Dr. Keith Stafford

Dr. Stafford was born and grew up in Quakertown, PA. Becoming a doctor was all he ever wanted to do. He did his undergraduate work at Bob Jones University and went to Temple University in Philadelphia for medical school. Dr. Stafford taught high school science for one year at Upper Bucks Christian School between college and medical school. He did his family medicine residency at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, NJ. During his residency he was chief resident for two years and received the Teacher of the Year award. Upon finishing his residency, Dr. Stafford started a solo family practice in Flemington, NJ. After 14 years practicing in New Jersey, Dr. Stafford moved to South Carolina in 2003. He practiced with University Medical Associates in Greenville for two years. In 2005, Dr. Stafford established Cornerstone Family Medicine in Greer, where he lives.

dr stafford's familyDr. Stafford and his wife, Carol, have four children. Warren and Kevin are married and live nearby. Nathan has started his own construction/renovation business. Janelle is a sophomore at Pensacola Christian College studying elementary education. They also have one grandson, Kaden, who was born on Sept. 22, 2012.



Dr. Troy M. Mitchell

Dr. Mitchell is a 1983 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. He served 20 years in the United States Marine Corps and attended the Medical College of Virginia. After completion of medical school in 2001, he did his internship with Thomas Jefferson University at Christiana Care Hospital in Wilmington, DE, in general surgery and finished his residency at Chesterfield Family Practice in Richmond, VA, in 2004. Dr. Mitchell is board certified in Family Medicine & Surgery and has been practicing Emergency Medicine since completing his residency.

Dr. Mitchell and his wife RuthAnne live in Greer and have six children. Together they lead Mitchell Medical Missions and take teams to Browns Town, Jamaica, twice a year to provide free medical care to those in need. He looks forward to getting to know our patients and provide medial care at CFM.

Tara Pahnke

Tara was born & raised in Sellersville, PA. She did her undergraduate work at BJU where she finished her Bachelors in Nursing. During that time, Tara did a nursing internship w/ Dr. Stafford's practice in NJ. After college graduation, Tara worked in the Med./Surg. intensive care unit at GMH for a few years. She then attended the Univ. of SC where she completed work for her Masters in Nursing. She is now certified to practice as both a Family & Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Tara joined Dr. Stafford again at CFM in July, 2007. Tara & her husband have two girls & one boy.

M. Hope Suttell

Hope Suttell is a graduate of Clemson University, as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from the University of South Carolina Upstate. Hope’s 8-year career as a nurse was spent at Greenville Memorial Hospital, specializing in Oncology. She is the mother to son, Mason, and married to Chris, and they are expecting their second child in Aug. of 2013. She is excited to join the CFM staff and desires to deliver quality family-centered care.

Melonie Fleshman

My name is Melonie Fleshman and I am a family nurse practitioner at Cornerstone Family Medicine of Greer. I received my undergraduate nursing degree from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. Later I graduated from Clemson University with my Master’s in Nursing. Before becoming a nurse practitioner I worked as a trauma/ER and orthopedic nurse in both a small community hospital and a large trauma center, both in western North Carolina. My husband, Travis, and I currently reside in Greenville, and we have two young daughters, Amelia and Eliza. I look forward to getting to know and serve you at our office.

Ivette Rickett

Ivette is the Office Manager and has been employed at Cornerstone since 2007. She was a High School math teacher for 17 years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Science with a concentration in Mathematics from Bob Jones University. Ivette was born in Puerto Rico and is fully bilingual. She is married and has three children.

Brenda Klinger

Brenda is the Business Manager and has worked for Dr. Stafford since 1989. She attended Messiah College & Maranatha Baptist Bible College. She handles all of the financial responsibilities of the office including overseeing the billing at our offsite location in Pennsylvania. She enjoys spending time with her husband and four children and serving in her local church.

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Greer, SC

One of South Carolina's fastest-growing cities, Greer is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains – in the heart of the state's bustling Upstate region.

The city offers beautiful scenery with vistas that include both mountains and lakes. Families and young professionals have discovered the city's first-rate services, outstanding park facilities and recreation programs, and big-city amenities while preserving a small-town feel.

Spanning more than 20 square miles, Greer's city limits to the north offer outdoor recreation at Lake Robinson and Lake Cunningham, while the city's southern boundary includes a major transportation corridor with Interstate 85 and the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, as well as BMW's only United States manufacturing facility. The latter gives visitors an opportunity to learn more about BMW through the Zentrum museum and plant tours.

CFM Office Staff