Our Doctors & Staff

Alexander H. Cohen, MD, DABFP
CHIEF MEDICAL DIRECTOR, DARLINGTON OFFICE

Education:

Residency in Family Medicine, McLeod Regional Medical Center, June, 1987-June 1990
Doctor of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, May 1987
Master of Science, Microbiology, Clemson University, August 1978
Bachelor of Science, Microbiology, Clemson University, May 1976

Certification:

American Board of Family Practice, July, 2002 and 2009

Memberships:

American Medical Association
American Academy of Family Practice
South Carolina Medical Association
South Carolina Academy of Family Practice

Teaching Appointments:

Precept Family Medicine residents each month at McLeod Family Practice Program

 

 

Priscilla L. Welch, MD
CHIEF MEDICAL DIRECTOR, OLANTA OFFICE

Education:

College of Charleston, B.S., Year Graduated 1979
Medical University of South Carolina, Year Graduated 1987
McLeod Regional Medical Center, Residency 1987-1990

Certification:

Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice

Memberships:

American Medical Association
Florence Medical Society
American Academy of Family Physicians (Outstanding Resident – AAFP, 1990)
American Society of Clinical Pathologists
S.C. Primary Care Physicians

 

 

Brent Baroody, MD

Education:

Bachelor of Science Biology (Magna Cum Laude) Wake Forest University 1995
Doctor of Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina 1999
Residency – Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Tennessee Medical Center 1999 – 2003

Licensure and Certifications:

State of South Carolina Licensure
State of North Carolina Licensure
Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gyneocology
Board Certified Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
South Carolina Medical Association
Southern Medical Association

 

 

Alice D. Caldwell, RN, FNP-C

Education: 

University of South Carolina, BS in Nursing, 1970
University of South Carolina, Masters in Nursing, 1995
University of South Carolina, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program, 1996

Licensure:

Family Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Registered Nurse

Memberships:

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
American Nurses Association
South Carolina Nurses Association
Advanced Practice RN as Family Nurse Practitioner

Volunteer Experience:

Darlington County Free Clinic
 

 

 

Brian H. Heaster, MD

Medical School:

1991 University of South Carolina  Columbia, South Carolina Internal Medicine
1995 Palmetto Richland Hospital Columbia, South Carolina Internal Medicine

Licensure:

Authorization of Prescriptive Authority
Internal Medicine Degree
MD

Memberships:

American Board of Family Medicine

Volunteer Experience:

Darlington Free Clinic

 

 

Elizabeth Jeffords, MD

Education:

Fellowship: Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston). Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Fellowship December 2004 – November 2006.
Chief Resident July 2006 – November 2006
Residency: Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston).General Psychiatric Residency July 2001 – September 2004
Doctor of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston) May 2001
Bachelor of Science – Psychology, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC 1997

Licensure and Certifications:

Board Certified – Psychiatry and Neurology May 2007 – Present
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2010 – Present
Member – American Psychiatric Association
Member – SC Psychiatric Association
Member – American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Member – Columbia Medical Society

 

 

James D. McInnis, MD

Education:

The Citadel, BS in Pre-Medicine, Graduated in 1958
Medical University of South Carolina, Doctor of Medicine, Graduated in 1962

Licensures and Certifications:

Fellowship of American Academy of Family Physicians
Certification of American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians

 

 

Isabel Mendoza-Olivero, MD

Education:

Family Practice Residency UPR School of Medicine, (Hospital Regional de Caguas) Caguas, Puerto Rico 1979 – 1982
Doctorate in Medicine – University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Rio Piedras, PR 1977 – 1979
Bachelor of Science Degree (Magna Cum Laude), The Sophie Center for Biomedical Education, City College of New York. New York.

Licensure and Certifications:

ACLS Provider

 

 

Luis R. Vega, MD

Education:

University of Florida Family Practice residency Program 2000 – 2002
Brown University School of Medicine (Internship) 1999 – 2000
Brown University School of Medicine 1994 – 1999
Texas A & M University 1989 – 1993

 

Valorie K. Barrett, DNP, FNP-BC, APRN

Education:

Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston), 2014
Masters – Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston), 2013
Bachelors Degree Nursing, Francis Marion University, Florence, SC 2009
Associates Degree Science, Trident Technical College, Charleston, SC 1999

Licensure and Certifications: 

South Carolina AHEC Institute of Primary Care
American Association of Nurse Practitioners Member
South Carolina & American Nurses Association Member
Florence County Medical Society Alliance Member

 

 

Lauren Finklea, FNP

Education:

Masters of Science in Nursing, FNP. Francis Marion University, Florence, South Carolina 2016
Bachelor of Science – Nursing (Cum Laude), Francis Marion University, Florence, South Carolina 2014

Licensure and Certifications: 

State of SC Registered Nurse
BLS/CPR
AANP Board Certified
APRN Licensure – Pending

 

 

Karen Fulwood, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Education:

College of Charleston, BS Biology 1987
University of South Carolina, BSN 1995
Georgia State University, MSN, FNP 1998
University of South Alabama, PMHNP 2007
University of Tennessee, DNP 2009

Licensure and Certifications:

Licensed in the states of: CO, IA and SC as an Advanced Practice Nurse
ANCC – Nationally certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
American Heart Association Healthcare Provider

 

 

Sherrlyn McFadeen, FNP-C

Education:

Master of Science –Nursing –MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner FNP, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 2015
Bachelor of Science – Nursing, BSN. Medical university of South Carolina May 2006

Licensure and Certifications:

AANP
ALS

 

 

Jolene Osorio, FNP-BC

Education:

Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston) 2014
Bachelor of Science Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston) Magna Cum Laude 2000
Associate Degree Nursing, Florence Darlington Technical College, Florence 1993

Licensure and Certifications: 

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse – SC
ANCC credentialed Family Nurse Practitioner
South Carolina State Registered Nursing License 1994 – Present
Current BLS certification 1992 – Present

 

 

Isaac Snapp, PA-C

Education:

MS Physician Assistant Studies, College of Health professions, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina May 2013 – August 2015
Bachelor of Science – Cell and Molecular Biology, Bachelor of Science Mathematics, Minor in Chemistry, Honors in Independent Study, Magna Cum Laude, King
University, Bristol, Tennesse. August 2009 – May 2013
Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia August 2008 – May 2009

Licensure and Certifications:

Member – Christian Medical & Dental Associations May 2013 – Present
Member – American Academy of Physicians Assistants May 2013 – Present
Member – Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants May 2013 – Present

 

 

Deborah Szelepka, MSN, FNP-BC

Education:

Master of Science – Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (Magna Cum Laude), Walden University, MN August 2015
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Magna Cum Laude), University of South Carolina Aiken December 2002
Diploma of Nursing, Newton Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing, Newton, VA June 1979

Licensure and Certifications:

BLS
PALS
ACLS – Instructor

 

 

Angel Renee Thompson, MSN, FNP-C

Education:

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification February 2016
Master of Science – Nursing Walden University July 2015
Bachelor of Science – Nursing, Medical university of South Carolina (College of Nursing- Charleston) 2004
Bachelor of Science – Biology, Morris College, Sumter, SC May 2001

Licensure and Certifications:

ACLS Provider
AANP

 

 

Braudy “Tripp” Byrd, PharmD Specialty Pharmacist

 

 

Carole Holt, RPh

 

 

Bobby Tanner, RPh

 

 

Teresa Webb, RPh, Pharmacist in Charge