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South Hampton Family Practice

5900 Garners Ferry Rd.
Columbia, SC 29209

Phone: 803-695-5450
Fax: 803-695-5469

Office Hours
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

About Our Practice

Welcome to South Hampton Family Practice. We are dedicated to providing excellent medical care and treatment to our surrounding community. We offer a full range of medical care, including routine physicals, treatment of acute and chronic diseases and conditions, and minor surgery. Our office provides care for your entire family, from infants to geriatric patients.

NCQA LogoOur practice is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). The Patient-Centered Medical Home is a health care setting that emphasizes partnerships between individual patients and their personal physicians, and when appropriate, the patients' families. 

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.

Palmetto Health’s Mobile Mammography Van Providing Digital Mammograms at Lakeview Family MedicinePalmetto Health Breast Center Mobile Mammography

Palmetto Health Breast Center's mobile mammography van visits South Hampton Family Practice regularly to perform routine screening mammography using state-of-the-art, digital technology.

The van will be at our practice from 8 a.m-4:30 p.m. on the following days:

  • Tuesday, June 9, 2015
  • Thursday, July 16, 2015
  • Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015
  • Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015
  • Monday, Nov. 23, 2015
  • Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015

Call 803-296-8888 to schedule an appointment.

Click here to learn more about what to expect during your mobile mammography visit.

Meet Our Providers

B.  Martin Hester, MD is board certified in family medicine. He completed his undergraduate degree at Wofford College and completed his medical school training at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Hester completed his residency at Palmetto Health Richland. 

Martha P. Hester, MD is board certified in family medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina and completed her medical school training at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Hester completed her residency at Palmetto Health Richland.

E. Diane Shumpert, NP is a board certified family nurse practitioner who graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Master of Science degree in 1999.


Beth Williams, NP is a board certified family nurse practitioner. She has a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of South Carolina.

Scheduling Appointments
To schedule an appointment, call 803-695-5450 and select the appointment line prompt. You will need to bring your insurance card, picture identification (such as a driver’s license) and any medications you are currently taking. All visits are by appointment only. We cannot accommodate walk-ins.

The forms below may be printed and completed prior to your arrival. Please bring a copy to your visit.

  • Patient Information                                                          
  • Health Questionnaire
  • Authorization for Release of Information
  • General Consent
  • MyHealth Registration

  • Manage your health care with MyHealth-Physician, our online patient portal.
    Sign up during your next office visit. Learn more about MyHealth here.

    If an appointment needs to be cancelled, please call at least 24-48 hours before the scheduled appointment time.

    Prescriptions and Refills
    We ask for at least a 24-hour turnaround period for standard refills to be called into the pharmacies. If a prescription authorization must be obtained, it can take more than a few days. Written prescriptions may require a longer time. Please discuss this directly with your physician's assistant.

    When calling in for a refill, please leave the following information: the patient's name, date of birth, name of medication, milligram, quantity, directions and name and phone number for your pharmacy. Also include a call back phone number for the patient, in case additional information is needed.

    Fees and Insurance
    We accept most insurance plans. If you have a question about our fees or your bill, please call our Physician Practice Billing department at 803-296-7306 and we will assist you. Payment is due when services are rendered. For your convenience we accept cash, checks and credit cards. It is your responsibility to fully understand your coverage benefits and to verify that we are listed as approved providers prior to scheduling an appointment with us.

    We are conveniently located directly off Interstate 77, exit 9A. Our office is situated in the same shopping center, Woodhill Mall, as the Target store on Garners Ferry Road. You may call our office if further directional assistance is needed or click here for a map.

    Palmetto Health Physician Practices
    We are proud to be part of the Palmetto Health Physician Practices network, which includes healthcare professionals who are highly trained to meet your medical needs. Our physicians offer quality care in a variety of locations convenient to your home or work.

    Providing excellent medical care in comfortable office environments, our network team of physicians, 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 the ongoing management of chronic diseases. Prevention is a big part of your overall care plan. Should additional, focused medical treatment ever be needed, your doctor will refer you to a specialist and stay involved in your care. Only at Palmetto Health will you find the extensive level of expertise available from a wide variety of specialists.