9 Richland Medical Park
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: (803) 256-2483
CENTA Medical Group traces its origins back to Loyola Timmons, M.D., who, in 1928, began the first ENT practice in the southeastern United States right here in Columbia. Following Dr. Timmons’ lead, CENTA physicians and staff continue his strong commitment to serving this community well by providing high quality, cutting edge ENT services in a thoughtful, individualized, and compassionate manner. CENTA includes three board certified otolaryngologists, three advanced care practitioners, three audiologists, and multiple support staff. This year two of their doctors, William Giles, M.D., and Jonathan King, M.D., have been selected as Premier Physicians. CENTA providers have successfully treated thousands of patients with diverse ear, nose, and throat problems.
CENTA offers the community comprehensive ear, nose, throat, allergy, and audiological services for both pediatric and adult patients. In addition to expert diagnostic evaluations, they perform medical and surgical treatments for pediatric ENT conditions, facial cosmetic and reconstructive needs, ear conditions, nose and sinus problems, sleep apnea and snoring, as well as surgeries for head, neck, and thyroid tumors. The audiology doctors at CENTA provide thorough hearing evaluations as well as expert individualized hearing aid services.
CENTA’s deep commitment to the community is not limited to their personalized approach to patient care. In keeping with the Hippocratic oath, CENTA physicians have a long-held commitment to teaching the “next generation” of South Carolina physicians through a close volunteer association with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Many USC medical students and residents have learned from CENTA physicians over the past several decades. In addition, CENTA collaborates with a variety of local partners and charities to identify community needs, support programs for outreach, and apply the latest technologies and treatment options available to enhance the health of our communities. CENTA’s physicians and staff strive to serve patients with the utmost integrity. They also believe that everyone deserves to be treated with respect and compassion. They look forward to helping you and your loved ones lead healthier lives!
CENTA serves the Columbia, Lexington, and nearby communities from two convenient locations. Appointments may be scheduled at either office Monday through Friday. In addition, “walk-in” hours are available at both locations on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 pm.