Best of Columbia SC People 2021

Posted On July 12, 2021


CENTA Medical Group


Allergies stand high on the list of ear/nose/throat medical problems, and the professionals at CENTA have years of training and experience in treating them. Expert diagnosis leads to careful analysis and treatment, which may be medical, surgical, or simply lifestyle. Many folks are allergic to pollen (outdoors), or mold (indoors), or pets, or other components of daily life; at CENTA, the medical experts will help you find the answer whether it be shots, medication, surgery, or changes in a person’s routine. There are two convenient locations in the Midlands. 


Seed Architecture


Architect John Powell and his two top-notch interior designers are carving out a niche for themselves in Columbia’s booming NoMa district. (That’s North Main to the uninitiated.)

Seed Architecture itself is housed in a former auto mechanic’s garage. Nearby is award-winning Indah Coffee House, and other reconstituted buildings in historic Cottontown: a variety of churches, medical offices, and civic headquarters that have been carefully designed to fit into Columbia’s livable and walkable landscape. They’ll happily design a house for you also! 


McDonnell and Associates Law Firm


This multi-state law practice focuses on real estate while maintaining a presence in other areas of law such as family law, estate planning, corporate, and civil law. McDonnell and Associates pioneered the technology which enables mobile closings for real estate. This law firm has long focused on “going green,” making sure that everything available for modern conservation practices is utilized. And with the uncertainties of the COVID pandemic, they deal with the details of the CARES act for their clients. 


Carolina Health and Hearing


With six locations in the Carolinas, Carolina Health and Hearing prides itself on personalized, careful attention to every individual with a hearing problem. They follow a guideline which spells out the approach: Find the root of the problem, determine the appropriate treatment, evaluate hearing aids to choose the right ones, program and fit the device, and stand by for adjustments and service. Because hearing loss can be gradual and not readily acknowledged, they assist clients in recognizing the problem and dealing with it. 


Fields Chiropractic


Since 1983 this family-owned business has focused on providing expert chiropractic care to Midlands patients, with four fully-qualified chiropractors on staff along with their assistants. They take the intimidation out of chiropractic, explaining and answering questions about their procedures and help for chronic pain. “Great people who care about your health,” says one patient. Their goal: that you feel better each time you leave the office. 

Dentist – Adult

WildeWood Aesthetic Dentistry


Smile! With confidence! That’s the goal of Dr. Justin Griffin and his team at WildeWood Aesthetic Dentistry. This office prides itself on the very latest technology and techniques to make your dental experience the best. Routine or emergency, they join you in planning for the best possible outcome with the least stress – including sedation dentistry when warranted. They can do it all, including implants and Invisalign, bridges, orthodontics, even same-day crowns. Take advantage of a free on-line consultation, then head to 230 Graces Way in Columbia for your visit.

Dentist – Pediatric

Pitner Orthodontics


Pitner Orthodontics is South Carolina’s first orthodontic practice exclusively for adults. Dr. Leslie Pitner provides outstanding treatment for her patients and is the author of “Improve Your Smile, Transform Your Life: A Guide to Orthodontics for Adults.” She points out several advantages of the Invisalign treatment, including fewer appointments (since phone monitoring is available) and easier brushing, along with fewer restrictions about food choices. A free consult can be arranged on-line.


Carolinas Dermatology & Plastic Surgery


Carolinas Dermatology & Plastic Surgery offers a full range of services to their clients. Their board-certified dermatologist provides diagnostic services for skin biopsies as well skin cancer treatment and medical dermatologic services for all ages. Cosmetic dermatology services include injectables, cosmetic laser procedures, Coolsculpting, tattoo removal, and much more. On the plastic surgery side, their board-certified plastic surgeon helps clients achieve their personal goals and restore their self-image. Listen to what clients have to say: “Each visit is better than the one before. They are awesome here! Highly recommend!” 

Interior Designer

LGB Interiors


Linda Burnside travels extensively, always with her camera at her side, and this international savoir-faire shows in her creative designs. She likes to call it a Destination project, whether it’s new construction or a remodeling undertaking. Her imprint has occurred on hotel design as well as whole-house planning. She’ll do one room or many, brand-new or make-over, helping you express your own lifestyle with flair.  The team at LGB Interiors continues to grow with the addition of talented designer, Katherine Miller. Visit their website to view a gorgeous portfolio of completed projects. 


Medical Park Pediatrics & Adolescence

Dr. Randy S Colby and Dr. Susan M Claytor-Caldwell head the practice at Medical Park Pediatrics & Adolescence, located at 120 Highland Center Drive in Columbia. Take a look at what their patients have to say: “Dr. Claytor and staff are amazing! She is very diligent and thorough in the care of her patients. My children have been seeing her for 18 years, I will be sad when my daughter ages out of the practice. We moved an hour and a half away and drive to see her. I can’t imagine them going to any other doctor.” 


Midlands Orthopedics & Neurosurgery


Midlands Orthopedics & Neurosurgery has a pioneering past and a progressive future. Their orthopaedic physicians have completed fellowship training in their sub-specialties: upper extremity, hand, foot and ankle, trauma, pediatric surgery, sports medicine, spine, and joint replacement. The practice’s Neurosurgeons are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the spine, brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and their supporting structures. Their freestanding ambulatory Surgery Center provides an efficient, cost-effective alternative to the traditional hospital stay. 

Plastic Surgery Practice

Lexington Plastic Surgery


Lexington Plastic Surgery, a Lexington Medical Center Physician Practice, employs the talents of Dr. Todd Lefkowitz – a dual Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Plastic surgery is both an art and a science. Dr. Lefkowitz applies the latest surgical techniques to achieve harmony, proportion, and balance. Cosmetic and reconstructive procedures are offered. Popular treatments include facelifts; breast lifts, implants, and reconstruction; tummy tucks, liposuction, Botox, facial fillers, chemical peels, and more. Some may be surprised to learn that men too are frequent clients at Lexington Plastic Surgery. The practice reports some of the more popular men’s services are facelifts, neck lifts, eye lifts, facial treatments, and Gynecomastia (male breast reduction). 

Real Estate

Keller Williams Palmetto: Candy Limehouse


With Candy Limehouse, the philosophy is simple: clients come first. Buyers, whether you are looking for your first home, your dream home, or an investment property, Candy is committed to providing you with the highest quality service. Sellers, Candy knows that selling a home is dependent on many factors. Whatever your reason for selling, her proven and effective marketing strategies will ensure that you get the highest possible price for your home. If clients aren’t left with an amazing experience, Candy doesn’t believe she has done her job. 


Grace Animal Hospital & Pet Lodge


At Grace Animal Hospital & Pet Lodge, animal patients receive modern, high quality, compassionate care. They are a full-service veterinary hospital providing medical, surgical, and dental care for your small and large animals. The pet lodge offers clean, spacious, climate-controlled, boarding for dogs and cats for your peace of mind while you’re away from home. They are also proud sponsors of the dogs used by Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services. These dogs help children and adults with physical disabilities and social needs. 

Wedding Planner 

Eventfully Chic by Parris


At Eventfully Chic by Parris, a bride isn’t just a client, she’s a friend for life. They offer full planning services, partial planning services, day-of special event coordination, and hourly consulting services. Their services are available to couples getting married throughout the Midlands of South Carolina. From the moment you say “yes” to the moment you say, “I do,” choose a certified wedding planner to ensure the biggest day of your life goes off without a hitch.