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Lexington Medical Center Welcomes South Carolina OB/GYN Associates

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to announce that South Carolina OB/GYN Associates has joined the hospital’s network of care as a Lexington Medical Center physician practice.

South Carolina OB/GYN Associates is home to nine highly skilled physicians who offer a wide range of obstetric and gynecological health services for women in all stages of life. The practice has taken care of women in the Midlands for more than 50 years.

The physicians are:
Courtney R. Brooks, MD, FACOG
Thomas P. Giudice, MD, FACOG
Robert P. Grumbach, MD, FACOG
David C. Holladay, MD, FACOG
Christopher T. Hutchinson, MD, FACOG
M. Tucker Lafitte III, MD, FACOG
Rebecca B. Ridenhour, MD, FACOG
Mark H. Salley, MD, FACOG
James W. Stands, MD, FACOG

Lexington Medical Center delivers more than 3,300 babies each year. The hospital’s new 545,000 square-foot patient care tower includes a spacious, state-of-the-art Labor and Delivery unit. Since the hospital opened in 1971, more than 100,000 babies have been born there. Lexington Medical Center looks forward to continuing its legacy of providing outstanding care to women in the Midlands for many years to come.

South Carolina OB/GYN Associates
2728 Sunset Boulevard
Suite 201
West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 254 – 1300
www.SCOBGYN.com

Lexington Cardiology Welcomes Brian P. Wall, MD, MS

Lexington Cardiology is pleased to welcome Brian P. Wall, MD, MS, to its network of care at the practice’s Northeast Columbia location. As a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, Lexington Cardiology provides he highest quality services in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Brian P. Wall, MD, MS

Board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology, Dr. Wall is a member of the American College of Cardiologists, the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association. He most recently cared for patients at McLeod Cardiology Associates in Florence, South Carolina, diagnosing, treating and preventing a variety of cardiac conditions and disorders.

Dr. Wall specializes in valve disease management, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, acute myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation and flutter, cardiac arrhythmias and cardiomyopathy. He also has extensive experience performing transradial and transfemoral heart catheterizations.

He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina, and a master’s degree in biology from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. He then earned his medical degree from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina, and completed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Wall continued his training with fellowships in cardiology and interventional cardiology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.

As part of Lexington Medical Heart Center, Lexington Cardiology is supported by the region’s only Duke Health-affiliated heart program.

Dr. Wall is accepting new patients.

Lexington Cardiology
90 Summit Centre Drive
Columbia, SC 29209
(803) 744 – 4900
LMCLexingtonCardiology.com

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.