Archive | May 19, 2014

Lexington Medical Center Opens New Sleep Lab in Northeast Columbia

Having trouble getting a good night’s sleep or staying awake during the day? Lexington Sleep Solutions may have a remedy for you that’s close to home. The Lexington Medical Center physician practice has just opened a third sleep lab in Northeast Columbia. The new sleep lab is located within the Palmetto Family Medicine building at 109 Barton Creek Court, Suite A in Columbia. Lexington Sleep Solutions now has locations in West Columbia, Irmo and Northeast Columbia.

sleepingWith a sleep study, Lexington Sleep Solutions clinicians can diagnose conditions including hypersomnia, insomnia, narcolepsy, periodic limb movement disorder, restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea and snoring.

Lexington Sleep Solutions has accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. To qualify, the practice had to meet all standards for professional health care as designated by AASM. The accreditation process included a detailed inspection of the center’s facilities and staff, an evaluation of testing procedures, and ongoing assessments of physician training.

The Lexington Sleep Solutions physician office is open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All of the sleep lab locations perform scheduled studies at night and provide scheduled day studies, home sleep test set-ups and actigraphy set-ups during business hours.

IMG_2909During an overnight sleep study, each patient stays in a private bedroom that’s equipped to monitor and record breathing, heart rate, oxygen levels and brain wave activity during sleep. A camera observes sleep throughout the night and provides useful diagnostic information. The sleep study results are analyzed and an appointment will be scheduled to review results and determine what treatment is necessary.

Each patient’s care is supervised by a physician who is board certified in sleep medicine. Lexington Sleep Solutions’ physicians are Clarence Coker, III, MD; Sarkis Derderian, DO; Paul Kirschenfeld, MD; Christopher Marshall, MD; Mohamed Soliman MD and Francis Dayrit, MD, FCCP.

The average adult needs eight hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. Signs that you’re not getting enough sleep include irritability, difficulty staying awake while watching TV or reading, difficulty paying attention at work or in school, memory problems and using caffeine to stay awake.

Physician Office
Lexington Medical Park 2
146 North Hospital Drive
Suite 400

West Columbia, SC 29169

Northeast Columbia Sleep Lab
109 Barton Creek Court, Suite A
Columbia, SC 29229

West Columbia Sleep Lab
109 West Hospital Drive
West Columbia, SC 29169

Irmo Sleep Lab
7043 St. Andrews Road
Columbia, SC 29212
(803) 791-2683

For more information on sleep disorders, visit

The Art of Healing

Nine Lexington County high school students have received prizes and awards in the 5th annual “Art of Healing,” a juried art competition for Lexington County high school students sponsored by Lexington Medical Center. The students created projects including paintings, photographs and sculptures that each depict their interpretation of healing.

mixed oil paint with paintbrushArt teachers from Lexington County high schools each chose one student’s artwork per school to enter. All artwork had to incorporate healing or health. Steven Ford, owner of Steven Ford Interiors, Jane Przybysz, executive director of the McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina, and Michael Story, an award-winning fine artist, judged the entries and selected the winners.

“We wanted to give students the opportunity to express their interpretation of ‘healing’ through artwork,” said Barbara Willm, Lexington Medical Center vice president of Community Relations. “Every year, the quality of artwork impresses us more and more. It is a wonderful experience for students to have their artwork displayed at the Columbia Museum of Art for our community to see.”

Many of the students’ entries shared inspirational personal stories of family members’ health challenges and recovery.

Students received their awards at a reception at the Columbia Museum of Art on April 22. The students, their teachers, school administrators, hospital board members and staff, and museum employees attended. Barbara Willm and Columbia Museum of Art Chief Curator Will South presented the awards. The work was on display for a month at the Columbia Museum of Art.

Congratulations to all winners!

1st Prize
Megan Rinehart, Chapin High School

First Prize: Megan Rinehart, Chapin High School

First Prize: Megan Rinehart, Chapin High School

2nd Prize
Dilay Kuebra Gezer, Irmo High School

2nd Prize: Dilay Kuebra Gezer, Irmo High School

2nd Prize: Dilay Kuebra Gezer, Irmo High School

3rd Prize
Savannah Moore, Lexington High School

3rd Prize: Savannah Moore, Lexington High School

3rd Prize: Savannah Moore, Lexington High School

Juror’s Choice
Megan Baker, Dutch Fork High School
Leah Furst, Swansea High School
Blythe Lybrand, Spring Hill High School

Honorable Mention
Alexis Lester, Dutch Fork High School
Holly McDermott, Irmo High School
Reagan Tedder, Spring Hill High School

Here’s a slideshow of each of the entries.

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