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Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Amanda R. Vartanian, MD

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Amanda R. Vartanian, MD, to the hospital’s network of care as a pediatrician at Lexington Pediatric Practice.

Dr. Vartanian joins the board-certified physicians and nurse practitioner at Lexington Pediatric Practice to offer a full range of child-health services, including routine checkups, vaccinations, diagnostic services and minor procedures. As the first pediatric practice in the town of Lexington, Lexington Pediatric Practice has served the community for more than 25 years.

A summa cum laude graduate of Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Dr. Vartanian earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, graduating first in her class. She then completed her residency at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital at the USC School of Medicine in Columbia.

During her residency, she provided clinical care for patients in a variety of care settings, including pediatric and neonatal intensive care, newborn nursery, pediatric emergency care and subspecialty clinics.

Dr. Vartanian is accepting new patients.

Lexington Pediatric Practice
811 West Main Street, Suite 204
Lexington, SC 29072

3240 Sunset Boulevard
West Columbia, SC 29169

(803) 359-8855

Reading, Writing and… Lice.

Head lice is a growing problem among school children. The pesky bugs can spread from child to child by sharing combs, hair bows, hats and more. In this WIS-TV interview, Dr. Lauren Matthews of Lexington Pediatric Practice at Lexington Medical Center talks about keeping head lice from invading your child’s hair.


Interview Highlights:
~We tell our children to wash their hands and not share cups or food, but it’s also important to think about lice.
~To prevent lice, tell your children not to share helmets, caps, brushes, combs or other hair accessories.

Kids’ Sports and Activities: How Much Is Too Much?

With school starting back, kids will be participating in all sorts of sports and activities that keep them – and their families – busy. But how much is too much? WIS-TV asked Dr. Lauren Matthews, pediatrician at Lexington Pediatric Practice, that question. Here’s what she said.


Interview Highlights:
~Focus on healthy eating and hydration.
~Monitor sleep.
~At the beginning of the school year, have a talk about priorities. School should be a top priority.
~If after school activities are causing them to fall behind in academics, it’s time to take a step back.