Dr. Martha Hester, MD

Dr. Martha Hester, MD

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Dr. Martha Hester, MD is a family medicine specialist in Columbia, SC and has been practicing for 25 years. She graduated from University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in family medicine.

5900 Garners Ferry Rd

Columbia, SC 29209

Contact Information

(803) 695-5450

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Hester's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Pain
Abnormal Thyroid
Achilles Tendinitis
Actinic Keratosis
Acute Bronchitis
Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Acute Pharyngitis
Acute Sinusitis
Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
ADHD and-or ADD
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Allergic Reaction
Allergic Rhinitis
Anemia
Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
Anxiety
Arthritis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Asthma
Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
Ataxia
Atherosclerosis
Atrophic Vaginitis
Autonomic Disorders
Back Pain
Bacterial Sepsis
Bedsores
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
Bladder Diseases
Bladder Infection
Blood Disorders
Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
Bone Disorders
Breast Diseases
Breast Pain
Bronchiectasis
Bronchitis
Bronchospasm
Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
Bunion
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cellulitis
Chest Pain
Cholesterol Screening
Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Chronic Pharyngitis
Chronic Sinusitis
Coccygeal Pain
Cold Sore
Common Cold
Confusion
Constipation
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Cough
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Dehydration
Dermatitis
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
Dry Skin
Dysentery
Dysphagia
Ear Ache
Ear Disorders
Earwax Buildup
Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Detergents
Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
Elbow Injuries
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Emphysema
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
Enteritis
Erectile Dysfunction
Esophageal Diseases
Esophagitis
Essential Tremor
Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
Fever
Fibromyalgia
Foot Conditions
Fungal Infections
Fungal Nail Infection
Gait Abnormality
Ganglion Cyst
Gas-Bloat Syndrome
Gastritis
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastroparesis
Gonorrhea Screening
Gout
Hair Loss
Hammer Toe
Headache
Heart Disease
Heart Palpitations
Hemorrhoids
Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
Hepatitis A Screening
Hepatitis B Virus Screening
Hepatitis C Virus Screening
Hepatitis Screening
Herpes Simplex Infection
Herpes Zoster Without Complication
HIV Screening
Hives
Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
Hypercalcemia
Hyperkalemia
Hyperlipidemia
Hypertension
Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
Hypoglycemia
Hypokalemia
Hypotension
Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
Hypothyroidism
Immunization
Indigestion
Influenza (Flu)
Insomnia
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Itchy Skin
Joint Pain
Knee Disorders
Knee Sprain
Lactose Intolerance
Larynx Conditions
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Limb Cramp
Limb Pain
Limb Swelling
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
Lipid Disorders
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Liver Function Test
Low Back Pain
Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
Malaise and Fatigue
Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
Migraine
Mineral Metabolism Disorders
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Muscle Weakness
Nasopharyngitis
Nausea
Neck Muscle Strain
Newborn Metabolic Screening
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
Outer Ear Infection
Overweight
Painful Urination (Dysuria)
Pap Smear
Pap Smear Abnormalities
Partial Lung Collapse
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Peptic Ulcer
Perimenopause
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Pharyngitis
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Wart
Pneumonia
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
Polyneuropathy
Prostate Cancer Screening
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Function Test
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Rapid Flu Test
Rash
Reflux Esophagitis
Restless Leg Syndrome
Rh Incompatibility Screening
Rickets
Ringworm
Rosacea
Sarcoidosis
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
Shingles
Shortness of Breath
Shoulder Disorders
Sinusitis
Skin Infections
Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders
Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
Sore Throat
Spondylosis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Still's Disease
Stomach Diseases
Swine Flu
Symptomatic Menopause
Tension Headache
Testicular Dysfunction
Thrombosis
Thyroid Disease
Thyroid Screening
Tinnitus
Tobacco Use Disorder
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Tremor
Trichomoniasis
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Ulcer
Urinary Disorders
Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Stones
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
Venous Insufficiency
Vertigo
Viral Enteritis
Viral Infection
Vitamin D Deficiency
Warts
Wellness Examination
Wheezing
Yeast Infections

About Me

Biography

Dr. Martha Hester, MD is a family medicine specialist in Columbia, SC and has been practicing for 25 years. She graduated from University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in family medicine.

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Palmetto Richland Mem Hospital
Residency Hospital
1994
University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine
Medical School
1994

Awards

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hester

3.6

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She came recommended to me by family members. I have seen her several times. I recently had an experience with she and her nurse that was the worst experience I have EVER had with a doctor. I made the fatal mistake of missing an appointment. Long story short, when I did get in to see her I was...Read More
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Dr Martha as I call her is AWESOME! She always listens and is compassionate. She does not shame you, it is always..let's work on one thing at a time. Note that I am diabetic and former smoker (have stopped) but she never made me feel like I was bad. Her attitude is "why fuss, you are an adult" I...Read More
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I highly recommend you run as far away from this practice as possible. Do not go here.
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I just love her, she sits down, puts her chart away and listens. She is very fast but I don't feel rushed during my visit. She is quick to get to the root of the problem, and sends you to other doctors that I believe she knows and trusts if there is an issue she can not take care of herself. She is...Read More
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Dr. Hester is a very thorough physician with such a compassionate side to her care. She has worked so hard to make sure I have the attention I need, and has gone above and beyond for me several times.
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Lexington Medical Center

West Columbia, SC