Archive | July, 2018

Ask the Doctor: Understanding Diabetes

Diabetes is a prevalent problem in South Carolina. In fact, it’s one of the most common conditions primary care physicians diagnose in patients.

What happens inside the body when you have diabetes? And how can your nutrition and exercise choices turn things around? Dr. Brandi Derrick of Peterson & Plante Internal Medicine Associates, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, talked about that in this WLTX segment this month.

Dr. Derrick is accepting new patients. Peterson & Plante Internal Medicine Associates is home to exceptional specialists in internal medicine with convenient neighborhood locations around the Midlands.

Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Ronald F. Pendleton, DO, FAAFP

Lexington Medical Center is proud to welcome Ranald F. Pendleton to the hospital’s network of care. Dr. Pendleton will work at Harbison Medical Associates, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice.

A graduate of Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts, Dr. Pendleton, earned his doctorate of osteopathic medicine from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York. He then completed his family medicine residency at Martin Army Community Hospital in Fort Benning, Georgia. During his residency, Dr. Pendleton received the U.S. Army Achievement Medal and the U.S. Army Commendation Medal.

Dr. Pendleton most recently treated patients of all ages and provided acute and chronic disease management at Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina in Columbia. He has more than 20 years of experience providing comprehensive family medical care. An American Board of Family Medicine Diplomate, Dr. Pendleton is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association and the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians. He is also a National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners Diplomate.

Dr. Pendleton joins the board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners at Harbison Medical Associates to provide comprehensive care to families in the Irmo area. In addition to routine well and sick visits, the practice offers X-ray services, in-office laboratory services, echocardiograms, 24-hour heart monitoring and respiratory procedures.

Dr. Pendleton is accepting new patients.

Harbison Medical Associates
7033 St. Andrews Road, Suite 205
Columbia, SC 29212
(803) 749-1155

HarbisonMedical.com

Understanding Breast Cancer Surgery

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer at Lexington Medical Center. In fact, statistics show 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

Thankfully, researchers and clinicians have learned a lot about the best ways to treat breast cancer and save lives. That includes knowing more about the best surgery methods. A generation ago, every woman with breast cancer received a double mastectomy. Today, surgeons have realized that less may be more – and it’s possible in some cases to perform a lumpectomy or use other treatment methods instead of a mastectomy.

Each month, WLTX hosts a segment called “Buddy Call.” It’s designed for women to remember to call a friend and remind her to perform a monthly self-breast exam. They also feature a patient or doctor. This month, they came to visit Dr. Richard Webb of Lexington Surgical Associates.

Celebrating its 28th anniversary this year, Lexington Medical Center’s cancer program is affiliated with Duke Health to provide state-of-the-art cancer care for cancer patients in our community. The hospital has treated more 5,000 women in the last 15 years, with a breast program accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and the American College of Radiology (ACR). Lexington Medical Center’s cancer program also has accreditation with commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.


For more information on cancer services at Lexington Medical Center, visit LexMed.com/Cancer.