Hospital adds two physicians to new OB/GYN practice

Drs. Christopher Benson and Gregory Miller, longtime partners in an OB/GYN practice in Rock Hill, S.C., have joined the new Beaufort Memorial Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists.

The two doctors are teaming up with two other OB/GYNs to launch the Beaufort Memorial Physician Partners’ practice located in Suite 210 of Beaufort Medical Plaza, 989 Ribaut Road.

Dr. Berniece Redmond, a North Carolina physician with 17 years’ experience, was the first OB-GYN to come on board. She began seeing patients in mid-February. Benson and Miller will join her April 1, and Dr. Claude Tolbert, chief of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health, will begin May 1.

All four physicians are board-certified and will be delivering babies at the Birthing Center at Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

The practice is currently accepting new patients, and Drs. Benson and Miller are scheduling 15-minute one-on-one “meet & greet” appointments for expectant mothers and other women who are interested in becoming patients of the practice. There is no charge for the “meet & greet” appointments. Call 843-522-7820 for information or to schedule an appointment.

Like Redmond, Benson has been in private practice for 17 years. Earlier, he served as an obstetrics hospitalist physician at Trident Medical Center in Charleston and was a member of the medical staff at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill. He is a former president of the South Carolina OB/GYN Society.

In addition to performing more than 100 procedures using the da Vinci robotic surgery system, he is experienced in single-site laparoscopic surgeries.

A certified acupuncturist, he has a strong interest in fitness, weight-loss and complementary disciplines.

Benson attended Georgetown University School of Medicine on a military scholarship and completed his residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center following a deployment to Iraq as squadron surgeon.

In his off hours, the father of three enjoys training for endurance events. He has competed in six marathons, three Iron Man and four Half Iron Man competitions as well as numerous multiday adventure races and triathlons.

Dr. Miller brings over 22 years of OB/GYN experience to Beaufort Memorial Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists. After attending the Medical College of Virginia on academic and military scholarships, Miller completed his internship and residency at the University of Florida and served three years at the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

He was on staff at Piedmont Medical Center, and both he and Benson are former chairmen of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology there.

Most recently, Miller served on the hospital’s executive committee and as physician team leader and liaison for electronic medical records implementation. He also was a member of South Carolina Governor’s Medical Advisory Panel.

Miller has extensive experience in minimally invasive surgical techniques, including da Vinci robot-assisted procedures and single-site laparoscopic surgery. He is certified as a Neonatal Resuscitation Program provider and has received the People’s Choice award multiple times, most recently in 2013.

A lifelong athlete, Miller played competitive professional tennis in Europe after college and continues to play competitively and coach his two sons.  The father of four has also teamed up with Benson on numerous adventure races and Ironman competitions over the last 15 years and makes wellness, fitness, and weight management counseling a cornerstone of his medical practice.

Beaufort Memorial Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To make an appointment, call 843-522-7820.

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