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Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Patrice L. High, DO

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Patrice L. High, DO, to its network of care at Palmetto Family Medicine. She joins the board-certified physicians, physician assistant and nurse practitioner at the practice to provide comprehensive care to patients in Northeast Columbia.

Patrice L. High, DO

“I am looking forward to joining the Lexington Medical Center family at Palmetto Family Medicine and resuming my practice in Northeast Columbia, where I have spent most of my 15-year medical career,” said Dr. High.

A cum laude graduate of Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, Dr. High earned her osteopathic medical degree from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. She then completed a family medicine internship and residency at Community Hospital of Lancaster in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where she also served as chief resident.

Dr. High is certified in family medicine by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. She also has additional certifications in basic and advanced cardiac life support. She is a member of American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association and the South Carolina Osteopathic Medical Society, among other organizations.

Dr. High’s special interests include preventive care, diabetes management, and women’s health and life development. She most recently worked at a community health center in Lugoff.

Dr. High is accepting new patients.

Palmetto Family Medicine
109 Barton Creek Court
Columbia, SC 29229
(803) 256-2286
PalmettoFamilyMed.com

Benjamin J. Askins, MD, Moves to Lexington Family Practice Lake Murray

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to announce that Benjamin J. Askins, MD, has moved to Lexington Family Practice Lake Murray and is accepting new patients.

Benjamin J. Askins, MD

Dr. Askins previously cared for patients of all ages at Lexington Medical Center’s urgent care center in Lexington. Dr. Askins joins the board-certified physicians, nurse practitioner and skilled staff at Lexington Family Practice Lake Murray to provide comprehensive care for the entire family – from pediatric and internal medicine care to gynecology services and minor surgeries. The practice also offers on-site X-rays, laboratory services, general ultrasound exams, and stress and cardiovascular testing

A native of Johnsonville, South Carolina, Dr. Askins earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He then completed a family practice residency in Columbia. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Lexington Family Practice Lake Murray is located at 2006 Augusta Highway in Lexington. The office recently completed an extensive renovation. For more information or to make an appointment, call (803) 785 – 4747 or visit LFPLakeMurray.com.

Apply Now for Our Nurse Practitioner Fellowship

Lexington Medical Center is currently accepting applications for its Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program. This 12-month experience is the only recognized post-graduate primary care nurse practitioner program in South Carolina.

Through practical, hands-on educational experiences and mentoring, the program’s nurse practitioner fellows receive advanced training inside Lexington Medical Center’s network of care to increase confidence and enhance clinical skills. The fellowship will include primary placement with family and internal medicine practices, along with specialty rotations from cardiology to orthopaedics. It also includes weekly learning sessions.

To qualify, nurses must successfully complete or be anticipating licensure in South Carolina as an advanced practice registered nurse. In addition, they must have at least two years of full-time nursing practice or equivalent experience in providing direct patient care within the past five years.

The goals of the program are to meet the demand for access to high quality care with well-trained nurse practitioners; increase the clinical skills, confidence and productivity of new nurse practitioners; and retain family nurse practitioners committed to developing careers within Lexington Medical Center.

The fellowship will begin in August 2017. Lexington Medical Center offers competitive compensation and benefits to nurse practitioner fellows.

Two NP fellows are currently taking part in the fellowship:

Michael Aley, MS, FNP-C

Michael Aley earned his bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina and graduated from Clemson University with a master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner. He has worked at Lexington Medical Center for five years, caring for general surgery and cardiovascular surgery patients. Certified in medical/surgical nursing, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and advanced cardiovascular life support, he is most interested in pursuing a career in family or pediatric medicine.

Teonica Murphy, DNP, FNP-C

A magna cum laude graduate of Clemson University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing, Teonica Murphy earned a doctorate as a family nurse practitioner from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She has cared for patients in our Emergency department since 2013. In addition to her education and experience, Teonica is a certified emergency nurse with additional certifications in advanced cardiovascular life support, basic life support and pediatric advanced life support.

To find out ore information about the Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program at Lexington Medical Center, visit LexMed.om/Careers/Nurses.