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Helping Women at Lexington Women’s Care

Lexington Women’s Care is a Lexington Medical Center physician practice that provides OB/GYN care in five locations around the Midlands. In this video, patient Lacey Hines talks about how Dr. David Stallard helped her navigate a difficult road and work through the process of becoming a foster mother.

For more information about Lexington Women’s Care or to make an appointment, visit LexingtonWomensCare.com.

Lexington Women’s Care Opens Chapin Office

Lexington Medical Center is proud to welcome Lexington Women’s Care Chapin to its network of care. The practice is located at 557 Columbia Avenue, Suite C, in Chapin. The office opened this week.

Formerly Lexington OB/GYN, Lexington Women’s Care Chapin will provide comprehensive care for women at any age or stage of life. Importantly, patients in Chapin will now be able to access prenatal care where it’s convenient for them.

Dr. Janis Keeton

The same, friendly staff from Lexington OB/GYN will welcome patients to Lexington Women’s Care Chapin, including Janis Keeton, MD, and Amy McMillan, PA-C. Dr. Keeton is a Chapin native who graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia and completed her residency there. She is also board certified.

“The Chapin community has been my home since childhood, and most of my immediate and extended family still live there. My family and I welcome this opportunity with glad hearts,” said Dr. Keeton.

A member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the South Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants, Amy earned her Master of Science in physician assistant studies at the Medical University of South Carolina. She has helped meet the health care needs of women for 20 years and has been a physician assistant in women’s health for more than a decade.

Appointments at Lexington Women’s Care Chapin are available Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to noon. For more information about the practice and its providers, visit LexingtonWomensCareChapin.com or call (803) 936-7476.

Lexington Women’s Care Chapin
557 Columbia Avenue, Suite C
Chapin, SC 29036
LexingtonWomensCareChapin.com

Ask the Lexington Medical Center Clinician: What’s A Midwife?

Darci Putnam, CNM, MSN, is a certified nurse midwife at Lexington Women’s Care West Columbia, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice. She answers a lot of questions from community members about what midwives do.

Q: What’s a certified nurse midwife?
A: A certified nurse midwife is an advanced practice registered nurse who provides comprehensive health care for women throughout their lives. Lexington Women’s Care has a staff of CNMs at its West Columbia location.

Q: How does someone become a CNM?
A: The CNMs at Lexington Women’s Care West Columbia have earned a master’s degree in nursing and completed rigorous clinical training. CNMs also graduate from an accredited midwifery education program and passed a national certification exam.

Q: Do midwives only care for pregnant women?
A: No. Midwives offer care to women from adolescence through menopause.

Q: What kind of gynecologic care does a midwife provide?
A: We care for women in all stages of life. Midwives provide routine well-woman exams, family planning and contraception, preconception counseling and problem-focused visits.

Darci Putnam

Q: Does using a midwife mean natural childbirth?
A: No. CNMs support a patient’s wishes for her birth experience. We participate in many deliveries at Lexington Medical Center with mothers who use medication to control pain during labor and delivery, including epidurals. We also have patients who would like to have natural childbirth, and we work with them to achieve that goal. We realize that every patient is different and unique.

Q: Do you offer at-home deliveries?
A: Some midwives participate in at-home deliveries. But like many other CNMs across the country, Lexington Women’s Care’s midwives only deliver babies at Lexington Medical Center.