Tag Archives: Women’s Health

Clinical Trials for Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus. It can be painful and debilitating. Many women suffer for a long time and it doesn’t get better, despite trying multiple treatments.

Vista Clinical Research can offer these patients new options that may finally help them feel better. As part of the Lexington Medical Center network of care, Vista Clinical Research has expertise in clinical trials involving all areas of women’s health, including endometriosis.

The Vista Clinical Research team

John H. Moore, MD, and Kathryn L. Moore, MD, are the physician investigators who oversee the clinical trials. Both also practice gynecology at Vista Women’s Healthcare, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice.

“When I focus on research, I think about the potential benefits to the patient,” said Dr. John Moore. “A lot of our patients have exhausted all other options. These methods are sometimes their last chance to achieve significant symptom relief.”

Dr. Kathryn Moore was interviewed in this WIS-TV news story about endometriosis this week. The story featured the stories of Midlands women who suffer with the condition.

In addition to endometriosis, Vista Clinical Research is also enrolling women in trials for uterine fibroids and bacterial vaginosis.

The physicians select the trials in which they want to participate. Each investigational medication has shown potential benefits in earlier studies, but must complete all FDA-mandated trials before being considered approved for widespread use.

To learn more about participating in one of these trials, visit VistaClinicalResearch.com

Lexington Women’s Care Opens Chapin Office

Lexington Medical Center is proud to welcome Lexington Women’s Care Chapin to its network of care. The practice is located at 557 Columbia Avenue, Suite C, in Chapin. The office opened this week.

Formerly Lexington OB/GYN, Lexington Women’s Care Chapin will provide comprehensive care for women at any age or stage of life. Importantly, patients in Chapin will now be able to access prenatal care where it’s convenient for them.

Dr. Janis Keeton

The same, friendly staff from Lexington OB/GYN will welcome patients to Lexington Women’s Care Chapin, including Janis Keeton, MD, and Amy McMillan, PA-C. Dr. Keeton is a Chapin native who graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia and completed her residency there. She is also board certified.

“The Chapin community has been my home since childhood, and most of my immediate and extended family still live there. My family and I welcome this opportunity with glad hearts,” said Dr. Keeton.

A member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the South Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants, Amy earned her Master of Science in physician assistant studies at the Medical University of South Carolina. She has helped meet the health care needs of women for 20 years and has been a physician assistant in women’s health for more than a decade.

Appointments at Lexington Women’s Care Chapin are available Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to noon. For more information about the practice and its providers, visit LexingtonWomensCareChapin.com or call (803) 936-7476.

Lexington Women’s Care Chapin
557 Columbia Avenue, Suite C
Chapin, SC 29036
LexingtonWomensCareChapin.com

Lexington Medical Center Offers Doula Training Classes

A doula is a birth coach who offers mothers comfort and reassurance during labor and delivery. At Lexington Medical Center, doulas are part of the hospital staff and are a free service to any woman having a baby at the hospital. Lexington Medical Center is holding classes in 2018 to add new doulas to our team. Learn more about the program in this WLTX interview below.


For information about becoming a Lexington Medical Center doula, call (803) 791 – BABY.