Dr. Carlos Soto, MD

Family MedicineMaleAge 45

Dr. Soto
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Colonial Family Practice, Sumter, SC

4700 Forest Dr Columbia, SC 29206

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(803) 638-8770

Dr. Carlos Soto, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Columbia, SC. He is affiliated with medical facilities Prisma Health Baptist Hospital and Prisma Health Richland Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Soto to book an appointment.

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Dr. Soto's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Cardiovascular Disease Counseling
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Management Services
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • HIV Screening
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Obesity Counseling
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Physical Examination
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Preventive Care
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Sore Throat
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Sunburn
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Soto accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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What went well
  • Office environment (27)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (25)
  • Explained conditions well (25)
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly (10)
  • Appointment was rushed (8)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (7)
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Dr Soto Has been a very good doctor for me. I have been seeing him and his staff for about 8 years. I had written a review before and added this one as well. He has always been very good with diagnosing and keeping me healthy. I have had mostly blood pressure and related things to manage as I get older. I can't say enough good things about his office and staff. I also have had a stress test, xrays, and ultrasound done at his office which is SUPER CONVENIENT for me... Scott
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Scott C in Columbia, SC – Aug 10, 2018
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I recently moved to this area from out of state and was extremely anxious about locating a new primary physician. My concerns were immediately addressed in a compassionate and professional manner by Dr. Soto and the wonderful staff at this family medicine center. He spent quite a bit of time listening to my (quite extensive) medical history and answered every question. I am feeling much better, in regards to my medical care, as a new transplant to South Carolina.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Michele in Columbia, SC – May 29, 2018
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Dr. Soto was very compassionate and listened well to my issues. As a 100% service connected disabled veteran, Dr. Soto was able to take care of all of my medical needs until the VA was able to care for me. I consider Colonial very lucky to have him.
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Mikr Harvey in Columbia, s.c. – Jan 09, 2017
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Dr. Soto & staff have really impressed me. I have several health issues & sought Dr. Soto's help to be sure I was staying on top of everything. I started off requesting a neurology appt. He agreed as long as I would allow him to work my case up properly (bloodwork, etc.) before sending me to a specialist. It's been a long journey because Dr. Soto caught a few issues & I was treated. After 6 mos. & without me saying a word, my neurology appt. was set & I was notified by mail! Wow! He remembered!
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Tara in Columbia, SC – Sep 04, 2016
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I had some major issues going on and as i talked with him about these issues his response was or your to young for it to be this and that. I went to another doctor who then asked me if i was some way immune to cancer or other illnesses since i was to young for anything to be wrong. After my car wreck he would not prescribe anything to help with the pain even though i was not sleeping and i tried to tell him i was allergic to a certain medicine which he then wrote me a prescription for.
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Columbia, SC – Mar 30, 2016
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Dr. Carlos Soto, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Columbia, SC. He is affiliated with medical facilities Prisma Health Baptist Hospital and Prisma...Read more


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Dr. Soto frequently treats Cough, Liver Function Test, and Electrocardiogram (EKG). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Soto treats.

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Colonial Family Practice, Sumter, SC

Colonial Family Practice, Sumter, SC4700 Forest Dr Columbia, SC 29206

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Prisma Health Baptist Hospital

Columbia, SC

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

Prisma Health Richland Hospital

Columbia, SC

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average