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Anna-Kathryn R. Burch, MD

Rebecca W. Widener, MD

About our practice

At Palmetto Health-USC Pediatric Infectious Disease, we specialize in comprehensive treatment for recurring or persistent conditions in children caused by bacteria and viral infections. We offer consultations for children and young adults in Columbia, Lexington and across the Midlands region of South Carolina, are actively involved in clinical research and medical student and resident education, and facilitate the only comprehensive HIV/AIDS program for children in the 17-county referral area. In addition, we provide pediatric infectious disease expertise and advice to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Services, and are responsible for the administration of the state's first Antibiotic Stewardship program.

Our services

We care for a full spectrum of infectious and immunologic diseases in chidren inluding those caused by bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses. 

We consult on conditions including: 

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) 
  • Bone and joint infections 
  • Hepatitis
  • Meningitis 
  • Respiratory infections
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Unknown illnesses with extended fever or are recurrent

About Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group

We are proud to be part of Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group, which includes caring, compassionate health care professionals who are highly trained to meet your medical needs in Columbia, Lexington and across the greater Midlands region of South Carolina.

Providing excellent medical care in comfortable office environments, our network team of physicians, advanced care providers, nurses and staff is prepared to answer any questions you have. We provide comprehensive medical care for short-term needs like annual physicals as well as ongoing management of chronic diseases. Prevention is a big part of your overall care plan. Should additional, focused medical treatment ever be needed, our doctors will refer you to a specialist and stay involved in your care. Only at Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will you find the extensive level of expertise available from a wide variety of specialists.

Our affiliate system

Prisma Health is the largest not-for-profit health organization in South Carolina, serving more than 1.2 million patients annually. Our 30,000 team members are dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of you and your family. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will be rebranded at a later date and will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

Our promise is to: Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference.

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Palmetto Health is becoming Prisma Health. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group is part of Prisma Health.