About

Dedicated to helping our patients with the very best health care.

At Carolina HealthChoice we love what we do for our patients!  We have a compassionate team with a straight forward vision of helping patients with their medical needs in order to improve the quality of life.  To do this we provide services that assist our practitioners in looking at the body system as a whole in order to increase the patient's all around health and wellness. 

 

We are so very proud of the accomplished, caring team we have built.  Our team members bring with them vast knowledge and a desire to build a personal connection with each of our patients while building mutual trust. Our goal is to provide you with compassionate and excellent patient care. 

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Michael J. Gibson

Dr. Gibson serves as the Medical Director of Carolina HealthChoice.  He received his medical degree from The University of South Carolina School of Medicine and has been practicing for 23 years.  He has specialties in General Preventative Medicine, Public Health, and Pain Management.  He has also worked in hospice care for the past seven years.  His knowledge and compassionate nature make him an incredible asset to our team.

Dr. Lorone Washington

Dr. Washington serves as the Medical Director of Carolina HealthChoice in Columbia and Greenville.  He received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and has been practicing for 15 years.  While his specialty is Emergency Medicine, Dr. Washington has vast knowledge in not only pain management, but also in opioid risk management.  

Beth Rouse, APRN, FNP-BC, Clinical Director

Beth Rouse is the Clinical Director of Carolina HealthChoice.  She spent seven years as a Registered Nurse before pursuing her Nurse Practitioner's license in 2011.  Her medical experience includes physical medicine, geriatric internal medicine, pediatrics, dialysis and nerve pain.  She worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner with The Minute Clinic providing acute care services and various physical examinations.  She has been well trained in all aspects of patient support including assessments, counseling, and administration of treatment procedures.    

Cathy Bradberry, Operations Support Manager, Referral Coordinator

Cathy Bradberry serves as our Operations Support Manager and Referral Coordinator.  She comes to us with over eleven years of patient care experience in a hospital setting, and three years of medical management experience.  She received her bachelor's degree in Business Management from Southern Wesleyan University.  Her outstanding ability to efficiently multi-task with a smile on her face makes Cathy stand out to everyone.  Her caring manner is noticed by not only the Carolina HealthChoice staff, but also its patients.

Alicia Brown, Insurance Specialist

Alicia Brown serves as the Insurance Specialist for Carolina HealthChoice.  Her experience includes medical billing and coding, as well as knowledge of required healthcare protocols.  She is extremely helpful, organized, and is a team player.  Always willing to lend a helping hand, her kindness and professionalism make her stand out. 

Irmo

Jennifer Paglia, ACNP-BC, Assistant Clinical Director

Jennifer Paglia is the Assistant Clinical Director at Carolina HealthChoice.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Clemson University in 2003.  She spent nearly four years as a Registered Nurse at Lexington Medical Center in the Intensive Care Unit.  She later worked at Lexington Family Practice in Irmo, and as a Graduate Research Assistant while she was attending graduate school.  She received her Master of Science in Nursing as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from the University of South Carolina in 2007.  Since then, she has worked as a Nurse Practitioner at MUSC Cardiology and most recently as a Hospitalist/Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioner at Palmetto Health Richland.   She is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Kristen Spangler, Front Office Coordinator

Kristen Spangler serves as the Front Office Coordinator and Medical Assistant in our Irmo office.  She is also a Certified Medical Assistant.  She is knowledgeable in medical terminology, and HIPAA. Her bright smile, helpful disposition, and organized manner make her a great asset to the Carolina HealthChoice team.

Northeast Columbia

Ithamesia Rodgers, AGACNP-C

Ithamesia Rodgers is a Certified Acute Care Gerontology Nurse Practitioner.  Prior to obtaining her Master’s Degree in Nursing, she spent over nineteen years as a Registered Nurse, including experience in public health, medical-surgical, addiction treatment, and fifteen years served at Moncrief Army Community Hospital at Ft. Jackson.  Her professional, compassionate demeanor make her a valuable member of our team.

Emily Glasgow, Front Office Coodinator/Medical Assistant

Emily Glasgow serves as the Front Office Coordinator and Medical Assistant in our Newberry office.  She comes to us with experience as an Abuse Specialist, as well as a Direct Support staff member of Newberry Disabilities and Special Needs.  She is compassionate, organized, and is always willing to help in any way she can.  Her kind nature and willingness to help both patients and staff make her an important team member.

Greenville

Karen Picone, APRN, FNP-BC

Karen Picone is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.  Prior to obtaining her Master’s Degree in Nursing, she spent over twenty years as a Registered Nurse.  Her experience encompasses home healthcare, family practice, surgical, hospice and emergency medicine.  She is a member of the Upstate Nurse Practitioner’s Association, the America Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.  Her experience working with a wide variety of acute and chronic care patients has led to her dedication to enhancing her patient’s quality of life and wellness.  Her patient care, kind demeanor, and leadership experience make her a valued part of our team.

