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Published on October 20, 2015

Medical Group of the Carolinas Welcomes New Physicians

Four new physicians joined the Medical Group of the Carolinas (MGC), Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s (SRHS) physician group, allowing the physicians group to continue to grow and provide care for more communities. MGC welcomes the following physicians to its practices:

• Suzy Davis, MD, Medical Group of the Carolinas—Family Medicine —Converse Heights
Suzy Davis, MD, received her medical degree from Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC, where she received the Norman D. and Dot G. Potter Award in Geriatrics. She completed her family medicine residency at Spartanburg Medical Center. Dr. Davis is board certified in family medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association. Dr. Davis has special interest in pediatrics.

• Saiward Glenn, MD, Medical Group of the Carolinas —Family Medicine—Boiling Springs
Saiward Glenn, MD, a native of Spartanburg, received her medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia and she completed her residency at Spartanburg Medical Center. Dr. Glenn is board certified in family medicine and is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians and the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians. She has special interests in women and children’s care.

• Kurtis Melin, MD, Medical Group of the Carolinas —Senior Health Department
Kurtis Melin, MD, a native of Illinois, received his medical degree from St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies, where he previously completed his Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH). Board certified in family medicine, Dr. Melin completed his internship and residency at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit, MI. He completed his fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Melin is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association, American Medical Directors Association and has presented at the national meeting for the American Geriatrics Society.

• Christopher Powers, MD, Medical Group of the Carolinas —Palliative Care
Christopher Powers, MD, received his medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical School in New Orleans. He completed his residency in primary care internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Dr. Powers completed a primary care sports medicine fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine and a pulmonary/critical care/sleep medicine fellowship at the Uniformed Services Health Consortium (SAUSHEC). He is board certified in internal medicine and is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Powers has clinical interests in hospital medicine, pulmonary medicine and palliative care.

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 eight OB/GYN practices at nine locations for women’s health. MGC also offers three pediatric practices, and 28 family medicine and internal medicine practices throughout the Carolinas. MGC has locations throughout the region including Spartanburg, Greer, Chesnee, Boiling Springs and Duncan. Twenty-four practices have been recognized as Physician Practice Connections-Patient Centered Medical Homes.

About Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) offers a full spectrum of services through four hospitals: Spartanburg Medical Center, Pelham Medical Center, Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care and Union Medical Center. SRHS also includes Ellen Sagar Nursing Center, 113-bed long-term care, skilled nursing facility that offers nursing care and rehabilitation services. SRHS provides unparalleled oncological care through the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute. The multidisciplinary Medical Group of the Carolinas has more than 300 physicians across seven counties in two states. SRHS employs nearly 6,000 associates and offers outpatient surgery centers, a vibrant post-acute division, a Level I Trauma Center, and Advicare, a licensed Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). Advicare provides Medicaid services to residents throughout the state of South Carolina. U.S. News and World Report ranked Spartanburg Medical Center the No. 1 regional hospital in South Carolina in 2014-15. The Commission on Cancer gave Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute its Outstanding Achievement Award.

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