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Dr. Richard Frierson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Columbia, SC. He has 28 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry. Dr. Frierson is affiliated with Palmetto Health Richland, Palmetto Health Baptist and William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute. He speaks English.


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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Richard Frierson has the following 17 areas of expertise, 1 specialty and 2 board certifications.


A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.


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Locations & Directions

USC School of Medicine

3555 Harden Street Ext
Columbia, SC 29203

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