Dr. Richard Laws, MD


Dermatology | Male

Columbia Skin Clinic 3 Richland Medical Park Dr Ste 500 Columbia, SC 29203 Get Directions
Dr. Richard Laws, MD
Dr. Richard Laws, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Columbia, SC. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Laws is affiliated with Palmetto Health - Palmetto Health Richland.

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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Sumter, SC |
Dr. Laws was the epitome of rude and condescending. I told him I had past history or 4-5 melanomas. The first rude comment was " you should wear long sleeves". He said, " I see you have been in the sun." I said, "yes, unfortunately I was in the convertible and forgot my sunscreen". He said, " don't buy a convertible". He said"convertibles are for kids". As if that all wasn't bad enough, he said, " I don't believe you've had melanoma!!!! 1 minute skin check, just a cursory glance!!! Don't go!
Camden, SC |
Dr.Laws is basically a jerk. Very condescending and a know it all. Told me that I am vain for wanting my Psoriasis clearer which by the way feels like a permanent case of poison ivy. Told me to stop trying to be perfect more than once. This is an auto immune disease and appearance is the least of my concerns. Also accused me of misusing meds because they didn't work. Oh and my mole check lasted all of 20 seconds as he told me to stay out of the sun. Waste of time and money. Never again!
Columbia, SC |
He was not my regular dr I see there but the first available. Very rude would not let me talk about the issue. He talked to me like he knew what happened and why i was there. Then told me it was fault it happened. I had to walk out on him due to other rude comments he said. I paid a $30 copay to see a dr to help with my issue and if possible prescribe meds but instead I paid to be insulted. But the other staff in the office was nice and helpful. I appreciated that.
I found Dr. Laws to be professional, show interest in what I told him, and provide answers for my questions. He was kind and patient, qualities that are increasingly difficult to find in doctors.
in Camden SC |
Very hurried and does actively listen. Cut me off during my explanation of my continuing problem. Unable to handle my problem but did not suggest a referral to someone who could. I had to push him to do that then the office did not follow up - I had to call. The Camden office has no electronic medical record and bombards new patients with forms. Long wait to schedule appts.
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Dr. Laws' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Dermatology
  •  Board certified in Dermatology
  •  Malpractice claims in South Carolina not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Dermatology

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dry Skin
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Herpes
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts


  • Medical School
    Georgetown University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    San Antonio Unif Ser Health Edu
    Walter Reed Army Med Center

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Dermatology

Procedures Performed

  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion