Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

HomeSpecialties Medical Specialties Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Doctors

Rohan R. Arya, MD

Justin H. Atwood, MD

Karla J. Cruz Morel, MD

Jack L. DePriest, MD

Abhinav Gupta, MD

Jennifer R. Hucks, MD

Jake A. Krieg, MD

Peter L. Loper, MD

Brandi R. Newsome, MD

William B. Owens, MD

David S. Schrift, MD

Antoinette Williams Rutherford, MD

Advanced practice providers

Nakita J. Barnes, NP

Calla R. Chow, NP

LaVon M. Ross‑Purdie, NP

About our practice

Our board-certified physicians at Palmetto Health-USC Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine are committed to providing comprehensive lung and sleep disorder treatments for Columbia, Lexington and the greater Midlands region of South Carolina. Our office provides specialized care to ensure that each patient receives the most efficient and thorough medical treatment possible. We take time to review each consult and place patients into specific niche clinics, where they see the clinician who best treats their specific pulmonary condition.

We also provide inpatient care services at Prisma Health Richland Hospital, including pulmonary and intensive care (ICU) consultations, and are skilled at various therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. We offer superior general pulmonary outpatient care and have set ourselves apart by creating a variety of subspecialty clinics to care for South Carolina’s most complicated pulmonary patients.

Our services

We offer pre-operative evaluation, as well as evaluation and management of, the following conditions: 

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis/interstitial lung disease
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Dyspnea
  • Pleural effusion
  • Lung nodules
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sleep disorders

Pulmonary Hypertension Program

The first and only of its kind in the Midlands, our program offers comprehensive evaluation and advanced therapies.

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Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship

In our accredited fellowship training program, we are educating future pulmonary physicians. We strive to improve the future of medicine by participating in clinical research and publishing literature to our various fields of interest. Learn more »

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

Prisma Health is the largest not-for-profit health organization in South Carolina, serving more than 1.2 million patients annually. Our 30,000 team members are dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of you and your family. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will be rebranded at a later date and will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

Our promise is to: Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference.

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Palmetto Health is becoming Prisma Health. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group is part of Prisma Health.