Archive | June 1, 2011

Columbia Medical Group Joins LMC


Lexington Medical Center is pleased to announce that The Columbia Medical Group is joining the hospital’s physician network. The practice, which has seven internists and one neurologist, will become part of Lexington Medical Center on June 1, 2011.

The Columbia Medical Group provides comprehensive medical care for adults including evaluating new problems, caring for chronic diseases, advising on preventive care and providing information about diet and exercise. Their office is at 4540 Trenholm Road in Forest Acres, creating a new area of care in the Lexington Medical Center network. The Columbia Medical Group’s physicians are Erik Crook, MD; Edgar DesChamps, MD; Rosa Jiminez, MD; Ruben Mayer, MD; Kim Meadows, MD; Stacie Moore Bowens, MD; Bradley Word, MD; and David Hammett, MD.

Dr. Erik Crook graduated from the University of South Carolina and the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Edgar Deschamps, Dr. Ruben Mayer and Dr. Kim Meadows graduated from the University of South Carolina and its School of Medicine. Dr. Rosa Jiminez received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Stacie Moore-Bowens graduated from the College of Charleston and University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Bradley Word graduated from Pittsburg State University in Kansas and received his medical degree from Vanderbilt. Each is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. David Hammett is the group’s first neurologist. He received his medical degree at Wake Forest University, completing a fellowship in vascular neurology and his residency at Vanderbilt University. He specializes in vascular neurology and stroke, memory disorders and dementia, headache disorders, spasticity and movement-based disorders.

The Columbia Medical Group is accepting new patients. You can reach them at 803-790-4700. Learn more at www.colamed.com.

Welcome to LMC, Dr. Vijay Koli

Dr. Vijay Koli

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Vijay Avinash Koli will join the staff of Mid Carolina Internal Medicine, a physician practice that’s part of the hospital network. Dr. Koli begins working at Mid Carolina Internal Medicine on June 1, 2011.

Dr. Koli is board certified in Internal Medicine with an extensive educational background. He received an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the College of Charleston and an undergraduate degree in Pharmacy from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Koli is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He has been working as an internist in private practice in West Columbia. Dr. Koli and his family live in Lexington.

Dr. Koli will join Hampton Alford Jr., MD, Edwin Brown, MD, Gwendolyn Galphin, MD and John Lazaro, MD at Mid Carolina Internal Medicine.
Mid Carolina Internal Medicine provides sick, follow up and well visits. Available tests include diabetic testing, Coumadin monitoring, complete blood counts, urinalysis and flu and strep throat testing. The practice can also set up heart monitoring equipment, perform diagnostic cardiac stress tests and initiate breathing treatments for respiratory distress. In addition, clinicians perform in office diagnostic echo cardiovascular tests
The physician practice is located on the Lexington Medical Center campus inside Lexington Medical Park 1, Suite 306, 2728 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia. The phone number is 803-796-2222.

LMC Welcomes Dr. Janice Bacon, OB/Gyn

Dr. Janice Bacon

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to announce that Janice Bacon, MD, has joined the Lexington Medical Center staff as an OB/Gyn at Women’s Health & Diagnostic Center, a physician practice in the hospital’s network. Dr. Bacon has nearly 30 years of experience in obstetrics and gynecology and is an honored member of her field. She begins today, June 1st.

Dr. Bacon comes to Lexington Medical Center from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Bacon joined the USC faculty in 1983 after completing her internship and residency at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia. She received her medical degree from the University of South Florida.

Dr. Bacon is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is currently the president-elect of the South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Bacon’s professional interests include pediatric and adolescent gynecology and contraceptive management.

Dr. Bacon will be the fourth physician at Women’s Health & Diagnostic Center, joining Dr. Michael Ervin, Dr. Gregory Lyman and Dr. Charles Shipley III. The practice exemplifies compassionate care and high degree of medical excellence. The practice, which offers a full array of services in gynecological and obstetric care for women in all stages of life, exemplifies compassionate care and high degree of medical excellence.