Meet Dr. Vinita Srivastava (Dr. V.):
Vinita Srivastava, MBBS, MD, has been a resident of Greenville South Carolina for the last thirty years, and originally from Hyderabad, India.
She is by profession a physician and more specifically an Internist and Sleep specialist. She completed her residency program at University of Illinois, Chicago, and became the Chief Residency at Greenville Hospital System.
Dr. Srivastava is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Sleep Medicine, she is the Medical Director, co-owner and practices at Peace Medical Center, Greenville South Carolina.
She is inspired by the connection she makes with her patients, and believes lifestyle, habits, attitude, happiness, and well-being impact our health.
Dr. Srivastava has participated in research projects that focus on lifestyle and chronic medical issues.
Dr. Vinita has a love of life and has a variety of interests.
She loves to cook, listening to music, dancing, and gardening.
Dr. Vinita is excited to be working with different charities and associations to empower women and improve their chances of success with better education and mentorship. She believes happiness is the ultimate currency and in sharing is caring philosophy.
Good health and a simple lifestyle are integral to being happy.
She loves to laugh and make people around her laugh.
Her popular refrain is “Life is too short to complain, smile!”
Meet Dr. Naveen Saxena:
Dr. Naveen Saxena is an established Cardiologist and Internist with over 35 years of experience in the practice of medicine, patient care, and research.
He is well regarded in the Greenville Community, both as a physician and a researcher, and has a comprehensive medical educational background. He is the co-owner and practices at Peace Medical Center, Greenville South Carolina
Dr. Saxena has trained at Kings College Hospital, St Bartholomew’s Hospital and Guys Hospital in London, UK after his medical schooling in Hyderabad, India. He completed his residency at St Louis University and Fellowship in Cardiology from Tulane Medical school. Though his priority is clinical care and physician patient relationship, he has researched in the field of cardiology and presented in multiple formats at national conferences on topics pertaining to cardiac issues in a community practice.
Dr. Saxena is board certified in Cardiology and has been honored with a fellowship with the American College of Cardiology.
He is passionate about Lifestyle interventions that can cause dramatic improvements in health outcomes both as primary (before diagnosis – prevention) and secondary (after diagnosis – disease) interventions. He actively teaches patients and students and was awarded the Owl Club Award for Best Teacher at Tulane University.
Dr Saxena has travelled extensively and is a connoisseur of good food and good music, especially the 1970s Indian genre.
A devoted family man, husband, and a father of two daughters, he is humorous and enjoys comedy, and he is happiest in the company of his friends and family.
He was inspired and is greatly affected by the hard work and optimistic spirit of his family, especially his mother. As a child of a single parent household, Dr. Saxena understands the vital role of the single mother and the inequalities faced by them, as he is involved in charities that prioritize and empower disadvantaged school children and single mothers.
“Education, hard work and perseverance are key to overcoming the hurdles in life.”
Meet Dr. Nomita Josh:
Dr. Nomita Joshi, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist practicing with Peace Medical Center for over 17 years now.
She graduated from MLB Medical College in Jhansi, India and did training at Brooklyn Medical Hospital in Brooklynn, New York. She is very interested in the fields of Diabetes, Hypertension and Depression. As most of her patients will tell you, Dr Joshi is a caring, empathetic doctor, loves listening to people, and will provide the best medical care she can. Her focus on quality care and ensuring a healthy lifestyle for each patient is a key component to her success.
Outside of Peace Medical, Dr. Joshi enjoys visiting historical places with her husband, as well as spending time with her son and 2 grandchildren. When not with her family, Dr Joshi will take in a nice book to read, cook delicious food and takes pride in her garden.
Meet Dr. Govind Rughani:
Dr. Govind Rughani, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist practicing for over 31 years, of which 16 years have been with Peace Medical Center.
He graduated from Madras Medical College and Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, in Guindy, India and graduated with honors in 1977.
He believes that prevention is key for good cardiovascular and general health as well as teaches his patients to practice healthy lifestyles. When a patient asks him how to lose weight, besides counseling them on what foods to eat and which ones to avoid he always tells them, “Eat less and walk more”.
Dr. Rughani is very dedicated to his wife and his two adult sons, he believes that family is a pillar of life.
He enjoys traveling, hiking, taking 2 to 3 mile walks as much as possible, the country and the beach and he prefers to stay away from busy cities.
