charles D. Petit
    HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
    2935 Colonial Dr
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-401-1369

Hand Surgery
    Michael R. Ugino
    Midlands Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery
    1910 Blanding St
    Columbia, SC  29201
    Phone: 803-256-4107

Internal Medicine
    Tracy E. R. Voss
    Palmetto Health - USC Medical Group
    Department of Internal Medicine
    2 Richland Medical Park Dr, Ste 501
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-545-5444

Medical Oncology and Hematology
    Phillip Eugene Baldwin
    South Carolina Oncology Associates
    166 Stoneridge Dr
    Columbia, SC  29210
    Phone: 803-461-3000

    Steven Allan Madden
    Lexington Oncology
    Lexington Medical Park 3
    155 N Hospital Dr, Ste 400
    West Columbia, SC  29169
    Phone: 803-794-7511

Neurology
    James (John) E. Carnes
    South Carolina Neurological Clinic
    1333 Taylor St, Ste 1C
    Columbia, SC  29201
    Phone: 803-254-6391

Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Judith Thompson Burgis
    Palmetto Health - USC Medical Group
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    2 Richland Medical Park Dr, Ste 107
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-545-5700

    Mark Salley
    South Carolina OB/GYN Associates
    1333 Taylor St, Ste 2D
    Columbia, SC  29201
    Phone: 803-254-1300

    Charles Frederick Shipley III
    Lexington Medical Center
    Women’s Health & Diagnostic Center
    Lexington Medical Park 1
    2728 Sunset Blvd, Ste 106
    West Columbia, SC  29169
    Phone: 803-936-7420

    Gail F. Whitman-Elia
    Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group
    2324 Sunset Blvd
    West Columbia, SC  29169
    Phone: 803-726-3600

Ophthalmology
    Jeffrey G. Gross
    Carolina Retina Center
    7620 Trenholm Rd Ext
    Columbia, SC  29223
    Phone: 803-736-7200

    John “Jack” Anderson Wells III
    Palmetto Retina Center
    124 Sunset Ct
    West Columbia, SC  29169
    Phone: 803-931-0077

Orthopaedic Surgery
    Mark D. Locke
    Palmetto Health - USC Medical Group
    Orthopedic Center
    14 Richland Medical Park Dr, Ste 200
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-296-9200

Otolaryngology
    Alan Howard Brill
    Midland Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic
    3 Richland Medical Park Dr, Ste 130
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-744-7770

    David Macy Vidrine
    South Carolina ENT, Allergy
    and Sleep Medicine
    110 Highland Center Dr
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-736-3277

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
    Janice Lynne Bacon
    Lexington Medical Center
    Women’s Health & Diagnostic Center
    Lexington Medical Park 1
    2728 Sunset Blvd, Ste 106
    West Columbia, SC  29169
    Phone: 803-936-7420

    Judith Thompson Burgis
    Palmetto Health - USC Medical Group
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    2 Richland Medical Park Dr, Ste 107
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-545-5700

Pediatric Anesthesiology
    Mary E. Dalton
    Palmetto Health Richland
    Carolina Anesthesiology Associates
    5 Richland Medical Park Dr
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-434-6151

    Larry J. Frazier
    Palmetto Health Richland
    Carolina Anesthesiology Associates
    5 Richland Medical Park Dr
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-434-6151

Pediatric Cardiology
    Claudius Osborne Shuler III
    Palmetto Health - USC Medical Group
    Division of Pediatric Cardiology
    9 Richland Medical Park Dr, Ste 110
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-434-7940

    Matthew Wienecke
    Palmetto Health - USC Medical Group
    Division of Pediatric Cardiology
    9 Richland Medical Park Dr, Ste 110
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-434-7940

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
    Mark D. Locke
    Palmetto Health - USC Medical Group
    Orthopedic Center
    14 Richland Medical Park Dr, Ste 200
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-296-9200

Pediatric Otolaryngology
    William C. Giles
    CENTA Medical Group
    9 Richland Medical Park Dr, Ste 510
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-256-2483

    David Macy Vidrine
    South Carolina ENT, Allergy
    and Sleep Medicine
    110 Highland Center Dr
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-736-3277

Pediatric Pulmonology
    Daniel C. Brown
    Palmetto Health - USC Medical Group
    Division of Pediatric Pulmonology
    9 Richland Medical Park Dr, Ste 505
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-434-2505

