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.
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. 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.
Dr. Bethany Powers
Dr. Bethany Powers was raised in Edenton, North Carolina. She graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, GA with a bachelor's degree in Sociology. She then attended the Georgia Campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwanee, Georgia where she obtained her D.O. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, where she received the Rubel (Ob-Gyn) and the Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment awards. She went on to complete her fellowship in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine at Florida Hospital East Orlando in Orlando, Florida. Currently, she also works at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine(OMM). She has also completed coursework through the Cranial Academy and Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation. She is board certified in Family Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and has a special interest in preventative medicine and non-operative orthopedic care.