Chief’s Corner

Charles Cole, DO
Hometown:
 Rowlett, TX
Undergraduate: Texas State University
Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center

Why I chose Greenville:  I chose Greenville for a variety of reasons.  Primarily, I could tell from my interview day it was a place where I could get fantastic training in IM and also be around people who did not take themselves too seriously.  We have an extremely collegial environment that makes residency very manageable. Secondly, I was attracted to the geographic location of Greenville.  I can be in the mountains in 30 minutes and the beach in 3 hours.  The city is very laid-back and offers a variety of outdoor activities (festivals, farmers markets, running, hiking, biking, etc).  Lastly, we have a Chick-fil-a in the hospital.

Professional Interest: Hospitalist

Fun fact that people don’t know about me:  I’m an obnoxious Texan, I have 4 children, I am a die-hard Braves fan, and I absolutely despise pickles.   Adam has never beat me in a game of HORSE.

Adam Ratchford, MD
Hometown:
 Ringgold, GA
Undergraduate: University of Georgia
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia

Why I chose Greenville: I chose Greenville because I was looking for a mid-size program with excellent academics, but a small community feel.   From the program leadership, to the teaching attendings, to the residents, everyone involved in this program truly enjoys their job.   This residency has become my second family and I could not have asked for a better residency experience.   In addition, the city of Greenville is a wonderful place to live and we have thoroughly enjoyed being here the past three years.

Professional Interest:  Hospitalist

Fun fact that people don’t know about me:   I enjoy spending time with my wonderful wife, Katie, and my two children, Nolan and Caleb.   I am a huge Braves fan and an even bigger UGA football fan.   I love to play golf when I have the time.   I dunked on Charles the only time he ever tried to guard me in basketball.