Lexington Medical Center Hits the Target for Controlling Blood Pressure

The American Heart Association, in partnership with the American Medical Association, has recognized 25 Lexington Medical Center physician practices with the Target: BP™ Gold designation for successfully treating patients with hypertension in the 2018 calendar year.

“Target: BP recognition is more evidence of the high quality of medicine delivered at Lexington Medical Center by our physicians and advanced practice providers,” said Robert M. Callis, MD, medical director of Quality and Population Health with Physician Network Services.

AHA guidelines define blood pressure as normal at less than 130/80 and high blood pressure as 140/90 or above. The Target: BP program recognizes physician practices, hospitals and health care organizations that achieve hypertension control rates at 70 percent or higher among adult patients.

Hypertension is a major problem in the U.S. One in three American adults has it, and it’s a leading risk factor for heart attack and stroke. By keeping hypertension rates under control, physicians and advanced practice providers can reduce the number of Americans who suffer from these and other health issues.

Congratulations to the following Lexington Medical Center physician practices on this achievement.
• Carolina Women’s Physicians Irmo
• Chapin Family Practice
• Columbia Medical Group
• Harbison Medical Associates
• Internal Medicine Associates
• Lexington Family Practice Ballentine
• Lexington Family Practice Irmo
• Lexington Family Practice Lexington
• Lexington Family Practice Otarre Pointe
• Lexington Family Practice West Columbia
• Lexington Internists Irmo
• Lexington Internists Laurel
• Lexington Internists Lexington
• Lexington Internists Northeast
• Lexington Medical Center Gilbert
• Lexington Medical Center Swansea
• Lexington Women’s Care Irmo
• Lexington Women’s Care Sandhills
• Lexington Women’s Care Lexington
• Lexington Women’s Care West Columbia
• Mid Carolina Internal Medicine
• Palmetto Family Medicine
• Sandhills Family Medicine
• Spring Valley Family Practice
• Vista Women’s Healthcare

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