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Palliative Medicine Team

Joseph Ritchie, MD

He completed Medical School at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. He completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. He is Board Certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine, as well as board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He completed a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee.

 
 

Dr. Michael WilloughbyMichael Willoughby, MD

He holds a BS Biology from the University of Connecticut. He completed Medical School at the University of Connecticut. He completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Connecticut. He is Board Certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine, as well as board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Willoughby also holds a Masters of Applied Orthodox Theology from the University of Balamand (Lebanon).

 
 

Dr. Beth WolfBeth Wolf, MD

Dr. Beth Wolf is board certified in Palliative Medicine and Internal Medicine.  She received a BS from Drake University, a Medical Degree from the University of South Dakota and completed residency at Moses H. Cone Hospital in Greensboro, NC.  Prior to becoming certified in Palliative Medicine she practiced for 9 years as a Hospitalist (Hospital-based Internist). 

 
   

Giarla, NPKathleen Giarla, NP

Kathleen earned her Master of Science in Nursing/Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, at Kaplan University School of Nursing. She also has a Bachelor of Science, Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing and a Bachelor of Science, Psychology, from the College of Charleston.


 

Jennifer Meyer, NPJennifer Meyer, NP
Nurse Practitioner

Jennifer Meyer earned her BA in Biology from the College of Charleston. She earned her BS and MS in nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina. She is an ANCC certified Adult Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse.


 

Amy Emslie, NPAmy Emslie, NP
Nurse Practitioner

Amy Emslie earned her BS and MS in nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina. She is an ANCC certified Adult Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse.  

 
 

Amy McDevitt, NPAmy McDevitt, NP
Nurse Practitioner

Amy McDevitt earned a BS in Nursing from the Medical College of Georgia and MS from MUSC. She is board certified in Adult Health and Palliative Medicine. She completed a fellowship in Pain and Palliative Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York.

 
 

Leah Wells, DNPLeah Wells, DNP
Nurse Practitioner

Leah Wells received her bachelor of science in nursing from West Virginia University. She received her doctor of nursing practice from the Medical University of South Carolina. She specializes in palliative care.

 
   

Laurie Lybrand, LMSWLaurie Lybrand, LMSW
Social Worker

Laurie Lybrand earned a BA from Winthrop University in Social Work and a masters in Social Work from the University of South Carolina.

 
 

Myra Green, LMSWMyra Green, LMSW
Social Worker

Myra has earned her Master of Social Work from the University of South Carolina. She also has a Bachelor of Arts from North Carolina Central University.

 

Sarah Varner, LISWSarah Varner, LISW
Social Worker

Sarah has earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Akron. She also has a Bachelor of Arts from University of Toledo.

 
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