Weight Loss Leads to Bikini Competition Win

We love sharing the stories of our patients. In this video, meet Raquel Martinez. This busy Blythewood mom and Army veteran underwent bariatric surgery at the South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice. She went from being clinically obese to competing – and winning – bikini fitness competitions! Way to go, Raquel!

For information about the South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center and the weight-loss options it provides for patients, visit SCObesity.com

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