The Pediatric Evening Clinic

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The Pediatric Evening Clinic is staffed by fully trained and board certified physicians and very experienced and well respected pediatric nurse practitioners. 

Dr. Ralph Johns is the owner of the Pediatric Evening Clinic and is a board certified pediatrician and member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  He is a native South Carolinian, a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina, having moved to Spartanburg when he retired from the United States Air Force in 1993.  He has been practicing pediatrics for over 37 years. In addition to his work at the clinic, Dr. Johns is finishing his fourteenth year as school physician for the South Carolina School for Deaf and Blind located in Spartanburg.   He also works with children at the Spartanburg Children Shelter. An avid gardener, you will see him often in the daytime tending to the many plants and flowers surrounding the Pediatric Evening Clinic.  Dr. Johns usually works three nights a week at the clinic.

Dr. Richard Pennebaker is a Board Certified Physician with over 25 years experience in pediatrics. He has extensive pediatric knowledge having previosly worked with both Greenville Hospital System and Spartanburg Regional.     

Ms. Becky Brown is a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner and member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurses and Practitioners.  She is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina/Clemson University Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program. She had extensive experience in pediatric nursing prior to becoming a pediatric nurse practitioner in 1976.  She has developed a loyal following during her years working in the Upstate resulting in many patients not happy unless their child can see "Ms. Becky."  Ms. Brown works five nights a week, usually Sunday through Thursday nights.  She is easily identified by the pink lab coat she frequently sports.  She also assists Dr. Johns at the School for Deaf and Blind. 

Dr. Bill Weathers joined the Pediatric Evening Clinic two years ago and is a welcomed addition.  He recently retired from the Department of Pediatrics at the Greenville Hospital System where he practiced general and behavioral pediatrics.  He is an expert in behavioral pediatrics and is the author of the book Principles of Parenting.  Dr. Weathers usually works Sundays and Tuesdays.  Dr. Weathers has become a very valuable asset at the School for Deaf and Blind also.

Dr. Tod Reel is a board certified family practitioner who joined us this year and works usually on Thursday evenings.  He has a busy day time practice in Spartanburg seeing both adults and children. 

Ms. Rhonda Hertwig, another very experienced Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, also joined us this year working with Dr. Johns on Friday nights.  

Suzanne Ulmer, a very experienced Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

 Our friendly Front Desk Staff greets our many patients and their families with professionalism and concern.  Each night, at least one of our front desk staff is fluent in Spanish and English.

Our Nurses are a dedicated and experienced group of professionals, each with their unique resumes.  Some work as school nurses in the daytime while others work at area hospitals in the NICU, Mother-Baby Unit, research department, or the surgical suite.  Our nurses are here because they want to help people, something they get to demonstrate every night.