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Meet Our Staff from Lowcountry Wellness Center Located West Of The Ashley In Charleston, South Carolina. Our Team of Professionals Is Ready to Help You and Your Family Feel Better! Call Us Today for More Information at (843) 793-1353.

Lowcountry Wellness Center Team

 

Dr. Penni Vachon, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC Penni Vachon, DNP, APRN

Primary Care Adult Nurse Practitioner

Penni Vachon, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC has been a registered nurse since she graduated with her Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from the New Hampshire Technical Institute in 2004. Penni completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 2009 from Excelsior College in Albany, New York. Penni completed her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in 2010 through the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) with a focus as an Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Penni is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. In 2017 Penni graduated from the UAB with a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. In August of 2017 Penni opened the Lowcountry Wellness Center, LLC. She is growing her practice with a love of nursing, nurturing, and a holistic approach to care.

Penni is excited to help her patients improve their quality of life. She believes in a holistic approach to treating her patients. She treats her patients as she would if they were family, with caring and kindness.

In 2019 she began her spiritual journey and became a Reiki practitioner. She was trained in Level 1 and Level 2 Usui Reiki by Kris Pratt. In 2020 she completed her Usui Reiki Master/Teacher training with Keely Nichols. Penni is also an ordained Minister.

Penni is actively involved in the local nurse practitioner community, the Lowcountry Advanced Practice Nurses. She is also an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the American Nurses Association, and the South Carolina Nurses Association.

Penni has taught classes on pain management and orthopedics at various nurse practitioner conventions and meetings. She also precepts nurse practitioner students from various nursing schools, including the Medical University of South Carolina School of Nursing. To continue her passion of teaching, she also tutors doctoral nursing students.

Penni married her high school sweetheart at the age of 18 and together they have 3 beautiful daughters. Kaitlin is self-employed and owns Socially Thriving LLC, a social media management company focusing on nurse practitioner owned private practices. Hailie is currently in nursing schools and hopes to become a nurse practitioner like her mother. Rebekah lives in Colorado and is completing her degree in graphic design. Penni has a love of cats, especially the 4 fur babies she has at home.


Michelle Wise, FNP-BC Michelle Wise, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Michelle is the newest addition to the Lowcountry Wellness Center Family. Michelle completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Landler University in 1999. She knew that she wanted to help more patients and so in 2005 she completed her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the University of South Carolina with a focus as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Michelle is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In 2017 she completed her post-MSN degree in Forensic Nursing. Michelle spent many years working as a Corrections Nurse Practitioner throughout South Carolina. She has spent some time working as an integrative Nurse Practitioner in a combined medical & chiropractic practice in the upstate.

Michelle is born and raised in Greenville, SC. She currently resides in West Ashley with her two fur babies (dogs).

Michelle states "I believe patients deserve to be listened to regardless of insurance. Everyone deserves healthcare. I am very passionate about patient education as well."

Michelle will be available for walk-ins and new members Monday’s, Tuesday’s, and Thursday’s from 9-5 and on Friday’s from 9-12.


Latrice Lee Latrice Lee

Office Manager

Latrice started with Lowcountry Wellness Center as an extern while completing her Medical Billing and Coding program. She is the smiling voice you hear when you call as well as the ray of sunshine at our front desk!

Latrice has a background and education in Medical Office management as well as medical billing and coding. She is completing her bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration. Latrice is also teaching in a local medical office assistant training program located in North Charleston.

Latrice has a background and education in Medical Office management as well as medical billing and coding. She is completing her bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration. Latrice is also teaching in a local medical office assistant training program located in North Charleston.


Nicole Jones Nicole Jones

Registered Nurse

Nicole is a Registered Nurse. She graduated from Charleston Southern University in 2019 where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Nicole was drawn to nursing after being her mother’s primary caregiver for 10 years. She finds nursing to be her calling. She describes nursing as rewarding, exciting, and ever changing. Her favorite thing about nursing is connecting with people in their most vulnerable times and in their best times.

She is so excited to be a part of the team at Lowcountry Wellness Center. She believes in the holistic approach to healthcare and is enjoys to assisting Dr. Vachon and the Lowcountry Wellness staff to provide excellent care to patients. Her only child, Victoria, is 7 years old. She has lived in Charleston for 8 years and absolutely loves it! In her spare time, she likes to read, listen to music, and spend time with her family.


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