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Women’s Health Through the Decades

Carolina Women’s Physicians, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The practice has provided comprehensive obstetric and gynecology care for women in the Midlands for a decade. In recognition of that milestone, the practice offers tips for women in all decades of life.
 
20s
Nearly 20 million cases of sexually transmitted diseases occur each year. Most happen in women under the age of 25. Because some have no symptoms, it’s important for women in their 20s to see a health care provider regularly. In addition, symptoms such as odor, discharge and pelvic pain require immediate attention. Some infections can cause complications that could lead to infertility. Doctors can perform simple tests to make a diagnosis and prescribe treatment.
 
30s
Premenstrual syndrome peaks for women in their 30s for several reasons. First, women’s bodies are not as forgiving compared with earlier in life.  Secondly, women in their 30s are at higher risk for depression, stress and obesity. And, it’s more difficult to clear excess calories from alcohol and caffeine, which can result in lack of sleep. Making simple changes to a daily routine can prevent premenstrual syndrome. Get eight hours of sleep each night, exercise 3 to 4 times per week, eat nutritious foods and pay attention to calories.
 
40s
The five years leading up to menopause can be filled with irritability, memory changes and sleep problems. Metabolism can begin to slow down and menstrual cycles will fluctuate. These are symptoms of perimenopause and can be treated with hormonal and non-hormonal methods. It’s also important to eat a diet that’s high in protein and low in carbohydrates to diminish the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
 
50s
Many women believe that changes will slow down and they will start to relax in this season of life. However, the risk of depression can increase and is very common in women in their 50s. Symptoms such as changes in appetite, shortened sleep cycles, weight gain and apathy can be signs of depression and anxiety. A combination of medicine and therapy are the most effective ways to treat chronic and situational depression. Remaining engaged in long-time friendships, traveling and exercise can also help.
 
Carolina Women’s Physicians has locations in West Columbia and Irmo. Visit CarolinaWomensPhysicians.com or call (803) 936 – 7590 for an appointment.
 

Women’s Night Out 2017

More than 850 guests attended Women’s Night Out on Tuesday, October 17. It’s Lexington Medical Center’s annual event honoring breast cancer survivors and their families. Proceeds benefit the Crystal Smith Breast Cancer Fund, which provides breast cancer patients in need with financial assistance, resources and supplies during their treatment. Women’s Night Out included a health and wellness expo with our physician practices, a silent auction, dinner, fashion show featuring breast cancer survivors and keynote speaker Jina Moore. Did we catch you in any photos? Check them out below.

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What’s New At Lexington Women’s Care

Lexington Women’s Care has provided comprehensive women’s health services – from routine care to specialized treatment and surgery – for more than 40 years. And now the practice has even more to offer its patients.

On September 18, Lexington Women’s Care West Columbia moved into its new office in Lexington Medical Park 3 on the hospital’s main campus. The practice, located in Suite 300, features four labs, four ultrasound rooms, education and Centering™ rooms, and two procedure rooms. Suite 300 occupies the entire third floor of Lexington Medical Park 3. 

Lexington Women’s Care is also growing to meet the needs of patients throughout the Midlands. Sandhills Women’s Care joined the physicians, nurse practitioners and midwives at Lexington Women’s Care as Lexington Women’s Care Sandhills on September 18. Douglas M. Addy, MD, FACOG; Jully A.F. Aguirre, MD; Thomas C. Austin, MD, FACOG; Crystal Y. Johnson, MD, FACOG; and Jennifer B. Linfert, MD, FACOG, will continue to care for their patients at the practice’s Northeast Columbia office and will relocate their West Columbia office to Lexington Women’s Care West Columbia.

“The quality and personalized care Lexington Women’s Care has provided for more than 40 years is now more accessible throughout our community,” said James E. Estes, MD, an OB/GYN at Lexington Women’s Care West Columbia.

Lexington Women’s Care also welcomed two physicians. Andrea Garrick, MD, joined the practice in August. She will care for patients at Lexington Women’s Care West Columbia and Lexington Women’s Care Lexington. The practice welcomed Bert Hutchinson III, MD, to Lexington Women’s Care West Columbia on September 18. He has provided comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic care to women in the Midlands for more than 30 years. He previously practiced at River Bluff GYN.

“Our doctors share the same philosophy on the best ways to deliver quality, consistent care that is tailored to each patient’s needs,” said Dr. Estes.

With Lexington Women’s Care West Columbia moving to its new location in Lexington Medical Park 3 and the additions of Lexington Women’s Care Sandhills, Dr. Garrick and Dr. Hutchinson, the practice can continue to provide customized care for women throughout the Midlands for years to come.

For more information about Lexington Women’s Care services or to find a location, visit LexingtonWomensCare.com.

Lexington Women’s Care West Columbia
Lexington Medical Park 3
155 North Hospital Drive, Suite 300
West Columbia, SC 29169

Lexington Women’s Care Irmo
1 Wellness Blvd., Suite 203
Irmo, SC 29063

Lexington Women’s Care Lexington
Lexington Medical Center Lexington
811 West Main Street, Suite 209
Lexington, SC 29072

Lexington Women’s Care Sandhills
233 Longtown Road
Columbia, SC 29229