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Published on September 22, 2015

New Medical Group of the Carolinas—Family Medicine—Five Forks Opens in Greer

Dr. Kneeland, Dr. Romano and Dr. Smith Accepting New Patients at Five Forks Locations

The Medical Group of the Carolinas (MGC), Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s physician group, continues to expand; bringing better access to care in communities throughout the Upstate.

In September, MGC—Family Medicine—Five Forks opened a satellite office in Greer, MGC—Family Medicine—Five Forks—Pelham.

This office, located in the Medical Office Building at Pelham Medical Center, 2755 S. Highway 14, Greer, S.C., 29650, is the new home of Nick Ulmer, MD, and Jan Kneeland, MD. Both Ulmer and Kneeland will see patients on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Dr. Kneeland is now accepting new patients.

Raymond Romano, DO, joined Christopher Smith, MD, at the original Five Forks location at 219 Batesville Rd., Simpsonville, SC 29681 and both are accepting new patients.

These four physicians combine advanced technology, quality medicine and compassionate care to guide patients through their healthcare journey and maximize their wellness.

Jan Kneeland, MD—Dr. Kneeland received her medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio. She completed her residency in family medicine at Marshall University School of Medicine. In addition to a traditional family medicine residency, she also participated in the international health track where she gained additional training in international and travel medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Kneeland speaks Spanish, has traveled extensively, and is passionate about medical missions. She practiced obstetrics with family medicine in her first six years in practice and continues to have a special interest in women’s health issues as well as pediatrics.

Raymond V. Romano, DO—Dr. Romano received his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He completed his Family Medicine residency at Spartanburg Medical Center. Dr. Romano is board certified in family medicine. His professional interests include preventive care and management of chronic diseases including hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol. He also performs minor skin procedures. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He is also acts as clinical teaching faculty for Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas.

Christopher Smith, MD—Dr. Smith received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, where he was chief resident. Dr. Smith is a Fellow of the American Board of Family Medicine. His interests include diabetes, Attention Deficit Disorder, acne, as well as women’s and men’s health issues, including hormone deficiencies. Dr. Smith believes that overall health is affected by many factors including nutrition, exercise and stress management. He is passionate about quality health care delivered in an efficient and evidenced-based manner.

Nick Ulmer, MD— Dr. Ulmer received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina.
He completed his residency in family medicine at Self Regional Healthcare. He has extensive experience in both outpatient and inpatient care. His practice focuses on chronic disease management and prevention. He loves the broad scope of family medicine but has special interests in adolescent medicine, minor surgery and wellness.

Whether you have questions about an upcoming appointment or need to schedule an appointment for one of the MGC physicians, please call 864-849-9170 or visit

About Medical Group of the Carolinas

Medical Group of the Carolinas, part of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System is a group of over 300 physicians in over 22 specialties and primary care, serving 11 counties. The medical network of practices includes family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, immediate care, emergency medicine, inpatient medicine, allergy, medical weight loss, cardiology, cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, dermatology, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, surgery, gynecologic oncology, infectious disease, maternal fetal medicine, occupational health, oncology, hematology, orthopaedic surgery, palliative care, pediatric critical care, physical medicine and rehabilitation, plastic surgery, psychiatry, radiation oncology, rheumatology, vascular access, and wound care.

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 oncologic 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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