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Welcome Peter A. Bailey, MD, to Lexington Medical Center Otarre Pointe

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Peter A. Bailey, MD, to the hospital’s network of care. Dr. Bailey is working at Lexington Family Practice Otarre Pointe in Cayce.

Peter A. Bailey, MD

A magna cum laude graduate of the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Dr. Bailey earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He then completed his residency at McLeod Health in Florence, South Carolina.

During his residency, Dr. Bailey focused on delivering urgent and emergent medicine to patients of all ages, providing them with comprehensive care for general health concerns ranging from colds, flus and ear infections to back pain and minor traumas. He also performed suturing and abscess incision and drainage procedures.

A member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association and the South Carolina Medical Association, he is certified in advanced cardiac life support, trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy and pediatric advanced life support, among other certifications.

Lexington Family Practice Otarre Pointe provides care that goes above and beyond with flexible appointments, outstanding customer service and friendly staff.

Dr. Bailey is accepting new patients.

Lexington Family Practice Otarre Pointe
3799 12th Street Extension
Suite 105
Cayce, SC 29033
(803) 926-6820
LFPOtarrePointe.com

Managing Diabetes in South Carolina

Lexington Medical Center will host a free diabetes health fair inside the Michael J. Biediger Auditorium on the hospital campus in West Columbia on Sunday, November 6 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

“South Carolina has the fourth highest rate in the nation of diabetes among adults. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. We want to encourage community members to attend this health fair to increase awareness for themselves and their family members, as well as learn how to manage diabetes and live a long, healthy life,” said Gwen Girdler, RN, BSN, CDE, outpatient diabetes educator at Lexington Medical Center.

diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is growing at an epidemic rate in South Carolina and around the United States. More than 576,000 people in South Carolina – that’s 14% of the population – have diabetes. Of those, more than 20 percent do not know they have diabetes – greatly increasing their health risk. Additionally, more than one million people in South Carolina – 37 percent of the adult population of the state – have prediabetes.

Diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood sugar levels to rise higher than normal. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, where the body does not use insulin properly. Over time, the body is not able to make enough insulin to keep your blood glucose at normal levels.

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in South Carolina, responsible for three deaths each day.

Under Pressure: How High Blood Pressure Affects Your Health

Dr. Payton Foust of Lexington Family Practice Otarre Pointe will be the featured speaker at Lexington Medical Center’s monthly physician lecture on Monday, July 27. The topic will be how high blood pressure affects your health. Dr. Foust was a guest on WLTX recently to preview his lecture and offer important information about keeping your blood pressure under control.