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You’re Invited! Special Event for World Diabetes Day

In South Carolina, one in eight adults has diabetes. This rate is the seventh highest in the United States. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 90 percent of people with type 2 diabetes are also obese. Tomorrow is World Diabetes Day. Join us for a special event at the hospital for information, guidance, resources and a free screening.

Dry Drowning: What Parents Need to Know

From the beach to the lake to the pool, we spend a lot of time in the water in the summer in South Carolina. One topic of conversation that’s been heard recently is “dry drowning.” What is it? Can your child really drown hours after swimming? What should you do if they swallow a lot of water? The thought can be scary for parents.

In this WLTX interview, Dr. Caroline Webber, pediatrician with Lexington Pediatric Practice, separates the fact from fiction on dry drowning and tells parents what they should be on the lookout before the next time their child takes a dip in the water.

Lexington Pediatric Practice has two convenient locations in Lexington and West Columbia. The practice has professional staff that puts your child’s care as the top priority with kid-friendly labs, vaccines and treatments.

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

LFPNortheast.com