Dr. Thomas Wheeler, MD

NephrologyMaleAge 45

Dr. Wheeler
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
121 Park Central Dr Ste 200 Columbia, SC 29203

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(803) 252-9907

Dr. Thomas Wheeler, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Columbia, SC and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Alabama At Birmingham medical school in 2003. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Lexington Medical Center and MUSC Health Columbia Medical Center Downtown. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wheeler to book an appointment.

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Dr. Wheeler is affiliated with Lexington Medical Center West Columbia, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Wheeler's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Anemia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wheeler treats Anemia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Wheeler treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Aplastic Anemia
  • Anemia of Pregnancy
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D - HUS)
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Pregnancy Related
  • D-Positive Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D + HUS)
  • Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
  • Hemolytic Anemia, Acquired Autoimmune
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Megaloblastic Anemia
  • Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia
  • Myelpathic Anemia
  • Neonatal Anemia
  • Nutritional Anemia
  • Nutritional Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-1
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-2
  • Secondary Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia With Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia, Pyridoxine-Responsive, Autosomal Recessive
  • Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
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Acidosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wheeler treats Acidosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Wheeler treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wheeler treats Hypotension (Excluding Maternal) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Wheeler treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Wheeler's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bronchitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Medullary Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Renal Agenesis and Dysgenesis
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Hypertrophy
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Living Kidney Donor Evaluation
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Proteinuria
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Renal Scan
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Small Kidney
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tremor
  • Ultrasound, Renal
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vasculitis
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Wheeler's Reviews

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Intelligent, detail oriented, kind, holistic approach... highly recommend
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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Jerry McRoy in Columbia, SC – Dec 08, 2017
Through. Fast. Clean office, very personable
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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About Me

Biography

Dr. Thomas Wheeler, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Columbia, SC and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Nephrology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Education

2008
University of Alabama Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
2006
University of Alabama Hosp
Residency Hospital
2004
University of Alabama Hosp
Internship Hospital
2003
University of Alabama At Birmingham
Medical School
1999
Birmingham Southern College
Undergraduate School
,

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What are Dr. Thomas Wheeler, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Wheeler frequently treats Anemia, Acidosis, and Hypotension (Excluding Maternal). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Wheeler treats.

Where is Dr. Thomas Wheeler, MD's office located?

Dr. Wheeler's office is located at 121 Park Central Dr Ste 200, Columbia, SC 29203. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

121 Park Central Dr Ste 200 Columbia, SC 29203
1
Saluda Pointe Family Medicine3630 Sunset Blvd West Columbia, SC 29169
2
Prisma Health Pharmacy 11115 N Sumter St Sumter, SC 29150
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Lexington Medical Center

West Columbia, SC

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

MUSC Health Columbia Medical Center Downtown

Columbia, SC

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Prisma Health Baptist Hospital

Columbia, SC

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received

Prisma Health Richland Hospital

Columbia, SC

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

1 Award Received