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Atrium Ridge Internal Medicine
11 Atrium Ridge Court
Columbia, SC 29223
Office Hours: Monday -Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
About Our Practice
Welcome to Atrium Ridge Internal Medicine. Our staff strives to provide patients with the best service possible. We pride ourselves on meeting our patients' needs and addressing their health care concerns in a professional atmosphere. Located in northeast Columbia, we are convenient to I-77 and I-20.
Our 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 an Internist?
Internists are trained to have a personal and long-term commitment to patients, broad knowledge and skill in diagnosis and treatment, and a caring bedside manner. Internists treat both common and complex illnesses and offer high quality primary care to adults and adolescents. They provide continuing care for their patients in the office, during hospitalization (in concert with a hospitalist) and other long-term care. Internists serve as coordinators of patient care when other medical specialists, such as surgeons, are involved.
|Meet Our Providers|
Gary B. Bell, MD, is board certified in internal medicine. He obtained his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed his internship and residency at Medical University Hospital in Charleston, SC. Dr. Bell has been caring for patients in the Midlands area for more than 25 years.
Kellé B. Rouse, MD, is board certified in internal medicine. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed her residency at Greenville Memorial Hospital, University Medical Center in Greenville, SC.
To make an appointment, please call 803-699-9992. Our office hours are Monday -Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 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. Please provide 24 hours notice if cancelling an appointment.
The forms below may be printed and completed prior to your arrival. Please bring a copy to your visit.
Prescriptions and Refills
Please allow 48 hours to refill prescription requests. You may contact our office if you need additional information about prescriptions.
Atrium Ridge has a physician on call each night and on weekends. Please be assured your care is in the best of hands.
If you need after-hours medical attention for an issue that is not life threatening, Palmetto Health has two Urgent Care locations. First Care, located at 2406 Decker Blvd., also offers extended hours.
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.
From Two Notch Road, turn onto Atrium Way (next to The Lighthouse). Turn left on Atrium Ridge Court. Our office faces Atrium Way. Please call us if you need further directional assistance.
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.
|Our 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.|