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Treating High Risk Pregnancies at Lexington Medical Center

From twins and triplets to high blood pressure and pre-term labor, many situations can lead to a high-risk pregnancy. At Lexington Maternal Fetal Medicine, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, Paul A. Browne, MD, FACOG, co-manages high-risk pregnancies with an expectant mom’s obstetrician or certified nurse midwife. In this WLTX interview, he explains common problems he sees and how he treats them.

Dr. Browne works with other obstetrics providers to help take care of moms who have pregnancy complications.

The two most common groups he sees having complications are women who wait until they’re older (late 30’s or 40’s) to begin having children, and women who are overweight.

Another common problem is preeclampsia – that’s a type of high blood pressure that occurs during pregnancy in about 10 percent of women. It can be life-threatening to the mother and may may lead to premature delivery in order to protect the lives of mom and baby. Maintaining a healthy weight and taking some types of medication can lower the chances of preeclampsia.

According to Dr. Browne, the biggest risk factor for an early delivery is having a previous pre-term delivery. In addition, pregnant teenagers have a higher risk of pre-term delivery.

Dr. Browne’s advice? If you’re planning a pregnancy, talk to your doctor about any health problems you have and begin prenatal care as early as possible.

Brian K. Heaberlin, MD, Joins Lexington ENT & Allergy

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Brian K. Heaberlin, MD, to the hospital’s network of care. Dr. Heaberlin will work at Lexington ENT & Allergy, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice.

Dr. Brian Heaberlin

Dr. Heaberlin graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and chemistry from the West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery, West Virginia, and earned his medical degree from the Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia. He then completed his otolaryngology residency at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

Board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Dr. Heaberlin has additional specialized training from the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. He has more than 10 years of experience providing comprehensive care of ear, nose and throat disorders to patients of all ages, with specific interest in the management of nasal and sinus disorders, allergies and thyroid disorders.

Dr. Heaberlin previously cared for patients in private practice in his hometown, serving as a head and neck surgeon. He joins the board-certified otolaryngologists, audiologists and advanced practice providers at Lexington ENT & Allergy to provide surgical and non-surgical treatments for ear, nose, throat, and head and neck disorders.

Lexington ENT & Allergy
Lexington Medical Park 2
146 East Hospital Drive, Suite 200
West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 936 – 7530

Lexington Medical Center Welcomes William M. Yarbrough, MD, to Lexington Cardiovascular Surgery

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome William M. Yarbrough, MD, to Lexington Cardiovascular Surgery, a hospital physician practice.

Dr. Yarbrough proudly joins the highly skilled clinicians and staff at Lexington Cardiovascular Surgery to provide cardiovascular surgical consultations, follow-up care and vascular labs as well as a variety of cardiovascular services, including aortic/mitral valve replacement, coronary artery bypass grafting, and procedures for ascending, thoracic and abdominal aneurysms, peripheral vascular disease, lung masses and carotid arteries.

A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Dr. Yarbrough, earned his bachelor’s degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and graduated and his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He then completed a general surgery internship and residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, serving as administrative chief resident. He also completed a National Institute of Health postdoctoral research fellowship while at MUSC.

After completing his general surgery training, Dr. Yarbrough completed a cardiothoracic surgery residency at Stanford University in Stanford, California. He has published more than two dozen manuscripts, written and contributed to numerous book chapters and presented at peer-reviewed regional and national conferences.

Board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Yarbrough most recently served as a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon at Providence Thoracic and Cardiovascular Associates in Columbia. Prior to that role, he was an assistant professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at MUSC.