Archive | August, 2017

Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Patrice L. High, DO

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Patrice L. High, DO, to its network of care at Palmetto Family Medicine. She joins the board-certified physicians, physician assistant and nurse practitioner at the practice to provide comprehensive care to patients in Northeast Columbia.

Patrice L. High, DO

“I am looking forward to joining the Lexington Medical Center family at Palmetto Family Medicine and resuming my practice in Northeast Columbia, where I have spent most of my 15-year medical career,” said Dr. High.

A cum laude graduate of Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, Dr. High earned her osteopathic medical degree from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. She then completed a family medicine internship and residency at Community Hospital of Lancaster in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where she also served as chief resident.

Dr. High is certified in family medicine by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. She also has additional certifications in basic and advanced cardiac life support. She is a member of American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association and the South Carolina Osteopathic Medical Society, among other organizations.

Dr. High’s special interests include preventive care, diabetes management, and women’s health and life development. She most recently worked at a community health center in Lugoff.

Dr. High is accepting new patients.

Palmetto Family Medicine
109 Barton Creek Court
Columbia, SC 29229
(803) 256-2286
PalmettoFamilyMed.com

Reading, Writing and… Lice.

Head lice is a growing problem among school children. The pesky bugs can spread from child to child by sharing combs, hair bows, hats and more. In this WIS-TV interview, Dr. Lauren Matthews of Lexington Pediatric Practice at Lexington Medical Center talks about keeping head lice from invading your child’s hair.

 

Interview Highlights:
~We tell our children to wash their hands and not share cups or food, but it’s also important to think about lice.
~To prevent lice, tell your children not to share helmets, caps, brushes, combs or other hair accessories.

The Trouble with Sitting Too Much

Many of us have jobs that require us to sit in front of a desk for hours at at a time each day, without getting up to stretch or walk around. In this WIS-TV news story. Dana Rawl, MD, of Occupational Health at Lexington Medical Center, explains the health detriments of sitting too much – and what you can do to fix it.

 

For more information, visit the Occupational Health website by clicking here.