Amy Ventura, Front Office Coordinator

Amy Ventura serves as the Front Office Coordinator in our Greenville office.  Her front office experience includes solid customer services skills which give her the ability to maintain a positive and professional attitude in any situation.  In addition, she received her Certificate in Medical Assisting from Fortis Institute in 2013, and was on the Dean’s List.  She is bi-lingual, and also speaks Spanish.  Her friendly, helpful demeanor make her an important part of our patient care team!

Lynn Garrick, Medical Assistant

Lynn Garrick serves as the Medical Assistant in our Greenville office.  She comes to us with over twelve years of medical assistant experience, including pulmonary and critical care.  She is extremely organized, efficient, and is always willing to help in any way she can.  She is a welcomed addition to our Greenville team!

Newberry

Ithamesia Rodgers, AGACNP-C

Ithamesia Rodgers is a Certified Acute Care Gerontology Nurse Practitioner.  Prior to obtaining her Master’s Degree in Nursing, she spent over nineteen years as a Registered Nurse, including experience in public health, medical-surgical, addiction treatment, and fifteen years served at Moncrief Army Community Hospital at Ft. Jackson.  Her professional, compassionate demeanor make her a valuable member of our team.

Emily Glasgow, Front Office Coordinator/Medical Assistant

Emily Glasgow serves as the Front Office Coordinator and Medical Assistant in our Newberry office.  She comes to us with experience as an Abuse Specialist, as well as a Direct Support staff member of Newberry Disabilities and Special Needs.  She is compassionate, organized, and is always willing to help in any way she can.  Her kind nature and willingness to help both patients and staff make her an important team member.

Charleston

Hengeh-Mae Quindo, APRN, FNP-C

Hengeh-Mae Quindo is the Assistant Clinical Director over the Orangeburg and Charleston locations.  She is a Family Nurse Practitioner certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and is licensed by the state of South Carolina to provide safe, holistic, and efficient healthcare services to patients of all ages.  Prior to receiving her Master's Degree in Nursing, she spent ten years as a Registered Nurse where she gained diverse experience in different areas of patient care including intensive care, progressive care, medical-surgical, orthopedics, and skilled nursing care.  Furthermore, she holds a CCRN national certification granted by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), and also is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.  Her patient care, attention to detail, and organizational skills are exceptional.  We are very pleased to have her on our team.

La Keshia Haynes, Front Office Coordinator/Medical Assistant

La Keshia Haynes serves as the Front Office Coordinator and Med in our Charleston office.  She has worked in the medical front office field for seven years, with experience in urology, eye surgery, and urgent care.  In addition, she is also a phlebotomist and has worked with the American Red Cross.  Her kind nature and willingness to help both patients and staff make her an important team member.

Sumter

Jennifer Paglia, ACNP-BC, Assistant Clinical Director

Jennifer Paglia is the Assistant Clinical Director at Carolina HealthChoice.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Clemson University in 2003.  She spent nearly four years as a Registered Nurse at Lexington Medical Center in the Intensive Care Unit.  She later worked at Lexington Family Practice in Irmo, and as a Graduate Research Assistant while she was attending graduate school.  She received her Master of Science in Nursing as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from the University of South Carolina in 2007.  Since then, she has worked as a Nurse Practitioner at MUSC Cardiology and most recently as a Hospitalist/Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioner at Palmetto Health Richland.   She is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Shakevia Washington, Front Office Coordinator/Medical Assistant

Shakevia Washington serves as the Front Office Coordinator and Medical Assistant in our Sumter office.  She graduated in 2019 from Ultimate Medical Academy with an Associate of Science in Health Sciences Medical Administrative Assistant. Her medical and customer service skills come from working at Prisma Health Tuomey as a patient transporter and telecommunications operator.  She is dedicated and is always willing to go above and beyond in helping both patients and co-workers. 

Irmo/Columbia

1494 Lake Murray Blvd.

Columbia, SC 29212

Office: (803) 764-0464

Toll Free: (844) 484-4107

Fax: (803) 764-3126

Northeast Columbia

425 Summit Terrace Court, Bldg 1

Columbia, SC 29229

Office: (803) 939-6141

Toll Free: (844) 484-4108

Fax: (803) 851-0550

Greenville

274B Commonwealth Drive

Greenville, SC 29615

Office: (864) 478-8580

Toll Free: (833) 274-7575

Fax: (864) 478-8520 

Newberry

2041 Medical Park Drive

Newberry, SC 29108

Office: (803) 597-2874

Toll Free: (877) 333-1553

Fax: (803) 597-2934

Charleston

2679 Lake Park Drive

N. Charleston, SC 29406

Office: (843) 823-6800

Toll Free: (877) 243-9883

Fax: (843) 823-6801

Sumter

100 W. Liberty Street

Sumter, SC 29150

Office: (803) 939-6143

Toll Free: (844) 494-1954

Fax: (803) 938-5338

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