Dr. Carlton Cauthen, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 48

Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Carlton Cauthen, MD is a Pulmonologist in West Columbia, SC and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Cauthen has extensive experience in Obstructive Lung Disease, Pulmonary Vascular Conditions, and Sleep Apnea. He graduated from University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine medical school in 2002. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Lexington Medical Center and MUSC Health Columbia Medical Center Downtown. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Carlton Cauthen, MD

Carolina Pulmonary & Critical Care

2728 Sunset Blvd Ste 104 West Columbia, SC 29169
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Dr. Cauthen is affiliated with Lexington Medical Center West Columbia, a highly rated hospital.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Cauthen

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Cauthen treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Cauthen treats other conditions, please contact the office at (803) 256-0464.

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Dr. Cauthen is experienced in the area of Obstructive Lung Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Asthma
Emphysema
Bronchiectasis
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Pulmonary Vascular Conditions

Pulmonary vascular specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the flow of blood between the heart and lungs, including pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary embolism.Compare with other Pulmonary Vascular Conditions specialists.

Dr. Cauthen is experienced in the area of Pulmonary Vascular Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
Pulmonary Embolism
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Sleep Apnea

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep Apnea specialists.

Dr. Cauthen is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Sleep Apnea
Sleep Study
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Dr. Cauthen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Paracentesis
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Alkalosis
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Gallstones
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Ileus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Interpretation of Electrocardiograms
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Megacolon
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Rhinoscopy
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ventilator Management
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Cauthen accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
Wellpath Preferred PPO
First Choice Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Health Net
Medicaid
Tricare
HealthPlus
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MedCost
MedCost PPO
MedHealthInsurance
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
SelectHealth
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Cauthen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cauthen

3.8

Based on 22 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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He was just very down to earth. Talked to me like I as his family member honest and genuine and answered all my questions. Also cks u very throughly so that u know exactly what the condition ur lungs r in Very happy that I have a dr that I can trust and who listens
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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Kathy – May 17, 2021
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Dr. Cauthen is an awesome doctor. He takes his time to listen and he asks lots of questions.. You can tell that he cares and wants to help you with your problem. I drive for 1-1/2 hrs just to see him instead of someone else that is near!! I highly recommend him.
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Dianne James in Darlington, SC – Mar 19, 2018
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Dr. Elton left and Dr Cauthen took my husband for his patient.First thing he did was give my husband prevanar to provent other lung dieseases.He is at the Lexington office for us.Dr.Greg Cauthen saw a spot on his lung and within 5 weeks we had CT and Biopsy and The Surgery to get that cancer out of the upper lobe of my Husband last July.Our whole family is so happy, that it happened so fast!Truth husband had smoked for 55 years and Quit July 12th,2016 Before the surgery!Lung function is 100% !
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
What could be improved
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Lexington, SC – Mar 15, 2017
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As close to a death sentence as you can get. Long story short, he got my mother, sister in law and me in the basement of the hospital to tell us my brother had maybe a year to live with treatment. without it, 6 months. My brother was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and we only found out the moment dr Cauthen gathered us before Tim went in for a procedure to actually determine the extent of his illness. I would love for Dr Death to know to this day that Tim is still living and doing well!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Anne wright in Columbia, SC – Sep 26, 2016
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Dr Cauthen is a straight shooter. He tells it they way he sees it. He has been great in keeping me as well as possible.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Gregg A – Mar 12, 2016
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Great
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Providing comprehensive evaluation for pulmonary and sleep disorders focusing on acccurate diagnosis and cutting edge therapies without losing site on quality of life 

Biography

Born in South Carolina and grew up in North Carolina.   Proud to be practicing and serving the patients of central South Carolina.  

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2005
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2005
LSU School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2003
LSU School of Medicine
Internship Hospital
2002
University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine
Medical School
1996
University Of South Carolina
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Carlton Cauthen, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Cauthen frequently treats Obstructive Lung Disease, Pulmonary Vascular Conditions, and Sleep Apnea. See all practice areas where Dr. Cauthen specializes.

Where is Dr. Carlton Cauthen, MD's office located?

Dr. Cauthen's office is located at 2728 Sunset Blvd Ste 104, West Columbia, SC 29169. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Carolina Pulmonary & Critical Care

Lexington Sleep Solutions2728 Sunset Blvd Ste 104 West Columbia, SC 29169
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Cauthen is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Lexington Medical Center

West Columbia, SC

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

MUSC Health Columbia Medical Center Downtown

Columbia, SC

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

MUSC Health Kershaw Medical Center

Camden, SC

62% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% lower than the national average

Prisma Health Baptist Hospital

Columbia, SC

65% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received

Prisma Health Richland Hospital

Columbia, SC

64% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% lower than the national average

1 Award Received