Meet the Providers

Providence Columbia Medical Associates

Seasoned professionals who diagnose, treat, and help manage or prevent chronic illness

Vaughn Barnick, MD

Vaughn Barnick, MD Internal Medicine Doctor

INTERNAL MEDICINE

Dr. Barnick received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Virginia Affiliated Hospitals. He is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has been in practice for 30 years, during which he has served Providence Hospitals in various leadership roles including Chief of Medicine, Chief of Staff, Board Member, and Medical Director of the Augustine Health Group (a position he still holds). He is the founding physician of Columbia Medical Associates and continues to practice full time in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Dr. Barnick is currently recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for excellence of care in diabetes, cardiovascular and stroke diseases. He is a married father of two, who enjoys the outdoors, cooking, and traveling.

Jerry Robinson, MDJerry Robinson, MD Internal Medicine

INTERNAL MEDICINE

Dr. Robinson received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. His residency was completed in internal medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC. Board certified in internal medicine, he is a member of the College of Physicians and the American Medical Association, and he enjoys all areas of internal medicine with special emphasis on cardiology and gastroenterology.

Frederic Smith, MDFrederic Smith, MD Internal Medicine Physician

INTERNAL MEDICINE

Dr. Smith earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of South Carolina, and completed his residency at Palmetto Richland Hospital in Columbia, SC. Board certified in internal medicine, he is a flight surgeon with the 169th fighter wing at McEntire Air National Guard here in Eastover, SC. Dr. Smith enjoys all outdoor activities, especially fly fishing for trout in mountain streams.

Andrew Fields, NP-C Internal Medicine SpecialistAndrew Fields, NP-C

NURSE PRACTITIONER

Andrew Fields is a graduate of The Citadel, Life University, Hardin Simmons University and Samford University. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, Masters of Science degree in nursing, Doctorate of chiropractic and is a board certified family nurse practitioner. He resides in Northeast Columbia with his wife and their two children.

Whitney Pitts Primary Care provider with Providence Columbia Medical AssociatesWhitney Pellicci Pitts, MSN, APRN, FNP-C 

NURSE PRACTITIONER

Whitney Pitts earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from The University of South Carolina and a Master of Science in nursing from Maryville University. Whitney brings a wide range of expertise in a variety of healthcare disciplines that include, adult primary care, pediatrics, women’s health and trauma. She resides in Swansea, SC with her family.

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