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About Dr. Robert E Hartvigsen

Dr. Robert E Hartvigsen, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Columbia, SC. He has 33 years of experience. His specialties include Sleep Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Otolaryngology and Family Medicine. Dr. Hartvigsen has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

40 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Robert E Hartvigsen is Great. Dr. Robert E Hartvigsen has been rated by 40 patients. From those 40 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Robert E Hartvigsen is 4.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Hartvigsen Family Medicine

115 Blarney Dr Ste 212
Columbia, SC 29223
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Specialties

Dr. Robert E Hartvigsen has the following 4 specialties

  • Sleep Medicine

    A sleep medicine specialist is specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders involving sleep.
    Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma, and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists often work in sleep centers where they observe a patient while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the causes of sleep disturbance, or an inability to sleep (insomnia).
    Sleep medicine specialists treat patients through advising on sleep hygiene, providing cognitive behavioral therapy, using light therapy, or medical sleep aides.

  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • Otolaryngology

    An otolaryngologist is more commonly referred to as an ENT, someone that can treat medical issues you may be having with you ears, nose, or throat. This is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions of the ear, nose, sinuses, larynx (voice box), mouth, throat, head, and neck. These doctors treat patients through both medical and surgical means. For instance, an otolaryngologist may treat an obstruction of the nasal passage, caused by malformation of the nose, through rhinoplasty.

  • 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. Robert E Hartvigsen has the following 7 expertise

  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Loss (non-surgical)
  • Influenza
  • Immunization
  • Contraception
  • Check-up
  • Family Planning

Dr. Robert E Hartvigsen has 4 board certified specialties

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Board Certifications

Dr. Robert E Hartvigsen is Board Certified in 4 specialties

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Reviews

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New Patient

I am a retired RN so I'm familiar with physicians. Dr. Hartvigsen is very knowledgeable on anything I want to discuss. This doctor keeps up with his practice by reading journals and medical updates new and exciting research. Some of the physicians I have known seems to think that their education pretty much ended after graduation. The first time I met with Dr. Hartvigsen, in January, 2017, I knew I would continue being his patient.

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Five Stars

Very good

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20 minutes
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Rude And snappy

I only went once & that was enough, he is a horrid individual! Bedside manners, he has NO manners!

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10 minutes
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Excellent MD

I have been seeing Dr. Hartvigsen for about 20 years. I drive 30 minutes to see him, often have to wait, but I know it's because someone needed that extra time and I respect him for that. I truly trust him. I love our visits, it feels more like visiting a friend. He listens to the underlying problems related to the presumed issue, he is like getting a bonus therapist only better because he has actual advise. I prefer a natural approach when available and he has been totally supportive of my preferences. Finally, I am not the ideal patient, I forget to follow up unless I am in pain or need something, I dodge those milestone procedures like the plague, but he always treats me with dignity and respect. I always recommend this doctor!

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Great Doc

When I visit, we discuss any and all issues, and I find that he is a partner in my medical care. Far from dictating medicine, we talk about options and frankly I find it astounding that he prefers stretching and exercise rather than drugs for my aches, pains, and arthritis.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree

    Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)

    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 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    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.

  • Education

    33 Years Experience

  • University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Robert E Hartvigsen accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO

Locations & Directions

Hartvigsen Family Medicine, 115 Blarney Dr Ste 212, Columbia, SC
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