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Lexington Medical Center Welcomes Fernando X. Castro, MD
Posted by: Jennifer Wilson, Public Relations Manager | January 27, 2014
West Columbia, S.C. – Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Fernando X. Castro, MD, to the hospital’s network of care. The board-certified rheumatologist and internist has joined Bruce Goeckeritz, MD, Bryan Wolf, MD, and Janie “Kaki” Bruce, MD, at Lexington Rheumatology, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice.
Dr. Castro earned his medical degree from Universidad Central del Ecuador in Quito and completed his residency at the University of Missouri and Harry Truman VA Hospitals in Columbia, Mo. He then completed a rheumatology and immunology fellowship there. Most recently, Dr. Castro served as a rheumatologist in Wilson, N.C., where he provided advanced therapy in the treatment of arthritis, rheumatic diseases and osteoporosis. He is also a certified clinical densitometrist.
“I look forward to working with the exceptional physicians, nurses and support staff at Lexington Medical Center,” said Dr. Castro.
Dr. Castro is a member of professional organizations including the American College of Rheumatology, National Osteoporosis Foundation and the International Society for Clinical Densitometry.
Dedicated to diagnosing and treating diseases of the joints and soft tissues, Lexington Rheumatology offers a variety of convenient in-house services, such as X-ray, on-site bone density scans and infusion treatments for rheumatic and inflammatory disorders.
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West Columbia, SC 29169
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.