WE BELIEVE IN PREVENTION
Current medical practice treats sickness; it is reactive. People become patients when they are stricken with a specific condition or ailment. On the contrary, prevention and wellness are proactive. People voluntarily become patients to improve and maintain their health.
Our PhysiciansDr. Jerome Aya-Ay
Dr. Jerome Aya-Ay was raised in the small rural town of Grantsville, West Virginia. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor's degree in Biology. After studying for a Masters in Biomedical Sciences at Marshall University, he continued on to graduate from Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, WV with a medical degree. Dr. Aya-Ay completed his residency in Family Medicine at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center where he was awarded the Family Medicine Resident of the Year in 2007. He is board certified in Family Medicine and has a special interest in preventative care and lifestyle medicine. In addition to seeing patients at Palmetto Proactive Healthcare, Dr. Aya-ay continues to work at Piedmont West Urgent Care in York, SC.
Dr. Chris McCarthy
Dr. Chris McCarthy was raised in Fernandina Beach, Florida. He graduated from Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida with a bachelor's degree in Biology. He then attended the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida where he obtained his M.D. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center where he was the Chief Resident. Following graduation, Dr. McCarthy worked in the urgent care section of the ER in the Greenville Hospital Systems. He is board certified in Family Medicine and has a special interest in preventative care and wilderness medicine.
Dr. Christina Bertolami
Graduated from the University of Central Florida in Orlando with a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology. After attending medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Florida, Dr. Bertolami served her medical residency at the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She is board certified in family medicine and currently teaches at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM). Her special interests include preventive medicine and issues affecting women’s health.