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Dr. Kaoru J Pridgen Is this you?

About Dr. Kaoru J Pridgen

Dr. Kaoru J Pridgen, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Columbia, SC. Her specialties include Family Medicine. Dr. Pridgen is affiliated with Providence Hospital Northeast. Dr. Pridgen has received 9 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

46 Ratings with 18 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Kaoru J Pridgen is Great. Dr. Kaoru J Pridgen has been rated by 46 patients. From those 46 patients 18 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Kaoru J Pridgen is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Colonial Healthcare

4700 Forest Dr Ste 101
Columbia, SC 29206
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Specialties

Dr. Kaoru J Pridgen has the following 1 specialty

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Kaoru J Pridgen has the following 6 expertise

  • Contraception
  • Weight Loss
  • Influenza
  • Immunization
  • Check-up
  • Family Planning

Dr. Kaoru J Pridgen has 0 board certified specialties

See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience

Reviews

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Five Stars

If you're looking for a really good doctor that really Care's then give Dr.pridgen a chance you will be surprised she's not like some doctors that don't take the time to talk to or help find out what is going on if you have health issue's she will take the time to help you. I will not see another doctor again and her nurse's are very nice and great people my overall experience since I have been going their has been great.

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25 minutes
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Two Stars

Dr. Pridgen is a caring person, however, I'm not always sure that she is thorough all the time. The wait time at Colonial is very unprofessional and not all conducive to client's work schedule. Waiting to have prescription filled is not timely, and sometimes forgotten by the nurse. Getting a return call is like waiting to hear from heaven.

Wait time
56 minutes
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bummed

Never got my medicine. It's been six months. I don't know why these people can't handle a simple prescription.

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Do not go

Lack of communication with the staff and doctor, very long wait time, and no personal relationship with doctor ever since she join colonial health..

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Review

Do not go to this doctor they will put you through every type of obstacle to just get a prescription. I did like it when I first went, but now since they have changed to Colonial Healthcare it has been awful. I cant get a prescription or if I try it takes about a week. The nurse called and said they had it ready since the messed up on it on the week before because their Sumter office and Columbia didn't communicate so I had to go without my medicine for 5 days and when I go up to the office since it's "ready" they said Dr. Pridgen had left for lunch and they aren't allowed to give it to me since it hadn't been signed like it should have the week before. This type of situation has happened the past couple of times just to get my medicine. I took work off to just drive up to the office for them to tell me she had left for lunch and it wasn't signed and had to leave without anything just like the week before.

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  • Awards

    9 Awards

  • NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program

    NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program

    NCQA developed the Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP) to provide clinicians with tools to support the delivery and recognition of consistent high quality care. This voluntary program is designed to recognize clinicians who use evidence-based measures and provide excellent care to their patients with diabetes.

  • NCQA Heart/Stroke Recognition Program

    NCQA Heart/Stroke Recognition Program

    The NCQA Heart/Stroke Recognition Program was launched in 2003. This voluntary program is designed to recognize clinicians who use evidence-based measures and provide excellent care to persons with cardiovascular disease (CVD) or who have had a stroke.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2009, 2014)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree

    Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2013)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Bridges to Excellence: Cardiac Care Recognition Program

    Bridges to Excellence: Cardiac Care Recognition Program

    Cardiovascular disease refers to a number of very serious and costly conditions, including Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD). To encourage more effective treatment and management, BTE worked with cardiac care experts

  • Bridges to Excellence: Diabetes Care Recognition Program

    Bridges to Excellence: Diabetes Care Recognition Program

    Millions of Americans have some form of diabetes, and millions more cases are undiagnosed. To encourage more effective treatment and management, Bridges To Excellence® worked with diabetes experts to develop

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Pridgen is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

  • Palmetto Health Alliance

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Kaoru J Pridgen accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS South Carolina
    • BCBS South Carolina
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Colonial Healthcare, 4700 Forest Dr Ste 101, Columbia, SC

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