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 - Dr. John Nichols, Dr. John Payne, Dr. James Holman, Dr. Travis McCoy, and Dr. Gail Whitman-Elia - 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.

~PREG has the highest pregnancy rates in South Carolina since 2011 www.fertilitysuccessrates.com

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

~We are 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 Whitman-Elia 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
Reproductive Endocrinologist Medical Director
John Frederick Payne, MD
John Frederick Payne, MD
Reproductive Endocrinologist   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

Want to join our team?

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Nurse Providers

Lindsay Polowczuk, WHNP 
Lindsay Polowczuk, WHNP 
Donor & Adoption Coordinator
Carolyn Keating, RN-C 
Carolyn Keating, RN-C 
REI Nurse
Emilie Smith, MSN, WHNP
Emilie Smith, MSN, WHNP
PREG Columbia
Victoria Bishop, RN, MSN
Victoria Bishop, RN, MSN
FNP-BC IVF Coordinator

Clinical Staff

Kellie Jo Cunningham, REI Nurse, RN, MSN
Kellie Jo Cunningham, REI Nurse, RN, MSN
PREG Greenville
Mary Katherine Kester,

RN, BSN
Mary Katherine Kester, RN, BSN
REI Nurse - PREG Greenville
Stephanie Biggerstaff, RN
Stephanie Biggerstaff, RN
IVF Coordinator - PREG Spartanburg
Lynne Fowler, RN, BSN
Lynne Fowler, RN, BSN
REI Nurse - PREG Greenville
Monte-Anne Hill, RN, BSN
Monte-Anne Hill, RN, BSN
REI Nurse - PREG Greenville
Kelsey Forbes, RN, BSN
Kelsey Forbes, RN, BSN
IVF Coordinator - PREG Asheville
Debra Harrison, CNA
Debra Harrison, CNA
Clinical Assistant – PREG Asheville
Joni Burt, Clinical Assistant 
Joni Burt, Clinical Assistant 
Surgery Scheduler - PREG Greenville
Kerry Wooten, RN
Kerry Wooten, RN
PREG Columbia
Karen Kitchens, BA
Karen Kitchens, BA
Graduate Nurse - PREG Columbia
Dee Berryman, LPN
Dee Berryman, LPN
PREG Asheville

Laboratory Staff

Heather B. Collins, MS
 
Heather B. Collins, MS  
Clinical Embryologist
Julia Butler, MS
 
Julia Butler, MS  
Embryologist
Meredith Mason, MLT
Meredith Mason, MLT
Medical Lab Technician - PREG Greenville
Meghan Parris BS, MT
Meghan Parris BS, MT
Medical Technologist - PREG Greenville
Beverly Moore, MLT
Beverly Moore, MLT
Medical Lab Technician - PREG Asheville

Administrative Staff

Faith Riple, BS, CPC
Faith Riple, BS, CPC
Chief Financial Officer
Sabrina Harris
 
 
Sabrina Harris    
 Supervisor - PREG Columbia
Domanie Elmer, CPT
Domanie Elmer, CPT
Administrative Assistant - PREG Spartanburg
Tammy Brevar, CPC 
 
Tammy Brevar, CPC  
Supervisor - PREG Greenville/Spartanburg
Melissa Edwards 
 
Melissa Edwards  
Supervisor - PREG Asheville
Stephanie Martin 
 
Stephanie Martin  
Financial & Credentialing Specialist PREG Greenville
Julie Medley 
 
Julie Medley  
Practice Development Specialist
Judi Lindsey
 
Judi Lindsey  
Patient Account Specialist
Jessica Parkins
 
Jessica Parkins  
Patient Account Specialist - PREG Spartanburg
Debra von Berg
Debra von Berg
Administrative Assistant - PREG Greenville
Alma Garcia, EMT
Alma Garcia, EMT
Administrative & Clinical Assistant - PREG Greenville
Monica De La Cobarrubias
Monica De La Cobarrubias
Administrative Assistant - PREG Asheville
Donna Rogers 
 
Donna Rogers  
Patient Account Specialist- PREG Asheville
Mashunda Hagood, BS
Mashunda Hagood, BS
Clinical & Patient Accounts Specialist PREG Columbia
Holly Montjoy
Holly Montjoy
Financial Counselor - PREG Columbia
Senora Bowers
Senora Bowers
Patient Account Specialist- PREG Columbia

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

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

Travis McCoy, MD

  • Listed as One of America's Top OB/GYN's
  • Recognized Nationally as One of the Top Robotic Surgeons
  • He has performed more than 600 robotic surgeries.
  • Proctor for Intuitive Surgery to train other physicians on the DaVinci Robot.
  • Published author