HomeLocations Pediatrics Pediatric Endocrinology

Whitney W. Brown, MD

Malaka B. Jackson, MD

Lisa M. Knight, MD

Advanced practice providers

Laura L. Szadek, NP

About our practice

At Palmetto Health-USC Pediatric Endocrinology our board-certified pediatric endocrinologists pediatric nurse practitioners evaluate and treat children and young adults with a wide range of hormonal disorders in Columbia, Lexington and across the Midlands region of South Carolina.

With specializations including diabetic care, we work in conjunction with the American Diabetes Association-certified Diabetes Education Program at Palmetto Health Richland and its very proactive insulin pump treatment. We are also involved in clinical research involving a variety of hormonal disturbances.

Conditions we treat and manage include:

  • Adrenal gland disorders
  • Calcium disturbances (hypocalcemia, hypercalcemia, osteoporosis)
  • Diabetes Mellitus
    • Insulin-dependent (Type I diabetes)
    • Non-insulin dependent (Type II diabetes)
  • Disorders of timing of puberty (delayed or precocious)
  • Growth disorders
  • Thyroid conditions (congenital or acquired; over-active/under-active)
  • Other glucose regulatory problems (hypoglycemia, impaired glucose tolerance, hyperinsulinism)

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.