Archive | January, 2020

February’s Physician Lecture Series: “Healing the Heart” with Dr. Heather M. Currier

February is American Heart Month. During this time, we are taking steps to raise awareness about heart health, and we can all encourage our family and friends to prevent heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but there are many ways to prevent it, starting by being conscious of our health and living a heart healthy lifestyle.

On February 6, Lexington Medial Center cardiac surgeon, Dr. Heather M. Currier will be the featured speaker for this month’s Physician Lecture Series. Dr. Currier is a well-established cardiac surgeon, earning the 2014 “Award of Honor” by the American Board of Cardiology recognizing her work as a board consultant of cardiac surgery. She will be speaking on caring for yourself or a loved one after bypass surgery.

The event will be held at the Michael J. Beidiger Auditorium located in Lexington Medical Park 1 at 2728 Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia. The event is free to the public and includes health screenings beginning at 5pm. A heart healthy dinner will begin at 6pm with Dr. Currier’s lecture following at 6:45pm. To reserve your spot, call (803) 935-8260 by February 3rd.

Every year, nearly 500,000 people in the United States undergo coronary artery bypass surgery. To learn more about how to care for yourself or a loved one after bypass surgery, we hope you will join us on February 6.

Lexington Medical Center Opens New Urgent Care at Saluda Pointe

Lexington Medical Center is opening a new urgent care and imaging center near the intersection of Highway 378 and Interstate 20 in Lexington called Lexington Medical Center Saluda Pointe. The facility opens at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. It’s behind the Chick-fil-A restaurant.

“Lexington Medical Center Saluda Pointe brings an additional urgent care and imaging center to the town of Lexington that’s closer to the hospital and convenient to the interstate and neighboring communities,” said Tod Augsburger, president and CEO of Lexington Medical Center.

The physicians at Lexington Medical Center Saluda Pointe’s urgent care address issues typically handled by a primary care physician such as coughs, sore throats, earaches, fevers, strains and sprains, sinus infections, simple cuts and wounds and stomach pain. Urgent care is for times that patients cannot get in to see their doctor or when they need medical care after hours.

Lexington Medical Center Saluda Pointe features some of the latest technology in the hospital’s network of care. It’s the first facility to offer 3T MRI, which takes more detailed images of the brain, spine, soft tissue of joints, and the inside of bones and blood vessels than other types of MRI. The urgent care center also offers CT scans, X-rays and ultrasounds.

While appointments are not required, patients can reserve an appointment time by using On My Way within LMC My Chart to reduce lobby wait times and improve patient experience.

Lexington Medical Center Saluda Pointe will be open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Hours for the imaging center vary, but there are extended hours available, including evenings and weekends.

Lexington Medical Center Saluda Pointe
154 Saluda Pointe Court
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 785-3590

ER v. Urgent Care: What’s the Difference?

In the middle of cold and flu season, our hospital and physician practices stay busy. Sometimes, you need care right away. But how to you know when to go to Urgent Care instead of an Emergency Room? Todd Crump, MD, emergency medicine physician at Lexington Medical Center, explains in this WLTX interview.