Our Affiliate System

We are building one organization with affiliates in two regions. Our parent company, now known as Prisma Health, supports both affiliates with overall direction and leadership as we continue to align. We will soon share one brand across the entire organization to better reflect this. The rebranded Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

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We are becoming Prisma Health in early 2019

Our Providers- Greenville Ob/Gyn

Jonathan Q. Bailey, MD, FACOG

Location: Main Office, Eastside Office, Simpsonville Office

Dr. Bailey has been with Greenville Ob/Gyn since August 2001. He is from Danville, Ky., but attended Furman University from 1989 to 1993 before returning to Kentucky to attend the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He graduated with distinction in 1997. He then moved to Charlotte, N.C., where he completed his residency training in OB/GYN at Carolinas Medical Center. He is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Greenville County Medical Society. During medical school and residency he was an active participant in the Big Brother program and the Furman Admissions Network. He is married to Blair Hines Bailey, a Greenville native and Furman alumnus as well. They are the proud parents of two boys.


Jennifer Chase-Dunn Simmons, MD, FACOG

Location: Main Office, Eastside Office, Simpsonville Office

Dr. Simmons joined Greenville Ob/Gyn in 2000. She grew up in Montreal and then relocated to South Carolina, where she received her undergraduate degree from the College of Charleston. After teaching special education for several years, she returned to medical school and graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina. She also completed both her internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at MUSC, finishing in 2000. Dr. Simmons is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Medical Association. Dr. Simmons has a particular interest in minimally invasive surgery, preventive health and diabetes in pregnancy. She is married to Dan Simmons and is the proud mother of Crawford, McKenzie and Newlin. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, outdoor gardening and needlepoint.


Roger H. Gower, MD, FACOG

Location: Main Office, Eastside Office, Simpsonville Office

Dr. Gower, a native of Greenville, has been with Greenville Ob/Gyn Associates since 1982. He received his undergraduate education at Emory University and obtained his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1977. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the University Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., and then returned to the Medical University of South Carolina, where he completed his residency training in Ob/Gyn. After residency Dr. Gower moved back to Greenville and joined Greenville Ob/Gyn Associates. He is board-certified in Ob/Gyn and participates in voluntary annual recertification. Dr. Gower has served as president of the Greenville Memorial Hospital Medical Staff and has been a board member of the American Red Cross, the United Way Campaign and the Upcountry History Museum. He volunteers his time at the Greenville Free Medical Clinic, serves as an attending physician in the Ob/Gyn Residency Program, is an active member and former elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church, and is a member of the Rotary Club and the Greenville County Medical Society. Dr. Gower enjoys all aspects of Ob/Gyn and has a special interest in hysteroscopic surgery and endometrial ablation. He is married to Ellen Jennings Gower and is the proud father of four children.


Allison Praktish, MD, FACOG

Location: Main Office, Eastside Office, Simpsonville Office

Dr. Praktish joined Greenville Ob/Gyn in August 2016. She was raised in Greenville and attended Mauldin High School. She then graduated from Clemson University with a degree in biological sciences. She received her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and was inducted into the Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society. Dr. Praktish completed her residency in OB/GYN at MUSC as well. She received awards for humanism in medicine as well as her surgical skills including laparoscopic and robotic surgery. Dr. Praktish is board eligible. She volunteers at the Greenville Free Medical Clinic. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her yellow lab, Ellie; traveling; skiing; reading; and relaxing with family and friends.

 


Stephen W. Price, MD, FACOG

Location: Main Office, Eastside Office, Simpsonville Office

Dr. Price has been practicing medicine in Greenville for more than 10 years. After growing up in Clover, S.C., he attended the College of Charleston where he graduated cum laude, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia. His internship and residency were completed at Greenville Health System. Dr. Price is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He has received the Thompson A. Gailey Award for Academic Achievement and was recognized for Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Price is married to Lynn B. Price. Outside interests and activities are centered around spending time with his family. He also enjoys boating, both snow and water skiing, and an occasional round of golf.


