Tag Archives: WIS-TV

A Community Builder Helps Patients in Need

Hubert Smoak is dedicated to helping patients who need medical equipment, but can’t afford it. He collects donated pieces of equipment and refinishes them. He’s never taken any salary. The Lexington Medical Center Foundation has awarded him grants to help him with his work. And this week, WIS-TV and Mungo Homes awarded him as a Community Builder. Watch the story below.

And thank you, Mr. Smoak!

The Lexington Medical Center Foundation works to meet the health needs of our community through many programs and services. To learn more about the work of the Foundation, visit LMCFoundation.com.

Honoring the Oath

Dr. Marc Antonetti is a surgeon at Riverside Surgical Group and the South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center. He performs many types of general surgery.

Dr. Marc Antonetti

He also served in the United States Air Force and took care of wounded military service members while stationed in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He worked under dangerous conditions, including gunfights outside of his operating room window. He also treated soldiers on both sides of the battle.

This week, WIS-TV profiled Dr. Antonetti’s story as part of the TV station’s “Year of the Veteran” series. As Dawndy Mercer-Plank reports, taking an oath to treat the injured means treating everyone, even the enemy.

Breaking Down Bell’s Palsy

Bell’s Palsy causes sudden paralysis on one side of your face, making it look like your face is drooping. It happened to WIS-TV news anchor Mary King. In this story with Dr. Katie Dahlberg of Southeastern Neurology & Memory Clinic and Dr. Douglas Addy of Lexington Women’s Care, Mary shares her experience and hopes to help others.