Tag Archives: Women’s Health

Meet the Patients: A Breast Cancer Survivor Story

Beth Addison is a mom of two teenage girls. She was diagnosed with breast cancer one year ago after a 3-D mammogram at Lexington Medical Center.

She underwent a year of treatment that included chemotherapy at Lexington Oncology, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice.

Beth also was featured as a model in our Women’s Night Out fashion show this year. The event honors breast cancer survivors and their families, and raises money for the Campaign for Clarity, a capital campaign to expand 3-D mammography throughout our hospital’s network of care.

In this WLTX news story, she shares her journey and what she learned along the way.

Lexington Medical Center diagnoses more than 250 cases of breast cancer each year. 3-D mammography is an important tool because it can reveal cancerous tumors when they are just 1 to 2 millimeters in size. Early detection is key to treating breast cancer. Visit LexMed.com/Cancer to learn more about our hospital’s cancer program.

Dr. Brooke Naffziger Joins Carolina Women’s Physicians

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Brooke Naffziger, DO, FACOG, to the hospital’s network of care. Dr. Naffziger is working as an obstetrician and gynecologist at Carolina Women’s Physicians, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice with locations in Irmo and West Columbia.

Dr. Brooke Naffziger

A magna cum laude graduate of Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Dr. Naffziger earned her medical degree from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan. She then completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan, serving as administrative chief resident. During her residency, Dr. Naffziger also received comprehensive training in robotic surgery.

Dr. Naffziger is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology with additional certifications in advanced life support in obstetrics, fetal heart monitoring and neonatal resuscitation. She is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Naffziger most recently served as the attending physician in obstetrics and gynecology at Pipestone County Medical Center and Avera Medical Group in Pipestone, Minnesota, providing inpatient and outpatient obstetric and gynecologic care. She also served as vice president of the Medical Staff at Pipestone County Medical Center.

Dr. Naffziger joins the highly skilled physicians and nurse practitioners at Carolina Women’s Physicians. Dedicated to providing comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic care to women of all ages in the Midlands, the practice combines state-of-the-art technology and advanced procedures.

Dr. Naffziger is accepting new patients.

Carolina Women’s Physicians

146 N. Hospital Drive, Suite 240
West Columbia, SC 29169

7045 St. Andrews Road
Columbia, SC 29212

(803) 936 – 7590

CarolinaWomensPhysicians.com

Oh, Baby! Lexington Medical Center Doula Participates in 1,500 Births

Dianne Pound knows a thing or two about how to help families welcome a new baby. Last month, she participated in her 1,500th birth as a Lexington Medical Center doula.

“I can’t believe that time has moved so quickly, and I have supported 1,500 families in their births. That’s enough to fill up a school! To be a part of those families’ birth stories is a great honor,” Dianne said.

Dianne Pound celebrated her 1,500 birth with Tiera and Phil Rollins, and baby Emma Sydney.

A doula is a birth coach who offers mothers comfort and reassurance during labor and delivery. In addition to understanding the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of women in labor, doulas facilitate communication between parents-to-be, help prepare birth plans and provide information about birth and delivery options. Postpartum doulas offer education, support and assistance to the new family once they return home.

“Doulas meet wonderful families and are a part of one of the most important days in a family’s life,” said Dianne. “We have a strong sisterhood of doulas here at Lexington Medical Center.”

Lexington Medical Center began its doula program in 1994. At that time, it was the first of its kind in the Southeast. Dianne started working at the hospital as a doula in May 1998 – more than 20 years ago. A lot has changed for expectant families at LMC since then.

“Labor and Delivery has added new and larger rooms, and we have made ongoing improvements to provide the best care to our patients and their newborns, including skin-to-skin contact after any birth, delayed bathing for 24 hours, Halo® sleep sacks and parent education concerning back sleeping,” said Dianne.

Because of support from the hospital’s Foundation and its donors, doulas are a free service for any woman having a baby at our hospital.