Welcome to Palmetto Ultrasound Centers!
We are a local company based in Greer, S.C. and proudly serving the Upstate.
We take pride in giving our patients a higher level of personal care with our services.
Our highly-trained and experienced specialists ensure that you receive the highest quality ultrasound services available!
We are compassionate healthcare providers who take our patients’ privacy, health, and safety very seriously.
We treat each patient with respect and obtain the necessary images as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Our attention to detail and prompt action ensures your physician will receive the information they need to make a proper diagnosis and develop your treatment plans.
Who We Are
We are an independent locally owned center that specializes in ultrasound and echocardiography. Our studies include all general exams such as gallbladder assessment or pelvic issues, vascular studies such as those used to look at the arteries in the neck, and OB exams for fetal assessment.
Our Business Model
We do not accept insurance but are rather a cash-based business, with the exception of government payers Medicare and Medicaid, which we do accept. We are often asked why we chose this model, and the answer is to save patients’ money.
Health insurance is one of the most complicated products that most people own, assuming they even have it anymore in these days of economic hardship. Each plan is different, but a high deductible plan means you are responsible to meet that dollar amount before the insurance pays the bill.
In other words, just having insurance doesn’t necessarily mean you owe nothing or next to nothing for your study. Hospitals and places that bill insurance charge a high price for these studies. Even though your plan may offer some discounts, you will still have to pay out-of-pocket until your deductible is met. This may cost you thousands of dollars depending on the plan.
There may also be a second bill for the professional interpretation from the radiologist. If you don’t have insurance, you will obviously be responsible to pay all of it. In such a case, you might decide to forego an exam important for your health and well-being.
How We Help You
We make it easy and affordable by charging one low amount. The price we give is the “out-the-door” one. There are no hidden expenses or separate bills. Our cash prices are listed here on our site, and we invite you to check them out and call area hospitals to check out their self-pay prices.
We know we are a fraction of their costs. Although we cannot give a guarantee, some plans will accept our receipt and apply the amount you paid towards your deductible.
Saving money is only a part of our mission. Providing unmatched quality medical care and the best service to our patients and to our referring providers is our primary focus. Our equipment is state-of-the-art, and our technologists carry multiple certifications and have years of experience. Our physicians are all experienced and board-certified and readily available for consultation with referring providers. We are also proud of our patient-friendly staff and the relaxed atmosphere of our practice.
Our office is centrally located in Greer, S.C. near the old Allen Bennett Hospital. We offer same day appointments and quick report turn around to your ordering provider. Easy accessibility and ample parking are available.
The team of specialists
Meet our Radiologists!
Our team of specialists have decades of experience, including working at Kelly Ultrasound Center.
Dr. Stephen Gordin
A native of South Carolina, he received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr. Stephen Gordin is board-certified radiologist with nearly thirty years of experience in the field.
He completed his radiology residency at West Virginia University and a neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Charles Parke
A native of North Carolina, he received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina.
Dr. Charles Parke is a board-certified radiologist with nearly thirty years in the field.
He completed his radiology residency at University of Alabama and a fellowship in body imaging at the University of Pittsburgh.
James K. Liu, MD, FACC
Dr. James Liu is a board-certified cardiologist with 20 years of practice in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Dr. Liu was born in Ohio and grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center.
He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. Dr. Liu completed his cardiology fellowship at the State University of New York in Buffalo.
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Here is a list of our services along with our self-pay rates. We also accept Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare. Please call us to get more info.
Abdominal Aortic Duplex
Ankle Brachial Index (ABI/Rest)
Arterial Duplex, Lower or Upper
Renal Artery Duplex
Venous Duplex, Lower or Upper
Please see below for unilateral and bilateral pricing
Renal Complete (ie. kidneys)
Testicular/Scrotum with Doppler
Soft Tissue Mass
Pelvic Complete (TA & TV)
Pelvic Limited (TA or TV}
Follicle Count (Infertility)
Early OB (14 wks. TA or TV)
Early OB (TA & TV)
Growth & Anatomy (20wks.)
Fetal Gender Determination Only
Understanding things in the medical world can be confusing. Feel free to reach out to us via phone or email so we can answer any questions that you have!