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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

Columbia Medical Group Welcomes New Doctors

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Eddie M. Williams III, MD and Huong Thi Phan, MD to The Columbia Medical Group, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice located on Trenholm Road in Columbia.

An Irmo native, Dr. Williams graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C. He went on to complete his internal medicine internship and residency, critical care residency, and pulmonary medicine fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. Additional education includes earning a diploma in tropical disease and hygiene from the University of Liverpool, U.K. and studying French at Institut de Formation de Cadres pour le Développement (IFCAD) in Brussels, Belgium.

Dr. Eddie Williams

Dr. Eddie Williams

“I enjoy the relationships and the science in practice, long term friendships with patients and solving problems – therefore the art and science of medicine,” Dr. Williams said.

Dr. Williams has more than 30 years of experience as a physician. He most recently practiced at Palmetto Pulmonary and Infectious Disease in Columbia. Dr. Williams is board certified in internal medicine and pulmonary disease.

Huong Thi Phan, MD is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Phan completed her residency in internal medicine in Columbia. She is board certified in internal medicine. Before coming to The Columbia Medical Group, Dr. Phan worked at West Columbia Internal Medicine, which was also part of the Lexington Medical Center network of care.

Dr. Huong Thi Phan

Dr. Huong Thi Phan

“As a practicing primary care physician, I have a unique opportunity to meet and care for a variety of patients with different needs,” Dr. Phan said. “To me, being a primary care physician is both rewarding and satisfying by taking part in the healing process.”

Specializing in general adult internal medicine, the board-certified physicians and nurse practitioner at The Columbia Medical Group provide comprehensive medical care for adults, including the diagnosis and treatment of health issues, care for chronic diseases, and advice on preventive care, diet and exercise.

Dr. Williams and Dr. Phan are accepting new patients. Learn more at ColaMed.com

The Columbia Medical Group
4540 Trenholm Road
Columbia, SC 29206
803-790-4700

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