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At Cardinal Wellness and Aesthetics, we will work with you to achieve optimal health through lifestyle changes that are right for you. We not only provide the information and tools you need, but we also help you build a system of support and resources to achieve and maintain your best health. If you are interested in learning more about lifestyle medicine, give us a call today at 803-520-0506.

Henry Martin, Jr. M.D.

Dr. Hank Martin is from Columbia, SC, and attended the University of South Carolina, from 1965 through 1969. He was awarded an athletic scholarship for basketball and played under Frank Maguire in the ACC. He was Academic All-Conference Honorable mention.

He attended the Medical University of South Carolina and graduated in 1973. He then completed a residency in family practice at the Medical University of South Carolina in 1976.

He started Lexington Family Practice in 1976. He was certified by the American Board of family medicine from 1976 through 2017. He was certified as a Hypertension Specialist by the American Society of Hypertension in 2001 and was re-certified in 2011. He has been recognized by the CDC as a Million Hearts Hypertension Champion, Top 30, in 2014 and was the DHEC South Carolina Hypertensive Champion in 2016.

Dr. Martin is married to the former Joan “Katie” Bellinger. He has three children and three grandchildren. He played for the South Carolina Grays Senior basketball team and won a Gold Medal in Cleveland in 2013 for 65 and older three-on-three basketball in the National Senior games. He also participated in the 2015 Senior games in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was a player-coach for the South Carolina Grays Basketball team winning the South Carolina Championship in 2018. He continues to enjoy shooting basketball and regular workouts.

He became interested in Lifestyle and Preventative Medicine completing a 52-hour course in Age Management Medicine in 2017. He was also certified by WORLDLINK Medical, the Academy of Preventive and Innovative Medicine for Advanced Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. He was re-certified in 2018 and 2019. He has continued to follow his passion by opening Cardinal Wellness and Aesthetics CWA, a Lifestyle and Preventative Medicine Practice in March of 2019.

College: University of South Carolina: 1965-1969

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina: Graduated 1973

Residency Training: Medical University of South Carolina: 1973-1976

Advanced Bio-Identical Hormone therapy- December 2017, Recertification: December 2018

Physician Training and Certification Program by Age Management Medicine Foundation – March 31, 2017

Cardinal Wellness and Aesthetics: September 2018 to Present

Lexington Family Practice, SC: August 1976- December 2018

Member, American Academy of Family Physicians

Member, South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians

Member, Lexington Medical Association

Member, American Society of Hypertension

Member, Lexington Family Practice Board

Member, Carolina/Georgia American Society of Hypertension

The American Society of Hypertension – 2011

Certified, American Board of Family Practice (1973-2017)

Clinical Specialist, Hypertension

Honorable Mention Academic All ACC 1969 – Basketball

Phi Eta Sigma Fraternity USC 1965 – Scholastic

Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Fraternity 1968 – USC

Diplomat of American Board Family Practice

Clinical Hypertension Specialist 2001

Clinical Hypertension Specialist, Recertification 2011

Million Hearts Hypertension Champion Top 2014

DHEC South Carolina Hypertension Champion 2016

Pharmacy and Family Practice, Drug Intelligence and Clinical Pharmacy: October 1977 – June 2016

College: University of South Carolina: 1965-1969

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina: Graduated 1973

Residency Training: Medical University of South Carolina: 1973-1976

Advanced Bio-Identical Hormone therapy- December 2017, Recertification: December 2018

Physician Training and Certification Program by Age Management Medicine Foundation – March 31, 2017

Cardinal Wellness and Aesthetics: September 2018 to Present

Lexington Family Practice, SC: August 1976- December 2018

Member, American Academy of Family Physicians

Member, South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians

Member, Lexington Medical Association

Member, American Society of Hypertension

Member, Lexington Family Practice Board

Member, Carolina/Georgia American Society of Hypertension

The American Society of Hypertension – 2011

Certified, American Board of Family Practice (1973-2017)

Clinical Specialist, Hypertension

Honorable Mention Academic All ACC 1969 – Basketball

Phi Eta Sigma Fraternity USC 1965 – Scholastic

Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Fraternity 1968 – USC

Diplomat of American Board Family Practice

Clinical Hypertension Specialist 2001

Clinical Hypertension Specialist, Recertification 2011

Million Hearts Hypertension Champion Top 2014

DHEC South Carolina Hypertension Champion 2016

Pharmacy and Family Practice, Drug Intelligence and Clinical Pharmacy: October 1977 – June 2016

Monica Whitehead Staton, CFNP

Monica Whitehead Staton is a native of Lexington, SC. She is married to Robert Staton Jr. and has 3 children and 3 stepchildren. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, boating on Lake Murray, and cooking. She earned her degree at Clemson University in 1997. After graduating she worked in Labor and Delivery at Lexington Medical Center. 

