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LGBTQ health care resources at Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group

Health care providers and resources from various specialties committed to safe and affirming health care responsive to the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients and their families.

Research opportunity

Researchers from the University of North Carolina and the University of South Carolina are conducting a research study to learn more about the experiences of trans people of color when accessing quality healthcare. The ultimate goal is to use the findings from this research to improve access to and engagement in HIV prevention and care services for individuals at risk for HIV in North and South Carolina.

Eligible participants who complete the survey will receive $50 for their time and input. Participants may also be able to join one of several virtual 1-hour focus groups and earn an additional $50 for their time. Learn more »

Infectious disease/HIV, Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and sexually transmitted infections

Immunology Center

1 Richland Medical Park Dr., Suite 400
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 803-545-5350
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Divya Ahuja, MD
Majdi N. Al-Hasan, MD
Helmut Albrecht, MD
Rajeev K. Bais, MD
Rebecca A. Berdel, MD
Sangita Dash, MD
Wayne A. Duffus, MD
J. Aaron Grubbs, MD

Edwin Hayes, MD
Joseph A. Horvath, MD
Kamla D. Sanasi-Bhola, MD
Ansal D. Shah, MD
Sharon B. Weissman, MD
Shaquan Brown, NP
Towanna Enoch, NP



2 Medical Park Rd., Suite 506
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 803-540-1000
Sri Harsha Tella, MD
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Pediatric Endocrinology

9 Richland Medical Park Dr., Suite 230
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 803-434-7990
Whitney Brown, MD
Lisa Knight, MD
Bhavana Narala, MD
Laura Szadek, NP
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Obstetrics and gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

1801 Sunset Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 803-434-3020
Matthew Lenhard, MD
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2 Medical Park Rd., Suite 107
Columbia SC 29203
Phone: 803-545-5700
Kristl Tomlin, MD
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Women Physicians Associates OB/GYN

9 Richland Medical Park Dr.,Suite 620
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 803-779-6776
Elizabeth Boggs, MD
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Family medicine

Family Medicine Center

3209 Colonial Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 803-434-6113
Zoë Foster, MD
Andrew D. Vaughan, MD
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Palmetto Health-USC Family Medicine

3600 Forest Dr., Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29204
Phone: 803-749-5101
Kathryn M. Hollins Lizarribar, MD
Hance Oliver, MD
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Internal Medicine

Primary Care

1301 Taylor St., Suite 8A
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-929-2955
Gwendolyn E. Bowers, DO
Caleb Richards, DO
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USC Internal Medicine

2 Medical Park Rd., Suite 501
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 803-545-5444
Sean J. Battle, MD
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Plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery

2 Medical Park Rd., Suite 302
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 803-545-5800
Jarom Gilstrap, MD
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Online resources

Campaign for Southern Equality

Gender Benders (Upstate SC)

Trevor Project Hotline (LGBT Youth Suicide Prevention Hotline)

National Center for Transgender Equality

We Are Family (Charleston, SC)

Harriet Hancock Center

Trans Lifeline

Human Rights Campaign

WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health)
WPATH Standards of Care WPATH.org/Publications/SOC

GLSEN (LGBTQ Student Youth Advocacy)

Fenway Health (LGBT Health & Wellness out of Boston)

GLAD (GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders)

GLMA (Gay Lesbian Medical Association)

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