We offer the most comprehensive OB/GYN services to women in Columbia, Lexington and Sumter.

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We offer the most comprehensive OB/GYN services to women in Columbia, Lexington and Sumter.

OB/GYN care that is compassionate, comprehensive and personal.

As a woman, one of the most important decisions you make is the selection of your OB/GYN provider. It’s a decision that can last a lifetime. By choosing a Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group physician, you have access to:

  • Routine preventive OB/GYN care
  • The highest level of specialty care
  • Education and support, including translators and social workers
Conditions we treat include:
  • Endometriosis
  • High-risk pregnancy
  • Infertility
  • Irregular/painful periods
  • Menopause
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Pelvic prolapse
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Vaginitis

Our services

Quality care in every stage of your life.

Teens

  • First visit
  • Period problems
  • Puberty and development

Young adult

  • Family planning/birth control
  • Minimally invasive GYN surgery
  • Weight loss management

Maternity care

  • Preconception care
  • CenteringPregnancy®
  • High-risk pregnancy
  • Genetic counseling
  • Postpartum care

Midlife and menopause

  • Bone health
  • Minimally invasive GYN surgery
  • Menopause management
  • Pelvic health
  • Postpartum mental counseling
  • 3-D/4-D ultrasound

Providers

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  • Richard D. Adams, MD
  • Frank Aguirre III, MD
  • Sharon L. Aldrich, MD
  • Kristin M. Bell, DO
  • Elizabeth W. Boggs, MD
  • Electra Bradshaw-Graham, MD
  • Rodney Briggs, MD
  • Judith T. Burgis, MD
  • Berry A. Campbell, MD
  • Lauren A. Castleberry, MD
  • A. Cecil Collins, MD
  • James W. Cook, MD
  • Myles D. Davis, MD
  • Michelle B. Gee, MD
  • Kimberlee T. Goode, MD
  • Wendy J. Hartshorne, MD
  • Mark Hucks, MD
  • Kathryn H. Imgrund, MD
  • James H. Johnson, MD
  • R. Yates Knowlton, MD
  • Helen D. Latham, MD
  • Matthew J. Lenhard, MD
  • T. Fleming Mattox, MD
  • Jill B. McLeod, MD
  • Audrey F. Miller, MD
  • Yolanda J. Mines, MD
  • Albert E. Odom, MD
  • Lauren J. Painter, MD
  • Cynthia M. Pridgen, MD
  • Samuel M. Riddle, MD
  • Jennifer D. Risinger, MD
  • Christina H. Robinson, MD
  • Evelyn D. Roland, DO
  • Patricia B. Seal, MD
  • Kerry M. Sims, MD
  • G. Murrell Smith, MD
  • Triz V. Smith, MD
  • Alexander R. Smythe, MD
  • Sherri K. Taylor, MD
  • Kristl V. Tomlin, MD
  • Mark D. Wild, MD
  • Kristy B. Julian
    Kristy B. Julian
    • CertificationsWomen's Health Nurse Practitioner

    Kristy Brazell Julian, MSN, WHNP-BC, is a board-certified women's health nurse practitioner. She is able to provide comprehensive knowledge on OB/GYN health care decisions for women of all ages.

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  • Jessica Fairey
    Jessica Fairey
    • SpecialtyPrenatal Genetics
    • CertificationsAmerican Board of Genetic Counseling
    • EducationLong Island University CW Post

    Jessica Fairey, a Columbia native, joined Palmetto Health-USC Genetic Counseling in 2016 where she provides prenatal genetic counseling to her patients and serves as an instructor to graduate students in the USC Genetic Counseling Program. Jessica graduated from Long Island University in 2013 and worked as a genetic counselor for the MUSC Prenatal Wellness Center in Charleston, South Carolina, until returning home to Columbia. Jessica and her husband enjoy gardening, canoeing, and spending time with their dog, Arlo.

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  • Rebecca Evans
    Rebecca Evans
    • SpecialtyCancer Genetics
    • CertificationsAmerican Board of Genetic Counseling
    • EducationUniversity of South Carolina

    Rebecca Evans joined Palmetto Health-USC Genetic Counseling in 2017 and currently provides genetic counseling services in cancer genetics at our outreach clinic in Florence, South Carolina. She obtained her master’s degree in genetic counseling in 2008 from the University of South Carolina Genetic Counseling Program.

    Rebecca was previously based in Indianapolis, where she helped establish The Community Health Clinic (CHC), a rural genetics clinic. She continues to work part-time for the CHC.

    In addition to cancer genetics, Rebecca has an interest in Plain (Amish and Mennonite) genetics. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, baking and playing the piano.

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  • Andrea Alexander
    Andrea Alexander
    • CertificationsWomen's Health Nurse Practitioner

    Andrea Alexander, WHNP-BC, earned her master's degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina. She has 24 years of OB/GYN experience in various nursing environments. Alexander is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist who cares for high-risk pregnancies.

