West Columbia, S.C. – Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome Maria Farooq, MD, and Frederick A. Talip, MD, to the hospital’s network of care at Lexington Rheumatology. They join the board-certified physicians and skilled staff at Lexington Rheumatology to provide convenient, comprehensive care to patients with diseases of the joints and soft tissues.
Dr. Farooq earned her medical degree from Punjab Medical College in Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan. She then completed an internal medicine residency at State University of New York in Buffalo and a rheumatology fellowship at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Farooq is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Rheumatology and the American Medical Association, among other organizations.
Dr. Farooq most recently trained as a second-year rheumatology fellow, treating a variety of complex diseases in three different hospital settings, managing a comprehensive inpatient consulting service and teaching residents and students through curriculum, presentations, lectures and grand rounding. During this time, she also worked in the primary care clinic at Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo, New York, and as a research volunteer in the Department of Endocrinology at Millard Filmore Gates Hospital in Buffalo.
Dr. Talip completed an internal medicine residency at State University of New York-Buffalo at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, New York, and a rheumatology fellowship at Roger Williams Medical Center at the Boston University School of Medicine in Providence, Rhode Island, where he was also appointed teaching fellow.
Board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology, Dr. Talip is an American College of Rheumatology Fellow and American Board of Internal Medicine Diplomate. With more than 15 years of experience diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions, he most recently worked as the lead physician at Novant Health Lake Norman Rheumatology in Cornelius, North Carolina.
Lexington Rheumatology also offers in-house services, including X-ray, on-site bone density scans and infusion treatments, for rheumatic and inflammatory disorders.
Both doctors are accepting new patients.