Who is PREG?

Founded in 2002 by Dr. John Nichols, Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group (PREG) is a private infertility clinic, and we are consistently recognized nationally for our exceptional pregnancy success rates. We now have five in-house physicians - John Nichols, John Payne, James Holman, Travis McCoy, and Edward Moore - who specialize in advanced infertility treatments including IUI, IVF, laparoscopic and hysteroscopic procedures, tubal-reversal, and hysterosalpingography (HSG), plus other complex procedures.

We take a positive, compassionate approach with all of our patients. We know the amount of strength it takes to make this commitment, and we work hand-in-hand with our patients to achieve the result that's right for everyone. Every treatment plan is tailored to the individual patient, taking into account, age, lab results, medical history, and personal preference. Our doctors carefully review each case and make recommendations based on all of the gathered information.

Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, our nearly 7,000 square-foot facility contains a Surgical Suite, accredited by the American Association of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities, as well as InVitro Fertilization, Andrology, and Endocrine laboratories. All of our laboratories are inspected by The College of American Pathologists, as well as the CLIA, and are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and equipment.

Affording fertility treatments is often perceived as overwhelming. However, PREG is a private clinic and offers pricing and financing options that other clinics cannot. We also have financial counselors who are experts in maximizing patients' financial resources and insurance benefits.  Many insurance companies cover some, if not all, of the costs of infertility treatments and medications.  Click here to learn about your personal insurance benefits.

~We have financing available through Compassionate Care, a 25% discount for the armed forces, and multi-cycle discounts.

~We are a United Health Care Center of Excellence, as well as an Aetna Fertility Center of Excellence, which enables us to work hand-in-hand with the insurance companies to negotiate the best rates.

~PREG is also a preferred provider for military patients, as our own Dr. John Payne is a military veteran himself. 

Physicians & Staff

What sets our physicians apart is their ability to provide sincere, compassionate, and sympathetic care - a very non-clinical approach to very clinical procedures. As a team, our goal is to exceed your expectations every visit. We have five in-house physicians: John Nichols, John Payne, James Holman, Travis McCoy, and Edward Moore who specialize in advanced infertility treatments including IUI, IVF, laparoscopic and hysteroscopic procedures, tubal-reversal, and hysterosalpingography (HSG), plus other complex procedures. Our fertility specialists are regularly recognized amongst the Best Doctors in America and America's Top OB/GYNs. Our fertility team continues to set exceptional standards as a Center of Excellence. As a team, our goal is to exceed your expectations every visit.

Fertility Specialists

John E. Nichols, Jr. MD
John E. Nichols, Jr. MD
Medical director
John Frederick Payne, MD
John Frederick Payne, MD
Third Party Reproduction Director
James F. Holman, MD
James F. Holman, MD
Reproductive Endocrinologist
Travis W. McCoy, MD 
Travis W. McCoy, MD 
Reproductive Endocrinologist
Gail Whitman-Elia, MD
Gail Whitman-Elia, MD
Reproductive Endocrinologist

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Nurse Providers

Lindsay Polowczuk, WHNP
Egg Donor and Embryo Adoption Coordinator 
Lindsay Polowczuk, WHNP Egg Donor and Embryo Adoption Coordinator 
Donor Coordinator
Carolyn Keating, RN-C 
Carolyn Keating, RN-C 
REI Nurse
Dolly Pressley-Byrd
Dolly Pressley-Byrd
CNM, MSN, Nurse Midwife
Victoria Bishop, FNP-BC
IVF Coordinator 
Victoria Bishop, FNP-BC IVF Coordinator 
RN, MSN, FNP-BC

Clinical Staff

Kellie Jo Cunningham, REI Nurse
Kellie Jo Cunningham, REI Nurse
Nursing Supervisor
Mary Katherine Kester
Mary Katherine Kester
REI Nurse
Stephanie Biggerstaff, RN 
IVF Coordinator
Stephanie Biggerstaff, RN IVF Coordinator
IVF Coordinator
Lynne Fowler, BSN
Lynne Fowler, BSN
REI Nurse and IVF Coordinator
Monte-Anne Hill, RN
Monte-Anne Hill, RN
REI Nurse
Kelsey Forbes, RN
Kelsey Forbes, RN
REI Nurse
Debra Harrison, Clinical Assistant
Debra Harrison, Clinical Assistant
Clinical Assistant
Domanie Elmer, Clinical Assistant
Domanie Elmer, Clinical Assistant
Medical Assistant

Laboratory Staff

Heather B. Collins, MS
Clinical Embryologist 
Heather B. Collins, MS Clinical Embryologist 
Clinical Embryologist
Julia Butler, MS
Clinical Embryologist 
Julia Butler, MS Clinical Embryologist 
Embryologist
Meredith Mason, MLT
Meredith Mason, MLT
Lab Technician
Mashunda Hagood, BS
Mashunda Hagood, BS
Lab Team Member
Meghan Parris BS, MT
Meghan Parris BS, MT
Medical Technologist
Beverly Moore, MLT
Beverly Moore, MLT
Lab Technician
Joni Burt, Clinical Assistant 
Joni Burt, Clinical Assistant 
Clinical Assistant

Administrative Staff

Faith Ripley
Faith Ripley
Chief Financial Officer
Sabrina Harris
 
 
Sabrina Harris    
 Supervisor Asheville/Columbia
Tammy Brevard 
 
Tammy Brevard  
Supervisor Greenville/Spartanburg
Stephanie Martin 
 
Stephanie Martin  
Financial Counselor
Julie Medley 
 
Julie Medley  
Practice Liaison
Judi Lindsey
 
Judi Lindsey  
Patient Account Specialist
Jessica Parkins
 
Jessica Parkins  
Patient Accounts
Debra von Berg
Debra von Berg
Administrative Assistant
Alma Garcia
Alma Garcia
Administrative Assistant
Donna Rogers 
 
Donna Rogers  
Patient Accounts
Melissa Edwards 
 
Melissa Edwards  
Patient Accounts

Awards & Accolades

Having a successful practice is extremely gratifying not just for us, but for the families we serve. We are proud to be recognized for the many ways that we help women, partners, and spouses get the family they desire.

Pregnancy Rates

  • Highest Pregnancy Rates in South Carolina for Two Years Consecutively!

John Nichols, MD

  • Listed as One of America's Top Ob/GYN's
  • Listed as One of America's Top Doctors
  • Listed as one of Greenville, SC Top Doctors- OB/GYN
  • President of the South Carolina OB/GYN Society

John Payne, MD

  • Listed as One of America's Top OB/GYN's
  • Listed as One of America's Top Doctors
  • Listed as One of Greenville, SC Top Doctors- OB/GYN
  • President of the Greenville County Medical Society