Erin Thurston, MD

Location: Main Office, Eastside Office, Simpsonville Office

Dr. Thurston joined Greenville Ob/Gyn Associates in August 2012. She was born and raised in Arlington, Texas. She attended Texas Tech University for both her undergraduate degree and for medical school. She then moved to Greenville for her Ob/Gyn residency at Greenville Health System. During residency, she was awarded the Golden Scalpel Award, the John V. Dacus Award for Excellence in Obstetrics, the Society for Laparoscopic Surgeons Award for Excellence in Laparoscopy, and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Award in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Dr. Thurston is board-certified and is a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a member of the Greenville County Medical Society and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. She is married to Brian Thurston. She spends her free time running around after her son and working out.


Eric H. Troutman, MD, FACOG

Location: Main Office, Eastside Office, Simpsonville Office

Dr. Troutman joined Greenville Ob/Gyn Associates in 1989. A native of Burlington, N.C., he graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina State University and received his MD from Wake Forest University. He completed Ob/Gyn residency training at Greenville Health System. Dr. Troutman is board-certified in Ob/Gyn and is annually re-certified.

His special interests include robotic and minimally invasive surgery, normal and high-risk pregnancy, and women’s health maintenance at all ages.

Dr. Troutman and his wife Elizabeth have a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Ben Orr, and a son, Nathan. Dr. Troutman and his wife enjoy travel, scuba diving and photography.


Stella Walvoord, MD, FACOG

Location: Main Office, Eastside Office, Simpsonville Office

Dr. Walvoord joined Greenville Ob/Gyn Associates in August 2009. A native of Irmo, S.C., she graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia Honors Program. She received her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed her Ob/Gyn Residency training at Greenville Health System, where she was awarded the Golden Scalpel Award for surgical excellence. Dr. Walvoord is board certified. She is a member of the South Carolina Ob/Gyn Society and serves on the Medical Committee for the GHS chapter of March of Dimes. She is married to Benji Walvoord. Her free time is mostly spent keeping up with her children, but she loves to travel with her family.


Miriam Criswell, WHNP-BC

Location: Main Office, Eastside Office, Simpsonville Office

Miriam Criswell is originally from New England. She obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Saint Anslem College in Manchester, N.H. After relocating to Greenville in 2004, Miriam worked as a labor and delivery nurse for eight years. In 2012, Miriam received her Masters of Science in Nursing through the University of Cincinnati, with a major in Women’s Health. Since that time she has been working as a women’s health nurse practitioner in an office setting. She loves caring for women throughout the varying stages of their lives. Her special interests include contraceptive management, OB care, and PCOS.

Miriam and her husband have two children and three dogs, all of whom keep them very busy.


Abby T. Sellers, WHNP

Location: Main Office, Eastside Office, Simpsonville Office

Abby T. Sellers is originally from Dalton, Ga.. She moved to Greenville in 2005 after graduating from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Nurse Practitioner program with a Masters of Science in Nursing, majoring in Women’s Health. A 2002 graduate of Furman University, she had always planned to return to Greenville and practice after graduate school. She has been working with Greenville Health System for 10 years and is excited to now be serving patients at Greenville Ob/Gyn Associates.

 

She enjoys photography, writing and being active in her church. Her professional interests include contraceptive counseling/management, PCOS and abnormal pap smear management.

Downtown Office
2 Memorial Medical Drive
(864) 295-4210

Eastside Office
1025 Verdae Blvd, Suite F
(864) 286-7500

Simpsonville Office
1409 W. Georgia Rd., Suite D
(864) 454-5200

Our offices generally are open Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m and Friday 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. We are closed on weekends and national holidays. Please see the Locations section for the specific office hours at each of our locations.

It stands for “Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.” ACOG is the nation’s leading group of professionals providing health care for women. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

  • Serves as a strong advocate for high-quality health care for women
  • Maintains the highest standards of clinical practice
  • Provides continuing education for its members
  • Promotes patient education
  • Increases awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women’s health care.