I was born and raised in Spartanburg, SC and attended high school, college and medical school, VCOM- Carolinas, there. Being close to home has always been very important to me because having a strong support system helps me to succeed. I love the hometown feel that the city of Greer provides.
Even more importantly, everyone at the Greer Residency program made me feel welcomed and comfortable the second I arrived. I am extremely thankful that I found a small community-based residency that is so close to my hometown.
During my free time you will most likely find me outdoors with my animals or on the lake near my home. I also have a passion for plants and gardening. I’ll take any chance I can get to be outside!
I grew up between Anderson, SC, Venezuela, and Mexico and graduated from The Medical School for International Health in Beer Sheva, Israel. I chose to do my residency in Greer because of my roots in the area and the exciting opportunity to be part of a new program and learn from the residency’s exceptional staff.
Becoming a family physician was an easy decision for me because of the specialty’s strong commitment to caring for the underserved. My key passions in medicine include international medicine, sports medicine, mental health, and emergency medicine.
I enjoy spending my time with my family, gardening, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, dancing, and cooking. I am excited to be training in Greer and look forward to making a positive difference in my patients’ lives, while enjoying life with peers.
My name is Joseph Hinojosa and I’m from Houston, TX. I completed my undergraduate degree in Healthcare Administration at the University of Houston Clearlake. I earned my medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica. My medical education allowed me to live in Miami, Chicago, and Philadelphia before coming to Greer. I believe having a business background with medical knowledge will help serve the future of medicine.
It may sound like a cliché but after spending the interview day with the Greer Family Medicine program team I immediately knew this was the program for me. The warm welcome from the staff and faculty solidified that feeling. I wanted to be part of a new program where I can help lay its foundations and grow alongside it. The opportunity to gain exposure to lifestyle medicine was an added bonus.
My interests are LGBTQ+ medicine, women’s health, wilderness medicine, and sports medicine. In my free time, I enjoy marathon running, cycling, and anything that involves the outdoors! This makes upstate South Carolina the place for me.
I grew up in Rock Hill, SC and am an Upstate girl at heart! I did my Undergrad at Clemson University and attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean.
Upon interviewing at Greer there was an immediate connection for me. Every faculty and staff member I met while touring Greer Memorial’s beautiful campus was so kind and excited to see me. Every person I had the opportunity to speak to on my interview day gave me the sense that the Greer Family Medicine Program was not just a team but a family. Now, as a resident, I highly value and appreciate the sense of family present in this program.
I also fell in love with the town of Greer itself. Greer offers small town vibes while being conveniently close to bigger cities such as Greenville and Asheville. Doing my residency in Greer has also allowed me to be closer to my family than I’ve been since undergrad!
To give you some more information about myself: I’m a dog lover and have two fur babies, Daisy and Charlie. I enjoy learning about and experimenting with skin care and makeup. Cooking, baking, reading, and listening to music are some of my favorite hobbies. Some of my post residency interests include Obstetrics, providing care for the LGBTQIA community and International Medicine.
I was born and raised in Yaounde, Cameroon. I did my undergrad at Suffolk University and earned my medical degree at Ross University School of medicine.
Growing up in a third-world country, it was impossible to turn a blind eye to the evident suffering I witnessed around me. There are many needs in Cameroon but I believe that health is the greatest wealth because a healthy man can achieve anything and that’s what drove me to embrace a medical career. I chose family medicine mainly because of its focus on preventive medicine and the opportunity to treat patients across the lifespan.
I have never been much of a city girl. I’ve always enjoyed places that have more “green” than “concrete” and Greer was perfect. Moreover, the warmth I felt during my interview, the comradery between the faculty members and their obvious concern to foster a healthy work environment immediately convinced me that this was the place to be.
I am interested in lifestyle medicine, global health and infectious diseases. As for my hobbies, a persistent “itch” has me hopping on a plane whenever I can. If I’m not traveling or involved in some outdoor activity, you may find me drawing, reading a book, cooking while listening to music or just wasting my life watching Netflix.
I was born and raised in the suburbs of Toronto, Canada. Throughout high school, I developed a heart for people through medicine during mission trips to El Salvador. I was touched by the local people and the servant-hearted doctors. This led me to medical school in Ireland where I spent six unforgettable years, often travelling around Europe.
I chose the Greer Family Medicine Residency program because of the warm and invested faculty, while training and fostering a new program from the ground up. I love Greer for its small-town charm, while having access to Greenville and endless outdoors to explore.
I have an interest in Lifestyle Medicine and Global Health. My hope is to serve patients joyfully and compassionately. Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending time with friends doing spontaneous outdoor adventures or just playing board games. I also enjoy competing in triathlons, learning about different cultures, summiting all the mountains I can find, visiting farmer’s markets and healthy cooking.