Our Team

Dr. Drew Goldsmith

Goldsmith family photoDr. Goldsmith grew up in Augusta, Georgia and completed his undergraduate study at the University of Georgia where he graduated with Honors in 2003. His Bachelors of Science degree was composed of biology, exercise science, and pharmacology. He received his medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in 2008 and received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.

He went on to residency in the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics program with Greenville Health System, where he served as chief resident. He is board certified in both Pediatrics and Internal Medicine.

Drew and his wife, Michelle, have three young boys. He is especially interested in newborn care, preventive medicine, adolescent care, and medical missions. He has served communities in Ghana, Haiti, Mexico, and Trinidad. Drew enjoys being involved with his church, spending time with his family, and exercising.

Dr. Gregg Johnson

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Dr. Johnson, of Summerville, SC, studied biochemistry as part of the Clemson University Calhoun Honors College. Graduating summa cum laude, he proceeded to the Medical University of South Carolina where he served as Student Government Association president. He is board certified in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine following training in those disciplines at Greenville Health System.

Now he is excited to serve with Heritage Pediatrics & Internal Medicine in Wren. His medical interests include newborn care, infectious disease, adoption and travel medicine, preventative care and healthy lifestyles.

Gregg and his wife, Jeanne, call the Upstate home and enjoy hiking the hills, and the many opportunities our city has to offer. As part of an international family, Gregg has interest in languages, foreign cultures, and medical work abroad.

Dr. Stephen Briggs

Briggs family photoDr. Briggs graduated magna cum laude from Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama, with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He is a graduate of University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine–Pediatrics residency at Greenville Health System. He is board certified in both Pediatrics and Internal Medicine.

He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Physicians, and the Christian Medical & Dental Association.

Dr. Briggs takes a special interest in newborn care, preventive care, sports medicine, and hypertension. Dr. Briggs has participated in medical missions in the Dominican Republic, Peru, and Trinidad.

Along with his wife Lane and their 2 children, Dr. Briggs enjoys the outdoors. He is also an avid sports fan and likes to talk sports with anyone who will listen.

Meet the Front Office Team

Kara Robert

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Kara is from Piedmont, SC and graduated magna cum laude from Anderson University with a Bachelor of Business Administration emphasizing Health Care Management. Kara has gained health care experience in Marketing/Guest Relations, as well as the physician practice setting. She enjoys going to church, physical fitness, and spending time with family and friends.

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Brandey Calhoun

Brandey was born and raised in Piedmont and has worked in a specialty healthcare setting. Her and her husband, Dale, currently live in Piedmont with their fur baby, Mason. She enjoys fishing, camping, and spending time with her close family and loved ones.

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Lauren Landrum

Lauren was born and raised in Greenville, SC and graduated from Virginia College in Health Care Reimbursement. Lauren has two daughters. She loves outdoor activities, making memories with her family and friends, and church.

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Whitney O’Shield

Whitney is from Piedmont, SC. She is currently attending Anderson University to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Healthcare Management. She loves spending time with her husband, Ryan, and their two small children. She also enjoys her church, politics, and Clemson football.

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Emily Styles

Emily was born and raised in Easley, South Carolina, and graduated from Tri-County Technical College with an Associate’s degree in business management. In her free time, Emily enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also loves staying active and spending time outdoors.

Meet the Clinical Team

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Leah Ballard

Leah and her husband Jared, and their Cockapoo, Bella, live in Simpsonville, SC. She is a graduate of The University of South Carolina, where she earned her Bachelor’s in Nursing. She also works on the Family Beginnings floor at Greenville Health System. Leah and her husband are expecting their first child in June 2015. She loves spending time with family and friends and traveling.

Amanda Brown

Amanda Brown

After completing her Bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina – Upstate, Amanda gained experience at hospice care and as an in-patient Pediatrics nurse with GHS Children’s Hospital. Amanda and her husband Christopher currently live in Greenville and have a daughter, Emerson. Amanda enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

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Lauren Craig

Lauren was born and raised in Anderson, SC. She graduated with her bachelor’s in nursing from Clemson University in 2007. She has experience in various areas of both inpatient and outpatient nursing. Lauren and her husband, Cliff, currently live in Clemson with their four kids. She loves spending time with friends and family, decorating, and visiting the beach.

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Keri Darnell

Keri was born and raised in Louisiana. After moving to South Carolina, she attended Greenville Technical College, where she earned an Associate’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology. She currently lives in Williamston with her husband Jason and her cat, Vader. She enjoys camping, Clemson football games, and spending time with family and friends.

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Lauren Griffin

Lauren graduated from Furman University and then spent a summer in Kenya working with a medical missionary in the slums of Nairobi. She completed her nursing program at the Medical College of Georgia and has experience in both the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as well as outpatient pediatrics.

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Kaci Halphen

Kaci earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Clemson University and has experience as an in-patient pediatric nurse. Kaci and her husband Paul live in Greenville with their dog, Boozer. She enjoys reading, running, and spending time with family and friends. Kaci is excited to be a part of the Heritage Team.

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Holly Moore

Holly is from Belton, SC and graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina. She previously worked at GHS Children’s Hospital as an inpatient pediatric nurse. Holly is married and has a Cockapoo named Sadie. She loves spending time outdoors, biking, and traveling. She also enjoys spending time with loved ones.

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Savannah Sanders

Savannah was born and raised in Fountain Inn, SC. In 2015, she graduated from Greenville Technical College as a CMA. In her free time, she and her husband, Aaron, enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, being outside, and trail riding with their four-wheelers.