I’m a true Greenville native. Even though I’m originally from Huntsville, Alabama, I grew up in Greer, South Carolina (a city between Greenville and Spartanburg). I have seen Greenville grow from an old mill town into a vibrant city with tech startups, research universities and a community heavily invested in the health of its neighbors. I went to middle school and high school in town and then I attended undergrad at Bob Jones University. I decided to stay in town to attend medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, where I experienced a medical education that was absolutely incredible. During medical school, I became interested in population health and clinical informatics as another means of taking care of the community I grew up in and love. Family medicine is one of the most unique fields as it will prepare me to practice primary care in all ages groups and will also prepare me for the possible future with clinical informatics. Throughout my interview process, Greenville Health System was one of the only programs that integrates population health within the residency program. Having the resources of a large health care delivery system and faculty who are invested in growing my interests in a new field is rare. In addition, having a program that works alongside other residencies gives me experience to learn not just from family medicine physicians, but also from experts in many fields of complex disease, allowing me to broaden my comfort zone.
When I have free time, I enjoy spending it with family, friends and with my church family. I enjoy running on the Swamp Rabbit Trail or trail running at Lake Conestee. I hike many of the amazing parks in Greenville country (Table Rock, Pinnacle Mountain and Caesars Head, just to name a few). There are three large lakes in the county next door and I enjoy kayaking at Lake Jocassee. But overall what makes Greenville special is the people. I may be biased, but the people here don’t just show southern hospitality, they express true kindness to the neighbors around them. It truly is my privilege to be learning and serving the community I grew up in.