David Charles Fisher, MD

Family Medicine
566 Spears Creek Church Road Suite 102-B
Elgin, SC 29045 Get Directions
803.995.5555
David Charles Fisher, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

412.50 every 3 months **
825.00 every 6 months **
1,650.00 each year **

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My passion for the care of my patients goes beyond just the office visit. After a recent period of being the patient rather than the doctor, finding myself in a very serious situation and condition, I now have a very different viewpoint of what it’s like to be a patient facing death – and a new level of empathy and understanding to bring to my patients’ care that I just didn’t have to this degree before.
 
I completed my residency in family medicine at Palmetto Health/USC Richland Memorial Hospital and with residency and private practice, I have over 25 years of patient care practice experience here in Columbia. I enjoy the benefit of being able to offer my patients the care of great specialists in the southeast whom I know personally from either years of referrals or those with whom I was a resident 25 years ago!
 
My main focus of practice has been chronic disease management of diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and lipid abnormalities. I am also the guy who actually loves the challenge of making a diagnosis regardless of how difficult it is, however, I know when to pass the patient into the care of the specialists, when needed.
 
I chose to leave the ever more common way of practicing medicine for the MDVIP approach to healthcare, where the patient becomes the center of focus. I no longer have to practice medicine where the doctor only gets to spend 6-10 minutes with the patient. This is called volume-based medicine and I’ve decided it’s not for me.
 
I couldn’t be more excited about practicing true patient-centered healthcare in my MDVIP-affiliated practice where you and I can work together to create a happier, healthier you!
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Dr. Fisher's Credentials

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Residency:
Palmetto Health Richland Hospital, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Columbia, SC
Family Medicine 1994-1996

Internship:
Palmetto Health Richland Hospital, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Columbia, SC
1993-1994

Medical School:
Marshall University School of Medicine, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Huntington, WV
Doctorate of Medicine 1993

Undergraduate:
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology 1987

American Board of Family Medicine
Bale Doneen Endorsed Provider
Palmetto Health Richland Hospital
Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital
Voted Doctor of the Year for South Carolina, The South Carolina State Newspaper 2016
Palmetto Baptist Hospital
 - Member, Credentials Committee 2000-2001
 - Department Vice Chairman, Medical Executive Committee 2001
 - Member, Nutrition Committee 2001
 - Chief of Staff, Family Medicine 2000
 - Vice Chair, Medical Executive Committee 1999
South Carolina Medical Association
 - Bioethics Committee 2018-present
 - CME Committee 2018- present
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Medical Association
South Carolina Medical Association
South Carolina

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Testimonials from patients of Dr. Fisher

from Tracy in SC March 12, 2020 for David Charles Fisher, MD

I came down with flu the day after Christmas. I feel Dr Fisher done everything imaginable to help me get better. He is a very caring Dr. My parents are seeing him now also and me is working on getting them back on the right track again.
Dr Fisher in my opinion is the best. He actually cares about his patients. No matter the time of day he reaches out to you to see if you ate ok.

from Sharon in SC March 12, 2020 for David Charles Fisher, MD

I had to move unexpectedly and I was under the care of Allan McKenzie in Little Rock. He was an excellent Dr and I hated to leave his practice. I was upset because I did not know any MVIP Dr here in SC but Dr MacKenzie call Dr David Fisher on the phone to discuss my problems and care. I admit I was a little nervous meeting him but I was very pleased with his knowledge of my medical issues… See more

from Mark in SC March 11, 2020 for David Charles Fisher, MD

De. Fisher I never thought I would be cared for by physician like yourself. At every turn in my life you have guided me with the best knowledge in health care. I have always valued how you talk to me instead of down to me. Explaining the reason why you prescribe medication always makes me know you are looking for me. I will always follow you.

from Robin in SC March 10, 2020 for David Charles Fisher, MD
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From the moment I became a patient of Dr Fisher's I knew that he cared a great deal about me and my health. He explains everything in a way that I can undserstand and has inspired me to be healthier. In short, he changed everything - diet, exercise and my meds which I KNEW were not working but could'nt get my previous physician to understand. 20+ lbs lost and improved test results… See more

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