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Women’s Health Through the Decades

Carolina Women’s Physicians, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The practice has provided comprehensive obstetric and gynecology care for women in the Midlands for a decade. In recognition of that milestone, the practice offers tips for women in all decades of life.
 
20s
Nearly 20 million cases of sexually transmitted diseases occur each year. Most happen in women under the age of 25. Because some have no symptoms, it’s important for women in their 20s to see a health care provider regularly. In addition, symptoms such as odor, discharge and pelvic pain require immediate attention. Some infections can cause complications that could lead to infertility. Doctors can perform simple tests to make a diagnosis and prescribe treatment.
 
30s
Premenstrual syndrome peaks for women in their 30s for several reasons. First, women’s bodies are not as forgiving compared with earlier in life.  Secondly, women in their 30s are at higher risk for depression, stress and obesity. And, it’s more difficult to clear excess calories from alcohol and caffeine, which can result in lack of sleep. Making simple changes to a daily routine can prevent premenstrual syndrome. Get eight hours of sleep each night, exercise 3 to 4 times per week, eat nutritious foods and pay attention to calories.
 
40s
The five years leading up to menopause can be filled with irritability, memory changes and sleep problems. Metabolism can begin to slow down and menstrual cycles will fluctuate. These are symptoms of perimenopause and can be treated with hormonal and non-hormonal methods. It’s also important to eat a diet that’s high in protein and low in carbohydrates to diminish the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
 
50s
Many women believe that changes will slow down and they will start to relax in this season of life. However, the risk of depression can increase and is very common in women in their 50s. Symptoms such as changes in appetite, shortened sleep cycles, weight gain and apathy can be signs of depression and anxiety. A combination of medicine and therapy are the most effective ways to treat chronic and situational depression. Remaining engaged in long-time friendships, traveling and exercise can also help.
 
Carolina Women’s Physicians has locations in West Columbia and Irmo. Visit CarolinaWomensPhysicians.com or call (803) 936 – 7590 for an appointment.
 

Carolina Women’s Physicians Opens New Office In Irmo

Carolina Women’s Physicians has opened a new office in Irmo to better serve its patients. Located near Lexington Medical Center Irmo at 7045 St. Andrews Road, patients will have access to the same services offered at the practice’s West Columbia location.

Pictured left to right: Amy McMillan, PA; Julie A. Reed, MD; Elizabeth S. Lambert, MD; Jennifer A. Greene, MD; Allyson I. Jones, MD; and Samantha F. Morton, MD

“Since I joined Carolina Women’s Physicians five years ago, patients have asked me if we would ever open an office in Irmo. We’re happy to say that we listened, and our Irmo location is now open,” said Julie Reed, MD.

The providers at Carolina Women’s Physicians – Jennifer Greene, MD; Allyson Jones, MD; Elizabeth Lambert, MD; Samantha Morton, MD; Julie Reed, MD; and Amy McMillan, PA – and their teams will rotate their schedules between the two offices, which means patients will receive the same compassionate care for women, by women at the Irmo location.

“All of our providers are excited about this new space. We have so many patients from the Irmo/Chapin area, and we hope they will enjoy the convenience of this office for years to come,” said Dr. Morton.

This location is extra special to some of the providers at the practice because they call this area home.

“Our children and families are part of this community. We’re delighted to make our practice part of it as well,” said Dr. Jones.

Appointments at Carolina Women’s Physicians’ West Columbia and Irmo locations are available Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:00 a.m. to noon. For more information about the practice and its providers, visit CarolinaWomensPhysicians.com.

Two Convenient Locations
146 North Hospital Drive, Suite 240
West Columbia, SC 29169

7045 St. Andrews Road
Columbia, SC 29212

Now Accepting Patients
(803) 936-7590