Lexington Medical Center is expanding its hospital’s network with the addition of four new medical physicians.
Officials with Lexington Medical announced Monday that OB/GYN Kimberly A. Stone, MD FACOG, is joining the hospital’s care network at Lexington Women’s Care in West Columbia. Dr. Narjah M. Martin joins the Lexington Family Practice Summit, Dr. James A. Wilkins will be at the Lexington Family Practice Irmo, and Dr. Venkata Sai Bhavana Chinnakotla will join the team at Lexington Endocrinology.
All four physicians bring a wealth of experience to each location.
Dr. Stone graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania and earned her medical degree from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She then completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Reading Health System in Reading, Pennsylvania.
A fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, she is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology with additional training in robotic surgery. Recently, she provided comprehensive women’s health services at Tower Health Medical Group – All About Women in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Martin graduated from the University of South Carolina in Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in biology, earned her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, and completed her family medicine residency at McLeod Health in Florence, South Carolina.
She is certified in advanced cardiac life support, advanced life support for obstetrics, basic life support, and pediatric advanced life support. A member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association, Dr. Martin has special interests in women’s health, including annual exams and contraception management.
She recently completed her residency and gained expertise in procedural skills, ambulatory patient care, inpatient adult medicine, medical intensive care, telemedicine, and other valuable experiences. In addition, she also volunteered at Mercy Medicine Free Clinic as the resident coordinator.
Dr. Wilkins, is a graduate of Calhoun Honors College at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina, with a bachelor’s degree in biology; Dr. Wilkins earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He then completed his residency at AnMed Health in Anderson, South Carolina, serving as chief resident.
He is certified in advanced cardiac life support, neonatal advanced life support, and pediatric advanced life support. In addition, Dr. Wilkins is also a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, and the South Carolina Medical Association. He recently completed his residency at AnMed Health, with additional training in musculoskeletal ultrasound. He also conducted a research study on prolotherapy in Achilles tendonitis.
Lastly, Dr. Chinnakotla earned her medical degree from Gandhi Medical College in Hyderabad, India, and completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Missouri in Columbia. She then completed an endocrinology fellowship at the University of Missouri.
Board-certified in internal medicine, endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism, Dr. Chinnakotla is a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the Endocrine Society. She has experience evaluating, diagnosing, and treating complications of diabetes, as well as other endocrine disorders such as high cholesterol, thyroid function, and osteoporosis. She most recently served as an assistant professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine at the University of Missouri.