Dr. Claire Birdsong, MD

Dr. Claire Birdsong, MD

Family Medicine  ·  
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Age 53
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Dr. Claire Birdsong, MD is a family medicine specialist in Columbia, SC and has been practicing for 25 years. She graduated from Medical University of South Carolina in 1991 and specializes in family medicine.

100 Palmetto Health Pkwy Ste 220

Columbia, SC 29212

Contact Information

(803) 907-7700

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
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Dr. Birdsong's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Pain
Abnormal Thyroid
Acidosis
Actinic Keratosis
Acute Bronchitis
Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Acute Pharyngitis
Acute Sinusitis
Acute Tonsillitis
ADHD and-or ADD
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Allergic Reaction
Allergic Rhinitis
Allergies
Anal Disorders
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
Atherosclerosis
Back Pain
Bacterial Sepsis
Bedsores
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
Bladder Diseases
Bladder Infection
Blood Disorders
Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
Boil
Bone Disorders
Breast Diseases
Breast Pain
Bronchitis
Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
Bursitis
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cellulitis
Chest Pain
Cholesterol Screening
Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
Chronic Laryngitis
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Chronic Sinusitis
Cluster Headache
Coccygeal Pain
Confusion
Constipation
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Cough
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Dehydration
Depressive Disorders
Dermatitis
Dermatitis Due to Drugs
Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
Diabetes
Diabetes Counseling
Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
Diabetes Screening
Diabetes Type 1
Diabetes Type 2
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
Diabetic Polyneuropathy
Diarrhea
Difficulty With Walking
Diverticulosis, Intestinal
Dizziness
Dysphagia
Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
Ear Ache
Ear Disorders
Earwax Buildup
Elbow Injuries
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Emphysema
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
Enteritis
Erectile Dysfunction
Esophageal Diseases
Esophagitis
Essential Tremor
Fever
Fibromyalgia
Foot Conditions
Fungal Infections
Gait Abnormality
Ganglion Cyst
Gas-Bloat Syndrome
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gestational Diabetes
Gonorrhea Screening
Gout
Hair Loss
Headache
Heart Disease
Heart Palpitations
Hepatitis A Screening
Hepatitis B Virus Screening
Hepatitis C Virus Screening
Hepatitis Screening
Herpes Simplex Screening
Herpes Zoster Without Complication
Hidradenitis
High Cholesterol
HIV Screening
Hives
Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
Hypercalcemia
Hyperkalemia
Hyperlipidemia
Hypertension
Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
Hypoglycemia
Hypokalemia
Hypotension
Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
Hypothyroidism
Immunization
Infectious Diseases
Influenza (Flu)
Injuries
Insomnia
Intertrigo
Iron Metabolism Disorders
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Itchy Skin
Joint Pain
Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
Knee Disorders
Laryngitis
Larynx Conditions
Limb Cramp
Limb Pain
Limb Swelling
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
Lipid Disorders
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Liver Function Test
Low Back Pain
Low Blood Oxygen Level
Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
Malaise and Fatigue
Malnutrition
Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
Menopause
Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
Migraine
Mineral Metabolism Disorders
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Muscle Spasm
Muscle Weakness
Nausea
Newborn Metabolic Screening
Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
Nosebleed
Obesity
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis Screening
Otitis Media
Painful Urination (Dysuria)
Pap Smear
Partial Lung Collapse
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Peptic Ulcer
Pericardial Disease
Perimenopause
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Pharyngitis
Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
Plantar Fasciitis
Pneumonia
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
Polyneuropathy
Postherpetic Neuralgia
Pregnancy Test
Pregnancy-Related Disorders
Prostate Cancer Screening
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Function Test
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Rapid Flu Test
Rash
Raynaud's Disease
Restless Leg Syndrome
Rosacea
Sarcoidosis
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Seborrheic Dermatitis
Secondary Hypertension
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
Shingles
Shortness of Breath
Shoulder Disorders
Sickle Cell Disease
Sickle Cell Screening
Sinusitis
Skin Infections
Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders
Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
Spondylosis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Stomach Diseases
Swine Flu
Symptomatic Menopause
Syphilis Screening
Testicular Dysfunction
Thrombosis
Thyroid Disease
Thyroid Screening
Tobacco Use Disorder
Tonsillitis
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Tremor
Trichomoniasis Screening
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Ulcer
Urinary Disorders
Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Stones
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
Vaginosis Screening
Venous Insufficiency
Vertigo
Viral Infection
Vitamin D Deficiency
Warts
Wellness Examination
Wheezing

About Me

Care Philosophy

As a family physician, I treat the whole patient of all ages. Preventive care and working with you the patient to develop a plan you can follow is a key component to my team's care.

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1994
Richland Mem Hospital
Residency Hospital
1994
Richland Mem Hospital
Internship Hospital
1991
Medical University of South Carolina
Medical School
1987
Duke University
Undergraduate School
1994
1994
1991
1987

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Dr. Birdsong's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Birdsong

4.1

Based on 27 reviews

5 Stars
66.66666666666667%
(18)
4 Stars
7.407407407407407%
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3 Stars
7.407407407407407%
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2 Stars
11.11111111111111%
(3)
1 Star
7.407407407407407%
(2)

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Dr. Birdsong is very competent, knowledgeable, and has a wonderful bedside manner. She is kind, attentive, and really listens to patients, offering options (when appropriate) for their treatment. I feel heard and genuinely cared for with Dr. Birdsong, and she has helped me become healthier over the...Read More
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Dr. Birdsong is an excellent caring doctor who listens and cares about her patients. My parents have been patients of hers for years and have received individualized attention each visit. They would not consider seeing any other doctor.
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I love Dr. Birdsong! She truly cares about her patients. I have never felt rushed, and she is very thorough answering any questions I have. I won’t go to anyone else.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Birdsong for 20+ years! She is an excellent, conscientious and ethical doctor! Would NEVER consider another primary physician. When I have to be referred to another physician, I trust her judgment! Dr. Birdsong has helped me with my medications since I am now on Part...Read More
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Dr. Claire Birdsong is one of the best physicians around Columbia. She is a kind and caring individual who listens to her patients.
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Aetna
Choice PPO
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas, Inc. HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Options PPO
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

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