Meet Dr. Nitin Gaikwad:
Dr. Gaikwad is originally from Mumbai, India and graduated from Wilson College, Mumbai, India, and from Christian Med Coll-Madras U-Vellore medical school in 1983.
He is a Board-Certified Physician, a Sleep Medicine Specialist, focusing in Preventive and Holistic Medicine practices with over 30 years of experience in the medical field.
Dr. Gaikwad joined Peace Medical Center about 4 years ago where he practices Internal medicine and Sleep Medicine.
When he is not attending to his patients and medical duties, Dr. Gaikwad enjoys travelling, gardening, reading, and spending quality time with his wife and adult children.
He considers himself as a “One of a Kind” just like everyone one else.
Meet Dr. Milena Lombardi:
Dr. Lombardi is originally from New York State where she graduated from Wells College in Aurora, NY and obtained her medical degree from The New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.
She did her training in Pennsylvania at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Reading, PA and has over 20 years of experience in Family Medicine.
Dr. Lombardi joined Peace Medical Center 3 years ago where she practices Family Practice.
She is a member of the medical staff of both Bon Secours and Prisma Hospitals and has been named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in 2016 and International Association of Healthcare Professionals Top Doctor in 2018.
Dr. Lombardi is driven by building bonds with her patients and guiding them through their journey to maintaining wellness, accordingly, Dr. Lombardi’s philosophy on health is founded upon the basic principles of good sleep, healthy diet, exercise, and managing stress.
Her interests are in psychology, wellness, gardening, and Crafting.
Meet Ms. Debbie Jenkins, FNP:
Ms. Debbie was born in Shelby, North Carolina, her distinguished credentials are from Clemson University and USC – Columbia where she received Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) , Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).
She joined Peace Medical Center 12 years ago caring for and giving high quality care to our patients while supporting the Medical Director, Dr. Vinita Srivastava and the other physicians at PMC.
Ms. Debbie believes in total wellness and in promoting a healthy lifestyle, educating patients about chronic disease management is key in providing the best care possible to her patients, as well as giving high quality and caring women’s health is her priority and passion.
She has a strong interest in health promotion and supporting our patient population, and loves the problem solving associated with Internal Medicine.
Debbie has been married for 45 years, has three children and 4 grandchildren which are her sunshine. She likes to garden where she connects to nature as well as enjoys the mountains and her beach time, and when she has the opportunity she loves to travel.
Meet Kelly Robertson, Clinical Manager:
Kelly has been with Peace Medical Center since 2015 with various departmental management experience.
If you are a patient of PMC you have likely seen or spoken to her over the years. She really enjoys her time with the patients as PMC is focused on their care.
She was born and raised in Winston Salem, NC and went to North Carolina University in Raleigh, NC, and is a proud avid Wolfpack fan even now as she is a resident of South Carolina since 2010!
Kelly loves the scenery of the Greenville area, the community and all the different culinary ventures the area offers, “Finding a food truck along my travels is the best!”
She’s a mother of 1, a son, they are both sports fanatics, they love baseball, football and basketball and try to catch one of the local games whenever they can.
Kelly loves to visit the mountains and explore them in her down time.
Meet Tammy Barnes, Insurance and Billing Manager
Tammy is the Insurance and billing manager at Peace Medical Center.
She has been in the medical field 25+ years and has done everything from being a medical assistant to managing multiple departments, over 5 years of those have been with PMC.
Tammy loves the Family Type atmosphere that Peace Medical Center has to offer.
She moved here from Southern California 9 years ago after her daughter finished school, “It was the best decision I have ever made, I love the southern vibe” .
Tammy has 1 daughter and 1 granddaughter who are the light of her life.
She likes to go to the beach travel and read in her free time.
Meet Ritu Chadha, AP and Front Desk Manager:
Ritu is our Accounts Payable and Front desk Manager, we keep her busy here at Peace Medical Center.
Born in New Delhi, India, she came over to Rocky Hill, Connecticut in 2007 and then to South Carolina in 2008, where she much prefers SC as she didn’t appreciate the CT winters and found that she was not much of a cold weather nor a snow person.
She has over 28 years of management experience of which 12 of those years are in healthcare, she is our newest manager to PMC, being part of our leadership team for over a year now.
Ritu believes that patient care is priority and the front desk is one of the most important first contact for our patients. She enjoys resolving any patient issues at hand in order for them to have the best experience and patient care possible from the beginning of their visit.
During her time out of the office she likes to spend quality time with her husband of 29 years and enjoys reading and music.