Meet Our Staff

PROVIDERS
tracyTracy Macpherson, MD
Dr. Mac graduated from USC with a B.S. in Exercise Science. She completed medical school and her pediatric residency at MUSC – the last year as Co-Chief Resident. In 1990, she joined The Pediatric Clinic, where she has been practicing ever since. She and her husband Brad Hutto have one son, who, like his father, is a lawyer. The family remains active in the community, enjoys fitness and the great outdoors. On the weekends, the family loves to backpack and travel.
charlesCharles Kilgore, MD
Dr. Kilgore graduated from MUSC then completed his Pediatric Residency at USC. He is a long respected Orangeburg pediatrician. For several years he has practiced on tRMC staff as a hospitalist. In December 2012, he joined our staff; he will be seeing patients every other week as his hospital schedule will allow.
Chris Bowers, PA
Chris is a Physician Assistant who graduated from the New York Institute of Technology with a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. He worked as an EMT in Charleston for four years before attending PA school and is happy to be back in South Carolina after spending three years in New York. He enjoys bike riding and playing guitar in his free time.
shannonShannon W. Dennis, CPNP
Shannon is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who graduated from MUSC with Bachelors and Masters in Nursing. She is originally from Chapin, and loves spending time with her family. Shannon looks forward to serving the Orangeburg community for years to come!
Lacey McKeowen, CPNP
Lacey grew up in Elloree, SC. She obtained her RN degree at OCTech in 2010. For the next six years, she worked as a pediatric RN, then graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Masters degree of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She now resides in Cameron with her husband, Wesley; they have one son and a Boykin. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the lake with her family, renovating her home and photography.
OFFICE MANAGER
deniseDenise Fleming, Office Manager
Denise is a native of Orangeburg. She graduated from Orangeburg Wilkinson High School and attended Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College. She has 25 years of experience in the medical field. She now resides in St.Matthews with her husband and two children. She is very involved in her community including church, Relay for Life, and tRMC Breast Cancer Foundation. She has also served six years for the Junior Service League of Orangeburg. Her spare time is spent with family and helping with school events. She joined the TPC team in 2012.
NURSING MANAGER
joyJoy Sandifer, LPN, Nurse Manager
Joy graduated from Edisto High School in 1991 and went on to obtain a nursing degree from OC-Technical College. She lives in Neeses with her husband Chris and their son. In 1992, Joy joined the nursing staff of The Pediatric Clinic. Joy also does double duty as our managing nurse.
NURSING STAFF
Shaylah Mixson, LPN
Shaylah graduated from Bowman Academy in 2010. After graduation, she attended Orangeburg Calhoun Tech and obtained a nursing degree as an LPN. She now lives in Orangeburg with her husband. In her spare time, she loves to be outdoors with her family and friends.
pamPam Smoak, LPN
Pam graduated from Edisto High School in 1988, attended Baptist College for 2 years where she both studied and played volleyball and softball. She graduated from OC-Technical in 1995 with a practical nursing degree. Pam has been employed with The Pediatric Clinic since 2007. She is married and has two children. She enjoys playing softball, volleyball, swimming, and spending time with family and friends.
nicoleNicole Thomas, CMA (AAMA) – Nurse/Medical Scribe
Nicole graduated from Edisto High School in 2009. She attended OC-Tech and received her EKG certification in 2011; she continued her education and graduated from the MOA program in 2013. Nicole joined the TPC team in 2014. She enjoys going to the beach, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
ettaEtta Walters, CMA (AAMA) 
Etta is a graduate of St. George High School. Etta obtained a diploma in medical transcribing and then continued her education to obtain her second diploma in Medical Office Assisting, both from OC-Technical College. She joined The Pediatric Clinic in 2013 and she and her two children live in St. George.
francesFrances Weaver, RN
Frances graduated from Orangeburg School of Nursing. She worked for two years at Orangeburg Regional Hospital in the ICU department before joining The Pediatric Clinic. She has been employed at The Pediatric Clinic since it was founded in 1972. She is married and has two children, three grandchildren and one step-grandchild.
Janna Wiles, LPN
Janna graduated from Edisto High School in 2007. She received her nursing license from Denmark Tech in 2010. She loves children and has worked in Pediatrics for about six years. She spends her free time with her fiancé and two dogs. She also enjoys time with family, friends, trout fishing, going to the beach and hiking.
SPECIALTY STAFF
Rhyniece Payne, (MOA ) Lab Manager
Rhyniece is a 2008 graduate of Orangeburg Wilkinson High school. She attended Virginia College in Columbia and received her diploma as a certified medical assistant in 2012. She enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, working with children, and exploring her creativity.
Heather Sawyer, Patient Care Coordinator
Heather is originally from Columbia and graduated from Lower Richland High School in 1994. She has been in the medical field for 18 years. She moved to St. Matthews in 2014. She has two children and loves spending time with family and friends.
BILLING AND INSURANCE
Robin Chavis, Insurance Manager
Robin has been a hard-working member of our staff since 1992. She is a graduate of Hunter Kinard High School and Cope Vocational School as a Licensed Cosmetologist and Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College. She is married to Thomas Chavis and they have one son. They live in the Bolentown community amongst family farms.
Ameia Proveaux, Billing and Insurance
In 2003, Ameia joined The Pediatric Clinic staff. She was born and raised in Orangeburg County, and now lives in Cope with her husband, Brandon, and son. She enjoys the outdoors, trips to the mountains and spending time with her family.
FRONT OFFICE MANAGER
Becky Chavis, Front Office Manager
Becky graduated from North High School in 2004 and Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College in 2006 from the MOA program. She was raised in Neeses and currently lives there with her husband Matt and son. She enjoys spending time with her family and shopping. She has been employed at the Pediatric Clinic since February 2007.
FRONT OFFICE STAFF
sharonSharon Altman, Patient Care Representative
Sharon was born in Orangeburg an attended O-W High school. In 2004, she earned a diploma in Medical Office Assisting from Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College. She joined The Pediatric Clinic in 2012, and now has over 12 years of medical office experience. She and her husband, Mar, live in Jamison. Sharon enjoys crafts, sewing and spending time with her granddaughter.
Alicia Gadberry, Patient Care Representative
Alicia graduated from Calhoun County High School in 2014. She was born in Hamilton, Ohio and was raised in Sandy Run. Now she resides in Neeses. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys fishing and anything outdoors. Alicia joined the TPC family 2018.

Misty Nix, Patient Care Representative
Misty is from Cordova, SC and graduated from Edisto High School in 2004. She has been employed in the medical field since 2005. She has twin boys that keep her very busy. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  She joined TPC in 2016.