Prisma Health Internal Medicine – Saluda Ridge

HomeSpecialties Internal Medicine Jay Markowitz, MD, and Associates

We are prepared to care for you

If you are a patient with an appointment, our office will call you and together we will determine how best to conduct your appointment – in-person, over the phone, by video or rescheduled for a later date.

If you are a patient without an appointment and need care, or if you’re not a patient and need care – please call the office and together we will determine the best course of treatment for you.

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About our practice

Welcome to Jay Markowitz, MD, and Associates. Our internal medicine practice specializes in providing comprehensive medical care for routine and complex illnesses and offers high-quality, specialized adult primary care. We are located in West Columbia and serve Columbia, Lexington and the greater Midlands region of South Carolina with same-day appointments available. We are co-located with Palmetto Health-USC Ophthalmology, who provide comprehensive eye care.

Mobile mammography van providing digital mammograms

Prisma Health's mobile mammography van will be available in 2020 at Jay Markowitz, MD, and Associates to provide digital screening mammograms. Call 803-296-8888 or 803-221-9724 to register and schedule for one of the dates below.

  • Friday, Jan. 24
  • Friday, Feb. 14
  • Thursday, April 23
  • Thursday, June 11
  • Wednesday, July 15
  • Tuesday, Aug. 4
  • Tuesday, Oct. 6
  • Tuesday, Nov. 10

Patient-Centered Medical Home

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.

Recognized by the American Heart Association

Jay Markowitz, MD, and Associates has achieved the American Heart Association (AHA) Gold Level Award for blood pressure control. This national award recognizes practices with an overall hypertension control rate of at least 70 percent for their gold level recognition program. Nationally, AHA had 340 Gold Level winners with 152 from South Carolina.

What is an internist?

Our internists treat common and complex illnesses and offer high quality primary care for adults. The role of an internist includes:

  • A personal and long-term commitment to you as a patient.
  • Knowledge and skill in diagnosis and treatment of many conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension) and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia).
  • A caring bedside manner.
  • Providing continuing care for patients in the office, during hospitalization (in concert with a hospitalist) and other long-term care.
  • Coordinating patient care when other medical specialists, such as surgeons, are involved.

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.

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