I disagree with the previous former 2-year patient of Palmetto Family Med. Yes there have been changes at the office. Several PA's left as they were offered more money at NE Providence Hospital. Money talks when you have a family to take care of. How do I know this? I saw both of them over my 10 years as a patient here? Mr. Patel is gone as he should be if you had seen him. I never logged a complaint, but refused to see him. His bedside manor was less than fair. My reason for not wanting to see him had nothing to do with his heritage. My husband and I have been going to see Dr. Martin for 10 plus years now. Dr. Ditzler, Dr. Martin, and Dr. Coddingham have all been very approachable and very accommodating to my husbands, my adult children’s needs, and mine. Their staff has been compassionate and has returned my calls, filled out extra insurance documents, and even took on my mentally disabled son when no other doctors in the area would. I'm not sure what the other patients complaints were or why, but my 10 plus years at Palmetto Family Medicine has been a very positive experience. Please do not let that one posting deter you from visiting this office. Their hours of operation are work friendly, the waits are minimal, they’re in network with most insurance companies (as mine keeps changing every year) they have an in house lab that prevents you from having to go to multiple locations to complete one physical. Their office is new, clean and state of the art. I all so Love Dr. Coddingham's husband at Blythewood Dentistry. He's a wonderful dentist. I normally do not post comments on YP.com, but lost some numbers in my IPhone and was looking up theirs to add it back in when I noticed the comments. I felt compelled to write my first ever comment to Palmetto Family Medicine after 10 years of service. Sorry it took me so long. I am a Nurse by degree and work in the medical sales industry. Trust me, if this practice was not great, I wouldn’t allow any of my family members to see them. Especially my mentally retarded adult son who sees Dr. Coddingham with out me being there at times. That’s how much I trust them. Cathy
Dr.David E. Koon jr. He is a very nice DR. and is very good he listens to my questions and answers them so i can understand the answer without the big,long medical terms.When i had a cyst, trigger thumb he took care of it. He gave me 2 choices i can have done 1 a shot in the thumb 2 times or have it taken it out by having Surgery i choose option #2 because my family DR tried the shot and it did not work. He is a young DR.with good manners except when it was time to have my Surgery i looked at him and thought oh no this tiger is going to have a Gamecock under the knife today ha ha . He is a very nice,good Dr i would tell my friends,family if they need a good ORTHOPEDIC Physican/Surgeon he,s the best in my book.
Dr. Fishman is all right. He has helped a lot of people over the years. Experience is good. He seems to be more hemmed in since the new health care law, and in my opinion does not talk as freely. His assistant Tammy is as mean as the dickens and a control freak. You cannot tell her one thing. If Dr. Fishman tells you he wants this done, she changes it as if she is the doctor. She talks to a person like they are dirt. Can hardly stand going in there because of her.