Best of Columbia SC People 2019


Palmetto Allergy & Asthma, Lisa Hutto


Board certified in adult and pediatric allergy, asthma, and immunology, Dr. Lisa S. Hutto and the staff of Palmetto Allergy and Asthma are committed to providing the highest level of care in the most efficient, caring and cost-effective manner possible. Since 1996, Dr. Hutto has been recognized as a "Best Doctor" by a Harvard University review board. 


Catalyst Architects 


For 32 years, Columbia’s Catalyst Architects has had a hands-on role in meeting the architectural needs of Palmetto State families, churches, businesses and organizations. The award-winning firm understands that its clients want buildings that reflect their values, meet functional and budgetary requirements, make a positive contribution to the built environment, and stand the test of time. 


Pozsik & Carpenter, LLC  


Pozsik & Carpenter, LLC is a family practice that focuses on helping families when they are restructuring and need a family law attorney. Family law matters include all cases handled through the family courts such as divorces, separate maintenance and support, child support, child custody and adoptions. The practice also handles probate matters, wills, DUI and traffic defense, and business matters such as business formations. Located in downtown Columbia in the historic Vista, the firm serves clients throughout the region.”   


Columbia Audiology Group

Audiologist Trina Thorne Carter offers complete hearing health care, serving to promote hearing health for years to come.  Hearing is one of the most important aspects of your daily life. With age, hearing just like vison begins to fade. Thirty million Americans have some degree of hearing impairment which prevents them from effectively communicating with others, but the good news is most people can be helped. 


Fields Chiropractic 


Family owned and operated with two generations of doctors, Fields Chiropractic has a family history of care. Fields Chiropractic is dedicated to helping clients live the best possible life, whether that means helping them manage pain, setting up a healthy regime, or diagnosing joint or muscle pain. Only after they learn your needs, your health history and your lifestyle, do they recommend a course of treatment. 


Gee Family & Cosmetic Dentistry 


For nearly 35 years, Gee Family & Cosmetic Dentistry has been meeting the dental needs of Columbia families. Founded in 1979 by Dr. George Gee and his wife, Linda, the practice manager, son Dr. Nicholas Gee, joined the practice in 2005. Gee is a full-service dental practice with a full menu of dental services.


Carolina Children's Dentistry of Columbia 


Carolina Children’s Dentistry of Columbia was founded by Dr. Felicia Goins because she saw a need for children to receive the best dental care in the state, especially in rural areas. Today, the expanded practice continues to provide the highest level of pediatric and specialized dental care in a fun-loving and caring atmosphere. A full range of restorative dental and dental hygiene services are provided for toddlers to age 18. 


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.


Carolina Eye Center 


The eye center for any of your optical and eye care needs with a focus on personal customer service. Small enough to provide individualized attention to your eyes’ health and large enough to take care of all your needs. A full range of specialty eye care and an onsite optical shop. 


Cornerstone Financial Management 


With years of experience helping people manage every aspect of their finances efficiently and effectively, Cornerstone offers customized financial and investment management services, tailored specifically to fit your needs. Dedicated to creating a financial strategy that reflects your values, addresses your concerns and helps you work toward your short and long-term financial goals.


Allstate, Jeremy Powers 


Specializing in auto, home, boat/motorcycle, and life products and known for building lifelong relationships with clients. Dollar for dollar, nobody protects you from mayhem like Allstate. Known for being a friendly small business connected to a big company. The Allstate Corporation is the largest publicly held personal lines property and casualty insurer in America, serving more than 16 million households nationwide. 


Palmetto Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic


Because choosing a pediatrician is one of the most important decisions you can make, Palmetto Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic offers unparalleled, state-of-the-art health care in a compassionate atmosphere, continuously working to improve outcomes and communication with young patients and parents through quality enhancement initiatives. Whether you call our office during business hours or in the middle of the night, your questions will always be answered.


Lexington Plastic Surgery 


Dr. Todd Lefkowitz expertly uses the latest surgical techniques to achieve harmony, proportion, and balance. Before recommending treatment, he listens to your concerns and educates you on options to help reach your aesthetic goals. After years of studying with some of the world’s most respected aesthetic surgeons, he is proud to bring his experience back to South Carolina. 


McDonnell Tax Services 


McDonnell Tax Services is a family-owned business established in 2007 by husband and wife team Richard and Michelle McDonnell. Conveniently located in the Five Points area, a majority of clients reside in the Greater Columbia area, but clients come from as far away as Hawaii. Their motto is: “When it’s all about numbers, you don’t have to feel like one.” 


Four Paws Animal Clinic 

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Four Paws Animal Clinic is committed to providing exceptional health care for pets and to helping the people who love them make informed decisions regarding their health. Four Paws was created to provide high-quality medical care at affordable prices. The team shares the belief that all pets are family members and deserve the best care. After the flood of fall 2015 forced a move, the clinic is pleased to back in new quarters in Forest Acres.