Richard L. Frierson, MD

Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry


Richard L. Frierson, MD, received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, and completed his psychiatric residency and a forensic psychiatry fellowship at the William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute, also in Columbia. Dr. Frierson has held several leadership positions in clinical and academic settings. He has authored or co-authored dozens of peer-reviewed articles or chapters on psychiatry and is board certified in psychiatry and forensic psychiatry.

Our Vision: To be known for clinical excellence and remembered for compassionate care.


Education and training

Specialty Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry

Board CertifiedAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

EducationUniversity of South Carolina School of Medicine

ResidencyWilliam S. Hall Psychiatric Institute

FellowshipWilliam S. Hall Psychiatric Institute

Our affiliate system

We are building one organization with affiliates in two regions. Our parent company, now known as Prisma Health, supports both affiliates with overall direction and leadership as we continue to align. We will soon share one brand across the entire organization to better reflect this. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will be rebranded in late 2019 and will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

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We are becoming Prisma Health-USC Medical Group