New doctor in Greer helps patients put together the pieces of good health
Kaitlyn Trantham, MD, loves a good puzzle. So do most doctors … but in this case, Dr. Trantham isn’t speaking figuratively.
“I do jigsaw puzzles quite often,” Dr. Trantham said.
During medical school, her boyfriend at the time gave her a puzzle as a “belated birthday present.” It didn’t come with a picture, so Dr. Trantham had to work without a guide.
“I started with the letters, so I figured it out after a couple of hours,” Dr. Trantham said.
The puzzle spelled out, “Will you marry me?”
Dr. Trantham said yes to Dean, and now the two are married.
Today, Dr. Trantham helps patients solve their health puzzles at Medical Group of the Carolinas – Mountain View Family Medicine in Greer.
Dr. Trantham describes her decision to become a doctor as an “evolution.” Her transition into the medical field began as a teenager. She grew up on Long Island in New York, where she began to volunteer at a local hospital.
“I really liked the atmosphere of being in the hospital and seeing everyone work and do their best,” Dr. Trantham said.
She came to the University of South Carolina to earn her undergraduate and medical degrees. Dr. Trantham graduated from the University of South Carolina Honors College with a major in biology and double minors in chemistry and medical humanities. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the USC School of Medicine.
‘You see everything’
Dr. Trantham wants her patients at MGC – Mountain View Family Medicine to feel comfortable talking with her.
“I'd like for my patients to just feel like they can trust me, that they can talk to me about whatever concerns they have, whether it's something embarrassing or they're ashamed of, or just something they never thought to ask,” Dr. Trantham said.
She has an interest in providing women’s care, but she loves taking care of all patients and all ages.
“Babies to geriatrics,” Dr. Trantham said. “Being in family medicine, you see everything.”
Active living is part of Dr. Trantham’s focus with her patients. Exercise, tobacco cessation and healthy diet choices are regular topics of discussion.
“I want to be firm but approachable and relatable,” Dr. Trantham said.
Schedule your appointment at Medical Group of the Carolinas – Mountain View Family Medicine online.