Dr. Richard Laws, MD

Dr. Richard Laws, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
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Dr. Richard Laws, MD is a dermatologist in Columbia, SC and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in dermatology.

3 Richland Medical Park Dr Ste 500

Columbia, SC 29203

Contact Information

(803) 432-5783

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Laws performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Shaving of Skin Lesion
very high
more than 99% of peers
Seborrheic Dermatitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Actinic Keratosis
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Laws's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

42  Conditions Treated

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6  Procedures

  • 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

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • San Antonio Unif Ser Health Edu
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Walter Reed Army Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Laws has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Laws' Reviews

2.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Laws to family and friends
22 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (12)

Dr. Laws' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

I would rate him 0 stars . He was condescending and arrogant. I saw him for skin lesions on my arm that simply would not heal . He told me there was nothing he could do . His advice was appalling and absurd . He told me I just needed to take my arm off and hang it in a closet until it healed . I...more
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Terrible bedside manner. Very arrogant and condescending attitude, almost argumentative at times. After 3 visits I will not go back to this doctor. Found a doctor that listened and actually was able to help me with my condition after the first visit.
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Never shows up to his Camden office I have been every Thursday for 6 weeks trying to pick up my medicine
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I have been to this man 3 times and kept giving him chances (my stupidity). He has no "bedside" manner, he is condescending and rude (told me to shut up so he can look). Worse doctor I have ever been to. If he was the last doctor on earth, I still wouldn't go to him.
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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...more
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