Tag Archives: Urgent Care

Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Brandi P. Derrick, MD

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Brandi P. Derrick, MD, to the hospital’s network of care. Dr. Derrick will work at the Irmo location of Peterson and Plante Internal Medicine Associates.

Brandi P. Derrick, MD

A cum laude graduate of the University of South Carolina in Columbia, Dr. Derrick graduated summa cum laude with her medical degree from the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine in the Netherlands-Antilles. She also earned a bachelor’s degree in medical sciences, graduating magna cum laude, and a bachelor’s degree in hyperbaric medicine from the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine. She then completed her internal medicine residency at Louisiana State University in Lafayette, Louisiana and received its Residency Academic Achievement Award.

Dr. Derrick most recently treated patients and provided acute and chronic disease management at University Primary Care in Aiken, South Carolina. Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, she is also a member of the South Carolina Medical Association.

Dr. Derrick joins the highly skilled physicians and physician assistant at the Irmo location of Peterson & Plante Internal Medicine Associates to provide comprehensive care to Midlands residents. In addition to well visits and same-day sick and urgent appointments, the practice offers a full range of medical services, including minor surgeries, cardiology and laboratory services, nuclear stress tests, bone density scans and preventive care, at three convenient locations.

Dr. Derrick is accepting new patients.

Peterson and Plante Internal Medicine Associates
7033 St. Andrews Road, Suite 305
Columbia, SC 29212
(803) 936-7480

1750 Laurel Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 779-3378

21 Gateway Corners Park, Suite 101
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 865-2122

LMCPetersonandPlante.com

Lexington Medical Center’s Community Medical Centers in Batesburg-Leesville and Swansea Will Have New Hours

Beginning May 1, Lexington Medical Center’s community medical centers in Batesburg-Leesville and Swansea will have new hours of operation. They are:

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 Saturday
8:00 a.m. – NOON

Sunday
CLOSED
 
The community medical centers in Batesburg-Leesville and Swansea provide Urgent Care, lab and X-ray services. Urgent Care treats everything from sore throats to broken bones. Patients in the Batesburg-Leesville or Swansea areas who need Urgent Care services after hours or on Sunday can go to Lexington Medical Center Lexington or Lexington Medical Center Irmo.

Lexington Medical Center Batesburg-Leesville
338 E. Columbia Ave
Leesville, SC 29070
(803) 604 – 0066

Lexington Medical Center Swansea
935 Second Street 
Swansea, SC 29160 
(803) 568-2000 

Urgent Care or ER: Where Should You Go?

The next time you have a cold, the flu, broken bone… or if you or a loved one is experiencing chest pain or stroke symptoms, where should you go? Urgent Care can provide treatment for a lot of conditions. But for others, it’s important to go to the ER or call 911. In this WIS Health U news report, Dr. Don Moore of Lexington Medical Center explains the difference.


Generally speaking, urgent care centers provide treatment for less serious illness or injuries when your primary care physician is unavailable. They include: earaches, sore throats, sprains and strains, cold and flu symptoms, pink eye, sinus infections, seasonal allergies, urinary tract infections, mild asthma, stomach flu, simple cuts or wounds, and fever without a rash.

Call 911 if you or a loved one is experiencing a life-threatening emergency such as a heart attack, stroke, a severe injury or if you’re having trouble breathing. Conditions that may require immediate care in the ER include: loss of consciousness, signs of a heart attack or stroke including chest pain, chest discomfort and shortness of breath, uncontrolled or excessive bleeding, coughing or vomiting blood, a head injury, sudden or unexpected paralysis, sudden onset of severe pain or abdominal pain, poisoning, overdose, violent injuries from gunshots or stabbing and emotional stress or suicidal feelings.

Lexington Medical Center operates five Urgent Care facilities around Lexington County and treats more than 85,000 patients each year in its Emergency department. Visit LexMed.com