Several offices in the greater Columbia area
Eric J. Faile
Riverside Family Practice
3907 S. Hwy. 14, Greenville, SC 29615.
He has been my family Dr. for a number of years, and he has
never been anything but polite, respectful and professional.
In general he is a very kind man who really does care about his
patients. He has gone out of his way to help me in times past,
meeting me at the office for an asthma treatment on a Saturday
when I needed it, calling me after 5:00PM, because I cannot take
calls at work. He ALWAYS calls with lab work results. Even his
nursing staff speak highly of him, and say he is genuinely nice,
where others may pretend to be.
He does not lecture about weight. He might mention that losing
a little weight could help with an issue, such as my arthritic
knees, but he then follows it up with asking if that is
something I want to try to do.
Their examining tables can be raised to provide back support
when needed. I have never had an issue with the furniture
there. I weigh about 300 pounds.
The down side: Some days it can be almost impossible to get a
phone call through to this office.
Most all the doctors at the practice are very nice and
respectful except one [name provided on request].
When Dr. Faile [heard about what this doctor had done] he
apologized profusely and even stated, "He should never have done
that or treated you that way!" Doctors do not often say anything
negative about each other, but he was that appalled by his
Johnny Y. Smith
Lexington Family Practice (Formerly Carolina Primary Care)
7037 St. Andrews Road Irmo, South Carolina 29212
I like Dr. Smith very well. He has never just assumed that any
medical problem I've had is caused by being fat. He always tries
to find the root cause of whatever problem I've had. The waiting
room has a long, sturdy pew style bench and there are armless
chairs available in some of the exam rooms. I have seen all the
doctors in this particular office and a couple of the ones that
cover after hours and have never had a problem with any of them
about my weight except for one [name available on request]. The
office staff are very nice and will schedule you with your
doctor of choice if possible. This practice has several offices
in the greater Columbia area and they have weekend office hours
available for their patients. Large and thigh B/P cuffs are
UPDATE: This office has reverted back to being Lexington Family
Practice. They had gone into partnership with another group and
the HMO's were trying to dictate to them about the amount of
time they were taking seeing patients, so they bought themselves
Lexington Family Practice
3314 Platt Springs Road
West Columbia, SC 29170
The waiting room has a very long and sturdy wooden bench. The
chairs in the exam rooms have arms. I sit on his little rolly
stool. And he doesn't have a problem with that. He told me that
he is working on buying new chairs for all of the exam
rooms....without arms. This man is absolutely wonderful. He
treated me with respect and dignity and would laugh with me and
talk with me.
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