James W. Fant, MD

Mark H. Greenberg, MD

Sunita Paudyal, MD

About our practice

At Palmetto Health-USC Rheumatology, we offer consultative, diagnostic and therapeutic services in the treatment of connective tissue diseases, arthritis, muscle, and bone disorders. Our board-certified physicians are scientists, educators and most important, compassionate listeners. We do our best to help patients understand their disease and the treatments available.

Rheumatic diseases can be complex, as there are more than 100 conditions, including all forms of arthritis, autoimmune disease, musculoskeletal pain disorders and osteoporosis. Rheumatic diseases can affect multiple parts of the body and is usually associated with inflammation (swelling and redness).

Our rheumatologists are board certified and experienced in diagnosing and treating a full range of rheumatoid diseases.

Our treatments include:

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Vasculitis
  • Crystalline arthropathies (such as gout, and pseudogout)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis

We continue to be engaged in research to better understand and treat rheumatic and autoimmune conditions and are committed to providing the latest treatments and compassionate care.

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.