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Palliative Medicine Team

In addition to helping to reduce physical pain, our team is here to provide comfort beyond medication. Palliative care includes support for physical, mental and emotional needs for patients and their families.

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Our team

Haley CarterHaley Carter, MD

She completed University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri. She completed her Internship in Preliminary Medicine at Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois. She is board certified in Emergency Medicine. She completed her Residency in Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia.

 

Chris Hawk, MDChris Hawk, MD

He completed his undergraduate studies at Davidson College and received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University. He trained in general and thoracic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and did a fellowship in thoracic surgery in Southampton, England. Dr. Hawk practiced surgical oncology at Roper Hospital from 1998 until 2020 and is now using his clinical expertise on behalf of our palliative care patients.

 

Carley MillsCarley Mills, MD

She completed Medical School at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. She is board certified in Internal Medicine. She completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. She completed a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Medstar Washington Hospital Center.

 

Joseph RitchieJoseph 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

She 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). 

 
   

Julia Anderson, APRNJulia Anderson, APRN

She is board certified Adult Nurse Practitioner.  She received a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from University of Pittsburgh and a Masters of Science in Nursing from Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. 

 
   

Amy Emslie, NPAmy Emslie, NP
Nurse Practitioner

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 McDevitt, NPAmy McDevitt, NP
Nurse Practitioner

She earned a BS in Nursing from the Medical College of Georgia and MS from Medical University of South Carolina. 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.

 
 

Jennifer Sobers FNP-CJennifer Sobers, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner

She earned a BS in Nursing from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and MS from Chamberlain University. She specializes in palliative care.

 
 

Kimberly Smoot, APRNKimberly Smoot, FNP
Nurse Practitioner

She graduated from the Roper Hospice School of Practical Nursing. She completed her RN at Regents College in Albany, NY. She attended Chamberlain College of Nursing and graduated with her MSN for Family Nurse Practitioner.

 
 

Laurie Lybrand, LMSWLaurie Lybrand, LMSW APHSW-C
Social Worker

She 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

She 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 APHSW-C
Social Worker

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

 



Michelle Legare, Office Manager

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