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Dr. Walter Bristow III, MD

Gastroenterology
3.9 (15)
Accepting new patients
40 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview

Dr. Walter Bristow III, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Columbia, SC. They specialize in Gastroenterology, has 40 years of experience, and is board certified in Gastroenterology. They graduated from South Carolina U, College of Medicine and is affiliated with Prisma Health Baptist Hospital and Prisma Health Richland Hospital.

Dr. Bristow III works at Columbia Gastroenterlgy Assocs in Columbia, SC. They frequently treat conditions like Abdominal Pain, Dysphagia and Diarrhea along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accepts Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield and CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Locations

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    Columbia Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Center
    2739 Laurel St, Columbia, SC 29204 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (803) 799-4800
    Monday
    7:30am - 5:00pm
    Tuesday
    7:30am - 5:00pm
    Wednesday
    7:30am - 5:00pm
    Thursday
    7:30am - 5:00pm
    Friday
    7:30am - 5:00pm

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Prisma Health Baptist Hospital
  • Prisma Health Richland Hospital

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    3.9
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    Jun 28, 2018
    I had a colonoscopy yesterday. I can’t recommend Dr Bristow and his entire team highly enough! Makes a world of difference when everyone is friendly and in a good mood. The care I received was the best. Got a follow up call today. No problems, no pain, no issues at all. Next colonoscopy (hopefully years from now) I will call Dr Bristows Office and ask for him.
    LB in Columbia, SC — Jun 28, 2018
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    About Dr. Walter Bristow III, MD

    Specialties
    • Gastroenterology
    Specialties
    Years of Experience
    • 40 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Languages Spoken
    NPI Number
    • 1407847023
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Rush-Presby-St Lukes
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • U Ala
    Residency
    Internship
    • U Ala
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • South Carolina U, College of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
    Board Certifications
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    Dr. Walter Bristow III, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Bristow III is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Bristow III has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Bristow III works at Columbia Gastroenterlgy Assocs in Columbia, SC. View the full address on Dr. Bristow III’s profile.

    Dr. Bristow III has seen patients for Abdominal Pain, Dysphagia and Diarrhea, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Bristow III on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    15 patients have reviewed Dr. Bristow III. The overall rating for this provider is 3.9. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Bristow III.

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