About Us

Gateway Delivers Specialized Care

We deliver specialized care to patients who have trouble traveling to doctor's offices or too sick to leave home. We go above and beyond to provide individualized to each patient.

Gateway Medical can also provide physician services and medical oversight for skilled nursing facilities, as well as independent living and assisted living facilities. Our talented clinical teams can serve as your attending physicians and nurse practitioners, and we will ensure our services align with your company vision.

The Gateway Difference

Quick Response

Appointments are available within 24-48 hours, and providers are on call 24/7 for urgent needs.

We Make It Easy For You

We offer comprehensive services for patients with chronic conditions and coordinate in-home diagnostic and laboratory testing.

Skilled, Compassionate Providers

Each patient has a personalized dedicated clinical care team with vast experience caring for senior patients.

No More Missed Appointments

Our clinicians come to you and provide virtual visits for the purpose of routine monitoring and support.
I wanted to thank everyone at Gateway for taking such great care of our mom! Everyone has been so responsive, nice and knowledgeable!
Susan M.
Gateway Medical has been my mother’s doctor at Carolina Gardens Assisted Living for a while now. They have the best communication I have ever had with a medical group since my mother has been in the assisted living environment. . . . They all have taken wonderful care of my mother from UTIs to cellulitis. I’m very pleased with their services and lovely care.
Debbie T.
All of the Gateway Medical providers who have visited the Residences at Park Place have provided excellent bedside manner and truly care about the wellbeing of our residents. It is so convenient for us and our residents to have the providers do their visits in the resident’s rooms. It makes them feel comfortable and alleviates the stress brought on by visiting a doctor’s office.
Paige J.

Careers at Gateway

Join a team of healthcare professionals who truly care about the needs of their patients.

We appreciate our employees and the positive impact they make with our patients and the communities we serve. We are committed to the personal and professional growth of our team members. Our goal is to provide a competitive compensation and benefits plan to attract and retain the best clinicians, primary care providers and support team members. Support team positions include patient care coordinators, administrative clinical support, and corporate support operations.

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Our Culture

  • Work-life balance
  • Positive environment
  • Family atmosphere
  • Mid-sized, regional organization where staff opinions and expertise matter
  • Patient-focused approach
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Administrators have a clinical background

Our Benefits

  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical, Dental & Vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off / Paid holidays
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Supplemental insurance
  • Short & long term disability
  • Term life insurance for employees & dependents

Staff Spotlight

Christy Jeffcoat, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Christy Jeffcoat serves as President/CEO at Gateway Medical, where she combines her 16 years experience in healthcare management with her love of business analytics. She has held a variety of roles in healthcare, including operational management and marketing. Christy sits on several boards of charitable organizations and is active in community outreach programs. She has demonstrated a long history of leadership, which has positioned Gateway Medical for future growth. Christy graduated University of South Carolina in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a minor in government and social work.

John Paul "J.P." Short, Medical Director (DO)

John Paul "J.P." Short, DO, board certified in emergency medicine, serves as Medical Director and patient care physician with over 20 years of experience. Dr. Short, originally from West Virginia, is a graduate of Marshall University and completed medical school at the West Virginia School of Medicine in 2001. Additionally, Dr. Short also served as a physician in the U.S. Army Reserves from 2001 until 2013.

Jessica Coleman, Practice Manager (MHA)

Jessica earned a Bachelors in Finance and Human Resource Management from the University of South Carolina's Darla Moore School of Business in 2016, then obtained her Masters in Healthcare Administration from MUSC in 2019. In 2020, Jessica graduated from Lexington Medical's fellowship program with a focus primarily on ambulatory care management. Her experience includes financial management, physician practice management, revenue cycle, process improvement, as well as interprofessional team collaboration.

Angie Thomas, Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C)

Angela "Angie" Thomas, FNP-C, AGNP, graduated in 2017 from the University of South Alabama with Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult/Geriatric Acute Nurse Practitioner certifications. Angie has worked in outpatient orthopedics and as an inpatient hospitalist and critical care Nurse Practitioner. Angela is well-versed in assisted living facility regulations and has been a great asset to Gateway.

Julie Clarke, Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C)

Julie has experience working in urgent care, family medicine, geriatrics and palliative care. She believes strongly that being a good listener is the best skill a healthcare provider can possess. Through hard work and diligent study, she takes pride in positively impacting the well-being of patients in the community. Julie spends her off-time living in the country with her family and many animals. Eating healthy, exercising daily and sleeping well helps her lead a very happy life.