Charis Prichard Taylor, M.D.
Dr. Charis Taylor is a board-certified primary care physician. She is proud to serve adult patients in Columbia, South Carolina, where she was born and raised. After graduating from Ben Lippen School, Charis studied biology and medical humanities at the Honors College of the University of South Carolina. Her research involved increasing iron uptake in plants in an effort to address iron deficiency anemia in regions with iron-poor diets.
Charis attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, where she enjoyed all her clinical rotations. Her research during medical school reviewed the implementation of physical activity in older populations for fall prevention and improvement of quality of life. Charis’ experiences in medical school solidified her passion for providing thorough, relationship-centered multidisciplinary primary care to improve the quality of life for patients.
After completing her residency in internal medicine at Wake Forest University, she was selected to serve as an assistant chief of medicine, supervising and teaching medical students and residents, and as the ambulatory care chief resident.
Charis has translated her love for teaching students to teaching patients about their health, whether it’s discussing healthy changes to make to their lifestyle and diet or educating them on their disease and treatment options. Charis enjoys helping patients manage chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, acute illnesses and injuries, as well as preventive health and wellness. She also has a special interest in women's health and mental health.
Her many awards and accolades include:
- The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Award, in recognition of exceptional achievement in the care of older adults (presented by Wake Forest University School of Medicine)
- The S. Bryant Kendrick Memorial Award, recognizing a house officer for excellence in primary care internal medicine, 2009 (presented by Wake Forest University School of Medicine)
- Saunders Humanism Honor Society (presented by USC School of Medicine)
In her free time, Charis enjoys spending time with her husband, Donald, and their 4 children, who attend Ben Lippen. They are actively involved at Shandon Baptist Church. Charis loves to travel, read, and play tennis. She led a medical relief trip for internally displaced refugees in Eastern Ukraine in 2021 and participated in medical relief trips in both Nicaragua and Taiwan. She also enjoys refugee ministry right here in Columbia, SC.
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