Dr. Horace W. Bledsoe Jr., MD

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Specializes in Family Medicine • Male • Age 64

1 Wellness Blvd Ste 200
Irmo, SC 29063
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Lexington Medical Center
2720 Sunset Boulevard
West Columbia, SC 29169

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1 Wellness Blvd Ste 200
Irmo, SC 29063
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Bledsoe Family Medicine
669 Barr Rd
Lexington, SC 29072
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    Dr. Bledsoe Jr.'s Experience

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    • Family Medicine

    Board Certifications

    • Family Practice
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    1 Board Action

    • Self-prescribing drugs and/or controlled substances  (2/22/2010)
    • Action Taken: Education
    • Summary: Dr. Horace William Bledsoe, Jr.; License # 8883

      Nature of Complaint:

      The physician engaged in questionable prescribing activities during the physician's tenure at Gilbert Urgent Care and Lexington Medical Center in that the physician prescribed medication for adult ADHD without detailed medical justification. The physician failed to document medical justification for the prescribed medication or request the aid of a specialist during the periods in which the substances were prescribed. The physician failed to maintain medical records in compliance with the standard of care while employed at Lexington Medical Center.

      The physician was indicted by the United States Government for diverting a controlled substance, testosterone, for the physician's personal use when he did not have a prescription.

      Action Taken:

      The South Carolina State Board of Medical Examiners has ordered:

      1. The physician has been issued a Public Reprimand by the board.
      2. The board has Suspended the physician's license to practice medicine in the State of South Carolina. The suspension has been Stayed upon the physician's payment of the second investigator's costs in the amount of $650.00.
      3. The physician shall pay the balance owed for administrative costs within two years.
      4. The physician shall successfully complete courses in prescribing and recordkeeping within one year.
      5. The physician must submit proof of completion of continuing medical education for the last two years to the board within thirty days.
      6. The physician must obtain re-certification in family medicine within two years.
    • State: South Carolina
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Medical University Of South Carolina
    Graduated in 1977

    Internship Hospital

    Charlotte Meml Hospital
    Complete in 1978

    Residency Hospital

    Charlotte Meml Hospital
    Complete in 1980
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Bledsoe Jr. & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Bledsoe Jr.'s Hospital Quality

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    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    7 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 7 responses
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    national average
    Experience with Dr. Bledsoe Jr.
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    7 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    7 responses
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    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    7 responses
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    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    7 responses
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    Office Locations

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    1 Wellness Blvd Ste 200
    Irmo, SC 29063
    (803) 749-1111 (Office)
    (803) 749-0052 (Fax)
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    Bledsoe Family Medicine
    669 Barr Rd
    Lexington, SC 29072
    (803) 957-8000 (Office)
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