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Published on March 02, 2015

Carolina Medical Affiliates Joins Medical Group of the Carolinas

Carolina Medical Affiliates (CMA) joined Medical Group of the Carolinas (MGC), a division of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, on Feb. 23.

Twelve physicians and five nurse practitioners from CMA will be part of the practice with the new name Medical Group of the Carolinas – Medical Affiliates – North Grove. The address and phone number of the practice will remain the same.

Medical Group of the Carolinas has more than 300 physicians across 22 specialties, ranging from primary care to oncology, general to cardiothoracic surgery and everything in-between. MGC physicians serve patients in 11 counties across the Carolinas and make up almost half the medical staff at Spartanburg Medical Center, which was voted the number one regional hospital in South Carolina by U.S. News and World Report.

The physicians practicing at the MGC – Medical Affiliates – North Grove include:

Annette Bennett-Burnett, M.D. – received her medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, S.C. Bennett-Burnett is board-certified in internal medicine. She is a member of the American Medical Association and South Carolina Medical Association.

Jeffrey Clary, M.D. – received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Wake Forest University, Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. Clary is board-certified in internal medicine. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Society of Internal Medicine, South Carolina Medical Association and National Lipid Association. Clary has special interests in lipid/cholesterol disorders, sleep disorders, diabetes mellitus and connective tissue diseases.                                               

Chris Cutshall, M.D. – received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Greenville Health System in Greenville, S.C. Cutshall is board-certified in internal medicine. He is a member of the American College of Physicians and Spartanburg Medical Society. 

Coy Eaton, M.D. – received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C. Eaton is board-certified in internal medicine. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Society of Echocardiography, South Carolina Medical Association, Spartanburg County Medical Association, and Regional Health Plus (RHP) Executive Committee for Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.                                           

James Halla, M.D. – received his medical degree from the University of Texas in Galveston, Texas. He completed his residency at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Halla also completed a fellowship in clinical immunology and rheumatology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Medicine. He is board-certified in rheumatology. Halla is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, as well as a member of the American College of Rheumatology and South Carolina Medical Association.                                                   

Yoganand Hiremath, M.D. – received his medical degree from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Mo. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Hiremath also completed a fellowship in cardiology, including an additional year of training in interventional cardiology, at Washington University, Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He is board-certified in cardiology and interventional cardiology. Hiremath is a member of the American College of Cardiology and South Carolina Medical Association.

Robin Go, M.D. – received his medical degree from the University of the Philippines and completed his residency training at Wake Forest University, Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C. Go pursued an allergy and immunology fellowship at Harvard Medical School Children’s Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. He completed further training in clinical laboratory immunology at the University of California in Irvine, Calif. Go is board-certified in allergy, asthma and immunology.                                  

Robert Macdonald, M.D. – received his medical degree from Dalhousie University in Canada. He completed his residency in internal medicine and cardiology at Dalhousie University. Macdonald completed a research fellowship at the Canadian Heart Foundation at the University of Florida. He also completed a clinical and research fellowship in interventional cardiology at the University of Florida. Macdonald is board-certified in cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a member of the Medical Advisory Committee New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation, American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association Scientific Council, American College of Cardiology, South Carolina Medical Association, Spartanburg County Medical Society, American Medical Association and Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions.

Doug Rieth, M.D. – received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University Medical School in Nashville, Tenn. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Rieth is board-certified in internal medicine. He has special interest and training in osteoporosis management, including a Clinical Densitometrist certification.       

Henry Shugart, M.D. – received his medical degree from Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Shugart is board-certified in internal medicine.         

Greg Valainis, M.D. – received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He completed his residency in internal medicine while serving as chief resident at the University of Florida Health Science Center in Jacksonville, Fla. Valainis completed a fellowship in infectious disease at Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans. He is board-certified in internal medicine and infectious disease. Dr. Valainis is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease at Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine; Professor of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina; Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; and Clinical Track, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, Inter-American Society for Chemotherapy, Inc., American College of Physicians, Southwestern Association of Clinical Microbiology, Inc., Infectious Diseases Society of America and South Carolina Infectious Diseases Society.

Mark Ward, M.D. – received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He also completed his residency in internal medicine the Medical University of South Carolina. Ward completed a fellowship in allergy and immunology at Wake Forest University, Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. He is board-certified in allergy and immunology and internal medicine. Ward is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and an associate of the American College of Physicians.                                              

About Medical Group of the Carolinas

Medical Group of the Carolinas is a group of more than 300 physicians in more than 22 specialties and primary care, serving 11 counties. Originally named the Spartanburg Regional Physician Group, the Medical Group of the Carolinas (MGC) offers five OB/GYN practices at six locations for women’s health. MGC also offers two pediatric practices, and 16 family medicine and internal medicine practices throughout the Carolinas. MGC has locations throughout the region including Spartanburg, Greer, Chesnee, Boiling Springs and Duncan. Eighteen of the practices have been recognized as Physician Practice Connections-Patient Centered Medical Homes. 

About Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Featuring a full spectrum of services, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) is comprised of three hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, a multi-disciplinary physician group, a vibrant post-acute division, and is home to Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute. With more than 300 physicians and 5,900 associates on staff, SRHS serves 11 counties in South and North Carolina. Spartanburg Medical Center was ranked No. 1 regional hospital in South Carolina by U.S. News and World Report; the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer; and the American Nurses Association lists SRHS among the nation’s top 7 percent of hospitals for excellence in nursing.

 

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