About Palmetto Wellness and Weight Loss
At Palmetto Wellness & Weight Loss MD, we want to work side by side with your primary care physician to help minimize cardiovascular risk and other complications that coincide with obesity, save you money on doctor's visits, and help you successfully lose and maintain weight lost.
Dr. Gregory Eaves is a cardiologist and opened Palmetto Wellness & Weight Loss MD in September of 2013. "Throughout my career, I have seen the end results of obesity through heart attacks and many other health issues so I wanted to stop these problems before patients get to that point." Dr. Eaves's new practice encourages its patients to pursue a healthier lifestyle rather than going on a short-term diet. His practice helps to modify negative behaviors and promote wellness through healthy dietary choices and exercise programs.
The goal at Palmetto Wellness & Weight Loss MD is to help our patients lose weight safely. We encourage patients to discontinue the use of weight loss medications. Instead, we encourage them to make lifestyle changes that allow them to live healthier and make wiser food choices. Our programs provide an initial consultation, custom dietary plans, nutritional instruction and dietary guidance, weekly visits with the doctor or physician's assistant to build accountability and to encourage patient progress.
WHAT SETS US APART
Meet Our Staff
Dr. Gregory L. Eaves MD, FACC
Certification: Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiovascular Disease, Bariatric Medicine, Functional Medicine.
Dr. Gregory Eaves is a cardiologist who opened Palmetto Wellness & Weight Loss MD in September of 2013. "Throughout my career, I have seen the end results of obesity through heart attacks and many other health issues so I wanted to stop these problems before patients get to that point," Dr. Eaves explains.
He received his medical degree at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, and completed his residency and cardiology fellowship at the Greenville Hospital System and Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, SC.
Veronica Chavis, Physician Assistant
Education: Physician Assistant Master’s Degree from the Medical College of Georgia. Exercise & Sports Science Bachelor’s Degree with a minor in Athletic Training at University of South Carolina Aiken. Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Metabolic, & Functional Medicine at George Washington University. Board certification as an Anti-Aging Health Practitioner at George Washington University.
Certifications: Physician Assistant Certified by the NCCPA, Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies, Certified Diabetes Educator, American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioner, Fellow in Anti-Aging, Metabolic, & Functional Medicine.
What do I love about working at Palmetto Wellness & Weight Loss MD? I have a passion for curing the comorbidities of cardiovascular injury and having the ability to decrease medications used to treat obesity related illness. I love people and getting to share in the celebration of new life found with weight loss and improved health. I have also found that using natural treatments for anxiety, depression, stress management, and hormone balance are extremely rewarding ways to improve my patient’s quality of life.
What do you like to do in your free time? I like to enjoy the world God made for us! I love to travel, fish, boat, plant gardens, care for bees and animals, play sports, and try anything new. I thoroughly enjoy sharing my life with my best friend, my husband.
Ashley Harmon, Office Manager
Education: Associates Degree in Occupational Technology with a Minor in Medical Assisting
Certifications: Licensed PN, BLS, ACLS, HIPPA Compliance Officer
What do you I love about working at Palmetto Wellness & Weight Loss MD? I am excited to be a part of the Palmetto Wellness and Weight loss team. We have the opportunity to help improve our patients’ quality of life through proper dietary and behavioral modifications.
What do you like to do in your free time? In my spare time, I enjoy family time and attending college football games. Go Clemson!
Rebekah Sanderson, Certified Medical Assistant
Education: Aiken Technical College/Certified Medical Assisting Program
Certifications: CMA, BLS
What do you I love about working at Palmetto Wellness & Weight Loss MD? I love working with such an awesome group of people who have a goal to improve the lives of other people. What a motivation!
What do you like to do in your free time? I enjoy spending my free time with friends and family.