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Janie C. “Kaki” Bruce, MD Joins Lexington Rheumatology, a Lexington Medical Center Physician Practice

Dr. Kaki Bruce

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Janie C. “Kaki” Bruce, MD to the hospital’s network of care. Dr. Bruce has joined Bryan Wolf, MD and Bruce Goeckeritz, MD, at Lexington Rheumatology. Dedicated to diagnosing and treating diseases of the joints and soft tissues, the practice also offers a variety of convenient in-house services, such as X-ray, on-site bone density scans and infusion treatments for rheumatic and inflammatory disorders.

“I’m excited to join Lexington Medical Center’s talented team of health care providers, “ said Dr. Bruce.

Dr. Bruce graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. and earned her medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Palmetto Health Richland and Dorn VA Medical Center, and spent a year practicing hospitalist medicine. Dr. Bruce recently finished her rheumatology second year fellowship-in-training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Dr. Bruce is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has been a member of the American Medical Association since 2003.

Lexington Rheumatology is currently located at 110 East Medical Lane, Suite 235, in West Columbia. The practice is scheduled to move to Lexington Medical Park 2 on August 5, 2013, located at 146 North Hospital Drive, Suite 550. Lexington Rheumatology will soon offer musculoskeletal ultrasound, a rapidly emerging diagnostic tool for rheumatologists that is new to the industry.  The practice is accepting new patients.  For more information, visit www.lexingtonrheumatology.com.

Dr. Gregory Lavigne Joins Lexington Medical Center

Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Gregory Lavigne, MD, to Southeastern Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine.

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Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Gregory Lavigne, MD, to the hospital’s network of care. Dr. Lavigne has joined David Lee, MD, William Kirkley, MD, and Subhash Patel, MD as a practicing physician at Southeastern Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice.
“I am excited to join the skilled surgeons at Southeastern Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine and proud to become part of an organization that has such a rich history of providing expert, compassionate care to the Midlands,” said Dr. Lavigne.

Dr. Lavigne was previously part of a multi-specialty orthopaedic group and brings valuable experience in adult reconstruction and lower extremity trauma including complex hip and knee revisions, computer-assisted and navigated surgery, fracture care, corrective osteotomy and percutaneous and minimally invasive plating. Dr. Lavigne is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
Dr. Lavigne graduated from Albany Medical College in Albany, New York in 2000. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery in 2005, followed by a fellowship in total joints in 2006, both at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Southeastern Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine offers a variety of orthopaedic services including arthroscopic surgery of upper and lower extremities, partial and total knee replacement, total shoulder and elbow replacement, ACL reconstruction, carpal tunnel release, platelet-rich plasma injections, treatment of arthritis and joint pain and evaluation and treatment of non-surgical back and neck pain.
Dr. Lavigne is now accepting patients at 110 East Medical Lane, Suite 140, in West Columbia. To schedule an appointment please call (803) 936-7966.

Dr. Malanuk discusses Heart Attacks on WLTX

West Columbia, SC (WLTX)- According to the American Heart Association, 715,000 people in the United States will have a heart attack this year.

“It is the leading cause of death in America, heart attacks are number one, and if you combine all of the other risk of death they still don’t equal heart disease,” said Dr. Robert Malanuk.

Dr. Malanuk is a cardiologist at Lexington Medical Center, he spends his days and nights repairing hearts at the hospital.

“If you are smoking, not paying attention to your high blood pressure and if your weight is out of control, it is a matter of when you are going to have a heart attack because one in two American’s will be affected by heart disease.”

If you find yourself needing to help a heart attack patient, know you are working against a ticking time bomb.

“Take an asprin immediately and chew it up,” said Dr. Malanuk. “Secondly, call 911 and don’t delay. The earlier you can get to the emergency room, the better it is going to be for you.”

Some signs of a heart attack are the following symptoms: Chest pain, dizziness, shortness of breath and nausea.

Robert Malanuk, MD, FACC, is a cardiologist with Lexington Cardiology.