Palmetto Cardiology Associates 1655 Bernardin Ave. Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29204
Phone: 803-252-6644
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Nov 122012

Ian Douglas Smith, MD, FACC – CardiologistPalmetto Cardiology Associates proudly announces the association of:

Ian D. Smith, MD, FACC

Dr. Smith brings to the midlands over 30 years of experience in cardiovascular disease and will be a great addition to the cardiac patient care team of Palmetto Cardiology Associates. Learn more about Dr. Ian D. Smith by visiting his Bio page.

For scheduling appointments contact:

Palmetto Cardiology Associates
1655 Bernardin Avenue, Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 252-6644

Feb 092011

Joel W. Duncan, MD. FACC - Cardiologist at Palmetto Cardiology AssociatesDr. Joel W. Duncan, a native of Texas where he was born in 1957, has been a partner with Palmetto Cardiology Associates since 2004. He graduated from Southern Methodist University and went to medical school at Texas Tech University.

After graduating from medical school, he left Texas to do his residency at North Carolina Baptist Hospital (formerly Bowman Gray) in Winston Salem, North Carolina. From there he under took his fellowship in cardiology at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Dr. Joel W. Duncan is certified cardiologist by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine. He is a member of the South Carolina Medical Society.

Prior to Joining Palmetto Cardiology, Dr. Duncan practiced in Florence, South Carolina with Advanced Cardiology Associates. He enjoys making presentations to both professionals and patients.
Most recently he spoke at Providence Hospital on the topic, “Sex and the Heart Patient.”

Feb 092011

G. Conrad Bauknight, MD. FACC - Cardiologist at Palmetto Cardiology AssociatesDr. G. Conrad Bauknight, Jr.’s family hails from the Columbia area. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of South Carolina in 1982. He is proud to claim a long family lineage at the University. His grandparents, parents, and wife, Anne, all graduated from USC. Dr. Bauknight graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 1986. He then traveled to Richmond, Virginia and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Virginia. Following his residency, he did a year of research in microcirculation physiology with Dr. Hermes Kontos at the Medical College of Virginia.

Dr. G. Conrad Bauknight then moved to Iowa City, Iowa, and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics where he completed a four-year fellowship of Cardiology with subspecialty training in Electrophysiology. In 1994, he completed his training and brought his family back to Columbia. He has been in private practice in the Columbia area since that time, enjoying practicing primarily at the Providence Hospital.

Dr. G. Conrad Bauknight is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Electrophysiology. He specializes in all aspects of general Cardiology, as well as the subspecialty of Electrophysiology, the science of diagnosing and treating abnormalities of heart rhythm. His expertise includes the implantation and management of devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators. He enjoys two decades of experience in ablation of arrhythmias. He utilizes these techniques for caring all manner of rhythm disturbances in the heart including atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardias, premature ventricular comlexes (PVCs) and ventricular tachycardias.

Feb 092011

Lee O. Butterfield, MD, FACC - Cardiologist at Palmetto Cardiology Associates“Heart Disease and stroke are the number one and three causes of death in the United States. Unfortunately here in South Carolina, they are number one and two. Just as concerning, South Carolina has the highest per capita rate of amputation for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of any state in the Country. My mother suffered from lifestyle limiting PAD and subsequently died from complications after coronary artery bypass surgery. My father died of a stroke. Therefore I am dedicated to and passionate about treating cardiovascular disease. I treat every patient as if they are a family member. Each patient i see gets a thorough and complete evaluation of their cardiovascular risk and/or problem, and then will receive the highest level of care and state of the art treatment for their particular condition. At Palmetto Cardiology Associates we are proud to offer comprehensive and complete cardiovascular care at the highest standard. We strive to provide this care in a timely, efficient, professional, and most importantly, compassionate manner. You will always have full access to your physicians at Palmetto Cardiology Associates.”

Dr. Lee Owens Butterfield is a native of the Tidewater region of southeastern Virginia. He attended Washington and Lee University where he graduated summa cum laude in 1991 with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Psychology. While at W&L he also lettered in varsity football and basketball. He received his M.D. with Alpha Omega Alpha honors in 1995 from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at the Yale University School of Medicine-New Haven Hospital in 1998. He then completed his General Cardiology Fellowship in 2001 at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), and then went on to to complete a Coronary and Peripheral Vascular Intervention Fellowship in 2002.

