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Family Medicine Residency: Class of 2018

Dustin AbeleDustin Abele, MD

Medical School: University of South Carolina School of   Medicine
Professional Interests: Hospitalist, Global Health, Military  Medicine, and Wilderness Medicine
Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, camping, shooting,  gunsmithing, hiking, drawing, cooking

"During medical school I had the opportunity to spend a month as an Acting Intern at Spartanburg Regional Family Medicine Residency.  During that time, I was amazed and excited with the experience, interacting with faculty, residents, staff and the technology/resources of the hospital.  The faculty and staff are passionately enthusiastic about teaching both the Art and Science of Medicine to their residents and can be easily approached.  Residents are treated as colleagues, a vital member of the healthcare team and the FM program is greatly respected by the hospital.  SRHS is a state-of-the art facility, ranked #1 in South Carolina and voted top 100 hospitals in the USA.  Spartanburg Regional is located a few hours from beautiful SC beaches, the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains, in an inviting temperature climate, with a unique southern culture.  I highly encourage future doctors spending a month, rotation or even a day with us to see what SRHS Family Medicine is all about!"

Amy Bruce ArendtAmy Arendt, DO

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus 
Professional Interests: Rural Medicine, Medical Missions, Geriatrics, and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
Hobbies: Spending time with my family, friends, and dogs, being outdoors including hiking or anything to do with the water, whether it is going to the lake or the beach.

"I chose Spartanburg Regional because it has one of the most well-rounded Family Medicine Programs.  The residents are also very knowledgeable, friendly, and well trained, and the faculty are dedicated and approachable.  I’m fortunate to be able to work in a hospital close to home and continue serving my community."

Eryn BassEryn Bass, DO

Medical School
: Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences 
Undergraduate: University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Professional Interests: Functional medicine, OMT, healthy aging, hospice, global health outreach, hospital medicine
Home Town: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Hobbies: Biking, jigsaw puzzles, kayaking, road trips, Habitat for Humanity 

"When my rural Oklahoma Family Medicine program closed suddenly during my intern year, I feared I wouldn't find a replacement for my original number one program, but luckily I found Spartanburg! It met and exceeded all my wishes in a friendly medicine residency, a true #1! Unopposed primary care, full spectrum care, multiple fellowship opportunities and great comradery makes this a great place to develop a equality family medicine physician. I feel incredibly blessed that they welcomed my transfer. I'm a happy and thriving resident and glad to call Spartanburg my home."

Jamie BurnsJamie Burns, DO

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus 
Professional Interests: Sports Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Underserved Medicine

"I have chosen SRHS because all of the attending physicians are passionate educators.  The hospital gives a wide variety of patients and experience making residents very well trained physicians."

Katherine EnosKatherine Enos, DO

Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional Interests: Women’s Health, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Holistic Medicine
Hobbies:  Dancing, boxing, running, downhill skiing, dogs, spending time with family and friends

"I chose Spartanburg Regional because of the great experience I had there as a student.  I was looking for an unopposed program with a strong emphasis on women’s health, that also still values the traditional family medicine ideals taking care of patients from cradle to grave.  This program had everything I was looking for academically while also having great residents and faculty to work with."

Oshea EscamillaOshea Escamilla, DO

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus 
Professional Interests: Adolescent Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, Preventive Health
Hobbies:  Gardening, couponing, traveling, fitness

"SRHS Family Medicine Residency has great faculty and a large, friendly hospital to facilitate my training.  I want top-notch training and I believe that is achieved here at this hospital."

Colin KaneColin Kane, MD

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Professional Interest: International medicine, Public Health, Wilderness Medicine, Women’s health, Medical Education
Hobbies: Rugby, triathlon, woodworking, home brewing, guitar, mandolin

"The location is ideal and the training suits me in scope and style, but what brought me to Spartanburg is the relationship that I quickly formed with the faculty. I felt welcomed and supported and know that I could find a model example for the type of physician I want to be."

William KnightWilliam Knight, MD

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Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine
Professional Interest: Preventive Health
Hobbies: Cycling, photography, camping

"I chose Spartanburg because of the caring Faculty and Resident that made me feel at home during my interview."

Emily StaggsEmily Staggs, DO

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Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Carolina Campus
Professional Interest: Sports Medicine
Hobbies: Staying active and spending time with family and friends

"I chose Spartanburg Regional because it is an unopposed program with great faculty and residents."

Gregory ThomasGregory Thomas, DO

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Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professional Interest: Hospice and Palliative Care, Geriatrics, HIV/AIDs prevention & Treatment
Hobbies: Tennis, traveling, cooking, spending time with family and friends

"When I interviewed at Spartanburg I was convinced that I would be in a work intensive environment that would support my interest in Palliative Care. I also found that the staff senior residents to be very approachable and knowledgeable. These components make Spartanburg the residency program for me!"

Daniel ToumaDaniel Touma, MD

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Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Professional Interest: Preventive Health and Mental Health
Hobbies: Sports, traveling, hiking, and spending time with my dogs

"Through the guidance of the FM Residency at Spartanburg Regional I will gain the tools that will allow me to become competent, caring, and a compassionate physician that I hope to be. This program offers the unique opportunity of being unopposed hat will provide greater experiences and encourage a level of responsibility that is essential in patient care."

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