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Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Donald M. Millus, MD

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Donald M. Millus, MD, to its network of care. Dr Millus will practice at Sandhills Family Medicine, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice located in Lexington.

A cum laude graduate of the University of South Carolina Honors College in Columbia, Dr. Millus earned his medical degree from the USC School of Medicine in Columbia and completed his family medicine residency at Valley Baptist in Harlingen, Texas.

Donald M. Millus, MD

Dr. Millus has more than 15 years of experience in family medicine and is board certified. A member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, he is most interested in chronic disease management, joint and other minor orthopaedic injections, minor dermatologic procedures and management of adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

He most recently cared for patients in Northeast Columbia, serving as a lead physician and director of a family medicine call group. In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Millus has served as medical director for short-term medical missions with several organizations, including One World Health and Greater Europe Mission.

Dr. Millus joins the board-certified physicians and highly skilled staff at Sandhills Family Medicine to provide comprehensive medical care to patients age 13 and older. The practice has served the Lexington community for more than 30 years. He is accepting new patients.

Sandhills Family Medicine
811 West Main Street, Suite 207
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 358-6420
SandhillsFamilyMedicine.com

Welcome Dr. Rebecca McNair

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Rebecca B. McNair, MD, to its network of care. She will practice at Sandhills Family Medicine, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice conveniently located in the hospital’s community medical center in downtown Lexington.

Rebecca McNair, MD

Rebecca McNair, MD

Dr. McNair most recently practiced as a family physician for Clarendon Health Systems. In addition to patient care, she collaborated on the development of policies for outpatient clinics and served as an attending instructor for medical and physician assistant students from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

A summa cum laude graduate of Clemson University in Clemson, S.C., Dr. McNair graduated with honors from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia. She then completed her family medicine internship and residency.

A member of the American Medical Association and Columbia Medical Society, Dr. McNair is board certified and an American Academy of Family Physicians Fellow.

She also has additional certifications in advanced cardiac life support, basic cardiac life support, neonatal resuscitation and pediatric advanced life support, and is a certified medical examiner.

Dr. McNair joins the board-certified physicians at Sandhills Family Medicine to provide comprehensive medical care to patients of all ages. The practice has served the Lexington community for more than 30 years.

Now Accepting Patients
SandhillsFamilyMedicine.com

811 West Main Street, Suite 207
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 358-6420

Lexington Medical Center Cardiac Rehabilitation Receives Prestigious Certification

AACVPR Recognizes Programs That Demonstrate Excellence in Care

Lexington Medical Center’s cardiac rehabilitation programs have received prestigious certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). The certification demonstrates that Lexington Medical Center’s cardiac rehabilitation programs are aligned with current evidence-based medicine and guidelines for appropriate and effective outpatient care of patients with cardiac issues.

Lexington Medical Center offers cardiac rehabilitation at the main hospital campus in West Columbia and at Lexington Medical Center’s community medical center in Lexington. Each facility received the certification through a separate application process.

The goals of cardiac rehabilitation are to help patients recover from cardiac events such as heart attack, stents or bypass surgery, and to help prevent another cardiac incident by developing healthy lifestyle habits through education and support.

“This national certification ensures that our cardiac rehabilitation programs provide all of the required components to assist patients in achieving these goals,” said John Leech, manager of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Lexington Medical Center. “Cardiac Rehabilitation at Lexington Medical Center is a comprehensive program with education, motivation and support that leads to the best possible outcomes.”

AACVPR-certified programs are awarded program certification after an extensive application process that details the program’s structure, individualized care plans, staff competencies and outcomes measurement. Certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available.

There are three phases of cardiac rehabilitation at Lexington Medical Center. Phase 1 takes place while patients are still in the hospital after a recent cardiac event, surgery or procedure. It includes education on the anatomy of the heart, a description of their procedure or surgery and risk factors that lead to heart disease. Phase 2 is the outpatient program and it includes exercise, education, nutrition and psychosocial elements that patients follow for three months.  Patients attend classes for 3 days per week for approximately 12 weeks. Phase 3 is a maintenance program of exercise and education that some patients continue for years.

Studies show that patients who participate in cardiac rehabilitation have a 46 percent reduction in mortality compared with non-participants. They often report reduction in symptoms, increased energy, better cholesterol and triglyceride levels, improvements in blood pressure, improved sleep and a quicker return to work and leisure activities.

“We’re meeting a high level of patient care,” said Lesa Naughton, clinical coordinator of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Lexington Medical Center – Lexington. “Cardiac rehabilitation saves lives.”

While Lexington Medical Center has offered cardiac rehabilitation for more than twenty years, the hospital began offering a full range of cardiovascular services including open heart surgery and elective angioplasty in 2012. The cardiovascular program is affiliated with Duke Medicine.  For more information, visit www.lexmed.com