Dr. Lee Owens Butterfield is a board certified cardiologist in General Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, and Vascular Medicine. His professional interests include complex coronary and peripheral vascular interventions, including carotid artery interventions and critical limb ischemia treatment, and structural heart disease, especially as it relates to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HOCM). He is married to his beautiful and wonderful wife Tara, a cardiac nurse that he met while at MUSC. They have a three-year-old son Andrew Jennings Butterfield (AJ), and two very spoiled pets: Tucker (21 lb orange tabby cat) and Bentley (100 lb Golden Retriever). Dr. Butterfield’s personal interests/hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, and Civil and World War II history.

Feb 092011

Ian Douglas Smith, MD, FACC – CardiologistThe inspiration to become a doctor came to me as I gazed into a campfire. My hiking companion, an older fellow who had worked in the textile industry, said, “You know what they are going to put on my gravestone: he made more and better pantyhose at lower cost per unit.” He continued, “I want to make a difference in the world – I want to be a doctor.” That moment changed both our lives. We both became doctors. That chance comment redirected me to a life of service and caring. That moment before the campfire opened to me the most fulfilling life I can imagine, the life of the physician.

After completing high school in Rock Hill, SC, Dr. Smith moved to Houston to attend Rice University. There he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in physics. From Houston he returned to South Carolina to attend MUSC, where he finished first in his class. While at MUSC he met a young psychologist, Jeanie, and soon thereafter they were married. The Smiths moved to New York where Dr. Smith began an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Strong Memorial Hospital. There they were joined by Loren, their daughter. While Dr. Smith completed his residency, Jeanie and Loren returned to South Carolina where Jeanie completed her doctorate at USC. Next, the family moved to Durham, NC, where Dr. Smith completed a fellowship in cardiology at Duke University. While at Duke the family grew again with the addition of a son, Brewster.

Dr. Smith is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Interventional Cardiology. His outside interests include sculpture, sailing, pottery, and hiking.

Feb 092011

Nuclear Stress TestingNuclear stress testing is a way to determine if the heart muscle is getting the blood supply it needs. It also helps find out how well the heart is working.

A nuclear stress test lets doctors see pictures of your heart while you are resting and shortly after you have exercised. The test can give information about the size of the heart’s chambers, how well the heart is pumping blood, and whether the heart has any damaged or dead muscle.

Nuclear stress tests can also give doctors information about the arteries working condition and whether they might be narrowed or blocked due to coronary artery disease.

Feb 092011

Echocardiograms, Stress EchosEchocardiography uses ultrasound waves to produce an image of the heart to see how it is functioning. Depending on the type of echocardiography test used, doctors can learn about the size, shape, and movement of the heart muscle. Some tests are made while the body is at rest, while the stress echocardiogram, or Stress Echo, tests a body in motion.

An echocardiogram can also show how the heart valves are working and how blood is flowing through the heart. Echocardiography also gives doctors information about the arteries working condition.

Feb 092011

Vascular ImagingVascular imaging is ultrasound imaging of the body’s veins and arteries to rule out blockages that can cause strokes.

The ultrasound waves produce precise medical images and measurements allowing doctors a clear picture of blood flow through various vessels in the body.

Feb 092011

Cardiopulmonary Exercise TestingCardiopulmonary exercise testing is an important tool used at Palmetto Cardiology Associates. This test enables our doctors to accurately measure the activity of the heart, the circulatory system, metabolism, lungs and pulmonary system all working in unison.

The results of the test will assist your doctor in making an accurate diagnosis and developing any appropriate treatment plan necessary.

Feb 092011

Heart Rhythm, "PM, ICD"Pacemaker “PM” and Implantable Cardiac Device “ICD”, also known as Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, are small electronic tools used to correct abnormal heart rhythm. Your doctor might have suggested one if you have had at least one bout of abnormal heart rhythm.

When the heart’s own bioelectrical system, the heartbeat, stops working properly, a pacemaker may be a solution to correcting this problem. A pacemaker is a small, battery-operated device that helps the heart beat in a regular rhythm.

The pacemaker identifies and coordinates the contractions of the heart muscle, so that the heart beats efficiently. This is achieved by sending precisely timed electrical signals to correct certain abnormalities in the heart’s rhythm.