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  • Whitney Dobek
    Whitney Dobek
    • SpecialtyCancer Genetics
    • CertificationsAmerican Board of Genetic Counseling
    • EducationUniversity of North Carolina at Greensboro

    Whitney Dobek joined Palmetto Health-USC Genetic Counseling in 2014 and currently provides genetic counseling services in cancer genetics. She is also an instructor with the Genetic Counseling Program, leading the courses in cancer genetics and molecular genetics. After graduating with her master’s degree in genetic counseling in 2010, Whitney held a position in Macon, Georgia, establishing the cancer genetics program there, followed by a position in Augusta, Georgia, in prenatal genetics.

    In addition to cancer genetics, Whitney has an interest in direct-to-consumer genetic testing. Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with her family including her two young daughters and following college football, especially Ohio State University, her alma mater.

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  • Janice Edwards
    Janice Edwards
    • SpecialtyPrenatal Genetics, Huntington’s Disease
    • CertificationsAmerican Board of Genetic Counseling
    • EducationSarah Lawrence College

    Janice Edwards joined Palmetto Health-USC Genetic Counseling in 1981 and leads the practice. She also serves as director of the USC Master of Science Genetic Counseling Program, one of only 37 genetic counselor training programs in the nation.

    Janice has special interest in the international development of genetic counseling, having founded the Transnational Alliance for Genetic Counseling in 2006. She has been honored by the National Society of Genetic Counselors with the 2000 Regional Leadership award and the 2010 International Award. Janice works in local, statewide, national and international collaborations to help patients and physicians incorporate genetics into health care. Family, hiking and just about anything outdoors fills her time outside of work.

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  • Emily Jordon
    Emily Jordon
    • SpecialtyCancer Genetics
    • CertificationsAmerican Board of Genetic Counseling
    • EducationUniversity of South Carolina

    Emily Jordon, originally from North Carolina, obtained her master’s degree from the University of South Carolina and could not stay away from Columbia. She worked at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and returned to Palmetto Health-USC Genetic Counseling in 2013. Emily provides genetic counseling for individuals with cancer or a strong family history of cancer. She is also the assistant director of the Genetic Counseling Master’s Program here at USC. Emily enjoys spending time outdoors with her growing family and is active at her church.

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  • Vicki Vincent
    Vicki Vincent
    • SpecialtyCancer Genetics, Prenatal Genetics
    • CertificationsAmerican Board of Genetic Counseling
    • EducationUniversity of South Carolina

    Vicki Vincent has been with Palmetto Health-USC Genetic Counseling since 1987 after earning her master’s degree from the University of South Carolina. She works primarily in prenatal genetic counseling, but also has experience in cancer genetics. Vicki enjoys spending time with family and following the USC Gamecocks.

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  • Debbie Zvejnieks
    Debbie Zvejnieks
    • SpecialtyPrenatal Genetics
    • CertificationsAmerican Board of Genetic Counseling
    • EducationUniversity of South Carolina

    Debbie, a South Carolina native, joined Palmetto Health-USC Genetic Counseling group in 2011, having worked for Greenwood Genetic Center as a coordinator for DDSN Genetic Clinics in South Carolina. Past job experiences include prenatal genetic counselor at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado and at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia.

    Debbie serves on numerous nonprofit Boards in the Midlands including Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital and the Columbia Museum of Art. She enjoys philanthropy endeavors, travel, and spending time with her family and pets.

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  • Debra Woda
    Debra Woda
    • SpecialtyObstetrics and Gynecology
  • Ashley T. Jeffords
    Ashley T. Jeffords
    • SpecialtyObstetrics and Gynecology
    • CertificationsFamily Nurse Practitioner

    Ashley T. Jeffords, APRN, MSN, FNP-BC, is licensed as an advanced practice registered nurse in South Carolina and is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. As a family nurse practitioner, she is able to provide comprehensive knowledge on OB/GYN health care decisions for women of all ages.

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  • Beverly Huegel
    Beverly Huegel
    • SpecialtyObstetrics and Gynecology
    • CertificationsWomen's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Barbara Jarvis
    Barbara Jarvis
    • SpecialtyObstetrics and Gynecology
    • CertificationsCertified Nurse Midwife
  • Debbie Nelson
    Debbie Nelson
    • SpecialtyObstetrics and Gynecology
  • Carol Meggs
    Carol Meggs
    • SpecialtyObstetrics and Gynecology
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Columbia Women's Healthcare
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Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Parkridge OB/GYN
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Sumter OB/GYN
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USC OB/GYN
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USC OB/GYN
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USC OB/GYN Genetic Counseling
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USC OB/GYN High Risk OB
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Women Physicians Associates OB/GYN
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