Pediatric Specialist/
     Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    Patrick T. Butterfield
    Columbia Area Mental Health Center
    2715 Colonial Dr
    Columbia, SC  29240
    Phone: 803-898-4893

    Timothy D. Malone
    Columbia Psychiatric Associates
    1415 Blanding St, Ste 4
    Columbia, SC  29201
    Phone: 803-779-7500


Pediatric Specialist/
     Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    Victor N. Iskersky
    Palmetto Health Richland
    Division of Neonatology
    5 Richland Medical Park Dr
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-434-6392

Pediatric Specialist/
     Neurology, Movement Disorders
    Rebecca K. Lehman
    Palmetto Health - USC Medical Group
    Division of Pediatric Neurology
    9 Richland Medical Park Dr, Ste 110
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-434-7961

Pediatric Surgery
    Juan I. Camps
    Palmetto Health - USC Medical Group
    Division of Pediatric Surgery
    9 Richland Medical Park Dr, Ste 500
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-434-4555

Pediatrics/General
    Deborah Marie Greenhouse
    Palmetto Pediatric & Adolescent Clinic
    140 Park Central Dr
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-779-4001

    R. Caughman Taylor
    Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital
    Division of General Pediatrics
    7 Richland Medical Park Dr
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-434-7672

    Kevin O. Wessinger
    Sandhills Pediatrics
    1749 Marshall St
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-252-1801

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    William D. Westerkam
    HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
    2935 Colonial Dr
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-254-7777

Psychiatry
    Patrick T. Butterfield
    Columbia Area Mental Health Center
    2715 Colonial Dr
    Columbia, SC  29240
    Phone: 803-898-4893

    Richard L. Frierson
    Palmetto Health - USC Medical Group
    Department of Psychiatry
    3555 Harden St Extension, Ste 141
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-434-4300

    Deborah D. Leverette
    Palmetto Psychiatric & Psychological
    3612 Landmark Dr, Ste B
    Columbia, SC  29204
    Phone: 803-782-9280

    Joshua T. Thornhill IV
    Palmetto Health - USC Medical Group
    Department of Psychiatry
    3555 Harden St Extension, Ste 141
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-434-4300

Pulmonary Medicine
    Richard Keith Bogan
    Bogan Sleep Consultants
    1333 Taylor St, Ste 6B
    Columbia, SC  29201
    Phone: 803-251-3093

    Joseph Daniel Love
    Palmetto Health - USC Medical Group
    Palmetto Pulmonary
    1333 Taylor St, Ste 6F
    Columbia, SC  29201
    Phone: 803-296-3273

Radiology
    Layne Richard Clemenz
    Lexington Radiology Associates
    2720 Sunset Blvd
    West Columbia, SC  29169
    Phone: 803-791-2460

    Timothy P. Close
    ImageCare
    710 Rabon Rd, Ste 100
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-462-3680

    Mark A. Lovern
    Palmetto Health Baptist
    Pitts Radiological Associates
    1333 Taylor St
    Columbia, SC  29220
    Phone: 803-296-5060

Rheumatology
    Kathleen Patricia Flint
    Columbia Arthritis Center
    1711 Saint Julian Pl
    Columbia, SC  29204
    Phone: 803-779-0911

Sleep Medicine
    Richard Keith Bogan
    Bogan Sleep Consultants
    1333 Taylor St, Ste 6B
    Columbia, SC  29201
    Phone: 803-251-3093

    Laura Bogan Herpel
    Palmetto Health - USC Medical Group
    Palmetto Pulmonary
    300 Palmetto Health Pkwy, Ste 401
    Columbia, SC  29212
    Phone: 803-296-3273

Urology
    Philip W. Kinder
    Columbia Urological Associates
    1301 Taylor St, Ste 1A
    Columbia, SC  29201
    Phone: 803-254-4591

Vascular Surgery
    Gerard Clair
    Palmetto Health - USC Medical Group
    Carolina Cardiac Surgery Associates
    8 Richland Medical Park Dr, Ste 400
    Columbia, SC  29203
    Phone: 803-765-0871

    William M. Moore, Jr.
    Lexington Medical Center
    Southern Surgical Group
    Lexington Medical Park 2
    146 N Hospital Dr, Ste 310
    West Columbia, SC  29169
    Phone: 803-796-8901