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Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment of Pain Issues


Welcome to Palmetto Pain Management

We at Palmetto Pain Management understand pain and how it can affect your daily activities and those closest to you.

Our goal is to utilize patients' medical histories to:

  • Correctly diagnose their condition
  • Avoid repeating previously unsuccessful treatments
  • Determine the most appropriate treatment

We are always interested in hearing your perspective as oftentimes you have unique insights into your own pain and can guide us in formulating a successful treatment plan. Hopefully we can work together to understand your needs and improve your quality of life.

Primum non nocere is a Latin phrase that means "first do no harm." This concept, perhaps the most important in the practice of medicine, is the cornerstone of our approach to patient care and guides us to find a safe pathway to help manage your pain.

We pride ourselves in having a friendly and caring staff, and our office is committed to offering you treatment options ranging from simple medication adjustments to state-of-the-art pain management techniques. In addition, we collaborate with a network of colleagues who are experts in different specialties and arrange referrals as needed.

We value our patients and the trust they place in us, and we always strive to provide the highest possible quality of care in the warmest friendliest environment.

- Ezra B. Riber, M.D.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Ezra B. Riber is the founder and Medical Director of Palmetto Pain Management, LLC, a comprehensive interventional Pain Management program located in Columbia, South Carolina. He has been evaluating and treating patients with pain in South Carolina for more than 25 years. Previously, Dr. Riber was the founder and Director of the Pain Management Center at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, SC, where he was also the director of the post-operative pain service. He was the first anesthesiologist to serve as Chair of the Department of Surgery at McLeod before relocating his family to Columbia in 1999.

Dr. Jennifer D. Stanislaus received her medical degree with an academic scholarship from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 2009 after graduating with honors with her B.A. from Duke University. She completed her residency in Anesthesiology in 2013 at Wake Forest University of Medicine.


Dedicated to medical excellence, our practice provides state-of-the-art care and upholds the strictest standards of sterilization & safety.

In the News

Our doctors are featured in interviews with ABC Columbia and Columbia Metropolitan. Read more

Our Services

A comprehensive evaluation is the key to determining the best course of treatment. Read more

Get in Touch

Our office is conveniently located in downtown Columbia next to Providence Hospital. Read more

Exemplary Service & Quality Care

In Our Patients' Words

Josh F.

Thank you for being the best team in any medical facility I have ever had to visit. Your professional and caring attitudes made me feel at ease and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Matt M.

I suffered a severe back injury and was in pain for months until I was able to see Dr. Riber. I immediately felt better after my procedure and have remained pain free for months. The staff is extremely professional and compassionate. I would highly recommend Dr. Riber to anyone in pain.

Patty M.

When people get to a certain age, health, pills, operations and doctors soon become a most discussed topic. When that comes up, I can hardly refrain myself from talking about Dr. Ezra Riber in Columbia, South Carolina and his very professional staff. He has been a true savior for me and many of my friends. He combines his vast knowledge and humanity with a great deal of thought to come up with the correct diagnosis and the plan for recovery. I always mention 'that patience must be exhibited in the waiting room as he is giving another patient his time and thoroughness, the same as he will give to you'. I have been thanked by so many for sharing his name. A visit with him is certainly worth the drive from Charlotte to Columbia!!

Marcie B.

Dr. Riber is kind and caring. His staff is friendly and welcoming. I am so thankful to finally have relief from my pain. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Riber and will continue to refer him to family and friends.

Russel G.

After suffering an injury while working, I waited 3 years for help with my pain. I recently had a spinal cord stim trial and immediately had pain relief. This is the best pain control I have had since my injury. The staff at Palmetto Pain has always been great to me and I highly recommend Dr. Riber and appreciate all the help given to me.


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