Aye P. Aung, MD

Andres F. Leone, MD

About our practice

At Palmetto Health-USC Palliative Care, we focus on relieving the pain, symptoms and stress of a serious illness so patients can have a better quality of life. Palliative care is offered at any stage of an illness along with other medical treatment. Even patients undergoing treatment for a cure can have palliative care.

We can help you and your family in learning more about your disease, planning for advanced care and making future decisions. We can help to provide emotional, spiritual or religious support and assist in making referrals to community agencies.

Our caregivers include a special team with advanced training, skills and experience working together to meet all your needs, including:

  • Doctor
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Social worker
  • Chaplain

Is palliative care right for me?

Palliative care may be right for you if you suffer from pain or other symptoms due to a serious illness. These can include but are not limited to:

  • Heart disease
  • Respiratory disease
  • Kidney failure
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • AIDS
  • ALS
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cancer

It also may be right for you if you experience frequent emergency department visits or have several hospital admissions (three or more within 12 months) with the same symptom, a medical condition that is getting worse that requires help to control symptoms, pain or stress, or eating problems related to advanced illness.

About Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group

We are proud to be part of Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group, which includes caring, compassionate health care professionals who are highly trained to meet your medical needs in Columbia, Lexington and across the greater Midlands region of South Carolina.

Providing excellent medical care in comfortable office environments, our network team of physicians, advanced care providers, nurses and staff is prepared to answer any questions you have. We provide comprehensive medical care for short-term needs like annual physicals as well as ongoing management of chronic diseases. Prevention is a big part of your overall care plan. Should additional, focused medical treatment ever be needed, our doctors will refer you to a specialist and stay involved in your care. Only at Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will you find the extensive level of expertise available from a wide variety of specialists.