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Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Francis M. Dayrit, MD, FCCP
Posted by: Jennifer Wilson, Public Relations Manager | April 01, 2013
West Columbia, S.C. – Lexington 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.
“I enjoy this area of medicine because I am able to change lives in many ways that go beyond medication,” added Dr. Dayrit.
Prior to his work in private practice, Dr. Dayrit worked as a physician in the Philippines. He has research experience pertaining to corticosteroids, Cryptococcal infections and pneumonia. He is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and a member of the American Thoracic Society.
Carolina Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine is located at 146 North Hospital Drive, Suite 400 in West Columbia, South Carolina. The office can be reached by phone at (803) 256-0464 or by fax at (803) 254-5121. Office hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Lexington Sleep Solutions’ physicians’ office is located at this address and phone number, as well. The office can be reached by phone at (803) 407-1078.
Lexington Sleep Solutions also has two sleep lab locations in West Columbia and Irmo with a location in NE Richland County opening soon.
To schedule an appointment call (803) 791-2683
West Columbia location:
109 West Hospital Drive, West Columbia, SC 29169.
7043 St. Andrews Road, Irmo, SC 29212.
Lexington Medical Center, in West Columbia, S.C., anchors a county-wide health care network that includes six community medical centers throughout Lexington County and employs a staff of 5,900 health care professionals. The network also includes comprehensive cardiovascular care, an occupational health center, the largest nursing home in the Carolinas and more than 60 physician practices. At its heart is the 414-bed state-of-the-art Lexington Medical Center, with a reputation for the highest quality care. Lexington Medical Center won “Best Hospital” by readers of The State for ten years in a row, “Best Hospital” by readers of the Free Times, "Best Place to Have a Baby" by readers of Palmetto Parent, the "Consumer Choice Award" from the National Research Corporation and the prestigious “Summit Award” from Press Ganey for outstanding patient satisfaction.