She graduated with honors earning her Master’s degree in Pediatric and Family Medicine in 2001 from the University of South Carolina.

She went to work at Lexington Family Practice until October 2014. She also worked in Urgent Care at Lexington Medical Center from 2010 until 2016. She worked at Palmetto Vein & Aesthetic Center from 2014 to 2020. Monica joined Cardinal Wellness and Aesthetics in August 2020.

Testimonials
“Dr Hank is a wonderful physician with an expert knowledge of the body’s chemistry as pertains to aging successfully. He can help a person maximize their physical vitality as they age. He is very personal and engaging. He cares about his patients and strives to help them achieve maximum wellness. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED “
– Mark W.
“Luv this place! They offer a variety of services. Such as Botox and fillers, cool-sculpting, and are getting ready to launching an exciting laser service called Morpheus8. Monica is absolutely amazing at what she does. I won’t trust anyone else with my face. And I’m always pleased with the results. The entire staff is very professional and friendly. The office is impeccably decorated and very clean. If your curious about non-surgical cosmetic enhancements, or want to try a new office to get injections etc this is the PLACE!!”
– Chris T.
“Dr. Martin and staff care like family and at the same time are knowledgeable and at the forefront of wellness care. I came to him for fatigue and wanting to live longer. He has guided me and his staff have supported me toward teaching the goal of good energy, good sleep, better eating habits, balancing me through supplements, and most importantly, teaching me about what and why.”
– Mary C.
“It was good to feel good again! After almost a year of decreased energy, weight gain, and an overall sense of sadness, the hormone therapy Dr. Martin prescribed for me brought me back to feeling normal again. I saw results from workouts and yoga I had not seen in a long time! After only a month or so of hormone therapy, I started sleeping normally again, without waking up in the middle of the night, unable to go back to sleep. My downward spiral stopped and then reversed itself, and the scary path of aging did not seem quite so frightening. Dr. Martin spends quality, unrushed time with me explaining the science behind these treatments. He also provides tons of practical information about nutrition, exercise, and rest. Thank you, Dr. Hank! I am so lucky to have you and your wonderful practice in my life!””
– Rochelle C.
“I had the privilege of shadowing with Dr. Hank a few months ago. It was wonderful to see a doctor take the time to talk to patients and provide a holistic approach to age management, hormonal therapy, & genetic testing. The entire staff at Cardinal is helpful & friendly and the office is beautiful!”
– Avni D.
“My wife and I met with Dr. Martin and Monica back in June 2021. Dr. Martin spoke with us about the health benefits from proper diet and exercise. We decided to follow his advice and the results are amazing. When I started seeing him I weighed 193 lbs and was on two blood pressure meds and a statin to control cholesterol. After about two months I am down to 173 (my wife lost 20lbs as well) and have dropped one blood pressure med and the statin. Also he was able to get my testosterone levels up to where it needs to be. He showed us a whole new world as far as diet. This is a way of eating that we can stick with and maintain our weight and fitness goals. Dr. Martin and staff are very personable and knowledgeable on how to live a healthy lifestyle. He and Monica truly care about our health. The appointments are never rushed and all questions are answered.”
– Joe R.
“I have known Dr. Hank Martin for years first as a colleague and then as my personal physician. Dr. Martin is a genuinely pleasant, caring and compassionate individual who is extremely knowledgable and always very enthusiastic about learning what is on the cutting edge of medicine so he can apply that to his patients to help them live their life to it’s fullest. Most all physicians are taught how to treat illnesses and manage diseases. What makes Dr. Martin so unique is his sincere focus on prevention of disease, maximizing quality of life and maintaining functionality especially as one ages. His genuine positive, enthusiastic and likable personality, his decades of experience combined with a vast in-depth knowledge base integrated with the most up-to-date medical break-throughs and treatment modalities makes him a rare commodity in today’s healthcare market.”
– Will F.
“What a difference a year makes! A year ago in April I was blessed to learn that our family doctor of many years was beginning a new practice focusing on wellness and age management. I had no idea what a difference I would see in my over all health and wellbeing after beginning Hormone Replacement Therapy as well as personalized instruction in nutrition and exercise. The positive difference physically, mentally and emotionally is incredible. I had heard that HRT was the fountain of youth and I can now testify to that. I feel better, have more energy and know that the steps I am taking through Dr. Martin’s instruction has been and will continue to be life changing for me. Dr. Martin truly cares about my health and takes time to answer all my questions patiently and thoroughly which in this day and age is rare. He is truly a blessing to not only me but my husband as well and we are so grateful to have him by our side through this season in our lives.”
– Donna C.
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