Meet Our Doctors

Thomas B. Harper, III, MD

Dr. Thomas Harper is board certified in allergy, asthma and immunology in both pediatrics and adults. He received his undergraduate degree from The Citadel, where he was a drummer in the marching band. From there he went on to medical school at Tulane University in New Orleans. He completed an internship and residency at Tulane University/Charity Hospital and then completed a National Institute of Health (NIH) immunology fellowship, studying the relationship between nutritional and immune problems in cystic fibrosis. He then attended the University of Colorado/National Jewish Hospital where he completed his allergy and immunology fellowship.

He is trained in all aspects of allergy, asthma and immunology with a special interest in food allergy and respiratory problems in small children. He enjoys training residents who rotate through his office from MUSC. Dr. Harper is the author of several articles and chapters in books and has been elected by his peers in Best Doctors in America many times over the past several decades. 

He has won many local awards, as well, as including Best Allergist in Mom’s Choice awards from Lowcountry Parent Magazine, Charleston’s Choice from Post & Courier, Best of the Best from Charleston Living Magazine, and Best of Mount Pleasant Magazine. He has also won Best of Berkeley for Berkeley Independent and Reader’s Choice from Summerville Journal Scene. 

He is married with three children and enjoys spending his time reading, about one book per week, as well as, playing and listening to blues and New Orleans R&B. He enjoys kayaking, both whitewater and kayak touring. 

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Andrew E. Davidson, MD

Dr. Davidson is board certified in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology in both Pediatrics and Adults. He spends his free time playing guitar and performing for local charitable events.

Bruce D. Ball, MD

A Charleston native, Dr. Ball and his wife, Mitzi, have four children. He is board certified in allergy, asthma and immunology in both pediatrics and adults.

Carolyn R. Word, MD

Dr. Word completed her bachelor’s degree, M.D. and allergy/immunology fellowship at the University of Virginia. She also attended MUSC for her pediatric residency. Dr. Word is board certified in allergy, asthma and immunology in both pediatrics and adults.

Jeffrey J. Dietrich, MD

Dr. Dietrich settled on Charleston after being stationed at Charleston AFB with his wife and three children. He is board certified in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology in both Pediatrics and Adults.

Lindsey Stoltz Steadman, MD

Dr. Stoltz Steadman received her M.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and completed her allergy and immunology fellowship at Wake Forest Baptist Health. She is board-eligible in allergy/immunology in both pediatrics and adults.