Alric C. Blake, MD

Stephen A. Cross, MD

Bethany B. Markowitz, MD

Wilson G. McWilliams, MD

Rakesh M. Patel, MD

Alexander Pogrebniak, MD

Mark E. Robinson, MD

Advanced practice providers

Lisa Niven, OD

About our practice

Our compassionate, caring physicians at Palmetto Health-USC Ophthalmology diagnose and treat a full range of eye-related diseases and conditions. Serving Columbia, Lexington and the greater Midlands region of South Carolina, we specialize in both pediatric and adult care.

Our services

At Palmetto Health-USC Opthalmology, we are committed to addressing eye health problems for our patients and focus on the prevention of vision impairment and blindness. 

Conditions we treat include:

  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Ptosis
  • Strabismus
  • Macular degeneration
  • Corneal disease

Our practice specializes in:

  • Pediatric ophthalmology
  • Refractive surgery
  • Ophthalmic plastic surgery
  • Reconstructive procedures

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.