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Three Rivers Medical Associates

older adult couple

1301 Taylor Street, Suite 8-A
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-799-1922
Fax: 803-779-6729

7430 College Street
Irmo, SC 29063
Phone: 803-732-4001
Fax: 803-732-2123

Office Hours
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

About Our Practice
Three Rivers Medical Associates was formed in 1995. We specialize in providing adult primary care at two locations: Columbia and Irmo. Our physicians and nurse practitioners serve you as personal physicians, diagnostic consultants and health educators. Three Rivers Medical Associates provides many services in our offices, saving our patients the time and effort of going to another place for tests or referrals.

We provide the following health care services:

  • Physical Exams
  • X-Ray
  • Electrocardiograms
  • Holter (heart) Monitoring
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography
  • Bone Densitometry
  • Cardiac and Vascular Ultrasounds
  • Immunizations
  • Cancer Prevention Tests, including Pap smears
  • Industrial and Corporate Exams

Meet Our Providers 

Columbia office:
J. Richard Allison III, MD
Christopher B. Ballou, MD 
Francis P. Goldstein, MD
John Gould III, DO, FACP
Leroy J. Huffman, MD, FACP
Dana M. I Nairn, MD
Peggy V. Toliver-Dingle, MD 
Patricia M. Head, RN, MSN, FNP-C

Irmo office:
Amjad AbdulRahman, MD
Rosalie E. Browning, MD
D. Keith Bridgers, MD
L. Carey Hite, MD
Elizabeth A. Patrick, MD, FACP
Sarah Schumacher, DO
Louise C. Holmes, MN, RN, CANP

Scheduling Appointments
To make an appointment, please call our Columbia office at 803-799-1922 or our Irmo office at 803-732-4001. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time to complete paperwork. You will need to bring your insurance card, picture identification (such as a driver’s license) and any medications you are currently taking.

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

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

    Prescriptions and Refills
    Please allow 48 hours to refill prescription requests. You may contact our office if you need additional information about prescriptions.

    After-Hours Care
    We have a physician on call each night and on weekends. Please be assured your care is in the best of hands.

    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.

    Directions
    For our Columbia office:
    From Florence: Follow I-20 west into Columbia. Take Exit 73-A for 277/Columbia. This becomes Bull St. Continue on Bull St. approximately eight to nine blocks and turn right onto Taylor St. Proceed two blocks and turn right into the parking garage at 1301 Taylor St.

    From Augusta: Follow I-20 east into Columbia. Take I-26 exit and merge left onto I-126. Take the Elmwood Ave. exit. Follow Elmwood and turn right onto Sumter St. Proceed 4.5 blocks to Palmetto Health Baptist. Turn left into the parking garage at the corner of Sumter St. and Taylor St.

    From Charlotte: Follow I-77 south into Columbia. Take exit for 277/Columbia. This becomes Bull St. Continue on Bull St. approximately eight to nine blocks and turn right onto Taylor St. Proceed two blocks and turn right into the parking garage at 1301 Taylor St.

    From Orangeburg/Newberry: Proceed on I-26 to I-126 into Columbia. Take the Elmwood Ave. exit. Follow Elmwood and turn right onto Sumter St. Proceed 4.5 blocks to Palmetto Health Baptist. Turn left into the parking garage at the corner of Sumter St. and Taylor St.

    For our Irmo office:
    From Downtown Columbia: Take I-126 to I-26 west. Take Exit 102-A to Lake Murray Blvd. Take a right at the second stop light by CVS Pharmacy onto College St. Three Rivers Medical Associates is on the right.

    From Irmo: From St. Andrews Rd., turn right onto Lake Murray Blvd. going toward I-26. Take a left at the first stop light by CVS Pharmacy onto College St. Three Rivers Medical Associates is on the right.

    From Newberry: Take I-26 east to Columbia. Take Exit 102-A to Lake Murray Blvd. Take a right at the second stop light by CVS Pharmacy onto College St. Three Rivers Medical Associates is on the right.

    From Orangeburg: Take I-26 west to Columbia. Take Exit 102-A to Lake Murray Blvd. Take a right at the second stop light by CVS Pharmacy onto College St. Three Rivers Medical Associates is on the right.

    From Florence: Take I-20 west to Columbia. Take Exit 64-B to Spartanburg onto I-26 west. Proceed and take Exit 102-A to Lake Murray Blvd. Take a right at the second stop light by CVS Pharmacy onto College St. Three Rivers Medical Associates is on the right.

    From Augusta: Take I-20 east to Columbia. Take Exit 64-B to Spartanburg onto I-26 west. Proceed and take Exit 102-A to Lake Murray Blvd. Take a right at the second stop light by CVS Pharmacy onto College St. Three Rivers Medical Associates is on the right.

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    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.