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Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Michael S. Comer, MD, to Lexington Family Practice West Columbia

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Michael S. Comer, MD, to the hospital’s network of care. Dr. Comer will practice at Lexington Family Practice West Columbia, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice.

Dr. Comer graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina in Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He then earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and completed his residency with the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

Dr. Michael Comer

During his residency, Dr. Comer served as a volunteer at the Good Samaritan Free Medical Clinic and the Good Samaritan Prenatal/OB Medicine Clinic, both in Columbia. He also volunteered with the Dreher High School Football Medical Team.

In addition to his training in family medicine, Dr. Comer has extensive experience in emergency medicine through his work with Lexington County Emergency Medical Services. He received several honors and awards during his residency, including the Palmetto Health/USC Family Medicine Resident of the Block Award and the Palmetto Heath Children’s Hospital Appreciation Award.

Dr. Comer joins the highly skilled physicians at Lexington Family Practice West Columbia 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 CT scans, nuclear stress testing and advanced cardiac screenings.

Dr. Comer is accepting new patients.

Lexington Family Practice West Columbia
3314 Platt Springs Road
West Columbia, SC 29170
(803) 791 – 3494

The Importance of an Annual Physical

How often do you visit your doctor for a check-up? In this WLTX interview, Dr. Javier Carles of Chapin Family Practice, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, talks about when to visit your doctor and what you need to discuss.

According to Dr. Carles, adults should have a wellness visit each year. During those visits, doctors typically tailor testing to your age, gender, risk factors and family history.

If you’re born between 1945 and 1965, doctors perform a Hepatitis C screen. Mammography begins at age 40. Colorectal cancer screening usually begins at age 50 with a colonoscopy. If you’ve had a family history of cancer, screenings may begin earlier.

Adults need immunizations, too. If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes, COPD, or if you’re a smoker, doctors recommend a pneumonia vaccine before age 65. Otherwise, a pneumonia vaccine is recommended at age 65.

Seeing a family practice physician like Dr. Carles has many benefits. These doctors treat the whole family – knowing your family history and the dynamics of your family are helpful to doctors taking care of your overall health and well-being.

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.