HomeSpecialties Family and Preventive Medicine Parkridge Medical Associates


Claire L. Birdsong, MD

Kathleen M. Scroggins, MD

Carlos M. Torres, MD

Janice M. Wiggins, MD

Advanced practice providers

Michelle Blakley, NP

Kimberly Frick, NP

About our practice

At Parkridge Medical Associates, our goal is to deliver informed and innovative quality care to to you and your family. We see adults and children of all ages, and look to encourage and promote active patient participation in the monitoring and management of their health care.

Conveniently located by near Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge campus and serving Columbia, Irmo and the greater Midlands region of South Carolina, we are focused on assisting you throughout your wellness journey. .

Our practice is recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), which is a health care setting emphasizing partnerships between patients and their personal physicians, and their families, when appropriate.

What is a family practice physician?

Family practice physicians are trained to treat the whole person, physically and emotionally. They provide comprehensive medical care to you and your family. Your family physician will get to know you and your medical history to personalize your 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.

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