Best of Columbia SC 2018



Allergy Partners of the Midlands

Dr. Ty Coleman, Dr. Hector Rodriguez and their staff provide the latest in treatment for allergies and asthma. Services include testing for food, insect, environmental, drug and other allergies, pulmonary function testing, allergy shots, and smoking cessation seminars. That’s nothing to sneeze at! Anti-allergen products are also available for purchase. 794.3581; allergypartners.com


Matt Davis, Davis Architecture

With 23 years of experience in both residential and commercial projects, Matt Davis provides service tailored to each client’s needs. His firm is proud to be working on the re-development of the Gonzales Gardens housing development next to Providence Hospital and will be renovating a historic home this fall that will serve as their new office space at 1328 Blanding Street. 699.0844; davisarchitecture.com


Craig Law Firm

Residential and commercial real estate transactions have been the main emphasis of this family-owned and operated practice for nearly 40 years. Attorneys James P. Craig, son-in-law Charlie Pender and son J. Kevin Craig also offer professional services related to corporate law, estate planning, probate, and foreclosures. 252.5178; craiglawfirm.com


Midlands Hearing Associates

Now hear this: Midlands Hearing Associates is a one-stop shop for your audiology needs. Both the Columbia and Irmo locations offer diagnostic hearing and auditory processing disorder evaluations, hearing aid sales and service, the latest technology in amplification accessories and more. 844.864.7573;  hearagainamerica.com

Dentist Adult

Davis and Dingle Family Dentistry

Drs. Davis and Dingle have been providing preventative, restorative and cosmetic dental care for over 25 years in Columbia. Patients at this family-centered practice can expect the staff to emphasize disease prevention through dental hygiene, dedication to overall health and smile enhancement. That’s something to smile about! 255.0200; davisanddingle.com

Dentist Pediatric

Boyd Orthodontics

Kids of all ages love to visit Dr. Richard Boyd’s office. There’s a play area for the small ones and video games for the older ones waiting to get their brackets and wires adjusted. But it’s Dr. Boyd’s warm and friendly style and his caring, efficient staff that have kept parents smiling since 1984. And those smiles are perfect because Dr. Boyd fits adults with braces, too. 788.7000; drrichardboyd.com


Carolinas Dermatology Group

The team of doctors at Carolinas Dermatology Group provides adult and pediatric skin treatment of minor one-time skin care problems and major on-going issues requiring regular treatments. The latest in skin rejuvenation and other cosmetic treatments are also offered, including tattoo removal. 771.7506;  carolinasdermatology.com

Eye Care/Vision Center

Columbia Eye Clinic

A team of 14 board-certified ophthalmologists and an experienced support staff offer eye care for both children and adults. Columbia Eye Clinic stays current with the latest trends and technology, including patient education regarding remedies for digital eye strain. Everything from glasses and contacts to surgical procedures are offered here. 779.3070; columbiaeyeclinic.com

Financial Advisor

AXA Advisors

Managing investments and planning for the future can be daunting. AXA Advisors help you set financial goals, understand your options and make informed decisions for a more secure future.  Best of all, they make it understandable for those not so well versed in the world of finance. 823.8476; us.axa.com

Insurance Provider

Turbeville Insurance Agency

Your one-stop shop for commercial, life, home, auto, health and personal insurance. Best of all, the Turbeville team members are part of the Columbia community, so they know and understand the risks you face and how best to protect against them. Offices in Columbia and Lexington. 800-738-9918; tiasc.biz


Lexington Orthopaedics

The team of doctors at Lexington Orthopaedics treats patients from top to bottom: shoulders, elbows, hands, hips, knees, feet and ankles. Areas of care include sports medicine, joint replacements, ortho traumas, fractures and more. And make no bones about it: with three offices in town you won’t have to limp too far to be seen. 936.7230; lexingtonjointcare.com


Ted Dubose – Sandhills Pediatrics

Dr. Dubose treats infants, children and adolescents at the Northeast office of the bustling practice of Sandhills Pediatrics. The majority of our readers are women aged 35 to 60, and they’re who cast the most votes in our poll. We venture to say being voted the best pediatrician in Columbia is a huge endorsement from two generations of mothers in town. 744.9000; sandhillspediatrics.com

Plastic Surgeon

Peter Haines – Palmetto Health USC

If there’s one professional you need to trust, it’s a plastic surgeon. Peter Haines, M.D. is part of the team at Palmetto Health-USC Plastic Surgery. In practice since 1986, Dr. Haines has vast experience in a wide-range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries of the breast, body and face, including pediatric and congenital deformities. He is conveniently located at 300 Palmetto Health Parkridge on the Baptist Parkridge campus. 907.7100

Tax Prep

John Price, CPA

With over 20 years of experience in individual and corporate taxation, John Price specializes in small, large and nonprofit business taxation and tax research downtown at Scott & Co. on Main Street. Should we have called on him to verify the results of our Best of Columbia poll? Next year! 256.6021; scottandco.com


Midlands Veterinary Practice

This full-service veterinary facility is committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities. Drs. Robinson and McCabe have been treating pets here since 1991, and now have offices in Harbison, West Columbia, Ballentine, Dutch Fork, Irmo and Lexington.  Woof! 750.7387; mvpdvm.com