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Dr. Kaoru J Pridgen MD is a male Family Practitioner, has 9 years of experience and practices in Family Medicine, General Practice, and Critical Care Medicine.
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Dr. Kaoru Pridgen has 2 office locations.
11 Gateway Corners Park
Northeast Arcadia Lakes, Columbia, SC 29203

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Locations and availability (2)
License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

  • Currently 3.5 of 4 stars
Patient comments (12)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Kaoru Pridgen is Excellent. Dr. Pridgen has been reviewed by 29 patients who have provided 12 comments. The rating is 3.5 out of 4 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.5
  • Currently 3.4615384615385 of 4 stars
Promptness 3.7
  • Currently 3.65 of 4 stars
Courteous Staff 3.5
  • Currently 3.4615384615385 of 4 stars
Accurate Diagnosis 3.8
  • Currently 3.76 of 4 stars
Bedside Manner 3.8
  • Currently 3.8076923076923 of 4 stars
Spends Time with Me 3.8
  • Currently 3.8461538461538 of 4 stars
Follows Up After Visit 3.6
  • Currently 3.5714285714286 of 4 stars

Specialties & Research

Dr. Kaoru Pridgen, MD is board certified in Family Medicine.

  • He has special expertise in 1 area:
  • Flu (Human Influenza)

Education & Awards

Dr. Pridgen graduated from Ross University, Edison. He has 5 awards.

Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2013)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009 - 2013)
Bridges to Excellence Recognition
Diabetes Care Recognition (2012 - 2014)
Level I
NCQA Diabetes Physician Recognition Program (2015)
On-Time Doctor Award (2009)


Dr. Pridgen has 3 hospital affiliations:

  • Lexington Medical Center 
  • Palmetto Health Richland 
  • Providence Hospital Northeast 

Accepted Insurance Plans

Dr. Pridgen accepts these health insurances in at least one office:

  • United Healthcare - 12 plans
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio - 5 plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina - 3 plans
  • Cigna - 11 plans
  • Great-West Healthcare - 2 plans


  • Spanish

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Where does Dr. Kaoru J. Pridgen practice?
Dr. Kaoru Pridgen practices Family Medicine, General Practice, and Critical Care Medicine near Columbia, SC.
See Columbia Family Physicians, Columbia General Practitioners, and Columbia Critical Care Practitioners.