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Carolina Women’s Physicians Opens New Office In Irmo

Carolina Women’s Physicians has opened a new office in Irmo to better serve its patients. Located near Lexington Medical Center Irmo at 7045 St. Andrews Road, patients will have access to the same services offered at the practice’s West Columbia location.

Pictured left to right: Amy McMillan, PA; Julie A. Reed, MD; Elizabeth S. Lambert, MD; Jennifer A. Greene, MD; Allyson I. Jones, MD; and Samantha F. Morton, MD

“Since I joined Carolina Women’s Physicians five years ago, patients have asked me if we would ever open an office in Irmo. We’re happy to say that we listened, and our Irmo location is now open,” said Julie Reed, MD.

The providers at Carolina Women’s Physicians – Jennifer Greene, MD; Allyson Jones, MD; Elizabeth Lambert, MD; Samantha Morton, MD; Julie Reed, MD; and Amy McMillan, PA – and their teams will rotate their schedules between the two offices, which means patients will receive the same compassionate care for women, by women at the Irmo location.

“All of our providers are excited about this new space. We have so many patients from the Irmo/Chapin area, and we hope they will enjoy the convenience of this office for years to come,” said Dr. Morton.

This location is extra special to some of the providers at the practice because they call this area home.

“Our children and families are part of this community. We’re delighted to make our practice part of it as well,” said Dr. Jones.

Appointments at Carolina Women’s Physicians’ West Columbia and Irmo locations are available Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:00 a.m. to noon. For more information about the practice and its providers, visit CarolinaWomensPhysicians.com.

Two Convenient Locations
146 North Hospital Drive, Suite 240
West Columbia, SC 29169

7045 St. Andrews Road
Columbia, SC 29212

Now Accepting Patients
(803) 936-7590

Sandhills Women’s Care Has New Location in Northeast Columbia

Sandhills Women’s Care has moved into a new location in Northeast Columbia at 233 Longtown Road. The spacious, 15,000-sq-ft office has 14 exam rooms, a procedure room, two ultrasound suites and two labs. Patients also have access to two new services – 3-D mammography and DEXA scans.

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In addition to the Northeast Columbia location, Sandhills Women’s Care also has an office in West Columbia inside Lexington Medical Park 1 on the hospital campus.

3-D mammography, also known as digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), is recommended for women who are having their first screening mammogram or those who have dense breast tissue. The Sandhills Women’s Care office in Northeast Columbia is the second location in Lexington Medical Center’s network of care to offer this state-of-the-art technology. DEXA scans use X-rays to show the strength of bones. In general, the denser the bone, the stronger it is, and the less likely it is to break or fracture. The practice also offers 3D/4D ultrasounds.

The providers at Sandhills Women’s Care are Douglas M. Addy, MD; Jully A.F. Aguirre, MD; Thomas C. Austin, MD; Crystal Y. Johnson, MD; and Jennifer B. Linfert, MD. Dr. Aguirre and Dr. Linfert joined the practice recently.

amberg_160107_078“We are extremely excited to not only have this beautiful new facility, but to continue welcoming Dr. Jully Aguirre and Dr. Jennifer Linfert into our practice. We think the ability to do mammograms and bone density scans will be an enormous benefit and convenience to any patient who lives in Northeast Columbia,” said Dr. Addy.

The new Northeast Columbia location of Sandhills Women’s Care provides patients with quality services close to their homes or jobs. And the practice is large enough to continue to meet the health care needs of the community as it grows. With five board-certified physicians, Sandhills Women’s Care offers patients of all ages a full range of obstetric and gynecologic services — from routine well care to specialized diagnostics.

Northeast Columbia location
233 Longtown Road
Columbia, SC 29229
(803) 788-0268

West Columbia location
Lexington Medical Park 1
2728 Sunset Boulevard
Suite 202
West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 936 – 7099

Sandhills Women’s Care is accepting new patients.

Visit SandhillsWomensCare.com.

What To Expect When You’re Not Expecting It

Dr. Nichole McDonald, OB/GYN at Lexington Women’s Care, was a guest on WLTX recently to talk about “What To Expect When You’re Not Expecting It.” The discussion centered around everything you wish you knew, but no one ever told you. Check it out in the link below.

Here are a few notes from Dr. McDonald’s interview:

~Puberty begins in African American girls around age 8 or 9, and in Caucasian girls around age 10. It’s important that parents help walk them through their daughters through those changes.

~A woman should see her gynecologist once each year, beginning when she becomes sexually active or between the ages of 18 and 21.

~We begin screening for cervical cancer at age 21. As long as pap smears are normal, we now screen every 3 to 5 years.

~During pregnancy, nausea and vomiting are typical early in pregnancy. But if it causes more than 10 pounds of weight loss, call your doctor. And, if you feel regular tightening of your abdomen before 34 weeks gestation, you should call your doctor.

~Before menopause begins, women will begin noticing changes in their menstrual cycle – the cycle will become more erratic and irregular. Menopause occurs when a woman goes one year without a menstrual cycle.

~Bone density is a measure of the amount of mineralization of a bone per cubic centimeter. When a woman starts to have thinning of the bones, we start worrying about osteoporosis. We begin screening for that around age 65. Women should get a good amount of calcium throughout their life to prevent osteoporosis. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.