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 his own construction/renovation business. Janelle is a senior at Pensacola Christian College studying elementary education. They also have one grandson, Kaden, who was born on Sept. 22, 2012, & one granddaughter, Madison, born Nov. 14, 2015.

Dr. S. Brooks Smith

Dr. Smith joined our staff in Aug. of 2015. He was born and raised in Utah. He did his undergraduate work in Utah and TN and earned a Bachelor's degree in Spanish and Chemistry. He attended East TN State University Quillen College of Medicine. Following medical school, he did a four year residency in Pathology at Wake Forest University. dr smith's familyAbout half way through his pathology residency, he recognized that he missed patient care and decided that he would also do another residency in Family Medicine following the pathology residency. He did his Family Medicine residency at Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, SC, and finished in 2015.

Dr. Smith and his wife Melissa were married in 2001, live in Greenville, and have ten children. He looks forward to getting to know our patients and providing medical care at CFM. Presently, Dr. Smith is on sabbatical leave for one year to further his education.

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 two sons, Mason and Asher, and married to Chris. She is very happy to be part of the CFM staff and desires to deliver quality family-centered care.

Melonie Fleshman

Melonie Fleshman is a family nurse practitioner at Cornerstone Family Medicine of Greer. She received her undergraduate nursing degree from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. Later she graduated from Clemson University with her Master’s in Nursing. Before becoming a nurse practitioner she worked as a trauma/ER and orthopedic nurse in both a small community hospital and a large trauma center, both in western North Carolina. She and her husband, Travis, currently reside in Greenville, and she has two daughters, Amelia and Eliza, and one son, Amos. She looks forward to getting to know and serve you at our office.

Ashley Bayne

Ashley Bayne is a graduate of Walden University where she obtained a master's in nursing. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner. Ashley has a nursing background in Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, and Labor & Delivery. She worked with Dr. Stafford in the Greer Emergency Department for 3 years. She has two girls, Payton and Alyssa, and is married to Chris. She is excited to become a integral part of an amazing healthcare team to ensure you and your family receive the highest quality care with the best outcome. She began working full-time with CFM on June 3, 2016.

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.

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