Accepting new patients

Dr. Vaughn Barnick, MD

Internal Medicine ·  Male · Age 63

Dr. Barnick

Dr. Vaughn Barnick, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Columbia, SC and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Medical University Of South Carolina in 1981 and specializes in internal medicine.


Accepting new patients


Make an appointment


Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Barnick accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(803) 252-1953

Dr. Barnick accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Wellpath Preferred PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MedCost
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO

Background Check

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice claims information for South Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check if Dr. Barnick treats your condition or procedure

Dr. Barnick's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acidosis
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Cervicitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • 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
  • Diverticulitis
  • 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
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • 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
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • 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
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Physical Examination
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Runner's Knee
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sepsis
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Sore Throat
  • Spirometry
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stress Test
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinalysis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • 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. Vaughn Barnick, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Columbia, SC and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Medical University Of South Carolina in 1981 and specializes in internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1984
Uva Affil Hospital
Residency Hospital
1982
Uva Affil Hospital
Internship Hospital
1981
Medical University Of South Carolina
Medical School
1976
University Of South Carolina
Undergraduate School
1984
1982
1981
1976

Awards

Dr. Barnick's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Barnick

3.5

Based on 24 reviews

5 Stars
58.333333333333336%
(14)
4 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(8)

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Barnick?
(Select your rating)
Average Wait Time
  • 10 – 15 minutes
Dr. Barnick's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. Vaughn Barnick, MD
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
Twenty four years ago I needed to change internists because the one I had was subsumed by a larger practice. I asked a Radiologist doctor friend to tell me the name of the internist other doctors used. In other words, I wanted the name of the doctors doctor. He didn’t hesitate when he recommended Dr. Vaughn Barnick and for these past twenty four years, I have been elated with his his attention to my health and well-being. I have such superb confidence in his knowledge and skills that I make sure he knows when I am in contact with any other medical professional. I have recommended Dr. Barnick to several friend and family members over the years and they have all been delighted with the care they have received from him. I highly recommend Dr. Vaughn Barnick
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Vaughn Barnick, MD?
Reply
He is only good for annual check up for healthy patient. Everytime I needed help with my health problem, he was no help at all.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Vaughn Barnick, MD?
Reply
I've been a patient of Dr. Barnick for over ten years. He is as good as they get -- always very thorough in his exams, asks a million questions, and leaves no stone unturned. His nurse Carmen is also outstanding -- more than once went the extra mile for me when the insurance company was incompetent. Their overall practice is EXTREMELEY well run -- prescripts are sent in electronically while you are still in the exam room.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Vaughn Barnick, MD?
Reply
Not sure I would use a Dr that releases a patient from their care because they voice a concern over waiting 5+ hours for a return phone call when they are sick and then to NOT approve refills on medications that are required and necessary and instead forcing the patient to wean themselves off of all of their medications until they are able to get in to see a new Dr. I'm sorry but that's just wrong! So glad that I am not a patient of Dr. Barnick's.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Vaughn Barnick, MD?
Reply
There is ZERO chance I would recommend him to my worst enemy. I write in hopes of preventing a family going through what we have been through. My in-laws moved in with us in 2015. I chose Dr. Barnick & his practice based on the info that was available then. I have come to DEEPLY regret my decision.He was condescending and rude both to me and to my in-laws, his patients. Vaughn Barnick sees patients to line his pockets, not to treat human beings. His patient care is unprofessional & disturbing.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option4
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Vaughn Barnick, MD?
Reply
dr. barnick was moms dr for years. she stopped seeing him in her 80s as he was dispensing oxycotin, hydrocodone & ativan for pain while disregarding her dependency. On oxycotin she hallucinated & was paranoid. we found another internist who weened her off over a 4 month period. for years our family mistrusted dr. barnick tho mom adored him. once weened she was angry to realize dr. barnick's negligence, irresponsibility & his primary goal to corporate climb.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Vaughn Barnick, MD?
Reply
Dr Barnick found my husband's Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm during a routine yearly physical examination. Needless to say this was monumental and words can not say what we feel for Dr. Barnick. He is a true blessing and we are beyond grateful to have such a fine physician.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Vaughn Barnick, MD?
Reply
He has been our primary care doctor for over 15 years. We like and trust him. If he can't fix what is wrong with us he refers us to someone who can. I lost the ability to walk a few years ago due to a sudden onset of an autoimmune disease - Sarcoidosis. He and his staff worked with me and w/other doctors got me walking again. Prognoses looks good. Years ago, Dr. Barnick convinced my father's surgeon to operate despite the surgeon's reluctance. He had 10 more good years.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option1
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Vaughn Barnick, MD?
Reply
He is arrogant, interrupts you while you are talking, short patient and forgetful. Will not get paper work done for medical needs of patients. Have to call his office all the time to get things done for patient. He is OCD with his over starched coats. I want to get rid of him so bad but needed a doctor for my family at the moment. Yes I want to transfer soon after finding a doctor soon.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option5
thumbs down icon option1
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Vaughn Barnick, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Barnick?

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Barnick treats patients.

Learn more

Lexington Medical Center

West Columbia, SC

Providence Health

Columbia, SC