Archive | March 29, 2013

Welcome, Dr. Dayrit

Dayrit_FrancisLexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Francis M. Dayrit, MD, FCCP, to the hospital’s network of care. Dr. Dayrit has joined M. Christopher Marshall, MD, Mohamed S. Soliman, MD, Paul M. Kirschenfeld, MD, and Sarkis S. Derderian, DO, at Carolina Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice.

Carolina Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine provides comprehensive care for a full range of respiratory and breathing disorders including complete adult pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. Excessive sleepiness, insomnia, breathing and muscle complications and even depression can be diagnosed with sleep testing. Complete pulmonary function testing and chest radiography is performed in the office for our patients’ convenience. The physicians are trained in bronchoscopic procedures, to include endobronchial ultrasonography, and these procedures are performed in Lexington Medical Center’s Endoscopy Suite where specially trained personnel assist and care for our patients in the outpatient setting.

Lexington Sleep Solutions provides complete care for a full range of sleep disorders using a multidisciplinary approach. Excessive sleepiness, insomnia, breathing and muscle complications and even depression can be diagnosed with sleep testing. The physicians and technical staff are highly trained to treat sleep related disorders such as hypersomnia, insomnia, narcolepsy, periodic limb movement disorder, restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea and snoring.

“I am very excited to be a part of Lexington Medical Center and a network of superb physicians,” said Dr. Dayrit.

Dr. Dayrit graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City, Philippines and earned a medical degree from the University of the Philippines in Manila. He completed critical care and pulmonary fellowships after finishing his internal medicine internship and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York.

For the past ten years, Dr. Dayrit has been in private practice performing the functions of pulmonologist, internist and critical care physician in Lancaster and Hartsville, South Carolina. He is an expert in pulmonary and critical care procedures, including those related to bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasonography, thoracentesis, pulmonary artery catheterization, central line placements, endotracheal intubation and arterial line placement. Dr. Dayrit was appointed as Medical Director of Critical Care Services at Springs Memorial Hospital in 2003 and served as Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit and Director of Cardiopulmonary Services at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center since 2006.

Medicaid Expansion is Right for South Carolina

Lexington Medical Center believes that Medicaid Expansion is the right thing to do for South Carolina. Here’s a video from the South Carolina Hospital Association on the topic. Learn more at the hospital association’s website.