Archive | December, 2012

Keep Vegetables and Whole Grains on the Holiday Dinner Table

Donna Quirk, MBA RD LD
LMC Clinical Nutrition Manager

Planning on ham, roast turkey, or a beef roast for your Holiday dinner? Then, help keep your meal lower in calories and higher on the “good for you” scale with vegetable and whole grain side dishes. Remember, the more colorful the plate is, the more antioxidants you are getting!

Try some of these recipes:
Barley Mushroom and Herb Risotto – this is fabulous with beef or pork loin

Broccoli Almondine

Broccoli Almandine

Roasted Root Vegetables – you could definitely experiment with adding celery root and red onions

Charred Green Beans

Wild Rice Stuffing – wild rice is a whole grain!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Zest

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Three Bean Salad

Tasty Cooked Greens

So, while you enjoy your holiday meal with your friends and family, try a new vegetable or whole grain side dish. They are good for you and tasty too!

Happy Holidays!

LMC Welcomes Sumter Cardiology

Sumter Cardiology. L to R: L to R: Dr. Charles West Jacocks, Dr.William Strat Stavrou, Dr. Mitchell Wells Jacocks

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Sumter Cardiology to its network of care.  The practice, located at 540 Physicians Lane in Sumter, offers a variety of cardiovascular services including cardiac consultation and evaluation, nuclear stress testing, echocardiograms, heart catheterizations, electrophysiological testing, pacemaker and defibrillator services, exercise and pharmacologic stress testing, vascular studies and overnight Holter and 30-day event recorder monitoring.

Three board-certified cardiologists and highly skilled staff at Sumter Cardiology are dedicated to providing the highest level of care in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. William Strat Stavrou, MD, FACC, FAHA, earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina inCharleston. He also completed his internship, residency and fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease there. Dr. Stavrou is a fellow with theAmericanCollegeof Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Clinical Council of Cardiology. He has been a partner with Sumter Medical Consultants since 1981.

Charles West Jacocks IV, MD, FACC, received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine inNashville,TN.While serving in the United States Air Force, he continued his medical career atWilfordHallMedicalCenterinSan Antonio,TX, including completion of a Cardiology fellowship. He then served atKeeslerMedicalCenterinBiloxi,MSas director of Advanced Cardiac Life Support and chief of the Department of Cardiology. A fellow with theAmericanCollegeof Cardiology, Dr. W. Jacocks is also certified in Nuclear Cardiology.

Mitchell Wells Jacocks, MD, specializes in Electrophysiology. He graduated cum laude with his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine inColumbia and completed his internship and residency atVanderbiltUniversityMedicalCenter. He went on to complete a Cardiology fellowship as well as a Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing fellowship at the University of North Carolina Memorial Hospital inChapel Hill,NC.

“We are excited to join the Lexington Medical Center family and eagerly anticipate the enhanced care and services made available to benefit the citizens of Sumter and surrounding area,” said Dr. M. Jacocks.

Sumter Cardiology is the newest addition toLexington Medical Center’s comprehensive cardiovascular care program, which includes open heart surgery, therapeutic cardiac catheterizations and a network of cardiologists providing quality health services that meet the needs of our community.

Sumter Cardiology, located at 540 Physicians Lane, Sumter, SC29150, is accepting new patients.  Office hours are Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Nuclear stress testing begins at 8:00 a.m.  Call 803-778-1941 for an appointment, or visit their website at

Get Fit with Health Directions At Their New Address!

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to announce that Health Directions has moved to a new, 12,000 square foot location in West Columbia.  Health Directions, the health and wellness component of Lexington Medical Center, is now located at 3239 Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia.  That’s next door to the previous location.  The new facility offers larger group fitness classrooms and locker rooms, improved cardio theater capabilities, more equipment and a more open, easily accessible floor plan.

As part of the new building’s Grand Opening Celebration, Health Directions will offer special events each week in January and every new guest will receive a 1-week free trial pass.

January 14 – 20th:   Nutrition Week.  Seminars will include Eat to Lose Weight with registered dietitian Laura Stepp and free food samples from Good Life Cafe on January 15th at 11:00 a.m. and January 17th at 5:30 p.m.

January 21 – 27th:  Fitness Week.  Events will include Cardio Fitness Challenge and Ask A Personal Trainer, a 15-minute Q&A with a Health Directions personal trainer. 

January 28 – February 3rd:  Stress Management Week.  Attend Relaxation Training for Stress Management with John Leech, Lexington Medical Center Cardiac Rehabilitation Manager, on January 29th at 11:00 a.m.

Additionally, there will be Orientation from January 1 – 13 so that current and new members can familiarize themselves with the new facility and fitness equipment.  Each person who tours the new facility will receive a free water bottle and enter a drawing for fitness prizes

Please visit or call 803-791-2113 to register for the above events.

Health Directions is designed not only forLexingtonMedicalCenterpatients and employees, but also for members of the community.  Stop by to visit!  Hours of operation are Monday – Thursday 5:45 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday 5:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.