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Michael L. Nunnery, MD, Moves to Lexington Family Practice Ballentine

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to announce that Michael L. Nunnery, MD, has moved to Lexington Family Practice Ballentine and is accepting new patients.

Michael L. Nunnery, MD

A summa cum laude graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in biology, Dr. Nunnery, earned his medical degree from the USC School of Medicine in Columbia. He then completed his family medicine residency there, serving as chief resident at USC Family Practice.

Board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Nunnery has cared for Lexington Family Practice patients of all ages for nearly 15 years. He most recently treated patients at Lexington Family Practice Northeast.

Dr. Nunnery proudly joins the board-certified physicians, physician assistant and nurse practitioner at Lexington Family Practice Ballentine to provide comprehensive, continuous care in the community his family calls home. In addition to well visits and same-day sick and urgent appointments, the practice offers in-office laboratory services and imaging, including X-rays and CT scans.

Lexington Family Practice Ballentine
1846 Dutch Fork Road
Irmo, SC 29063
(803) 781-5200


Lexington Medical Center Welcomes William P. Grimes, MD

Lexington Medical Center proudly welcomes William P. Grimes, MD, to its network of care. Dr. Grimes will practice at Lexington Family Practice Northeast.

A Midlands native, Dr. Grimes graduated cum laude from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He then completed his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Fort Lewis, Washington, serving as chief resident.

After completing his residency, Dr. Grimes began practicing outpatient medicine at Moncrief Army Community Hospital at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. He most recently served as the officer in charge of its largest primary clinic, as well as a primary care behavioral health champion, an educator for child and family behavioral health system primary care managers and an executive medicine physician. Board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Grimes has additional certifications in basic, advanced cardiac, pediatric and advanced trauma life support, among others. He also holds the rank of major in the United States Army and has received numerous military awards, including the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal and the National Service Medal.

Dr. Grimes joins the board-certified physicians and physician assistant at Lexington Family Practice Northeast to provide comprehensive care for the entire family. In addition to well visits and same-day sick and urgent appointments, the practice offers on-site X-rays services, laboratory services and digital CAT/CT scans.

Dr. Grimes is accepting new patients.

Lexington Family Practice Northeast
76 Polo Road
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 699-7255


The Importance of Regular Checkups with A Primary Care Physician

By Daniel H. Dunbar, MD
Chapin Family Practice, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice

An annual physical with a primary care physician is a good opportunity for your doctor to review routine health maintenance such as immunizations and important screenings. And, for people who don’t go the doctor often, it’s a chance to examine healthy behaviors, weight control and family risk factors.

Daniel Dunbar, MD

Regular physicals can identify issues and conditions including high blood pressure, heart murmurs, heart rhythm issues and certain types of cancer. Your doctor can also advise you about what types of medicine to take or avoid. These issues, when treated early or monitored, can prevent much more serious illnesses, including strokes and heart attacks.

The benefit of a family medicine physician is that we’re uniquely trained to see patients in all age ranges. And we build relationships with all of your family members, get to know their personalities and expectations of care, and analyze behavior and risk factors in the context of the whole family.

Family practice physicians work together with their patients and staff to ease pain and suffering, guide patients in their health care decisions and strategize for long-term health. We enjoy the unique opportunity to care for generations of family members over their lifetime.

Chapin Family Practice is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. This Lexington Medical Center physician practice specializes in adult and pediatric well exams, allergy medicine injections, colonoscopy, gynecological care, immunizations, laceration repairs, minor orthopaedic care with casting, minor surgery, pulmonary function testing, sports physicals, stress testing and upper endoscopy exams.

Chapin Family Practice
1612 Chapin Road
Chapin, SC 29036
(803) 345 – 3414