Pediatric Associates began in 1946 when Dr. Charles Guy Castles, Jr. and Dr. Henry W. Moore formed a partnership and established what was then known as Moore & Castles. Originally located at 1417 Gregg Street, Moore & Castles was one of the first pediatric practices in Columbia. Moore & Castles remained at the Gregg Street office for the next 28 years.
With the population of Columbia growing at such a progressive pace, the original founders realized the need to incorporate an additional partner in order to successfully meet the increasing demand for quality Pediatricians.
In 1974, Dr. James W. Hammond, Jr. joined the practice, and Moore & Castles relocated to Baptist Hospital and was renamed Pediatric Associates, P.A.. Dr. Charlotte E. Lindler, the first female to join the practice, was introduced in 1979.
In the years following the establishing of Pediatric Associates, more physicians were added to our family. Dr. C. Guy Castles, III joined the practice in 1991. Dr. Joe B. Castles, III joined our family in 2003, shortly after the practice moved from Baptist to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital. The most recent additions to the Pediatric Associates family are Dr. Anoosheh Moghbeli and Dr. David L. Bowen.
Dr. Anoosheh Moghbeli received her medical degree from the University of Maryland and completed her pediatric residency at Brown University's Hasbro Children's Hospital in Rhode Island. In her spare time, Dr. Nooshi loves to travel, read, and spend time with her husband and their three kids.
Dr. David L. Bowen, MD is a lifelong South Carolina native who grew up in Lake City and is excited to be practicing in Columbia, a place he considers his second home. After graduation from the University of South Carolina, he worked as a teacher for two years before attending the Medical University of South Carolina where he received his medical degree. David enjoys his weekends in the fall at Williams-Brice watching his beloved Gamecocks play and enjoys spending his free time on the tennis court, in front of the piano, or playing guitar.
Pediatric Associates consists of four Pediatricians and about 30 employees. We are located at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital, in 14 Medical Park. Please contact our office at 803.799.9044 for more information.