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Columbia Gastroenterology Associates

2739 Laurel St., Suite 1A
Columbia, SC 29204
Phone: 803-799-4800 
Fax: 803-252-0052 

100 Palmetto Health Pkwy.
Suite 102
Columbia, SC 29212
Phone: 803-907-7600
Fax: 803-907-7609  

Since 1979, this highly respected group of board certified gastroenterologist has provided treatment for the full spectrum of gastrointestinal disorders, including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcer disease, inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatic and bilary disease, and all types of liver disorders. With extensive training from some of the most prestigious centers in the country, Columbia Gastroenterology Associates perform screening and therapeutic colonoscopy, endoscopy and state-of-the-art procedures such as balloon enterscopy of the small bowel, therapeutic ERCP and cholangioscopy.

Appointments
Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What to bring to your appointment
Patients should bring their insurance cards, a picture ID and a complete list of all medications they are taking. Or, you may wish to bring your medications with you. We may also ask you to bring films from another hospital or doctor's office if necessary.

The forms below may be printed and completed prior to your arrival. Please bring a copy to your visit.

 

Our Providers

Walter Bristow MD

Walter J. Bristow, III, MD, FACP, FACG
Born in Columbia, SC, Dr. Bristow received his Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina. He attended medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, graduating with his medical degree in 1983. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Bristow did his fellowship training in gastroenterology at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke Medical Center in Chicago, Ill. Dr. Bristow is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He is a member of multiple professional societies and is a fellow of American College of Physicians and a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology. He has served on numerous local medical committees. He has been listed in the "Guide to America's Top Physicians" by the Consumers' Research Council of America.

 Jorge Galan MD

Jorge L. Galán, DO
Dr. Galán graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelor's in chemistry. Dr. Galán became a Doctor of Osteopathy at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Newark, NJ. Dr. Galán completed his residency in internal medicine, became chief medical resident and completed his gastroenterology fellowship at Seton Hall University School of Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Galán is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. Dr. Galan is also fluent in Spanish.

 
 

D. Tupper Iseman, MD
Dr. Iseman is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and completed his gastroenterology fellowship at Louisiana State University. Dr. Iseman is board certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology. His special interests include colorectal cancer prevention, biliary tract disease, inflammatory bowel disease and hepatitis.

 

Edward E. Kimbrough, IV, MD
Dr. Kimbrough, a native of Columbia, obtained his undergraduate degree from Amherst College in Amherst, Mass. Dr. Kimbrough returned to Columbia to obtain his medical degree from USC School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology at Palmetto Richland Memorial hospital. Dr. Kimbrough is board certified in internal medicine as well as gastroenterology. 

 

Anthony D. Lowman, MD
Dr. Lowman graduated with honors from the University of South Carolina in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in psychology. He received his medical degree in 1981 from the Medical University of South Carolina. Following internships in psychiatry and internal medicine, Dr. Lowman completed a residency in internal medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. Thereafter, Dr Lowman completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center/University of Texas, San Antonio. Dr. Lowman is board certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology. 

 

Georges T. Postic, MD
Dr. Postic received his undergraduate and medical degree from the University of South Carolina and USC School of Medicine. His internship and residency were completed at the University of Florida/Shands Teaching Hospital in Gainesville, Fla. Dr. Postic completed a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Postic is fluent in French. Dr. Postic is board certified in internal medicine as well as gastroenterology. 

Columbia Gastro

Kinan Rahal, MD
Dr. Rahal received his medical degree from Damascus University School of Medicine in Damascus, Syria. After completing his residency in internal medicine at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich., Dr. Rahal completed a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Michigan. He completed his fellowship training in gastroenterology at Scott & White Hospital/Texas A&M College of Medicine. Dr. Rahal is fluent in Arabic.

 

Joseph S. Rice, Jr., MD
Dr. Rice received his undergraduate degree in medicine at Davidson College in Davidson, NC. From Davidson, Dr. Rice moved to Charleston and obtained his medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Va. Dr. Rice went on to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC where he completed his fellowship in gastroenterology. Dr. Rice is a clinical assistant professor of medicine, USC School of Medicine. Prior to coming back to Columbia Dr. Rice was an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Rice is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. 

Joseph Romagnuolo, MD, FRCPC, MSc, earned his medical degree from the University of Toronto. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, followed by a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Alberta and a master’s degree in epidemiology at McGill University. After more than a decade of teaching and endoscopic research in university practice, including more than 10 years on faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina, he has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Romagnuolo is board certified in gastroenterology. Internationally recognized for his expertise, Dr. Romagnuolo’s special interests include advanced endoscopy, such as interventional endoscopic ultrasound (EUS/FNA), advanced biliary and pancreatic ERCP, balloon enteroscopy, and endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR).

 

S. Marsh Willis, MD
Dr. Willis is a native South Carolinian. He is a graduate of Clemson University and Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga. His internship and residency in internal medicine were done in Denver, Colo., at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, affiliate of the University Of Colorado School of Medicine. He was chosen to be the chief resident in medicine for the year following his training. His specialty fellowship was done at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC and he has been in private practice in Columbia since 1990. He is board certified in internal medicine and in the subspecialty of gastroenterology. He is the author of numerous published articles and papers, and has a special interest in small bowel diseases/capsule endoscopy. He is the medical director of Lake Murray Endoscopy Center.